Great Gnarled Tree
At the edge of Whisker Woods lies a tree older than Gnawnia itself. Its magic roots stretch far underground and deep into the woods, giving life to the other trees. The shadow it casts is so massive that it began to affect the surrounding area through time, blocking necessary light from other trees. As a result, the other trees seem almost alive as they bend back and forth, seeking out the light.
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The Great Gnarled Tree is filled with a mixture of Physical and Tactical mice.
The Trapsmith in this location offers the first Tactical trap a hunter can buy, making it easier to hunt here.
Mice in the Great Gnarled Tree also drop Gnarled Cheese Curd Potions, that can be used to imbue Gnarled Cheese.
Gnarled cheese can either be used in the Lagoon, or here in the Great Gnarled Tree.
Hunters should consider carefully if they wish to use Gnarled in this location, it is recommended they only do so if they have a decent tactical trap. Many of the mice attracted with Gnarled are the stronger mice found in this location. Using Gnarled also has the added benefit of attracting the Curious Chemist Mouse, which drops the Wicked Gnarly Potion, a potent cheese for use in the Lagoon.
The Fairy Mouse, a strong tactical mouse, drops the map to the Lagoon.
If a Hunter wishes to purchase the Venus Mouse Trap in this location, it is recommended that they upgrade it to the Mutated Venus Mouse Trap as soon as possible.
To hunt in the Great Gnarled Tree a Hunter must have:
A Hunter’s Title of at least Master.
The Gnarled Tree Map Piece from a Cyclops Mouse in the Calm Clearing.
And it is recommended that a Hunter should have:
A Tactical Weapon.
Swiss or Gnarled Cheese.
Welcome to the Great Gnarled Tree. Watch your step, it’s a long way down!
A Trapsmith has set up shop upon the highest branch of the tree and has a unique Tactical trap for sale. You’ll find this trap more effective against some of the mice that dwell in and around the Great Gnarled Tree.
The magic of the Great Gnarled Tree has led to the discovery of potions. These potions are used to create Gnarled cheese which is sure to come in handy as you move deeper into the woods.
Keep your eyes open for a magical Fairy mouse that may hold clues regarding what lies in the woods beyond the Great Gnarled Tree.
There are 6 new mice to be found in this location, and one of them can only be found in this location.
The Fairy Mouse drops the map to the lagoon, and can be a difficult mouse to catch without a Tactical Trap.
The Curious Chemist mouse drops Wicked Gnarly Potions, and can only be attracted with Gnarled Cheese.
This may also be the first location in which a hunter encounters the Bat Mouse.
Wicked Witch of Whisker Woods
The Great Gnarled Tree contains three shops: a Cheese Shoppe, a Trapsmith and a General Store.
The Cheese Shoppe of the Great Gnarled Tree offers a small selection of cheese, but at purchase prices that are 50% higher than can be found in Gnawnia.
It is unlikely that you will want to puchase cheese from this shop, as unless you only want to buy a few pieces of cheese, it is normally more cost effective to pay the traveling costs to and from Gnawnia.
Refund prices of cheese are the same price here as they are as elsewhere.
Cheddar is rather poor at attracting most mice, however hunters may find success with this cheese when hunting the more frail breeds.
Cost: 15 gold
Refund: 10 gold
Marble offers a decent chance of attracting a variety of mice.
Cost: 75 gold
Refund: 50 gold
Swiss offers a good chance of attracting a variety of mice.
Cost: 150 gold
Refund: 100 gold
Brie offers a very good chance of attracting a variety of mice.
Cost: 300 gold
Refund: 200 gold
The Trapsmith of the Great Gnarled Tree contains only two traps:
The Swiss Army Trap is available at a slightly lower price here than it is in Gnawnia.
The Venus Mouse Trap is the first Tactical weapon available to you, and it is worth the investment, as it can be upgraded via crafting. Tactical traps are highly useful in this region and other regions as well.
|Swiss Army Mouse Trap (1,200 Physical Power)
Power Type: Physical
Power Bonus: 2%
Attraction Bonus: 2%
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Three razor sharp knife blades come downwards rapidly while a half dozen high speed drill bits come upwards, leaving little evidence that the mouse ever existed.
Cost: 70,300 gold
Refund: 12,655 gold
Points Required: 45,500
|Venus Mouse Trap (1,900 Tactical Power)
Power Type: Tactical
Power Bonus: 0%
Attraction Bonus: 5%
Cheese Effect: Extremely Fresh
The carnivorous plants that grow near the Lagoon of Whisker Woods are often harvested by Trapsmiths and grown to supernatural size by unnatural means. The result is a highly effective and well-camouflaged mouse adversary.
Cost: 299,650 gold
Refund: 53,940 gold
Points Required: 490,500
|Wooden Base (35 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: none
Cheese Effect: Very Fresh
A standard wood base to attach to your weapon.
Cost: 300 gold
Refund: 60 gold
Points Required: 0
|Wooden Base with Target (75 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: 20%
Cheese Effect: No Effect
A wooden base with a target pad to increase the accuracy of your weapon.
Cost: 1,225 gold
Refund: 225 gold
Points Required: 650
The General Store of the Great Gnarled Tree contains a small selection of crafting supplies for use in cheese, and a number of supplies used in crafting a new map piece.
|Bolt of Cloth
The finest cloth in all of Gnawnia!
|Curds and Whey
Curds and whey are a common ingredient in a variety of cheese flavours. Elaborate flavours often require a greater quantity than more basic flavours.
|King’s Reserve Bubbleh
This exquisite champagne is the King’s favourite way to celebrate something special. Although under guard in the Castle’s private cellar, a crafty burglar mouse occasionally steals a crate to sell to general stores. Whether ringing in the new year or christening a ship, the King’s Bubbleh never disappoints!
Made from fibers found within the vines that grow from the Great Gnarled Tree this brand of rope is incredibly strong.
Gnawnia salt is collected from the seawater around the Harbour where it is known for its magical cleanliness. Salt is a very common ingredient used in a variety of cheese flavours.
Here we give an overview of the mice that can be encountered in this location, and how often you can expect to see them using various cheese.
Here is a breakdown of the various mice that can be found in the location, and what loot they might drop:
(Known Cheese Preferences)
|Potential Loot||Drop Rate|
||The Shadow Clan
||Wicked Gnarly Potion||Unknown|
||Map of the Lagoone||Unknown|
|Wicked Witch of Whisker Woods
(These mice are not always encountered in this location)
Here is a breakdown of the populations of mice in the location based upon cheese used (these results come from our survey); the values given are a percentage of all attractions, and how many of these mice you are likely to attract in 100 hunts using base attraction:
(Please note, results with less than 1,000 hunts submitted have a low level of accuracy and should be used as guidelines only)
|Wicked Witch of Whisker Woods||~3%|
|Base Attraction Rate||~96%|
On your first visit to the Great Gnarled Tree you will want to use a purchased cheese.
The difference in attraction rate between Brie and Swiss isn’t that much, so Swiss seems to be a more economical choice in the Great Gnarled Tree.
Once you have collected some Gnarled Cheese Curd Potions, Gnarled can be a very good cheese to use – provided your trap is strong enough.
Gnarled Cheese not only attracts the Curious Chemist Mouse, it also attracts very few of the weakest mice.
Gnarled Cheese is only advised for those with a good Tactical Trap.
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Here is a selection of Goals that a hunter may like to achieve:
The Fairy mouse drops the map to the Lagoon, fortunately this mouse is not too rare.
Arming a Tactical trap will definitely help you with this goal.
If you are struggling to attract this Mouse, using Gnarled Cheese may help.
The Gnarled Cheese Curd Potions are dropped by four mice in the Great Gnarled Tree:
The Bear, the Centaur, the Chameleon and the Frog.
Only the Centaur Mouse drops the potion regularly. Maximising the luck of your trap will help encourage the other mice to drop more frequently.
It is recommended that you use a Tactical trap when hunting for these potions. More Centaur catches will definitely help you.
Only the Curious Chemist drops this potion, and it is only attracted to Gnarled Cheese.
The Curious Chemist is quite a common mouse, it will be about one in ten of the mice you see.
Arming a Tactical Trap won’t help with the Curious Chemist, but it will help with the stronger Tactical mice you attract at the same time.
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This article contains information relevant to MouseHunt v3.1.22689.
This article includes survey results from 09-Jul-10 to 11-Jul-10.