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Outer Darkness
2013-08-22 12.55.34

Wool:

Light Blue

Intersection:

One and Two

Previous:

Everforge

Next:

Lush Ruins

Outer Darkness is the Light Blue Wool Dungeon of Inferno Mines, a CTM map by Vechs.

Overview

Outer Darkness is an excavated cavern in the Inferno Mines. The first part of the dungeon appears to be a mineshaft with wooden fences to support the roof of the cave. The cave is filled with vines and has occasional lava pools. The second part of the dungeon is a giant pit which the player must climb to the top of. The Fleecy Box can be found at the very top of the pit, guarded by Level 1 Zistykins.

Points of Interest

Monument

  • Light Blue Wool

Loot

  • 17 Random Loot Chests
  • A Chest with 64 Wood Block and 74 Coal
  • Zistonian Battlesign - Level 3
  • Railway Kit
  • Hidden loot chest with 3 dispensers, 3 wooden pressure plates, and 12 stacks of Fire Charges

Hostilities

  • Spider Spawners
  • Creeper Spawners
  • Cave Spider Spawners
  • Zystikins Spawner (Level 1)
  • Zombie Spawners
  • Potions Dispenser Trap
  • One Ghast Spawner

Shortcuts

  • Shortcut to Intersection 1

Strategies

Ep05 Inferno Mines Dev Com (Outer Darkness - Light Blue Wool)57:58

Ep05 Inferno Mines Dev Com (Outer Darkness - Light Blue Wool)

Vechs in Outer Darkness

Locating the vertical shaft is fairly straightforward - there are several dead ends with a few Creeper spawners (and many loot chests), and just before the shaft is an overhang with a cave spider spawner. At the bottom of the shaft is a sign pointing at a vine which can be climbed most of the way up. Be careful at the fleecy box, as the Zistykins can easily overwhelm you if you are not careful.

On your way out of the area, rush past the spawners and light them up - do not linger further back and attempt to break them, or you will be pelted with harmful potions.

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Trivia

The Ghast Spawner is in a closed space, designed to make them easily farmable. A sign nearby reminds players to not walk off the edge into the lava, like Joe Hills apparently did (off camera) in his playthrough.

In earlier beta versions of the map, the Fleecy Box area included several blaze spawners in the walls (and another one directly on top of the Fleecy Box itself), making the wool much more difficult to collect. Additionally, the various dead ends had far more creeper spawners than they do now.

Around the cave spider spawner overhang is a small tunnel, with fences blocking the way to the spawner. This is a reference to Zisteau's struggle to pacify this area (which had four spawners) and his tactic of using fences to block off the spiders while still allowing him to attack them. A nearby sign quotes Zisteau - "Shuck it, spidah!"

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