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Lava Lake

Chasm to Snowy Depths



The Lava Lake is an expansive area just to the east of the Mines. It consists of a very large and deep lake, filled with lava. At the bottom, an Orb of True Knowledge can be found.

On the eastern bank of the lake is a narrow cave leading to the chasm, which itself leads down to the Snowy Depths. On the left wall of this chasm, a small crack can be found. This crack leads to Karl the kart. Flying over the chasm leads you to a room with another Orb of True Knowledge. In this orb room is an invisible trigger which will spawn Sauvojen Tuntija just under the bridge spanning the chasm. This replaced the previous version's events where enemy spawns or a cave-in would occur on picking up the orb. It is possible to avoid the trigger (see below section).

While the game does not acknowledge it, the Lava Lake acts like it has a special unnamed Biome Modifier, which acts as a amplified version of the Hot modifier. Not only do materials ignite and water quickly evaporate, but any solid material softer than and including Rock will melt into lava. Volcanic Rock, being made from Blood + Lava, is resistant to this effect. (Note: there is a bug in the current release (as of 11/5/2020) where the volcanic rock has an alchemy interaction which instantly melts it into lava again.)

Avoiding The Trigger[]

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While no longer as easily avoided without spells as it used to be, the spawn trigger can still be evaded by digging under the orb room entirely. Breaking the bridge and digging under then directly into the altar from below seems to enable gathering the orb without entering the trigger area.

Note that this will require a digging spell capable of cutting through both the extremely dense rock and brickwork in your way.

Tips[]

  • Crossing the lava lake is very straightforward if you have a flask with blood or water handy, just spray it in front of you as you advance.
  • Additionally, you can use some Acceleratium and your normal levitation to fly across.
  • Reaching the orb room at the bottom can be done in several different ways, including using Lava To Blood, or digging into the room either from the side or above.
  • The simplest and most reliable way to get into the orb room requires a single charge of the Black Hole spell. Simply descend the left wall of the chasm under the bridge and listen for the sound emitted by the orb. When you begin to hear it, move around the wall until you find the point at which it is loudest and fire your black hole straight left. Alternatively, use Luminous Drill or Matter Eater.

Gallery[]

The orb room at the bottom

digging into the room from the chasm on the right, using Black Hole

The hard way to reach the orb: transmuting and digging through the lake

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