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Clock Tower

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Clock Tower
The Clock Tower.png
Stage #: 5
Previous biome(s): Stilt Village, Slumbering Sanctuary
Next biome(s): Clock Room
Enemy Tier: 16-18
Gear Level 5
Timed Door N/A
Scrolls: 2 Scrolls of Power, 3 Dual-Stat Scrolls
Cursed Chests 1 guaranteed
Runes and Blueprints
Blueprints from secret areas Punishment
Enemies: Trackers, Cannibals, Bombardiers, Bats
Traps: Spikes, spiked balls
Wandering Elite Chance: 100%
Elite Room Chance: 40%
The first few hours in this tower can cause nausea, what with everything contracting and dilating at the same time.

The Clock Tower is a fifth level biome.

The clock tower rises above the Stilt Village, up into the clouds. The only thing it does not look down upon is the king's keep. It is a bit nauseating to climb, although bearable. Yet... There is something one will never get used to: Time. One can feel it looping, speeding up and slowing down at the same time. The purpose of this need for time adjustments is one known by few...

General Information[edit | edit source]

Level Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Scrolls[edit | edit source]

The Clock Tower contains 5 total scrolls: 2 Power Scrolls and 3 Dual-Stat Scrolls.

Boss Stem Cell Rewards[edit | edit source]

  • 1 BSC: Weapon/Skill shop
  • 2 BSC: Cell Container
  • 3 BSC: Treasure Chest
  • There is no 4 BSC door

Chest and Loot[edit | edit source]

  • 2 guaranteed treasure chests are found, 1 behind a 3 BSC door.
  • 1 guaranteed cursed chest is found at the top of one of the towers.
  • 2 cell containers are found, 1 behind a 2 BSC door.

Shops[edit | edit source]

3 weapon/skill shops are found, 1 behind a 1 BSC door.

Loading Screen Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "The Time Keeper hasn't been seen for a long time. Or else very recently... Uh, wait a minute... When is now?"
  • "The first few hours in this tower can cause nausea, what with everything contracting and dilating at the same time."
  • "Some villagers claim to have seen the hands of the clock turning backward. Of course, those are just rumors..."
  • "A long time ago the Time Keeper obtained the King's permission to build this gigantic tower. No one knows the terms of the agreement."

Lore Encounters[edit | edit source]

  • The Beheaded encounters a crossing area with a series of giant floating swords, with a few weird conditions and physics attached. It seems to be somewhat disturbed by them. Upon opening the door to a room, it feels "Like I'm floating, as if everything was speeding up and slowing down at the same time."[1]
  • A letter left by the Time Keeper indicates that she is repeating the same day over and over, as if time was rewinding every day.[2] Indeed, the Time Keeper keeps track of all the infected people and monsters she has executed, but all her entries are classified as "Day 1". It would appear that this task is quite taxing for her, as the number of people and monsters executed per day lowers.
  • A grimoire by The Alchemist reports he found a formulation (which likely includes the Sanctuary substance as base ingredient) that slows down the mutagenic effects of the Malaise.[3]
  • A guard's room contains a note which states that the guard is going to attempt to talk to the Alchemist about evacuating due to the rampant illness. The note is cut off before the word "Alchemist" can be finished. Behind the room is a secret alchemy lab.

Secret[edit | edit source]

There is a puzzle here involving the four background bells that grants the Bell Tower Key to the door leading to Punishment's blueprint.

To solve this puzzle, the four bells must be rang from lowest pitch to highest pitch. There is a subtle visual cue as well.

References[edit | edit source]