The Dilapidated Arboretum is a second level biome that was introduced with the Bad Seed DLC.Dappled light, soothing fountains and a fresh air brought the royals, aristocratic and various hangers-on to the gardens and serres of the arboretum to escape the hustle and bustle of the castle to have some moments of peace and relaxation. However, the fragrance of their perfumes had, unbeknownst to them, disturbed the local flora and fauna. Now the arboretum, a shadow of its former glory, attracted a different kind of visitor, who enjoyed the earthy smells of compost, spores and decay very, very much.
- 1 General information
- 2 Exclusive blueprints
- 3 Enemies
- 4 Lore
- 5 Notes
General information[edit | edit source]
Access and exit[edit | edit source]
Level characteristics[edit | edit source]
Scrolls[edit | edit source]
The Dilapidated Arboretum contains 3 scrolls, including 1 Power Scrolls, and 2 Dual-Stat Scrolls, which cannot spawn in areas requiring the use of runes to access. On (1+ BSC) there is a bonus Power scroll. When 3 Boss Stem Cells are active, this biome has 1 guaranteed Scroll Fragment, and when 4/5 Boss Stem Cells are active, this biome has 2 guaranteed Scroll Fragments.
Enemy tier and gear level scaling[edit | edit source]
|Enemy lvl tier||3 - 6||4 - 10||5 - 10||7 - 11||8 - 12|
|Enemy Health tier||Base||5 - 8||9 - 13||11 - 14||12 - 16|
Boss Stem Cells rewards[edit | edit source]
Chests and loot[edit | edit source]
- A Cursed Chest has a 10% chance to replace a chest in the level.
- 1 chained item in stage
- 1 random item requiring a Teleportation Rune
- 1 random item requiring a Spider Rune
- 1 random item requiring a Vine Rune
Shops[edit | edit source]
- 2 shops (1 weapons 1 skill). One is found in each of the two buildings.
- An additional shop is found behind the 1 BSC door.
Exclusive blueprints[edit | edit source]
The following blueprints can only be found in the Arboretum as one is found in a lore room and four are looted from enemies that are exclusive to this area.
The Gardener's Outfit can be found in the Fancy lounge lore room while examining the Chaise longue.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
The table below lists which enemies are present in the Dilapidated Arboretum on each difficulty level and which blueprints each may drop. When applicable, the minimum difficulty level for blueprint acquisition is specified.
|Zombie||Blood Sword, Double Crossb-o-matic, Bobby Outfit (1 BSC)|
|Yeeter||Flashing Fans, Mushroom King's Outfit (3+ BSC)|
|Jerkshroom||Mushroom Boi!, Mushroom Boi's Outfit (1+ BSC)|
|Thorny||Spiked Boots, Barnacle|
|Bat||Knife Dance, Oiled Sword|
|Oven Knight||Kill Rhythm|
|Buzzcutter||Spite Sword, Frostbite|
Lore[edit | edit source]
Botanical beaker room[edit | edit source]
The room depicted in the following picture contains three items that can be examined:
Order[edit | edit source]
When examined, the Beheaded reads the following text written by an unknown person, presumably some sort of guard:
"Apparently seeing the dead rise wasn't enough.
"Today it's the plants that are up and raising hell."
"The King's new best friend has ordered one of them captured... Alive..."
"...I'd like to see that!"
Botanical beaker[edit | edit source]
When examined, the Beheaded says this in regard to the display before it:
"How did they get the skeleton in the bottle?"
Books[edit | edit source]
When examined, the Beheaded observes that:
"“Man vs Wild” and other botanical treatises are spread out on the ground."
"I wonder what's in this flask..."
Giant tree room[edit | edit source]
Trunk[edit | edit source]
Upon examination, the Beheaded says the following:
"It seems like these infected ones were trapped in the trunk..."
"Makes you wonder who was the sick one in this story..."
Skull[edit | edit source]
Upon examination the Beheaded makes the following observations:
"The skull of a giant crow mixed in with various bits of mushed and mashed organs, entrails and local roots..."
"...connected to the bark of an old red giant tree."
"The perfect evil wizard starter kit..."
Fancy lounge[edit | edit source]
Luxurious chaise longue[edit | edit source]
Upon examination the Beheaded exclaims the following:
"Varnished wood... satin pillows..."
"A bunch of leather bound books..."
"I wonder which noble had their personal garden here."
Chaise longue[edit | edit source]
Upon examination the Beheaded exclaims the following:
"Gloves, a pitchfork... Maybe a courtier tried their hand at gardening?"
"No, you wouldn't find one that would sit on such a shabby piece of furniture."
"Or wear this outfit."
"It seems the gardener had his entrances into the palace too."
- Once the Beheaded says, "Or wear this outfit." the Gardener's Outfit blueprint will drop.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- It appears that there was some form of experimentation going on within the arboretum that involved using people and animals as a base for the growth of some of the various plants and fungi found within the large glass canisters. Various skeletons can be seen within the soil of certain plants. In the case of the large tree, whole organs and people were attached to it for some sick, unknown purpose.
|Prisoners' Quarters • Promenade of the Condemned • Toxic Sewers • Dilapidated ArboretumTBS • Prison Depths • Corrupted Prison • Morass of the BanishedTBS • Ossuary • Ramparts • Ancient Sewers • The NestTBS • Black Bridge • Insufferable Crypt • Stilt Village • Slumbering Sanctuary • Graveyard • Clock Tower • Forgotten Sepulcher • CavernRotG • Clock Room • Guardian's HavenRotG • High Peak Castle • Derelict Distillery • Throne Room|
|Spoiler: True Ending (5 BSC) AstrolabRotG • ObservatoryRotG|