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They breed quickly down there in the dark, but perhaps we can slay them even faster.

~ The Narrator on entering a Skirmish expedition in the Warrens

The Warrens is the third dungeon that can be explored. An incredibly ancient system of aqueducts and tunnels built for unknown purpose, it is now a corpse-choked cesspit that houses the ravenous, disease-ridden beast-men known as the Swinefolk, and all those deranged or monstrous enough to ally with them.

While the Ancestor was trying his hand at blood rituals, he used the ancient Warrens as a dumping grounds for his failures and underwhelming results. By the time the Heir arrives, the Warrens are now home to the descendants of those experiments called the swine, a warrior race of pig men whose only desire is to butcher and feed on any human they can get their claws on.

Warrens Music[]

The combat music that plays within the Warrens are Battle in the Warrens and Return to the Warrens.

Warrens Strategy[]

Because the Swinefolk are all hybrid Human/Beast monsters, the Bounty Hunter and Hound Master are helpful here, as well as trinkets that deal extra damage to Human and Beast foes.

Provisions[]

  • Antivenom is essential for encounters with carrion eaters and spiders that are abundant here.
  • Medicinal herbs are extremely useful, as they can be used for three curios (Dinner Cart, Makeshift Table, and Moonshine Barrel). Unusual debuffs (such as those that halve received healing) can also be cleared with herbs.
  • Bandages are very useful due to prevalence of Bleed traps and attacks. They can also be used to loot the Rack of Blades curios.
  • Holy Water is occasionally useful for Eldritch Altars and Pile of Bones.
  • Torches are not necessary to stockpile in large quantities, due to short corridors. They can, however, be used to purge a negative quirk with a Pile of Scrolls.
  • Skeleton Key is occasionally needed for locked chests.
  • Bring multiple shovels.
  • Food is not as important here since multiple curios grant food here, especially with Medicinal Herbs.

Party Composition[]

Bleed attacks are extremely useful, blight less so due to high resistances. Any hero capable of stress relief is recommended as the Warrens have more dedicated stress-damage enemies than any other location. Heroes proficient in scouting and resistant to disease can be invaluable for reasons noted below. In terms of their defenses, enemies here tend to be highly resistant to blight, but still vulnerable to bleed. The most commonly encountered enemy type is Beast, with many of the enemies having a secondary Human typing.

It's also worth noting that due to the type of map layouts common here, scouting is more useful here than in other location (3x4 quadrilaterals can be almost fully scouted on first room entrance).

Great hero choices in this area include the Bounty Hunter and Houndmaster for their damage bonuses against the numerous Human and Beast type enemies. Both these heroes are also capable of inflicting bleed across the enemy party, and can benefit off each other's marking abilities. The Hellion and Flagellant are also frontliners of choice due to their bleeding attacks. The Jester can also be counted on for inflicting bleed to multiple enemies, if he's not busy buffing and relieving Stress. Since there are numerous ways to become Diseased here, a Plague Doctor or Grave Robber is also handy for removing any diseases during an expedition.

Notes[]

In order to avoid Disease, it is typically best to kill smaller enemies quickly, as they are more likely to spread illness. Stress damage enemies such as the wretch and drummer should be dealt with swiftly as well. When dealing with the Swinetaur, it is wise to clear all other enemies first, as this will force him to stay in the first rank where he can't use his strongest abilities.

Things to watch out for[]

List of Warrens Monsters[]

Enemies found within the Warrens
Enemy HP DODGE PROT SPD Type Resistances Abilities
Swine Chopper.png

Swine Chopper

21 0% 15% 3 Human

Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 25%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 60%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%

Poptext move.png Move - 50%

"Butcher Cut"Bleed 2

"Ball and Chain"StunKnockback 1

Swine Slasher.png

Swine Slasher

8 7.5% 25% 5 Human

Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 10%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 40%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%

Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Hook Where It Hurts"
Swine Wretch.png

Swine Wretch

12 12.5% 0% 8 Beast Poptext stun.png Stun - 10%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 40%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 10%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%

Poptext move.png Move - 0%

"Vomit"Disease: AnyStress +10
Swine Drummer.png


Swine Drummer

15 0% 0% 7 HumanBeast Poptext stun.png Stun - 10%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 40%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 15%

Poptext move.png Move - 25%

"Drum of Doom"Stress +5

"Drum of Debilitation"Debuff: -5 DODGEPoptext tagged.png

Carrion Eater.png


Carrion Eater

9 0% 0% 4 Beast Poptext stun.png Stun - 50%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 100%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 60%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 40%

Poptext move.png Move - 50%

"Munch"+100% damage vs MarkBlight 1
Carrion Big.png


Large Carrion Eater

52 8.75% 15% 2 Beast Poptext stun.png Stun - 70%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 120%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 80%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 60%

Poptext move.png Move - 95%

"Weaken Prey"Debuff:-10 ACC, -25% DMG, -15% DMGPoptext tagged.png

"Tentacle Devour"+100% damage vs MarkDebuff: -5% CRIT

Swinetaur.png


Swinetaur

63 8.75% 40% 1 Human

Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 95%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 80%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 40%

Poptext move.png Move - 120%

"Pig Spear"

"Boar Rush"Knockback 3Stun

"Trot Retreat"

"Crunching Backhand"Stun

Swine Skiver.png

Swine Skiver

49 31.25% 15% 9 Human

Beast

Poptext stun.png Stun - 85%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 100%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 60%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 70%

Poptext move.png Move - 65%

"Spit to Roast"StunKnockback 3

"Cripple Them"Debuff: -8 DODGE, -6 SPDBlight 3

"Goring Flight"

Swine Prince Sprite.png


Swine Prince

132 0% 0% 0 Beast Poptext stun.png Stun - 100%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 0%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 0%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 20%

Poptext move.png Move - 100%

"Obliterate Body"+100% damage vs Mark

"Obliterate Masses"+100% damage vs Mark

"Enraged Destruction"Stun

"Wild Flailing"

Piglet.png


Wilbur

17 15% 0% 20 Beast Poptext stun.png Stun - 50%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 0%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 0%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 0%

Poptext move.png Move - 0%

"Bit'o Squeal"Stun

"End This One"Poptext tagged.png

"End These Two"Poptext tagged.png

"Squeal"Stun

Flesh Head.png


Flesh (Head)

100 0% 50% 5 Eldritch Poptext stun.png Stun - 50%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 20%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 20%

Poptext move.png Move - 200%

"Maws of Life"Bleed 2
Flesh Bone.png


Flesh (Bone)

100 0% 70% 1 Eldritch Poptext stun.png Stun - 50%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 20%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 40%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 20%

Poptext move.png Move - 200%

"Bone Zephyr"Stun
Flesh Heart.png


Flesh (Heart)

100 0% 0% 10 Eldritch Poptext stun.png Stun - 10%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 0%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 0%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 0%

Poptext move.png Move - 200%

"Sanquine Stroke"Heal 4-8
Flesh Butt.png


Flesh (Butt)

100 0% 30% 8 Eldritch Poptext stun.png Stun - 25%

Poptext poison.png Blight - 40%

Poptext bleed.png Bleed - 20%

Poptext debuff.png Debuff - 20%

Poptext move.png Move - 200%

"Undulating Invasion"Blight 2


Curios[]

Curios found within the Warrens
Curio & type Description Cleansing Without cleansing
Bone Altar.png
Bone Altar
Unholy; Worship.
A dark altar with skulls prominently on display. A strange power can be felt in its presence.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Buff.curio tracker.png
100% Buff +15% DMG, +10 ACC, +5% CRT Until Camp, Cure Status Effects. The altar infuses the hero with great power.



Dinner Cart.png
Dinner Cart
Body; Drink; Food.
A cart of human remains. It looks much like a feeding trough. Disgusting.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Medicinal Herbs.png
Medicinal Herbs. The herbs cleanse the meat, making some of it edible.
Loot.curio tracker.png
Food x3 + Gold/Trinket x1
Loot.curio tracker.png
37.5% Food x1 + Gold/Trinket x1. Some of this meat looks edible...
Poptext poison.png
25% Blight. The meat makes the hero violently ill.
Poptext disease.png
12.5% Disease: The Black Plague. The swine are not cleanly folk...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing. Nothing but rotting bodies.


Makeshift Dining Table.png
Makeshift Dining Table
Drink; Food.
An oddly assembled dining table. There might still be food scraps around.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Medicinal Herbs.png
Medicinal Herbs. The herbs kill any diseases harbored in the food.
Loot.curio tracker.png
Food x2 + Gold/Supplies x1
Loot.curio tracker.png
25% Food x1 + Gold/Supplies x1. The table contains leftovers from a previous meal.
Poptext poison.png
25% Blight.
Poptext disease.png
25% Disease: Tapeworm. The meat is not fully cooked...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing.


Moonshine Barrel.png
Moonshine Barrel
Drink; Treasure.
A barrel that reeks of powerful liquors.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Medicinal Herbs.png
Medicinal Herbs. Medicinal herbs purify the brew, and it is ever potent!
Buff.curio tracker.png
Buff +30% DMG (until camp)
Loot.curio tracker.png
33.3% Food x1 + Gold/Supplies x1. The barrel contains stashed treasures.
Poptext poison.png
33.3% Blight. The moonshine is kicked-off making the hero ill.
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
11.1% Negative Quirk: Tippler. The hero acquires a taste for this magnificent sauce...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
22.2% Nothing. The barrel is completely empty.


Occult Scrawlings.png
Occult Scrawlings
Unholy; Knowledge.
Scrawlings written on what looks like stretched and tanned human flesh...

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Holy Water.png
Holy Water. The holy water hisses and the hero feels... wrong.
Debuff.curio tracker.png
Debuff -20% DODGE.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
33.3% Random Positive Quirk. The scrawling forever changes the hero.
Stress.curio tracker.png
25% Stress +25. The sight is too much for the hero to bear.
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
16.7% Random Negative Quirk. The scrawling forever changes the hero.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing. The scrawlings are dull and uninteresting.


Pile of Bones.png
Pile of Bones
Body; Haunted; Unholy.
All that's left of a previous adventurer, perhaps.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Holy Water.png
Holy Water. The pile is purified, allowing a thorough search!
Loot.curio tracker.png
Any Loot x2
Loot.curio tracker.png
25% Any Loot x2. The bones house some supplies.
Poptext disease.png
25% Random Disease. The hero is infected by the rotten pile.
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
25% Negative Quirk: Bloodthirsty. The hero becomes fascinated with the remains...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing. Nothing is found amongst the remains.
Pile of Scrolls.png
Pile of Scrolls
Knowledge.
A bunch of scrolls. The cursive is sloppy and difficult to read.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Torch.png
Torch. The scrolls are full of evil writings. Burning them is a weight off the hero's shoulders...
Purge neg.curio tracker.png
Purge Negative Quirk
Scout Ahead.png
28.6% Scouting. The scrolls are a well-rendered map of the road ahead...
Stress.curio tracker.png
14.3% Stress +15. The scrolls contain hideous portents.
Inv journal page.png
14.3% Journal Entry.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
9.5% Random Positive Quirk. The scrolls forever change the hero.
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
4.8% Random Negative Quirk. The scrolls forever change the hero.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
28.6% Nothing. The scrolls are merely records of dull transactions...
Rack of Blades.png
Rack of Blades
Scrounging.
A rack of dulled, rusty knives. They are covered in fresh blood.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Bandage.png
Bandage. The bandage protects the hero's hands during the search.
Loot.curio tracker.png
Gold/Gems x2 + Food x1
Loot.curio tracker.png
40% Gold/Gems x1 + Food x1. Extra supplies are found amongst the knives.
Poptext bleed.png
40% Bleed. The hero receives a nasty gash.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
20% Nothing. Nothing useful here.


Sacrificial Stone.png
Sacrificial Stone
Unholy; Worship.
A stone used for ancient, barbaric rituals.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Stress.curio tracker.png
50% Stress +50. The hero is deeply disturbed.
Purge neg.curio tracker.png
25% Purge Negative Quirk. A sinful behaviour is vanquished
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
12.5% Positive Quirk: Warrens Explorer. The stone's carvings give great insight into these Warrens...
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
12.5% Positive Quirk: Warrens Scrounger. The stone's carvings give great insight into these Warrens...



Curios found within all dungeons
Curio & type Description Cleansing Without cleansing
Crate.png
Crate
Treasure.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Currency.portrait.icon.png
75% Heirloom. The crate contains stashed heirlooms!
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing. The crate is empty.



Discarded Pack.png
Discarded Pack
Scrounging; Treasure.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
60% Supplies x1 + Gold/Gems x2 + Journal Entry. The pack contains loot!
Scout Ahead.png
20% Scouting. The pack has a map inside it!
Nothing.curio tracker.png
20% Nothing. The pack has already been looted.


Eldritch Altar.png
Eldritch Altar
Haunted; Unholy.
An altar dedicated to unholy abominations. Perhaps a great power lies within.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Holy Water.png
Holy Water. The holy water purifies the altar!
Purge neg.curio tracker.png
Purge Negative Quirk
Stress.curio tracker.png
40% Stress +25. A terrifying presence is felt nearby!
Purge neg.curio tracker.png
10% Purge Negative Quirk. The hero is absolved of a sin.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
50% Nothing. The altar's purpose is purely decorative.


Heirloom Chest.png
Heirloom Chest
Treasure.
A chest with your family's sigil.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Skeleton Key.png
Skeleton Key. The key unlocks a hidden compartment!
Currency.portrait.icon.png
Heirloom x4
Currency.portrait.icon.png
75% Heirloom x2. The contents are yours!
Poptext bleed.png
12.5% Bleed. It's trapped!
Poptext poison.png
12.5% Blight. It's trapped!


Sack.png
Sack
Scrounging.
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
75% Gold. The sack's contents are yours...
Nothing.curio tracker.png
25% Nothing. The sack is empty.



Sconce.png
Sconce
Scrounging
No description.

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Pass.png


Torch.png
100% Torch x1. You salvage the unburned torch.



Shambler's Altar.png
Shambler's Altar
None.
It says: "The sacrifice of fire is the gate to ruin! Place a torch if you crave the void!"

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Torch.png
Torch. A terrifying figure emerges from the darkness!
Summon.curio tracker.png
Summon Shambler
Nothing.curio tracker.png
100% Nothing. Touching the altar has no effect.



Stack of Books.png
Stack of Books
Knowledge.
A stack of literary treasures in an unlikely location

(This curio can only appear along corridors.)

Torch.png
Torch. The hero destroyed knowledge, and now must bear the guilt of it!
Stress.curio tracker.png
Stress +100
Stress.curio tracker.png
22.2% Stress +25. The hero reads a most unsettling passage.
Quirk pos.curio tracker.png
22.2% Random Positive Quirk (66.67%). Reading a few pages has a lasting effect on the hero...
Quirk neg.curio tracker.png
11.1% Random Negative Quirk (33.33%). Reading a few pages has a lasting effect on the hero...
Abandon Hope.png
11.1% Decrease Light Meter by 25. The hero reads a most unsettling passage.
Inv journal page.png
16.7% Journal Entry.
Nothing.curio tracker.png
16.7% Nothing. The volumes are desiccated and unremarkable.
Unlocked Strongbox.png
Unlocked Strongbox
Treasure.
A long-forgotten strongbox sits on the cold stone floor, its contents unknown.

(This curio can only appear inside rooms.)

Pass.png


Loot.curio tracker.png
75% Any Loot x2. The contents are yours!
Poptext poison.png
25% Blight. It's trapped!




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