"The air is heavy, and...somehow sad."
Bitterblack Isle is a dark and very mysterious place. Countless people have visited this place in hopes of finding something. Whether on a quest from a king of old or just seeking fame and glory, many who venture into the maze have never again seen the light of day.
Here live unspeakable creatures no one has seen outside its walls. Bitterblack Isle also is the home for strange plants that can be used to create new curatives; ores never seen before lie within rocks littering the entire isle.
The entrance is marked with an epitaph, a slab of stone etched with stories and accounts of other adventurers that have traveled into this forsaken place. Some of their tales might be of use for those who dare journey these halls.
This place is similar to the Everfall in terms of style of layout; tight corners, dark places, giant halls and open spaces. Many places within Bitterblack Isle look almost similar and have chests in almost the same place, so memory of one room may help with the next one.
Cursed loot is scattered throughout the Isle. When the curse is lifted one might find a rare and powerful item such as a weapon whose power is overwhelming, a ring that grants inhuman strength, or a potion that eases the mind and soul. Whatever the item may be, it waits within the halls of Bitterblack Isle.
There is an underlying system of death here. When one kills a monster, be it goblin or dragon, they all leave a bloody, rotting corpse behind that does not disappear. As the corpse rots the stench is carried through the halls and may attract hungry creatures. Deep exploration in Bitterblack Isle makes the air heavier and the smell travels in the halls faster and farther, which may attract even more dire monsters.
The interior is divided into 3 segments for each boss.
Notice Board QuestsEdit
These Quests appear at the Pier of Bitterblack Isle. Edit
In Aid of the Emerald King
Visions of the End
The Wages of Death
- A Guiding Light
- Eyes of the Deep
- Dousing the Blight
- Slumbering Promise
- The Heart of Darkness (Post-Daimon)
Loot (outiside the main entrance, near Olra) Edit
- Chest #1 : Giant Coin Pouch, Circlet
- Chest #4 : Golden Talisman
- Chest #5 : Extrinsic Waistguard
- Chest #6 : Month-Dried Harspud
- Chest #7 : Rift Crystal
Points of InterestEdit
- From the main entrance (near Olra and the notice board) it is possible to levitate up to every upper part of the exterior to access four bonus chests, and even up to the rear exit of Bitterblack Sanctum where the Daimon battle is fought. However, the party cannot re-enter through the back door to Bitterblack Sanctum to re-fight or farm Daimon. Begin by levitating up the pillar near the entrance to the Corridor of Emptiness (the path to the right of the main entrance, if facing Olra).
- The northern mining point on the third floor is rich in Rubicite.
- There is a Resting Bench near Olra which can be used to rest and regain lost health. Using this Resting Bench is free of cost and differs from other resting spots around Gransys in that it does not advance time at the same rate as an Inn or Rest Camp. To advance time forward (in order to re-spawn enemies and chests within Bitterblack Isle) travel back to Cassardis (or any other rest area around Gransys) and sleep two for full day/night cycles (to re-spawn enemies) or four day/night cycles (to re-spawn chests).
- The Resting Bench can be used to re-spawn enemies some areas on BBI (such as the Post-Daimon Garden of Ignominy), but it may be necessary to sleep 4-5 times on the bench for time to sufficiently advance forward. The Resting Benches within Bitterblack Isle appear to advance time by one game hour; this cannot be verified unless the Arisen travels immediately back to Gransys to check the position of the sun or the stars at night.
|Due to the fact that Barroch isn't affected when The Dragon is defeated and the innumerable amount of Arisens that have perished upon the island, it is theorised that Bitterblack Isle is displaced from space and time in a way very much like The Everfall. This is supported by the sudden appearance of the island off the coast of Southern Gransys and that while players are on the island its moon and sky always looks like eternal night.|