The Duskmoon Tower connects to the Rotunda of Dread (on the third floor), the Midnight Helix (which contains the Void Key to open the door to the Vault of Defiled Truth), and the Vault of Defiled Truth on the first floor below the Rotunda of Dread.
Before the first defeat of Daimon ("Pre-Daimon"), the Duskmoon Tower is almost completely safe from enemies (except for a few snakes and spiders lingering near the Rotunda of Dread entrance on the second floor).
There are seventeen chests and several ore deposits, as well as eight unique doors which require Moonbeam Gems to open. Behind the doors are chests containing various Bitterblack weapons, armor, and novelties (see the chart below). Eight different Moonbeam Gems are needed to open all of the doors, as the gems cannot be forged. Moonbeam Gems can be found throughout Bitterblack Isle and in chest #2 in the Bitterblack Sanctum.
Points of interest
The Duskmoon Tower provides access to the following areas:
- Ward of Regret - First floor.
- Vault of Defiled Truth - First floor, requires the Void Key from the Midnight Helix to open.
- Rotunda of Dread - Third floor.
- Garden of Ignominy - Third floor (going back).
Later various deadly foes may appear including a Wyvern which only appears during first Post-Daimon visit - other creatures found here may include a Cursed Dragon, Firedrake, Thunderwyvern, Gargoyles, Hellhounds, and possibly a Maneater.
- Refer to map for all chest locations.
There are eight stone doors here, unlocked only by Moonbeam Gems - they contain respectively : 1 Ring of Perseverance, 2 Dragon's Ire, 3 Trophy Jacket, 4 Dragon's Glaze, 5 Adept's Robe, 6 Ring of Desiccation , 7 Adept's Mantle , and 8 Dragon's Roost.
Additionally there are two Macabre Sculptures to be found here.
A variety of items can be gathered, commonly Absorbent Rag, Harspud Sauce, or Harspud Juice as well as Sorrowstone, Rift Crystal, Coin Pouches, Skull, or Angel's Periapt. Gather spot 5 (see map) may yield a Bitterblack Gear Lv.1.
|1||Liftstone , Rift Cluster|
|5||Rift Crystal , Wakestone Shard|
|6||Rift Cluster , Liftstone|
|11||Balmy Perfume , Detoxicating Powder , Rift Crystal , Sleeper Arrow|
|12||Rift Crystal , Wakestone Shard||Maneater|
|13||Free-Spoken Earring , Magian Crutch , Wooden Wall , Liftstone , Two-Hander ,|
|14||Recluse's Robe , Sight Earring , Worker's Gloves|
|15||Balmy Perfume , Detoxicating Powder , Rift Crystal , Sleeper Arrow|
|16||Platinum Ring , Ring of Onyx , Throwblast|
|17||Balmy Incense , Bitterblack Gear Lv.1||Bitterblack Novelty Lv.2|
- Even if a Cursed Dragon appears Barroch will stoically stand his ground, readily available for the party to change equipment and skill loadouts, purchase healing items, deposit and withdraw loot.
- The in game music at the Duskmoon Tower is very similar to or influenced by the Sanctus hymn from the Christian liturgy.