Like it’s cousin in the real world, the Sand Crypts demand that you use your best shadow trap again. Being your first time through here, it is undoubtedly still the Reaper’s Perch. Make sure you have it armed along with your luckiest base and your Graveblossom cheese.
Here is the new look at the HUD:
As you can see, there’s quite a lot to take in. The mini-game in this area is actually sort of fun, and the reward is pretty solid too. Your goal is to catch the King Grub mouse, which is next to impossible when you first get to this location. Why?
Because he needs to be weakened before he can be caught. That’s the mini-game. Notice on the HUD the meter that shows the King Grub’s power, and how many salt charms you’ve used. The meter will gradually change each time you catch a mouse with a salt charm armed. The trick is, how many salt charms should you use? Afterall, you don’t have an unlimited amount of Graveblossom cheese to hunt with.
The answer might surprise you: 20. After using 20 salt charms, the needle on the meter will be straight up and down between the orange and yellow zones. At this power, you SHOULD catch the King Grub, but it might take you a few tries to do it. How do you attract him?
You must purchase and arm a Grub Scent Charm to attract the king. The charm is used upon successfully attracting a mouse, so you may have to buy more than one. The King will drop up to three Lunaria petals and a host of essences, sometimes even Fel essence.
Once you complete this, try it again. As mentioned above, you need to make sure your Herbs and Petals are balanced before we go back to the Twisted Garden to go after Twisted Carmine.