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The Small Cave is a dungeon found to the north-west of Terinyo.

Main Features[]

The Small Cave's most notable feature is its unique monster generation system; basically, the more the PC increases in level, the more the danger level and experience of monsters in the cave increases.

The cave has three guaranteed items, and the only way to gain access to the Unremarkable Dungeon. The items are a waterproof blanket, a scroll of warning and a scroll of information. The scrolls are generated on entering location (upstairs), while a blanket typically is in the farthest corner room from the upstairs.

In addition, some random equipment is always generated: three one-handed weapons, two two-handed weapons, a shield, a cloak, and a body armor. Occasionally, the two-handed weapons are extremely powerful (e.g. eternium two-handed sword), but otherwise these items are DL 1.

Monsters in the Small Cave have an additional 50% chance to not drop any loot.

It's very difficult to tame animals with music in the Small Cave.

Danger level

The danger level depends on the character's XP.

XP DL
0 1
201 2
401 3
801 4
1601 5
2401 6
3001 7
4501 8
6001 9
10001 10
15001 11
25001 12
35001 13
50001 14
70001 15
100001 16
150001 17
250001 18
350001 19
475001 20
600001 21
750001 22
900001 23
1075001 24
1250001 25
1500001 26
1800001 27
2100001 28
2400001 29
2800001 30
3200001 31
3800001 32
4500001 33
5300001 34
6200001 35
7000001 36
7800001 37
8600001 38
9400001 39
10300001 40
11000001 41
11800001 42
12600001 43
13400001 44
14200001 45
15000001 46
16000001 47
17000001 48

If the character has more than 18500001 XP, then the DL of SMC will no longer change, leaving it at whatever value it was when the character last visited, or 1 if the character never visited.

Monster generation

Monsters are generated with experience levels between 1 and maximum(5, 2x character level). Due to this, a player intending to cross the Small Cave early into the Unremarkable Dungeon is advised to enter the Small Cave while still at level 1, so the cave is initially filled up with low level monsters.

Inhabitants[]

There are no guaranteed inhabitants of the small cave, merely many many increasingly strong hostile monsters.

Quests[]

There are no quests started in the Small Cave, and no quests require you to visit the Small Cave; however, it is necessary to pass through the Small Cave to reach the starting point of several quests required for ultra or ordinary chaos god endings.

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