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Ancient Seal is a limited-time Voyage of Wonders stage available from July 5, 2021 until July 19, 2021. In order to collect the chests scattered throughout the stage, players must travel throughout the village, speaking to various villagers in order to gather tips for progression in gathering the sun, star, and moon stones to open a gate and defeat the demon behind it. Speaking to villagers also grants optional side quests, the reward for which is acorns, which can be used at the Relic Shop to purchase Relics. As enemy camps do not drop relics, it is recommended for players to complete these side quests as the camps can become quite difficult otherwise.

There is 1 crystal chest and 10 gold chests to collect.


In those days of malevolence, three brave men - a swordsman, a mage, and a craftsman - fought to defend their home. Employing their exceptional skill and wisdom, they crushed the demon's minions, pursuing them all the way to the cavern hideout, planning on destroying the demon that threatened their home.

After the battle, the demon fell into a deep slumber, the exhausted warriors, unable to finish it off, were left with no choice but to seal it away. In order to end the threat once and for all, the mage and craftsman transformed the cave where the demon rests and established a rigorous trial. They hoped that in the future, brave individuals of considerable talent and power would be able to totally eradicate the demon scourge.

Centuries later, the exploits of those three brave men have descended into rumor, a jumble of truth and fiction falling from the mouths of drunkards. Little do they know, the demon is about to stir...

Event Rules

General Rules

  • Explore the world and acquire an assortment of loot and rewards while the event is underway.
  • After each battle has been concluded, the health and energy levels for heroes and enemies will not be reset.
  • If a battle timer runs out, the attacking side's heroes will be wiped out.
  • Players may restart the adventure at any time. Resetting the adventure will return all heroes and enemies to their original state.
  • The strength of enemies is based upon each player's own strength. Enemies' strength levels will not change once the event has begun.
  • Rewards may only be collected once per event.

Relic Shop

  • Consume Acorns in order to purchase Relics from the Relic Shop.
  • Purchased Relics can be sold back to the Thicket Lodge via the Relic Bag for the full amount of Acorns spent, which can then be used to purchase different Relics.


Video Guide

Map Guide


Stage Overview

Total Enemy Camps: 17

Total Crystal Treasure Chests: 1

Total Gold Treasure Chests: 10

Obstacle/Item Descriptions

Icon Name Description
Chief's House.jpg
Chief's House The only building away from the crowds of the village, the village Chief's residence.
Cottage A low, single-story house occasionally used by travelers to rest in.
Portal Portals that seem to reach here from other places.
Antique Book.jpg
Antique Book 2.png
Antique Book
It doesn't look like it belongs to a bandit. After all, most bandits are illiterate.
A well-worn hardback book that appears to be some years old. The word "Craftsman" is vaguely recognizable on the cover.
Inn The inn at the edge of town, where most people coming stay.
General Store.jpg
General Store Looks far too elaborate for a typical general store, it even has a guard.
Mauler Settlement.jpg
Mauler Settlement The Mauler settlement, less than ten Maulers reside here. They look very thin and frail.
Volcano An active volcano, with lava gushing from the heart of the world, it seems to have the power to ignite everything.
Residence Residences surrounding the town square, often full of bustling townsfolk chatting in their doorways.
Heavy Stone Door.jpg
Heavy Stone Door A huge door, carved out of solid rock, immovable by human hands alone.
Explorer's Camp.jpg
Explorer's Camp A ramshackle camp of a few tents, weary explorers are resting here.
Stone Mechanism.jpg
Stone Mechanism This circular stone platform is dotted with three grooves in the shape of a circle, a crescent, and a star. You can vaguely sense the magic coursing through it.
Moon Cave.jpg
Moon Cave A Moon symbol is at the cave entrance. You cannot enter until you have completed the Sun Cave Trial.
Sun Cave.jpg
Sun Cave A Sun symbol is at the cave entrance. Complete the cave trials to obtain the Sunstone and open the Moon Cave.
Pile of Rocks.jpg
Pile of Rocks The cavern ahead has collapsed, the entrance has been blocked by fallen debris, making it inaccessible.
Dim Pillar.jpg
Dim Pillar Touch to illuminate.
Glowing Pillar.jpg
Glowing Pillar Touch to turn dim.
Sunstone Trial.png
Sunstone A round gem with a warm glow. One of the keys to open the Demon Cavern.
Elaborate Mechanism.jpg
Elaborate Mechanism It is switched off, operating it will turn it on.
Moonstone Trial.png
Moonstone A crescent gem stone with a pale glow. One of the keys to open the Demon Cavern.
Unlit Lamp.png
Unlit Long-burn Lamp An ancient extinguished lamp, it seems ready to be re-lit.
Lit Lamp.png
Lit Long-burn Lamp Ancient lamps fueled by lava. They emit a soft, steady white light.
Star Stone.png
Star Stone A star-shaped gem stone that sparkles. One of the keys to open the Demon Cavern.
Demonic Horns.png
Demonic Horns A key characteristic of a Hypogean, it is the best proof that it has been destroyed.


Crystal Chest

The following rewards can be obtained by collecting all of the crystal chests:

Icon Name Amount
Stargazer ticket item.jpg
Stargazing Card 10 cards

Gold Chest

The following rewards can be obtained by collecting all of the gold chests:

Icon Name Amount
Sacred Hourglass Gold (8 hours) 3 hourglasses
Item essence.jpg
Sacred Hourglass Hero Experience (8 hours) 3 hourglasses
Combine stone 3.jpg
Elite Hero Soulstone 60 Soulstones
Combine stone 2.jpg
Rare Hero Soulstone 120 Soulstones
Primordial Emblem 30 emblems
Amplifying Emblem 20 emblems
Reset Scroll 2 scrolls
Poe Coin.jpg
Poe Coins 2000 coins
Item 87.jpg
Emblem Choice Chest 10 chests


[Start of level]

Raine: You sure there's treasure here?

Mirael: Not totally, but there's so many rumors in Rustport's bar, a few are bound to be legit.

Raine: You said that last time, and look how that turned out. You heard there was a vampire from some rumor in Rustport, but it was just a sailor with gingivitis. And let's not forget the time before that, and before that, too...

Mirael: I've got a gut feeling it's true this time.

Raine: You said that last time, too.

Mirael: How about we fight and the winner decides our course of action?

Raine: It's fine, there's a village ahead, we can ask around there.

[Speak to Village Chief]

Village Chief: Good adventurers, there is indeed treasure in our village.

Mirael: See! The rumors are true this time! Still, surprisingly considerate of the village to just declare it so frankly.

Raine: Extinguish that flame of yours.

Mirael: Didn't you just aim a gun at the chief?

Village Chief: (Heaves a sigh of relief) If you can defeat the demon, the treasure is yours.

Raine: Demon?

Village Chief: It's a long story... Put that gun away! I'll keep it short!

Game Log: The Chief told us that the demon sealed in the cavern outside the village is about to awaken. If we defeat the demon and retrieve proof, the Chief will give us the treasure.
To open the sealed stone door to the demon, we require three gemstones: the Sunstone, the Moonstone, and the Star stone.

[Speak to Cottage]

Woeful Man: Good adventurer, bandits robbed us just outside the village, all our belongings were taken from us, including a book that has great importance to my friend. The bandits' stronghold is not far from the village. If you can help retrieve the book and return it to my friend in town, he will reward you well!

Game Log: (Optional) Help the man retrieve a book from the bandit's lair outside the village and deliver it to his friend in town.

[Obtain Antique Book. Speak to Inn]

Scholar: Oh thank you! This book is so important to me! I am a scholar trying to restore the ancient techniques, and this book contains a great many! Check this out, a long-burn lamp. Fueled by lava, once lit it will keep burning for decades! And this...

Raine: Ahem, I'll pass. Bounty hunters deal in cash for their services.

Game Log: The lava from the volcano can ignite Long-burn Lamps.

[Speak to General Store]

Shopkeeper: Warriors, I need your help! Those damned Maulers robbed my shop! They reside by the lake under the volcano just outside of town. Get rid of them and I'll reward you!

Game Log: (Optional) Help the shopkeeper get rid of the Maulers living by the lake below the volcano outside the city.

[Defeat Mauler encampment. Return to General Store]

Shopkeeper: Thanks for getting rid of those Maulers! Please accept this token of my appreciation. Business hasn't been great lately, but I've heard you're looking for three gems, and it just so happens I have the ideal lead on the Sunstone.

Game Log: The shopkeeper offers to pay part of the reward with a clue to the whereabouts of the Sunstone. Hint to unlock Sun Cave: Successively tap on any of the pillars in a circular motion to illuminate them all.

[Speak to Explorer's Camp]

Weary Explorer: Is this the Star Stone you spoke of? I picked it up in the cavern. I went to retrieve my forefather's lost long-burn lamp, but this is all I found. You want this stone? Listen, if you can find the long-burn lamp, I will gladly give you this stone.

Mirael: A long-burn lamp? That seems to ring a bell.

Raine: The man talking in town! I think he said something about lava? Alright, we'll bring back the long-burn lamp.

Weary Explorer: Don't try fooling me with a normal lamp when you come back, the one I want burns continuously!

Game Log: Look for the lit Long-Burn Lamp and exchange it for the Star Stone.

[Access tome in Sun Cave]

Tome: Trial of Sun - Touching the corresponding crystal pillar changes the state of that pillar and neighboring pillars. A dim pillar will glow when touched, and a glowing pillar will become dim when touched. Illuminate all pillars to pass the trial.

[Access tome in Moon Cave]

Tome: Trial of the Moon - Follow the correct sequence to open the mechanism and pass the trial.

[Bring lit long-burn lamp back to Explorer's Camp]

Weary Explorer: This is indeed a long-burn lamp! The stone is all yours.

Game Log: All gems have been collected! Quickly open the mechanism and destroy the sealed demon!

[Open the mechanism and defeat Demons]

Game Log: The demon has been destroyed, present the evidence to the Chief for treasure.

Village Chief: Thank you, both of you fine heroes, for all you've done for the village. Please take this treasure, as promised.

Mirael: Can you tell us exactly what it is now?

Village Chief: The finest sword in this village. Its former owner was one of the brave warriors that originally sealed away the Hypogean.

Raine: A sword? Bullets are so much better.

Mirael: Well, whatever. At least we destroyed the demon, and we even had a heap of fun along the way! How about a drink? My treat! Now, let's go get our reward.