Every month in the Wizard101 newsletter, we take a closer look at one of the many strange and beautiful areas of Wizard101. This month we’re taking a deep dive into The Crystal Grove in Dragonspyre. As per usual, we’ll be discounting this area until 15 April to celebrate.
Name: The Crystal Grove
Location: Ashley the Fire Tree in old Dragonspyre Academy first sends you here on a quest to speak with Zarek PickMaster for a Flawless Raw Crystal for your Dragon Rider’s Staff. At this point in your questing you’ll be in the Dragonspyre Academy area. The hallway leading to the Crystal Grove is just to the right of Ashley.
Description: The Crystal Grove is a land touched by death and fire, where crystalline spiders crawl and giant beautiful crystals sprawl across the landscape. Here, ghosts will guide your way, and spiders will get in your way! But it’s also a land rich with loot, Reagents, Fishing, and fun.
Cost: Typically The Crystal Grove is bundled with Dragonspyre Academy for the cost of 1,200 Crowns, but because The Crystal Grove is our Zone of the Month, we’re discounting this area to 950 Crowns until the 15th of April 2018!
Zeke Item? Yes! A Stone Rose is hiding in a copse near Vika MarkMaker. (See pictures for hint)
Chests: Yes! There are both wooden and silver chests in The Crystal Grove. (See pictures for hints)
Secrets: It can be very easy to get lost in The Crystal Grove, but there’s a great teleporter to help you jump from one side of the grove to the next. While you’re here, don’t forget to collect the Animus of the Blighted FreeRooter and Stray Fireflier! Bael EmberLight has a really cool looking Scimitar you might want hanging on the wall of your house, as well!
Reagents: You can collect Deep Mushrooms, Lava Lily, Ore, and Stone Block here. Even if you get lost, there’s always something useful around the corner! (See pictures for hints)
Fishing: Fishing came to Dragonspyre almost three years ago! There are a ton of Fish you can catch here, but one very interesting Fish that’s more unique to this zone (although you can catch it in a couple of houses and in Baobab Market) is the Pickled Herring--a rank three Life School Fish. However, no matter where you Fish in Dragonspyre, you’ll need to watch out for Red Armored Guard Sentinel Fish!
Teleporters: Yes! There are both teleporters to get around the zone and (as noted above) also side teleporters to jump from one side of the grove to the next.
What’s the 4-1-1? Zarek PickMaster, a grumpy yet helpful ghost miner, sends you to acquire a few Crystal samples from around the Crystal Grove in a difficult hunt for a Flawless Raw Crystal. Zarek lacks the Crafting skills to teach you how to make the headpiece, but he gives you the location of Milaka JewelBender, an expert in crystal cutting.
Unfortunately for Milaka (but fortunately for you), when you find Milaka, she’s caught up in a web of crystal. After helping Milaka rid the Crystal Grove of some pesky Crystal Spiders, she decides it’d be prudent to head to a safe house. Upon arriving, Milaka sets up shop and puts you to work hunting Crystal Spinnerets from the Crystal Spiders so she can use them to create and mold the headpiece to your Staff. She also needs 1) her Tools that the Titan Army left around in Crates after being chased off by Crystal Spiders and 2) her Jewelcrafter’s Table from Chronius, of the Titan Army. With all the essentials retrieved, Milaka Crafts you an exquisite dragon-shaped headpiece for your Dragon Rider Staff!
Your journey through The Crystal Grove is now complete as you head back to Ashley the Fire Tree, who sends you deeper into The Drake Hatchery now that you have your Staff.
Don’t miss this Side Quest! There are two epic side-quest chains in The Crystal Grove that make this area great! The first is picked up from Zarek PickMaster who will have you blowing a whistle all over this area looking for his lost Pet Spider named Cinder! The second is from a ghost named Kozel ToothTamer, an old Entomologist/Spider Tamer of sorts who wants to bring a sense of balance to the Spider population of Dragonspyre. This leads to encountering the “Mother of all Spiders” in the Crystal Grove, and a deranged “Spider Keeper” named Yeva, who’s bent on covering the entirety of Dragonspyre with Crystal Webs! Yikes! (... hmmm, wonder what Morganthe would have to say about Yeva?)
Who’s that Boss? Back in “the day” when Dragonspyre was the end game, Yeva SpiderKeeper was a hot farming spot since she dropped essential gear pieces for Myth, Death, Fire, Ice, and Storm Wizards. The question remains...how *does* she keep her pony tail elevated so high in the air? Is it some special Dragonspyre Lava Lily extract?