Special Stage – Ancient Relic Hunt


New Content – Guide is subject to change over time

Check back frequently to get updated.  

Last Updated on: 8th May 2013
– Added Ancient Relics drop rates to the list
– Confirmed that Ancient Gaunltlet is still available from treasure chests
– Added the three shattering mice to list of mice that drops Ancient Relics
– Added information for the 6th May 2013 update on new maps and new rewards

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Recommended Rank

 Knight +

About Ancient Relic Hunt

First of all I would like to make clear to everyone this is permanent content.

This content is basically about catching mice all over the kingdom and collect Ancient Relic, while hunting at a specific place (this varies, will be explained later in this guide) with Ancient Relic in your inventory you will able to attract The Relic Hunter Mouse. You can then obtain the treasure map from them and hunt all the mice listed in the treasure map to get the treasure chest at the end of the hunt.

Main things to note

  • There are 5 difficulties maps ranging from Easy, Medium, Hard, Elaborate, Arduous. More difficult mice are listed in harder maps, but they comes with better rewards.
  • An optional thing that you could do to your treasure map is upgrading it to a RARE map by using a Rare Map Dust. The benefit of upgrading a map is that it will double the reward and increase the chance of obtaining rare loots. (Which during the current event, it will increase the chance of dropping the LE trap) This Rare Map Dust can be obtained either from donation or the market place.
  • Ancient Relics are stored in your collectibles section of your inventory.

Step 1 – Ancient Relic Hunt

First you need to go around the kingdom and hunt any of the mice in the following list (the number at the end represents the Ancient Relic drop rate):

The above mice will have a chance of dropping Ancient Relics. So collect 1 to 2+ , however it depends if you were looking for a good treasure map or if you don’t really mind what map you get from the Treasure Map Scroll Case.

So if you want to hunt for a good  map for make your treasure hunt easier, you might want to get a few Ancient Relics and hunt down a few Treasure Map Scroll Cases and open them up until you get the treasure map that you want, else you will only need 1 Ancient Relics to obtain 1 treasure map from the Ancient Relic Hunter.

Note: The approximate drop rate of ancient relics for the above list is obtained from the link: http://goo.gl/VpKHM


Hunting Areas: Forbidden GroveAcolyte Realm

List of Mice to catch:

  • Realm ripper
  • Reaper
  • Acolyte
  • Chrono

This is recommended because the mice are relatively easy to catch while there are 4 mice that drops Ancient Relic while you are doing a “Acolyte Hunt”. However the down side to this is you will require Ancient Cheese and Runic Cheese. If you have difficulties with obtaining a good supplies of these, other areas might be better for you.

Step 2 – Catch the Ancient Relic Hunter

The Ancient Relic Hunter had changed from a 7 days cycle to 25 days cycle with 25 different locations to range from (since 6th May 2013 update). Wait until more information is being confirmed on how the cycle is designed. For now go to one of the following website to track where the Ancient Relic Hunter is:

Normal Treasure Maps

Upon catching the Ancient Relic Hunter you will lose 1 Ancient Relic and leave you a Treasure Map Scroll Case. Opening the Treasure Map Scroll Case you will obtain a treasure map or if lucky some Rare Map Dust as well. This map can vary between Easy, Medium, Hard, Elaborate and Arduous  and each of these maps can be upgraded by using the Rare Map Dust (Dust can be obtained from donation, the market or Treasure Map Scroll Case). Upon upgrading you will get double the reward and increased chance of rare loot. 

Living Garden Treasure Maps (30 Living Garden Mice)

Living Garden TM1

If your rank is Baron+ you have a chance of getting the Living Garden Scroll Case upon catching the Ancient Relic Hunter. Opening this will give you a Living Garden treasure map. This map can also be dusted with a Rare Map Dust into a Rare Living Garden treasure map. With the map dusted the reward is doubled.

Living Garden TM2

Find helping hands

You can also hunt with 4 of your selected friends. By completing the treasure hunt together all your friends will get the reward.

To obtain the treasure chest you need to catch every mice listed in the treasure map description. Each mouse you catch on the list will give you a clue to the final treasure.

The list below listed the mice you need to hunt down for the common treasure maps:

Note: The list you get from the treasure map is randomly selected from the listed mice below in each map difficulty.

Easy Treasure Maps

  • Brown Mouse – Harbour | King’s Arms| Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Windmill
  • Cowardly MouseMeadow/Town of Gnawnia
  • Dwarf MouseBazaar | Calm Clearing | Novice Ground | Laboratory | Training Ground | Tournament Hall
  • Field Mouse – Novice Ground
  • Flying Mouse (SB+)Meadow | Windmill | Town of Gnawnia | King’s Arms | Tournament Hall
  • Gold Mouse – Dojo| Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Tournament Hall | Windmill
  • Granite Mouse – Bazaar | Harbour | Laboratory | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia
  • Grey Mouse – Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Windmill
  • Master Burglar Mouse – Bazaar | King’s Arms | Town of Gnawnia
  • Ninja Mouse – Mountain | Training Grounds | Dojo
  • Silvertail Mouse (SB+) – Harbour | King’s Arms | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Tournament Hall | Windmill
  • Spud MouseWindmill
  • Steel Mouse – Bazaar | Harbour | Laboratory | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia
  • Tiny Mouse – King’s Arms | Meadow | Windmill
  • White Mouse – Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Windmill

Medium Treasure Map

  • Bat Mouse – Great Gnarled Tree | Town of Digby | Mousoleum | Catacombs | Forbidden Grove
  • Bionic Mouse Bazaar | Harbour |Laboratory | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia
  • Black Window Mouse –  Recommends at Lagoon
  • Brown Mouse Harbour | King’s Arms| Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Windmill
  • Chameleon Mouse – Calm Clearing | Cape Clawed | Great Gnarled Tree | Nerg Plains
  • Flying Mouse (SB+) – Meadow | Windmill | Town of Gnawnia | King’s Arms | Tournament Hall
  • Gold Mouse – Dojo| Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Tournament Hall | Windmill
  • Granite Mouse – Bazaar | Harbour | Laboratory | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia
  • Moosker Mouse – Calm Clearing | Great Gnarled Tree
  • Mummy MouseMousoleum | Catacombs
  • Mutated Grey Mouse – Acolyte Realm | Bazaar | Forbidden Grove | Laboratory | Mousoleum
  • Mutated White Mouse – Acolyte Realm | Bazaar | Forbidden Grove | Laboratory | Mousoleum
  • Nibbler Mouse (SB+) – Bazaar | Cape Clawed | Great Gnarled Tree | King’s Arms | S.S. Huntington III | Town of Gnawnia | Town of Digby | Training Grounds | Tournament Hall
  • Ninja Mouse – Mountain | Training Grounds | Dojo
  • Nomad Mouse Great Gnarled Tree | Lagoon
  • Ravenous Zombie Mouse – Mousoleum | Catacombs | Forbidden Grove
  • Sylvan Mouse – Calm Clearing | Cape Clawed | Derr Dunes | Great Gnarled Tree | Jungle of Dread
  • Tiger Mouse – Great Gnarled Tree | Lagoon
  • White Mouse – Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Windmill
  • Zombie Mouse – Town of Gnawnia | Mountain | Burroughs region | Catacombs | Forbidden Grove

Hard Treasure Map

  • Bear Mouse – Calm Clearing | Great Gnarled Tree
  • Briegull Mouse – S.S. Huntington III
  • Centaur Mouse – Great Gnarled Tree | Lagoon
  • Chameleon Mouse Calm Clearing | Cape Clawed | Great Gnarled Tree | Nerg Plains
  • Diamond Mouse – Dojo | Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Tournament Hall | Windmill
  • Giant Snail Mouse – Catacombs | Mousoleum
  • Gold Mouse –  Dojo| Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Tournament Hall | Windmill
  • Keeper Mouse – Catacombs
  • Master of the Cheese Belt Mouse Meditation Room
  • Master of the Cheese Claw Mouse Meditation Room
  • Monk Mouse – Training Grounds | Dojo
  • Mummy Mouse Mousoleum | Catacombs
  • Mutated Grey Mouse Acolyte Realm | Bazaar | Forbidden Grove | Laboratory | Mousoleum
  • Ooze Mouse Catacombs
  • Pinchy Mouse Cape Clawed | Elub Shore | S.S. Huntington III
  • Pirate Mouse Harbour | Meadow | S.S. Huntington III
  • Realm Ripper – Forbidden Grove
  • Steel Mouse – Bazaar | Harbour | Laboratory | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Digby | Town of Gnawnia
  • Student of the Cheese Belt Mouse – Dojo
  • Sylvan Mouse – Calm Clearing | Cape Clawed | Derr Dunes | Great Gnarled Tree | Jungle of Dread
  • Tiger Mouse – Great Gnarled Tree | Lagoon
  • Vampire Mouse – Mousoleum | Catacombs | Forbidden Grove
  • White Mouse Harbour | King’s Arms | Meadow | Mountain | Town of Gnawnia | Training Grounds | Windmill
  • Worker Mouse  (SB+)  – Training Grounds | Dojo

Note: More map lists will be added as I get in touch with other lists

Living Garden Map Example List

Living Garden TM List P1

Living Garden TM LIst P2

Recommended locations for RARE/SB+ mice

Format: Location – Attraction Rate


King’s Arms – 2.97%
Tournament Hall – 1.94%

Training Grounds – 1.94%
Town of Gnawnia – 1.88%
S.S. Huntington III – 1.42%
Bazaar –  0.58%
Training Grounds – 0.26%
Town of Digby – 0.03%
Great Gnarled Tree – 0.11%
Cape Clawed – 0.05%

Black Widow

King’s Arms – 0.69%
Largoon – 0.61%
Harbour – 0.42%
Town of Gnawnia – 0.32%
Meadow – 0.27%
Training Grounds – 0.13%
Bazaar – 0.06%
Great Gnarled Tree – 0.05%
Town of Digby – 0.01%


King’s Arms – 3.71%
Meadow – 3.36%
Windmill – 2.78%


King’s Arms – 5.85%
Tournament Hall – 3.87%
Training Grounds – 3.87%
Meadow – 2.91%
Windmill – 2.68%


King’s Arms – 3.75%
Harbour – 2.14%
Town of Gnawnia – 1.44%


Dojo – 1.65%
Training Grounds – 0.91%

All data base on Horntracker

Tips for treasure map hunting

  1. Always invite 4 other friends to help along
  2. Analyse the list and group the mice base on areas.
  3. Plan out what each of your friend should focus on, spread your friends out to focus on each particular area.
  4. SB+ is required, so make sure at least 1 or 2 of your team mates are willing to use some SB+ on certain mice on your list.
  5. If obtained an Elaborate or Arduous map and you have the spare gold, you should use a Rare Map Dust on the map to get a great amount of rewards.

Limited Edition Trap – Ancient Gauntlet

Any type of Treasure Map has a chance of finding a Treasure Chest containing this trap! Using Rare Map Dust to upgrade your map to a Rare Treasure Map more than doubles your chance!

Special Effects

This long-forgotten trap can lend much-needed aid to hunters attempting the long climb up the King’s Gauntlet. While the statues may look dormant and docile, one of them has been secretly replaced with an incredibly patient hunter droid. Let’s see if the mice notice!

Tier 1 mice caught with this trap will be so frightened, they’ll drop two Tier 2 Gauntlet potions!

  1. September 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    In my view the rare treasure map should be named hard treasure map. Whenever you upgrade your map with rare map dust, it will turn into rare…map.
    There are 2 more maps, arduous and elaborate.

  2. September 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    your rare treasure map mice doesn’t match mine…so perhaps it is randomised?

    • October 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      It pretty much is generated from a list of mice, it only pick a fix amount of mice from that list for a treasure map. So they are all randomized. I am just listing the possible mice that might appear in your treasure map.

  3. November 10, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Thanks for sharing this information with us, I will return every month to read more.

  4. Jeremiah
    November 12, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    the best

  5. ramstein
    January 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    black widow is definitely not a superbrie only mouse: use gnarled in the lagoon or radioactive blue in the lab/catacombs.

  6. Kat
    April 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Your hard treasure map list is missing the nibbler mouse.

    • April 9, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      As being stated, those are just for illustrations, isn’t a complete list.

  7. Darren
    April 13, 2013 at 3:17 AM

    does the limited edition trap still available??

  8. Casey
    April 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I have 1 sample of Elaborate Treasure Map. Maybe someone will find it useful:
    1. Lich Mouse
    2. Mystic Bishop Mouse
    3. Stinger Mouse
    4. Elub Chieftain Mouse
    5. Seer Mouse
    6. Conjurer Mouse
    7. Derr Lich Mouse
    8. Ooze Mouse
    9. Mintaka Mouse
    10. Student of the Cheese Fang Mouse
    11. Student of the Cheese Belt Mouse
    12. Master of Cheese Claw Mouse
    13. Monk Mouse
    14. Realm Ripper
    15. Ravenous Zombie Mouse
    16. Mummy Mouse
    17. Chameleon Mouse
    18. White Mouse
    19. Nibbler Mouse
    20. Chipper Mouse
    21. Pygmy Wrangler Mouse
    22. Polar Bear Mouse
    23. Swarm of Pygmy Mice
    24. Iceblade Mouse
    25. Assassin Mouse
    26. Bear Mouse
    27. Riptide Mouse
    28. Brimstone Mouse
    29. Snow Slinger Mouse
    30. Living Ice Mouse

  9. May 7, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    is the living garden scroll permanent?

    • May 7, 2013 at 10:22 PM


      • May 8, 2013 at 12:50 AM

        Dex D. Akio :

        I meant not “permanent” in Inventory, Is the Loot from Relic Hunter is permanent?

      • May 8, 2013 at 1:11 AM

        Yes it’s a permanent addition

  10. May 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Under Recommended locations for RARE/SB+ mice how are you calculating the attraction rates for Black Widow Mice? I would recommend setting the cheese to SB+ and Excluding All events to best determine attraction rates. While I agree that the Lagoon is the best place to hunt without SB+ – I like using Gnarled Cheese for the best attraction rate – when using SB+ I like the Harbour over your recommendation of King’s Arms

    • May 8, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Interesting, I will reinvestigate on this. 🙂

  11. Asakura Roido
    May 9, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Seems like the link to “Step 1 – Ancient Relic Hunt” isn’t working. Mind if you check on that? Thanks!

  12. Felix
    May 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Say, is the Ancient Gauntlet trap still available?

    • May 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      Yes it is

      • Felix
        May 15, 2013 at 5:31 AM

        How long will this be available? Will it ever expire or stop dropping?

      • May 15, 2013 at 7:19 AM

        It is planned so it will be gone in the future, but when is still unknown.

  13. andy
    May 16, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    this is a list of a medium treasure map that a hero had picked up with map dust
    Elven Princess Mouse

    Lycan Mouse

    Tiny Mouse
    Field mouse
    Brown mouse
    Chameleon mouse
    Sylvan mouse
    Pirate mouse
    White mouse
    Mummy mouse
    Ravenous Zombie mouse

    Bat mouse

    Giant snail mouse

    Zombie mouse

    Vampire mouse

    Mutated grey mouse

    Monster mouse

    Mutated white mouse

    Ninja mouse

    Diamond mouse

  14. k3rb3r05
    May 30, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    2nd Sample of Elaborate regular (not LG; do LG maps come in flavors -easy/hard/elaborate- as well?)

    Acolyte Mouse
    Bear Mouse
    Chameleon Mouse
    Chipper Mouse
    Derr Lich Mouse
    Diamond Mouse
    Elven Princess Mouse
    Harvest Harrier Mouse
    Iceblade Mouse
    Icicle Mouse
    Lich Mouse
    Living Ice Mouse
    Living Salt Mouse
    Master of the Cheese Belt
    Master of the Cheese Claw
    Monk Mouse
    Mummy Mouse
    Mystic Mouse
    Mystic King Mouse
    Ooze Mouse
    Swarm of Pygmy Mice
    Pinchy Mouse
    Polar Bear Mouse
    Realm Ripper
    Riptide Mouse
    Soothsayer Mouse
    Technic Bishop Mouse
    Tiny Mouse
    Twisted Fiend Mouse
    White Mouse

    • May 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

      BTW LG maps don’t come in different difficulties and thanks for the list, will add it in.

  15. k3rb3r05
    June 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    3rd sample of elaborate

    Balack the Banished
    Blacksmith Mouse
    Chameleon Mouse
    Chipper Mouse
    Conjurer Mouse
    Conqueror Mouse
    Derr Lich Mouse
    Sand Cavalry Mouse
    Magmarage Mouse
    Dwarf Mouse
    Elub Lich Mouse
    Falling Carpet Mouse
    Flutterby Mouse
    Iceblade Mouse
    Infiltrator Mouse
    Jurassic Mouse
    Living Salt Mouse
    Mintaka Mouse
    Monk Mouse
    Mystic Rook Mouse
    Ooze Mouse
    Pie Thief Mouse
    Swarm of Pygmy Mice
    Polar Bear Mouse
    Princess Fist
    Ravenous Zombie Mouse
    Riptide Mouse
    Student of the Cheese Belt
    Student of the Cheese Fang
    Student of the Cheese Claw
    Technic King Mouse
    Tiny Mouse
    Twisted Fiend Mouse
    White Mouse
    Yeti Mouse

  16. andy
    July 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    I think that under the hard treasure map we have a problem
    Keeper Mouse – Ancient Potion | Coal | Corrupted Radioactive Blue Potion | Keeper’s Candle | Plankrun’s Journal Cover…….

    I don’t think that is what it is suppose to say is it?

  17. August 23, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    this is an example of an arduous common treasure map i just opened:

    Assassin Mouse
    Chameleon Mouse
    Chess Master
    Conqueror Mouse
    Sand Cavalry Mouse
    Magmarage Mouse
    Dojo Sensei
    Falling Carpet Mouse
    Iceblade Mouse
    Icicle Mouse
    Infiltrator Mouse
    Lady Coldsnap
    Living Salt Mouse
    Magma Carrier Mouse
    Master of the Che…
    Mintaka Mouse
    Monk Mouse
    Mystic Rook Mouse
    Ooze Mouse
    Pie Thief Mouse
    Swarm of Pygmy Mice
    Polar Bear Mouse
    Pygmy Wrangler Mouse
    Riptide Mouse
    Seer Mouse
    Snake Charmer Mouse
    Soothsayer Mouse
    Stinger Mouse
    Student of the Ch…
    Technic Rook Mouse
    Twisted Fiend Mouse
    White Mouse
    Yeti Mouse

    5 mice are in areas I have not gone to yet – I am a baroness

    in addition i went on a tourney a few days ago and the relic hunter showed up. I received 11 treasure maps and 2 LG maps in 6 hours… mean developers..

  18. Potato
    October 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    I think LG scrolls can be dropped at lord. I got one in my inventory even though I’m just a lord

    • October 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      Cool thanks for letting me know.

  1. October 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

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