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Stage 25 – Crystal Library

Required Rank

 Lord /  Lady

New Mice

Special Area Notes

Crystal Library is a place with a mice group of  Zurreal’s Breed. Part of the mice in this area are effective with Physical Traps and the other part is effect with Tactical Trap.

Mice effective with Physical Traps

  • Explorator
  • Pocketwatch
  • Steam Grip
  • Scribe

Mice effective with Tactical Traps

  • Bookborn
  • Tome Sprite
  • Flutterby
  • Infiltrator
  • Effervescent
  • Walker
  • Aether
Note: Even tho some mice are more effective with physical and others more effective with tactical, using either type of trap is fine in this area.

Trap Setup

Tactical Setup

Zugzwang’s First Move Molten Shrapnel Base** Gouda
middle
1,030,000 gold 720,000 gold 600 gold/piece

* Can substitute with 2012 Big Boom Trap or your best tactical trap available

** Can substitute with Snake Jade Base

Physical Setup

Enraged Rhino Bot * Molten Shrapnel Base** Gouda
middle
1,300,000 gold 720,000 gold 600 gold/piece

* Can substitute with Chrome Rhino Bot or anything stronger physical trap you have

** Can substitute with Snake Jade Base

Assignments Menu

The main goals in Crystal Library are completing the assignments available here. There are 6 types of assignments available, at first you can only pick up “Catalog Library Mice” assignments and as you collect more Library Points the rest will be unlocked accordingly.

Note: The later on assignments have different versions, some of them are very troublesome to do, therefore you can always smash them with your Hunter’s Hammer and collect another after 1 hour since you last collected your last assignment.

The following is a menu of all the available assignments, press CTR+F and search the assignment you are looking for.

  • Catalog Library Mice
  • Library Research (Require 20 LP)
    • Library Mice Research
    • Library Power Type Research
  • Zugzwang Research (Require 50 LP)
    • Seasonal Garden Research
    • Mystic/Technic King Research
  • Furoma Research (Require 130 LP)
    • Furoma Research Assignment
    • Pagoda Research Assignment
    • Dojo Sensei Assignment
  • Advanced Zugzwang Research (Require 150 LP)
    • Mystic/Technic Amplifier Assignment
    • Advanced Amplifier Assignment
  • Zureal Research (Require 900 LP)
  • Additional Rewards Information

Assignments

1. Catalog Library Mice

  • Requirements: None
  • Rewards:
    • 20 Library Points
    • 1 Yellow Tome of Wisdom (45,000 points)
    • 15-25 Wealth Charms
    • 0-1 Bubbles Bookends
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Required to catch 8 random types of mice in Crystal Library
    • No special tactic is needed to catch them, just use either your best physical or tactical trap

2. Library Research

  • Requirement:  20 Library Points

Library Mice Research

  • Rewards:
    • 30 Library Points
    • 0-1 Yellow Tome of Wisdom (45,000 points) or Green Tome of Wisdom (90,000 points)
    • 15-25 Wealth Charms
    • 0-1 Bubbles Bookends
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Catch 8 mice out of 5 different types or 2 mice of certain types
    • Possible chance of being asked to catch the Tome Sprite (If this is the case and you don’t have spare SB+, it is recommended that you smash this assignment. As this mouse require SB+ to better attract)

Library Power Type Research

  • Rewards:
    • 30 Library Points
    • 0-1 Yellow (45k points) or Green (90k points) Tome of Wisdom
    • 15-25 Wealth Charms
    • 0-1 Bubbles Bookends
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Catch 3 types of mice using traps of specific power types or required to catch 2 or 3 mice of certain types.
    • No tactic is needed for this assignment, beyond switching your trap types.

3. Zugzwang Research

  • Requirements: 50 Library Points

Seasonal Garden Research

  • Rewards:
    • 80 Library Points
    • 0-1 blue Tome of Wisdom (130,000 points)
    • 6-8 Wealth Charms
    • 40-60 Amplifier Charms
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Catch a number of mice in the Seasonal Garden in certain setup constrain, such as catching mice from specific seasons.
    • Might need to wait for the right seasons to complete this assignment
    • Refer to Stage 23 – Seasonal Garden for help

4. Furoma Research

  • Requirements: 130 Library Points

Furoma Research Assignment

  • Rewards:
    • 90 Library Points
    • 0-1 Purple Tome of Wisdom (180,000 points)
    • 8-12 Wealth Charms
    • 3 Tokens of the Cheese Belt/Fang/Claw
    • 1-3 Rumble cheese OR 1-2 Maki Cheese
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Catch number of mice in the Training Grounds and/or the Dojo with certain setup like the ZLM (Tactical Types). You will also be asked to catch one Master of the Dojo Mouse.
    • Maki cheese could be required for this assignment, however if that’s the case and you don’t have spare SUPER|Brie+, you might want to smash this assignment.
    • If you are asked to “Catch 10 or 1 Hapless Mice” , Hapless appears a lot by using Brie cheese in the Meditation Room or Pinnacle Chamber.

Pagoda Research Assignment

  • Rewards:
    • 90 Library Points
    • 0-1 Purple Tome of Wisdom (180,000 points)
    • 8-12 Wealth Charms
    • 3 Tokens of the Cheese Belt/Fang/Claw
    • 1 Master Belt/Fang/Claw Shard
    • 2-3 Rumble cheese OR 1 Onyx Stone
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Asked to catch Students and Masters from all three schools, and one Master of the Dojo mouse.
    • Refer to Stage 11 – Foruma School for setup tips

Dojo Sensei Assignment

  • Rewards:
    • 90 Library Points
    • 0-1 Purple Tome of Wisdom (180,000 points)
    • 8-12 Wealth Charms
    • 3 Tokens of the Cheese Belt/Fang/Claw
    • 2 Master Belt/Fang/Claw Shards
    • 2-3 Rumble cheese OR 1 Onyx Stone
  • Assignment Tasks
    • One of the most difficult assignment out of the three
    • Catch 2 Students of a certain  school using an Onyx Mallet.  If you can’t or not planning to craft Onyx Mallet, then smash this assignment.
    • Even tho Onyx Mallet is the correct power type, you will still find this assignment relatively hard
    • Also need to catch 8 Master from each school, 2 Master of Dojo mice, and 1 Dojo Sensei
    • Refer to Stage 11 – Foruma School for tips

5. Advanced Zugzwang Research

  • Requirement: 150 Library Points
  • Recommendation:
    • Have a Blackstone Pass Trap, Obvious Ambush Trap, and a good supply of Checkmate cheese
    • Before starting this assignment, you might want to buy some Uncharged Scholar Charms from the Crystal Library Charm Shoppe. These will transform into Scholar Charms upon catching a Chess Master mouse. (These would be useful later)

Mystic/Technic Amplifier Assignment

  • Rewards:
    • 150 Library Points
    • 0-1 Purple Tome of Wisdom (180,000 points)
    • 6-8 Wealth Charms
    • 20-25 Amplifier Charms
    • 2 Rook Crumble Charms
    • 20-40 Spellbook Charms
    • 1-2 Mystic Curd OR 1-2 Technic Cheese Mould OR 1-2 Checkmate cheese
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Step 1 – Asked to catch mice in Seasonal Garden
    • Step 2 – Asked to catch the Pawns of one side using the correct Pawn Pincher
    • Step 3 – Asked to catch the Queen and the King using Checkmate cheese
    • Step 4 – Asked to catch a Chess Master with Checkmate cheese

Advanced Amplifier Assignment

  • Rewards:
    •  150 Library Points
    • 0-1 Purple Tome of Wisdom (180,000 points)
    • 6-8 Wealth Charms
    • 20-25 Amplifier Charms
    • 4 Rook Crumble Charms
    • 40-60 Spellbook Charms
    • 2 Mystic Curd OR 2 Technic Cheese Mould OR 2-3 Checkmate Cheese
  • Assignment Tasks
    • Step 1 – Asked to catch mice in the Seasonal Garden (You might required Spellbook Base)
    • Step 2 – Asked to catch the Mystic King with Checkmate cheese (Blackstone Pass Trap may be needed)
    • Step 3 – Asked to catch the Technic King with Checkmate cheese (Obvious Ambush Trap may be needed)
    • Step 4 – Asked to catch a Chess Master

Zurreal Research

  • Requirement: 900 Library Points
  • Rewards:
    • 400 Library Points
    • 0-1 Blue Tome of Wisdom (130,000 points)
    • 1 Scholar Charm
  • Assignment Tasks
    • This assignment will lead you all over Gnawnia to collect materials to craft the Zurreal’s Folly trap. This trap is capable of catching the Zurreal the Eternal mouse.
    • Collecting following materials are only possible when the assignment is active:
      • 1 Desert Travel Almanac from Centaur mice in the Great Gnarled Tree (normal cheese) or Lagoon (Wicked Gnarly Cheese)
      • 1 Encyclopedia Gnawnia from Master Burglar mice in the Town of Gnawnia (Use Gilded Cheese)
      • 6 Luscious Lumbers from Kung Fu, Monk, Samurai mice in the Trainning Grounds
      • 1 Mesh Netting from Leviathan and Squeaken mice in S.S. Huntington II
      • 3 Ectoplasmic Essence from Ghost mice in the Mousoleum (Use radioactive blue cheese)
      • 3 Warp Nails from Realm Ripper mice in the Forbidden Grove during closing time (Refer to Stage 18)
      • 3 Runestones from Stonework Warrior mice in the Jungle of Dread (Need to use Magical Havarti [Blue])
      • 1 Draconic Book from Whelpling mice in Dracano (need to use Inferno Havarti Cheese)
      • 1 Lich Jewel from Balack the Banished or the three Lich mice in Balack’s Cove
    • Now use the above 9 materials with the amount that listed above to craft the Zurreal’s Folly (No blueprint needed)
    • By crafting the Zurreal’s Folly  you had completed the assignment

Catching the Zurreal the Eternal

  • The real purpose of crafting the Zurreal’s Folly is to catch Zurreal the Eternal, to catch it arm Zurreal’s folly with a Scholar Charm in the Crystal Library.
  • Upon catching the Zurreal the Eternal, it drops Reaper’s Perch Blueprints, now you can use the following recipe to craft the Reaper’s Perch trap. (EST. Cost: 2,767,750 gold):

Reaper’s Perch Blueprints 1
Droid Parts* 1
Metamorphic Rocks** 6
Onyx Stones*** 6
Runes**** 6

* From Bazaar General Store

** From Seasonal Garden General Store

*** Loot from Master of the Dojo

**** Loot from Forbidden Grove

    • This new trap is a upgrade for the Clockapult of Time, now Jungle of the Dread mice are now significantly easier!

Additional Rewards Information 

  • Amplifer Charms – charge up Tower Amplifier faster everyone time catching a mouse in Seasonal Garden
  • Bubbles Bookends – Rare collectible
  • Rook Crumble Charms – give a bonus power against Rooks in the Zugzwang’s Tower
  • Scholar Charms – required to attract the Zurreal the Eternal mouse in the Crystal Library (Only consumed upon successful capture)
  • Spellbook Charms – give a power bonus while Spellbook Base is armed
  • Wealth Charms – increase the amount of gold you get from mice by 5% (to a maximum of 1,800 gold per mouse) [Only consumed upon successful capture]
    • Recommended areas to use Wealth Charms:
      • King’s Gauntlet with Tier 7 or 8 Cheese
      • Pinnacle Chamber with Rumble or Onyx Gorgonzola
      • Dracano with Inferno Havarti
      • Derr Dunes with Crunchy

Advance to Stage 26 – Fiery Warpath

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  1. May 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Yo dex, you missed out on Mystic/Technic King Research. It’s under Zugzwang research, 1 of the 2 possible assignments.

    • May 5, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      Cool will add those back in soon 🙂

      • June 14, 2013 at 3:56 AM

        Technic King Research Assignment is still missing.

  2. August 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Thanks! This guide helped me.

  3. Teck Yen
    September 21, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    So that means we have to do around 5 rounds of the advanced zugzwang’s research to do the zurreal’s folly assignment??

  4. March 18, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    i love your work, if you have time, please update with M400 info. thanks.

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