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Skull Island

Skull Island is the sixth accessible island in Kingdom New Lands, added in via the Skull Island DLC[1]. The island itself bears a distinctive skull shape, owing to its eponymous name, and can only be accessed after all five other islands have been conquered.

Access Edit

The first time Edit

To access the Skull Island for the first time, the monarch must conquer the 5th island. Once on the boat and looking for the next adventure at the map, the Skull Island is revealed, turning into a selectable option. Selecting it and clicking the Continue button will transport the monarch and the crew to the new island. To immediately verify the arrival on the Skull Island, see that the broken ship doesn't accept coins.

After being victorious Edit

Blazon with skulls

A blazon of a monarch who conquered the Skull Island.

Once surviving the Skull Island, it will be available at the map as any other island, following though the same general condition: the same island cannot be chosen twice consecutively. So after finishing the 6th island, in order to play it again, another island (any other, not only the 5th) must be chosen before.

Creating new characters from the map (by clicking the "New Game" button), does not erase the fact you've accomplished the 6th island challenge. This may be immediately verified by opening the Menu and seeing the 4 little skulls encrusted under the blazon. Even though you'll have to escape any other island before, to then travel to the Skull Island again.

Layout Edit

Statues and Shrine Edit

Available:

Not available:

Mounts Edit

The only mount available is the horse. If the monarch wants to ride any special mount, it's recommended to bring it from the previous island.

Hermits Edit

There is no hermit cottage in the Skull Island. So, the only hermit available will be the one the monarch bring in the boat from the previous island.

Vagrant camps Edit

There are only two vagrant camps, one to the left, the other to the right of the Town Center. It will mostly follow the 5th island standard, where the camps are very far from the Town, almost on the Cliff Portals' adjacency; but RNG may spawn one of them nearer sometimes.

Portals Edit

Skull Island
Left side Town
Center
Right side
Cliff
Portal
3 Small
Portals
3 Small
Portals
Cliff
Portal

Win condition Edit

Unlike all other islands, which contain a dock at one end, both ends of the island are capped by Cliff Face Portals, meaning that the only way to defeat Skull Island is for the monarch to eliminate all portals on both sides, rather than the usual strategy of constructing a boat and sailing away.

This condition along with the absence of hermits, special mounts and some statues ensure that the island is made to be the most challenging encounter for the monarch thus far, leaving them with no choice but to use their survival skills to the fullest.

Instant defeat condition Edit

Apart from having the crown stolen by the greedlings the Skull Island brings an additional defeat condition, which is associated with the new sculpture: the Hourglass Statue. If the hourglass is fully depleted, the monarch loses the challenge. The default time for the hourglass to deplete (i.e. if no coins are given to it) is 50 days, more precisely it'll deplete during the night of the 49th day.

References Edit

  1. Available for free at STEAM Store.
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