CastleVille Gloom Swamp Quests: Everything you need to know

Towards the bottom of your Kingdom in CastleVille, you might have noticed that a "river" of green swampy... goo was flowing through the area. While you could expand into some of these areas on your own prior to this week, the Gloom Swamp feature has officially become a major element in the game via the Gloom Swamp quest set. This set starts with a basic quest - Reeking Havoc - that asks you to unlock your first Expansion dealing with the Gloom Swamp, and then expands from there.

Reeking Havoc
  • Have 170 Castle Level
  • Collect Taxes from 5 Buildings
  • Explore Gloom

This particular square of Gloom has relatively low requirements: 170 Castle Level, four Exploration Crystals and 21,000 coins. When you finish this quest, you'll receive 1,000 coins and 20 XP.

Gloom Vision Goggles
  • Have 4 Eye of Newt
  • Have 320 Castle Level
  • Explore Gloom

These Eyes of Newt come from a general news post on your wall, asking friends to help. The second Gloom area you'll need to explore requires you to have 320 Castle Level, five Exploration Crystals and 40,000 coins. Finishing this quest gives you 1,000 coins and 20 XP.

From here, you'll actually jump into the numbered 10-part Gloom Swamp quest series.

Ea de Gloom Orc
  • Banish Gloom Orc
  • Sell 3 Honey
  • Collect 7 Ogre's Belch

Rewards: 1,500 coins, 30 XP, Firefly Bush

Fit for a Swamp
  • Consume 3 Grape Juice
  • Have 3 Fly Swatters
  • Explore another Gloom Area

Rewards: 1,500 coins, 30 XP

Gloom Roots!
  • Have a Studio
  • Craft 3 Purity Talismans
  • Cleanse 3 Swamp Roots

The Purity Talismans are an item you'll need to craft, and you can then use them to "cleanse" the Swamp Roots. If you'd like, think of this as a sort of Ice Pick / Frozen Item situation, in that you originally needed to craft Ice Picks to interact with ice-covered items in the winter event. When you finish these tasks, you'll earn 1,750 coins and 30 XP.

Listen! You Smell Something?
  • Banish 3 Gloom Orcs
  • Ask for 7 Empty Flasks
  • Harvest 10 Tomatoes

Rewards: 1,500 coins, 30 XP, Sonja's Old Dinghy decoration

Rooted in Evil
  • Have 2 Studios
  • Craft 10 Purity Talismans
  • Free 3 Animals Trapped in Swamp Roots

Rewards: 1,000 coins and 20 XP

Spread the Word
  • Unwither 10 Neighbor Crops
  • Chop 20 Trees
  • Have 7 Purity Talismans

Rewards: 1,500 coins and 30 XP

Going Deeper
  • Cleanse 2 Swamp Roots
  • Buy 3 Nature Items
  • Explore Deeper into Gloom Swamp

Rewards: 1,500 coins, 30 XP, Critter Den decoration

Swamp Rejuvenation
  • Banish 2 Gloom Orcs
  • Have 10 Bags of Sand
  • Craft 2 Fertilizers

Rewards: 1,750 coins and 35 XP

Cleansed with Flame
  • Craft 2 Cleansing Flames
  • Cleanse Gloom Trees

You'll have to craft additional Cleansing Flames if you have more than two Gloom Trees to cleanse, as that's the only item that will banish them. Your rewards for finishing this are 1,750 coins and 35 XP.

In Foul Territory
  • Have 6 Purity Talismans
  • Have 10 Spy Glasses
  • Craft 4 Exploration Crystals

Rewards: 1,750 coins, 35 XP, Swampy Pond

There doesn't appear to be a time limit on these goals, so if you'd like to finish some other tasks first, feel free to do so. The Gloom Swamp will still be there waiting for you when you're ready.

What do you think of these Gloom Swamp Quests? Are you happy to expand into areas that the quests ask you to, or will you ignore those requirements for now? Sound off in the comments.
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