CastleVille Book of Sinister Schemes Quests: Everything you need to know


A brand new quest series has appeared within CastleVille, but this one is actually a bit difficult (or, at the very least time consuming) to activate, as you'll need to have completed all six goals of the Gloom Lord quest line in order to receive it. You'll also need to be at least Level 30 in the game, which is a time consuming process in and of itself. Once you've completed both of those requirements, Alastair will come to you for help in deciphering the contents of Faugrimm's Book of Sinister Schemes via a quest series of the same name. Here's a guide to finishing them off!

Breaking the Book

  • Have 6 Lenses

  • Have 20 Wool

  • Craft 1 Purity Talisman

The Lenses are earned by posting a general request to your friends for help. You'll receive 4,250 coins and 85 XP for finishing this quest, which is actually a lot considering the relative ease of this first quest.

Secrets Revealed

  • Have 30 Farm Plots

  • Harvest 30 Crops

  • Craft 2 Leather

You can plant and harvest any crop you'd like, so feel free to plant something with a short growth time in order to more quickly finish this quest. You'll earn 3,250 coins and 65 XP when it's finished.

Be Prepared!

  • Craft 1 Corn Dog

  • Have 7 Sticks of Butter

  • Tend 20 Houses

Rewards: 4,250 coins and 85 XP

Danger! Danger!

  • Have 4 Kitchens

  • Tend 5 Kitchen Support Buildings

  • Harvest 20 Tomatoes

The "Kitchen Support Buildings" are structures like the Bakery, which provides cooking ingredients but doesn't allow you to craft inside it. As for the fourth Kitchen, this is one of the most time consuming and arguably difficult building projects in the game, but we brought you a look at how to build it right here. You'll earn another 4,250 coins and 85 XP for finishing this quest.

Triple Digit Heat

  • Craft 2 Kegs

  • Have 5 Water Pumps

  • Craft 3 Chocolate Bars

Rewards: 5,250 coins and 105 XP

Faugrimm's Sinister Schemes

  • Get 25 Pails of Water

  • Have 10 Moat or River Tiles

  • Craft 1 Infinity Fish Bowl

Rewards: 5,250 coins and 105 XP

Lifting the Shroud

  • Have 7 Flasks

  • Buy 4 Troughs

  • Tend 25 Animals in your Kingdom

The Flasks are earned through a general news item on your wall. You'll receive 3,250 coins and 65 XP for finishing this quest.

Two Extremes

  • Have a Storage Cellar at Level 3 or Higher

  • Tend 15 Royal Buildings

  • Craft 5 Wood Planks

The Storage Cellar can be upgraded by collecting items like Wood Planks and Stone Blocks. You'll receive 4,250 coins and 85 XP when you finish this quest.

The Calm Before the Storm

  • Craft 3 Bags of Nails

  • Have 10 Glass

  • Have 8 Old Socks

The Old Socks are earned by posting a general news item on your wall for your friends to help you out. You'll receive 5,250 coins and 105 XP for completing this quest.

Weathering the Storm

  • Have 20 Stone Blocks

  • Craft 4 Mortar

  • Water 7 Saplings

You'll earn another 5,250 coins and 105 XP for finishing this final quest in the series. Hopefully, we'll see some easier quest series released in the future, but for now, this definitely gives veteran players lots to work on in their Kingdoms. Good luck!

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What do you think of these Sinister Schemes quests? Have you unlocked them in your Kingdom, or are you still trying to make your way to Level 30? Sound off in the comments!