CastleVille has become a more magical, whimsical land as time has gone on, and there's perhaps no better example of the game's focus on the "impossible" than the new Hidden Mage Academy. This large castle/school will allow you to start your training to be the master of magic via a series of seven "Mage Academy Revealed" quests. We're here with a complete guide to finishing these quests, thanks to Zynga. Let's get started!
Up Hill Both Ways
Feed 1 Sheep
Have 3 Berries
Explore the Mage Academy Square
The Academy's square is found to the right of the Gremlin village, and it requires 100 Castle Level points, 1 Exploration Crystal and 1,000 coins to explore. You'll find Professor Plume in this new section of your land, along with tons of plants and mushrooms. You're in for a lot of work if you want to clear this entire space for use later, but for finishing just this first quest, you'll receive 2,000 coins, 40 XP and four Green Feathers.
Have 3 Dew Drops
Craft 3 Sun Staffs
Use Sun Staffs to clear a Shroomed Item
The Dew Drops can be earned by posting a general request to your news feed. Meanwhile, the Sun Staffs can be crafted in the Studio using two Magic Wards, four Green Feathers, three Aquamarine and five Beeswax each. Thankfully, a Sun Staff only takes five seconds to craft, so once you earn the Magic Wards (via a general news post on your feed), you can quickly start working on clearing Shroomed items. These items are found in the new Hidden Mage Academy square, and items may require one or more Sun Staff to actually clear. For instance, a Shroomed Unicorn takes 15 Sun Staffs, while a basic Slumber Shrooms takes just one Sun Staff. After you finish this quest, you'll receive 2,500 coins and 50 XP.
From the Ground Up
Prepare Sight Unseen
Plant 5 Tomatoes
Repair the First Stage of the Founder's Statue
Sight Unseen in a new quest that's available in the blue "Celestial" portion of the Spell Book. It requires four Lunar Soil, five Flower Seeds, 10 Red Feathers, and five Berries to create. The Lunar Soils are earned via a general news post on your wall. Meanwhile, the Founder's Statue will eventually be a Royal Item in your Kingdom, offering Castle Points to your overall total, but that will only happen after you repair it. The first stage of repairs requires five Sticky Spores, five Bronze Bars and 12 Stone Blocks. The Sticky Spores are earned when you clear Slumber Shrooms, brings this back around to the main task at hand. After you finish this quest, you'll receive 2,500 coins and 50 XP.
Silent But Deadly
Banish 3 Gloom Wolves
Have 3 Down Feathers
Collect 10 Ogre's Belches
As a reminder, Gloom Wolves can be drawn out while tending items like flowers and animals in your Kingdom. To earn Ogre's Belches, you'll need to tend items like Grass, Roots or Bushes. Finally, Down Feathers can be earned while tending Geese. Once you complete this relatively easy quest, you'll receive 2,000 coins and 40 XP.
The Best Offense
Craft 2 Flaming Swords
Have 5 Walls
Complete Stage 2 of the Founder's Statue
A single Flaming Sword requires items like Amber, Alchemist's Powders and more to create. Walls, meanwhile, are as cheap as 200 coins in the store, but you likely have five pieces in your Kingdom already anyway. Finally, the Founder's Statue upgrade requires 12 Sticky Spores, two Mortar, seven Polish Rags and two Engraving Tools to complete. The Polish Rags can be earned by posting a general request on your news feed for help, while the Engraving Tools must be crafted using Hammers, Wood and more. Completing this quest gives you 2,500 coins and 50 XP.
Harvest 12 Pumpkins
Cast Sight Unseen Level II
Clear 3 Slumber Shrooms
Sight Unseen Level II is another Celestial spell in the Spell Book. It requires more Lunar Soils, more Beeswax and more Sticky Spores to craft. You'll also need to stockpile a Fireheart Spell to use as the final ingredient here. As for the Pumpkins, they can be harvested in three hours or less, depending on how many water tiles / items you have sitting next to them to boost their growth. After you finish this quest, you'll receive 3,250 coins and 65 XP.
Revealed at Last!
Castle Sign Unseen Level III
Clear 5 Shroomed Items
Complete the Founder's Statue
The five Shroomed items here must be five new items, in addition to those that you've already cleared before this quest. As for the Sight Unseen Level III spell, this one requires more Lunar Soil and Fireheart Spells, along with Rainbow Feathers to create. Finally, the Founder's Statue requires 20 Sticky Spores, 10 Fire, 12 Amber and five Steel Bars to finish off entirely. For completing this final quest, you'll receive 3,250 coins, 65 XP and a Mage Hat for both male and female avatars. The Mage Academy will also become fully visible in your Kingdom.
It's likely that this Hidden Mage Academy will play a bigger role in our Kingdoms in the future, and we'll make sure to let you know if we're ever required to use it for something else. Stay tuned, and good luck!
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