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Did the spider one too. Liked the lore on that one the best.
Tox remembers the Arachnodome


The Arachnodome, also known as the Spider Dungeon, was a Hyper Dungeon located in Everfroze during Dragonhollow's Fourth Era.

It was part of Dungeon Quest.


Description


The Arachnodome was a massive packed ice sphere hidden amongst the frozen spikes and permafrosted plains of Everfroze.

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Interior of the Arachnodome

A black beacon shone above the dungeon.

The interior was dark and hollow, featuring a snow-covered floor and three treasure chests floating in the air.

The Arachnodome was appropriately defended by a wealth of spiders. The boss, a hulking web-weaver that regenerated its health, was supported by a number of fast invisible minions with poisonous bites.


Enemies


All regular mobs could spawn inside the dungeon due to low light levels.

  • Cavespider 28px x30 Patu Marplesi
  • Spider 28px x1 Goliath Bird Eater






Treasure


There were three treasure chests hidden within the dungeon.


History


Scholars believed that the Arachnodome may have been part of an ancient fortress built by Ymir, which HyperSilence later incorporated into a Hyper Dungeon. This was supported by the fact that it was located within the borders of his Everfroze realm and the existence of his armor in its treasure chests.

On 4E:405, Tox discovered the Arachnodome.

He immediately constructed his usual design to gain a foothold in dungeons, the "killing floor" that featured a series of fence gates and slabbed ports that allowed him to more securely attack overpowered mobs and an "overwatch" area above where he could observe and strategize his next moves.

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Tox battles Goliath Bird-Eater

However, because the Arachnodome was filled with climbing spiders, he found in more difficult to construct an overwatch position and eventually he retreated below to do battle with them. Though not difficult to kill, a single bite from the Patu marplesi cave spiders was enough to kill and he found himself frequently having to consume health potions and eat the golden apples they dropped upon death.

The dungeon boss, Goliath Bird-Eater, eventually launched a vicious attack and managed to glitch through Tox's fence gates, though not before he escaped to safety. From his secondary overwatch position, he continued to thin the arachnid horde and then advanced again to attack the Goliath. The spider had regenerative capabilities and a significant increase in health, allowing it to soak up heavy amounts of damage. Nevertheless, Tox defeated it and then returned home to replenish his alchemy stores.

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Tunneling up from beneath

The killing floor was rendered useless once the remaining cave spiders began congregating into the center and opposite side of the massive sphere, forcing Tox to dig a shaft underneath the Arachnodome and up through its obsidian center and entering the dungeon itself.

Despite taking serious damage, he survived to pacify them and recover the loot without suffering any deaths.


Behind the Scenes


The following is out-of-universe information about the real world Dragonhollow.

A book provided the following background information about the dungeon:

"The idea for this one came from a huge spider being outside in my mom's backyard. I thought to myself, “I should make a spider dungeon in DH.” So I did :D. The boss spider is the Goliath Bird Eater, which is named after the world's largest spider. It has 100 health, it regens, and has a speed boost. Its minions, however, I feel are the real threat. They are invisible cave spiders (watch out for that poison!) that are named Patu Marplesi, named after the smallest spiders in the world. They have decent health and attack boost as well. Good luck in here! Also, the design for this dungeon was a bit new for me, as I'm still exploring how to use WorldEdit. Just go with it lol."

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