|Appears in||Dungeon Keeper|
|Followed By||Blaise End|
Mirthshire is the 17th level in Dungeon Keeper.
Mirthshire is a Tower Defense map. You must thwart incoming adventurers seeking battle and treasure. These parties are said to have "moved quickly to mobilise their forces against you" and do indeed start tunneling in just before the first Payday elapses.
Claim the two portals, lay down some good-sized rooms, and train the first 8 Creatures that call. It's a cinch. Numerous as the Heroes are, their levels are rather low for this late stage, and a well-drilled death squad can waste their silly little parties.
This is not the only approach and certainly not the most inventive. Getting rid of the Knight that spawns at ~29 minutes is the necessary and sufficient condition for winning the map, and it does not matter how it is done.
It is possible to wall-in the south portal and, with foreknowledge of exactly where to tunnel, the far west-side Gem Seam, and remain completely safe and insulated. This grants you freedom from the limits imposed by the Heroes' timed ingress; i.e., the Dungeon you want, when you want it. There is also unclaimed dirt around the north Portal. An Imp can be dropped out there to tunnel around; could be useful since Sight of Evil is unavailable here.
|Red Keeper (Human)|
|Starting Forces|| 7 Level 1 Imps|
1 Level 10 Imp
| May Attract
| May Create or Summon
|| Traps & Doors
- Portal Speed: 500 Turns
- Creature Pool:
- Neutral Assets
To summarize: there are just a few heroes already on the board (Wanderers section, below). Over the course of a half-hour some 70 more Heroes come in, as parties, through various Hero Gates (Groups section, below). They are led by Tunneller dwarves. The timers are unconditional. The exact schedule is given in the Events section below.
- Hero Party "ONE"
- Hero Party "TWO"
- Hero Party "THREE"
- 1 5 3 3 - 1650 gold
- The Priestess in this party uses a Wind spell that will blow friends and foes everywhere. This party appears twice.
- Hero Party "FOUR"
- Hero Party "FIVE"
- Hero Party "SIX"
- Hero Party "XX"
- Hero Party "YY"
- Hero Party "FINAL"
This map runs a steady, timed release of the hostile parties listed above, all through Hero Gates. Note that they don't enter in the order of their "NUMBER."
- Hero Gate Locations
- South Dungeon
- Southeast Dungeon
- Northeast Dungeon
- North Dungeon
- Northwest Dungeon
- Southwest Dungeon
- Southwest Dungeon
- Briefing Message
- "Your location is already known to the heroes of this land. They have moved quickly to mobilise their forces against you. It's pathetic. They deserve to have their heads impaled on lances for such impudence."
- Turn 8500
- Hero Party "ONE" enters through Gate 4
- Turn 9000, Message
- "The heroes of this realm possess treasures of great power. Obviously, these should belong to you. I'm certain you will settle the matter of their ownership in your own way."
- Turn 10,050
- Party "THREE" enters through Gate 2
- Turn 11,500
- Party "ONE" enters through Gate 3
- Turn 13,250
- Party "TWO" enters through Gate 6
- Turn 15,500
- Party "ONE" disembarks at Gate 5 and heads for Baggage Claim
- Turn 17,050
- Three parties charge in at this moment. "THREE" enters again, at Gate 5. "FIVE" enters at Gate 4. "SIX" enters at Gate 3.
- Turn 18,500
- Party "ONE" enters through Gate 1
- Turn 20,000
- Party "FOUR" enters through Gate 1
- Turn 22,500
- Party "ONE" enters through Gate 6
- Turn 32,000
- The parties "XX", "YY", and "FINAL" all simultaneously pile in through Gate 7.
As in Tulipscent, this realm is dotted with small, White-owned fortifications that can be explored and looted.
The Northwest Dungeon has several squares containing multiple Poison Gas Trap apiece, and with the Fairies fluttering around a pool behind the door, one might have thought they meant this dangerous little area to hold the Hidden World. Instead, the Hidden World is in a room far to the south, quite obvious to see, and unguarded. All that's here is a Make Safe.
|"Mirthshire. Industrious citizens go about their daily business with care, enthusiasm, and diligence; there is no crime, and everybody is working for the common good. It is a disaster of a place, and deserves razing."|
|— The Mentor, Intro|
|"Dragon Tyne. We set fire to this place. It's still burning with a fierce, unnatural intensity— so we can't get anywhere near it— but we're sure you'll love it! Once it's cooled down a bit."|
|— Cannon Outro|
- This is the highest realm where the Outro narration bytes appear to be out-of-sync with the Intro bytes. These files are in the directory \SOUND\ATLAS\. The "GOOD" files should not be changed. As the Mentor reckoned the whole site ought to be burned to the ground, the most suitable match to Mirthshire, GOOD17.WAV, seems to be Dragon Tyne, BAD12.WAV.
|GOOD02.WAV||BAD02.WAV||Mention of Demon Spawn|
|GOOD03.WAV||BAD03.WAV||Inhabitants' altered viewpoints|
|GOOD04.WAV||BAD18.WAV||Mention of Trolls|
|GOOD05.WAV||BAD05.WAV||The quietude broken by screams|
|GOOD06.WAV||BAD07.WAV||What became of the bunnies|
|GOOD09.WAV||BAD10.WAV||The legions of Hell rode in|
|GOOD10.WAV||BAD11.WAV||Inhabitants' violent death|
|GOOD11.WAV||BAD06.WAV||Feeding on the dead?|
|GOOD13.WAV||BAD14.WAV||Being together, in a mass grave|
|GOOD14.WAV||BAD15.WAV||Sleepy farms got "developed"|
|GOOD16.WAV||BAD17.WAV||No more flowers|
|GOOD18.WAV||BAD19.WAV||A great battle|
|GOOD20.WAV||BAD20.WAV||Skybird Trill named|
- The names for this level in other languages are as follows:
|Italian||Contea Del Riso|
|Chinese||快乐之郡 / 欢笑郡|
- ↑ Prima's Official Guide To Dungeon Keeper Gold Edition. p. 206. Prima Publishing. 1998. ISBN 978-0-7615-1581-4.