Ravenshire Castle Sneaking Tips



Ravenshire Castle Sneaking Tips by Ralee Ok

This information has been provided by Ravenshire Castle Material Links Group – http://www.facebook.com/groups/shirecastle/ and was compiled by Ralee OK, Diane Larose Klimek, Joeri Hefti and Gunnvor Karita.STRATEGIES:

  • Choose your best point of entrance (sit and look a while to determine that).
  • Loot all heartpieces to maximize your score.
  • Loot decorations that light up green or blue! The white/grey decorations give the least points.
  • It pays to scroll around the castle to see how many green items are positioned in what room, BEFORE actually entering the castle to sneak through it.
  • Sneaking points are not lowered if you have been seen as intruder. Sometimes you can use “being seen” to lure guards away from their standing points.
  • Pay attention to where the character (a non-guard gator) is running to, in order to get the guard, usually the guard will come search for you that same way.
  • Try to use all 15 sneak energies before you escape, to maximize the score.
  • Patience, patience, patience!
  • If you’ve got enough energy to sneak 3 times… DO NOT sneak the same castle directly after the first sneak through… it seems you gain fewer XP’s and coins that way. Sneak, for instance, through castle 8, then 5, and then 8 again.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Heartpieces are counted separately in this overview, since they multiply your score!
  • Green items include all green items found in addition to the heartpieces.
  • Blue items pay usually 40 or 50 XP’s and fewer coins (sometimes ‘only’ 30 XP’s though)… delivered in a singel XP-package (one star)
  • Green items can pay from 20 to 70 XP’s (and usually more coins too)… delivered in up to 3 star-packages
  • Generally it looks as if the bigger the green (or blue) item is, the more it yields. A small green bookshelf pays only 20 XP’s, whereas a bigger green cupboard pays around 70… and a green tapestry pays more as the bookshelf too

Pointers and details below are intended for the more advanced sneaker. This doc is a work in progress! Everyone that has helpful tips to the different castles, are encouraged to add them, so others can benefit :-D

Sneakiness Scoreboard

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Sneakiness Scoreboard, example:

* For some reason my name and picture (Gunnvor) is not showing, but I’m the Friend.

* In the top right corner you can also see my Sneakiness level. I’m level 18, with 213,082 sneak points.

* I’ll hit level 19 with 222,875 sneak points.* Under “rewards” you see how many gator crests, coins, XP’s (and sometimes even items) you won

* once you see this screen… even a freeze or OOS after clicking “return home” will make you recieve the mentioned rewards

* unfortunately you cannot scroll up to see the number 1 scrore (nor too far down)

* the number below “Multiplier” is the number of “heartpieces” minus one, you’ve looted… heartpieces are the main items that come with the specified rooms (throneroom, courtyard, garden, wizard sanctum, kitchen, etc) (for this example I looted 5 heartpieces).

Start Menu

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START MENU:Before you go you are asked to choose a few Power-ups.

Upload as many powers as you can here, even if you don’t plan to use them. If you don’t use them while sneaking, you will still have them later!The start menu also shows the 5 best scores by your friends in the Castle you are about to enter.

Friends Sneakiness Levels

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So what are are your friends Sneakiness levels?This example shows Diane Larose Klimek’s Castle as it looks from my (Gunnvor’s) dashboard when visiting.

MY game level/XP level is shown top left. I’m level 49. I can then see Diane’s Castle level top right, she is Castle level 50. Finally on the neighbor bar, I can see that Diane is XP level 26 and Sneakiness level 23.

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CASTLE # 1: Westreach Post

Gators: 1
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 2
Green Items: 1 (2)
Blue Items: 0

Difficulty (1-10): 1
Need for Sneaking Powers: No

POINTERS: This castle is very easy. If you are new to sneaking, it might be a good idea to alternate between this castle and castle No 2 for practice, until you get the hang of it :-D There’s 11 items you can loot in the 2 available rooms and the corridors “under” the red guard area. For maximum use of your 15 actions, you will need to lure the guard away 1 time, so loot all 11 first, and then lure the guard away. The best place to let the Gator notice you, is in the corridor to the right of the courtyard (just stand there and let yourself be noticed, instead of walking into that area when the jailer is there already!). Run to the corridor right to the throne room, and most of the times the guard will check the courtyard first, giving you the chance to get to the last item (the ‘green’ Wanted Poster) and loot it… then escape.

DETAILS: Numerous entrance points. Pillory – green (pillory gives nothing if no prisoner) 1 Wanted poster in hallway – green.

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CASTLE # 2: Thornyridge Castle

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 4
Green items: 7 (6)
Blue items: 2

Difficulty (1-10): 2
Need for Sneaking Powers: No

POINTERS: This castle is easy. If you are new to sneaking, it might be a good idea to alternate between this castle and castle No 1 for practice, until you get the hang of it :-D 13 loot-worthy (green or blue) items, including the heartpieces. Loot those first, and then try to loot 2 more (grey) items… in case you need to escape before being finished ;-)

DETAILS: Numerous entrance points. Throne room: Castle Landscape, Flagon, Clock – green, Trophy Stand – blue. Courtyard: Pillory – green (only yields if there is a prisoner). Sanctum: Potions, Crystal Ball – green. Garden: Wishing Fountain, Jewel Berry Pot – green. Entrance room: Book of Formulas – blue.

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CASTLE # 3: Gator Gulch
Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 3
Green items: 5
Blue items: 0

Difficulty (1-10): 2
Need for Sneaking Powers: No

POINTERS:

DETAILS: 4 possible entrance points, green Wanted Poster, Cross bow, 2 Archery targets, Castle Landscape, green, Storage not much (use to get all 15 items).

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CASTLE # 4: FoggyTooth Swamp

Gators: 3
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 3
Green items: 9
Blue items: 1

Difficulty (1-10): 2
Need for Sneaking Powers: No

POINTERS:

DETAILS: 4 possible entrance points. Throne Room: Storage Shelf, Gilded Torch – green. Guardpost hallway: Fairy in a Bottle – green, Trophy Stand – blue. Middle hallway: 2 Royal Torch – green. Garden: Illuminated Manuscript, Recipe Shelf – green. Garden: Arhcery Target – green. Right hallway: Raventhorn Tapestry – green.
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CASTLE # 5: Duskfall Tower

Gators: 5
Slow Guards: 0
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 5
Green items: 9
Blue items: 0

Difficulty (1-10): 5
Need for Sneaking Power: Advisable

POINTERS: This castle is recommended by Savvy Sneaker Joerii (sneakiness lvl 25) for Silver Gator Crests! Loot the Chest (even if it is grey) to get bonus items, such as a pennant, a wall torch or a steam.

DETAILS: Numerous entrance points. Back hallway: Raventhorn Tapestry – green. Garden: 2 Green Man – green. Sanctum: Collected Curios, Storage Shelf – green, Chest – grey. Courtyard: Well, Wanted Poster – green. Kitchen: Recipe Shelf, Dishwasher, Prep Station – green.

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CASTLE # 6: Badcroc Fort

Gators: 3
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 3
Green items: 4
Blue items: 0

Difficulty (1-10): 2
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: For those wanting maximum score in this castle the challenge her would be to loot the items in the guarded hallway, including one green item. For now, not having tested the sleep bomb, we recommend luring the guard away, by letting a Gator see you, then quickly loot ONE item, possibly only a “half” item, and repeating this proceedure until you have looted what you want.

DETAILS: 2 possible entrance points. Throne Room: Fireplace – green. Courtyard: Green Man, Map and Ledger – green. Guarded Hallway: Recipe Shelf – green.

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NOTE!! CASTLE 7 IS STILL LOCKED TO MOST PLAYERS!! Only player that started recently will have this Castl available.

CASTLE # 7: Longsnout Creek
Gators: 3
Slow Guards: 0
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 3
Green items: 9
Blue items: 2

Difficulty (1-10): 5
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: For maximum score you will have loot guarded Trophy Stand. Luring guard away is difficult. Disguise or stink bomb is recommended, use when one action left.

DETAILS: 4 possible entrance points. 1 fixed gator, 2 moving gators. Garden: 2 Collected Curios – green. Hallway by the Garden: Wanted Poster, Gilded Torch – green. Courtyard: Archery Target – green. Hallway by the courtyard: Gilded torch – green. Guarded hallway: Trophy Stand – blue. Throne Room: Crossbow, Training Dummy – green, Trophy Stand – blue. Hallway behind Throne Room Lion Portrait – green.

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CASTLE # 8: Shadowsplit Keep

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 0
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 5
Green items: 16
Blue items: 2

Difficulty (1-10): 4
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: This castle is recommended by Savvy Sneaker Joeri (sneakiness lvl 25) for Silver Gator Crests! Loot the Chest (even if it is grey) to get bonus items, such as a pennant, a wall torch or a steam.

DETAILS: Numerous entrance points. Garden: Wishing Fountain – green. Sanctum: Royal Nutcracker, Storage Shelves, Manuscript, Tapestry – green, Autographed Picture – blue. Ante room: 2 Gilded Torches – green. Courtyard: Well, Training Dummy – green. Kitchen: Prep Station, Recipe Shelf, Dish Cupboard – green. Wizard Sanctum: Staff of Power, Workbench, Manuscript – green, Chest – grey. Room off the kitchen: Manuscript – green, Sir Lionheart – blue.

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CASTLE # 9: Sharpclaw Ridge

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 0
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 4
Green items: 21
Blue items: 2

Difficulty (1-10): 3
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS:

DETAILS: Numerous entrance points. Sanctum: Staff of Power, Storage Shelves, Shelf Rare Books, Globe, Potions – green, Book of Formulas – blue. Throne Room: 2 Gilded Torches, Flagon, Map, Crystal Ball – green, Trophy Stand – blue. Courtyard: 2 Knight Protectors, 2 Archery Targets, Crossbow – green. Ante room: (with Fast Guard in it) WantedPoster, Recipe Shelf – green. Outer hallways: 4 Knight Protector Shields – green.

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CASTLE # 10: Weathermist Stronghold

Gators: 3
Slow Guards: 2
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 4
Green items: 4
Blue items: 0

Difficulty (1-10): 5
Need for Sneaking Power: Yes

POINTERS: You should bring at least 2 Sneaking Powers; more if you forget to loot enough in the first 2 rooms. If you are very lucky with how the Gators are positioned/move around, this Castle can also be done without Sneaking Powers, by showing yourself to the Gators. They will fetch the guard, and you can pass the guard watch point while guard is away.

DETAILS: 1 possible entrance point. Wizards Sanctum: Shelf of Rare Books – green. Garden: 2 Green Man, Fairy Portrait – green.

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CASTLE # 11: Bonetail Hill

Gators: 2
Slow Guards: 2
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 4
Green items: 5
Blue items: 1

Difficulty (1-10): 2
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: Easy

DETAILS: 2 possible entrance points. Wizard Sanctum: Wizards Workbench, Globe, Book of Formulas – green. Throne Room: Godfrey Picture – blue. Garden: Manuscript, Windmill, Fairy House – green.

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CASTLE # 12: Scaleface Bend

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 2
Fast Guards: 0

Heartpieces: 5
Green items: 16
Blue items: 4

Difficulty (1-10): 5
Need for Sneaking Power: Yes

POINTERS: The gators move around a lot and one heartpiece is guarded. It should be possible to do this castle without powers, but a disguise or two might come in handy. On the guarded heartpiece a noxious gas is NOT recommended. You need to stand in the hallway between guard and door to ‘storage room’ in order to drive the guard away, and that will make the guard move INTO that courtyard!

DETAILS: 5 possible entrance points. Storage room: Curio Cabinet – blue. Courtyard: Advanced Well, Bench, Knight Protector Shield, Wanted Poster – green. Throne Room: Crossbow – green, 2 Sir Lionheart – blue. Garden: Fountain, 3 Berry Pots – green. Wizards Sanctum: Bench, Potions – green, Book of Formulas – blue. Kitchen: Fairy Helper, Dishwasher, 2 Recipe Shelves, Prep Table – green.

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CASTLE # 13: Willowshade Point

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 5
Green items: 9
Blue items: 3

Difficulty (1-10): 4
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: Since there are plenty green/blue items to loot, choose the large green items first, then the blue ones, and if you still have actions left, some small green items. Even though the jewel berry pots show green, they don’t always give coins or sneakiness XPs (when they don’t, they don’t cost actions either)

DETAILS: Multiple entrance points. Guarded hallway: Crossbow – green. Kitchen: Collected Curios, Flagon – green. Throne Room: Floating Candle, Royal Torch – green, Trophy Stand, Book of Formulas – blue. Courtyard: Map & Ledger, Training Dummy – green, Sir Lion Heart – blue. Garden: Fairy in a Bottle, Greenman – green.

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CASTLE # 14: Blackwater Glenn

Gators: 4
Slow Guards: 1
Fast Guards: 1

Heartpieces: 5
Green items: 3
Blue items: 2

Difficulty (1-10): 4
Need for Sneaking Power: No

POINTERS: Sneaking this castle requires waiting. Waiting for the Gators to move around, waiting for them to pass you unseen in the hallways. Several areas will never be entered by the Gators (like the two hallway areas by the front gate).

DETAILS: 2 entrance point. Garden: Fairy Portrait – blue. Courtyard: Paper Lantern – green. Kitchen: Recipe Shelf, Nutcracker – green. Wizards Sanctum: Autographed Portrait – blue.

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