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The Twilight Forest Guide - The Highlands


We've come to the final leg of our epic journey through the Twilight Forest as we take a look at the final zone - The Highlands…

Main Menu

  • I: Getting Started
  • II: The Woods
  • III: The Swamp
  • IV: The Dark Forest
  • V: The Ice Kingdom
  • VI: The Highlands - You are here!

After defeating the Snow Queen, you are safe from the toxic rains and able to enter the Highlands. It's time to end this journey and ascend to the final plateau. Let's take a look at the final chapters of your adventure.

Table of Contents

  • The Highlands
  • Troll Caves

  • Mushroom Garden Vault
  • Magic Beans
  • Cloud Cottage
  • Lamp of Cinders
  • The Final Plateau

Entering the Highlands you will notice it is a rough land - there's shrubs and dirt everywhere, and the trees are dark, giving the whole place a gloomy mood. The surface is rather safe, though you won't be able to progress up the final plateau because of the Thornlands in between.

Your actual goal is to look for the Troll Caves, an underground lair for the trolls that live there, and the home of their most valuable treasures - two of which you'll need to progress. You'll find your entry easily, as the Troll Caves show up on the map and often surface through ravines and the natural cave system.

Inside of the Troll Caves, you will encounter only one new danger - the Trolls. A Troll is very similar to the golem you see in Overworld villages - they even kind of resemble each other. They can deal tons of damage and are quite fast, so it is recommended you keep your distance and use ranged weapons. They can sometimes drop Magic Beans - an item you need, but unless you're that lucky, you'll have to head to the…

… Mushroom Garden Vault - a central area of the Troll Cave and home to their most trusted treasures. True to its name, you'll be able to recognize the Mushroom Garden Vault by its mushrooms and the obsidian vaults and towers that dot the room. There are smaller obsidian vaults made of normal obsidian, and one giant one that is made of giant obsidian - you can ignore that one for now, and I'll explain the giant adjective soon. You'll need to break open one of the smaller ones and loot the chest inside until you finally obtain the Magic Beans.

Once you've got the Magic Beans, the next step is to go back to the surface and get under one of the giant clouds in the sky you might have noticed. Under it, find a strange new type of dirt and plant the beans there by right-clicking. A magical beanstalk will sprout leading to the cloud above…

Once you've climbed to the cloud, you'll see that it isn't just a cloud - it's a Cloud Cottage made out of giant blocks. These giant blocks are actually a whole new thing - you can break them using giant tools that look comical when equipped on your normal-sized self, and place them anywhere for a giant cube.

Inside the Cloud Cottage there will be several giants that have your skin - an illusion trying to fool you into a false sense of security. These things are hostile, though slow and easily defeated with any sort of ranged weapon. And you'll need to defeat a few, until a giant pickaxe drops, which is what you need to move on.

Once you have the giant pickaxe, you will head back to the Mushroom Garden Vault and find the giant obsidian vault. As it is giant obsidian, it can only be destroyed with a giant pickaxe.

Once you do, inside you'll find a chest with some loot and a Lamp of Cinders - your way through the Thornlands. If you head back to the surface and try using the Lamp of Cinders on the thorn vines, you'll see that they crumble to dust easily, while earlier they were indestructible. With this, you can climb up to the Final Plateau…

Ah, yes. The Final Plateau - the final part of your journey. What sort of epic battle will take place here, what dangerous structure awaits here? None. Yup, the Final Plateau is, as of the writing of this article, empty. While this lackluster climax to your epic adventure is disappointing, you can at least enjoy the empty space and the fact that you made it to here. It's about the journey, not the destination, isn't it?

We've reached the end of this journey. We hope you've enjoyed this look at one of the biggest and best mods out there. The Twilight Forest is truly a magical adventure that you should definitely try. Though it can drag on for times, especially when you get lost in the giant structures, or can't even find the said structures (a problem which delayed the writing of this guide time and time again), it's truly a stunning world and really quite amazing for a free mod.

Stay tuned for more Twilight Forest, as well as Minecraft mods in general. Like always, feel free to leave any feedback you might have in the comment section below.

Version of mod reviewed: v2.3.3  for Minecraft 1.7.10.