Disclaimer; The conclusions and views of this post are purely based around Game Knowledge and Educated Guesses, they do not reflect the views of Kingsisle Entertainment and are not definite.
Recently, we’ve been looking at some clues both on and off the game to determine what future worlds will be, along with where they’ll be located. While we already know that Monquista’s Stormgate is located in Skull Island, Marleybone’s in MooShu, and Valencia’s in Dragonspyre, what about other worlds? Where will we access Krokotopia from? Darkmoor? How about El Dorado itself?
The first step to figuring out these essential questions is to travel to existing Spiral Passages and look at what worlds can be seen in the distance.While it may seem like they are completely random worlds, our results proved otherwise.
After laying out all of the data in an Excel Sheet and making important notes, it we were able to draw conclusions as to what worlds would be
displayed. Below is just one example of our results; in this case, the Spiral Passage we are in is from Skull Island to Monquista.
In this case, we can see that we will have to travel no more than three worlds to reach our target world. For example, as Valencia is seen in this Stormgate, we can travel Monquista → Dragonspyre → Valencia, which is three worlds. This holds true for all of the results we collected; no matter the Spiral Passage we were in, we could always find a route consisting of three or less worlds to take us to our target world.
So, how does this help us? In order to understand the less obvious worlds, we must first understand the existing ones. Notice that Krokotopia is also seen in the Stormgate from Skull Island to Monquista. Using this approach, our question is: Where can the Stormgate to Krokotopia be found?
Of course, there will be more than one possible answer – it’s unfortunately hard to narrow it down too much, as there are a number of worlds with open Stormgates: Dragonspyre, Marleybone, and Aquila are just among the ones we’ve seen. And, if we return to Valencia in the next update, won’t there be more Stormgates there? It is the center of the Spiral’s commerce, after all.
One possible route is Monquista → Dragonspyre → Krokotopia (there’s an unused Stormgate in Avernus Skyway!), while another is Monquista → Aquila → Krokotopia (we will also prove this further in an upcoming post). While there are unused Stormgates in Marleybone, a path taking less than three worlds cannot be found from Skull Island or Monquista to Marleybone. Therefore, using this technique, it is unlikely for Krokotopia’s Stormgate to be found in Marleybone.
We’ve taken a look at possibilities for other worlds, including Zafaria, Wizard City, Wysteria, and even the mysterious “Lighthouse” world that currently remains a mystery. As none of these seem to be plausible possibilities for the first arc, we have been focusing more on the worlds that have dominant roles: Krokotopia, Polaris, and Darkmoor. We’ll further on Polaris in the second addition to this segment; for now, let’s look at Darkmoor’s possibilities.
Darkmoor, the world of many mysteries. Something important seems to be there, something that our Pirates may have to track down very soon. Some say it’s based off of pre-modern Britain, while others can argue it referencing Romania. One question, however, still remains: Where can it be found?
The Stormgate from Skull Island to MooShu can help answer this question
– Darkmoor can be seen in that Spiral Passage from a distance . We can find two possible paths here:
MooShu → Marleybone → Darkmoor
MooShu → Valencia → Darkmoor
Keep in mind that there is an unused Stormgate to Valencia in MooShu, which is why the second possibility works. Can Darkmoor still be that last Stormgate in Avernus Skyway? We’re not ruling that out – the theme of both worlds seem to be similar, and Madame Vadmina certainly seemed to have knowledge of what lurks near that Stormgate…
Quotes from Bishop
Bishop was able to help us out a bit here, and a certain line from his puppet show gives some insight regarding unused Stormgates.
There definitely seems to be a Stormgate linking Valencia and Marleybone (Why wouldn’t there be one? Those are two of the Spiral’s greatest powers!), and there are several unused Stormgates in Westminster Skyway. While he could be referring to ones in Albion or Kent Skyways, would this really be a surprise attack, then, if Marleybonean officials could see Armada ships sailing between Skyways and have time to ambush them? It seems much more likely for there to be direct passage from Westminster to Valencia.
While it is uncertain if we will use all of the existing Stormgates in the first arc, it’s likely that we will use most of them. Below is one possibility of what Marleybone’s unused Stormgates could lead to.
We may not ever use that Valencia Stormgate (at least not for a LONG while), considering that we already have two unused ones in Skull Island and MooShu, but it’s very possible for there to be the Stormgates to Polaris and Darkmoor in Marleybone.
This seems to also support our conclusion that Krokotopia will not be in Marleybone – perhaps its Stormgate will be located in Aquila. There must be a way that Ulysses got ahold of the Rosetta Stone, after all – such a fragile artifact might not be able to survive transport between so many Spiral Threads.
On the next post, we’ll be taking a closer look at some cool hints KingsIsle dropped in Valencia and Marleybone – what findings could they
possibly lead to?