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Skybird Trill
DK1 MAP00020
Statistics
Appears in Dungeon Keeper
Level Number 20
Preceded By Mistle
Number of Other Keepers 1


Skybird Trill is the 20th and final level in Dungeon Keeper.

Here we have a showdown with the Avatar, a boss-grade Hero with many loyal retainers at his beck. Their fortress squats in the center and appears to be abandoned for the time being. This is the doing of some other Keeper in the region who wants to eat your lunch, but attacking him is optional.

After being crunched for so many levels, it is good to once again be in command of ample resources and powerful creatures.


ContentEdit

KeepersEdit

  • Portal Speed: 600 Turns
  • Creature Pool:
Troll-icon Troll     30
Dark-mistress-icon Mistress 30
Hound-icon Hound 30
Dragon-icon Dragon 21
Vampire-icon Vampire 21
Bile-demon-icon Bile Demon 20
Warlock-icon Warlock 17
Orc-icon Orc 17
Red Keeper (Human)
Creature Limit 25
Starting Gold 20,000
Starting Forces 8 Imps
May Attract
          Bile-demon-icon Dragon-icon Troll-icon
Orc-icon     Hound-icon        
May Create or Summon
Imp-icon       Skeleton-icon Ghost-icon Vampire-icon  
Rooms
Treasure Room Icon Small Lair Icon Small Hatchery Icon Small Training Room Icon Small
Library Icon Small   Guard Post Icon Small Workshop Icon Small
Prison Icon Small Torture Room Icon Small Barracks Icon Small Temple Icon Small
Graveyard Icon Small ScavengerRoom Icon Small
Spells
Possession Icon Small CreateImp Icon Small   SpeedMonster Icon Small
Mustobey Icon Small CallToArms Icon Small ConcealMonster Icon Small  
CaveIn Icon Small Heal Icon Small Trap Lightning Small ProtectMonster Icon Small
Chicken Icon Small Disease Icon Small    
Traps & Doors
  Trap Gas Small Trap Lightning Small  
Trap Boulder Small Trap Word Small
    Door Iron Small Door Magic Small
Blue Keeper
Creature Limit 30
Starting Gold 2,460,000
Starting Forces 5 Level 10 Imps
Level 10 Vampire
May Attract
        Warlock-icon Bile-demon-icon Dragon-icon Troll-icon
  Dark-mistress-icon   Hound-icon     Vampire-icon  
May Create or Summon
Imp-icon       Skeleton-icon Ghost-icon Vampire-icon Horned-reaper-icon
Rooms
Treasure Room Icon Small Lair Icon Small Hatchery Icon Small Training Room Icon Small
Library Icon Small Bridge Icon Small Guard Post Icon Small Workshop Icon Small
Prison Icon Small Torture Room Icon Small Barracks Icon Small Temple Icon Small
Graveyard Icon Small ScavengerRoom Icon Small
Spells
Possession Icon Small CreateImp Icon Small SightofEvil Icon Small SpeedMonster Icon Small
Mustobey Icon Small CallToArms Icon Small ConcealMonster Icon Small  
CaveIn Icon Small Heal Icon Small Trap Lightning Small ProtectMonster Icon Small
Chicken Icon Small Disease Icon Small    
Traps & Doors
  Trap Gas Small Trap Lightning Small  
Trap Boulder Small Trap Word Small
    Door Iron Small Door Magic Small


Dungeon SpecialsEdit

  • Increase Level x2 - Immediately east of Red's Gold Seams, these are safe to excavate.
  • Increase Level x2 - Further east is a lesser White dungeon containing these. Digging to this place is safe for the time being, but puts the Gem area and Imps more at risk during the Heroes' invasion.
  • Resurrect Creature - Avatar's castle, in a corridor on the far west side
  • Increase Level - in a chamber adjoining the White Dungeon Heart. This makes 5 Increase Levels that you can plan for.

Neutral ThingsEdit

  • Portal beside Red Dungeon Heart
  • Gem Seam - 4 open faces east of Red's location, safe to excavate
  • Horned-reaper-icon10 - in the Torture Chamber of the Avatar's castle, southeast end
  • Fly-icon1  Fly-icon1  Fly-icon1  Fly-icon1  Beetle-icon1  Beetle-icon1  Beetle-icon1  Beetle-icon1  - vermin that seem to have moved into the White dungeon after its abandonment

Wandering HeroesEdit

Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10      
Open water, north of Red, isolated on west side of a land bridge to the Avatar's castle that has not been dug out.
Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10  Tentacle-icon10  
Open water, north of Red, east side of the land bridge.
Horned-reaper-icon10  Priestess-icon10  
Locked in a tiny room together (...?) in the back of the Avatar's castle
Avatar-icon Avatar 10  
Pacing a lava-bound prison at a sealed back-entrance to Blue's Dungeon Heart, top-right end of map

EventsEdit

This section summarizes the likely phases for this final match, considering the scripted events and how all the participants behave.

Briefing Text
"This realm is begging to be plunged into darkness. The Avatar himself has a castle here. Another Keeper also seeks his soul. This could get messy."

BreachEdit

A large watery expanse, essentially a castle moat, lies to the north of Red's domain. When breached, hostile Level 10 Tentacles in the area attack. This moat and castle are vulnerable to the Blue Keeper from the north side of the map. The money is all to the east, anyway; only dig north after making some preparations.

Blue KeeperEdit

Although the Blue Keeper can lay down Bridges— and Red cannot— he never does, and never launches attacks; as in Mistle, Blue's enormous gold reserve here (almost 2.5 million) interferes with AI aggression. Furthermore, he owns several locked Magic Doors separating his domain from the White region, so his creatures won't go through them.

Nevertheless, Blue's creatures might attack and eventually claim the Avatar's fortress without any apparent effort on the Keeper's part. This does not happen all the time. It's just bad luck.

MAP00020 BlueClaim

Blue Imps will try to capture the white dungeon from here.


The most problematic event is if the Blue Keeper carves out any rooms that breach the water. If that happens, his creatures can bypass his locked doors. If there is a breach, a few different things can draw creatures out:

  1. One of the Level 10 Imps with nothing else to do will Teleport to the Blue Dungeon's back entrance and begin claiming tiles from that location. This can be prevented by breaking down the door and (with an invisible imp so the Avatar doesn't attack it) claiming the single blue tile. The Blue Keeper could then claim the White Dungeon with the use of a bridge, but it might not bother.
  2. And/or, a level 1 Imp will try to walk there if there is a valid path.
  3. If corpses appear somewhere, like Imps triggering traps or Red killing the Tentacles, Blue Imps will set out to drag them to the Graveyard, and will stumble onto the unclaimed Beetles and Flies, who then destroy the White Heart.
  4. And/or, if the Blue Keeper ever attracts a Hellhound, these will go on offense as part of their default behavior.
MAP00020 WhiteHeart

1 Blue Imp triggers destruction of White Dungeon


White DungeonEdit

The Avatar's fortress is tricked-out with rooms, Hero Gates and invisible Hero entry points, doors, and traps. But there is virtually no garrison.

MAP00020 WhiteTraps

Trap locations, White Dungeon


Once the White Heart is destroyed, all White-owned tiles on the map go to Dirt. All traps formerly deployed on White tiles (and there are oodles of them in the castle) are instantly deleted. Also, the Blue Keeper receives an extra Level 10 Vampire for free, out of nowhere.

Text when White Dungeon is destroyed
"You have destroyed the Avatar's castle but your rival has already taken the Avatar prisoner. Be that as it may, only the Keeper with the blackest heart can destroy this legendary hero, so ransack your rival's dungeon and take the prize."


Imprisoned AvatarEdit

Given the message that pops up when the White Dungeon collapses, the game clearly wants the player to attack the Blue Keeper right then and there. But not only is fighting Blue unnecessary, it just makes so much more sense to use the back tunnel and capture the Avatar, the boss Hero, first. He is pacing around on his own private island, surrounded by lava. He is not actually imprisoned, merely stranded in this spot.

To make this a capture, he must be accessible to Imps. Use a creature's Wind or Word of Power spell to push the Avatar off his little island and into the back tunnel.

Hero InvasionEdit

When the Avatar is either slain or converted, a message states that he has been revived by his lieutenants. Everybody will be down here in force shortly. This invasion is the main battle in Skybird Trill- the big climax. Waves of the following Hero Parties are generated from many locations as part of this event.

Text when White has no Avatar
"The Avatar has been resurrected by loyal lieutenants in hiding. But their act has revealed them to us, here in this realm. Now the Avatar rallies all those who would stand against you. It's time you gave this self-righteous oaf a proper kicking, master."

A timer starts as soon as the above message appears.

Turn 0
Player is granted the ability to construct Bridge slabs.
Turn 1000
Eight parties are added to the level at this moment.
Party Members Location
"BRUTES"  Barbarian-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Giant-icon10  Giant-icon10  
Blue Dungeon Heart
"BRUTES"  Barbarian-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Giant-icon10  Giant-icon10  
White Dungeon Heart
"BRUTES"  Tunneler-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Giant-icon10  Giant-icon10  
Bottom, third-from-right Hero Gate
"DWARF"  Tunneler-icon10  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Bottom, second-from-right Hero Gate
"DWARF"  Tunneler-icon10  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Bottom, rightmost Hero Gate
"DWARF"  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Far west corridor adjacent to Red Portal and Heart.
"MAGIC"  Samurai-icon10  Wizard-icon10  Fairy-icon10  Priestess-icon10  
The old "Increase Level" dungeon, top room, invisible entry point  
"MAGIC"  Samurai-icon10  Wizard-icon10  Fairy-icon10  Priestess-icon10  
"Increase Level" dungeon, bottom room, Hero Gate

In particular, parties of Heroes will continue dumping themselves into that mysterious far corridor, the one that's been sitting there quietly since the beginning just beside the Dungeon Heart.

It is possible to slow the flood of heroes attacking. Of the three hero gates along the bottom edge of the map, the left and center ones can be walled off, even separated from each other. However, the right one cannot be walled off without the ability to build bridges. While difficult and probably not worth it, this can be done by capturing a bridge built by the Blue Keeper. Several of the other hero parties can be greatly slowed down by choking the corridors they must traverse with doors.

Turn 1133
"DWARF"  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Far west corridor adjacent to Red Portal and Heart.
Turn 1366
"DWARF"  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Far west corridor adjacent to Red Portal and Heart.
Turn 1466
"DWARF"  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Mountain-dwarf-icon9  Thief-icon9  Thief-icon9  
Far west corridor adjacent to Red Portal and Heart.
Turn 1600
Party Members Location
"RPG"  Knight-icon10  Wizard-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Priestess-icon10  
Far west corridor
"BIG BOY"  Avatar-icon10  
Far west corridor
"BRUTES"  Barbarian-icon10  Barbarian-icon10  Giant-icon10  Giant-icon10  
White Dungeon Heart
"MAGIC"  Samurai-icon10  Wizard-icon10  Fairy-icon10  Priestess-icon10  
"Increase Level" dungeon, top room, invisible entry point  
Victory requirements
  • Slay or convert the Avatar a second time.
  • Slay or imprison all other Heroes.

HintsEdit

In the retail version of Dungeon Keeper, the Blue Keeper can be left untouched. Evidently he spends his days counting his 2.5 million gold and poses no strategic threat. In Dungeon Keeper FX, defeating Blue is mandatory, but can still be put off until after the Heroes.

Lay Guard Post slabs bordering the water, on the side-by-side North exits of the Avatar's castle, to lock Blue out of it.

CreaturesEdit

The main strength for Red here is in Bile Demons, which are suddenly very numerous in the Creature Pool and can stack enormous area-of-effect damage with their Poison Gas, and Dragons, which will be responsible for Research and can tank admirably in battle. Orcs can also be attracted after due research, and their fighting abilities make them preferable to Trolls.

The 21 Vampires in the Creature Pool, plus two Level 10's on the field for Blue, could be well-worth the effort. It is possible to raise a Level 1 Vampire, protect it with the Temple, and Scavenge everything from the enemy dungeon and the creature pool here. Scavenging directly from the pool requires being under the Creature Limit (25) — but surely anyone would consider tossing stuff back through the portal if it meant replacing them with Vampires.

Trolls and Bile Demons there are in plenty; however, a team of Horned Reapers would require the Dark Mistresses available to Blue only. They are not realistically in the picture. They would need to be captured so that, again, they can Scavenge. This is at least one incentive to attack Blue early, or simply win a decisive action against him so as to capture a Mistress.

Battling with the BossEdit

The Avatar has the same Strength as a Horned Reaper, a superior hit and block rate, 1.5 times as much health, but almost twice as much armor (damage reduction), and a large spell repertoire. He is immune to Boulders. He is a mountain of combat ability and certainly a lot of fun if captured and brought to bear against the Blue Keeper, who really doesn't know what to do when this thing is wreaking havoc in his dungeon.

Dragons and Bile Demons are useful for wearing him down, but the unusual spell damage they produce cannot stun creatures. It is recommended to capture the Avatar using the Priestess and the two Horned Reapers that can be acquired earlier.

By the end, it's possible to get three Avatars in your employ. The first two sign on under a sufficient amount of torture, before and after the Heroes' invasion. But another, extra-secret copy is possible by knocking one of them unconscious while he is in your service (quite difficult) and using the Resurrect Creature special.

How to stun one's own minion
Slap it down to very low health. Give it some chicken to prevent it from sustaining hunger damage. Set the dungeon's attack stance to Imprison. Turn off Must Obey and slap either a Horned Reaper, Vampire, or Samurai enough to enrage him (these types of creatures start fighting when angry). To keep the Avatar from healing through all the damage, hover a Keeper Spell over him.

Sound BytesEdit

"Skybird Trill— the ultimate in cute. A frown in Skybird Trill brings all the townspeople to the sufferer's door with gifts of love, fine cheer, and eternal friendship. A place where nothing can ever go wrong, or so they fondly believe..."
— The Mentor, Intro


"Longterror. The world of Skybird Trill is nothing more than a charred wreck of a nightmare. We have won a furious, vital victory, and you are ruler supreme over the whole world! What next, Master?"
Outro


TriviaEdit

  • There is a Lord of the Land in Skybird Trill. His party, "RPG", parodies the stereotypical party of roleplaying adventurers: there is the charismatic Paladin party leader Knight-icon Knight, the dumb tank Barbarian-icon Barbarian, DPS mage Wizard-icon Wizard, and hot healer chick Priestess-icon Priestess.

GalleryEdit

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