Goblin Knight Stronghold
Goblin Knight Strongholds are found underground in the Dark Forest. There is a shield blocking anyone from entering, but there is a pedestal which opens a small hole if you put a trophy on it.
At first, it is a small passageway, but as soon as you get to the entrance, there is a huge maze consisting of many rooms, like feast halls, small passageways, atriums, foundries, and more. They do have good loot, like Knightmetal and Knightly Armor, but also are home to deadly monsters that are out to get you. They are vaguely similar to Labyrinths in some ways.
The monsters that inhabit the stronghold include Helmet Crabs, Block-and-Chain Goblins and Goblin Knights. Once you get to a room covered in iron bars, you will meet the six Knight Phantoms. The boss fight consists of six ghostly floating pieces of Phantom Armor that float about and smash into you, as well as throw Knightly tools at you. Once you kill all six, a treasure chest with valuable loot will spawn.
Using the Progression system, the area beneath the trees in the Dark Forest will be filled with smoky ribbons of dark magic. You will be affected with blindness if you stay in the area. Defeating the Hydra will allow you to enter unimpeded. To unlock the Goblin Knight Stronghold, one must have one of the boss trophies, which are Naga Trophy, Lich Trophy or Hydra Trophy. One could use the Ur-ghast Trophy or Snow Queen Trophy, but cannot be used at that point in Progression.
|Biomes and Landmarks|
|Biomes||Dark Forest | Dark Forest Center | Deep Mushroom Forest | Dense Twilight Forest | Enchanted Forest | Final Plateau | Fire Swamp | Firefly Forest | Glacier | Highlands | Lake | Mushroom Forest | Oak Savannah | Snowy Forest | Swamp | Thornlands | Twilight Clearing | Twilight Forest | Twilight Stream|
|Progression Landmarks||Naga Courtyard | Lich Tower | Labyrinth | Hydra Lair | Goblin Knight Stronghold | Dark Tower | Yeti Lair | Aurora Palace | Troll Caves | Cloud Cottage | Final Castle|
|Other Landmarks||Minor Landmarks | Caves | Hedge Maze | Hollow Hill | Magic Trees | Mushroom Castle | Quest Grove | Twilight Forest Trees|