Starting Island is the first of many planned islands in the Aground universe that the player will encounter in their adventure.
After surviving a "crash", the player makes a hut to shelter himself during the night. With a stone axe, and help from fellow survivors and hope, he develops a settlement and a boat to (eventually) meet other survivors on other islands.
The NPCs on the starting island are:
The Overworld Edit
This is where the adventure begins. It contains trees, berry bushes, red berry bushes, Mobs (rats and boars by day, silk spiders and shadow cats by night) and passive animals (seagulls, small birds resembling sparrows). This is also where you build buildings and encounter most NPCs. The island is bracketed on each side by ocean with 4 beach tiles. However, if you want to reach the east beach, you must pass through the mountain.
|Red berry bush||NA||1||
- Plants grant 1exp per point of damage you deal to trees or per harvest.
|1||0||0||1||Meat (Common)||Doesn't attack.|
|4||2||0||4||-Meat-Milk (Rare)||May attack rats.
Turns into Pig when captured with a net.
|8||3||0||Silk||Attack stuns player|
|Can be seen while wearing spirit goggles, otherwise invisible until it attacks.|
|Earth elemental||--||--||--||Attacks, but cannot be attacked without spirit weapons.
Can only be seen and will only attack while wearing spirit goggles.
Can be converted into an Earth Gem by capturing it with a Spirit Gem.
- Overworld mobs grant 1 exp per point of damage you deal.
|Seagull||One can be found standing on the beach at each end of the island.|
|Sparrow||Flit from the sky to the ground and back. Will fly away when you get within 2 tiles.|
|Ghost||Halloween special! Floats above the ground throughout the overworld. Cannot be interacted with.|
- Animals cannot be killed; attempting to attack one will always result in a Miss.
The Underground Edit
The underground consists of dirt and stone, with scattered ores. The mineable area is 95x95 squares. The Alchemist is encountered in a small under boundary tile room near the surface on the east.
Mobs encountered here are Wyrms and Golems. Wyrms are found eating their way through dirt, and will create tunnels (which can be used to track them down early on). There is a chance for a golem to spawn anytime a non-ore containing stone block is mined.
Ores include: Coal, Iron, Gold, Quartz and Diamond. Designating the overworld squares as a depth of zero, then:
|Icon||Block||Minimum depth||Maximum depth||Exp||Drops||Notes|
|Grass||0||0||1||NA||Only found on the surface|
|Stone||43||94||2||NA||Can spawn a Golem when mined|
|Coal||2||52||1||Coal||Only found in dirt.|
|Iron||20||94||1||Iron ore||More common in stone.|
|Gold||37||94||1||Gold ore||Much more common in stone.|
|Quartz||36||52||1||Quartz||Only found in dirt.|
|Lava Block||67||77||2||N/A||Deals 10 damage when mined.|
- Any dirt block can be mined with a pick strength of 1. Any stone-based block can be mined with a pick strength of 2. Sand can only be mined with a boring machine or a magic pick (cheat item)
The three Starting Island chests are found in random locations in the dirt layer of the island.
|Rusty Axe||Starting island
x = 35, y = 3
Directly under the hut
4 < y < 15
4 < y < 15
|Ice Shield||Yeti Cave|
|Ice arrows||Yeti Cave|
||Eats dirt blocks. Can be captured by a net. Harder to find the more you mine.|
||Hides in stone blocks.|
- Underground mobs give 3 exp per point of damage you deal.
The Mountain Edit
A snowy mountain located on the eastern side near The Alchemist. It's accessible as soon as the player can mine through its stone blocks with the steel pick. On the peaks are mountain trees to cut down and plenty of berry bushes to pick.
However, it is recommended that the player has progressed far enough to cook better food, get better stats and have more inventory space, as they will have to face the first boss. Along with a row of 4 fire chickens deep underground, these new mobs hit much harder and farther than the previous.
The boss, known as the dragon, drops a fire gem when killed. This is used to raise adult dragons. Alternately, the dragon can be interacted with peacefully after hatching two baby dragons during the alchemist's quest. She then gives a quest to bring her 5 baby dragons, and will offer to fly you to the magic island as a reward.
|Red berry bush||NA||1||
|Yeti||16||Snowball (20), Icy Wind (10 x 2)||2||64||
The Alchemist's Cave Edit
The Alchemist's Cave is an area that appears after the bombardment. It can be accessed through a portal in the area where the alchemist is first found. It contains a storehouse, a wyrm pen, a purple hut, and a laboratory. All of the starting island npcs will relocate here, regardless of whether or not any bombs actually fell.