Somewhere in the vastness of another universe, there is a realm of endless sky. And every so often, by powers not fully understood, individuals are torn from their world and thrown here, into the infinite sky.
You have just found yourself transported to the sky realm. Abandon hope of getting home, for if you want to survive, you will have to make your home here. Farm resources, avoid lethal drops, expand your world by hand, try to make your way in this strange place, and most importantly, find the other stranded souls who call the mysterious Sky Den their home. If you want to thrive in this hostile world, you will certainly need their help!
Sky Den is a new beast of Sky Survival maps. It features NPCs, quests, and plenty of challenges to help bolster the traditional Sky Survival experience. It's a low-pressure but high-risk map that encourages free building, and has been carefully balanced to provide an expansive and emergent experience to any player. Unlike many Sky Survival maps, Sky Den has been designed to allow every material and item in the game to be renewable. You can build an infinite world and craft whatever you like, without having to worry about running out of diamonds, or not having enough iron.
The map features a progression of resources that is structured using NPCs, Quests, and Challenges. Utilize the tools at your disposal and work with the world's strange and colorful inhabitants until at last the secrets of the Sky Den are at your complete control!
Sky Den is a mod-assisted map! It comes packed with the necessary mods to allow you to progress. It cannot be played vanilla!
All mod authors have their mods linked and credited in the topic, pack, and tags. This is not a mod pack - it is a specific map reliant on specific mods and not intended to be used for other purposes.
Blake the Hyena's Sky Den LP
Terrivel World's Sky Den LP (Portuguese), with Cinematic Intro!
A traditional Sky Survival experience: Start from humble beginnings on a tiny island in the sky, and from there build up and out, until an entire world completely of your own design has grown and flourished around you. No caves, no tunnels and mines, just open sky and your own creativity in a fight for survival and success.
A cast of interactive characters: Over half a dozen NPCs have made their home in this realm. Find their home, the Sky Den, and find them! They'll offer challenges, trades, and items to help you progress. Each character is custom-designed with their own skin, dialog trees, inventories, and more.
A Quest system that encourages and deepens the Sky Survival experience, rather than distracting from it. Challenges are built in to the map, rather than just being a list in this topic. Instructions are included with books and quests, in-game, and a carefully-structured system of rewards will help you progress through tiers.
Balanced and renewable resources are available. Unlike many Sky Survival maps, Sky Den has been designed to ensure that every single block in the game can be farmed. There's nothing you'll be without, or face the risk of running out forever (barring just tossing all your stuff off the edge, of course).
A precisely-constructed sky realm: Several islands are scattered near the start. Make your way to them and discover what they have to offer, and find the eponymous Sky Den itself!
Getting Started and Map Rules
Rules are rules! Cheating and breaking the map is possible, but you're only runining it for yourself. Here are the basic guidelines:
The rules of Sky Den are pretty simple:
*Most instructions will be included in the map itself. Books, signs, and characters will all tell you pretty much everything you need to know, so listen to what the map tells you and you should be okay.
*Pre-made structures can't be torn down for parts. Don't take lanterns and expensive decorations out of the Sky Den itself, for instance, or cannibalize the walls for building material. Those aren't for you! If a structure CAN be torn down, a sign will tell you so.
*Do not use the MINIUM STONE, the ENCHANTING TABLE, the THAUMCRAFT CRUCIBLE, or the MYSTCRAFT DESCRIPTIVE BOOK until you have been given permission to do so. The nature of these items makes restricting their access very difficult by recipe, so instead, you have to be on the honor system. The mod will make it pretty clear when you can use these things, usually by just giving them to you.
*Don't use mods (or parts of mods) that change the balance too strongly. If you have a mod that lets you craft diamonds out of dirt, an IndustrialCraft conversion machine that creates new materials, etc., you probably shouldn't use them.
*THE RULE OF THUMB IS: Mods other than the ones in the above list should not be used to get NEW resources. For example: If you already have a way to get iron, you can probably use a mod that gets you more iron. But don't use a mod that makes free clay if you haven't already gotten renewable clay in some other way! A mod that does that will probably still upset the balance, but at least it won't totally break it.
There is a way to "win" Sky Den. If you just keep playing I'm sure you'll find it!
Some people have encountered an error in the "Four Trials" quest. During this quest, you speak to the Slime, Hennepin, who transports you to the area for the Trials. Sometimes this fails to activate and when you ask him to transport you, he does not. This is due to the unfinished nature of the transport system in the mod CustomNPCs.
This is easily fixed however:
Give yourself an NPC Wand. This can be done through NEI.
Equip the wand and right click Hennepin.
On the tabs at the top, choose "Advanced"
To the right of the box labeled "Transporter" you'll see a button that says "Edit". Click that.
Click "Default" in the center of your screen.
Click on the box that says "default name" and type something in here, like "Home". It doesn't matter what you name it.
Make sure the box below it says "available when discovered". If not, click on that box until it does.
Click the X in the upper right to close the NPC edit interface.
Destroy the NPC wand or toss it from the edge.
Right click Hennepin (without the wand equipped) and choose "I'm ready for the trials!"
The transport menu should open up as it was meant to.
1.01: Fixed a spawn bug that would occur if the player died before resting in the bed, causing them to die repeatedly.
1.0: Initial release
1. You must have Minecraft with Forge already installed. Minecraft Version 1.4.6 or 1.4.7 SHOULD both be compatible without problems, but this map was designed for 1.4.6. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS STEP, THERE ARE PLENTY OF TUTORIALS ONLINE FOR INSTALLING FORGE. They will not be covered here.
2. Extract this entire .rar file to your Minecraft directory, usually located in "C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft" for Windows 7 users. This should put the map in your saves directory, and the custom NPC skins where they'll need to be. It will also install the maps included in the pack.
3. Just run Minecraft and choose to play the Sky Den map!
Without these mods, the map will not work as intended or will not be able to be completed. They are included by default.
+*Rotten Flesh to Leather by EpicBlargh http://www.minecraft...-fully-updated/
This mod allows you to cook rotten zombie flesh into leather, making it easier to get some supplies prior to establishing an expensive cow farm.
*Not Enough Items by ChickenBones http://www.minecraft...ckenbones-mods/
A handy in-game tool for looking up recipes. Also provides cheats in case the progress breaks at some point (or you really want to spoil the map for yourself!)
Noppes, whose mod in particular inspired this entire approach to sky maps.
All the mod authors whose works made this map possible!
Noobcrew, for popularizing, if not creating the Sky map method.
AnewAaron, for his SkyBlock Adventure map, which helped inspire this one.
Vib Rib, Ashsflames, Reginald Cuftbert, Squirrelo and the SomethingAwful forums, for helping me playtest this.
Kas, for his amazing Painterly Pack for texture inspiration, and which I shamelessly stole Fritz's palette from.
You, for downloading and playing this map!
Want to support Sky Den? Put this in your signature!
A spoiler in case anyone doesn't want the answer revealed:
Thaumcraft's transmutation allows you to turn metal essence into iron, once you've researched iron transmutation. Silver nuggets can become iron nuggets, which can become iron ingots. Gold nuggets can too, but they're obviously not as easy to come by. Once you have the minium stone, things get a lot easier.
How do you get gold? I need gold to make a wand to transmute things.
Very disappointed that i can't get the map to work
I think it has to do with the version of Thaumcraft, because when i try to open minecraft it open then shows the Mojang screen then goes to an error that says "Forge Mod Loader had found a problem with your minecraft installation, the mods and version listed below could not be found.
The file 'ForgeModLoader-Client-0-log' contains more information.
I am trouble installing all the mods, i am trying to use MultiMC but it isnt working. if somone can maybe tell me how to make it work using MultiMC or even Magic Launcher that would be great. also if maybe somone could make a video on the installation that would be very helpful aswell.
I'm playing the map, and I'm having an issue with the quest "Rite of Magic". I've crafted my wand, gotten the ghast tear, and made the splash potion of harming II, but it's not showing that i completed the quest. When I go to the quest tab, it shows that i have the wand and ghast tear, but no potion. Can someone please clarify, or give me the item id needed to spawn in the exact potion?