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The lake is an area to the west of the Snowy Wasteland at the western edge of the world containing a large body of water. You can find an island in the center, and an abandoned hut where the lake meets the snowy wasteland. This area is home to Syväolento and two of the five Elemental Essences: Essence of Fire and Essence of Spirits.


Points of Interest

Abandoned Hut

The hut, along with the Alchemist's Note.

On the eastern edge of the Lake there's a small hut, similar to those spawned with Kammi, with a depiction of an Emerald Tablet on the background wall. Inside it is the Alchemist's Note:

Alchemist's Note

Here I'm safe. I am safe.

I left the others behind. And I have locked my research so that only those with real understanding can reach it.

I should not worry. As long as I resist the temptation. I will be safe.

I know my limits. Here I am far away from them.

I should not worry.

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  • Throwing an Emerald Tablet into the hut will open a green portal, leading to a steel chamber within the lake below. Inside the chamber is a Kadotettu alkemisti, a unique Experimental Wand with stats comparable to wands found in the Fungal Caverns or the Coal Pits, and a collection of cosmetic Glimmer spells, unlocking them for any future runs.
  • Similarly, throwing a Stone Tablet into the hut will open a green portal to a second, deeper steel chamber.
    • There'll be a Experimental Wand with stats similar to those found on Temple of the Art, and a collection of Requirement Spells, unlocking them for future runs. Unlocking them will award their respective pillar atop the giant tree.
  • It is possible to edit your wands within the chambers the first time they're entered. This editing area lasts until you exit the chamber.
  • The portal from the hut to either chamber only lasts 10 seconds, so be prepared to jump in immediately. However, the portals from the chambers back to the hut last indefinitely.
  • You cannot get the spells in the chambers by digging or teleporting into them without summoning the portal. The spells only spawn when the portal to the chamber spawns.

Lake Island

  • The Lake Island is in the middle of the Lake and harbors many rarely seen non-hostile animals such as deer, ducks, sheep and reindeer, along with a large wooden humanoid effigy. There is a 75% chance the island will have the humid effect.
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The cave under the statue containing the essence
  • In the cave beneath the effigy, you can obtain the Essence of Fire, a hidden perk that causes you to explode every 1.5 seconds.
    • Filling this cave with Blood will spawn a portal leading to the giant skull in the Desert.
  • The spell Rainbow Trail can be found on a cloud above the effigy, which can be reached by using travel spells like Teleport Bolt or by holding a Paha Silmä, which reveals red platforms that lead up to the cloud.
  • Tapion vasalli can be found on the island, after its prerequisite is met.


  • The lake itself is as deep as the entire main game path through the biome levels and Holy Mountains. Therefore, players making the journey to the bottom are recommended to have the Breathless perk. You can also dig through the Extremely Dense Rock to avoid the bulk of the water completely. Though it is a bit more risky, you could also avoid drowning by quickly casting a lot of rocks to create air pockets or by casting spells that freeze liquids such as Freeze Charge.
  • Near the bottom of the lake, Syväolento (also known as the "Lake boss" or "Leviathan") can be found. This boss can be challenging to defeat as it is completely immune to most types of damage.
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Nightmare mode

  • The Abandoned Hut does not appear in Nightmare mode. SPOILER: Therefore, you cannot make the portals appear using the Emerald or Stone Tablets, making the experimental wands and glimmer spells inside unavailable. The steel chambers containing the wands/spells are also missing.
  • SPOILER: The Rainbow Trail spell does not appear.
  • Wands can spawn in the lake, seemingly only in the shallow parts near the island.


  • While it is perfectly possible to drain the lake of water, this is inadvisable due to its sheer volume and subsequent data load it puts on your save file, which can lead to crashes. Perform at your own risk.
    • Similarly, it is not advised to spill any Concentrated Mana as this will convert the entire lake to mana. The glowing visual effect of the material will also make Syväolento much less visible, making him extremely hard to find. SPOILER: Because this material destroys metallic solids, it will destroy the chambers containing the experimental wands. This will cause all of the spells and any dropped wands to fall far into the lake into unloaded chunks, causing them to disappear entirely.


  • During Jussi, Effect drunk.png Drunk Hiisi will appear on the island.
  • The wooden figure at this island is a reference to wicker man effigies.


Lake Island
The lamprey, on the left edge of lake.


  • Apr 8 2024:
    • Added SPOILER: Tapion vasalli, a new boss .
    • The SPOILER: deeper steel chamber no longer spawns a spell refresh .
  • Nov 5 2019: Added the SPOILER: ability to fill the island cave with blood to spawn a portal to the Desert .
  • Sep 25 2019: A cave beneath the effigy was added to the game.