The Oriental Grove, called the Mysterious East in-game, is an area of Wonderland that Alice Liddell visited in Alice: Madness Returns, soon after she confronted her lawyer, Wilton J. Radcliffe. In this location, Alice gains a kimono-like dress called Silk Maiden.
Known residents and creatures Edit
- The Caterpillar
- Origami Ants
- The Origami Ant Elder
- Colossal Ruin
- Daimyo Wasp
- Drifting Ruin
- Insidious Ruin
- Menacing Ruin
- Samurai Wasp
- Samurai Wasp Archer
- Samurai Ink Wasp
- Slithering Ruin
Alice: Madness Returns Edit
Soon after the incident with Radcliffe, Alice returned to Wonderland through the Vale of Doom, which once was the Vale of Tears not so long ago. After navigating the valley, following the disembodied voice of Caterpillar, she found the Oriental Grove, seemingly unharmed. With the smoke from his hookah, Caterpillar shrunk Alice down to the size of an insect, so she would be the right size for the grove.
Starting from the bottom of the grove's mountain, Alice begins traveling up to the summit to see Caterpillar face-to-face. However, she soon finds that the villagers of the grove, the Origami Ants, are constantly terrorized by savage, dishonorable Samurai Wasps, who capture the Ants, kill them, and let their youth eat the corpses. Although the ants worship Caterpillar, and believe that he will save them from the wasps, they start to see Alice as some kind of hero for killing the wasps as she climbs the mountain.
After passing the Elder Ant's trials and beating her way through the wasps and Ruin creatures, Alice reaches the summit to find a shrine with a simulacrum of Caterpillar. The real Caterpillar breaks the floor underneath her, allowing her into the shrine, where she finds his chrysalis. As Caterpillar matures into a butterfly, and the mountain starts to crumble around them, he advises Alice to speak to the Queen of Hearts (ironic, as he advised her to kill the Queen during her last adventure). As Caterpillar becomes a butterfly and flies away, Alice wakes in the real world to find herself in gaol.
The Oriental Grove is a mountainous isle which, to a person of normal size, appears to be a mound of jade and greenery, with trickles of water running down the sides to form a pool around the bottom. However, to an insect, the mound is a mountain (taking a couple of days to scale the whole length), the trickles are waterfalls, and the plants are full-grown trees.
The culture of the insects that live here is similar to the culture of Oriental Asia, and the land is full of architecture and other objects with Chinese and Japanese influences. Some of the floating pathways here are formed by large mahjong tiles. Japanese fans create platforms and tea turns green.
- At the very end of Chapter 3, before entering the Caterpillar's temple, there are two statues on the left and right. Going behind the one on the left while shrunk reveals the Spicy Horse logo on it. This earns a Trophy/Achievement.
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