|Also known as||Mysterious East|
|First appearance||Chapter 3|
|Dress gained||Silk Maiden|
|Game||Alice: Madness Returns|
|Image gallery (13)|
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, making her just about the right size for the grove.
Starting from the bottom of the grove's mountain, Alice traveled up to the summit to see Caterpillar face-to-face. However, she found out that the villagers of the grove were constantly terrorized by savage, dishonorable Samurai Wasps. These wasps captured, killed, and feasted on the villagers. Although the ants worshiped Caterpillar, and believed that he will save them from the wasps, they start to see Alice as some kind of hero for killing the wasps as she climbed the mountain.
After passing the Elder Ant's trials and beating her way through the wasps and ruin creatures, Alice reached the summit to find a shrine with a simulacrum of Caterpillar. The real Caterpillar broke the floor underneath her and allowed her into the shrine, where she found his chrysalis. As Caterpillar matured into a butterfly, the mountain started to crumble around them. He advised Alice to speak to the Queen of Hearts. He then became a butterfly and flew away just as Alice woke up in the real world to find herself in gaol.
The Oriental Grove was 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 was a mountain, the trickles were waterfalls, and the plants were full-grown trees.
Known residents and creatures Edit
- Colossal Ruin
- Daimyo Wasp
- Drifting Ruin
- Insidious Ruin
- Menacing Ruin
- Origami Ant Elder
- Origami Ants
- Samurai Ink Wasp
- Samurai Wasp
- Samurai Wasp Archer
- Slithering Ruin
- The culture of the insects was similar to the culture of Oriental Asia, and the land was 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.
- It is ironic that the Caterpillar advised Alice to kill the Queen in her last adventure, when a year later, he advises her to talk with the Queen.
- At a certain point, the design of the level changes into a Japanese painting style, which looks almost exactly like the style of the game Ōkami.
- ↑ Spicy Horse. Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Threadneedle Street. Area: Chapter 3: Oriental Grove.
- ↑ Spicy Horse. Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Vale of Doom. Area: Chapter 3: Oriental Grove.
- ↑ Spicy Horse. Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Scorched Earth. Area: Chapter 3: Oriental Grove.
- ↑ Spicy Horse. Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Peak Temple. Area: Chapter 3: Oriental Grove.
- ↑ Spicy Horse. Alice: Madness Returns. (Electronic Arts). Scene: Bow-Street Lock-Up. Area: Chapter 4: Queensland.