Baljhet Mountains (Balget Mountains in the Japanese version) is a mountainous region in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness that connects the Abandoned Castle to the Mortvia Aqueduct and Garibaldi Temple. It is also the location of Julia's Shop.
- Note: The location names in this section are descriptive only.
You start from the Gondola chair that you had taken from the Abandoned Castle. Ahead is a foggy coast that heads west and to the south you can see the remains of towers that collapsed after the previous encounter with Dracula. Right away is a room that will give you the Magmard innocent devil, the basic form of the Battle-Type innocent devil (Trevor instead finds an MP Max Up here). This section is populated with Fenrirs and Lizard Men.
The area before coming up to Julia's shop is somewhat of a maze. There is a big "circle" in the middle of the path to the shop. Always taking a right (the northern path) is the most direct route. Always taking a left (the southern path)will also get you there, but will be a more complicated. The southern path has another loop that comes out of it connects to it. Near the end is an area that has three exits on the right. The first is the exit point for the inner loop. The second leads to a dead end area that is guarded by a Cyclops (a Serum can be found if you look hard enough) and leads to a building that houses the Perfect Guard skill, which will gain you hearts if you block at the moment of impact (Trevor instead finds an ATK Up here). The third brings you towards Julia's shop, but takes you to the end of the outer loop if head right.
In addition to Lizard Men, Orcs hunt this area. Lizard men commonly drop Jet Black, while Orc commonly drop Aluminum (which you only had one of in the Abandoned Castle. Up until this point, it is likely you have a Short Sword, Gano, and Leather Helmet. You may have used the an Aluminum in your possession to create a Foil, Punch Rings, or Corinthian Helmet, but now it is easier to create these items. The Jet Black and Aluminum can be combined to form the first available Spear type weapon, the Dung. Jet Black can also combine with Wild Memory to form a weak type of spear, the Bamboo Lance, upgrade a Short Sword to a Broad Sword, or upgrade Soft Leather Armor to Hard Leather Armor.
Upon passing some stone arches, you will meet up with Julia Laforeze. She will decide to aid you. To the left is the entryway to the Mortvia Aqueduct, however, it is not possible to enter at this time. Ahead is the first Warp Chair, which does not go anywhere yet. To the right is a secluded area with a Save Point and Julia's House, where you can obtain a Magical Ticket, which will warp you to her shop. Julia will sell you items at her shop, but nothing that wasn't available before at this point in the game, except for the Death Doll, which can prevent you from dying by taking your place, but which you probably can't afford yet. You can also sit in the Rocking Chair there and obtain the Baljhet Mountains Map there. It is not likely that use can use Julia's Innocent Devil services yet, though you will be able to as soon as one of your innocent devils drops a Devil Shard.
Heading out to continue the trek, you will find the Steal skill. This will allow you to steal items from enemies when the timing is right. You cannot obtain any items you couldn't obtain some other way during this stage though. The next area will give you a chance to try out steeling. You will go up against Armor Knights and Wizards, from which you can steel Magical Ticket and Memorial Ticket.
Next, you will come across a fort that guards a bridge across steep cliffs. A large cannon will blast away at you. Destroying the skeleton in its chair, you can sit in the Gunnery Seat and use it to blast against the fort's defenders (in the first person). First, destroy the fort's canons, break the wall blocking passage across the bridge to the fort, then destroy the hordes of Axe Knights that rush out to protect it. Then enter the fort itself, where you will have to fight many more Axe Knights and Orcs. The next area outside the fort contains a save point.
The area ahead has Skeleton Blazes, from which you can steel useful potions from. It also has Cyclopses. There is an alternate path on the right which leads to a "dead" end with Red Skeletons that cannot be killed, and thus the gate will never open for now, so turn back for now.
Backtracking: The gate guarded by the Red Skeletons will be lifted after you destroy them using the Purify ability which is gained by a Nautilus Rod innocent devil. Trevor can destroy these skeletons and reach the same area once he has the Holy Whip and will be able to find a DEF Up.
Next is a waterfall section, where you will first encounter Spirits and a treasure chest containing the I.D. Chart, which will give you an idea of how to evolve you innocent devil. The areas beyond that have Cockatrices in it. The path expands into a loop. On the left is an alternate path "off the map" that will lead to an area guarded by Wizards and Cockatrices with a Boiling Ring hidden on a perch (Trevor instead finds the Flame Whip). At the end of the loop are Efreets and before the entrance to the jagged mountain section. These have an item that you can steel that you want, the Sun Tears. They can only be stolen from after they grab a hold of you and you are able to shake them off though. Efreets in this stage do not come back once you kill them, so you have a limited opportunities to steel from them. When they try to grab you, they will eventually explode, so you have only that one opportunity to steel from them. It is best to try to steal one from each of them. They can be used right away to upgrade your Soft Leather Armor to Hide Armor and your Corinthian Helmet to a Thracian Helmet. A third can be saved for later on to create a Stone Mask.
Backtracking 1: Once the water has been drained (the castle has been resurrected), a hidden cave behind the waterfall will be accessible. Thiefs and Spirits roam these caves. A High Potion, XS Potion, Dark Crystal, Dragon Scale, and Pachinko Chair will be available there. Trevor will be able to find a DEF Up here.
The area starts to become populated with jagged rocks and a Save Point is ahead. Another Efreet must be defeated before moving forwards. At the end is the Wyvern boss, who sits in the middle of valley surrounded on all sides by jagged rocks and mountains. Defeating it leads to the Garibaldi Temple.
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|Item Data: Abandoned Castle|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|New Usable Items Found|
|Medicine that recovers 50 HP.|| Special|
| HP +50|| Buy: $200 Find: Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Eternity|
Rare Drop: Spirit Lv.4/19/32, Wolf Skeleton Lv.17/23
Steal: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5
|Medicine that recovers 200 HP.|| Special|
| HP +200|| Buy: $1,000 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Evermore|
Rare Drop: Spectral Sword Lv.15/47, Final Guard Lv.42/75
|Medicine that recovers all HP.|| Special|
| Find: Baljhet Mountains, Forest of Jigramunt, Aiolon Ruins|
|Heals the effects of poison.|| Special|
| Buy: $50 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple|
Rare Drop: White Gravial Lv.27/43
|Purifies the effects of a curse.|| Special|
| Buy: $50 Find: Garibaldi Temple|
Common Drop: Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37
|Instantly transports the user to Julia's shop.|| Special|
| Buy: $10 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity|
Steal: Armor Knight Lv.7/15
|Warps to last registered save point.|| Special|
| Buy: $20 Find: Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains|
Steal: Wizard Lv.6/8
|A light sponge topped with strawberries and cream. Certainly not short on taste and calories.|| Food|
| HP +15|| Steal: Wyvern Lv.14|
|New Rare Items Found|
|An overall map of the area, lacking in finer details.|| Rare Item|
| Find: Baljhet Mountains|
|New Materials Found|
|A primitive material used since the dawn of time. Still used to make many basic weapons.|| Material|
| Common Drop: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Efreet Lv.7/11/45, Lizardman Lv.6/23|
Steal: Cyclops Lv.8/47/75
|A strange stone fragment with ancient memories carved on it. Used for simple weapons.|| Material|
| Common Drop: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5, Fenrir Lv.5/10, Zombie Lv.5/26/42|
|The innocence of the shining sun captured in amber. Will shine brightly for eternity.|| Material|
| Find: Garibaldi Temple 1F|
Rare Drop: Flame Demon Lv.31/38/43
Steal: Efreet Lv.7/11/45
|New Skills Found|
|Press the / button when the lock-on cursor is purple to steal items from enemies.|| Skill|
| Find: Baljhet Mountains|| Effect: Allows the player to steal items from enemies. Each enemy has a specific way of opening their stealing window, either that be when it attacks, when it is knocked down, when perfect guarded, etc.|
|New Accessories Found|
|Infused with magic to protect against fire.|| Accessory|
| Find: Baljhet Mountains|
|Highest Grade Items Available|
|A simple, functional sword. Sturdy, good for taking on groups, and easy to keep under control.|| Sword (One-Handed)|
| ATK +10|
| Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop|
Rare Drop: Great Armor Lv.25/35/46
Create: 2 Bronzes
| Evolve: Broad Sword, Ada, Sword Breaker, Bastard Sword, 7 Bladed Sword, Zweihander, Foil, Gano, Ring, Pata, Laser Blade|
|A two-handed blade with great power in each swing. Thick and very heavy, but potentially devastating.|| Sword (One-Handed)|
| ATK +20|
| Create: Short Sword + Jet Black|| Evolve: Schiavona, Laser Blade|
|A rapier used when learning fencing. Light, easy to grip, and serviceable in real combat.|| Sword (Piercing)|
| ATK +10|| Create: Short Sword + Aluminum|| Evolve: Main Gauche, Rapier|
|A simple, one-handed axe comprising a triangular head on a pole. Easy to use, but not that effective.|| Axe (One-Handed)|
| ATK +15|| Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop|
Rare Drop: Armor Knight Lv.7/15
Create: Short Sword + Wild Memory
| Evolve: Bullova, Club, Mace, Zaghnol|
|A long, thin, double-bladed spear. The hilt is wound with metallic cloth.|| Spear|
| ATK +15|| Buy: $150 Find: Julia's Shop|
Create: Aluminum + Jet Black
|A rough lance that looks like nothing more than a stick of bamboo. It might work in battle. Possibly.|| Spear|
| ATK +10|| Create: Wild Memory + Jet Black|| Evolve: Deck Brush, Nyoi-Bo|
|A metal weapon that strengthens punches. Easy to use but simply made, and thus not too strong.|| Knuckle|
| ATK +7|| Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop|
Create: Aluminum + Bronze
|A beautiful piece, but its total coverage of the ears may make hearing orders a little tricky.|| Helmet|
| DEF +4|| Create: Leather Helm + Aluminum|
|A helmet from centuries ago, with moustache and beard modeled onto it. Makes anyone look manly.|| Helmet|
| DEF +8|| Create: Corinthian Helmet + Sun Tears|
|Cheap and easy to find, great armor for the beginner. Crafted with love and care.|| Armor|
| DEF +5|| Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop|
Rare Drop: Iron Gladiator Lv.31/47
Create: Wild Memory
| Evolve: Hard Leather Armor|
|Layer upon layer of leather built up to make tough armor, yet still allows free movement. Very popular.|| Armor|
| DEF +8|| Create: Soft Leather Armor + Jet Black|
|Clothing covered in animal furs. Mainly used by hunters; popular because of its warmth.|| Armor|
| DEF +3, CON +5|| Create: Soft Leather Armor + Sun Tears|
- Game FAQs - Map by Starion
- Game FAQs - FAQ/Walkthrough by Berserker
- Game FAQs - Enemy/Steal Guide by DanteRules
- Game FAQs - Combine System Guide by djwassabi