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The remains of many creatures dwell in this area
Japanese Name
骸骨魔窟 (がいこつまくつ)
Gaikotsu Makutsu
(Demon Cave of Skeletons)
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For the stage in Order of Ecclesia, see Skeleton Cave (Order of Ecclesia).

The Skeleton Cave (骸骨魔窟 (がいこつまくつ) Gaikotsu Makutsu, lit. "Demon Cave of Skeletons") is a location in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. As its name implies, it's made up of skeletal bone fragments and it's mostly filled with skeletal enemies, both large and small.

Another strange conversation between Juste and Maxim takes place here. This time Maxim acts aggressively toward Juste, accusing him of being Lydie's captor. He also mentions that he has recently acquired new powers with which he can surpass Juste's own strength, then flees, leaving Juste dismayed about what he just heard.

TriviaEdit

  • Many backgrounds in this area house the remains of bosses from other Castlevania titles. Among them are those of the Giant Ghost, the Behemoth, Slogra, Gaibon and Medusa. Added to this, sculpted images of some other bosses can also be found, like Vampira's mask from Simon's Quest and Dracula's third form from Dracula's Curse.
  • In a certain room, Juste will find giant skulls of an unknown creature that must be used as ramps to reach higher platforms. Since many titles in the Castlevania franchise (starting with Symphony of the Night) have adopted a similar gameplay style to that of the Metroid series (commonly known by the gaming community as "Metroidvanias"), the presence of these skulls are probably a homage to one of those games: Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994). In that game, shortly after reaching the middle part of Norfair, Samus Aran faces a mini-boss called the Crocomire. When she defeats him, by making him fall into a lava lake, his skin melts away, leaving his skeleton exposed. The skulls at the Skeleton Cave bear an uncanny resemblance to that of Crocomire's.
  • In one of the larger corridors of this stage (Castle A), Juste will come across a series of glass capsules filled with an unknown liquid, each encasing a strange creature known as Skeleton Glass. These skeletons appear as if they were made in experiments as their heads are replaced with a large eyeball instead of a skull. They're worth a lot of EXP and also drop large money bags ($250) and Rubies. Because they're very easy to kill, the room where they appear is an excellent place to level up. It's recommended to wear all your LCK-boosting accessories (Lucky Charm, Lucky Ring, Rare Ring, etc.) to also make them drop $250 bags and Rubies while you're farming them. As Juste reaches higher levels (around 40+), the experience they give will decrease significantly. When the player reaches level 45, the Skeleton Glasses will give only 1 EXP point.

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