The oven before it is lit.


The oven when it is lit.

The Oven is a feature of every Hideout in Darkwood. When lit, it grants the Night Protection buff by emanating a miasma that prevents the Floor Gore from invading the Hideout.

It's also a crucial part of the skill leveling system. The Protagonist can level up his skills when using it by converting hallucinogens to essence. The amount of extracted essence is directly influenced by the oven efficiency: an oven efficiency of 4 means that the player will extract four times more essence from hallucinogens.

The oven in Dry Meadow Hideout is already lit from the start, but ovens in later hideouts must be lit manually. Ovens require no items to light and consume no fuel to operate. Only one oven can be active at a time; the Protagonist will need to relight the oven when revisiting a previous Hideout, should the oven at another Hideout have been lit.

Using the oven will save the player's game.

In addition to the game's four Hideouts, a fifth lightable oven can be found in the Road to Home, if reached through the Radio Tower Bunker. Broken or otherwise nonfunctional ovens can be found in the Road to Home (only if reached through the Radio Tower Bunker) and the Hideout Remains.

Efficiency Edit

Place Oven Efficiency
Icon hideout Dry Meadow Hideout 1
Icon hideout Silent Forest Hideout 4
Icon hideout Old Woods Hideout 16
Icon hideout Swamp Hideout 64

Notes Edit

  • In Alpha 5.0, the Ovens at individual Hideouts could be upgraded in order to extract more essence from hallucinogens. This feature was scrapped in favor of having their efficiency scale in later areas.
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