Byesford Castle

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Byesford Castle, with Water Spire in the background

Byesford Castle is one of the most dangerous places on the MineZ map. It is situated on an island with stone walls, the only two access points are through the dock on the Eastern side or through a hole on the Northeast. The castle is protected by many zombie spawners hidden in the walls and has one of the highest zombie populations in the game. It is recommended to have iron armor and plenty of health potions to get in the labs where the good loot spawns and zombie spawn rates are much lower. The dungeon Byesford Labs is located here.

General Information
Coordinates: (-2410, -3710)
Location Message: Humanity's Hope
Number of Buildings: 1
Zombie Threat: Unbelievably High - Zombie Spawners
Number of Chests: 33
Lootable Graves: None
Risk of Bandits: Low



General Resources
Water bottle.png Water Refill
Crafting TableHD.png Crafting Table
New FarmHD2.png Farm

Brewing stand.png Brewing Stand
Lit Furnace HD.png Lit Furnace

Civilian Loot
Paper.png Common Chests

Yellow dye.png Uncommon Chests

Antidote flask.png Rare Chests

Tool Loot
Wooden hoe.png Common Chests

Stone Button (S) JE5 BE2.png Uncommon Chests

Stone hoe.png Rare Chests

Food Loot
Beetroot.png Common Chests

Wheat.png Uncommon Chests

Pumpkin pie.png Rare Chests 1
Potion Loot
Potion Drink Health.gif Common Chests

Potion Splash Health.gif Uncommon Chests

Glowstone dust.png Rare Chests 4


Military Loot
Arrow.png Common Chests

Sugar.png Uncommon Chests

Ender pearl.png Rare Chests

Gunpowder.png Epic Chests 27
Diamond axe.png Mythic Chests 8
Room Loot
Gold apple.png High Chests 3
Cooked cod.png Low Chests



Loot Chests

  • Castle
    • Dining Hall
      • 2 mil_epic
      • 2 mil_mythic
      • 1 pot_rare
    • Courtyard Hidden Room
      • 1 mil_mythic
    • Dining Hall Balcony
      • 2 mil_epic
      • 2 mil_mythic
    • Courtyard
      • 5 mil_epic
      • 1 mil_mythic
  • Labs (Non-Dungeon)
    • Testing Rooms
      • 6 mil_epic
    • SP-02-1 Testing Room
      • 1 mil_epic
    • Armory (Button required)
      • 3 room_high
    • Holding Cells
      • 4 mil_epic
    • Subject Z-87's Cell
      • 1 mil_mythic
    • Kitchen
      • 1 mil_epic
    • Room Next to Kitchen
      • 1 mil_epic

Travel Advisory/Warnings

  • There are many mushrooms located in the forest, useful for making stews.
  • There's no water source inside the castle itself. The lab's kitchen has a single water refill in a cauldron. Keep this in mind when planning on staying here for a while as going back out for water might be required.
  • Cobweb placement is restricted here, meaning they cannot be placed for zombie kill farming.
  • Since the zombie spawn rate is so high, endless amounts of rotten flesh can sustain a group forever, as long as they have methods to cure possible infection.
  • The stairway in the right of the main hall goes down into the lab which spawns far fewer zombies and contains most of the loot.
  • The hallway to the left leads to the outer walls of the castle where 5 mil_epic chests and 1 mil_mythic are scattered around the edge of the walls.
  • The dungeon in the lab, Byesford Labs, is completely made by GuardenGnome. It provides some of the MineZ backstory. The dungeon is where the Overkill and Rocksteady spawn.
  • Due to the extreme danger of this place, it may only be worth the trip if players plan to farm zombie kills, though this is difficult as a lot of safe spots in the throne room were removed.
  • Having many high durability smite swords or an Axis book is recommended, due to the unbelievably high spawn rate.
  • Be fast when walking into the front gate of the castle, the entrance and the dining hall have a combined total of 50 zombie spawners.
  • The best way to survive here is to sprint through the entrance and straight down the stairs on the right. Don't bother with the upstairs balcony or the chest on the royal table.
    • Alternatively, players could go left to the courtyard, where there are fewer zombie spawners.
  • It's no longer possible to farm zombie kills on the dining table or the thrones anymore. The top of the chairs and thrones are blocked by barriers and standing on the tables will push players off of them. There are spawners under all of them, too.
  • When leaving, players may want to switch servers before going up the stairs. This will ensure that no zombies will be waiting upstairs when players leave the castle.

Trivia

  • There used to be a Void Echo here.
  • Subject Z-87 Cell has a strong similarity with SCP-173's Containment Chamber from the horror game SCP: Containment Breach. The dungeon itself, Byesford Labs, may be a whole reference to the SCP Foundation or the game.
  • There's a trail of coal blocks leading from Subject Z-87 Cell, going around the second floor and entrance of the lab, then up the stairs and out of the castle, and stops at the new Northeast hole in the wall.
  • A small gap with a skeleton skull inside is located in the courtyard behind the southern mil_epic chest. It's blocked off by iron bars.
  • The original name of the build is Feast Castle, and it was taken from here.
  • This is the area where zombie pigmen were created as according to the lore found in Byesford Labs.
  • One of the first Fair Play Saturday side events was hosted on the island.

Lore

Lore Block

  • The Lore Block here is located at the dining hall balcony.
It wasn’t until the gods delivered unto mortals the curse of the undead, mankind’s final penance and rulers, that this castle became a bastion for humanity.

Here scientists in Byesford’s highly advanced laboratories worked tirelessly to attempt to cure this infection; to stave off this curse.
But it was an act of sheer folly, and the dangerous experiments that were kept so carefully beneath the castle were let loose...


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