Witch’s Hut in Stardew Valley: Unraveling the Mystery Behind Its 3 Dark Shrines

Hello, friends! In Stardew Valley, there is a mysterious building called the Witch’s Hut. Many players are unsure of the purpose of the three dark Shrines found inside the hut after unlocking it. In this guide, we will provide you with relevant information to help you understand their functions. So, if you’re interested, let’s dive in!

The exterior of the Witch's Hut building in Stardew Valley
The Witch’s Hut is located in the Witch’s Swamp, just above the strange sign near the train station.

 

Unlocking the Witch’s Hut

The Witch’s Hut is located in the Witch’s Swamp, just above the strange sign near the train station. After completing the Community Center bundle or the Joja Community Development form, you can venture into the Deep Woods to accept the Wizard’s Dark Talisman quest. Upon completing the quest, you will unlock this area.

When you first enter the Witch’s Swamp, you will encounter a servant blocking your path. At this point, you can fish directly to the right of the servant and catch a Void Mayonnaise. Giving this to the servant will unlock the Witch’s Hut.

A servant blocking the path to the Witch's Hut in Stardew Valley
When you first enter the Witch’s Swamp, you will encounter a servant blocking your path.

 

The Three Dark Shrines

Inside the Witch’s Hut, you will find three dark Shrines, from left to right: the Shrine of Selfishness, the Shrine of Memory, and the Shrine of Night Terrors. Next, we will introduce the functions of these three Shrines.

The three dark Shrines found inside the Witch's Hut in Stardew Valley
Inside the Witch’s Hut, you will find three dark Shrines, from left to right: the Shrine of Selfishness, the Shrine of Memory, and the Shrine of Terror.

 

Shrine of Memory

First, let’s talk about the Shrine of Memory in the middle. Before getting a divorce, the Shrine’s function won’t be displayed when clicked; instead, it shows the piercing gaze of the statue.

After getting a divorce and having an ex-spouse, clicking on the statue will allow you to spend 30,000 gold to erase the memories between you and your ex-spouse. The Shrine of Memory has the following characteristics:

  1. It only applies to erasing the memories of ex-spouses after a divorce, and it does not affect your current spouse.
  2. Before using the Shrine, if you divorce your spouse, your social tab will display “ex-wife” or “ex-husband,” and any conversations or gifts will receive negative feedback with no way to increase their affection. After using the Shrine, your ex-spouse will lose all memories of the divorce, and the ex-wife or ex-husband label will disappear from the social tab. You can then refresh your relationship with your ex, date, or even remarry.
  3. If you have divorced multiple times and have several ex-spouses, using the dark Shrine will affect all of your ex-spouses.
  4. Although you and Krobus are roommates, using the Shrine of Memory will still apply after you kick him out.
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Shrine of Selfishness

Next, let’s talk about the Shrine of Selfishness. Before having children, you won’t be able to see the Shrine’s function. Once you have children, whether you’re married or single, you can sacrifice a Prismatic Shard to turn your child into a dove that flies away, permanently disappearing.

The Shrine of Selfishness has the following characteristics:

  1. After turning your child into a dove and flying away, any hats you put on your child’s head can be retrieved from the Lost and Found box the next day.
  2. If you have two children, using the Shrine will turn both children into doves, making them disappear completely.
  3. After using the Shrine of Selfishness, on the 26th of Fall (the day before Spirit’s Eve), when watching TV, you will find a strange channel. Clicking on it will cause an ancient doll to pop out, indicating you are cursed. Afterward, cursed ancient dolls will attack you at the Dark Shrine, and killing them will turn them into big black birds that fly away. However, they will resurrect the next time you enter the Witch’s Hut. To avoid the curse, simply don’t watch the strange channel on the 26th.

Shrine of Night Terrors

Lastly, let’s talk about the Shrine of Night Terror. Offering the Shrine a Strange Bun will either remove or add an ancient magical barrier. This primarily serves to enable or disable nighttime monsters on your farm, and it is effective on any farm map.

Nighttime monsters on the farm in Stardew Valley
Offering the Shrine of Terror a Strange Bun will either remove or add an ancient magical barrier. This primarily serves to enable or disable nighttime monsters on your farm, and it is effective on any farm map.

The level and spawn rate of the monsters on your farm are directly proportional to your combat level. Additionally, a unique monster called the Wilderness Golem may appear. However, it is generally not recommended to enable monster spawning on your farm.

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The Wilderness Golem monster in Stardew Valley
The level and spawn rate of the monsters on your farm are directly proportional to your combat level. Additionally, a unique monster called the Wilderness Golem may appear. However, it is generally not recommended to enable monster spawning on your farm.

After all, Stardew Valley is a farming game, and if your home isn’t safe, it can be quite frustrating.

So there you have it – an in-depth look at the Witch’s Hut and the three mysterious Shrines within. With this guide, you should now have a better understanding of their functions and how they can impact your gameplay in Stardew Valley. Happy farming!

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