Lost City
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Stage Type Main
Stage Subtype Order of No Quarter
Boss Mole Knight
Theme An Underlying Problem
SoT Theme Facing the Task
Relic Dust Knuckles
Arcana Smoke Bomb
Unlockable Curio Chronos Coin

The Lost City is an antique metropolis buried inside a volcano, the base of operation of Mole Knight and one of the main stages of Shovel Knight. It is found in the second quadrant of the Valley, north-east from the Armor Outpost.


The Lost City is a forgotten and destroyed metropolis filled with lava, fire and burning traps everywhere. Mostly buried inside a volcano in a mountainous chain, the place crawls with Mole Knight's minions, but also Blorbs, Birders and Charflounders. Rivers of lava and flammable goo flow in the deepest chambers. Mole Knight leads his operation in the deepest and farthest chamber, past fossilized remains.

In Shovel of Hope and Plague of Shadows, exploration of the Lost City is confined to the underground levels. InSpecter of Torment, topside caves and ruins are also visited. Large green mushrooms related to the goo can be found there.


The Lost City sunk beneath the earth a long time ago. Mole Knight started excavating it in search of forgotten and unclaimed riches and keeps it from greedy intruders not part of his work force. Specter Knight traveled through the Lost City to recruit Mole Knight in the Order of No Quarter. Work rates then doubled under the Enchantress, with Mole Knight now providing excavating for her army.

Shovel Knight or Plague Knight later faced Mole Knight in the sunken metropolis. After the defeat of the Order, Mole Knight starts leading expedition through the Lost City for the Valley's inhabitants.

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