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Vermillion Wasteland is a location that is an unofficial area of CrossWorlds. It's a dark and strange region designed and built early in CrossWorlds' development, but was later put on hold. It's located in the right tip of the Croissant, separated from the rest of the Playground.

Layout[]

Most of the region is immediately accessible. The South and North Challenges are unlocked during The Southern Trial Building and The Northern Trial Building quests respectively. The storage rooms are unlocked later in the plot, on the way to the Vermillion Dungeon.

Connecting regions[]

Area map[]

The Town Center landmark becomes accessible towards the end of the game.

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Rooms of Vermillion Wasteland
# Room/Landmark Name Floor
1 East Town GF
2 West Town

Landmark: Town Center

GF
3 Crimson Lake GF
4 Scarlet River GF
5 River Delta GF
6 Spiral Cliff GF
7 Ebony Forest GF
8 Vermillion Tower GF
9 Dormitory Entrance GF
10 Dormitory Floor 1 GF
11 Dormitory Room 4 GF
12 Tradehut GF
13 Store GF
14 Quest Hub GF
15 South Challenge GF
16 South Challenge B1 U1
17 Strange Lobby U1
18 North Challenge GF
19 North Challenge B1 U1
20 Strange Flat U1
21 Storage Room 1 GF
22 Storage Room 2 GF
23 Storage Basement U1

Treasures[]

There are limited opportunities to collect the treasures in Vermillion Wasteland, and some of them may be inaccessible in the A New Home DLC. It is recommended to collect them all either during the initial visit to Vermillion Wasteland, or right before entering Vermillion Tower at the end of the main game.

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Acc. Type Contains Location Info
1 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Echo Roll.pngEcho Roll East Town
2 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Full Course.pngFull Course East Town
3 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 3 × Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal West Town
4 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 2 × Precious Metal.pngPrecious Metal West Town
5 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Golden Bars.pngGolden Bars West Town
6 Treasure-silver.png Silver 1 × LV41Vermillion Mantle.pngVermillion Mantle East Town Enter on the north path from West Town to reach this.
7 Treasure-default.png Normal 5 × Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell Crimson Lake
8 Treasure-default.png Normal 6 × Chef Sandwich.pngChef Sandwich Crimson Lake
9 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 2 × Precious Metal.pngPrecious Metal Spiral Cliff
10 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA Spiral Cliff
11 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Pepper Night Tea.pngPepper Night Tea Storage Basement

Enemies[]

Enemies of Vermillion Wasteland
Name Sprite Drops Locations
Neutral Virus
Neutral-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell Crimson Lake, Ebony Forest, River Delta, Scarlet River, Spiral Cliff, South Challenge[1], North Challenge[2]
Heat Virus
Heat-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA Crimson Lake, Ebony Forest, Spiral Cliff[3], South Challenge[1], North Challenge[2]
Cold Virus
Cold-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA Ebony Forest, River Delta, Spiral Cliff[3], North Challenge[2]
Furious Security Brute
Furious-security-brute-sprite.png
None East Town, West Town, Vermillion Tower, Storage Basement
Cool Security Brute
Cool-security-brute-sprite.png
None East Town, West Town, Vermillion Tower, Storage Basement
Tense Security Brute
Tense-security-brute-sprite.png
None East Town, West Town, Vermillion Tower, Storage Basement, Spiral Cliff[4], Crimson Lake[4]
Groovy Security Brute
Groovy-security-brute-sprite.png
None East Town, West Town, Vermillion Tower, Storage Basement, Spiral Cliff[4], Crimson Lake[4]
Laser of Doom
Laser-of-doom-sprite.png
None East Town, West Town, Vermillion Tower
Arengee
Arengee-sprite.png
None South Challenge[1]
Failed Rhino
Failed-rhino-sprite.png
None North Challenge[2]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Spawns during The Southern Trial Building quest
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Spawns during The Northern Trial Building quest
  3. 3.0 3.1 Does not respawn
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 During the chapter 10 raid of Vermillion Wasteland

Shops[]

Vermillion Wasteland has basic equipment and item shops located in the Vermillion Town store.

Vermillion Equipment

  • Vermillion Equipment – Located in Store.
Item Credits
LV27Steel Goggles.pngSteel Goggles 15850
LV34Silver Goggles.pngSilver Goggles 29450
LV27Steel Edge.pngSteel Edge 15800
LV34Silver Edge.pngSilver Edge 29375
LV27Steel Mail.pngSteel Mail 16100
LV34Silver Mail.pngSilver Mail 29725
LV27Steel Boots.pngSteel Boots 15950
LV34Silver Boots.pngSilver Boots 29450

Vermillion Consumables

  • Vermillion Consumables – Located in Store.
Item Credits
Sandwich FoodIcon.pngSandwich.pngSandwich 100
Sandwich FoodIcon.pngHi-Sandwich.pngHi-Sandwich 300
GreenTea FoodIcon.pngGreen Leaf Tea.pngGreen Leaf Tea 250
Water FoodIcon.pngJust Water.pngJust Water 222
SpicyBun FoodIcon.pngSpicy Bun.pngSpicy Bun 200
FruitSalad FoodIcon.pngFruit Drink.pngFruit Drink 200
RiceCracker FoodIcon.pngRice Cracker.pngRice Cracker 200
VeggieSticks FoodIcon.pngVeggie Sticks.pngVeggie Sticks 200

Traders[]

Vermillion Wasteland has a small group of basic traders located in the Vermillion Town tradehut.

  • Vermillion Heals – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Sandwich FoodIcon.pngChef Sandwich.pngChef Sandwich 950 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set, 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
GreenTea FoodIcon.pngSweet Berry Tea.pngSweet Berry Tea 1050 Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set, Fruit Set.pngFruit Set, Spice Set.pngSpice Set
  • Vermillion Buffs – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
SpicyBun FoodIcon.pngFlaming Bun.pngFlaming Bun 550 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
FruitSalad FoodIcon.pngFruit Salad.pngFruit Salad 550 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
RiceCracker FoodIcon.pngTofu Cracker.pngTofu Cracker 550 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set
VeggieSticks FoodIcon.pngVeggie Wraps.pngVeggie Wraps 550 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set
  • Vermillion Sets & Metal – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set 100 Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Rice Cracker.pngRice Cracker, Veggie Sticks.pngVeggie Sticks
Fruit Set.pngFruit Set 100 Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Spicy Bun.pngSpicy Bun, Fruit Drink.pngFruit Drink
Spice Set.pngSpice Set 250 Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 2x Green Leaf Tea.pngGreen Leaf Tea
Junk Metal.pngJunk Metal 90 Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Sandwich.pngSandwich
Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal 450 2x Junk Metal.pngJunk Metal, Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 2x Hi-Sandwich.pngHi-Sandwich
  • Vermillion Weapons – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV37Hunter's Bolt.pngHunter's Bolt 31313 LV27Steel Edge.pngSteel Edge, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 5x Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, 4x Flaming Bun.pngFlaming Bun
LV38Sunset Claw.pngSunset Claw 35800 LV27Steel Edge.pngSteel Edge, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 3x Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 5x Flaming Bun.pngFlaming Bun
  • Vermillion Torso – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV37Petal Cloak.pngPetal Cloak 32700 LV27Steel Mail.pngSteel Mail, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 5x Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, 4x Veggie Wraps.pngVeggie Wraps
LV38Ramming Shell.pngRamming Shell 36630 LV27Steel Mail.pngSteel Mail, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 3x Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 5x Veggie Wraps.pngVeggie Wraps
  • Vermillion Head – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV37Red Bandana.pngRed Bandana 32450 LV27Steel Goggles.pngSteel Goggles, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 5x Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, 4x Tofu Cracker.pngTofu Cracker
LV38Nifty Grey Shades.pngNifty Grey Shades 36001 LV27Steel Goggles.pngSteel Goggles, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 3x Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 5x Tofu Cracker.pngTofu Cracker
  • Vermillion Legs – Located in Tradehut
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV37Shinkickers.pngShinkickers 32050 LV27Steel Boots.pngSteel Boots, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 5x Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, 4x Fruit Salad.pngFruit Salad
LV38Stable Footguard.pngStable Footguard 35760 LV27Steel Boots.pngSteel Boots, 3x Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal, 3x Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA, 5x Fruit Salad.pngFruit Salad

Quests[]

Only two mandatory quests are associated with this area, and they have to be completed to progress the story.

A New Home DLC Changes[]

The A New Home DLC's main addition to Vermillion Wasteland is Sidwell's secret lab, which is infiltrated during the final chapter.

Area Map[]

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Rooms of Vermillion Wasteland
# Room/Landmark Name Floor
1 East Town GF
2 West Town

Landmark: Town Center

GF
3 Crimson Lake GF
4 Scarlet River GF
5 River Delta GF
6 Spiral Cliff GF
7 Ebony Forest GF
8 Vermillion Tower GF
9 Dormitory Entrance GF
10 Dormitory Floor 1 GF
11 Dormitory Room 4 GF
12 Tradehut GF
13 Store GF
14 Quest Hub GF
15 South Challenge GF
16 South Challenge B1 U1
17 Strange Lobby U1
18 North Challenge GF
19 North Challenge B1 U1
20 Strange Flat U1
21 Storage Room 1 GF
22 Storage Room 2 GF
23 Storage Basement U1
24 ??? GF
25 Lab Entrance F??
26 Hallway H03 F??
27 Meeting Room M04-01 F??
28 Meeting Room M04-02 F??
29 Junction J03-01 F??
30 Sidwell's Office F??

Enemies[]

A few more enemies are encountered while exploring the secret lab. As the game ends immediately after this, none of these enemies respawn.

Enemies of Vermillion Wasteland
Name Sprite Drops Location
Neutral Virus
Neutral-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell Lab Entrance, Junction J03-01
Heat Virus
Heat-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA Lab Entrance, Junction J03-01
Cold Virus
Cold-virus-sprite.png
Infected Cell.pngInfected Cell, Elemental DNA.pngElemental DNA Lab Entrance, Junction J03-01
Arengee
Arengee-sprite.png
None Junction J03-01
Failed Rhino
Failed-rhino-sprite.png
None Lab Entrance
Sidwell (Boss)
Sidwell-sprite.png
None Sidwell's Office

Role in the Plot[]

Vermillion Wasteland is a planned but abandoned area of CrossWorlds. Sidwell somehow obtained control over the area, and turned it into the central location of the Evotar interrogation project. Newly-created Evotars are introduced here, and spend time in the area recovering their memories before entering the Vermillion Dungeon where they are interrogated.

After being abducted by the Designer during the Para island raid, Lea finds herself in Vermillion Wasteland. Sergey seems unable to bring her back to the main playground, and advises her to explore the area for now. After a brief encounter with Gautham, Lea meets up with Lukas, who has also been trapped in the area. The two are forced to form a party and take part in a mandatory quest, The Southern Trial Building, which reveals a strange office building. After the quest, Lukas realizes he is unable to log out or remove his Cross Gear, and he doesn't remember his life outside the game. The two have no choice but to return to their rooms and sleep.

The next day, Lea and Lukas are prevented from starting the next quest, so Lukas takes Lea on a tour of the area instead.

The following day, Lea is confronted by Shizuka, who reveals the truth about her: she is actually an AI. Lea suffers a severe mental breakdown from this revelation, and pushes Sergey away. She meets up with Lukas again, and the two start the next mandatory quest, The Northern Trial Building, with Lukas realizing something is seriously wrong with Lea, but being unable to help her given her speech synchronization issues. Eventually, Lea breaks down in tears over the realization that she does not exist outside the game, and will be trapped there forever. Lukas is finally able to get through to her, and in a heartfelt conversation reminds her of the friends she has made who are still waiting for and missing her. The two decide to leave the quest for another day.

The following day, Lea and Lukas complete the quest, revealing a messy apartment that turns out to be a copy of Lukas's. The office building seen previously was Lukas's workplace, and the quests are revealed to be intended to help him regain his memory. With the second quest completed, a path to the Vermillion Dungeon opens, a place from which no players have ever returned. The two make plans to go there the next day.

On the final day in the wasteland, Sidwell briefly meets with Lea and apologizes for Shizuka's actions. Lea and Lukas meet up, and after sneaking past many Shredders on a suspiciously intentional-seeming path, enter the Vermillion Dungeon.

In the Vermillion Raid, near the end of the game, Lea and her friends return to Vermillion Wasteland. Their goal here is to inflict all the Evotars with a hitstun bug, which should cause the Evotar Server to crash, allowing Lea to retrieve it without Sidwell erasing the data. While they are ultimately successful, Sidwell reveals that he is still able to erase the dungeon instance the server is located in, physically destroying it. However, at this point Gautham intervenes, taking control of the environment server from Sidwell and challenging Lea to complete his Ultimate Experience in exchange for access to the Evotar Server. Lea accepts and enters the Vermillion Tower, leaving her friends behind.

In the A New Home DLC, Lea, C'tron and Emilie return to Vermillion Wasteland one final time in an attempt to discover the final clue to C'tron's past. Entering a secret lab under the area, they find and defeat Sidwell, or rather an enemy based on his avatar, leading C'tron to finally remember the events leading up to him ending up on the Evotar Server.

Trophies[]

Main article: Trophies
Vermillion Scavenger
Obtain all chests in Vermillion Wasteland; see #Treasures.

Secrets[]

Code Knight can be encountered for the third time in East Town, either during the Vermillion Raid or the A New Home DLC. On encountering her for the third time, she gives Lea a Cross Sandwich.pngCross Sandwich.

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