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FTB Pyramid Map

The FTB Pyramid Map is a custom map by the FTB team, using Minecraft 1.2.5 and the Feed The Beast Retro SSP Pack.

The player spawns on a floating island and after reading the instructions, is sent onto a block of gravel on top of a chest, at 1/2 heart health level. They are to make their way to the Monument, a large basalt structure containing complex internal circuitry, a Transposer as a receptacle for items, and signs describing challenges.

Completing a challenge (usually by throwing an item into the receptacle) unlocks one of the chests on the outside of the Monument, which is covered in interdiction torches to ward off monsters.

The main floor of the Monument has a pyramid of lamps, corresponding to the locations of the chests on the front face of the Monument.

Normal Challenges[edit]

These are the challenges for the Normal version of the map:

Collector Mk3
Splash Potion of Harming (Instant Damage II) MV Solar Array Chassis Mk 5
Ender Chest Centrifuge Extractor Biofuel Cans x64 Blutricity Connected Using Jacketed And Normal Wire Frame Motor
Companion Cube Iron Chest Builder Bedrock Geothermal Generator Squeezer 10,000,000 EU

The layout above corresponds to the position of the rewards on the pyramid. The challenges are detailed below.

Companion Cube[edit]

Lamp: Light Gray

Chest location: Left-most chest on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires no other challenges

Iron Chest[edit]

Lamp: Cyan

Chest location: First from the left on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires no other challenges

Builder[edit]

Lamp: Purple

Chest location: Left from the middle on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Ender Chest[edit]

Lamp: Red

Chest Location: Left-most chest on the bottom-middle layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Centrifuge Extractor[edit]

Lamp: Lime

Chest Location: Left from the middle on the bottom-middle layer

Rewards:

  • 2 Desert Hives
  • 2 Meadows Hives
  • 2 Jungle Hives
  • 1 Forest Hive
  • 1 Snow Hive
  • 1 Cactus

Requires:

Ethanol Cans x64[edit]

Lamp: Pink

Chest Location: Middle chest on the bottom-middle layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Bedrock[edit]

Lamp: White

Chest Location: None (Light location corresponds to the main hallway)

Reward: The reward for bedrock is a major spoiler for the map. Spoiler: (rot13 to read) Gur orqebpx punyyratr bcraf gur onpx jnyy, erirnyvat purfgf pbagnvavat znal orruvirf, naq na vgrz pbyyrpgvba cbvag erdhrfgvat na raqre qentba rtt, naq na bzrtn orr.

Requires: The strategy to obtain bedrock is a major spoiler for the map. Spoiler: (rot13 to read) Jura nyy bgure punyyratrf ner pbzcyrgr, n qvfcrafre qebcf n orqebpx vgrz bagb gur guebar.

10,000,000 EU[edit]

Lamp: Black

Chest Location: Right-most chest on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Blutricity Connected Using Jacketed And Normal Wire[edit]

(The name is misleading; the wire itself is a jacketed bluewire and will only accept jacketed bluewire connections.)

Lamp: Gray

Chest Location: Right from the middle on the bottom-middle layer

Reward: 100 Scrap

Requires:

Collector Mk3[edit]

Lamp: Yellow

Chest Location: Top of the pyramid

Rewards:

  • 16 Meadows Hives
  • 16 Forest Hives
  • 16 Jungle Hives
  • 16 Desert Hives
  • 16 Snow Hives

Requires: Glowstone (Spoiler: Iron Chest challenge: Redstone dust)

MV Solar Array[edit]

Lamp: Magenta

Chest Location: Middle chest on the top-middle layer

Reward: 8 Bottles o' Enchanting

Requires:

Splash Potion of Harming (Instant Damage II)[edit]

Lamp: Orange

Chest Location: Left chest on the top-middle layer

Reward:

  • 1 Forest Hive
  • 1 Meadows Hive
  • 1 Desert Hive
  • 1 Jungle Hive
  • 1 Snow Hive

Requires:

Chassis Mk 5[edit]

(The item is actually called a "Chassi" Mk5)

Lamp: Light Blue

Chest Location: Right chest on the top-middle layer

Rewards:

  • 1 Forest Hive
  • 1 Desert Hive
  • 1 Snow Hive
  • 1 Jungle Hive
  • 1 Meadows Hive

Requires no other challenges

Frame Motor[edit]

Lamp: Green

Chest Location: Right-most chest on the bottom-middle layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Geothermal Generator[edit]

Lamp: Blue

Chest Location: Right from the middle on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Squeezer[edit]

(The IC2 recipe for Bronze must be used)

Lamp: Brown

Chest Location: First from the right on the bottom layer

Rewards:

Requires:

Insanity challenges[edit]

(On the Insanity map, there is no starting gravel)

All challenges have a material list on signs in the space where the chest will appear.

  • Where Their Story Begins
    • Rewards: Redstone dust
  • A Redstone Paradise
    • Rewards: Rubber Tree Sapling, Copper Ingot
  • Burn Rubber
    • Rewards: Tin Ingot, Pumpkin Seed
  • The Bronze Age
    • Rewards: Lapis Lazuli
  • Gated Logic
    • Rewards: Music discs
  • Advanced Machines
    • Rewards: Silver, Clay
  • The Rings
    • Rewards: Oil Bucket
  • Items of Power
    • Rewards: Nikolite
  • Blood, Sweat, and Tears
    • Soul Sand
  • Solar Power
    • Uranium Ore
  • Fires of Hell
    • Rewards: Bedrock, sticks
  • Blood and Water
    • Rewards: Refinery x4
  • Power Ranger
    • Rewards: Single-use Batteries
  • Things That Make You Go BOOM!
    • Rewards: Scrap x104
  • Small But Mighty
    • Rewards: Nether Wart
  • Ton of Energy
    • Requires: 100 Million EU [behind the throne]
    • Rewards: None

Notes[edit]

  • The Equivalent Exchange Transmutation Tablet is the most important item in the map. Without it, you cannot create the large amount of Copper required to finish IC2 Machine challenges, among many, many other things.
  • Bedrock cannot be crafted, broken, transmuted (either with the Philosopher's Stone or with the Transmutation Tablet), obtained by smelting, obtained by compression (in an IC2 Compressor), or otherwise created without hacking tools in any way.
  • Glowstone is necessary but only for very few items such as the Collector Mk 3. The method may be a spoiler but will likely just save frustration: Spoiler: Craft together four Gold Dust in a plus shape, and five Redstone Dust in an X shape (like the TNT recipe) to obtain one Glowstone dust.
  • The Respawn Room contains a stone pressure plate and a 5-minute timer. After five minutes of standing on the plate, a chest in the room fills with the philosopher's stone and other items necessary to begin again. The room has enough stock for about ten such refills. The chest containing the refill items can be accessed through one the windows into the room behind the chest, but this is considered cheating.
  • In the SMP version of Insanity, the mechanism to give out a reward for the Bonus challenge has not been implemented.