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The Locked Chest is a special Chest that is always found somewhere in The Mines, on any level except the 1-1 level and dark levels.


The Locked Chest contains the Udjat Eye, an item used to find The Black Market, a location that must be entered as part of the chain into the City of Gold and Hell.

The Locked Chest can only be opened by finding the Gold Key required to unlock it, which is always placed somewhere on the same level as the chest. The chest will always spawn on the main path or in adjacent rooms, but the Key may be generated anywhere in the level.

When the chest is opened, the Udjat Eye will be dropped as an item, as opposed to being given directly to the player. This makes it possible to open the chest and leave the Udjat Eye on the ground. The Udjat Eye can also be carried through levels by a Hired Hand, although this serves no purpose.


  • It is strongly recommended that the player finds the Gold Key and opens the Locked Chest if they wish to enter The Black Market, as there will be no second chance to grab the Udjat Eye. Although the Udjat Eye is technically not necessary to find the entrance to the Black Market, finding the door without the aid of the Udjat Eye can be highly unlikely.
  • If the player sees the Locked Chest, they may want to take it with them, as they may be forced to expend rope in order to bring the Key back up to it otherwise.
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