The Central Town is home to many shops and stalls, both interactable and not, along with NPCs that you save along your journey. Also within Central Town lies the entrance to the Abyss, which is vital for the story.
Once each pillar has been activated, the monument allows access to Abyss.
Lore and Story Analysis
The Central Town or Central Zone, that we found ourselves in, houses the Power Core.
Likely it was designed to be "The City of the Future" where all species would live in harmony as immortals. Sadly this was not the case: Judgement ruined this plan.
The city was ruined by the explosion and the Titan Wars that followed. Many centuries passed and travelers began to make temporary homes, as this was the only non-crazy place to rest for miles around. Slowly a small community built up, including shops and an underground fighting arena. No one was the wiser about the Immortal Cell underneath.
The presence of The Drunk, another blue-skinned humanoid, leads to further speculation about the townsfolk and the blue-skinned species.
These days, he sits on the east of Town, and when you speak to him he tells of how the villagers beat him and left him for dead. It is believed that this is because they have some knowledge of what the blue-skinned species did in the past, during the War with the Raccoon people.
Maybe this is the reason why The Drifter covers his face, perhaps the villagers don't beat The Drifter because he is a skilled warrior. Or perhaps they don't because he was saved by The Guardian, the one they respect. Maybe it's a mixture of all of the above.
- north: Northern Dregs
- east: Eastern Dregs
- west: Western Dregs
- south: Southern Dregs
- northeast teleport tile: Monolith Gallery
- southeast elevator - REQUIRES 12 KEYS: Horde Arena
- 3 Gearbits
- Gearbit 1: The northeast gearbit requires entry from the Monolith Gallery, accessed by the teleport tile.
- Gearbit 2: The east gearbit requires the activation of the eastern Tower Lock.
- Gearbit 3: The southeast gearbit requires 12 keys to unlock the door leading to the Horde Arena.
NPCs encountered during your journey will eventually move to the Central Town.
- Information givers
- The Hyper Light Drifter Story Analysis Experience - on /r/HyperLightDrifter (Reddit)
|Hyper Light Drifter Areas|
|Main Areas||Abyss • Barren Hills • Central Town • Crystal Forest • Lake • Mountains|
|Sub Areas||Church • Dregs • Home • Horde Arena • Library • Lizard Camp • Monolith Gallery • Broken Shallows • Soccer Field • Treehouse|
|Shops||Dash Arena • Sword Master's Dojo • The Pharmacy • The Tech Shop • Weapons Shop|