Abandoned Pickle Factory

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Abandoned Pickle Factory
Area
East of the Mountains
Unlocked by
5th Wanted Poster

The Abandoned Pickle Factory is a location in West of Loathing. It is revealed when you accept the quest from the Wanted Poster for The Gherkin Brothers. Upon visiting the factory, you enter a horrific vision in which you are working a triple shift at the factory. The vision, in fact, contains several pieces of information needed to complete the quest. If you need to get the information again, you can either commune with the gravestone (requires 20 Mysticality) or fight the ghost in each room to receive an item that has the relevant number(s) on it.

Puzzle Solutions[edit | edit source]

Cukes room

All three vats must be equal. The simplest way to solve this puzzle is to use levers 1 and 2 to set the right-most vat to 1, then work with those levers to equalize the first two vats to read 16. Once that is done, pulling the right-most lever 5 times will equalize all of the vats.

Salt room

You need to get the salinity to 976 parts per thousand. The levers, left to right, control the hundreds place, tens place, and ones place of the salinity value. Use them to set the appropriate salinity.

Vinegar room

The vinegar starts at 93° and must be heated to 190 degrees. To cool it you can use the steam release valve, and to heat it you can shovel coal and then use the bellows.
  • The release value lowers the temperature by 10° with a lower bound of 70°.
  • The bellows increases the temperature by 3% of (currentTemp * coal), rounded down, and to a maximum of 245°.
    • More mathematically, after each use of the bellows, temp = max(245,temp+⌊temp*coal*3/100⌋).
    • Note that each use of the bellows resets the amount of coal shovelled.
An easy and robust solution is to first reduce the temperature to 70° by repeatedly using the release value. Add 50 coal to the stove and use the bellows (reaches 175°). Add 3 more coal and use the bellows a final time to reach 190°.
  • When starting at the initial 93°, a more complex solution but with fewer steps (assuming each coal shovel, use of the bellows, and valve action counts as one step) would be to:
    1. Shovel 10 coal and use bellows to reach 120°
    2. Shovel 8 coal and use bellows to reach 148°
    3. Shovel 6 coal and use bellows to reach 174°
    4. Shovel 5 coal and use bellows to reach 200°
    5. Use the release valve once to reach 190°
An easier solution is to shovel 35 coal and use the bellows. That brings the temperature to exactly 190°.

Outer room

Once all three rooms are operating correctly, you can use the control switch in the main room. You are rewarded with 3 ghost pickles.

Items[edit | edit source]

Bad guys[edit | edit source]

Head bandit5 ghost.png Vinegar Room
Bad guys
a vinegar-soaked ghost
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
XP (kill)
100 - 110
Drops
vinegar-soaked bones
cursed pants
Head bandit5 ghost.png Salt Room
Bad guys
a salt-shrouded ghost
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
XP (kill)
100 - 110
Drops
salt-crusted skull
ghost pistol
Head bandit5 ghost.png Cucumber Room
Bad guys
a cucumber-obsessed ghost
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
a ghostly floating cucumber
XP (kill)
100 - 110
Drops
pile of bones and cucumbers
ghost cowboy hat
  • Killing the ghosts provides an alternative method of getting their remains.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • You will need a shovel to move the coal in the vinegar room, but you can find one in the coal cart as mentioned under the "items" section.
  • Once a room is set correctly you can reassure the ghost in the room to receive its remains, but you will also receive them once you pull the main switch. The remains can be turned in to the Dirtwater Jail to complete the bounty for 60 XP and 1500 Meat.