The Stag Door

'The ascent is slow. Winds from nowhere pluck at me. My skin is stained with light. The Wood shivers with motion, far below.'

'In my dreams, I've found the way to the Stag Door, sometimes called the Horn Gate or the Adept's Door. I have answered its riddle, and am counted among the Know'

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You can reach the Stag Door by Dreaming with Way: The White Door and your Desire. However, upon reaching the Stag Door, you will be posed with the Stag Door's Riddle. Only once you answer the riddle correctly will you receive Way: Through the Stag Door.

The Stag Door, also known as the Horn Gate, the Hunter's Gate, and the Adept's Door, bars entry into the lower chambers of the House.[14] It is a ridged barrier of bloody horn, bearing scars from when humanity rebelled and forced entry into the Mansus.[15][16] The golden head of the Name Ghirbi watches over the Gate, and to pass one must answer his riddle.[17] It is one of the two Doors (the other one being the White Door) that is reachable directly from the Bounds.[10] The Forest Key held by Medusa also opens this Gate.

Notable Locations

In-Game Sources

1. A Mansus-Glimpse 2. Read 'The Rose of Waznei' 3. Stag Door's Riddle 4. Read 'The Gospel of Zacchaeus', Chilly Lessons, #spirit_winterd_edge 5. Way: The White Door 6. Entering the White Door 7. The White Door 8. A Way Back Through Dream 9. Approaching The White Door 10. The Way to the Stag Door 11. The Lodge of the Sage Knight 12.“Got your book. Pretty good condition..." 13.The Orchard of Lights 14. Way: Through the Stag Door 15. To the Stag Door 16. The Stag Door 17. At the Stag Door, Again 18. The Painted River, Read 'The Larquebine Codex' 19. The Ascent of Knives, Mantra of Ascent, Maid-in-the-Mirror 20. Way: The Spider's Door 21. Read 'The Watchful Tantra' 22. The Way to the Spider's Door, Entering the Spider's Door 23. The Spider's Door 24. Read 'The Encircling Tantra' 25. Wrong Door 26. Approaching The Spider's Door 27. The Malleary 28. The Concursum 29. Read 'The High Mysteries of the...' 30. Way: The Peacock's Door 31. The Peacock Door 32. Glassgarden: Approaching The Peacock's Door 33. Read Grese's 'A True and Complete Accounting...' 34. Read 'Against the Sisterhood... 35. The Way to the Peacock's Door 36. The Vision of the Peacock 37. Read 'The Morphy Codex' 38. Glassgarden: Not Enough! 39. The Red Church 40. The Worm Museum 41. Locate the Crossroads, The Lesser Crossroads 42. The Incursus, The Conflagration of the Heart, Feast of the True Birth 43. Endings: The Incursus, The conflagration of the heart, The feast of the true birth 44. The Gate Opens Outwards 45. THE DAWN 46. The Last Dance, The Kingskin Gate 47. Three, IN THE HOUSE OF THE MOON 48. The Summit Gate 49. Read 'The Book of Dissolution' 50. Gates of horn and ivory