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Ancient Murals are Don't Starve Together objects, introduced in A New Reign. They are present in the Atrium Biome, appearing in bigger quantities near the Ancient Gateway. Their only purpose is to be inspected for a set of 5 different quotes for each character, giving away part of the history of the Ancient Civilization.

Upon reading a mural, the character will say their first quote. Reading the same mural will always give the same quote. In order to get the second one, the player must find another Mural, and so on. After getting the 5th inspection, the next one will cycle back to the first


1st Mural[]

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There's a picture on it of some strangely shaped people.


Depicts an old and underdeveloped civilization, composed of insect (or likely arthropod) people. They live in misery, suffering from hunger and fear. This is before they discovered Nightmare Fuel.

2nd Mural[]

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A piece of their story, lost to time.


Something mysterious happens to said civilization. No character is able to decipher what is depicted, though Maxwell knows what happened.

3rd Mural[]

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A dark shadow, or perhaps a substance, overtakes the civilization.


Depicts Nightmare Fuel overtaking the civilization, drowning it in darkness and giving the people "enviable" power.

4th Mural[]

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The people are shedding their skins. They look different underneath.


Depicts the people shedding their skins and leaving their external body, changing their appearance completely.

5th Mural[]

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Depicts a massively advanced civilization, with high technology and prosperity. All the problems seem to be solved. This appears to be after the Nightmare Fuel and before their eventual destruction due to the overuse of the same fuel.

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • The Ancient Murals and other elements present in the Atrium seem to be made of a material different from Thulecite.
    • The Atrium Ancient Statues are an exception to this, having their inside made of Thulecite, though this may be a reference to the 4th Mural inspection.

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