Baljhet Mountains (Balget Mountains in the Japanese version) is a mountainous region in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness that connects the Abandoned Castle to the Mortvia Aqueduct and Garibaldi Temple. It is also the location of Julia's Shop.


Note: The location names in this section are descriptive only.


You start from the Gondola chair that you had taken from the Abandoned Castle. Ahead is a foggy coast that heads west and to the south you can see the remains of towers that collapsed after the previous encounter with Dracula. Right away is a room that will give you the Magmard innocent devil, the basic form of the Battle-Type innocent devil (Trevor instead finds an MP Max Up here). This section is populated with Fenrirs and Lizard Men.

Eastern mountains

The area before coming up to Julia's shop is somewhat of a maze. There is a big "circle" in the middle of the path to the shop. Always taking a right (the northern path) is the most direct route. Always taking a left (the southern path)will also get you there, but will be a more complicated. The southern path has another loop that comes out of it connects to it. Near the end is an area that has three exits on the right. The first is the exit point for the inner loop. The second leads to a dead end area that is guarded by a Cyclops (a Serum can be found if you look hard enough) and leads to a building that houses the Perfect Guard skill, which will gain you hearts if you block at the moment of impact (Trevor instead finds an ATK Up here). The third brings you toward Julia's shop, but takes you to the end of the outer loop if head right.

In addition to Lizard Men, Orcs hunt this area. Lizard men commonly drop Jet Black, while Orc commonly drop Aluminum (which you only had one of in the Abandoned Castle. Up until this point, it is likely you have a Short Sword, Gano, and Leather Helmet. You may have used the an Aluminum in your possession to create a Foil, Punch Rings, or Corinthian Helmet, but now it is easier to create these items. The Jet Black and Aluminum can be combined to form the first available Spear type weapon, the Dung. Jet Black can also combine with Wild Memory to form a weak type of spear, the Bamboo Lance, upgrade a Short Sword to a Broad Sword, or upgrade Soft Leather Armor to Hard Leather Armor.

Backtracking: Once you have the Glide ability from a Bird-Type Innocent Devil, you can reach a treasure chest in the dead end path that contains an XS Potion.

Around Julia's shop

Upon passing some stone arches, you will meet up with Julia Laforeze. She will decide to aid you. To the left is the entryway to the Mortvia Aqueduct, however, it is not possible to enter at this time. Ahead is the first Warp Chair, which does not go anywhere yet. To the right is a secluded area with a Save Point and Julia's House, where you can obtain a Magical Ticket, which will warp you to her shop. Julia will sell you items at her shop, but nothing that wasn't available before at this point in the game, except for the Death Doll, which can prevent you from dying by taking your place, but which you probably can't afford yet. You can also sit in the Rocking Chair there and obtain the Baljhet Mountains Map there. It is not likely that use can use Julia's Innocent Devil services yet, though you will be able to as soon as one of your innocent devils drops a Devil Shard.

Heading out to continue the trek, you will find the Steal skill. This will allow you to steal items from enemies when the timing is right. You cannot obtain any items you couldn't obtain some other way during this stage though. The next area will give you a chance to try out steeling. You will go up against Armor Knights and Wizards, from which you can steel Magical Ticket and Memorial Ticket.

Backtracking: Once your Battle-Type Innocent Devil has Brute Force ability (in the Garibaldi Temple), you can enter the Mortvia Aqueduct.

Fort section

Next, you will come across a fort that guards a bridge across steep cliffs. A large cannon will blast away at you. Destroying the skeleton in its chair, you can sit in the Gunnery Seat and use it to blast against the fort's defenders (in the first person). First, destroy the fort's canons, break the wall blocking passage across the bridge to the fort, then destroy the hordes of Axe Knights that rush out to protect it. Then enter the fort itself, where you will have to fight many more Axe Knights and Orcs. The next area outside the fort contains a save point.

The area ahead has Skeleton Blazes, from which you can steel useful potions from. It also has Cyclopses. There is an alternate path on the right which leads to a "dead" end with Red Skeletons that cannot be killed, and thus the gate will never open for now, so turn back for now.

Backtracking: The gate guarded by the Red Skeletons will be lifted after you destroy them using the Purify ability which is gained by a Nautilus Rod innocent devil. Trevor can destroy these skeletons and reach the same area once he has the Holy Whip and will be able to find a DEF Up.

Waterfall section

Next is a waterfall section, where you will first encounter Spirits and a treasure chest containing the I.D. Chart, which will give you an idea of how to evolve you innocent devil. The areas beyond that have Cockatrices in it. The path expands into a loop. On the left is an alternate path "off the map" that will lead to an area guarded by Wizards and Cockatrices with a Boiling Ring hidden on a perch (Trevor instead finds the Flame Whip). At the end of the loop are Efreets and before the entrance to the jagged mountain section. These have an item that you can steel that you want, the Sun Tears. They can only be stolen from after they grab a hold of you and you are able to shake them off though. Efreets in this stage do not come back once you kill them, so you have a limited opportunities to steel from them. When they try to grab you, they will eventually explode, so you have only that one opportunity to steel from them. It is best to try to steal one from each of them. They can be used right away to upgrade your Soft Leather Armor to Hide Armor and your Corinthian Helmet to a Thracian Helmet. A third can be saved for later on to create a Stone Mask.

Backtracking 1: Once the water has been drained (the castle has been resurrected), a hidden cave behind the waterfall will be accessible. Thiefs and Spirits roam these caves. A High Potion, XS Potion, Dark Crystal, Dragon Scale, and Pachinko Chair will be available there. Trevor will be able to find a DEF Up here.

Backtracking 2: A potion near the Boiling Ring can be later accessible with a Glide ability of a Bird-Type ID.

Jagged mountains

The area starts to become populated with jagged rocks and a Save Point is ahead. Another Efreet must be defeated before moving forward. At the end is the Wyvern boss, who sits in the middle of valley surrounded on all sides by jagged rocks and mountains. Defeating it leads to the Garibaldi Temple.

Enemy Data

See: Baljhet Mountains/Enemy Data

Item Data

Item Data: Abandoned Castle
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
New Usable Items Found
Potion.png Potion - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Medicine that recovers 50 HP. Special
HP +50
Sell: $100 
Buy: $200 Find: Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Eternity
Rare Drop: Spirit Lv.4/19/32, Wolf Skeleton Lv.17/23
Steal: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5
High Potion.png High Potion - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Medicine that recovers 200 HP. Special
HP +200
Sell: $500 
Buy: $1,000 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Mortvia Aqueduct, Tower of Evermore
Rare Drop: Spectral Sword Lv.15/47, Final Guard Lv.42/75
XS Potion.png XS Potion - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Medicine that recovers all HP. Special
HP +100%
Sell: $2,500 
Find: Baljhet Mountains, Forest of Jigramunt, Aiolon Ruins
Serum CoD.png Serum - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Heals the effects of poison. Special
Sell: $25  Buy: $50 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple
Rare Drop: White Gravial Lv.27/43
Uncurse CoD.png Uncurse - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Purifies the effects of a curse. Special
Sell: $25  Buy: $50 Find: Garibaldi Temple
Common Drop: Ectoplasm Lv.16/22/37
Magical Ticket CoD.png Magical Ticket - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Instantly transports the user to Julia's shop. Special
Sell: $5  Buy: $10 Find: Baljhet Mountains, Garibaldi Temple, Tower of Eternity
Steal: Armor Knight Lv.7/15
Memorial Ticket CoD.png Memorial Ticket - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Warps to last registered save point. Special
Sell: $10  Buy: $20 Find: Abandoned Castle, Baljhet Mountains
Steal: Wizard Lv.6/8
Shortcake CoD.png Shortcake - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A light sponge topped with strawberries and cream. Certainly not short on taste and calories. Food
HP +15
Sell: $1 
Steal: Wyvern Lv.14
New Rare Items Found
Map CoD.png Baljhet Mountains Map - Curse of Darkness [edit]
An overall map of the area, lacking in finer details. Rare Item
Find: Baljhet Mountains
New Materials Found
Jet Black.png Jet Black - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A primitive material used since the dawn of time. Still used to make many basic weapons. Material
Sell: $50  Common Drop: Cockatrice Lv.6/46, Efreet Lv.7/11/45, Lizardman Lv.6/23
Steal: Cyclops Lv.8/47/75
Wild Memory.png Wild Memory - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A strange stone fragment with ancient memories carved on it. Used for simple weapons. Material
Sell: $25  Common Drop: Skeleton Blaze Lv.5, Fenrir Lv.5/10, Zombie Lv.5/26/42
Sun Tears.png Sun Tears - Curse of Darkness [edit]
The innocence of the shining sun captured in amber. Will shine brightly for eternity. Material
Sell: $75  Find: Garibaldi Temple 1F
Rare Drop: Flame Demon Lv.31/38/43
Steal: Efreet Lv.7/11/45
New Skills Found
Steal - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Press the PlayStation - Circle - 01.png / Xbox 360 - Button B - 01.png button when the lock-on cursor is purple to steal items from enemies. Skill
Find: Baljhet Mountains
Effect: Allows the player to steal items from enemies. Each enemy has a specific way of opening their stealing window, either that be when it attacks, when it is knocked down, when perfect guarded, etc.
New Accessories Found
Boiling Ring.png Boiling Ring (Ring of Scorching Heat) - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Infused with magic to protect against fire. Accessory
Find: Baljhet Mountains
Highest Grade Items Available
Short Sword.png Short Sword - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A simple, functional sword. Sturdy, good for taking on groups, and easy to keep under control. Sword (One-Handed)
ATK +10
Sell: $50 
Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop
Rare Drop: Great Armor Lv.25/35/46
Create: 2 Bronzes
Evolve: Broad Sword, Ada, Sword Breaker, Bastard Sword, 7 Bladed Sword, Zweihander, Foil, Gano, Ring, Pata, Laser Blade
Broadsword.png Broad Sword - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A two-handed blade with great power in each swing. Thick and very heavy, but potentially devastating. Sword (One-Handed)
ATK +20
Sell: $150 
Create: Short Sword + Jet Black
Evolve: Schiavona, Laser Blade
Foil.png Foil - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A rapier used when learning fencing. Light, easy to grip, and serviceable in real combat. Sword (Piercing)
ATK +10
Sell: $200 
Create: Short Sword + Aluminum
Evolve: Main Gauche, Rapier
Gano.png Gano - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A simple, one-handed axe comprising a triangular head on a pole. Easy to use, but not that effective. Axe (One-Handed)
ATK +15
Sell: $50 
Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop
Rare Drop: Armor Knight Lv.7/15
Create: Short Sword + Wild Memory
Evolve: Bullova, Club, Mace, Zaghnol
Dung.png Dung (jpn) - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A long, thin, double-bladed spear. The hilt is wound with metallic cloth. Spear
ATK +15
Sell: $75 
Buy: $150 Find: Julia's Shop
Create: Aluminum + Jet Black
Bamboo Lance.png Bamboo Lance (jpn) - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A rough lance that looks like nothing more than a stick of bamboo. It might work in battle. Possibly. Spear
ATK +10
Sell: $2 
Create: Wild Memory + Jet Black
Evolve: Deck Brush, Nyoi-Bo
Punch Rings.png Punch Rings - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A metal weapon that strengthens punches. Easy to use but simply made, and thus not too strong. Knuckle
ATK +7
Sell: $50 
Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop
Rare Drop: Blaze Phantom Lv.39/44
Create: Aluminum + Bronze
Corinthian Helmet.png Corinthian Helmet - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A beautiful piece, but its total coverage of the ears may make hearing orders a little tricky. Helmet
DEF +4
Sell: $100 
Create: Leather Helm + Aluminum
Thracian Helmet.png Thracian Helmet - Curse of Darkness [edit]
A helmet from centuries ago, with moustache and beard modeled onto it. Makes anyone look manly. Helmet
DEF +8
Sell: $110 
Create: Corinthian Helmet + Sun Tears
Soft Leather Armour.png Soft Leather Armor - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Cheap and easy to find, great armor for the beginner. Crafted with love and care. Armor
DEF +5
Sell: $50 
Buy: $100 Find: Julia's Shop
Rare Drop: Iron Gladiator Lv.31/47
Create: Wild Memory
Evolve: Hard Leather Armor
Hard Leather Armour.png Hard Leather Armor - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Layer upon layer of leather built up to make tough armor, yet still allows free movement. Very popular. Armor
DEF +8
Sell: $150 
Create: Soft Leather Armor + Jet Black
Hide Armour.png Hide Armor - Curse of Darkness [edit]
Clothing covered in animal furs. Mainly used by hunters; popular because of its warmth. Armor
DEF +3, CON +5
Sell: $4 
Create: Soft Leather Armor + Sun Tears



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