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“Hawk and Awe!”
    —Jet-Vac's official catchphrase

Jet-Vac is a wingless Sky Baron who is one of the Air Skylanders in Skylanders: Giants. His Series 2 name is Turbo Jet-Vac and his Series 3 name is Full Blast Jet-Vac. He has a Legendary counterpart known as Legendary Jet-Vac.

In Skylanders: SuperChargers, Jet-Vac is redesigned as a SuperCharger named Hurricane Jet-Vac and is given new abilities.

Character Development

Jet Vac's original design was very different from the final result. When designers first pitched various Skylanders for Giants, balance designer Rich Davis pointed out that the Air element was lacking melee characters. Inspired by Naruto's Benihisago (Crimson Gourd) artifact used by Ginkaku in Naruto Shippuden, mixed in with a little bit of Kirby, Jet-Vac was originally meant to pull enemies close and wallop them over the head with his vacuum gourd. Nat Loh had nicknamed him "the Gourdian", a name that did not go over very well with others. Despite getting the character designs from I-Wei Huang who did all the Skylander drawing concepts at this point in the franchise, animator Dan Ross and gameplay designer Nat Loh tried to keep the original design intact before yielding to the inevitable: Jet-Vac had a gun. The final nail in the Gourdian Coffin was when Jet-Vac was named a starter pack Skylander and the starter pack was found missing a projectile hero. To compensate, Nat gave Jet-Vac's projectiles a significant amount of push back on enemies. Some upgrade notes: Eagle-Air Battle Gear = Battle of the Planets / G-Force / Gatchman reference again and Jet Vac's battle cry when doing his Flying Corkscrew move is a direct reference to Star Fox 64.[3]



Noble and courageous, Jet-Vac always think of others before himself. Now a Skylander, he soars where even eagles never dare.[4] In the Full Blast microcomic, he's shown to be a bit of a defeatist, thinking his worth as a fighter is lost without a weapon.

In Skylanders: Imaginators, Jet-Vac displays dedication in searching for what has been stolen from him, in his case, his lunch that was stored away within the Sky Fortress.


Jet-Vac was the greatest, most daring flying ace in all of Windham. He was given his magical wings when he was young, as was the tradition for all Sky Barons. But when his homeland was raided, he chose to sacrifice his wings to a young mother so she could fly her children to safety. This act of nobility caught the attention of Master Eon, who sought out the young Sky Baron and presented him with a gift - a powerful vacuum device that would allow him to soar through the skies once again. Jet-Vac accepted the gift with gratitude, and now daringly fights evil alongside the other Skylanders.



It's traditional for Sky Barons to be given their magical wings when they are young, and when Jet-Vac got his, he quickly demonstrated some amazing aerial skills. As the years passed, Jet-Vac became known as the most daring flying ace in all of Skylands. He swooped. He soared. He sailed through the air, amazing the people of his home town, Windham, and protecting them whenever danger reared its ugly head.

Then one day, Windham was raided, Jet-Vac was horrified to see a young mother struggling to get her children away from danger. He was faced with a choice - either fly to safety himself, or give his wings to the mother so she and her children could make their escape. Of course, there was only one option the noble Jet-Vac was ever going to go with. He selflessly sacrificed his wings to save the others - and caught the attention of Master Eon in the process. While the feathered flight ace remains wingless to this day, Eon equipped him with a hearty vacuum-powered jet pack which more than makes up for it.[5]

Jet-Vac was the one who recruited a sphinx named Scratch into the Skylander ranks after hearing about her heroism at Cats Eye Mountain.

Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Jet-Vac in a training session with Spyro

Jet-Vac was in a training session with Spyro, Drill Sergeant, and Trigger Happy generated by Master Eon. After the session ended with Spyro accidentally unleashing a jet of flames at Trigger Happy and Drill Sergeant, the Sky Baron noticed that Spyro was feeling down about not being able to master his Daybringer Flame technique, and Jet-Vac reassured Spyro that the dragon couldn't be good at everything.

The Sky Baron later went with Spyro and Drill Sergeant to the Desert of Columns to save the Molekin, Diggs, from a strangely familiar giant troll. Kaos soon arrived, saving the day by 'vanquishing' the monster with a magic staff after claiming to have turned over a new leaf by defeating evil doers.

When the Warrior Librarians of the Eternal Archives arrived at Eon's Citadel, Jet-Vac, along with Trigger Happy, jokingly complimented on Spyro's legendary status after the Lead Curator, Wiggleworth, recognized the young dragon and recalled reading Spyro's heroic exploits from the Scrolls of the Ancients. The Sky Baron stayed behind at the Citadel when the other present Skylanders went with the Librarians to protect the Eternal Archives, and he later helped his fellow Skylanders in repairing the Archive Walls after their battle with Kaos.

Rift into Overdrive

Jet-Vac was one of the Skylander attendees at the Skylanders Academy last day of school party, watching a rehabilitated Kaos handing out cotton candy. Four months later, dangerous sky rifts began popping up around Skylands and the Sky Baron was assigned by Spyro to go with Stealth Elf, Terrafin and Gill Grunt to Know-It-All Island to find out more about the Rift Engines that may be a solution to the incoming threat.

Once at Know-It-All Island, the Skylanders and Flynn encountered Blobbers, who was sent by his village to learn about the strange rifts that were destroying everything across Skylands. A nearby Stone Head revealed to the group the history behind the Rift Engines and the fact that Kaos had awakened a power hidden long ago. Before the Stone Head could begin to tell the location of the Rift Engines, Kaos himself opened a rift and it consumed the island as soon as the Stone Head told a riddle to the Skylanders regarding the location of the Rift Engines. The Skylanders and their friends were soon rescued by non-Skylanders, Spitfire and Stormblade, who transported them all to safety with their vehicles.

After getting acquainted with Spitfire, Stormblade, and other non-Skylanders, Fiesta and Dive-Clops, Jet-Vac and the other Skylanders allowed the SuperChargers to help the Skylanders on their journey as there was no other available transportation. While trekking through Skylands, the Skylanders and SuperChargers figured out the Stone Head's riddle and came to the Whirlpool of Destiny where the Rift Engines were hidden in an underwater city. While Dive-Clops and Gill Grunt used the Dive Bomber to begin their search underwater, Jet-Vac and the other land Skylanders held back a group of Kaos' minions to buy their friends some time.

As they were about to become overwhelmed, Gill Grunt and Dive-Clops succeeded in hauling the Rift Engines from the underwater depths. Jet-Vac, Stealth Elf and Terrafin were shocked at seeing Gill Grunt's SuperCharged form, who quickly instructed his three companions to unlock the chest and hope the Rift Engines inside chooses them. As they touched the Rift Engines, Terrafin, Stealth Elf and Jet-Vac were granted the powers of SuperChargers which transformed them, and they used their newfound abilities to drive off Kaos' minions. With the Rift Engines at their disposal, the Skylanders, and the newly-formed Skylander SuperChargers, began their adventure in stopping Kaos and his latest plan.

Skylanders: Imaginators

Jet-Vac came to the Skylanders after their battle with Kaos in Scholarville, reporting to them of a brainstorm that was ravaging Shellmont Shores. After retrieving the Vortex Destroyer from the Academy Library, he and the Skylanders headed on to Shellmont Shores to put a stop to Kaos and the brainstorm, successfully stopping the ravaging storm. Jet-Vac and the Skylander later came to Sky Fortress to take back a Sky Baron battleship that was overtaken by Vultures to combat the Guacamole Monster.


Jet-Vac attacks by shooting air blasts out of his vacuum device, and his secondary attack is that he can also use his vacuum device to suck up the treasures and enemies in the surroundings. He also can fly with his vacuum device. In Skylanders: Battlecast, Jet-Vac can also make the enemy attack itself in a tornado or the scrapped Hurticane; his special ability is Erratic Vortex, swapping in a random enemy, and his signature gear is the Duplicator Mark II, which copies spells from the enemy.

In Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, Jet-Vac is a support class character.


These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 240 (max. 480)
  • Speed: 50 (max. 98)
  • Armor: 30 (max. 60)
  • Critical Hit: 20 (max. 70)
  • Elemental Power: 25 (max. 75)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 60
  • Defense: 50
  • Agility: 70
  • Luck: 80

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 65
  • Defense: 50
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 90

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 80
  • Defense: 60
  • Agility: 80
  • Luck: 100

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: (max. Expression error: Missing operand for +.)
  • Speed: (max. 48)
  • Armor: (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 90
  • Defense: 80
  • Agility: 90
  • Luck: 100


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Autogyro Adventure

Wow Pow Ability

Requires Turbo Jet-Vac
View S3 >
Requires Full Blast Jet-Vac
< View S2
Vac-Blaster Suction Gun
Eagle-Air Battle Gear
Shoot the Breeze!
Double Barrel
Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot enemies with a powerful blast of air.
Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to suck enemies into the spinning fan blades.
Price: 4000
Jet-Vac gets enhanced armor and a pretty sweet visor.
View Wow Pow
Price: 5000
Hold Attack 1 to charge up the Vac Blaster, then release to release a gigantic tornado.
Price: 5000
While flying, swap the Vac Blaster for two superpowered guns and hold Attack 1 to fire continuously until they overheat.
View Soul Gem
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Fiester Fan Jet-Vac Jet Pack Vac Blaster 9000 Turbine Suction Fan
Price: 500
Bigger spinning fans blades on the Suction Gun do increased damage to enemies.
Price: 700
Press Attack 3 to fly and perform new attacks in the air.
Price: 900
Vac Blaster does increased damage.
Price: 1200
Suction Gun attacks do even more increased damage.
Bird Blaster
View Vac-Packeteer
Further develop Jet-Vac's Vac-Blaster attacks.
Piercing Winds Vac Master-Blaster 20X Super Suction Air Blaster
Price: 1700
Vac Blaster does even more increased damage and pierces multiple enemies.
Price: 2200
Vac Blaster does maximum damage.
Price: 3000
Suck up enemies with the Suction Gun and it gives the Vac Blaster a super shot.
View Bird Blaster
Further develop Jet-Vac's Suction and Flight attacks.
Tank Reserves The Mulcher Flying Corkscrew
Price: 1700
Can remain in flight longer and recharge faster.
Price: 2200
Suction Gun attacks do maximum damage.
Price: 3000
While flying, Press Attack 2 to blast forward and perform a powerful corkscrew attack.

Finishing Blow Sucks To Be You Whiplash Bash
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KO a frontline enemy with 70 or less health.

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The active enemy attacks itself.

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Bash the active enemy for 40 damage. If it swapped this turn, bash it for 100 damage instead.

Suction Abduction Duplicator Mark II - Gear Erratic Vortex - Special Ability
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Jet-Vac steals an enemy gear.

Duplicator Mark II - Gearcard.png

When owner attacks, gain a non-character card of the active enemy's element.

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Swap in a random sideline enemy.


Each enemy attacks itself.


Sucking Gun (Active)

[1 Ally]
Grants the [DEF UP] 20% Effect on all allies for 3 turn(s) when charging begins. After charging for 1 turn, recovers the HP of an ally by 35% of your MAX HP.

Mana cost: 4
Cooldown: 4 seconds


Vacuum Gun Shot (Charge)

[1 Enemy]
Inflicts 85% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [DEF DOWN] 10% Effect for 4 turn(s) with a 40% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 2
Cooldown: 3 seconds


Body Whirling Wind (Passive)

[All Enemies]
When the turn begins, grants the [HP Regen] Effect on yourself for 1 turn(s) with a 30% chance.

Mana cost:


Brave Flight (Leader)

Increases the Effect Resistance Rate of the team members by 10% in battle.

Mana cost:

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Vac-Blaster (Primary Attack): Press (Y) to shoot enemies with a powerful blast of air.
  • Suction Gun (Secondary Attack): Hold (X) to suck enemies into the spinning fan blades.


  • Super Suction Air Blaster (requires level: 2): Suck up enemies with the Suction Gun to charge up the Vac Blaster with a super-shot.
  • Flying Corkscrew (requires level: 5): Sprint (A) to send Jet-Vac into a furious spinning assault, damaging any enemies he passes.
  • Turbo Jetpack (requires level: 8): Hold (B) to use Jet-Vac's jetpack to hover in the air for a time.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Skylooter: Collect 500 gold while in midair.
  • From Above: Defeat 25 enemies while in midair.

Unique Quest

  • Bird Cleaner: Suck up 50 birds in your Suction Gun.

Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Geronimo!: Travel over 250 feet in one fall.
  • Skylooter: Collect 500 gold while in midair.

Unique Quest

  • Bird Cleaner: Travel 5000 feet while Flying.


Battle Cries

  • "Hawk and Awe!"
  • "Tally Ho!"
  • "Take to the skies!"
  • "No wings, no problem!"
  • "Fight and Flight!"
  • "Nothing I can't handle!"
  • "You fought a good fight!"
  • "Success is mine!"
  • "Barrel roll!"
  • "Air strike!"
  • "Feathers of fury!"
  • "Soaring to new heights!" - checking stats
  • "The sky's the limit!" - checking stats
  • "Ranking up!" - leveling up
  • "The spoils of war!" - opening a treasure chest
  • "I'll take it all!" - opening a treasure chest
  • "I like it! Rolls right off the beak!" - when given a nickname
  • "Yes, that'll do just fine!"- when given a nickname and putting on a hat
  • "You fought a good fight!" - after winning a battle

Media Quotes

  • "Oh they're real; they're spectacular, and they're HUGE!" - Giants E3 2012 Trailer
  • "Well, laugh all you want, but I heard they can literally throw boulders!"
  • "I love it when I'm right!"

Commercial Quotes

Book Quotes

Spyro Versus the Mega Monsters

  • "That scoundrel wouldn't know a good deed if one came up and bopped him on the nose! He really ruffles my feathers!"
  • "What are you waiting for, old boy? You need to do something." - when urging Spyro to attack the Goliath Drow illusion during their training session.
  • "Ready to fight beak and claw. Tallyho!"

Battlecast Quotes

  • "Feather the storm!" - scanned in
  • "Gusts of glory!"
  • "Let's ruffle some feathers!" - when selected
  • "Hawk and claw!"
  • "Feathers of fury!" - Battle Introduction
  • "Hawk and awe!"
  • "Reporting for duty!" - swapping in
  • "Joining the fray!"
  • "Regrouping!" - swapping out
  • "Falling back!"
  • "Onward and upward!" - rank up
  • "Ranking up!"
  • "That'll do." - Summoning a Gear
  • "Perfect choice!"
  • "Fun for all!" - Summoning a Relic
  • "Advantage us."
  • "Magnificent!" - randomly when playing spells
  • "Huzzah!"
  • "For me? Thank you!" - Suction Abduction
  • "I'll take that!"
  • "Well, this will come in handy!" - Duplicator Mark II
  • "Say, what have we got here?"
  • "Ooooh, how embarrassing for you!" - Sucks to be You
  • "I'd hit myself if I were you!"
  • "And good riddance!" - Finishing Blow
  • "Your time has come!"
  • "Rough and tumble!" - Whiplash Bash
  • "Having a blast!"
  • "I just need a second wind...!" - when defeated
  • "Another time..."
  • "Beaten, but never broken!" - defeat at the end of battle
  • "My luck has flown the coop."
  • "Vac attack!" - KOed an enemy
  • "Triumph!"
  • "The best of the nest!" - Victory
  • "A stunning victory!"
  • "Stop ruffling the uniform." - when poked
  • "Steady on."
  • "Ready for battle!"
  • "I say there!"
  • "Were you raised in the wild?!"
  • "Mind your manners."
  • "Soaring to new heights!" - Card Level Up

Imaginators Storyteller Quotes

  • "Ah, vultures! Nature's cruelest mistake!"
  • "Sucks to be you!"
  • "These scavenger creeps have completely taken over our battleship! And according to indulge report, even most of my lunch from the galleys mini fridge! So, I'll scout up ahead, enveloping the enemy in a classic pincer movement. Plus maybe I'll find the guy who stole my food! And make. Him. PAY."
  • "Indeed! Happy Un-birthday, sucker!"
  • "You're the fool this time, Kaos! It was a trick and you fell for it!"

Character Trailers

See also




  • Jet-Vac was formerly known by his concept names, Vac Eagle and Airgle, early in development.
  • His name is a play on the word, "Jet Pack".
  • He is the only Air Skylander so far to have an appearance or a speaking role in trailers.
  • Jet-Vac is male, but he has been known to lay eggs in times of shock. No one knows if these hatch into little Sky Barons or not.[6]
    • This trait is featured in the Tall Tales trailer, the Just like SWAP Force trailer, and The Discovery trailer, and is a recurring trait in his Skylanders Academy counterpart.
  • In the trailers, Jet-Vac has a very thick Scottish accent, even mentioning haggis at one point in the Tall Tales E3 trailer. Ingame, his accent is British.
  • His catchphrase is a pun on Shock and Awe.
    • But on his single character pack, it is erroneously "Choc and Chic".
  • He slightly resembles a Secretary Bird and a Harpy Eagle.
  • He is the only Air Skylander before SWAP Force who cannot fly over water.
  • In New York Toy Fair 2012, his toy form has more silver details on his cannon and armor than his normal toy form.
  • During development he originally had a scratching ability and tornado dance as one of his attacks but these were removed in the final release.[7]
    • He also had a different standing and running animations during development which were later reused in following games:
      • His standing animation was used in Cloud Patrol and Lost Islands.
      • His running animation was used in Swap Force and subsequent instalments.
  • After he obtains the Eagle Air Battle Armor upgrade, his color scheme slightly matches the color scheme of the NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks.
  • He and Gill Grunt are the only two Skylanders who fly using jet packs.
    • They both, alongside Eruptor, are also the only ones out of every Skylander to have 5 versions of themselves, including Minis, but not including alter egos.
  • In Swap Force, his Eagle-Air Battle Gear Soul Gem will not change his appearance.
  • As a S3 figure, the color scheme of Full Blast Jet-Vac's outfit is crimson instead of blue even if his new Wow Pow hasn't been purchased yet.
  • Pop Fizz and Jet-Vac always appear together on animated trailers.
    • The two appear in more trailers then anyone else from their elements—Magic and Air.
  • Of all Skylanders, Jet-Vac is the only one that has more upgrades that consecutively change their appearance/weapons. Having three different guns in his basic upgrades, an exclusive gun of an path, a new Jet-pack and gun as part of his other upgrade path, a new armor of his Soul Gem upgrade and another new armor and guns as part of each of his two Wow Pow upgrades.
  • In Skylanders: Ring of Heroes, Jet-Vac's Awakened Form gains mechanical wings on his jetpack, much bigger than his Hurricane Jet-Vac counterpart, and his blaster also has a similar set of wing designs.


  1. Twitter Response
  2. Ally McCrae voices JETVAC character
  3. Skylanders: Giants - Nat Loh
  4. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 13
  5. Skylanders: Universe - Official Sticker Book, page 51
  6. Skylanders Universe: Chronicles, page 47
  7. Skylanders Giants New Character On Screen Demo Preview

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

Skylanders: Trap Team
Blackout - Knight Mare
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Hood Sickle - Starcast
Alt Deco
Steel Plated Hood Sickle
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Shadow King Pen - Shadow Spitfire - Shadow Spyro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Bash - Dino-Rang - Prism Break - Terrafin
Skylanders: Giants
Crusher - Flashwing
Skylanders: Swap Force
Doom Stone - Rubble Rouser - Scorp - Slobber Tooth
Skylanders: Trap Team
Fist Bump - Head Rush - Rocky Roll -Wallop
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Shark Shooter Terrafin - Smash Hit
Skylanders: Imaginators
Barbella - Golden Queen - Tri-Tip
Minis / Eon's Elite
Bop - Terrabite / Elite Dino-Rang - Elite Terrafin
Alt Decos
Dark Golden Queen - Dark Slobber Tooth - Granite Crusher - Jade Flashwing
Legendary Bash - Legendary Tri-Tip - Nitro Head Rush - Steel Plated Smash Hit
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Birthday Bash - Rocky Egg Roll - Sundae Slobber Tooth

Skylanders: Trap Team
Knight Light - Spotlight
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: Imaginators
Aurora - Blaster-Tron
Alt Decos
Legendary Astroblast - Solar Flare Aurora
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Light Flashwing - Light Hex - Light Jet-Vac

Other Skylanders

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Kaos - Imaginators

Spyro versus The Mega Monsters

Spyro - Stealth Elf - Trigger Happy - Jet-Vac - Drill Sergeant
Other Characters
Master Eon - Hugo - Nort - Snuckles - Diggs - Wiggleworth
Kaos - Glumshanks - Chompies
Eon's Island - Stinky Swamp - Desert of Columns - Eternal Archives