The Chessboard is a region in Gothica. It is a human-sized chessboard located in the middle of a hedge maze, and serves as the connection between Ivor Tower and Ebon Keep. Passages in the chessboard lead down into the Dark Forest.
Beneath the Chessboard, on the path to the Energy Core, an alchemist will give the player Force Field and, if the player has the Oracle Bone, Stop. He also sells Grease, the only merchant in the entire game to so. However, the player should only buy Grease, as the alchemist's other stock is quite expensive; at 160 Gold Coins, his Crystals are the highest mark-up of any item or ingredient in the game.
|Grease||80 Gold Coins|
|Iron||150 Gold Coins|
|Wax||100 Gold Coins|
|Crystal||160 Gold Coins|