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Ruins with a coin chest.

Ruins are naturally and randomly generated structures that appear deep within forests. They seem to be the dilapidated remains of a castle keep, leftover from a previous Kingdom long past.

Closed chests along with the castle remains in the background will not disappear if its area is deforested.

Coin chest[]

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Not to be confused with the Tax chest.

There is a coin chest in the center of ruins. If the Monarch is not running at full speed past it, the chest will open up and spill out nine to fifteen coins. After collecting the riches, the chest disappears permanently.

Coin chests are good for getting money quickly and very valuable on later islands.

Classic Kingdom: Classic – The chest will open even if the Monarch passes by them galloping.

Gem chest[]

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This section is about Kingdom Two Crowns.

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Occasionally in the ruins, instead of a coin chest, there is a gem chest. If the Monarch passes in front of it walking (not galloping), the chest will open up and spill out two to three gems. After a few seconds, the open chest disappears permanently.

A gem chest can though be ignored by passing in front of it galloping.

A closed gem chest will never disappear, even if the forest around it is fully removed, if the Monarch travels to other lands, or if the Crown is taken. The chest will remain on the field until it is triggered to open.

TIP: It may be wise to not immediately collect from a gem chest, as gems lower the capacity of the pouch for coins.