Arthur McDoyle was rumoured to be a sorcerer. One day Castle McDoyle vanished from the face of the Earth and now can only be seen during special times.
Except during special events, Arthur McDoyle's guests are trapped with him and can be subjected to his sorcerous experiments at any time ...
Agents of S.C.O.T.C.H. must have at least 80,000 XP and a ticket to Borders to visit Castle McDoyle.
There is no cost to travel to or from Castle McDoyle at the beginning or end of a special event. Travel from Castle McDoyle to any other unlocked location during a special event is also free. If you travel to a previously locked location, it will cost the normal amount to unlock that location.
|Light?||Type||Strength||XP minimum||XP maximum||£££ minimum||£££ maximum||Special loot|
|She-devil ghost||Special||Sizzling hot|
|Haunting temptress ghost||Special party||Partilicious||250||400||1900||2350|
|Radiant radioactive ghost||Special midnight||Haunting||140||160||500||600|
|Clueless Inspector ghost||Special midnight||Haunting||160||180||600||850|
|Crazy Lord McDoyle||Special midnight||Haunting||180||200||1500||1700|
|Late Ferryman ghost||Special midnight||Haunting||200||220||1700||1900|
|Deadly T-X ghost||Special midnight||Haunting||200||250||1900||2600|
|Naughty she-devil ghost||Special midnight||Naughty naughty|
|Widow temptress ghost||Special midnight party||Partylicious||250||400||1900||2350|
|Bizarre succubus ghost||Secret||Partylicious|
|Mega mecha ghostzilla||Secret||Terrifying|
|Vintage ferryman ghost||Vintage ghost||Vintage|
|Vintage Halloween ghost||Vintage ghost||Murderous|
|Vintage inspector ghost||Vintage ghost||Vintage|
The special ghosts include such Nessy's-loving ghosts as the Ghost Nessy, Cu Sith, Kelpie, Selkie, Glowing Ghost Nessy, Howling Cu Sith, Luring Kelpie, Moonlight Selkie, Glaistig ghost, Green glaistig ghost, the Banshee ghost and the Shrieking banshee ghost.
Randomly-appearing and prize ghosts
The gift ghosts that are available are the Friendship ghost, Love ghost, Birthday ghost, Get well ghost and the Hope ghost. During the Christmas holiday season, the Christmas elf ghost is also available to be gifted.
Rewards information for those special and seasonal ghosts are also available at the page about all non-raiding locations and the ghosts that can appear in them.
Seasonal special ghost calendar
Loot is occasionally dropped in Castle McDoyle (and in all non-raiding locations) by the local ghosts, by special ghosts and by all of the ghost monsters (original, elemental, jurassic monsters, vampire lords and ladies, and the knights of the round table).
As experienced players, agents of S.C.O.T.C.H. hunting in Castle McDoyle will recognize that which ghosts drop which loot can change without notice. If you have a loot drop not mentioned here, please let the wiki sysop know so that a correction can be made.
Plasma (of all sorts), chrono crystal fragments, magic potions (including Nessy's Golden Reserve), and some companions are all occasionally dropped here. See the loot page for information about the loot items that are widely available in Virtual Scotland.
If you have the mockery stat in your setup (through the talent tree bonus or because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 mocktails added to other loot drops from the ghosts in Castle McDoyle. Because these mockery drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the mocktails are included in any loot lists for Castle McDoyle. The entire list of possible mocktails that may be dropped is on the mocktails page.
Mockery drops can be distinguished from a normal loot drop as follows:
A standard loot drop of a mocktail 5x Cherry bomb A mockery loot drop of a mocktail 5 Devil driver
If you have the snowfall stat in your setup (because of an accessory, companion or contract with the stat), ghosts in Castle McDoyle may occasionally and randomly drop you a snowflake as loot. Because these snowfall-driven drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, snowflake loot drops are not specifically included in any lists on this page or on the individual ghost pages.
Vintage connoissesur loot
If you have the vintage connoisseur stat in your setup (through an accessory, companion or contract with the stat} you may occasionally have between 2 and 10 bottles of a non-Nessy's loot potion or of Shadetouch blue or Shadetouch purple added to other loot drops in Castle McDoyle. Because these connoisseur drops are so dependent on a player's individual setup and cannot be relied upon, none of the non-Nessy's loot potions involved are included in the loot list above. The entire list of possible bottles that can be dropped is found on the non-Nessy's loot potions page.
Both normal drops of a particular non-Nessy's loot potion and connoisseur drops of a particular loot potion show the same way in your journal:
16 x Shadetouch purple (10 bonus loot)
Specific loot drops
Some of the specific loot items that may be dropped in Castle McDoyle include:
The following souvenirs can be found only in Castle McDoyle:
Additional souvenir loot
During Haunted week 12, you may also find the following souvenirs dropped in Castle McDoyle on the specific dates:
|Keyboard||Birthday collection||Peter ghost (Happy birthday Peter!)||14 March|
|Four-leaf clover||Special event collection||St. Patrick's ghost||17 March|
Souvenirs found in all non-raiding locations
S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ is an interesting place, with treasures to be found in many different corners of its outpost in Castle McDoyle:
At the bar in S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ in Castle McDoyle, Charles the bartender has his usual fine collection of magic potions available for sale.
Charles also has a selection of recipes available for purchase if you haven't filled out your recipe library yet.
He is also always ready to help with your mixology needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just bring him the magic potion and the appropriate mixer, and Charles will have a batch of your favourite mocktail ready for you almost instantaneously.
During Haunted Week IV, Charles again made the Green goddess mocktail for agents of S.C.O.T.C.H., but the price had increased to 3000 £. As from As from Haunted Week V, the Green goddess mocktail is no longer for sale at the bar in Castle McDoyle.
Highland Pride, a previous special bait, was not available for purchase during Haunted Week III or Haunted Week IV. Some lucky agents may have received some bottles of Highland Pride as part of a ghost loot drop during Haunted Week III or Haunted Week IV.
Charles can offer you a refund on bottles of Highland Pride if you'd like.
Professor Gadgeteer has the following mechanisms available for sale in Castle McDoyle:
Dr Elizabeth Grimely and her staff of mystic artists in Castle McDoyle have no magic circles available for purchase, but stand ready to assist you in creating a Black dragon's breath magic circle if you complete your collection of the required parts here.
- 29 May 2009: Castle McDoyle made its first appearance ever in GT's Virtual Scotland for Haunted Weekend II.
- 2 June 2009: Castle McDoyle has vanished from Virtual Scotland until the next special event calls it forth.
- 25 October 2009: Castle McDoyle made its second appearance in GT's Virtual Scotland for Haunted Week III.
- 5 November 2009: Castle McDoyle has vanished from Virtual Scotland until the next special event calls it forth.
- 13 July 2010: Castle McDoyle made its third appearance in GT's Virtual Scotland for Haunted Week IV.
- 10 March 2014: The ruby gargoyle joined the ghosts that can be captured in Castle McDoyle.
- 14 October 2015: After this date, the dishonored samurai ghost will no longer be seen in Castle McDoyle.