Castle McMahon is famous for its paintings that hang in the gallery. However, they are protected by an army of skeletons, which can only lead to one conclusion: The art of necromancy is practised in that unholy place.
Agents of S.C.O.T.C.H. must have at least 1,200,000 XP and a Ticket to Strathclyde to visit Castle McMahon.
There is no cost to travel to or from Castle McMahon at the beginning or end of a special event. Travel from Castle McMahon to any other location during a special event will cost the normal amount to reach that location.
The section below the following table talks about the special ghosts available in Castle McMahon.
|Light ?||Type||Strength||XP minimum||XP maximum||£££ minimum||£££ maximum||Special loot|
|She-devil ghost||Special||Sizzling hot|
|Haunting temptress ghost||Special party||Partylicious||288||345||1500||2000|
|Vexing tax ghost||Special midnight||Weak||210||225||1600||2100|
|Cubistic ghost||Special midnight||Artistic||230||245||2200||2700|
|Ultimate wrestler ghost||Special midnight||Slamming||250||275||2800||3200|
|Fencing musketeer ghost||Special midnight||Chilling||280||294||3300||3600|
|Master necromancer ghost||Special midnight||Macabre||295||320||3700||4100|
|Naughty she-devil ghost||Special midnight||Naughty naughty|
|Widow temptress ghost||Special midnight party||Partylicious||280||350||1500||2000|
|Snoring grandpa ghost||Secret||Secretive|
|Thawing frost ghost||Secret||Secretive|
|Chalcedony gargoyle||Special secret||Stonecold||295||320||3700||4100|
|Chrysoberyl gargoyle||Special secret||295||320||3700||4100|
|Marble gargoyle||Special secret||Stonecold||295||320||3700||4100|
|Eudialyte gargoyle||Special secret||Gargoylish||295||320||3700||4100|
|Vintage jack-o-lantern ghost||Vintage ghost||Vintage||
|Vintage necromancer ghost||Vintage ghost||Vintage|
|Vintage portrait 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 McMahon (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 McMahon 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 McMahon. Because these mockery stat 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 McMahon. 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 McMahon 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 McMahon. 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 McMahon include:
The following souvenirs can be found only in Castle McMahon:
Additional souvenir loot
During Haunted week 12, you may also find the following souvenirs dropped in Castle McMahon 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 McMahon:
At the bar in S.C.O.T.C.H. HQ in Castle McMahon, Charles the bartender has a more limited selection available in Castle McMahon than in many other locations.
Charles 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 potions and the appropriate mixer, and Charles will have a batch of your favourite mocktail ready for you almost instantaneously.
Charles can offer you a refund on bottles of Highland Pride if you'd like.
Highland Pride, a previous special bait, was not be available for purchase during Haunted Week III. Some lucky agents may have received some bottles of Highland Pride as part of a ghost loot drop during Haunted Week III and/or Haunted Week IV.
Professor Gadgeteer has no mechanisms for sale in Castle McMahon.
Dr Elizabeth Grimely has no magic circles for sale in Castle McMahon.
- 25 October 2009: Castle McMahon made its first appearance ever in GT's Virtual Scotland for Haunted Week III.
- 5 November 2009: Castle McMahon has vanished from Virtual Scotland until the next special event calls it forth.
- 10 March 2014: The eudialyte gargoyle joined the other denizens of Castle McMahon.
- 14 October 2015: After this date, the doomed Quetzaghostl can no longer be captured in Castle McMahon.