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 Whisperwoods was created for MMD SpookyJam 2019

Whisperwoods is a spooky forest themed mod adding multiple creatures designed to make your gameplay experience not only spookier but more interesting overall.



Whisperwoods is available for both Forge and Fabric, thanks to Architectury.


Architectury must be installed for the mod to function.
(only for mod version 2.1.0 and higher)


Download Architectury Here: Download Architectury




Moths are harmless and rather stupid flying insects. They spawn at night, especially in forests. They are attracted to light sources, even harmful ones like fire. However, they can clutter up torches and break them.




The Hidebehind is a fearsome critter believed to be responsible for the disappearances of woodsmen and other forest travelers. It stalks its prey silently, and will duck behind trees and seem to melt into them if spotted, but gradually move towards its quarry. However, its vibrant eyes can give it away, and its eyes are sensitive to light and it will try to avoid bright lights. If it manages to reach its prey, it will consume them in a few violent bites, leaving no remains...




Wisps are strange gaseous spirits found in forests and swamps. They often flit around aimlessly, and tend to vanish if approached. However, a few Wisps can rip the soul from a person, and try to burn it up as fuel for its fire. If this happens, it can only mean certain death, unless the Wisp is killed in time and releases the soul. When a Wisp is killed, it may drop a Ghost Light, which can be placed as a light source.


Ghost Lights

Ghost Lights

Ghost Lights are wisp-like lighting that can be placed anywhere, producing a colorful flame and a moderate amount of light.


Wisp Lanterns

Wisp lanterns are crafted by putting iron nuggets around a ghost light.



The Hirschgeist is a mini-boss spirit of the forest with powerful flame attacks that can summon wisps to fight for it.


Hirschgeist Skull

An item dropped upon the death of a Hirschgeist. It wards off dangerous spirits. It can also be placed down as decoration.


Hand of Fate

An occult artifact used to summon spectral beings from the Otherworld. It can be lit with ghost lights or blaze powder as part of the wisp recipe (press SHIFT while viewing its tooltip to get recipe information)



A vampiric beast found in caves and at night in the jungle.



Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a collection of frequently asked questions.

How does the Hand of Fate work? I put in the first item, but it just shows another and nothing is summoned?

The item that appears in the Hand is the next item needed to be added. Add that then the next one(s) it shows, then when all are added, the mob is summoned.


Can I use this mod in a pack?

Yes, so long as it is hosted on CurseForge or private. If you wish to publicly host a pack on another platform (like Technic), please ask or consider using CurseForge as it supports developers.


Where can I find the configs?

Spawning/Server: saves/(world)/serverconfigs/whisperwoods-server.(toml/json5)
Dedicated Server: /world/serverconfigs/whisperwoods-server.(toml/json5)
Client: (minecraft folder)/configs/whisperwoods-client.(toml/json5)


How do I craft (insert item)

Use the mod "Just Enough Items" to view recipes in game. They will not be documented here.


Is this mod compatible with (Insert biomes mod here)?

Yes, so long as the mod uses the Biome Dictionary provided by Forge. This includes Biomes O Plenty and Traverse, as well as many other biome mods.


How do I disable/modify the spawning of (insert entity here)?

Use the configs, you can see where to find them in "Where can I find the configs?" above. Switch "spawn_naturally" (formerly "do_spawning") to false in order to disable spawning. You can also adjust weight and what biomes they spawn in.


How can I set a default / automatically place a server configuration because new worlds don't have my configuration?

Placing whisperwoods-server.(toml/json5) in the defaultconfigs folder will make it automatically be copied into new saves.


1.12 backport?



Why isn't the Hidebehind doing anything or moving?

The Hidebehind doesn't wander about, it stalks its prey. However, it won't stalk prey that are in the light, and it won't stalk prey during the day unless it's in a dark place. This isn't a bug, it's intentional. They aren't creatures that typically exist outside of stalking prey.


Can I tame Zotzpyres or anything?

No. This is a mod meant to add horrors to the forest, not to add cute pets and animals friends


Will you make Zotzpyres or anything tameable?

No. See above. If a mob is not tameable, there is a good reason for it. Also, if any mob is not tameable upon release, it will not be made tameable later.


Is there a Fabric version?


What mod loader is this mod for?

The mod is built for Forge and Fabric, using Architectury.


Additional Information

Join our Discord for announcements, info, discussion, and suggestions: https://discord.gg/qjhznSF

Note the linked discord is the Better Animals Plus discord, but has a section for two other mods (Better Animal Models and Whisperwoods)



cybercat5555 - Artist

Art, Modeling, Texturing, Design


its_meow - Programmer

Programming, AI, Functionality




The assets (textures, models) in Whisperwoods are reserved to Cybercat5555, and cannot be reused or recreated without permission, unless within fair use. The source and binaries (jars) are licensed under the CC BY-SA-NC 4.0 IPL (see "License" above).