The Maelstrom Trench is the third area in Gnarled Forest. As the name suggests, it is a trench filled with Maelstrom energy, with a skull carved into the rock. Stromling Pirates and Stromling Admirals spawn from the trench, corrupted from the Maelstrom Treasure Chests brought there. Toby Squidbarrel hides in a cave near the trench, asking players to smash ten Stromling Pirates, then directing them to Renee Tombcrusher, who is standing on a rock next to the skull. Renee then sends players to rebuild a nearby Siren Stunner to distract the pirates, and then asks players to assist Arrrthur Arrrbuckle in building another one further down a nearby path.