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The Zen Master was an NPC in a prototype of Forbidden Valley. Players were sent to the Zen Gardens by the Sculptor Ninja to practice focusing and building before attempting to build fireworks. Upon arriving, the Zen Master would give a mission to build a focus statue.
The Zen Gardens were later removed from Forbidden Valley, taking the Zen Master with them, and the building themed mission was changed to smashing crypt statues and rebuilding them into turrets.
An earlier version of Forbidden Valley (initially designed as part of Gnarled Forest) also had a "Ninja Gardener" NPC. As Forbidden Valley's story and overall design were highly different at the time, it is unknown what role this character may have played. This early version of Forbidden Valley did however also have a Zen Garden, where the Ninja Gardener was likely located.
- The Ninja Gardener was spawned in Nimbus Station on January 21 and 30, 2012.