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Rivière Turquoise is an area in The Messenger. It is a sacred grove that became charred after being taken over by demons. The grove became lush again after a powerful Messenger drove the out demons and brought in the Butterfly Matriarch. Many Magic Fireflies are scattered around this area.

Ninja enters Rivière Turquoise from the east after dropping in from the Dark Cave. He cannot return back to the Dark Cave while he is in Rivière Turquoise.



Rivière Turquoise is filled with black charred trees with curly branches. Each tree is covered in bits of glowing blue fire, and many of the trees have a single spooky face on their trunk. The grass is similarly charred black. The waterfalls and rivers are green. In the distant background are both short and towering charred trees.


Rivière Turquoise is filled with lush green trees and green grass. Light blue crystals and pink flowers are interspersed throughout the area. Blue particles of light fly upward from the bottom of the screen. The waterfalls and rivers are light blue. The distant background is tinted pink-purple and has both short and towering trees. Blue cannon plants and blue bouncy flowers are used to navigate certain sections of Rivière Turquoise.



  • After defeating the Butterfly Matriarch, Ninja obtains the Magic Firefly.

Power Seals[]

For the main article, see Power Seals.

Power Seal #1[]

On the right wall below the Rivière Turquoise world portal is a breakable block. Break the block and enter the Power Seal room. Avoid the electric balls while Cloudstepping the lanterns to reach the Power Seal.

Power Seal #2[]

After a shop checkpoint preceded by three stationary Magic Fireflies, head left into the next room and through a time rift. Fall down the screen while aligned with the left waterfall; continuing to fall off-screen will lead into a room that has a blue cannon plant. Enter the blue cannon plant to launch Ninja up two screens and into the Power Seal room. Rope Dart the metal ring and the lantern to reach the Power Seal.

Power Seal #3[]

In a room with four Blue Kappa and a swinging platform, take the circular time rift to switch from 8-bit to 16-bit. Break the breakable block on the left side of the screen. Navigate a series of rooms with blue cannon plants and blue bouncy flowers to reach the Power Seal.

The Shopkeeper's Dialogue[]

Current area[]

Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja Where am I?
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper Oh, I believe you have found the sacred grove known as Rivière Turquoise.
Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja It looks like a lot has taken place here.
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper You bet. With your perspective as a time traveler, you should be able to see it in both states. This area used to be ruled by demons, and completely charred. Until one day, a powerful Messenger drove them out and brought in the Butterfly Matriarch, so that the grove could heal and become lush again. Worked like a charm!


Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja So, if I'm seeing the charred grove in my present time...
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper No.
Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja ...and the restored version in the future...
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper Don't go there.
Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja ...doesn't that mean there's been a Messenger in between my two time periods?
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper Hurray! Time paradox, or plot hole? You decide!
Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja ...
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper Thanks for ruining the show. Can't you just enjoy the contrast?

Level boss[]

Ninja16Portrait.png Ninja Any idea what I will find next?
Shopkeeper16Portrait.png Shopkeeper Not really, but I fear this place's past may still be affecting its future. The Curse is stronger than it looks here. If you see an opportunity to catch a firefly, you should take it.


  • Rivière Turquoise is referred to as "Riviére Turquoise" in the official soundtrack, with a reversed accent on the "è."


For the main article, see Achievements.
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Tumble Hijinx
Bump on a few flowers in Rivière Turquoise


Interactive Locations Map[]

Locations in The Messenger
Messenger Island Ninja VillageAutumn HillsForlorn TempleCatacombsBamboo CreekHowling GrottoQuillshroom MarshSearing CragsGlacial PeakTower of TimeCloud RuinsUnderworldDark CaveRivière TurquoiseSunken ShrineElemental SkylandsCorrupted FutureMusic Box
Voodkin Island Open SeaVoodkin ShoreFire MountainVoodoo Heart
Miscellaneous Locations The ShopTower of Time HQThe Craftsman's CornerThe Void