This hunting ground was located underground so that nobody could escape and so that nobody would notice it. Bayon bought children from the Premium Farms, but also sometimes poached for humans in the outside world. According to William Minerva, there was something hidden in Goldy Pond.
There was a signpost located in Goldy Pond that stated three rules: (1) Music, (2) Monsters, and (3) Survive. When the music played, monsters come in and the children need to survive until the music stopped.
Except for three children, including Emma, all children who lived in Goldy Pond were taken from the Grand Valley orphanage where Archduke Lewis has a lot of influence, managing the plantation as a purveyor.
It is later revealed that Goldy Pond consisted of three layers. The first layer was above ground and is a simple lake in the middle of the demon forest, this first layer hid the real Goldy Pond that lied underground. The second layer consisted of a village, farm fields, a forest and a big mansion. This whole layer was inhabited by children and by demons who preyed on these children for fun. The third and final layer could only be accessed by a door that was made by William Minerva, hidden inside a big windmill. This door could only be opened with the Promised Pen and served as the entrance to the third layer: A big monitor room and a Golden Lake with a little island in it and a house on top of it.
Goldy Pond was possibly constructed by James Ratri to provide amusement, shelter and a path to the human world to escapees from the premium farms. With the help of Peter Ratri, demons turned this secret park into a hunting ground.
Goldy Pond lied in the middle of a Wild Demon infested forest. In the middle of this forest was a huge lake, suggesting that 'that' was Goldy Pond. But it was in fact underground because it is a secret hunting ground so that nobody noticed it or could find it. There were two ways to get inside Goldy Pond. The first one was to be caught by a demon and to be taken inside by them or you could just simply use the entrance that the demons used. The second one was to use an old, different path that the Yugo took years ago to escape from Goldy Pond. The lake was surrounded by big trees and big, sharp rock-like sculptures.
First Layer & Interior
The first layer lies completely underground and serves as a hunting park for the poachers to hunt for children. Goldy Pond contains a village that seems to be taken out of a fairy tale. There are many windmills and houses. There are also farm fields, a big forest, and a big mansion on top of a hill which is present outside of the village. The mansion possibly serves as the living place for the poachers. It also appears to have medical care for the children who get injured after a hunt.
The big windmill in the middle of the reserve serves as the base for the secret Goldy Pond Resistance movement. The windmill also serves as the living place of the members of the resistance movement as well as Lucas who lived there for almost thirteen years together with an unnamed girl. This girl died eight years ago from sickness. There is an opening hidden in the wall of the windmill leading to a secret passage to the forest that leads to Minerva's door. This door can only be opened by the Promised Pen and leads to the Second Layer.
Second Layer & Interior
The second layer lies underneath the first layer and can only be entered by using the promised pen to open William Minerva's door. On the other side of the door is a highly advanced monitor room in which you can control the whole hunting ground if you want to.
At the other side of the monitor room is a door that leads to a big Golden Lake. The water in this lake seems to be abnormal and in the middle of the lake is a floating island with a cabin on top of it. In the cabin are an old elevator and an old telephone. The elevator can only be used by using the Promised Pen once again.
Former Demon Inhabitants
- Leuvis - Acting Leader
- Nous (Deceased)
- Bayon - Former Leader (Deceased)
- Nouma (Deceased)
- Luce (Deceased)
- Bayon's servants (Deceased)
- Demon Vassals (Deceased)
Former Humans Inhabitants
- Numerous unnamed children
- Monica (Deceased)
- Jake (Deceased)
- Gillian's Sister (Deceased)
- Windmill Girl (Deceased)
- Numerous unnamed children (Deceased)
There are 5 demons (excluding the attendants) whom hunt 50 human orphans. The demons hunt every 3 days. The poachers buy kids from the Premium Farms but sometimes poach for humans outside. When the music starts, the demons start to hunt for the children, resulting in deaths and injuries each hunt.
- The first hunt which was seen in the manga resulted in 4 deaths already, including Monica and Jake.
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 70, Page 19-20
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 69, Page 10-18
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 71, Page 9
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 70, Page 18-20
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 68, Page 5
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 69, Page 5-7
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 71, Page 11
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 68, Page 4-5
- ↑ The Promised Neverland Manga: Chapter 68, Page 18