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Pit of Despair[]

Inigo and Fezzik entering the Pit of Despair through the secret entrance.

The Pit of Despair is a secret dungeon containing The Machine, a torture device invented by Count Rugen. Westley is captured and taken there, where the Albino nurses him back to health so he can be tortured.


In the novel, it was referred to as the Zoo of Death where Humperdinck kept animals and released them whenever he was in the mood for a hunt.