I'm a bit confused. I've read the wiki extensively and I can't figure this out so hopefully someone can help. I've found the corruption, seem to be able to handle it, and am in gold armor/weapons. There's these cool demon altars and shadow orbs. Sadly, all the shadow orbs appear to be blocked in by Ebonstone blocks. The wiki says to mine these, I need a Nightmare Pickaxe (or bombs - more on that later). To build a Nightmare Pickaxe, I need demonite (I have a little bit, but definitely not 12 bars of it), and shadow scales. Shadow scales drop from the Eater of Worlds. Eater of Worlds comes from breaking shadow orbs.... there's a cycle here I can't figure out how to get around. I *THINK* this means I have to summon the EoW using Worm Food. I think I can construct this - I have enough Rotten Chunks and Vile Powder. Is that the right way to do this? I've tried using bombs but the bounce of the bombs and their small explosion radius has made it pretty hard to dig into any of the little pockets where the shadow orbs are. Thanks!