Halloween Returns To the Realms!

It's time for the Pumpkin moon to rise again! Haunted cities, candy and costumes, pumpkin patches in the Frontiers, and the return of the Mournful King instance await you!

Festivities begin today, October 20th and will conclude on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Pumpkin Patch rewards

  • Defeat the hallowed ghost, mummy, night bat, walking dead, or gooey slime at the pumpkin patches for a rare chance to get Trick or Treat or Keep-Chest potions!
    • These rewards drop without needing to be on any quest!
    • Trick or Treat potions can be used on your realm-mates to give them randomized costumes!
      • These potions will be usable in RvR for the three days surrounding and including Halloween!

Haunt or Be Haunted

  • John Tobin in Cotswold, Foa Muldisson in Mularn, and Nera in Mag Mell have studies to conduct.
    • Be rewarded handsomely with gold, realm points, and the Wings of Haunting cosmetic effect! What lengths will you go to get your hands on a free pair of the wings!?
      • NOTE: This quest can be completed again this year but characters who already have the wings will not get another pair.
  • Completed [Halloween] Haunt or Be Haunted quests that are not turned in by November 2nd will be forcibly removed!

Event Shop

  • Pumpkin Head pre-set patterns, new spooky Consignment Merchant costumes, and the Wings of Haunting cosmetic spell effect are now for sale for mithril at your realm's capital city's Event Shop!
    • Visit the Event Shop soon because it disappears on November 2nd!

A Ghostly Harvest quest

  • The Ghostly Harvest Quest offers players level 45 and up a dangerous adventure in the frontiers. Speak with John Tobin on the Cotswold Bridge, Foa Muldisson outside the Jordheim North Gates, or Nera by the road in Mag Mell to begin the quest. (Note: Players who completed this quest last year will now be offered it again.)
  • Treat sellers have been spotted selling sugary confections inside Meath, Erikstaad, and Caerwent.
  • The consignment merchants would like to show you their Halloween spirit! Pick up the merchant and place it back down on your house porch and he will change into a Halloween outfit for you!
  • Be aware adventurers! Ghosts haunt the streets of your capital cities as the pumpkin moon rises! Ghosts have also been spotted in Mag Mell, Aegirhamn, and Campacorentin Station.
  • The horses you once rode have joined the spirit realm. (This affects stable and merchant horses only - not player controlled horses.)
  • Something strange has happened to all of the puppies.
  • The pumpkins have been carved into jack o' lanterns!
  • A trio of crazy old women have been spotted selling costume potions inside Camelot, Jordheim, and Tir na Nog.
    • The costume potions last 15 minutes each and come in a variety of flavors.
    • The costume potions work best if you remove your helm and armor.
    • You cannot digest another costume potion if you are transformed into any of the monster forms.
    • The costume potions' magics are short-lived and the potions will be useless after the festivities end so don't horde them.
    • Some of the costume potions allow you to take the form of the enemy, so don't be scared if you see some in your capital city or housing zones, it's just your realm mates playing dress up!
    • The costumes and potions only work while you are in the capital cities or housing zones. You cannot use them outside of these zones and if you leave the zone while in costume, you will lose the effect.
    • As always, the days before, during, and after Halloween these potions can be used in RvR (With exception to pixies and ghosts potions, which are not usable in the frontiers ever)
  • NOTE: Players will need to logout and re-run the patcher in order to see the pumpkin moon, loot bags, and pumpkin patches

A Hallowed Lost Quest

  • Level 50 players should visit the ghostly queen, Lenore, in each realm's capital city to receive the quest 'A Hallowed Lost' so long as they haven't already completed it.
    • Visit the pumpkin patches in the frontier to find the buttertoe candy pieces Lenore needs.
      • Only the pumpkin patches in Ellan Vannin, Pennine Mountains, Jamtland Mountains, and Breifine drop the five buttertoe candy pieces she needs.
        • You'll want to get this year's Ghostly Harvest quest to help guide you to the pumpkin patches!
        • Defeat the hallowed ghost, mummy, night bat, walking dead, or gooey slime at the pumpkin patches to get the candy pieces.
          • Buttertoe candy pieces no longer drop unless the player has the 'A Hallowed Lost' quest and hasn't completed it yet.
        • Different patches have different candy pieces available.
    • Earn a new friend for your efforts!
    • Please note that this quest is only able to be completed once per character, including characters that completed it in previous years.


Mournful King Event

  • The instance dungeon, the Castle of the Mournful King, awaits those willing to brave its powerful ruler's fury!
    • Level 50 players should speak with Lenore to teleport to the instance.
    • This instance is meant to be extremely challenging and is therefore entirely optional and not required to complete the new quest.
    • Rewards include:
      • Re-skinned hallowed weapons and armor
      • Nevermore's Broken Bone
      • Hallowed Effusion of Comprehension potion
      • Otherworldly helms
      • Doppelganger and other rare mythirians
      • Supremacy, celerity, omni-healing, or omni-regen potions
      • A Scroll of Recall
      • Hallowed Elixir of Omni-Regen - new!
      • Hallowed Draught of Celerity - new!
      • Hallowed Empowering Elixir - new!

  • The Castle of the Mournful King instance now uses the Loot Chest system:
    • The Mournful King and Nevermore monsters no longer drop rewards directly other than the king's remains.
    • The Mournful King now spawns the Mournful King's Loot Chest in the center of the Hallowed Ruins when defeated.
      • This chest will despawn after 20 seconds, so be sure to grab your loot quickly!
    • Characters can interact with the chest and receive 1 guaranteed reward per day but can still participate in the instance as many times as desired.
      • There is a greater than 50% chance to receive a re-skinned hallowed armor or weapon each day!

  • Lenore can be found in the following locations within the capital cities:
    • Camelot: The Church of Albion
    • Jordheim: The Temple of the Aesir
    • Tir na Nog: Alainn Cuir's courtyard

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