Halloween 2011

From Guild Wars Wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search

Halloween 2011 is a Guild Wars in-game event, to celebrate the annual return of Mad King Thorn.

Welcome to Halloween 2011![edit]

The leaves have turned. The air is chill.
Spectral fiends do what they will.
We light a candle, draw the shades,
And hope it's just the light that fades.
Can ancient bonds still hold back doom?
Is there no everlasting tomb?
Should we help break the Mad King's yoke?
Are we a punchline in his joke?
Let's robe ourselves in others' guises,
Dodge the tricks, and seek out prizes,
Risk our souls for passing fame,
And pray that this is just a game.

Mad King appearances[edit]

Mad King Thorn hands clasped.jpg

The Mad King's first appearance will be just after midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on October 31. This Halloween introduced the Mad King's Fan finale effect.

Last update
Sunday, 17:14 UTC
(24 hr format)
12:01 am 07:01
3:01 am 10:01
6:01 am 13:01
9:01 am 16:01
12:01 pm 19:01
3:01 pm 22:01
6:01 pm 01:01
November 1
9:01 pm 04:01
November 1
12:01 am
November 1
November 1

Event calendar[edit]

Date Activity
October 20
Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Droknar's Forge, and Tomb of the Primeval Kings are decorated in the Halloween spirit. Costume Brawl opens. PvE foes start dropping Trick-or-Treat Bags.
October 24
Scarred Psyche challenge mission and Halloween quests become available.
October 31
Mad King Thorn makes appearances every three hours throughout the day in Lion's Arch and Kamadan. His first appearance will take place at 12:01 a.m. PDT and his final appearance will begin on November 1 at 12:01 a.m. PDT.
November 2
Festivities conclude at 12:01 a.m. PDT.

Decorated outposts[edit]

Droknar's Forge


Tomb of the Primeval Kings
Icon Item Icon Item
Candy Apple.png Candy Apple Squash Serum.png Squash Serum
Candy Corn.png Candy Corn Transmogrifier Tonic.png Transmogrifier Tonic
Ghost-in-the-Box.png Ghost-in-the-Box Trick-or-Treat Bag.png Trick-or-Treat Bag
Phantasmal Tonic.png Phantasmal Tonic Vial of Absinthe.png Vial of Absinthe
Pumpkin Cookie.png Pumpkin Cookie Witch's Brew.png Witch's Brew


Capture the gloom and glamour of Halloween with these two brand-new costumes. The Vale Wraith and Ravenheart Witchwear costumes are available from the Guild Wars In-Game Store and the NCsoft Store.

Official website

Two new costumes were made available from the Guild Wars In-Game Store during this Halloween event. They are available for purchase separately or as a limited-time combination pack together:

Vale Wraith.png
Vale Wraith
Ravenheart Witchwear.png
Ravenheart Witchwear


Participation in one of Mad King Thorn's appearances earned you a festival hat:

(Lion's Arch)
Reaper's Hood
Tricorne.png Reaper's Hood.png

Halloween Hats Encore! 16 November 2011

This past Halloween, many Guild Wars players on the East Coast of the USA were unable to participate in the big holiday finale and missed out on this year’s festival hats. To address the situation, two Halloween Hat NPCs will appear in-game from Nov 17 through Nov 24. Find Aahtan in Kamadan or Erulis in Lion's Arch to exchange Halloween items for this year's hats!

GuildWars.com news

Halloween quests[edit]

Quests given by Mad King's Steward

(Available in both Lion's Arch and Kamadan)

Quests given by The Countess of Hakewood

(Available only in Lion's Arch)

Quests given by Emissary of King Thorn of Kryta

(Available only in Kamadan)

Challenge mission and mini-game[edit]


Some players participating in the festivities in Kamadan.

The NPCs appear gradually throughout the event; only some of the NPCs are present from the first day.

Lion's Arch[edit]

Droknar's Forge[edit]

Great Temple of Balthazar[edit]

  • Bobby (Costume Brawl)

Kamadan, Jewel of Istan[edit]


Zombie Horseman.jpg

Halloween collectors offer Witch's Brew, Ghosts-in-the-Box, Squash Serum, and Vials of Absinthe. Some§ also offer Transmogrifier Tonics.

Name Location Collects Campaign
Horseman Naramor Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 2 Mandragor Carapaces Nightfall
Horseman Garthim§ Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 3 Sentient Roots Nightfall
Horseman Aramon Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 3 Juvenile Termite Legs Nightfall
Horseman Maxilus Sunspear Great Hall 2 Mandragor Carapaces Nightfall
Horseman Nuher§ Sunspear Great Hall 3 Sentient Roots Nightfall
Horseman Jaysin Champion's Dawn 3 Copper Shillings Nightfall
Horseman Bishma§ Champion's Dawn 3 Fledgling Skree Wings Nightfall
Horseman Kronar Kodlonu Hamlet 3 Silver Bullion Coins Nightfall
Horseman Vadir§ Kodlonu Hamlet 1 Chunk of Drake Flesh Nightfall
Horseman Vulgamor Lion's Arch 3 Decayed Orr Emblems Prophecies
Horseman Malfein Lion's Arch 2 Glowing Hearts Prophecies
Horseman Sorcein Lion's Arch 1 Feathered Caromi Scalp Prophecies
Horseman Nurmangor Ascalon City 3 Charr Carvings Prophecies
Horseman Irimund Ascalon City 2 Ornate Grawl Necklaces Prophecies
Horseman Saralim Henge of Denravi 2 Maguuma Manes Prophecies
Horseman Darelum Henge of Denravi 1 White Mantle Emblem Prophecies
Horseman Calstein Droknar's Forge 2 Stone Summit Badges Prophecies
Horseman Vilneous Droknar's Forge 1 Feathered Avicara Scalp Prophecies

Guild versus Guild[edit]

NPCs in Guild versus Guild have their models altered as follows:

Model NPC Model NPC
Skeleton ranger.jpg Zombie Horseman.jpg
Skeleton warrior.jpg Mad King Thorn.jpg

The opposing Guild Lord drops 10 Trick-or-Treat Bags for each player of the winning team when he dies. To prevent exploitation, no rewards are offered if (a) the match ends after 28 minutes without either side killing a Guild Lord or (b) the battle ends in under 5 minutes (e.g. due to one team resigning or zoning).

See also[edit]


  • This was the last Halloween event to have a corresponding Halloween Art Contest. This was also the last time a new Halloween costume was released.

Special events
Canthan New Year 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
April Fools' Day 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
Anniversary Celebration 2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th-14th15th onward
Dragon Festival 20062007 (Redux) • 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday in July 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Halloween 2005200620072008 (Redux) • 200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday 20052006200720082009 (Redux) • 2010201120122013 onward
Other annual events Breast Cancer Awareness MonthLucky Treats WeekPirate Week
Special Treats WeekSweet Treats WeekWayfarer's Reverie
One-time only events Day of the TenguFarewell to Gaile