Halloween 2012

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Halloween 2012 was a Guild Wars in-game event that celebrated the annual return of Mad King Thorn.

Welcome to Halloween 2012![edit]

The red moon rises and blots out the sun,
Blanketing Tyria in midnight.
We don our disguises and join in the fun,
But we weren't alone on the invite.
The Lunatic Court continues to churn;
Their efforts not yet quite effective.
But if we are treated to their king's return,
Will the tricks that he plays be elective?
Surprises and terror: they come hand-in-hand,
No matter your cries for cessation.
When fear is revered and it's dark in the land,
It's a spine-chilling, grave celebration!

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Mad King Thorn hands clasped.jpg

Mad King appearances[edit]

Main article: Halloween/Finale
Last update
Saturday, 22:45 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 19
Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Droknar's Forge, and Tomb of the Primeval Kings are decorated in the Halloween spirit. PvE foes start dropping Trick-or-Treat Bags. The Ghoulish Accessory Token quests become available. Costume Brawl opens. Guild versus Guild begins to have altered NPC models and Trick-or-Treat Bags as an additional reward.
October 23
Scarred Psyche challenge mission and all 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. Pacific time and his final appearance will begin on November 1 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time.
November 2
Festivities conclude at 1:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Differences from 2011[edit]


No new headgear will be released this year; however, headgear from previous Halloween events can be obtained by turning a Ghoulish Accessory Token into Erulis in Lion's Arch for a Lion's Arch festival hat or to Aahtan in Kamadan for a Kamadan hat. Ghoulish Accessory Tokens can be obtained by completion of Better You Than Me (given by Gul Terror in Lion's Arch) and Double Your Pleasure and RUN! (given by Malavaka in Kamadan). Only 1 Ghoulish Accessory Token can be obtained per quest per account, granting a total of 2 tokens per account. Accounts that have already completed one or both of these quests prior to the October 22, 2012 update can complete them again for a maximum of four tokens.

New quests
  • "Changed the reward Mad King Thorn gives at the end of each finale; he will no longer dispense Halloween accessories" (source). A Minutely Mad King Tonic is added to the inventory of every character who stands in Mad King Thorn's "glowing circle" at the end of each final event.
  • New skill bars and double Gamer point rewards for Costume Brawl.
  • Quests from the Countess of Hakewood and Emissary of King Thorn of Kryta may now be taken and completed in any order (with the exception of Evil Residents Code: Harmonica).
  • No new costumes will be released this year.

Decorated outposts[edit]

Droknar's Forge


Tomb of the Primeval Kings
Some players participating in the festivities in Kamadan
Icon Item Icon Item
Candy Apple.png Candy Apple Pumpkin Cookie.png Pumpkin Cookie
Candy Corn.png Candy Corn Spooky Tonic.png Spooky Tonic
Ghost-in-the-Box.png Ghost-in-the-Box Squash Serum.png Squash Serum
Ghoulish Accessory Token.png Ghoulish Accessory Token Transmogrifier Tonic.png Transmogrifier Tonic
Ghoulish Grab Bag.png Ghoulish Grab Bag Trick-or-Treat Bag.png Trick-or-Treat Bag
Zaishen Tonic.png Minutely Mad King Tonic Vial of Absinthe.png Vial of Absinthe
Phantasmal Tonic.png Phantasmal Tonic Witch's Brew.png Witch's Brew


With the exception of Gul Terror and Malavaka (who appeared on the first day of the event), the quest givers did not appear until Tuesday, October 23.


Lion's Arch and Kamadan[edit]

Given by Mad King's Steward

Lion's Arch[edit]

Given by Gul Terror
Given by The Countess of Hakewood


Given by Malavaka
Given by Emissary of King Thorn of Kryta

Challenge mission and mini-game[edit]

The Costume Brawl with new skill bars and Scarred Psyche.


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 are introduced gradually throughout the event; only some of the collectors are present from the first day. 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 Day introduced
Horseman Naramor Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 2 Mandragor Carapaces Nightfall 1st
Horseman Garthim§ Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 3 Sentient Roots Nightfall 2nd
Horseman Aramon Kamadan, Jewel of Istan 3 Juvenile Termite Legs Nightfall 3rd
Horseman Maxilus Sunspear Great Hall 2 Mandragor Carapaces Nightfall 1st
Horseman Nuher§ Sunspear Great Hall 3 Sentient Roots Nightfall 2nd
Horseman Jaysin Champion's Dawn 3 Copper Shillings Nightfall 1st
Horseman Bishma§ Champion's Dawn 3 Fledgling Skree Wings Nightfall 2nd
Horseman Kronar Kodlonu Hamlet 3 Silver Bullion Coins Nightfall 1st
Horseman Vadir§ Kodlonu Hamlet 1 Chunk of Drake Flesh Nightfall 2nd
Horseman Vulgamor Lion's Arch 3 Decayed Orr Emblems Prophecies 1st
Horseman Malfein Lion's Arch 2 Glowing Hearts Prophecies 2nd
Horseman Sorcein Lion's Arch 1 Feathered Caromi Scalp Prophecies 3rd
Horseman Nurmangor Ascalon City 3 Charr Carvings Prophecies 1st
Horseman Irimund Ascalon City 2 Ornate Grawl Necklaces Prophecies 2nd
Horseman Saralim Henge of Denravi 2 Maguuma Manes Prophecies 1st
Horseman Darelum Henge of Denravi 1 White Mantle Emblem Prophecies 2nd
Horseman Calstein Droknar's Forge 2 Stone Summit Badges Prophecies 2nd
Horseman Vilneous Droknar's Forge 1 Feathered Avicara Scalp Prophecies 3rd

Guild versus Guild[edit]

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

Archer Bodyguard Footman and Knight Guild Lord
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).


External links[edit]

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