It’s Halloween in Tyria, and Mad King Thorn
is back to spread his own malevolent brand of lunatic fun. The maniacal
monarch has come to play, and he’s got a cornucopia of mini-games,
jokes, and riddles to delight and dismay his fellow revelers. You can
play along if you’ve got the nerve and the know-how, but before you
accept his challenges you need to understand the stakes. If you beat
the Mad King at his own games, you’ll earn fabulous prizes and special
mementos to mark the occasion; if you lose, you get killed.
Fortunately, Mad King Thorn’s idea of fun includes letting the
vanquished come back for more, so you’re always encouraged to return
from the grave and give it another try. You don’t even have to contend
with the Mad King’s tricks to get a treat—there are plenty of other
ways to earn prizes, like participating in special events throughout
the weekend, or simply exploring in the eerie glow of the King’s
flickering firelight smile.
The ghoul-apalooza begins on October 24th and runs until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on November 2nd, in both the Tyrian port of Lion’s Arch and the Elonian port of Kamadan.
Mad King Thorn will appear in both places multiple times, always
preceded by his undead horsemen and accompanied by his entourage of
nightmarish cohorts. Participate in any of his appearances and you’ll
earn a special piece of holiday event headgear.
If you miss this annual celebration of dark delights and wild
chicanery, you’ll never get the chance to take home the kinds of
rewards that only a Mad King can offer. You’ll also miss out on enough
thrills and chills to last a lifetime (no matter how long that lifetime
turns out to be).
After all, a little scary fun never killed anybody…though in this case it probably will….
As much as he likes to be the center of attention, the Mad King isn’t the only exciting part of the festivities.
•Suit up and join in the Costume Brawl (now with a brand-new map)! Come to the party dressed as one of many famous Guild Wars characters and fight your way to rich rewards!
•Visit the collectors in Lion’s Arch and Kamadan—these dreadful peddlers of all things spooky are always willing to barter for more of their creepy curios!
•Find the perfect place for those special holiday photo ops among the holiday decorations and props in Kamadan.
•Dare to explore the darkness and track down additional treasures floating on the chilly autumn wind…