All Hail the Mad King!
Every year, Mad King Thorn returns to delight and dismay players with his games, jokes, and riddles. Those who participate in the Mad King’s festivities on Halloween take a risk, for the Autumn Lunatic hands out holiday prizes to those who succeed and instant death to those who fail! The Mad King greatly favors those who attentively bask in his radiance during his visit, so keep your wits about you, and you may find yourself in high spirits!
Mad King Thorn appears multiple times on October 31 in both Lion’s Arch and Kamadan, always preceded by his undead heralds and accompanied by his nightmarish entourage. Participate in any of his appearances and you’ll earn a special piece of Halloween headwear!
Enter the Costume Brawl
Suit up and join our PvP Costume Brawl, where you can fight your way to rich rewards, dressed as one of many famous Guild Wars characters. There are dozens of disguises to liven up the deadly fray, and we’ve armed each profession with a new set of skills; be sure to give them all a try! Speak with Bobby [Costume Brawl] in Lion’s Arch, Kamadan, or the Great Temple of Balthazar to get started.
Halloween Quests Galore!
We’re bringing back Halloween quests from years past, so there’s no shortage of fun things to do. Beginning October 24, talk to the candy-coated Mad King’s Steward in Lion’s Arch or Kamadan to begin these quests—if you dare! Be prepared, though, for siding with the Mad King this season may pit you head-to-head with Palawa Joko, the villain everyone loves to hate.
The Halloween spirit has taken hold in guild vs. guild, where we’re swapping out all the NPCs with spooky undead counterparts. Take up arms and join your Halloween Guild Lord, Mad King Thorn, for a pitched battle with extra sweet rewards.
Each Halloween, you’ll be able to acquire a Ghoulish Accessory Token that can be exchanged for a hat suitable to the occasion or a tonic that will make you the afterlife of any party! Speak with either Gul Terror in Lion’s Arch, or Malavaka in Kamadan to get started.