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The 16th King and Queen's Horrorween (2021)

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Mad King Thorn, Daniel Frozenwind & Mad Queen Malafide present:

The Official Website: TheHorrorween


The Haunted Carnival


Come one - come all to The 16th King and Queen's Horrorween!

Tyria's oldest community event returns to the Guild Wars franchise with a Carnival of Fright for its ominous 16th anniversary.

The Snowman King on behalf of her majesty Mad Queen Malafide cordially invites you all to attend this Spooktacular Halloween adventure!
Featuring the famous costume contest, live in-game bands, a dedicated Discord channel where you can interact with our staff and listen to Halloween music and fan favourite activities you have all come to know and love! It is not to be missed, we bring frights and delights! 

ūü¶īPLOT FOR 2021

Ancient magic is stirring once more in the port-city of Lion's Arch . The chill autumn wind brings with it the tidings of The Mad Realm.

As Mad King Thorn exerts his influence once more*, the concentrated madness, mischief and merriment has brought a strange visitor. 

An ancient Awakened Ringmaster has dared to show his face in Kryta, but to what end? 

He brings an ectoplasmic host that no longer swear fealty to Palawa, they seek to bring a haunted Carnival back to life. 
Aurene's Champion and allies are summoned to investigate.

Upon arrival Tyrian's can no longer leave Lion's Arch, it seems they must aid the Ringmaster in breaking the curse.

This can only be done by taking part in his ghoulish attractions before the witching hour arrives and Halloween reaches it's zenith. 

Join Frozenwind & Malafide as they visit the Freak Show and marvel at the horrendous bearded Mesmer, do you dare ride the terrifying Rollerghoster? 
Be wary of the Mistfortune Teller, and remember - The Haunted Carnival is full of many more terrifying attractions! 

*He may kill you in the process.


Ghoulish clowns rise from the grave.

Dressed half a lunatic, half a knave.

As undead jugglers emerge from the ground,

The air fills with a most unnerving sound.


A lunatic melody is in the air.

It heralds a chilling and unusual fair.


From the big top the ringmaster beckons.

You are shrouded in fog in a matter of seconds.

Whisked away from the safety of the Arch.

As a feeling of dread seems to make your lips parch.


But fear not dear Tyrians, young and old.

A Snowman King arrives, cheerful and bold.

By his side is Malafide, Queen supreme.

To safely guide you through this year’s Horrorween!



Historical Poem: 

Although Halloween has lain dormant, there comes a time.

When revellers awaken, and hear the bell chime.

Ghouls stir in patchwork beds and skeletons arise from dusty tombs.

Drawn by the Horror, this magic - the greatest of boons.


The Mad Monarch Thorn, calls to one and all.

Away from Palawa, and the tar of his thrall.

With him stands Malafide, Queen supreme.

And an Old Snowman, a merry one indeed.


They wait for you to arrive, beneath the cold Mad Moon.

For the 16th tradition - is bound to begin soon.

So linger a while, under the pale moonlight.

The Horrorween is here, it's time to fright and delight!


  • Guardian's of the Dutch [GOTD] for donating the vast majority of event prizes & hosting event Discord.
  • Minstrel's Waypoint [CMAJ] for providing the famous live band "The Ghostly Quartet".
  • Crazy Bumper Stickers [BumP] for volunteers and donations.¬†
  • United Arts of Tyria [UAoT] for a generous¬†donation.
  • The Renegades of Ascalon [TDK] for always being there.


17:30 | The Pre-Party / Ghost Walk / Scavenger Hunt

18:00 | The Ringmaster Arrives / Lunatic Royale

18:30 | Opening Scaremony

19:00 | Phantasmal Parade

19:30 | Cauldron Conundrum / Last is First / Frozenwind says

20:00 | The Ghostly Quartet 

20:30 | Wolf Pack / The Mistfortune Teller

21:00 | The Shooting Gallery 

21:30 |  The Rollerghoster & Blasphemous Beetle-Boost 

22:00 | The Freak Show - Costume Contest

22:30 | The Freak Show - In the Flesh

23:00 | Spooky Scary Skimmers & Awakened Aerobics 

23:30 | The Night Flight

00:00 | The Big Finish - Finale Fireworks

00:30 | The After Party & The Community Spirit Award


How do I take part?

  • The event shall be held on EU servers, in Lion‚Äôs Arch, on the 30th of October, starting at 5.30pm CEST!
  • All you have to do is attend, take part in the festivities, and fabulous prizes will be in store for you.

Help, I’m not on an EU server, or I can’t make it!

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To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the oldest community event in the history of Guild Wars, we are once again holding a Spooktacular Halloween art contest. To enter, post a Halloween art piece that you created, including one of the event's hosts, or both - carnival theme a plus!


The top three best art pieces will each receive a grand prize (see below). The winners will be announced at the end of October, after the Horrorween event, and their prizes will be mailed to them in game. The Queen is eager to soon frame your marvellous creations on the walls of her icy palace.

1ST PLACE PRIZE: ArenaNet Community Chest Code, Shrouded Bench of the Final Judge (280g+)

2ND PLACE PRIZE: Palawa Joko Funko POP! Mini code,  Shrouded Bench of the Final Judge (280g+)

3RD PLACE PRIZE: Mini Llama Code, Shrouded Bench of the Final Judge (280g+)

(With possibly more prizes to follow)


Players are asked to submit a photo of their best carved pumpkin. One photo per contestant. We only accept actual carved Pumpkins or Turnips. Contest closes on the 1st of November. 

A note in the picture must be included with "Horrorween 2021". One (1) grand prize will be awarded, so you best get carving! 


1ST PLACE PRIZE (Master Carver): Mini Llama Code, Grinning Gourd Rifle Skin 

2ND PLACE PRIZE (Goardtastic Slicer): 250 Globs of Ectoplasm, Grinning Gourd Rifle Skin 

3RD PLACE PRIZE(Pumpkin Squasher): 50 Globs of Ectoplasm, Grinning Gourd Rifle Skin 


We select the best male and female costume on Discord! Our contestants can show off their Halloween costumes via webcam or through a media picture on the night of the Horrorween! 

If submitting a picture via Discord, a note in the picture must be included with "Horrorween 2021". Two (2) prizes will be awarded.




Pick a number between 1 and 200, and we’ll randomly draw six winners from that list, during the event. Just pick one number and your character name, and post in this thread which number you’ve chosen. You can’t take a number that has already been picked, and one number per account. Some folks may receive a different number automatically, if they choose a number that is already taken. Without a character name, we can’t send you the prize. Make sure you spell it right. And yes, US players can take part as well! 

Raffle MAY be extended due to overwhelming interest.

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This year we have another costume contest of course. Our ghastly group of judges will be lending their dark votes to this tradition. Best male, female, and "Ugly Stick" win special prizes and maybe something exclusive from the gem store! Dress like you belong at THE HAUNTED CARNIVAL!

King of the Horrorween Prize: ArenaNet Community Chest Code, Ember Infusion

Queen of the Horrorween Prize: ArenaNet Community Chest Code, Nightfury Skin

(More prizes to follow)


We have a Legendary prize in store for one Tyrian but it is a secret.

Disclaimer: anyone who knew about it was fired from a cannon to a roaring applause.

Simply attend the event to have a shot at this prize.

The winner will also receive a special Magic: The Gathering Jack-O-Lantern playing card, featuring a gold embossed "H", signed by both of the hosts. 


A masterfully witty scavenger hunt to re-build the Wickerman, presented in five stages throughout the Pre-event. The first person to successfully gather the parts required will be rewarded in a big way!


Hold on tight, you are in for the ride that your life may depend on! The infamous King and Queen's Raceway opens it's track in Lion's Arch once more, but this time things have gone off the rails! 


Laranity and her ghostly band of musicians manifest once more to put on a live in-game concert featuring hand played music and fan favourite songs, watch out though - the merry poltergeists are known to throw their instruments at deserving players! 

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ūüéÉThis year is going to be absolutely delightful! Dear people of Tyria, you have no idea how big the Horrorween is this year! The Queen is so excited, she might almost be nice to a mesmer this year... No, wait. That's too much... dial it back Malafide, dial it back.

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