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Let's get a good community involvement going, and we'll try to get the Wiki-page fleshed out.
So far, it seems like there are 3 parts to the event.
Part 1 - Restless Spirits:
These non-aggro mobs are spawning in each of the zones listed below (confirmed sightings in Black Fire Pass). They are non-aggro mobs (the BFP ones are level 24-28). They will spawn in a swirl of purple light and float around for a few seconds before de-spawning. Often, several of them will spawn at a time. Their behavior is pretty random, and they will often despawn in the middle of charging up an ability to attack them. They can be pulled with instant cast abilities. When killed, you get 100 INF (related to the new Live-Event page of the ToK), and have a chance to loot one of the new Witching Night Mask rewards.
There are achievement unlocks (under the Questing category) for Encountering a Restless Spirit, Killing 10, Killing 25. Each of these gives a small amount of xp and no other rewards so far.
Restless Spirits can drop Leather Mask of the Gobbo. This seems to be a fairly common drop, and is BoE.
Part 2 - Witch Covens:
You will find a circle of war mob:Withered Crones around a bubbling cauldron. Kill the crones and examine the pot. it explodes and 6-10 war mob:Restless Spirits spawn. In Chrace there is a coven on the bluff behind the harpies, west of the southeast bridge from the RvR Lake to the HE area.
Part 3 - PQs:
These PQs take place in the RvR lakes of the following zones:
T1-Chrace -The Witching Night
T3-Black Fire Pass-The Witching Hour
S1- Kill 100 Enemy players before they kill 100 of you.<br>
Note that killing players around the Battlefield Objectives or at the Keep does not appear to count towards advancing the PQ. This makes it possible for an inferior force to hold off against a superior force by controlling engagement to areas that actually count towards the PQ.
S2- Kill the Festering Unclean One. He's a level 28 Lord. We took him down easily but we had a full warband with a ton of healing.
We got 3 gold bags, 1 purple bag, and 5 green bags. I didn't win, so I dunno what's in them.
The PQ reset is currently unknown. After 2 minutes, the chest de-spawns, but the new PQ does not begin.
A Gaping Skull Mask dropped off of killing Players in RvR lakes during the PQ.
Participating in these events gets you influence. You can see your progress by checking out the new Live Event tab of the Tome of Knowledge.
Basic- Witching Draught
Advanced- Shroud of Dark Tidings, Mantle of Dark Tidings, Cloak of Dark Tidings, Wrap of Dark Tidings
Elite- Delicate Silver Mask
These rewards are selected from the Master Amethyst Wizard in Altdorf and the Raven Sorcerer in the Inevitable City. Both mobs are near the Flight Master.
Edited, Oct 30th 2008 9:46am by Snout