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Nights of the Dead (EQ2 Live Event)  

The Nights of the Dead is the annual Halloween Live Event. It generally runs from Mid-October through Mid-November.

Nights of the Dead 2012 will run from 10/11/2012 through 11/5/2012. [1]

The Nights of the Dead are here! So many frights, decorations and illusions. So many changing faces! Because you know, we haven't always enjoyed such a frivolous night of beasts and masks. It is on these nights that instead we enjoy midnight banquets and parades of costumes in observation of the undead assault upon the streets of Maj'Dul. The attack upon Maj'Dul happened long ago in the early days of the Age of Destiny. A story that leaves more questions than answers.

'Twas a clear and still night in the desert. A shambling army of undead inundated the city of Maj'Dul. The city hid themselves from the walking dead, for fear of what this force was there to do. Kill? Kidnap? Desecrate? Feed? And those that did not huddle in fear battled the innumerable undead to defend their city.

The citizens soon took notice that the decaying bodies were not harming anyone, except for those that stood in their way. The ghastly figures would break down doors, and rummage through all of a person's possessions, smashing anything open that was otherwise latched or sealed. This was to last a week, when as mysteriously as they came, they departed. They turned in mid action, and shuffled back to the sands from which they came, as if answering a ghoulish cry.

The people of Maj'Dul never learned what it was that the undead were looking for, nor what they finally found. But we commemorate that week of monsters and frights in search of goodies in old Maj'Dul with our own week of beasts and treats. That helps to explain the harmless fun that surrounds us. Now to join in it! [2]

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Help keep all your alts organized with our Nights of the Dead Quest Tracker! Updated for 2012!

The quests are ordered from most recent to oldest introduction to the event.

Ghost Hunter Competition

This game replaces the Trick-or-Treat game, and is typical of holiday races. See the event starter in Antonca and Commonlands near the city gates! These are positioned so that players can do both regardless of alignment.

Introduced in 2012.

Survive the Night

Setri Lur'eth, the Ritualistic Shaman at the north-west end of the beach in Nektulos Forest, is asking adventurers to retrieve her granddaughter from within Charnel Hollow.

Introduced in 2011.

Devotee Challenge

Want to prove you're a Nights of the Dead Devotee?

In your in-game mailbox, you will receive a mail with the item Nights of the Dead Devotee Challenge attached. Examine this item to trigger the quest Nights of the Dead Devotee. The updated version is able to be completed by those who did the 2010 version.

The devotee quest will require you to visit many popular Nights of the Dead spots, so be on the lookout so you can prove your worth!

Introduced in 2010. Updated in 2011. New Rewards in 2012

The Hedge Hollow

Speak to Altius Volfban at Port Naythex in Nektulos Forest. You will be sent to The Hedge Hollow for:

  1. A Nightmarish Illness - Altius is too weak now to continue his search for a cure! Someone should help him... (cannot be repeated)
  2. A Nightmarish Return - The condensed version of A Nightmarish Illness (repeatable)
  3. Train to Zone! - Speak to a terrified gnome any run through the maze beyond your original (repeatable once every 18 hours)

Introduced in 2009.

Haunted Mansion

Speak to Freid Deekat (evil alignment) or speak to Skeer Deekat (good alignment/exile) to be sent on a mission that will reveal your inner self. They are found at:

  • Gorowyn at the bottom of the city by the water at 2573, 8, 1229
  • Haven at -42, -69, -56
  • Kelethin at 284, 106, 134
  • Neriak near the docks at 17, 4, 327
  • New Halas near the center of the city at -103, 147, -13
  • North Qeynos outside Sneed's at 288, -20, -51
  • West Freeport outside the bank at 182, -4, -81

You will be sent to Loping Plains for:

  1. This Won't End Well... (repeatable once per year)
  2. There Will Be Ghosts (repeatable)
  3. They Won't Miss It - on a repeat run, open a chest in the upper level of the mansion (non-repeatable)

Introduced in 2008.

My Creepy Catalog

This quest can only be obtained from a Volunteer Guide except on Test where Falcra Nightwanderer will offer the quest in Nektulos Forest during the event.

Introduced in 2005.

McQuibble's Farm

Solve the mystery of McQuibble's Farm in Antonica and save Ponchy's pies! Speak to Ponchy Shorttoe in Windstalker Village to begin the series. All four quests are repeatable once per year.

  1. Petrified Pumpkin Pies (25)
  2. McQuibble's Mystery (Scales to Level)
  3. Scary Scarecrows (25)
  4. The Troubling Truth (Scales to Level - Epic)

Introduced in 2005.

Having two versions of these quests in your completed quest journal will make them not repeatable once per year. You will have to petition to get one set of the quests removed to fix this.

The Haunted House

Scarecrow and Jack O'Lanterns in North Qeynos
Scarecrow and Jack O'Lanterns in North Qeynos
In North Qeynos or West Freeport you can explore The Haunted House with the quest:

Introduced in 2005.


Speak to your local Nights of the Dead Merchant to acquire your holiday crafting scrolls. The Nights of the Dead merchants can be found in Darklight Wood, Freeport, Gorowyn, Haven, Kelethin, Maj'Dul, Neriak, New Halas, Qeynos. Click on any of the areas to get a map with the merchant's location pinpointed!

These recipes' primary ingredients are the various candies that drop from creatures throughout the world during Nights of the Dead.

Recipe Scrolls

Creepy Candy

Grabby Gigglegibber will help you condense all your candies into one type -- Candy Corn! He can be found in Darklight Wood, Freeport, Gorowyn, Haven, Kelethin, Maj'Dul, Neriak, New Halas and Qeynos. Follow any of the city links for a map displaying his location.

This candy only drops during Nights of the Dead and is used in holiday crafting recipes. Go to any item's page to see a complete list of what drops it, but generally speaking, each candy drops off a specific creepy mob type. In 2012 Skyshrine, Withered Lands, Qeynos and Freeport undead and creepy crawlie beasts all now drop candy.

Candy Corn Caramels Cherry Gumdrops
Chocolate Bar Chocolate Buttons Cotton Candy
Cupcake Chewing Gum Fruit Flavored Hard Candy
Fudge Green Chocolate Buttons Gum Ball
Gumdrops Gummy Worms Jawbreaker
Jelly Beans Licorice Candy Licorice Rope
Lollipop Marshmallows Nutty Chocolate Bar
Peanut Brittle Popcorn Ball Red Licorice
Taffy Were Cupcake




Nights of the Dead

Retired Features


Speak to the Gigglegibber Trick-or-Treater in North Qeynos or West Freeport for some classic fun!

Introduced in 2005 and retired after 2011.'


  1. ^ Posted by Kaitheel on the SOE Test Forum
  2. ^ Text from the in-game NPC "a Nights of the Dead celebrator"
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