Halloween 2009


Halloween 2009 brought back some popular Halloween-related activities from previous years as well as new additions and special items to celebrate the holiday. It was a major part of Publish 62 and ended November 15, 2009.

Event Loot Items

Special event-themed loot was found as loot on some monsters:

Trick or Treat

There were 5 new common treats. Simply walking up to an NPC and saying "Trick or Treat" and then targeting them.

Beware - NPC's may opt to play a trick on players instead of giving them a treat. However, this year there will be no death involved but players may still be surprised at what can happen.

If a character has Grandmaster (100.0 skill) Begging there was a small chance to receive one of two new rare items.


Common Treats

  • Jellybeans Jellybeans.png
  • Nougat Swirl Nougat swirl.png
  • Taffy Taffy.png
  • Wrapped Candy Wrapped candy.png
  • Lollipop in random flavor of Cherry, Lime or Orange Lollipops.png

Semi-Rare Treats

  • Creepy Cake
  • Harvest Wine
  • Murky Milk
  • Mr. Plain's Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pizza

GM Beggar-only Semi-Rare Treats


New 2009 Tricks

Instead of an Evil Twin which would attack you in years past, a Naughty Twin could appear which would:

  • Teleport you to a random moongate on same the facet.
  • Steal some of your candy

The new trick to temporarily polymorph a character into a Pile of Maggots was removed with Publish 62.2 without clear explanation.

Recurring Tricks

  • No apparent effect (likely a polymorph to human male/female that goes unnoticed) Skin turned pale white for a time and then a message saying "You have returned to your normal form"
  • Bleeding profusely (harmless)
  • Polymorph (as per the Magery polymorph)
  • "Haunted" Each step the player took played a random sound.

Mystery Quest

A new quest starting at the Court of Truth in Yew: Speak with Jasper the Inspector there.

  • Can be done completely in either Felucca or Trammel.
  • Every step required in the chain, skipping steps will keep you from completing the event.
  • May be repeated.
  • Participating characters must be 15 days old (except for Test Center).

For full step by step details of this quest (including lots of spoilers) see: Halloween 2009 Quest.

Pumpkin Patch

Farmers once again could harvest pumpkins this season. Pumpkins could be picked up from most any farm land. Some of them may be double-clicked and thrown as a fire bomb. Additionally, the named pumpkins may be used with the Cooking skill to prepare food items requiring pumpkin. The pumpkins can weigh anywhere from 3-25 stones and very rarely a Jack O' Lantern will spawn.

Jack O' Lanterns

Menacing and Leering, Lit and Unlit

Very rarely, a named pumpkin spawned as a large Jack O' Lantern with a carved face. They spawned in a variety of designs and can be locked down in a player's home and left lit or unlit.

Named Pumpkins

Pumpkins are named after devs, GM's and EM's.

2009 List
  • Acheren
  • Aefli
  • Aeon
  • Aeseer
  • Akemai
  • Aname
  • Autolycus
  • Axel
  • Balendros
  • Bleak
  • Cachorrao
  • Celtious
  • Cernunnos
  • Chrissay
  • Comforl
  • Cyno Razik
  • Dekru
  • Dexter
  • Draconi
  • Drosst
  • Drummergirl
  • Dudley
  • Ealia_tiefwasser
  • Eira
  • Eldariian
  • Emile Layne
  • Epic
  • Eris
  • Evrie
  • Faine Morgan
  • Feidrid
  • Fiorella
  • Fiper
  • Gatermot
  • Helios
  • Iatu
  • Jawbra
  • Justel
  • Kaenja
  • Kanmare
  • Kasaven
  • Kestrel
  • Kilandra
  • Laurana
  • Lillimu
  • Lothande
  • Lyraa
  • Malachi
  • Meri
  • Mesanna
  • Misk
  • MrsTroubleMaker
  • Nestor
  • Othan
  • Pallando
  • Phoenix
  • Prume
  • Quantum
  • Rend
  • Ryutaro_obi
  • Sakkarrah
  • Sangria
  • Sarakan
  • Sebastian Seino
  • Seppo
  • Shade
  • Snark
  • Stardancer
  • Supreem
  • Tashik
  • Terya
  • TheGrimmOmen
  • Thowe
  • Truji
  • Uriah
  • Vespera
  • Visrias
  • Vladimere
  • Wasia
  • Wilki
  • Worver
  • Xatryn
  • Yossie
  • Ziv
  • Zoer

See Also