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The Halloween 2006 event ran from Thursday, October 26 until Tuesday, October 31, 2006. It included the return of Halloween collectors, the redecoration of Lion's Arch and Kamadan, and perhaps more importantly, the return of Mad King Thorn who once again terrorized the populace with terrible jokes while at the same time rewarding them with special holiday treats. This event was similar to the original events of the Halloween 2005.

Halloween in Kamadan

This is from the game update that made changes for the event:


When the moon shines down on the Elona
Like the eye of a ravenous drake

Keep a lantern close by and the darkness at bay
For on this holiday night, they say

A spirit returns, pumpkin on head
Wicked deeds (and bad jokes) will abound
He’ll bluster and shout
Spread chaos about
’till a banishment for his mischief be found

Heed my tale, ye brave heroes
From lands north and south
Listen wherefore I say:
Bind your sanity close, lest you lose what you love most
When the monarch of madness appears.

From Official Event Page

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Mad King Headwear Gifts

The Mad King distributed two special headwear gifts during the event, Halloween 2005's gift was the Pumpkin Crown, for Halloween 2006 the gifts were a Furious Pumpkin Crown for people located in Lion's Arch, while people located in Kamadan were gifted a Wicked Hat.

Collectors

Horseman Collector

During Halloween 2006 Decayed Orr Emblems were a booming market in Lions Arch, primarily due to their ease of farming. For the most part prices varied from 100g to 200g.

Transmogrifier Tonic is currently only available through Horsemen Garthim, Bishma, Vadir, and Nuher in Elona as well as from Mad King Thorn.

Henchmen

The Mad King's Guards are actually Henchmen. You can add them to your party and take them to explorable areas.

Mad King's Guard Henchmen
Mad King's Guard Henchmen

Trivia

Horseman Garthim -- perhaps named after the beetle-like minions of the Skeksis in Dark Crystal.

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Diango's workshop.
The Ghostbusters event started on 30 October and continued for two weeks until 13 November.

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Walkthrough

Starting off

To avoid the sort of shortages experienced last year, Diango's gotten more of a head start on construction of Christmas items. However, he has a little bit of a problem. To cut cost, he tried using some of the wood from the trees near the Draynor Manor. For those who have been there, you should know that the trees there have a bit of a mind of their own. Diango also has a problem of a rather imposing tree that has started to grow through his factory floor. The tree has the unfortunate habit of swallowing those who get too close or try to pull out its roots, so Diango understandably wants this pest out of his workshop. Not to mention the poltergeists who have possessed items in the workshop. Perhaps if you "ain't afraid of no ghosts", you can help get rid of them and maybe get something for your trouble.[1]

Players started the event by talking to Diango in Draynor Village. He then handed players an empty Ghost Buster 500 with 50 rounds of white destabiliser and five lots of other, variously coloured destabilisers. His workshop was towards the north side of Draynor.[2]

Ghosts

Once one entered Diango's Workshop, it became immediately apparent that tables, toy boatmen, wooden ducks, possessed puppets and creepy 'hand in box' toys had come to life. The toys and other such animated objects could not attack or hurt players, however the ghosts possessing them had been scaring the fairies, and as such had to leave.[2] To rid a toy of its possessor, players simply had to load the Ghost Buster 500 with the white destabiliser, which revealed the ghost's true identity. Shooting the first ghost would earn players the scared emote. Once the ghost's colour had been revealed, players had to shoot it with the correspondingly coloured destabiliser, which would send the ghost screaming back into the Underworld.[2] Once busted, ghosts would stay busted, even if players left the workshop.

After busting 3 of a particular ghost colour, Diango would reward players with one of the five pieces of the Skeleton costume. Obtaining the full set required players to bust three of every coloured ghost. Diango would then take back the ghostbusting equipment.

  • Blue floating tables: blue ghosts
  • Floating toy boats: red ghosts
  • Toy ducks: yellow ghosts
  • Hand in a box: green ghosts
  • Puppets: black ghosts

The Haunted Tree

Diango also wanted players to rid his workshop of the tree in the middle. The best way to do that was be to try attacking it from the inside, cutting out the roots. Players needed to take a Woodcutting axe and go to the front of the tree. Click on the roots in front of it and it will pull you down. You will see a bunch of hanging roots. Cut 10 of them and return to Diango to get your reward, a Jack lantern mask.

Rewards

A player wearing the Spooky Set.

See: Holiday Rewards

A player wearing a Jack Lantern Mask.

The Skeleton Set was the first Holiday reward received from Diango. The costume gives no bonus in any stats. Players had to banish different coloured ghosts in order to receive the costume. The costume consists of a mask, shirt, leggings, boots, and gloves.[3]

Skeleton mask File:Skeleton mask.png
Skeleton shirt File:Skeleton shirt.png
Skeleton leggings File:Skeleton leggings.png
Skeleton gloves File:Skeleton gloves.png
Skeleton boots File:Skeleton boots.png

The Jack lantern mask was the second Holiday reward received from Diango. They have no bonuses so they are purely for show.[3]

The rewards can be reclaimed from Diango in Draynor Village if lost or destroyed,[4] and items may be stored in the costume room of your house.[5] Through dying, a player could keep the ghostbuster 500.

Trivia

This event is based on the Ghostbusters movie, having similar elements and referencing the movie in a number of quotes. For example, when talking to Diango, he asks 'Who am I gonna call?' and your character would reply 'Me! I ain't afraid of no ghost!' Also, when given the explanation on how to use the Ghostbuster 500, Diango would warn "Whatever you do, don't cross the streams!"

References

  1. ^ Jagex. Hallowe'en 2006 Event Guide, Introduction. RuneScape Game Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Jagex. Hallowe'en 2006 Event Guide, The Event. RuneScape Game Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Holiday Items Guide, Holiday Items. RuneScape Game Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  4. ^ Jagex. Hallowe'en 2006 Event Guide, Rewards. RuneScape Game Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  5. ^ Jagex. Construction - Costume Room, The Items. RuneScape Game Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2009.

This article uses material from the "2006 Hallowe'en event" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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