Hallow's End

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Hallow's End
Banner Holiday HallowsEnd.png
Duration

October 18th - November 1st (2013)

Boss
Highlights

Trick or Treating, masks, wands

Other events
Preceded by
Followed by
Hallow's End

Hallow's End is an annual Halloween-inspired seasonal event that takes place during the latter half of October.

"When the decorations of Hallow's End light up Azeroth's cities, you know there's mischief afoot! Seek special vendors in Orgrimmar or Ironforge and get your hands on treats! Aid a sick orphan in a little trick-or-treating! Darkcaller Yanka, attending the Forsaken's Wickerman Festival, and Sergeant Hartman of Southshore are seeking your aid in keeping the enemy out of their holiday affairs - are you up to the challenge?"[1]

In the RPG

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The day was once used for a festival near the end of harvest for humans of Lordaeron and Stormwind. The Humans would throw branches onto the Wickerman in symbolism of their past regrets and failures, in the hopes that the fire of the Wickerman would burn them away to allow for a better future. The Forsaken later bastardized this practice, and now use the evening for their mysterious "Wickerman" rituals.[2]

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

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Hallow's End was celebrated in Lordaeron. There were several smaller festivals leading up to Hallow's End. One was somber, one was celebratory, and this one was a bit of both. It was believed to be a time when the barrier between the living and the dead was thin, and those who had passed on could be sensed by those still alive. Tradition had it that at the end of the harvest season, before the winds of winter began to blow, that a straw effigy would be erected right outside the palace. At sunset on the night of the ceremony, it would be lit on fire. It was an awesome sight—a giant flaming wicker man, burning bright against the encroaching night. Anyone who wished could approach the fiery effigy, toss a branch into the cracking flames, and in so doing metaphorically “burn away” anything he did not wish to carry into the quiet, deep reflection time provided by winter’s enforced inactivity. It was a peasant ritual, sprung up from time immemorial. Once, the effigy was burned by Jaina Proudmoore.[3]

World of Warcraft

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Hallow's End marks the day the group of undead, who would later be known as the Forsaken, broke free of the Lich King's dominance and once again regained their free will. They celebrate this occasion by setting fire to a wickerman after a short speech from Sylvanas herself and smearing the ashes across their faces.

The humans of the Alliance have continued their traditional Hallow's End celebrations, even though they didn't quite understand the reasons for doing so, in the hopes of a brighter future despite the losses of the three great wars against the Scourge and Horde. Since the Cataclysm, the worgen of Gilneas have brought with them a deeper understanding of the origins of Hallow's End back to their old and new allies in the Alliance, and in particular, reintroduced the practice of burning a wickerman. Genn Greymane was invited to speak for the length of Hallow's End to celebrants just outside Stormwind's city gates, just as Sylvanas now does near the inner entrance to the Undercity.

Fun stuff

  • The Shade of the Horseman is terrorizing the villages of Azeroth!
    • Each of the following towns is attacked by the shade of the Headless Horseman: Kharanos, Goldshire, Azure Watch, Razor Hill, Brill and Falconwing Square
    • The attack begins with the horseman setting fires onto buildings within the town. Players must put out the fires using buckets of water.
    • The horseman comes into the village and must be fought. He is level 11 and non-elite.
    • When defeated, he leaves a pumpkin on the ground, which can be smashed for loot by every player.
  • Black Cats are around cities... be careful though; if you kill one, you will gain "Bad Luck" for two hours. During this time, you will sense your impending doom... Has no effect on your stats, and is lost after death.
Being a cat during Hallow's End isn't so bad...

Quests

Each of the three main quests reward you with a number of [Hallow's End Pumpkin Treat] and 250 reputation with your faction, either Alliance or Horde.

Neutral

Alliance

  1. A [90] A Friend in Need
  2. A [90] Missing Heirlooms
  3. A [90] Fencing the Goods
  4. A [90] Shopping Around
  5. A [90] Taking Precautions
  6. A [90] The Collector's Agent
  7. A [90] What Now?
  8. N [90] The Creepy Crate

Horde

  1. H [90] A Friend in Need
  2. H [90] Missing Heirlooms
  3. H [90] Fencing the Goods
  4. H [90] Shopping Around
  5. H [90] Taking Precautions
  6. H [90] The Collector's Agent
  7. H [90] What Now?
  8. N [90] The Creepy Crate

Removed quests

Cataclysm This section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.

Tricky Treat vendors

For 2011 vendors who use Tricky Treats as currency were added. These children found a better way to get candy, and rather than trick or treating they plan to give away items to adventurers for candy.

Candy & Toy Vendor
item cost type
5 [Chewy Fel Taffy] 2  [Tricky Treat] snack
5 [Pyroblast Cinnamon Ball] 2  [Tricky Treat] snack
5 [Soothing Spearmint Candy] 2  [Tricky Treat] snack
5 [G.N.E.R.D.S.] 2  [Tricky Treat] snack
10 [Tooth Pick] 2  [Tricky Treat] cosmetic
 [Magic Broom] 150  [Tricky Treat] mount (holiday only)
 [Little Wickerman] 150  [Tricky Treat] cooking fire
 [Sinister Squashling] 150  [Tricky Treat] companion
 [Feline Familiar] 150  [Tricky Treat] companion
 [Hallowed Helm] 150  [Tricky Treat] cloth helm
Mask Vendor
For 2 Tricky Treat
For 5 Tricky Treat
Wand Vendor

These children sell Hallowed Wands for 2 Tricky Treat:

Earning Tricky Treats

Tricky Treats can be earned by defeating the Headless Horseman in the graveyard of the Scarlet Monastery (queue for his battle using the Dungeon Finder). There are also several daily quests offered in the Ruins of Lordaeron near the tricky treat vendor which award Tricky Treats.

name reward notes
Quest:Clean Up in Undercity 3  [Tricky Treat]
B [90 Daily] Stink Bombs Away! 2  [Tricky Treat] PvP
H [90] A Time to Build Up 1  [Tricky Treat]
H [90 Daily] A Time to Break Down 3  [Tricky Treat] PvP

However, the largest source of Tricky Treats is to sweep through Azeroth and Outland retrieving  [Handful of Treats] from candy buckets at all the inns. See [Tricks and Treats of Azeroth], Horde [Tricks and Treats of the Cataclysm], Alliance [Tricks and Treats of the Cataclysm], Alliance [Tricks and Treat of Pandaria] and Horde [Tricks and Treat of Pandaria].

Achievements

Note
Note: Meta achievements are located in a separate table at the bottom of this section.

Ceremonies

Undercity

At 4:10pm, 8:10pm, and midnight in the Ruins of Lordaeron, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner makes an appearance and gives the following speech:

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Children of the grave, heed my call!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: In life, we suffered unspeakable tragedies.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We watched as our homes were razed to the ground.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We cried out in agony as our families were cut down before our eyes.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Finally, in the face of such atrocities, we were denied even the release of death.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: Now, we burn this wickerman as a symbol of our victory against old enemies!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We paint our faces with the ash to send a message to new enemies - a declaration to those who fear and revile us as monsters.
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: To those who would question our place in this world...
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We are NOT monsters! We are NOT the mindless wretches of a ghoul army!
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: No... we are a force even more terrifying...
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We are the chill in a coward's spine...
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: We are the instruments of an unyielding ire...
Lady Sylvanas Windrunner yells: WE ARE THE FORSAKEN!!!

Stormwind City

At 4:10pm, 8:10pm, and midnight outside Stormwind City, King Genn Greymane makes an appearance to give a speech.

Ten minutes before Genn's speech:
Celestine of the Harvest yells: The Wickerman festivities will begin in ten minutes! Please join us just outside the gates of Stormwind City and celebrate Hallow's End!
Genn Greymane yells: Sons and daughters of Gilneas! Friends and allies old and new! Please, come close!
Genn Greymane yells: As you know, Hallow's End is a celebration of transition... of change.
Genn Greymane yells: The people of Gilneas understand the gravity of change all too well.
Genn Greymane yells: For we have endured much... far beyond what any of us could have imagined.
Genn Greymane yells: However, this is a time of neither mourning nor grief.
Genn Greymane yells: It is an opportunity to mock the fearsome - to gaze boldly into the grim unknown and laugh!
Genn Greymane yells: It is a time to celebrate new friends and the future we may forge together.
Genn Greymane yells: New struggles await us with each dawn, and uncertainty weighs upon us all.
Genn Greymane yells: As you stand before me, I pray you cast your burdens behind me.
Genn Greymane yells: Let this wickerman embody any unrest within us.
Genn Greymane yells: With turmoil as tinder, let it blaze; may it temper us against what tomorrow may bring.
Genn Greymane yells: Torches ready!
Genn Greymane yells: Let the flames fly! Hallow's End is upon us!

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Overhauled with new daily quests and an Alliance Wickerman.
  • TBC Patch 2.2.2 (2007-10-02): Headless Horseman holiday boss added.
  • WoW Icon 16x16.png Patch 1.8.0 (2005-10-10): Added.

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