Dark Harvest Festival

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The topic of this article or section is part of the Dark Harvest Festival.
As such, the content described below is only available during the event.
The preview image for the Dark Harvest festival in 2012.

The Dark Harvest Festival is an annual Event.

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Overview

This event honors the mischievous Punkin King in order to ensure a healthy fall harvest for Haven. All Clockwork Tunnels-style levels like Power Complexes and Blast Chambers now have a chance of featuring special rooms inhabited by the Punkin King. Simply hop on the party pad and discover if the Punkin King has candy tokens or something else in store for you! - Forum Post.

Gameplay

The Dark Harvest on the Mission Interface.

Arcade

The Punkin King can be found in areas that spawn in Clockwork Tunnels-Style levels in the Arcade during the event. Similar to Scenario Rooms, these areas have a chance to randomly appear in appropriate arcade levels. Players should be prepared for a TRICK or a TREAT when stepping on the party button in these rooms.

Prestige

The Dark Harvest is a prestige mission where you can find the Punkin King. This mission can be completed once per day and is only available during this event.

Rewards and Prizes

Token Exchange

Along with the merrily menacing monster that is the Pumpkin King, there are several other things out there to show off the Dark Harvest spirit! Maskwell and Bulky come to town with their plethora of masks, only wanting candy in return! These masks come in fabulous flavors, each in three varieties.


Prize Boxes

In addition to the costumes, Maskwell also has Dark Harvest Prize Boxes for trade. Dark Harvest Prize Boxes contain random unbound items.

Notes

Haven will have a spooky atmosphere and soundtrack for the duration of this event. Passive Gourdlings will wander randomly about.

Other events considered "scary" or "spooky" by the community (such as the Shroud of the Apocrea) are not directly tied into the Dark Harvest Festival. These events just sometimes occur simultaneously.

History

The Dark Harvest Festival has happened several times. Below is a calendar for each occurrence of this event. So far, directly-Dark Harvest-Festival-related-items that were introduced during a given Dark Harvest Festival have been available in some way during all Dark Harvest Festivals following the Dark Harvest Festival in which they were introduced.

Event Calendar
# Start End Duration Forum Announcement Notes
1st 19 October 2011 01 November 2011 14 days Announcement Dark Harvest Candy Masks were introduced during this event. Shadow Lairs were introduced during this event.
Related Patch Notes: 1
2nd 17 October 2012 01 November 2012 16 days Announcement Hallow recolored costumes and accessories were introduced during this event.
Related Patch Notes: 1, 2, 3.
3rd 23 October 2013 04 November 2013 13 days Announcement The first Shroud of the Apocrea event occurred simultaneously with this event.
Related Patch Notes: 1, 2.
4th 22 October 2014 02 November 2014 12 days Announcement The Maskeraith (Punkin) reskin was introduced during this event.
The Scarab Mask costumes were introduced during this event.
Related Patch Notes: ??

Farming Tips

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Since events last a short time, players like to figure out how to most efficiently obtain an event's prizes. For the Dark Harvest Festival, this means gathering Candy Tokens.

Hard, Sour, and Sweet candy tokens are dropped by the Punkin King. Since the event's prestige (The Dark Harvest) can only be played once a day, getting friends together to search the Arcade for his lairs is a good way to go. Search alone until a lair is found, then invite 3 more people and step on the party button for either a TRICK or a TREAT. Many friends searching alone all at once and inviting each other this way is likely to yield lots of candy. See the Punkin King's page on this wiki for more information on the TRICK scenario.

Brittle candy tokens are dropped by defeated Grim Gourdlings, which appear when a Grim Scarab is defeated. These enemies are encountered in Graveyard levels. A Grim Scarab might appear when the player gets close to a grave. The bug has a chance to "replace" a Dust Zombie grave spawn. If players wish to "spam" or "grind" graveyards quickly to find many Brittle candy tokens, the first floor of the 9-1 Rank Mission "An Occurrence at Owlite Keep" is a good farming location.

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See Also

Candy Tokens

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