I decide to take some time to shake off the feelings of the Mad King’s Memories by investigating the other changes that the realm of the Mad King is creating in our world. The Priory is doing all they can to study the phenomenon, and to that, I tip my ears.
Battles rage across the lands from time to time as doors open and minions of the Mad King spill out. We then have to protect the Priory investigators as they study the remains of the battle. Once that is successful, haunted doors to the Mad Realm open, allowing us to pass through.
I head inside and make my way to a marked portal. Activating this, I’m whisked away to the great Mad King’s Labyrinth.
Here I join a group of other adventurers and we make a great mess of everything. While most of the people there were of greater experience than I am, I found myself right at home casting curses and wells and sending swarms at the Mad King’s minions.
To top it off, we battled it out with a Champion Family-Sized Candy Corn Elemental in the center of the maze. Boy did we get some fireworks from that battle!
And a great chest with some neat loot at the end of the fight, too!
I decide to check out the Mad King’s Clock Tower. I heard there’s another chest and treasure to be found inside. While I’m not much of a treasure hunter, I am interested in the type of technology that runs such a clock tower (plus clock towers are just neat).
However, my experience within the clock tower was not all that favorable. The structure was in shambles and making our way up to the top was quite an attempt.
With green…something… rising constantly at my heels, my short Asura legs couldn’t keep up with the jumps. Very soon, and often, I find myself failing to make any ground. I’ll have to sadly write this one off as an incomplete journey. Perhaps I’ll try again at a later time.
Returning to Lion’s Arch, I search out something a bit more cheerful… and find that gifting the children with candy corn returns your gift with personalized trick or treat bags. I offer my candy willingly to a quaggan dressed as a ghost and enjoy the exchange.
The final thrill of the night is attempting the Lunatic Inquisition. I’m a little confused at this reenactment, however. For a while, I was one of the villagers attempting to escape the ghostly Lunatics. I gathered items and brought them to certain locations, avoided the Lunatic conversion and tried to do what was instructed when I was tagged with the Mad King Says.
Sadly, I eventually get caught and converted as well. Then my job becomes to hunt down the other villagers until the event ends.
All in all, a fun experience. I await the great event that will come later this afternoon. Enjoy!
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