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NCSoft MMOs go Halloween mental

Aion, Lineage and more get costumes, quests and other spooky goodies

It's Halloween soon and NCSoft is taking celebrations to the next level by updating all of its biggest MMOs with a load of spooky treats.

Players of Aion, Guild Wars, City of Heroes and both Lineage 1 and 2 will be able to snag new costumes and take part in new contests and quests themed on the upcoming spook fest.

There's a lot of information to relay, so here's the deal straight from the horse's mouth, including start and ends dates for each game:

Aion - Harvest Revel
The Harvest Revel is upon us once again! This year, the residents of Pandaemonium and Sanctum decided to treat their immortals with homemade treats and candy. However, in the ultimate Trick or Treat heist, a bunch of devious Shulacks have stolen the sugary, sweet lollipops and fled the two cities.

Now it's up to players to find those crafty Sugarcrooks and teach them a lesson! Players will have to find the lollipops, confront the Shulacks and save the Harvest Revel. Every day during the event players will be rewarded for their efforts to save the Harvest Revel with Pumpkin King's present boxes, pumpkin pouches and surprise boxes full of useful items such as manastones, enchantment stones, scrolls and more.

* Starts: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
* Ends: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

City of Heroes - Not Even Pretoria is Safe from the Halloween Apocalypse!
Even the utopian, clean streets of Emperor Cole's empire hide dangerous secrets this Halloween season. Those caught "Trick or Treating" and knocking on doors in Praetoria, the Rogue Isles and Paragon City may be greeted with treats such as temporary costumes or tricks such as rocks or unique monsters. And no area is safe enough to repel zombie hordes, as the nefarious walking dead that will infest Praetoria, the Rogue Isle and Paragon City this Halloween, lead by powerful monstrosities such as Eochai and Jack in Irons.

Meanwhile, along with new badges and accolades for 2010, Paragon Studios brings players a special Halloween-only Tip Mission which will start a new story arc... to recover a mysterious artifact known as the Malleus Mundi and a chance to decide its fate.

* Starts: Thursday, October 21, 2010
* Ends: Sunday, October 31, 2010

Guild Wars - Halloween Signals the Return of the Mad King
Once a year, Mad King Thorn and his spooky cohort return to Tyria for a creepy celebration full of new holiday quests, the Costume Brawl PvP event, Halloween-themed guild vs. guild battles, imposing new Halloween costumes, and lots of other surprises.

Earn special Halloween headwear by playing the Mad King's games when he appears in both Lion's Arch and Kamadan on October 31st, or just revel in the spirit of the season during the 13-day Halloween Festival. Whether you're collecting spooky treats or embarking on quests new and old, you're sure to have a frightfully good time!

* Start: Thursday, October 21, 2010
* End: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lineage - Lineage Halloween Event
Forget running from things that go bump in the night, you're going to hunt them! Follow the story hints in the forums as they lead up to the monster-hunting Halloween Event. Players can use the Candle of Reminiscence to reallocate stats, hunt down monsters for their souls then trade them in for special Halloween-themed items. Watch out for tricks along the way as well, as players quest and conquer ghouls and monsters in their effort to obtain the Spartoi Doll.

* Start: October 27, 2010
* End: November 10, 2010

Lineage II - GM Event: Trick or Treat
This year the treats come swiftly during the Halloween Event. While out hunting for tricks and treats, players may randomly encounter an elpy. Tell this elpy the secret Halloween phrase and be transported to a special room of elpies. Once there, players will undergo a Halloween transformation and for a limited time will be able to collect as much loot as they can! The loot will vary, but players will have the chance to walk away with fun, useful and valuable items.

* Start: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
* End: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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