The Wild Hunt 2011
The Age of Reckoning's Most Dangerous Game
The Elven God of the Hunt has stalked the mortal lands since time immemorial. Year in and year out, the High Elves gather to honor Kurnous with a sacred hunt, where the best of the best try to prove themselves Master Hunters in the eyes of the greatest hunter of them all.
But with the war raging on, the practice has faltered ... and the God of the Hunt is angry. No longer do skillful mortals hunt to feed their families; instead, hardened soldiers scour the woods and meadows of all available game. No longer do hunters observe the sacred rites; they kill only to test their skills, and leave their prey to rot on the battlefields...
The God of the Hunt can brook no more! The hunter's moon has risen! The horn of Kurnous has sounded! Let those who honor the ancient traditions pay heed—and let all who slaughter with abandon tremble!
Under the Hunter's Moon
Groups of six players can test their mettle against the ultimate quarry in the new instanced dungeon: The Hunter's Vale—the hunting grounds of the Spirit of Kurnous! But be warned, the sacred vine portals to The Hunter's Vale are located only in RvR battlefields, where the looming Ghostly Avatar of Kurnous curses all who incur his wrath. If the God of the Hunt lays his Beast Hex upon you, you may have only seconds to pass it on to someone else before his wrath transforms you ... and not for the better.
In addition, players who sight the fabled White Stag will be granted a special experience buff ("The Blessing of Kurnous"), and vie for the honor of slaying Kurnous's sacred deer.
This summer, Mythic Entertainment presents you with the opportunity to find out whether you are mighty hunters—or merely prey—with WAR's upcoming Live Event: The Wild Hunt!
It is the Age of Reckoning, and the God of the Hunt will take his toll...
The Hunter's Vale - Exclusive New Dungeon!
The Wild Hunt opens up a completely new instanced dungeon called the Hunter's Vale, where the Spirit of Kurnous waits to challenge would-be "master hunters" to the hunt of their lives! Accessed from the Elf RvR areas, this new zone is only available for the duration of The Wild Hunt Live Event, to six-player groups of all Ranks. And inside its twisting maze of forest paths, amid countless dangers borne of fang and claw and nature itself, players can accomplish Wild Hunt tasks and earn great rewards, such as the Fleet Stag Mantle—a sacred cloak that temporarily transforms he or she who wears it into a mighty stag and grants them the ability to travel at the same speed as a mount!
Rewards for Valor and Hatred Alike
The most skillful hunters are rewarded during The Wild Hunt with a special potion and a mystic charm, and those who best the Spirit of Kurnous in his mystical lair will receive a cloak made from the hide of his sacred deer.
Hone your weapons, sharpen your aim, and, most importantly, offer proper respect to the God of the Hunt! The Wild Hunt has come!
The Wild Hunt Details
- Starts: September 13, 2011
- Ends: September 28, 2011
Heralds and Quest Givers
The Order and Destruction Heralds associated with The Wild Hunt Live Event will be stationed next to the Flight Master in each capital city. The Quest Givers will be near the Heralds.
- Destruction – Airilar Wildheart (Herald) and Balthinal Tholos (Quest Giver)
- Order – Virinil the Storyteller (Herald) and Master Hunter Therion Fairshot (Quest Giver)
Hunter's Vale Gateway Locations
Below are the locations, by Tier, of the Hunter's Vale Gateways. Please note: You must be in a party in order to enter the Hunter's Vale.
- Tier 1: Blighted Isle
- Tier 2: Shadowlands
- Tier 3: Avelorn
- Tier 4: Caledor, Dragonwake, and Eataine
The Wild Hunt Live Event boasts 10 tasks ranging from hunting Kurnous's sacred stags to surviving the Curse of Kurnous, and one quest chain for each Realm. There are Tier-specific versions of each quest so that players of all Ranks can participate.
Basic Reward - Hartsblood Draft: Unlocks an exclusive Wild Hunt Live Event title.
Advanced Reward - Stag Skull Trophy
Elite Reward - Bleeding Hart Charm
Boss Drop Reward - Fleet Stag Mantle: Gain the speed and grace of a wild deer!
Crafting Reward - Special potions and horns imbued with the spirits of the wild!