Nights of the Dead (NoTD) for 2011 is expected to run from October 13, 2011 through November 7, 2011. As with past years, there will be a Nights of the Dead crafting vendor in home crafting societies selling special recipe books as well as some house items and charged illusion items. This year, the vendor will also be selling one mount.
Recipes are crafted with special candies that are body drops from creepy mobs - see the chart at the bottom of the page for additional candy drop information.
Somewhere near the NoTD crafting vendor in each home city, Grabby Gigglegibber will be happy to convert your assorted candy drops into candy corn. This will make it easier for storage, as well as allow you to purchase the new mount (which requires 300 candy corn for purchase).
The new recipe book for this year is Celebrations of the Dead IV. It contains recipes for: Torturous Flame, Bench of the Befallen, Broken Ark, Broken Canopic Jar, Crawling Captive, Creepy Cracked Pot, Creepy Giftbox, Dingy Giftbox, Doomed Ettin Skull, Doomed Froglok Skull, Freeblood Urn, Hanging Torturous Traps, Oversized Bone Barrier, Scratchy Hay Pile, Table of the Befallen, Chained Spider, Sinister Web Spider Banner, Creepy Candylabra, Oversized Candy Corn. (Note that at this time, the Scratchy Hay Pile has zero collision, is non-solid, and is invisible if you raise it up and look at it from below. It will get fixed to have an underside, but still no collision, but not until the next game update.)
Update directly from Kaitheel on the SOE forums: Also, the art team was able to add an underside to the "scratchy hay pile" house item. Unfortunately though, the change was not able to be done in time for NotD, nor will it include collision. The change will happen automatically, with the next Game Update (62).
Gallery-format images for these items will be along eventually.
|Creepy Candylabra, Sinister Web Spider Banner, Oversized Bone Barrier|
|Bench of the Befallen|
|Broken Ark, Broken Canopic Jar|
|Oversized Candy Corn (default size)|
|Doomed Froglok Skull, Doomed Ettin Skull, Crawling Captive|
|Creepy Giftbox, Dingy Giftbox|
|Scratchy Hay Pile|
|Creepy Cracked Pot, Freeblood Urn|
|Table of the Befallen|
|Torturous Flame, Torturous Traps|
(wood background not included)
In addition to this new recipe book, the following recipes are making a return again this year.
These recipes were released in 2010 and will be available again this year:
||Banner of the Bitten
||Blackhearted Chaise Lounge
|Classic Pine Box
||Creepy Covered Chair
||Doomed Di'Zok Skull
||Eerie Green Glass Candelabra
|Jar of Spindly Black Legs
||Jar of Wings and Scratches
||Long Baneful Rug
||Nights of the Dead Frosted Cookies
|Petrified Bone Tile
||Pumpkin Chaise Lounge
||Ruby Red Glass Candelabra
||Scary Candied Apples
|Scary Shrouded Chair
||Swinging Bone Collection
These recipes were added in 2009 and are available for purchase again this year.
|Baneful Arm of Decay
||Baneful Bone Arrangement
||Baneful Bone Mound
|Baneful Skull on a String
||Baneful Sarcophagus Lid
||Blackhearted Bone Display
|Platter of Pestilence
||Unsealed Stone Coffin
||Wriggling Baneful Cocoon
These recipes were added in 2008 and are available for purchase again this year.
||Shackled Human Skeleton
||Sinister Spider Eggs
|Orb of Death
||Shackled Elf Skeleton
The above recipes from all four books require the Nights of the Dead candy drops (detailed below) and tier 2 common harvestables.
In addition, the haunted house quest in Loping Plains gives you a recipe as one of the choices - a level 10 (all crafting classes), 10-charge, heirloom recipe book: "Notes on special mirrors". This book allows you to make 10 combines (yield 2 on pristine) of the Vampiric Mirror and/or Wispy Vampiric Mirror, using tier 2 resources and the Nights of the Dead candy drops. (The Wispy version looks exactly like the original Vampiric Mirror, but it is not solid in the center, allowing folks to walk through it.)
|Cubes (Vermin's Snye, etc.)||Candy Corn|
|Flesh Feeders||Candy Corn|
|Golems||Nutty Chocolate Bar|
|Gorgers (LP, etc.)||Cherry Gumdrops|
|Harpies||Fruit Flavored Hard Candy|
|Lamia||Green Chocolate Buttons|
|Shadowed Men||Licorice Candy|
|Spectres (SS, Silent City)||Fudge|
|Spinechillers (Void storms, etc.)||popcorn balls|
*Centipede-types, etc in the sewers were mentioned
In addition, there are special triggered skeleton spawns glittering around the beach area in Nektulos Forest that will trigger a level-appropriate skeleton spawn when you click on them. These special triggered mobs have a 50% candy drop chance.