Who Controls the Night Revels?

The Night Revels is a popular event in DDO.  It occurs during the Halloween Season and takes place entirely in Delera’s Graveyard.  The event consists of undead constantly rising up from the grave in the graveyard looking to create havoc and destruction.  The event then culminates in the completion of a set of quests that allow you to gather ingredients to turn in for various awards.  With this current season’s festivities going on, I began to wonder something.  Who controls this source of undead revolt?  See, the event prior to this, Mabar Endless Night Festival, one could argue that Eternity, the terrible spectral dragon, was the cause of that scenario but what about here?


Izmit battling in the minions of the Night Revels in Delera’s Graveyard.

Delera’s Graveyard is ripe for possibilities.  We have the necromancer Dreadlord Giddeon, the lich Validus, the necromancer Valak, and the mummy Saerik Vorculas.  And we probably shouldn’t limit the possibilities to those undead minions in Delera’s Graveyard.  I could easily see something like the Black Abbott or Lady Vol also being a source of this uprising.  However, I don’t believe this to be the case.  The current timing of the event corresponds to when Mabar is closely aligned with Stormreach.  This allows the undead to come out en masse and it also makes me wonder if somebody from the plane of Mabar is also the “leader” of this uprising.  I’m wondering if we still have another major enemy to worry about in the future.


Taking on the undead in Delera’s Graveyard during the Night Revels.

I guess we’ll see what the future holds.  In either case, if I keep slaughtering the undead forces in the graveyard, perhaps a revelation will occur to me :).  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the Night Revels!!

6 thoughts on “Who Controls the Night Revels?

  1. This is my first year doing Night Revels so your article was very interesting because I did not know any of the history. In fact this is my first time in the graveyard so most of your possible enemies are new names to me. Your thoughts on this add a lot to think about.

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    • Thank you!! From my understanding, the developers are working on bringing back the Mabar Festival back so that our adventurers can take down Eternity once again. The problem with the Mabar Festival was that the summoning chamber was causing major game performance issues. So the Night Revels was created to take its place.

      I do like to try to think about the background lore inside DDO. I’m fully aware that many of the quests and events are designed without establishing a strong lore background but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist and its fun to think how it could exist!! 🙂

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