Your Mad King says...

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Your Mad King says...

Location
Grand Piazza
(Lion's Arch)
Event type
Event pumpkin (map icon).png Dynamic event
Level
80
API
API
Interactive map

Interactive map

Your Mad King says... is a level 80 event that takes place in Grand Piazza every 2 hours on the hour (starting at 00:00).

Objectives[edit]

There are 15 random objectives from the following list where you are required to perform the given action before the event bar runs out.

  • BECKON!
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  • BOW!
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  • CHEER!
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  • COWER!
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  • DANCE!
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  • KNEEL!
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  • LAUGH!
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  • Say NO!
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  • POINT!
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  • PONDER!
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  • SALUTE!
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  • SHRUG!
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  • SIT!
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  • SLEEP!
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  • Act SURPRISED!
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  • THREATEN!
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  • WAVE!
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  • Say YES!
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Rewards[edit]

Rewards for this event are calculated for your character's level (unlike most events that are based on the event's level). The rewards for level 80 are shown below; for all other levels, see here.

Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 26,670
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378 Karma.png 88 Copper coin
Silver 20,003
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284 Karma.png 66 Copper coin
Bronze 13,335
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189 Karma.png 44 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 80 player.

Historical rewards[edit]

Walkthrough[edit]

Mad King Thorn will issue a series of randomized commands. Any time a command is given after it says "... Mad King says..." (can be in the form "Your Mad King says..." or "This Mad King says..."), players must perform the emote (and only that emote) within the time limit for the command or be punished. An emote command is given in the Event text along with the timer.

  • Performing correctly grants the player a stack of Mad King's Favor.
  • Failure to act correctly in either scenario results in being knocked down and taking a large amount of damage. In addition, a laughing Jack-o-Lantern appears above the player's head.

After every three commands, the Mad King will teleport to a random spot in the Grand Piazza and resume his work after a short pause. He will continue this until 15 commands are given (approximately 10 minutes).

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Dialogue[edit]

Mad King Thorn: Gather 'round, my subjects!
Mad King Thorn: Now, we shall play a game loved and feared by all of Tyria for countless centuries. Surely, you've heard of it. Prepare yourselves for...
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: ...Mad King Says!
Mad King Thorn: For all of you sad sops who don't know the rules, hear me now! You must do only what your Mad King says, and nothing else! Consider it a lesson in obedience.
Mad King Thorn: Ready? If not, that's unfortunate for you, because the game begins now!

Following the introduction, the Mad King will pick 15 commands with appropriate lines from the lists below. They are a mixture of the "Your Mad King says..." lines and the trick lines, where you are not supposed to follow the orders.

Mad King Thorn: That was interesting, for a time. You did as well as could be expected. But I tire of this. Time for something else!
Mad King Thorn: Here's a little something for all my LOYAL subjects.
Mad King Thorn: (evil laughter)
Mad King Thorn: Ah, I love terrorizing this place.
Mad King Thorn: (evil laughter)

"Your Mad King says" lines[edit]

Mad King Thorn: My loving subjects, did I hear you beckon me? Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: BECKON!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: What a king says is law. And your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: BOW!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: It's far too quiet around here. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: CHEER!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: You must all come to my daunting ferocity. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: COWER!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: This Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: DANCE! Dance for me!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Your Mad Kings Says...
Mad King Thorn: KNEEL! Kneel before your maniacal king!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Let resounding waves of laughter shake the trees and doors! Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: LAUGH!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Shake your heads in disapproval, because someone somewhere has undoubtedly proposed something darkly treasonous! Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: Say NO!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: I'm fond of assigning blame to other people, aren't you? Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: POINT!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: I'll not have my subjects looking like dimwits—even if they are. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: PONDER!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Display a little respect before you lose your head. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: SALUTE!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Subjects! Do you wish to learn the secret to effective diplomacy? Show indifference to everything. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: SHRUG!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Just looking at you standing around makes me feel tired. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: SIT!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Oh, poor little subjects. Have my games worn you all out? Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: Go to SLEEP!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Though I have always been a paragon of generosity, some of my subjects—ungrateful pigs—once expressed discontent. Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: Act SURPRISED!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: My enemies stand before you. What do you do? Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: THREATEN!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: All my subjects crave my attention. Perhaps, I will notice you this time. Your mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: WAVE!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Are you enjoying yourselves? Your Mad King says...
Mad King Thorn: Say YES!
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)

Each of the previous lines can randomly be in its short form where the first sentence is just the following:

Mad King Thorn: Your Mad King says...

Trick lines[edit]

Tricks begin with one of these lines:

Mad King Thorn: I love having courtiers at my beck and call. I doubt any of you knows what that feels like. Oh, perhaps your King will allow you to try it. BECKON!
Mad King Thorn: Bow before me! BOW!
Mad King Thorn: It's a celebration! I expect you to CHEER!
Mad King Thorn: Am I not frightening? COWER!
Mad King Thorn: Listen to the music in your head! DANCE!
Mad King Thorn: I demand a show of fealty. KNEEL!
Mad King Thorn: I thought of a hilarious joke the other day about a sylvari who ran into a minotaur and...I don't remember the rest, but I expect you to LAUGH!
Mad King Thorn: Are you getting tired of this? Do you want me to leave? You'd better say NO!
Mad King Thorn: Who is the most amiable and shrewd ruler in Tyria's history? Here is where you should POINT!
Mad King Thorn: If a sylvari eats a salad, is it cannibalism? That should give you something to think about. Right? PONDER!
Mad King Thorn: Uh-ten-hut! Stomach in! Chest out! Wipe that smirk off your face, soldier! SALUTE!
Mad King Thorn: The other day I lost my head. All I could do was shrug. SHRUG!
Mad King Thorn: (SIT)
Mad King Thorn: I know this festival is thrilling, but you must do as I command, and I command you all to SLEEP!
Mad King Thorn: Queen Salma and I are related. Are you SURPRISED?
Mad King Thorn: To be my subjects, you must be fierce! Menacing! Frightening, even! I want to see you THREATEN!
Mad King Thorn: Your king is among you! Why do you now WAVE?
Mad King Thorn: Do you love me? Are you in awe of my magnificence? Say YES!
Mad King Thorn: Greet your jocular ruler with poise and confidence. Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist! WAVE!
Mad King Thorn: Tremble before my tangerine visage and surly demeanor! COWER!
Mad King Thorn: Your king is among you—do you want me to notice you? Try your best to get my undeserved attention. WAVE!
Mad King Thorn: Exhibit your half-hearted disinterest in all matters that don't involve your Mad King! SHRUG!
Mad King Thorn: Loyal subjects, do flaming gourds not excite you? Give your king an ovation! CHEER!
Mad King Thorn: Do you love me? Are you in awe of my magnificence? Affirm your devotion to your Mad King! Say YES!
Mad King Thorn: Are you getting tired of this? Shall I take my leave? Say NO!
Mad King Thorn: Can you hear the music in my head? I don't care! DANCE! Dance for me!
Mad King Thorn: Close your eyes, loyal subjects! A dream is only a nightmare if it doesn't include your Mad King! Go to SLEEP!
Mad King Thorn: Show your king the respect he deserves. I demand a demonstration of fealty! KNEEL! Kneel before your maniacal king!
Mad King Thorn: Am I not frightening? Do you not fear my conflagrant ferocity? COWER!
Mad King Thorn: I laugh in the face of peril. I command you, attempt to frighten your fearless king! THREATEN!
Mad King Thorn: Do you not know how not to negatively respond to my commands? Be honest. Say NO!
Mad King Thorn: It's a celebration! Show me how much fun you're having! CHEER!
Mad King Thorn: The other day, I lost my head. Occasionally, I lose the heads of my wives and my subjects, too. What do I do about it? SHRUG!

And randomly end with one of these two options:

Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: I did not say "Mad King says!"
Mad King Thorn: (laugh)
Mad King Thorn: Did you hear me say, "Mad King says?" No!

Notes[edit]

  • Due to how event participation functions, players who are outside the orange circle (and could be as far away as the bank area) or simply pass through will be damaged and knocked down if they do not do any emotes and may get stacks of Mad King's Favor. After the event, they will also get teleported to the Mystic Forge cauldron.
  • Using any emote during a "trick" line will knock you down and counts as a miss.
  • Even though Are you getting tired of this? Do you want me to leave? You'd better say NO! is a trick line, the Mad King will knock you down if you do nothing. This does not count as a miss, though.

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