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Dark Harvest is a seasonal event in Dauntless. It usually takes place in October/November, and corresponds with the real-word celebration of Halloween. Ramsgate transforms from a fair port city into a mysterious nightscape, as the Unseen seize the moment to spread their dark corruption throughout the Shattered Isles.

Lore[ | ]

During the Dark Harvest, the Unseen, a doomsday cult, become active, and can be spotted around Ramsgate. This shadowy group deals in dark arts, and with each cycle of seasons seem to grow more powerful and increasingly restless from hiding in the shadows.

Rumours swirl as enigmatic Unseen communications begin appearing in Ramsgate, offering clues as to their latest schemes. The Night Hunters, an order of witch hunters, also emerge, to combat the Unseen and halt whatever foul plans they have in store.

Dark Harvest 2017[ | ]

Players were challenged in event hunts, with multiple behemoths, completing these hunts rewarded the players Dark Harvest themed items, such as the Dark Harvest flare and Harvest Pumpkin Sigil.

Dark Harvest 2018[ | ]

Players received a series of clues and puzzles, which ended with the reveal of the fearsome Riftstalker, and rewarded players with the Unseen Armour set, the Unseen Flare, and the Unseen Sigil. A host of Unseen and Halloween themed items were available in the store. Details are described on the Unseen page.

Dark Harvest 2019[ | ]

Players were once again drawn into an ARG, solving clues, puzzles, and extracting cryptic symbols from many Dauntless sources, including the website, the Unseen Twitter account, and Dauntless partner streams and content, and watching as candles were lit in the Unseen Twitter's banner. After the ARG was completed, all players received the Callous Cacophony and Dark Harvest flares. Details are described on the Unseen page.

The end of the ARG closely coincided with the launch of the Haunted Shadows Hunt Pass, as well as the addition of more Unseen-themed cosmetics to the store.

Dark Harvest 2020[ | ]

The Unseen descended on Ramsgate as the Dark Harvest event returned from Oct 26, 2020 and lasted till Nov 2, 2020. It introduced a variety of new additions ranging from Honest Ozz and Curiosities to Shrowd Effigies and the time-limited Unseen Summons event hunts.

Slayers were able to destroy the wooden Shrowd Effigies located on the islands for a chance to receive a treat, either in the form of Curiosities or Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins, or get tricked into facing something lethal. The Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins could be spent at Honest Ozz's event store to purchase event-based cosmetics and Curiosities.

For a limited duration from Oct 26 to Oct 30, Slayers could track down new Unseen lore nodes in Ramsgate for cryptic clues that led to the location of Unseen portals on the islands. Entering a portal granted the entire party a 10% damage increase, once per hunt.

The Unseen Summons event hunt was available in two difficulties where Slayers had to defeat a Shrowd while managing braziers before the Unseen cultists completed their ritual with all 8 braziers lit. Rewards included Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins, as well as The Reaper title and The Unseen Crown if the Shrowd was slayed with 7 out of 8 braziers lit in the Nevermore difficulty.

The Store brought back Dark Harvest themed items, including the Catspaws strikers skin, Harvester's Head transmog and the Xylobones emote. The Vault also brought back some items from the Haunted Shadows Hunt Pass which could be bought using Vault Coin Icon 001Vault Coins.

Dark Harvest 2021[ | ]

Ramsgate plunged back into darkness as the Dark Harvest event returned from Oct 21, 2021 and lasted till Nov 1, 2021. The Unseen Summons event hunts, Shrowd Effigies, Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins event currency and Dark Harvest themed cosmetics and rumours were brought back for a limited time.

Slayers could unlock rumours for unique Unseen cosmetics by collecting all six Unseen gifts hidden in Ramsgate. A variety of Unseen cosmetics including weapon and armour skins as well as the free Unseen Neophyte Event Pass could be unlocked after completing the quests available at the Mysterious Notes, located at an Unseen ritual area behind Dr. Priyani’s location.

Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins, which could be earned by completing the Unseen Summons event hunts, breaking parts of Behemoths (with bonus coins for breaking Umbral Icon Umbral Behemoth parts) and a chance after destroying Shrowd Effigies located on the Hunting Grounds. The Unseen Summons event hunt returned, with the new Lord of Shadow title, along with The Unseen Crown as the reward for slaying the Shrowd with 7 out of 8 braziers lit in the Nevermore difficulty.

A new dire variant, Bloodshot Shrowd, was introduced and could be encountered at Twilight Sanctuary during the Ritual of Blood island event. Breaking the head or tail of an aethercharged Bloodshot Shrowd dropped the new Shadow Scythe rumour which rewarded Slayers with the Shadow Scythe Axe skin.

New cosmetics were added to the Store which included The Debt Collector Axe skin, Harbinger (Glider) skin, Grinning Phantom lantern skin and more. Phoenix Labs also held a cosplay contest during Dark Harvest, where participants could dress up as a Slayer, NPC, Behemoth or any other fauna, and then post their photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DauntlessCosplay. Three winners would win an Ultimate Unseen Prize Pack containing $100+ in prizes, including Dark Harvest cosmetics and 5000 Platinum Icon 001Platinum.

Dark Harvest 2022[ | ]

The Dark Harvest event returned from Oct 13, 2022 till Nov 3, 2022 and brought back the Unseen Summons event hunts, Shrowd Effigies, cipher quests from the Mysterious Notes and Rumours from the hidden Unseen gifts in Ramsgate. The event store cosmetics and Curiosities were also brought back to be purchased using the Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins event currency.

"As the city lights start to flicker and a chilling aridity sweeps across the Shattered Isles, the city of Ramsgate is once again thrust into a period of perpetual darkness."

The free Unseen Neophyte pass also returned as a reward for completing the Mysterious Notes cipher quests, while the Unseen Armour set was introduced in the Store as a bundle, which also included 2300 Platinum Icon 001Platinum. A Dark Harvest Starter Kit was also made available in the Store, which included 300 Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins and the Oculus Umbra lantern skin.

Slayers would now encounter a Bloodshot Shrowd in the Unseen Summons: Nevermore event hunt, instead of a regular Shrowd from the past years. On slaying the Bloodshot Shrowd with 7 out of 8 braziers lit, Slayers were rewarded with The Unseen Eternal title and The Unseen Crown.

The Dark Harvest Cosplay Contest was also brought back, with the Dark Harvest Prize Pack containing $100+ in prizes, Dark Harvest themed cosmetics and 5000 Platinum Icon 001Platinum as a reward to the winners with the best costumes.

Dark Harvest 2023[ | ]

The Dark Harvest event returned from Oct 19, 2023 till Nov 2, 2023 and was celebrated in almost the same way as the Dark Harvest 2022 event.

It brought back the Unseen Summons event hunts and Shrowd Effigies as well as the Rumours and cipher quests from the Mysterious Notes and the Unseen gifts hidden in Ramsgate. Dark Harvest themed cosmetics and Curiosities at Honest Ozz's event store were also brought back, which could be purchased using Harvest Coin Icon Harvest Coins.

The free Unseen Neophyte pass also returned as a reward for completing the Mysterious Notes cipher quests. Slayers were rewarded with The Unseen Eternal title from the previous year and The Unseen Crown on slaying the Bloodshot Shrowd with 7 out of 8 braziers lit.

The Dark Harvest Starter Kit from the previous year as well as other returning Dark Harvest themed cosmetics were available in the Store for a limited time. The Fashion Slayer contest was also held from Oct 19, where Slayers could share their in-game Slayer fashion using the hashtag #DHFashionSlayer on Twitter and Instagram. At the end of Dark Harvest, 5 winners were chosen and rewarded with special prizes.

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