Learn more about this sinister celebration in the WildStar galaxy!
Not to be left out of the Halloween festivities, the guys and gals over at Carbine aren't going to let a little detail like their game not being out yet stand in their way. Today Carbine dev Chad "Pappy" Moore dropped a new blog article detailing Shade's Eve - the WildStar galaxy's rendition of Halloween!
The history of the holiday is pretty sinister, originating on the planet Cassus with the onset of a deadly plague. That planet's initial settlers were hit hard, and it was all they could do just to survive. For how long though? Then, came was a ray of hope.
"But just when it seemed that all hope was lost, they discovered a young girl with a natural immunity to the deadly disease, and her blood was used to create a life-saving vaccine that was quickly distributed amongst the survivors."
What started as a grim event turned into a celebration of survival:
"Each year following the devastation of the plague, which came to be known as the Shades, human settlers celebrated their salvation - and, over thousands of years, a cultural mythology developed to depict the events that had taken place. The plague itself was personified as a dark and sinister figure known as Jack Shade, while the young girl whose blood was used to create the vaccine became known as the Angel. Festive rites and rituals were established based on other elements of the myth, and in time the celebration became known as Shade's Eve."
I can't wait to meet this Jack Shade character. Or maybe I can. It sounds like he might sting a bit! There's much more detail to be had about the festivities surrounding Shade's Eve over on the official WildStar blog, so go check it out!
Bill "Lethality" Leonard