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Released May 19, Town Events are events occurring in the Hamlet of The Darkest Dungeon. Town Events add variety to the overall campaign and also provide additional personality to the Hamlet itself! In some cases, the events are related to Quests. For example, the ALL SAINTS DAY event always proceeds after successfully completing the Ruins Gather Holy Relics Quest. ALL SAINTS DAY sends the Abbey into a zealous celebration, and makes all treatments there free for that week!. We like this example as it helps answer a common community concern on the value of the various gather/destroy quests that we’ve had in the game for a long time, and have been criticized for their loss in value due to inventory restrictions.

Description[edit | edit source]

‘Town Events’ are designed to add variety to the Hamlet over the course of a campaign. Upon returning from an expedition, there is a chance for a thematic event to trigger in town – this functions akin to a deck of event cards. You can toggle the frequency of Town Event in the gameplay options. Generally, most events are positive so it is recommended that you set this at "plentiful".

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The Crimson Court
Exclusive to The Crimson Court
The Shieldbreaker DLC
Exclusive to The Shieldbreaker DLC

Events[edit | edit source]

Events about Next Quest[edit | edit source]

Event Image Positive Event Name Description Effect
Valiant Spirit.pngThey were a fearsome lot - gritted teeth, distant stares; and between them, an unbreakable bond of fellowship. Valiant Spirit "They were a fearsome lot - gritted teeth, distant stares; and between them, an unbreakable bond of fellowship." Party Gains +15% Virtue Chance on Next Quest
Bumper Crop.png Bumper Crop "Nearby farmers have banded together, increasing security in an effort to protect the healthy livestock and crops upon which the Hamlet depends." Supply costs change by -100%,
Provision costs change by -100%
Silence in The Crypts.png Silence in The Crypts "Reports from the hill cottages confirm a welcome reduction in the general aire of malaise in and around the old ruins." Party Gains +33% Resolve XP in Ruins on Next Quest
Party Gain +15% DMG in Ruins on Next Quest
Sunshine in the Thicket.png Sunshine in the Thicket "Wholesome plant life has been spotted in the surrounding wood - a rarity in these parts."' Party Gains +33% Resolve XP in Weald on Next Quest,
Party Gain +15% DMG in Weald on Next Quest
Fresh Air in the Tunnels.png Fresh Air in the Tunnels "West side residents have expressed relief at the abatement of the nauseating odour emanating from the ancient aquaducts." Party Gains +33% Resolve XP in Warrens on Next Quest,
Party Gain +15% DMG in Warrens on Next Quest
Gentle Tide.png Gentle Tide "Superstitious mariners rejoiced earlier today at news that unspeakable eldritch evil no longer threaten their cargo." Party Gains +33% Resolve XP in Cove on Next Quest,
Party Gain +15% DMG in Cove on Next Quest
Supply Run.png Supply Run "Met at the bridge by a jubilant crowd, the Caretaker credits a thick fog and an early departure time for the wagon's safe arrival." Supply costs change by -50%,
Provision costs change by -50%
Helping Hand.png Helping Hand "Putting aside ego does not come easily for such seasoned survivors, but the new recruits are palpably grateful for the assistance." Level Restrictions Removed for Next Quest
Town event.image bright light.png
In Radiance
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"The light seems to be rallying against the evil energies that cloak the region, finding its way into the deepest recesses and providing a fleeting advantage to the active militia." Torchlight dims much more slowly this week
Event Image Negative Event Name Description Effect
The Dark is Rising.png The Dark is Rising "Despondency and ambivalence seem to be on the wind. Many adventurers confess to having a troubled disposition, even here, in the relative safety of the Hamlet." Party Gains -15% Virtue Chance on Next Quest
Lost Shipment.png Lost Shipment "Yet another cargo vessel has sunk off the coast, and the surviving crew have proven distressingly evasive concerning the particulars of this latest nautical nightmare." Supply Quantities change by -50%, Provision quantities change by -50%

Events about Town Activities[edit | edit source]

Event Image Positive Event Name Description Effect
A Job Well Done.png A Job Well Done "He stayed up working for days, inspired by the rare quality of his materials, and determined to do them justice with his own skill." Free Upgrade: Armour x 1
Lost and Found.png Lost and Found "In the end, the hours of rooting through the old barrels and forgotten weapon racks bore fruit!" Free Upgrade: Weapon x 1
Labour Force.png Labour Force "Historically, seasonal labourers have been loath to make the harsh journey along the Old Road, but harsh economic conditions have driven them to desperation." Free Upgrade: Building x 1
Town Fair.png Town Fair The town is alive with wild merriment and desperate jubilation!

"The town is alight with a spirit of goodwill and revelry, but this life-affirming attitude is not predicted to last long."

All Stress Relief Activities & Sanitarium Free
A Ray of Sunlight.png A Ray of Sunlight "This pleasant weather comes as a welcome change, particularly for those currently enjoying a period of convalescence." All Stress Relief Activities More Effective
One Good Week.png One Good Week "...And while the campaign continues to drag on, recent events have emboldened the standing roster. Confidence is reported to be at an all-time high." All Idle Heroes +33% Stress Heals
Mardis Gras.png Mardis Gras "The Tavern will be open later than normal throughout the celebration, and residents are asked to maintain some semblance of decorum when leaving after midnight." Bar is Free,
Gambling Hall is Free,
Brothel is Free
Empty Kegs.png Empty Kegs "Ironically, those most vocal concerning the current dearth of spirits and mead are the same patrons whose unrestrained exuberance the night before exhausted the supply." Bar is Locked,
Gambling Hall costs change by -50%,
Brothel costs change by -50%
Daylight Robbery.png Daylight Robbery "Operations will be suspended temporarily, but given the limited avenues of egress from the Hamlet, officials are optimistic the thieves will be apprehended shortly." Gambling Hall is Locked,
Bar costs change by -50%,
Brothel costs change by -50%
Laundry Day.png Laundry Day "Bedsheets and pillowcases gleam white on the line, their lascivious history easily erased, unlike the consciences of those who sullied them." Brothel is Locked,
Gambling Hall costs change by -50%,
Bar costs change by -50%
All Saints Day.png All Saints Day "The abbey will be decorated for the duration of the event, and all are welcome to visit during the extended hours." Cloister is Free,
Transept is Free,
Penance Hall is Free
Noisy Repairs.png Noisy Repairs "Indeed, the elements have not been kind to the old abbey; the very soil itself seems to reject the place. The work is expected to last through the week." Cloister is Locked,
Transept costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs change by -50%
Absent Abbot.png Absent Abbot "The Abbot has sequestered himself in the wine cellar, ostensibly to consider how best to help his parishioners cope with the deluge of godless horrors that plague these lands." Transept is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Penance Hall costs by -50%
Cell Cleaning.png Cell Cleaning "The Abbot will not comment on the condition of the Penance Hall at this time, except to say that he expects normal operations to be resumed shortly." Penance Hall is Locked,
Cloister costs change by -50%,
Transept costs change by -50%
Caregivers convention.png Caregivers Convention "Among the visiting delegation are experts in corporeal and cognitive disability, as well as several forensic specialists." Sanitarium is Free
Medical Breakthrough.png Medical Breakthrough "The time and gold were not spent in vain, however, as today caregivers announced they have succeeded in concocting as effective antidote." Medical Devices is Free
Nomad New Year.png Nomad New Year "The collection is indeed impressive, and all the more appealing when one takes notice of the discounted prices." Trinkets discounted 50%
Labour Force.png Cornerstone
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"The resurrection of our ramshackle hamlet has lured brave artisans who see potential in the vacant lots surrounding the town square!" 1 Blueprint awarded!
This event appears between week 7 and 10,
and only occurs once.
Event Image Negative Event Name Description Effect
The Miserable Dark.png The Miserable Dark "... As one man put it, "Somethin' aint right with them shadows - movin' and twistin' as they do." Residents are advised to stay indoors until daybreak." All Stress Relief Activities Less Effective

Events about Heroes and Resolve XP[edit | edit source]

Event Image Positive Event Name Description Effect
Revelry.png Revelry "Debaucherous and decadent in the extreme, several nomadic warriors have wandered into the Hamlet in search of a glorious death. We can only hope they find it quickly." You get 2 Hellions you may add to your roster
Leper Colony.png Leper Colony Cast out from the "civilized" world, these men may yet be of use to us.

"One cannot help but admire these unfortunate souls - they bear their burden with a grace and humility seldom seen in the able-bodied."

You get 2 Lepers you may add to your roster
Wyrd Council.png Wyrd Council "While strange utterances and unsettling chants typically characterize such events, we have been assured there is no real danger present in the rituals themselves." You get 2 Occultists you may add to your roster
Rumor of Riches.png Rumor of Riches Risk and reward - a siren's call to the enterprising stalker.

"Quiet and reserved, these men are professionals, compelled not by the scent of blood, but rather the gleam of gold."

You get 2 Bounty Hunters you may add to your roster
Holy Gathering.png Holy Gathering "The sisters of St. Martha's will lead the service with a chorus of 'We Are The Flame', after which they will be accepting confessions in the lower hall." You get 2 Vestals you may add to your roster
Antique Roadshow.png Antique Roadshow There is, indeed, no better place for those in search of rarities and forgotten lore...

"...the recently recovered cache has excited local enthusiasts, and drawn the attention of experts in the neighboring regions."

You get 2 Antiquarians you may add to your roster
Call of the Crusade.png Call of the Crusade "...Inexplicably, however, only two have arrived. It appears that the Abbot's earnest appeals have been answered, albeit with mocking cruelty." You get 2 Crusaders you may add to your roster
A Gibbous Moon.png A Gibbous Moon "...and it is during such lunar phases that many residents report shrieks and howls of the most profoundly unnerving quality." Idle Abominations gain 1 Resolve Level
Plague.png The Plague A new enemy - insipid and incurable.

"The shadow of sickness and disease has cast itself upon our hamlet, and with it - panic."

Idle Plague Doctors gain 1 Resolve Level
Eat the Rich.png Eat the Rich "Most curious of all, however, is the absent of any evidence in the crypt itself. Nevertheless, the chest was found open, and its contents conspicuously missing." Idle Grave Robbers gain 1 Resolve Level
Rats Among Us.png Rats Among Us "Threats to our collective safety are never in short supply, but this week our local constabulary received a welcome augmentation..." Idle Houndmasters gain 1 Resolve Level
Idle Busking.png Idle Busking "The music itself is damnably familiar, and yet, strangely unplaceable. Is it the instrument's odd tuning, or some inhuman quality in the bard's fingers?" Idle Jesters gain 1 Resolve Level
Archery Tournament.png Archery Tournament "The keenest eye and steadiest hand will prevail during this week's tournament. The winner will receive the coveted Caretaker's Cup." Idle Arbalests gain 1 Resolve Level
Idle Musketeers* gain 1 Resolve Level
Laying Low.png Laying Low "In the ensuing melee, two of the men escaped the scene and are said to be at large. They are most assuredly armed, dangerous, and desperate." Idle Highwaymen gain 1 Resolve Level
Militia Training.png Militia Training "The veteran Sergent will be demonstrating his training regimen in front of the guild hall every night for the next week. All those concerned with self preservation are encouraged to attend." Idle Men-at-Arms gain 1 Resolve Level
A Day Long Awaited.png A Day Long Awaited "Word of our predicament has spread, and a new crop of aspiring corpses step from the stagecoach..." Stagecoach has an additional 6 recruits for this week.
Town event flagellant one.png Blood Scourge
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"There are some who believe that only a litany of blood and suffering can cleanse sickness in the land. Here is one who will do his part." The Flagellant can now be found in the Stage Coach.
You may also add 1 to your roster.

This event only appears on week 5,
and only occurs once.
Town event flagellant two.png Blood Pilgrimage
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"Unsettling in the extreme, several of the church's more zealous advocates have wandered into the Hamlet in search of a glorious death. We hope they find it quickly." You get 2 Flagellants you may add to your roster
Town event shieldbreaker one.png A Desert Wind
The Shieldbreaker DLC Exclusive
"A sandstorm of rumours and half-truths swirl around the newcomer." The Shieldbreaker can now be found in the Stage Coach.
You may also add 1 to your roster.

This event appears every time after week 3,
but only occurs once.
Town event shieldbreaker two.png The Adder's Kiss
The Shieldbreaker DLC Exclusive
"Graceful and deadly, these elegant executioners are welcome additions to the standing army." You get 2 Shieldbreakers you may add to your roster
  • Musketeers were a Kickstarter backer reward which was a reskin of the Arbalest.

Special Events[edit | edit source]

Event Image Event Name Description Effect
From Beyond.png From Beyond "By hateful curse or malign miracle, it seems even death may be defied in this damnable place. Only ONE of these soldiers can be returned to the living..." You get a choice of 1 of 3 random heroes from your graveyard to resurrect. The resurrected hero will keep their resolve level, but their skills, armour and weapon will be lost.
Brigand Incursion.png Brigand Incursion "To arms! A brigand raiding party is descending upon the Hamlet with explosive fury and murderous intent!" Triggers Plot Quest: Wolves at the Door, a lvl 6 mission involving fighting bandits attempting to raid the town lead by their leader, The Vvulf. There are three potential Ancestor's Knapsacks available on the map.
Trinket retention.png A Thief in the Night "In the end, however, the damnable thing managed to get away with its prize; the Hamlet's coffers all the poorer for having hosted the unwanted guest." "The Shrieker has stolen 8 of your Trinkets!"
Triggers Plot Quest: your party fights the Shrieker and attempt to gain the treasures it has collected from you. Should your heroes survive, the trinkets will be given as Quest Rewards after choosing to return to the Hamlet.
Crow trinket event.png Shrieker's Prize "Stunned by the apparent value of the thing concealed amidst its putrid feathers, onlookers wondered if a trek to its perch might not be in order..." Triggers Plot Quest: Shrieker's Prize, a mission in the Weald where your party fights the Horrid Shrieker and attempt to gain the treasures it has collected.
Town event infestation.png A Maddening Whine
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"Intolerable! Clouds of mosquitoes and other, less identifiable pests continue to descend upon the Hamlet with maddening persistence! Illness and irritation abound" Triggers Plot Quest: Burn the Hives, a mission in The Courtyard.
This event only appears on week 3, and only occurs once.
Town event infestation.png The Town is Abuzz!
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"A crumbling stone entry to a forgotten labyrinthian garden has been uncovered! The discoverer, sadly, has perished from innumerable insect stings. Concern rises." Stress reduction activities in town are slightly less effective.

Only triggers if the quest "Burn the Hives" is not completed after it becomes available. This event will keep repeating unless a priority event occurs (such as Blood Scourge) or "Burn the Hives" is completed.
Town event fanatic.png Heresy in the Blood
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"An excommunicated madman has responded to the growing infestation in kind. Fulled by conviction, he is merciless, and plies his trade with extreme prejudice." Triggers The Fanatic to spawn if at least two of your heroes who enter the next Veteran or Champion level dungeon have the Crimson Curse. 20% chance with 2-3 heroes, 75% chance with 4.
Town event remove vampire.png A Veil Lifted
The Crimson Court Exclusive
"The haze of contagion has abated, due in no small part to the recent triumph over whatever age-old horror was lurking behind the long-sealed courtyard gate." Removes the Crimson Curse from all affected heroes.

This event only occurs after beating the Baron, Viscount or Countess

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While most of the town events have their own unique image, Valiant Spirit and Helping Hand share an image as well as Labour Force with Cornerstone and A Maddening Whine with The Town is Abuzz!
Buildings MiniScrollpip.png Abbey MiniScrollpip.png Blacksmith MiniScrollpip.png Guild MiniScrollpip.png Nomad Wagon MiniScrollpip.png Sanitarium MiniScrollpip.png Stage Coach MiniScrollpip.png Survivalist MiniScrollpip.png Tavern
Special MiniScrollpip.png Ancestor's Memoirs MiniScrollpip.png Graveyard MiniScrollpip.png Town Events
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