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As the Eclipse approaches, the forces of shadow are emboldened by the impending darkness and seek to snuff out the light with a massive invasion. Trovians around the world must gather their strength and take the fight to them!
 

Portal to Darkness is an event which features 8 Golden Thread quests, having the players fight the forces of Shadow in the Everdark. It came immediately after the Gathering Light event, and introduced the Eclipse update.

It started in August 8, 2017 and lasted through August 21.

During the event, Shadow Serfs will spawn in the Treasure Isles and Haunted Isles biomes; the Serfs in the Haunted Isles grant Shadowy Schematics when killed. It also introduces the Atoll of Madness biome, the enemies in which can drop 5 event-specific weapon styles: the Void Pounder, Voidcoil Raygun, Chaotic Conk Buster, Void Singer and Fractal Fighting Fork.

It awards the Shadow Sight Helm style partway through the questline, and the Shadowy Schematics dropped from Shadow Serfs can be used to craft Mysterious Portals to access the Atoll of Madness.

List of Quests
Name Description How to complete Reward
Defeat Shadows in Treasure Isles  The Sun-Touched Shimmerwing, who has been silent for a long time, suddenly speaks, 'Shadows have been spotted underwater in the Treasure Isles! You must discover why.' Defeat 100 Shadow Serfs in the Treasure Isles biome (underwater in Prime or Primordial Worlds) Shadowy Schematic small Shadowy Schematic
Collect Shadowy Schematics from Shadows  'They seem to have just been an advance guard. The main invasion force are in the Drowned Worlds, in the Haunted Isles. This recipe is just a fragment of some sort of teleportation portal. If we can get enough of them, we may be able to go to where the Shadows came from, and stop this invasion. Not every Shadow will be carrying them, but enough will.' Defeat Shadow Serfs in the Haunted Isles (Cursed Vale in the Drowned World) until you get 10 Shadowy Schematics Double Experience Potion small Double Experience Potion
Craft a Portal  'These schematics describe how to build a portal to where these Shadows are coming from. Seek out the Wheel of Seasons in the Hub again, and craft the portal. Make one appropriate to your power.' Craft a Mysterious Portal in the Wheel of Seasons (Using the 10 Shadowy Schematics earned from previous quests) Chaos Core small Chaos Core
Defeat Nearby Enemies on the Other Side  'This portal roils with chaos, but it will take you to the source of the Shadows. Place it and go through. Clear a landing area for us.' Go through the Mysterious Portal and defeat 100 Shadow Serfs or Phosphage Shadows in the Atoll of Madness Chaos Chest small Chaos Chest x 5
Defeat a Darknik Warbot  They must have a leader, possibly a Darknik Warbot. If you defeat it, it may possess information about their goals. Defeat 1 Darknik Warbot in the Atoll of Madness (Mysterious Portal world) Shadow Sight Helm small Shadow Sight Helm
Defeat Distant Foes  There was no obvious information on that Darknik Warbot... but the Shadow Sight Helm it was carrying has some amazing properties! Looking through it, you can see something ominous in the distance. Something gigantic, labyrinthine, and terrifying. Great threat seems to emanate from it. 'That is where the great battle will take place,' the Sun-Touched Shimmerwing says, 'Clear a path to it. Destroy the defensive enemy clusters at the edge of the island' Defeat 200 Shadow Nautiluses or Shadow Stiltstitchers near the edge of the Atoll of Madness (Machineguns and Darknik Warbots don't count) Chaos Core small Chaos Core x 2
Defeat Enemies in the Atoll of Madness  'The lava blocks our advance, but I have a battle plan. The Shadows use necrotic bridges that do not appear for you. Defeating the guardians at the edges of the Atoll of Madness wreathes you with a swirl of shadow stuff. If enough Trovians do this, you shall seem as they do, and the bridges will work for you. A pathway shall form across the fires, and we shall take the fight to them! Go through the Mysterious Portal and defeat 500 enemies of any type in the Atoll of Madness (Machineguns don't count) Diamond Dragonite small Diamond Dragonite x 25
Defeat Enemies  The defensive enemies have some new weapons, if you desire to collect them. But you have done your part. If your peers persist, we shall find the path forward and take the battle to the Shadows' home. Rest for now, champion, but keep your edge. A reckoning will soon be due, by your hand. Defeat 500 enemies of any type Chaos Chest small Chaos Chest x 5
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