World events

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This page lists major one-time events which were experienced by the entire player base of Kingdom of Loathing. Some of these events provided a narrative explanation to smooth over changes in the underlying mechanics of the game. A few were in response to major bugs or catastrophic player data loss. Many were just for fun. This content is no longer available in the game, but is recorded here for historical interest.

History of world events in the Kingdom of Loathing

2004

July 28 – November 23: Protests over the slaughter of Knott Yetis lead to Yeti depopulation.
August 4: Initial conflict with the Penguin Mafia
August 8: Black Sunday (major bug exploitation)
August 8 – 10: The Huge Cannon
November 18 – January 19, 2005: Knott Yeti repopulation drive, booze drive, and naming contest.

2005

June 9: Ascension implemented
October 11 – November 5: Columbus Day and The Gray Plague
October 26 – 27: White Wednesday (massive player data loss)
October 28 – November 30: A Temporal Rift
November 1 – 7: Zombie Cure
December 20 – January 1: Crimbo 2005 (Elves on Strike)

2006

May 15 – June 3: The LAAAAME Observatory and The Comet
December 1 – 31: Crimboween

2007

June 17 – 25: Nothing To Worry About (culminated with the introduction of NS13)
June 18 – 24: The Grim Grimacite Site
June 21 – August 14: A Secretive Mason
December 7 – 12: The Sinister Dodecahedron
December 12 – 31: Crimbo 2007 (Crimborg)

2008

October 27 – 31: Mutant Halloween
December 8 – 31: Crimbo 2008 (Mutant Elves vs. Mafia Penguins)

2009

January 1 – 6: Crimbomination
July 21 – September 10: Unexplained Tremors (spell MP costs changed)
October 26 – 31: Arborween
December 15 – 31: Crimbo 2009 (Mafia Crimbo)

2010

September 1 – 15: Bigg's Dig
October 25 – 31: A Skeleton Invasion! (Seaside Town revamp)
December 3 – 25: Crimbopolis
December 15 – 31: Crimbo 2010 (CRIMBCO)

2011

May 3 – 17: Valhalla Invasion (ascension revamp)
June 28 – July 3: A Pile of Old Servers (game server failure)
October 16 – November 1: The Haunted Sorority House
November 30 – January 3: Crimbo 2011 (The Candy Diorama)

2012

June 12 – July 1: Brushfires (back item slot introduced)
October 24 – November 1: Silent Invasion
December 15 – December 31: Crimbo 2012 (Crimboku!)

2013

September 24 – 26: Infernal Incursion (Seal Clubber skill revamp)
October 19 – 24: The Space Odyssey Discotheque (Disco Bandit skill revamp)
October 29 – November 2: Wandering Accordionists (Accordion Thief skill revamp)
November 6 – 10: The Spirit World (Turtle Tamer skill revamp)
November 13 – 16: Peripatetic Pasta (Sauceror and Pastamancer skill revamps)
December 15 - January 6: Crimbo 2013 (Warbears)

2014

May 24: Twitch Livestream World Event I
June 22: Twitch Livestream World Event II
July 26: Twitch Livestream World Event III
August 24: Twitch Livestream World Event IV
September 27: Twitch Livestream World Event V
November 22: Twitch Livestream World Event VI
December 8 - January 1: Crimbo 2014 (Crimbots)

2015

December 15 - January 3: Crimbo 2015 (Hippy Elves vs. Reindeer Collective)

2016

October 28 - November 5: Eldritch Incursion
December 13 - January 11: Crimbo 2016 (The Crimbuddha)

2017

January 24 - February 8: Second Eldritch Incursion