Forge of Empires Halloween quests list with 2014 answers

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 23, 2014

That time has arrived within Forge of Empires, heading towards Halloween 2014 the quests list will need to be completed for those of you wanting the Haunted House. The tasks will each come with a riddle from Jack O’ Lantern and each completed quest will deliver either a named reward, or something random.

The first Decorate or die quest is exactly the same start we saw in 2013, although the other riddles are very different and bring various surprises to attain. Below, we will display the full Forge of Empires Halloween quests in a simple list with answers for the 2014 event.


Prepare for Halloween, Decorate or die! – Titled Milquetoast, the answer is simple and requires you to build five decorations of any age to complete this task. The reward will be random, but as we mentioned in our Halloween event news, we receive 70,000 supplies in the Postmodern Era.


Walk or Wane! – this riddle is titled Fraidy-Cat and asks for gamers to make Jack O’ Lantern smile, mile by mile. There’s 12 things to build within this task, although we built one Alley and this completed 7 of the 12. It’s not clear why that was, especially considering the next Alley, trail, path, and even a promenade counted as 1 each. You’ll gain a random reward and for us, this was a blueprint.

Five or Forget! – the third quest comes with the riddle “go on produce, but do it fast, five times five and the reward will be vast”. This is titled Poltroon, although the clue came within the 5×5 statement and clearly directed us to producing something 5 times with a 5-minute production time. We received another random reward, which this time delivered a medium Forge Points Package.

Spend or Spare! – Titled Mollycoddle, this riddle asks “Listen up, women and men: You get one per hour, until you have ten. I ask you to spend them this time around, use ten of them and for a reward you’ll be bound”. The answer again is pretty obvious, you need to spend 10 forge points to finish this task for a random reward.

Build or Begone! – Weak Kitten is the title of this riddle, which states “It rhymes with spouse, it rhymes with mouse – construct it twice to claim my prize. Here is another clue – people live there, too”. The answer is simply to construct two houses from any era, so feel free to build a hut if you won’t want it.

Riddle or remorse – the Cowardly Custard riddle states, “I give pots and bowls and jars to you; amphoras, cans, and flagons, too. You know me? Then you’re almost done, build me now and you’ll have won”. This is easy to complete, especially for any of our readers that have been playing this game for a while. Just build a Pottery from the Production Buildings menu, then collect your reward.

Idea or idle! – with the Pantywaist quest, you are given this riddle “You won’t regret listening to me, if you go now on a researching spree. This riddle will be solved by thee, and I will reward you handsomely”. Just head to your technology tree and research, although this might take a little time if you don’t have the resources.

Hire or hinder! – the Brave Chicken needs to “Enlist more men, but make it ten. It sounds a lot but it is not. Any unit does the trick: hire, fire, make it quick”. The task has 10 to complete, all you need to do is train from the military menu and Spearfighters will do thanks to being so quick to create.

Visit or Vain! – this quest is titled Yellow-Belly and the riddle states, “This time let me be explicit, 23 people await your visit. Do what you like in their towns, as long as it’s nice an doesn’t cause frowns”. All you need to do is visit people in your friends, Guild, and Neighbors then support them with 23 polishes or motivates.

Sell or squall! – with the Recreant quest we get the riddle “A residential, a decoration and a street, but that is not all that I need. Add a production, goods and culture site, if you sell one of each you’ll do it right”. This is pretty much self explanatory, you just need to build each of the mentioned buildings and then delete them.

Goods or grief! – the Caitiff King riddle details “Stone, marble, wine or woods, I want to see you gather goods. If you collect at least 24, this riddle’s reward you will score”. Again, you obviously need to collect 24 from any of the mention goods.

Explore or extinction! – this riddle is titled Daring Dastard. It explains, “Onwards, that is the only way, send out your scout, don’t let him stay”. Go to the continent map and scout a new province.

Produce or perish! – the Foolish Fool quest offers up this riddle, “It takes a day, but gives you supplies. I dare you to do it, not once, but twice”. Pick any production building and produce something that takes a day, twice, although you will need to wait unless you want to spend diamonds to finish the production right away.

Take or torment! – this quest is titled Pet Mouse, which includes a riddle “It is Halloween, the time to be mean. It remains to be seen if you go with extreme or rather demean. Just turn your map green”. Thanks to the map hint, you just need to attack sectors in a province until all of it is green.

Contribute or quiet! – the Lord of Misrule quest includes this riddle “Not small, not medium, not large, it is the Great ones you have to charge. Twelve points have to be invested, do it now, it is requested! If you are not able to do this, research a technology for the miss”. All you need to do is spend 12 forge points on a Great Building and after completing this quest you gain the Count portrait.

Sell or sorrow! – the Faintheart quest asks “room is scarce for all the dead, so let me see your house of dread. Once I’m finished with that scary place, I promise: There will be enough space”. You receive one Old Graveyard after completing this task, so to complete it you only need to sell your old Graveyard or 3 current age buildings.

What Forge of Empires Halloween quest have you reached and did you get stuck on any riddles? You need to complete all quests by November 5th, which is the end date for this Forge of Empires Halloween event. This story is developing, so check back as more quests, riddles, and answers are added above. Remember to leave your problems and experience in the comments below.

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Also See: Forge of Empires Halloween 2016 quest list for answers

  • Anne Williamson

    My registration on the site states I am female so why on earth do I get a ‘Count’ picture instead of the female version?

  • Stephanie Johanesen

    If you don’t want to sell big buildings, a 1×1 contemporary decoration will work on Sell or Sorrow

  • Guest

    How do you use forge points on great buildings. I can’t figure it out

  • Guest

    Same for me. Got message. Congratulation you have finished all Halloween requests. But no graveyard or haunted house.

    • Maximus Cyandooh



    guys pls, how can I contribute on a Great Buiding?? i donΒ΄t if I have a old version of the or what, but I just cant work with great buildings or find a Guild.

    • Rekcednath

      Find a great building from a neighbor or research a technology.

  • Mocks

    Same here. Do we have to wait untill Nov 5th to get the reward??

    • Rekcednath

      Rewards are in inventory.

  • guest

    I completed all but I didn’t get a haunted house. Was I supposed to get an expansion and a haunted house?

    • Rekcednath

      After finishing all quests you will have a graveyard and a haunted house

  • guest

    i dont understand sell or sorrow

    • MikeSW17

      If you already have a Graveyard, Sell it. That might be all you need do.
      If not, then sell any three buildings (Houses, Goods, Production, Culture) that come from your current age e.g. Late Middle Ages.

    • Rekcednath

      Build 3 buildings from your current age and then sell them. You don;t have to wait for it to finish building either. I used the cheapest decoration for this one.

  • Kerry

    Ok I just started the Halloween quest on my second map and for Walk or wane I put down 6 paths and it stopped counting, what do I do?

    • nfgg

      same here

      • Rekcdnath

        Build six streets and gain six happiness.

    • Rekcednath

      Build six streets and gain six happiness for this one.

  • rick

    Stuck on five or forget I build five huts but got nothing need advice.

    • ForgeOfEmpiresOfficial

      You need to produce tools 5 times that are 5 minutes long.

    • Rekcednath

      Five minute production five times

  • Doug

    In the explore or extinct part, I am not given a new land to scout. How can I make that happen. I did an update and it did not work.

    • It should automatically let you scout the next province, but if it doesn’t trying refreshing the page or re-logging into FOE.

    • Rekcednath

      Conquer existing provinces for new provinces to become available to scout.

  • ForgeKing

    What buildings do I sell on the last one? I tried selling a dye works and a cottage, but neither of those worked

    • MU

      It needs to be from the era you are in,

      • div

        But it can be pretty much anything. Cheapest road will do.

  • Harry

    on Lord of misrule, if I research a tech. instead do I just forfeit the dracula portrait?
    Will #15 still be completed?

    • Rekcednath

      Spend twelve forge points on research or on great buildings. Either of these will satisfy the quest requirement.

    • Rekcednath

      Correction. Research a technology OR spend twelve forge points on a great building.

  • Chris

    How do you spend forge points on a great building.?

    • Chris

      Worked it out ..

  • MU

    For sell or sorrow I need to sell 3 current age buildings… But I just entered the Colonial era with 1 technology. I still have 2 to finish in the previous era. No house available yet to build in ‘current era’. I have sold 2 other houses – late Middle Ages – but that does not work. Getting to the technology of houses in this new era and having enough money and products to build the houses and sell them is almost impossible to do by 5 November!!!

    • Dave

      I had just entered late middle ages and was not going to destroy a manufacturing plant. I build a seaman statue and removed it. It was accepted. So I build 2 more statue. Mission done.

      • MU

        Great advise! Thanks. I was thinking it needs to be a house only. Great!!!!

      • sjakie

        seaman statue where can I find this? I just entered also late middle ages and don’t know what to do

  • Drac

    For contribute or quiet, what’s the second option if you aren’t able to spend forge points on great buildings? I’m far from building a great building.

    • Thors Hammer

      I too.
      Please help!

      • Byron

        Spend points on Great Building, your neighbors are building.

    • You do not need to set down a great building, you need to spend 12 forge points on a friend, neighbor, or guild mate’s building. You do this by clicking on a player with a castle next to their profile picture. You now find their great building and click on it. You click on ‘Use Forge Point’ and donate 12 forge points. I hope this reply helped. πŸ™‚

      • Cody

        Ya but what if nobody in your world has a great building yet??

      • WonderSJB

        I have same problem…not neighbors with great buildings

    • Rekcednath

      Research a technology

  • invicta39

    I am stuck on pantywaist, what do I have to do for this one please.

    • Drac

      Just research any research with forge points.

  • Joyboy79

    I pre-built 3 decorations ready and then sold them, completing the quest.

  • Name

    Sell or sorrow!
    Sold 3 statues of my current age but that didn’t solve the riddle. Tried multiple times, also with roads. I’ve got a graveyard. Do you HAVE to sell your current graveyard if you have one or is selling 3 buildings still an option? Somehow that doesn’t work for me in world C. Selling did work for me in world B…

    • Name

      Yep, you HAVE to sell your graveyard. Selling 3 decorations is no option…. Just sold it and mission is completed…

      • No, You do not have to sell your graveyard. You could sell your current graveyard or you could sell 3 buildings from your current age. This includes roads from your current age.

    • Ron Burgandy

      You have to sell: 1 house, 1 cultural, 1 supply, 1 goods, 1 decoration. I built them all from bronze age and sold ’em.

    • Ron Burgandy

      The new graveyard is called Ancient Graveyard which is 5×3. If you have
      no graveyard yet, you will win the original 3×3 graveyard. If you
      already have this one it will be upgraded to the Old Graveyard 4×3. If
      you have this 4×3 already it will be upgraded to the new ancient
      graveyard (5×3)

      To sumarise….

      no graveyard = 3×3 graveyard

      3×3 graveyard = 4×3 old graveyard

      4×3 old graveyard = 5×3 ancient graveyard

      if you have both 3×3 graveyard and 4×3 old graveyard then you will
      replace the 4×3 old graveyard with the 5×3 ancient graveyard and keep
      your 3×3 graveyard.

      simply delete which ever graveyard you currently have for the final
      (roads are accepted)

  • Guest

    Problem solved. It was an update issue

  • Guest

    In Explore or extinction I can not send out the scout and I don’t know why? Before I could send out the scout without problems. What conditions I need to send out the scout?

    • Rekcednath

      Conquer existing province for new provinces to become available to scout

  • Kerry

    For the Pet House quest do I have to attack or can I just negotiate?

    • Justin

      You can do either or, u just have to get a whole section green.

  • Justin

    ok, I have completed the quest and it statutes that I was awarded the graveyard then the haunted house and I cannot find them in any of my building options. I’m not sure as to why I do not have the buildings to build. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • Alex

      Me neither, can’t find them anywhere. Maybe you have to wait till nov 5th?

      • Alex

        Sorry, found it. Both buildings are in your inventoryπŸ˜„

  • Justin

    on the last challenge I’m not sure as to which current age buildings to sell. Does anyone have examples?

  • Staciekins

    I am stuck on Everything Must Go, Recreant. I have built one of each thing (one culture, one production, and one goods) and then I deleted them. I am not sure what to do?

    • You need to sell something from EVERY building category. This is a very expensive quest but you will certainly get your supplies/gold back.

  • tom

    in sell or squall what does it mean to sell goods?

    • Jay

      You have to sell all six buildings he lists even if u have to just rebuild it again. So what i did is by the cheapest of each thing in a empty spot to sell then build the next one.

    • You need to sell buildings from EVERY building category. This is a very expensive quest but you certainly get your gold/supplies back from the quest reward.

  • Jay

    How do i do take or torment- pet mouse? I dont understand how to make things green.

    • tom

      you need to defeat or negotiate until the area is green

      • Jay

        What do u mean by defeat or negotiate? And by green u mean empty right? I have sold half of my full city and moved everything in it to clear quadrants but maybe i used the wrong size squares if thats the case. Just broke now and cant sell more then needed to complete it so…

        • Bert

          On the Continent Map. Not your city map.

        • Jay

          Oh ok thank you

    • All you need to do is go to your Continent map, which the icon is located in the lower left corner with a compass on it. Click on this icon and you will come to the Continent map. You can then click on a sector, then click on any the red areas. It will show you the troops you must defeat. You must complete all of the red areas by defeating all of the troops in each area with the troops that you train with your barracks. A barracks can be built by clicking on the building icon which is in the lower left corner also, with a hammer on it. Then click on the tab (icon) that has the swords on it. Train some of those troops, go to war, gain victory, and have fun! I hope this comment helps you. πŸ™‚

  • Jay

    How do i pass the house pet turn things green?

    • Rekcednath

      Conquer a province on the continent map.

  • Robert

    I can’t get past the sell or squall quest. It seems very easy to do but it leaves one thing to get. What is considered culture sites?

    • Jay

      Culture are library’s, taverns etc

    • A cultural building, ( aka a culture site which you called it ) is found under the icon that looks like the ‘Whitehouse.’ Build one, then sell and you will be on your way. πŸ™‚
      I hope you found this tip useful. πŸ™‚

  • Ali

    Where and in which age I can construct a graveyard ?

    • Jay

      You get the graveyard after you complete sell or sorrow

      • Jay

        The age doesnt matter i have seen it in the iron age on other ppl map

  • The cat

    The visitting thing doesen’t work …I visitted more than 23 neighbour and nothing happend. Please any hints ?!

    • cris

      When i visit I did something like polish or the other for each one I visited

      • Brett

        I have the same problem, I’m polishing or motivating and nothing is happening

        • The cat

          Have you managed to pass the quest?!

    • zedeyejoe

      Certainly does but you have to polish or motivate when you visit.

      • The cat

        I do that still nothing πŸ™

    • Jay

      You have to polish not motivate so just keep polishing ppls things

  • kc6298

    Explore or extinction!
    I do not have any new provinces on the map to scout. When do new provinces appear?

    • Makayla

      You need to conquer the provinces you have now for a new one to be available to you. Once you do that, you can scout the new province.

    • Jay

      The only way to pass this is conquer a territory so your guy has to scout a new one to attack in the world map

  • Benmon

    Quest 3 – 5 minutes production cycle?
    Where do I find a product, with at 5 min. production time? :s
    Im only at the Early Middle Age

    • Rachel Neave

      pick any of your production buildings – tannery, shoe maker, pottery – look for the productiion that just takes 5 minutes. do that 5 times and you’ve completed it.

  • mr dim

    ryina you build five trails and then have to use a different path type for the balance

  • Ryina

    For the walk or wane, how do I complete it? I already built 6 trails but when I built more they’re not counting towards the quest? Help please!

    • Dr. Spoon

      6 trails is the max, build the next level and you will complete the task

    • MikiHari

      for this one you build 12 things. 6 paths, and 6 points of happiness. so build an ob, and you done.

    • lil_mis_blond

      or like i did put 1 tree half way down the trail. completed the task. trail was 6 long and tree was halfway πŸ™‚

    • zedeyejoe

      Build 12 paths instead. That works.

    • Rekcednath

      Build six trails and gain six happiness.

  • bklynjoey

    I need to explore a province but when I go to the map- no opportunity appears

    • Rick

      You’ll have to capture the provinces on your map now before a new opportunity appears.

  • snsa00

    BRAVE CHICKEN ——–Enlist more men, but make it ten, it sounds like a lot, but it is not. Any unit does the trick: hire fire, make it quick. Hire or hinder for a random reward.

    • snsa00

      build any ten soldiers, to finish it faster, i first built a Soldier Barracks
      Even a blind hen sometimes finds a grain of corn

      • zedeyejoe

        I built spearfighters at 25 seconds each. Build 2, delete them, then another 2 … and so on.

  • lil_mis_blond

    im really stuck on the building one! ive got no space on 1 of my worlds and on the other i have built a road but that has counted 6 and ive built either side of it etc and still nothing above 6! what do we have to build etc?

    • Rick

      Build roads of another type, same thing happened to me.

      • MikiHari

        for this one you build 12 things. 6 paths, and 6 points of happiness. so build an ob, and you done!!

    • Kitsap CannabiNick

      I got stuck here as well delete the roads you started for this quest clear at least 6 spots an rebuild them all at once.

      • lil_mis_blond

        i just planted a tree half way down a road and it completed it! πŸ™‚

  • Rachael

    On the polish/ motivate one. I have done this and nothing has happened. Do you have to wait until the polish time has finished?

    • Rick

      You polish / motivate 24 people in your neighborhood – once you are done, head back to your city and it’ll be counted.

      • MikiHari

        I just hit my guildies with MP, and when start look for the typical exclamation mark in the bubble by the quest jack o lantern. If you see that, you just do the same thing 24 times, and the Green “DONE” signal pops on Jack.

  • Tbone

    On the challenge that requires one to polish/motivate 24 times, I’m confused, b/c (I’m new) I thought that you could only do this action every 24 hrs.

    • John Stimson

      pol/motivate 24 seperate people in your neighborhood / guild

  • Josh

    what do you do on the brave chicken one i’m quite stuck

    • We have added this above, all you need to do is train from the military menu. We just picked a fast and low cost solider, which the cheapest is a spearfighter produced within seconds. You will need to do this 10 times.

      • zedeyejoe

        And of course you can delete the spearfighters you have done, then rebuild them, until you have built 10.

    • Rachael

      Train 10 soldiers. Doesn’t matter which ones.