|“||Ladies and gentlemen! Don't be afraid. We're here to put on a show for you, and I present a celebration of the strange and macabre! I give you the Festival!||„|
|~ Qali as the unofficial "ringmaster" of the Festival of Death.|
The Festival of Death (though once simply and continuously referred to as the Festival) are a nightmarish traveling circus and eponymous minor villains introduced in the namesake 14th episode "Festival of Death" of the TV series Mortal Kombat: Conquest. They are also a secret cult of Quan Chi's growing undead minions.
This circus arrives with it's unofficial ringleader, Qali, at the Earthrealm city of Zhu Zin to invite more unsuspecting customers and fighters to their fighting tournaments for "entertainment", only to gain more souls to capture and to increase their ranks via their bewitched treasure chest, acting as the tournament's "grand prize", which hides spirits hiding beneath the gold coins atop the chest's false bottom.
This undead cult somehow survived after their last fight tournament intervened by the Great Kung Lao, Siro and Taja, which ended with accidently dumping their enchanted treasure chest. The Festival of Death was last seen moving onto next location in their wagon with Great Kung Lao's old friend Lori who is now one of it's undead slaves.
- The Festival of Death possesses such sinister air as does 2 other evil traveling carnivals from Something Wicked This Way Comes (both novel and film) and Pinocchio & the Emperor of the Night.