Get Spooky Rewards At ESO’s Witches Festival

ESO In-Game Event Witches Festival
Starting Thursday, October 20 you can earn unique rewards including Plunder Skulls, Event Tickets, and more in the Witches Festival!

Seasonal Favorite Event

Fall brings explorers of Tamriel the in-game event from ESO called the Witches Festival.  Beginning Thursday, October 20 at 10am EDT and continuing until Wednesday, November 2, at 10am EDT, the Witches Festival allows you to earn Plunder Skulls, boosts to XP, Event Tickets, and more!

The Witchmother’s Bargain

To participate in the event you can visit the Crown Store to get the free quest ‘The Witchmother’s Bargain’.  Once this quest is completed, you will receive the Withmother’s Whistle tool.  

You can also pick up the quest by speaking with the Crow Caller that is located outside Olyve’s Brewery found in Stonefalls, Glenumbra, or Auridon (one location for each faction).  

Please note that if you have completed this quest in prior years and already have the Witchmother’s Whistle, you do not need to repeat it.

Witchmother’s Whistle

Now that you have the Witchmother’s Whistle, you simply need to use it to activate a two-hour 100% XP boost!  This can also be used in Cyrodiil.  Outside of Cyrodiil, when you use the whistle, you will summon the Witchmother’s Cauldron.  Using this cauldron will polymorph yourself into a scary skeleton.  You do not need to use the polymorph for the xp bonus.

Plunder Skulls

With each boss monster you defeat during this festival, you will earn a Plunder Skull.  This unique container contains regular rewards and also has a chance to contain worms, crawlers, guts, and insect parts and a chance at some of the following items:

  • Witch-Tamed Bear Dog pet fragment
  • alchemy reagents
  • a festival-themed furnishing recipe
  • a festival-themed provisioning recipe
  • a complete festival-themed furnishing
  • a festival-themed treasure

Additionally, there will be a chance for either a Hollowjack style item or a Dremora style item.

Dremora Plunder Skulls

Each DIFFERENT type of boss that you defeat for the first time each day you will receive a Dremora Plunder Skull.  This container will include the items contained in normal Plunder Skulls but also a chance to contain some of these items:

  • Dremora motif champter
  • a Witches Festival Writ
  • a Glenmoril treasure map or Glenmoril armor outfit style page
  • a Grave Dancer weapon style page
  • a Ghastly Visitation memento runebox
  • a tradeable style page for the Witchmother’s Servant armor style

The different types of bosses include arena bosses, invasion bosses (Dark Anchors, Harrowstorms, Volcanic Vents, etc), delve bosses, final dungeon bosses, public dungeon bosses, and world bosses.

‘Pluck the Crow’ Daily

During the event there is a daily quest that you can acquire by speaking with the Witchmother Taerma who is located inside Olyve’s Brewery and at every Impresario tent.  Completing this quest will reward you with the Crowborne Horror Dremora Plunder Skull.  This provides a small chance to win a massive trove of tradeable Witches Festival goodies instead of the normal Plunder Skull items which could include the following:

  • 10 Witch-Tames Bear Dog fragments
  • the FULL style book for the Dremora motif
  • a folio of ALL Glenmorial treasure maps
  • a Ghastly Visitation memento runebox
  • a random Withmother’s Servant style page

Earn Event Tickets

The Witches Festival is an Event Ticket event.  You can ear up to 28 Event Tickets.  Event Tickets are earned from defeating the first boss each day.  Don’t forget to loot!

As a reminder, you can only hold 12 Event Tickets at a time.  If you earn more, they will be lost.  

The Impresario will be offering the following items:

  • All three Soulfire Dragon Illusion pet fragments
    • Hallowed Hourglass Basin
    • Illuminated Dragon Sroll
    • Kvatchian Insense
  • the first fragment for the Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh furnishing
    • Engraved Glassblowing Tools
  • Ghastly Visitation Memento
  • Witchmother’s Servant armor style pages
  • Bonedust Pigment
  • Event-specific furnishings
    • Ruby Candlefly Gathering furnishing
    • Webs, Cone furnishing
    • Specimen Jar, Spare Brain furnishing
    • Hollowjack Lantern, Ouroboros furnishing
    • Vampiric Lamp, Azure Tall furnishing
    • Vampiric Lightpost, Azure Single furnishing
  • Group Repair Kits
  • Companion Guild Commendations
  • Witches Grab Bag
    • This item is purchasable ONLY if you haven’t yet collected all the items contained within

Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh

The final event morphing collectible is the Sacred Hourglass of Alkosh.  This furnishing will allow you to change the time of day in your home!  This event will allow you to collect the first of the fragments that will be needed to complete this morph.

Nenulaure Returns

The Impresario’s colleague, Nenulaure the Indrick Venord will return with even more items available for purchase with Event Tickets.  She will offer the following:

  • Nascent Indrik Feathers
  • Pure Snow Indrik Berries
  • Crimson Indrik Berries
  • Frost-Light Indrik Pet
  • Rosethorn Indrik Pet

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