The Rites of Spring Event, Bonuses, and Ghost Keep Changes

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Apr 14 10:46 -0400 GMT
Update: The Ghost Keep event has been extended until Monday, May 1st. The Ellan Vannin portal ceremony, Buggane's Obelisk buff, and keep changes will remain as is until patch 1.123 when permanent solutions will be addressed.

Springtime is here again, and with the warmth and renewed bloom of the landscape an ancient menace returns!

The deceptively cuddly Harbinger of Spring has found its way onto Ellan Vannin. The Kings of the Realms have placed a bounty on this beast for any who wish to drive the menace out of their lands and to collect the coveted Gem of the Harbinger!

Additionally, we have the following changes to the Ghost Keep event to announce and of course, some RvR bonuses for you!

The Rites of Spring event and these bonuses will continue through Monday, May 1st.
 

Rites of Spring Event


Visit the following to receive the Rites of Spring quest:

Sir Yvain in Castle Sauvage or in the Catterick Hamlet relic town
Sinfjotli Sigmundarson in Svasud Faste or in the Godrborg relic town
Fionn mac Cumhaill in Druim LIgen or in the Crair Treflan relic town


Remember, the quest is battlegroup credit and also automatically given upon defeating the Harbinger of Spring so don't worry if you forgot to grab it!

Note: All characters will be able to obtain the Gem of the Harbinger and Bracelet of Springtime Folly, even if they got one last year! 

Battleground players, don't forget to speak with Lady Mirabelle in Castle Sauvage, Svasud Faste, or Druim Ligen in order to obtain the Egg Hunt quests!


Additionally, this year marks the return of the Spring Egg Trophy quest. Simply complete any of the Egg Hunt battleground quests or the Rites of Spring quest to be eligible for and offered it.

The Garden Nest and Flower Box trophies will spruce up any home's garden!


Ghost Keep Event Changes


  • When a realm completes the initial Ancient NPCs' quests by reaching the threshold first, the Ghost Keep Lord will now immediately spawn and offer the Grave Honor quest.
    • The Ghost Keep Summoner will no longer spawn and there will no longer be a Summoning phase after the initial quests are completed.
    • The Wraith and Reaper quest givers will also immediately spawn after the Ancient NPCs' quest threshold is reached.
  • The threshold for completing the Ancient NPCs' quests in each realm has been tripled.
  • These changes should streamline the event and help encourage active participation at each stage!

Bonuses


On Ywain:
  • 25% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 25% bonus to RP gain in the battlegrounds
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones and battlegrounds
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities
In each Capital City:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
In all Housing Zones:
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain