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Tolero
12-10-2008, 10:45 AM
Twas the night before Festivult, and all through Xen'drik
The Coin Lords were working, and they had to be quick!
The chests had been loaded with tokens with care
For Festivult adventurers soon to be there!

The Quickfoot Thieves nestled all snug in their homes
While Vision of Destruction groups hoped for their tomes
Then the Jester in robes with his large goodie sack
Climbed up on a puzzle and shouted "I'm back!"

Then a little old vendor got in on the act
Who held in his backpack a fleet of contracts
With a clink of some coin, to my party they came
And the vendor shouted and called them by name!

"Now Tower (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Tower)! now, Flower (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Flower)! now Chalice (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Chalice) and Zeran (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Zeran_Hamsterherder)!
On, Castle (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Castle)! On, Mekwi (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Mekwi_Therzyl)! on, on Barrage (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Barrage) and Zefyn (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Hireling:Zefyn_Kurimas)!
To the dungeon with you! Heed your contract's call!
Assist your employer with spell, sword, and all!"

Kobolds sprang back from their wands of magic missile
And away flensers flew, as they cast a dismissal
But the Jester exclaimed as we played on that night
"Happy Festivult to all, and to Hirelings: good fight!”

The time has come for the third annual Festival of the Twelfth Moons!

The Festival of the Twelfth Moon is a holiday commissioned by the Coin Lords of Stormreach. Since ancient times, the folk of Eberron have observed Long Shadows during these chill weeks -- a grim season when the power of the Shadow, god of the Dark Six, is at its strongest. Dire magic gathers in dusky corners, and evil stalks the night in a thousand guises. The Coin Lords have determined that the terror of Long Shadows must end! To this end, they devised the festival as a celebration to drive evil out of the city. Instead of cowering from the Shadow, citizens are encouraged to exchange gifts with their adventuring partners and loved ones. And by slaying the monsters who threaten the city's well-being, they may collect Festival Coins to demonstrate their dauntless spirit in the face of Long Shadows and the Dark Six!

If you are bold enough to collect any Festival Coins, look for the Jester of Festivult, a disguised "friend of the Coin Lords." Nobody knows the true name of this fellow, but he can easily be identified by his colorful garb and dwarven stature. He will exchange Festival Coins for gifts from House Ghallanda and House Cannith, crafted especially for the season. These treasures can be found nowhere else, so do not miss your chance to acquire them! The planes are vast and mysterious, and we can never predict how their alignment will impact the magically embued gifts of Festivult. This year, the planes of Risia and Shavarath are in particularly strong alignment. So if you've some left-over goodies from Festivult's past, beware friends - your treats may not bring the same affects as before!

Additionally, we're pleased to announce that Hirelings will be home for the holidays for the December preview today, December 10th (or as we say in Eberron: the 10th day of Vult)! Hireling Vendors will appear throughout the city, where you may purchase a contract to enlist the aid of your very own Hireling to adventure with! Be sure to read our updated guide (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=163357) to the Hirelings!

How To Participate in Festivult

During the holiday season every treasure chest has a chance of dropping Festival Coins in addition to the usual treasure! There are three types of coins: copper, silver, and gold. If you collect enough festival coins, bring them to the Festival Jester, a surly looking dwarf NPC, and he will give you a random gift from his festival bag of holding!

Three Copper Festival Coins gives you a chance to get:


A Lamannia, the Twilight Forest Jelly Cake
A Syrania, the Azure Sky Jelly Cake
A Thelanis, the Faerie Court Jelly Cake
A Velah, the Red Dragon Gingerbread Cookie
A Queen Lailat, the Marilith Gingerbread Cookie
A Warforged Titan Gingerbread Cookie
An Arraetrikos, the Pitfiend Gingerbread Cookie
A Cupcake
A Lump of Coal

Two Silver Festival Coins gives you a chance to get:


A Daanvi, the perfect Order Jelly cake
A Dal Quor, the Region of Dreams Jelly Cake
A Dolurrh, the Realm of the Dead Jelly Cake
A Kythri, the Churning Chaos Jelly Cake
A Shavarath, the Battleground Jelly Cake
A Xoriat, the Realm of Madness Jelly Cake
A Mabar, the Endless Night Jelly Cake
A Beholder Gingerbread Cookie
A Candy Cane Wand
A Storm Reaver Gingerbread Cookie
A Black Abbot Gingerbread Cookie
A Suulomades, Horned Devil Gingerbread Cookie
A Sun Flask

One Gold Festival Coin gives you the chance to get:


An Irian, the Eternal Day Jelly Cake
A Fernia, the Sea of Fire Jelly Cake
A Risia, the Plane of Ice Jelly cake
A Xyzzy, Hound of Xoriat Gingerbread Cookie
There is also very small chance that the Festival Jester will give you an exceptional gift when you give him one Gold Festival Coin, but what those might be you'll just have to wait and see. Each gift does something special and we think you will love what our artificers and cooks have crafted for you this Festival Season!

Now, you may be wondering where the Jester can be found in Stormreach? With all the changes to the Harbor, Marketplace, and so forth, the Jester decided he needed a better view of the city. This year you can find the Jester perched high above his surroundings. Can you climb the Jester's Jumping Puzzles to reach him and exchange your coins for goodies? The Jester and his jumping puzzles can be found in the following locations:


The Harbor at the Leaky Dingy
The Marketplace in the ruins of the Bazaar Tent
The House Jorasco near the front gate
The House Phiarlan in the outdoor Livewood Theater
The House Deneith at the spire
The House Kundarak near the mailbox
The Jester isn't heartless though, and for those who don't have the skill to best his jumping challenge, the Harbor and Marketplace both offer easier means of getting up to him.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for special items appearing in random places throughout the world. You never know when you might come across something fun! To give you a hint: use the backspace key to search because these items won’t appear in the middle of the street.


From the Coin Lords, the dragonmarked Houses and all of Stormreach, we wish you a Happy Festivult and a profitable new year!

Original
12-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Awesome... Now I just need to get the wife out of the house!

Aeneas
12-10-2008, 10:54 AM
crud, i gotta go turn in my final paper in an hour when i could be skipping class as usual and playing the jester game! I will see you tonight you jolly little dwarf!

akla_thornfist
12-10-2008, 10:56 AM
now i gotta make more room in my backback to hold all the jesters goodies, tell the jester to hand out some goodie bags.:D

Pfamily
12-10-2008, 11:10 AM
now i gotta make more room in my backback to hold all the jesters goodies, tell the jester to hand out some goodie bags.:D
Please just don't make it another red one...
;)

szalkerous
12-10-2008, 11:33 AM
Okay, who won the "make the best Festivult poem" contest down there?

RavenStormclaw
12-10-2008, 11:36 AM
Tolero I admit to being bested!

For a week now I have struggled to come up with a festivault/DDO version of Twas the Night before Christmas. I can stop now.

The Poem was the best I've seen. Excellent Job. Made me laugh.

ArkoHighStar
12-10-2008, 11:48 AM
so anyone with leftovers see anything different on their cookies and cakes

KoboldKiller
12-10-2008, 11:49 AM
Festivult is here and part 4 of the Shroud is broken yay.


:rolleyes:

brool
12-10-2008, 12:06 PM
So for festivult i want new ddo programmers, new project managers, and maybe a new company owner at turbine. Simple wish list for the festivult joker to have..

Giantsbane
12-10-2008, 12:17 PM
So for festivult i want new ddo programmers, new project managers, and maybe a new company owner at turbine. Simple wish list for the festivult joker to have..

Go play that game by Blizzard. Or do you not like those guys either?

Eelpout
12-10-2008, 12:20 PM
So for festivult i want new ddo programmers, new project managers, and maybe a new company owner at turbine. Simple wish list for the festivult joker to have..

Is there really a reason or purpose to turning a fun/treat thread into a flaming bag of dog poo??

I hope that electro shock therapy starts to work for you.

/crosses fingers

Pwesiela
12-10-2008, 12:24 PM
/sigh

And I have to be responsible and not play until all of my finals are done on Tuesday...:(:(:(:(:(

24/7 play after that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Turren
12-10-2008, 12:28 PM
An Arraetrikos, the Pitfiend Gingerbread Cookie = Meteor Storm

akla_thornfist
12-10-2008, 12:34 PM
An Arraetrikos, the Pitfiend Gingerbread Cookie = Meteor Storm

nice use that on the ice giants kablame

Cutter1968
12-10-2008, 12:41 PM
In the spirit of Festivult, if anyone would like to send weapons or armor or plat or rings or bracers or practically anything else my way, it would be MUCH appreciated. Remember that this is a time of giving to those less fortunate than yourselves, or something like that. :)

Stanley_Nicholas
12-10-2008, 12:44 PM
What, no Festival Twigs?!? Boooooo!!!

Festivult_Jester
12-10-2008, 12:46 PM
What, no Festival Twigs?!? Boooooo!!!

Oh I have Festival twigs... and now I have one with your name on it! :eek:

query
12-10-2008, 01:01 PM
he's BAAAAACK!


Seriously, please tell us who made that FANTASTIC poem?

*Crumples up his shoddy work by comparison and slips it in one of the holiday hearth fires.*

Tanka
12-10-2008, 01:45 PM
Shavarath, the Battleground now casts Blade Barrier.

ArkoHighStar
12-10-2008, 01:47 PM
Shavarath, the Battleground now casts Blade Barrier.

nice, anybody look at their old cookies to see if effects have changed?

Tanka
12-10-2008, 01:49 PM
nice, anybody look at their old cookies to see if effects have changed?
I think one of my mules has a bunch. Gonna go check him now.

Tanka
12-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Syrania, the Azure Sky is now: Jump (Caster Level 15)

Lamannia, the Twilight Forest remains the same.
Mabar, the Endless Night remains the same.
Thelanis, the Faerie Court remains the same (one listed in Static Rewards list is incorrect, the actual spell cast is Eagle's Splendor).
Velah, the Red Dragon remains the same.
Xoriat, the Realm of Madness remains the same.

Sumerianlord
12-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Come they told us, pa rum pum pum pum
To find these coins we've left, pa rum pum pum pum
Inside the chest they'll be, pa rum pum pum pum
For a reward to gain, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
With Hirelings we go, pa rum pum pum pum,
Come let's go.

Woot! Festivult!

jddonkeykong
12-10-2008, 02:56 PM
Come they told us, pa rum pum pum pum
To find these coins we've left, pa rum pum pum pum
Inside the chest they'll be, pa rum pum pum pum
For a reward to gain, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
With Hirelings we go, pa rum pum pum pum,
Come let's go.

Woot! Festivult!


hahaha excellent

Tolero
12-10-2008, 02:57 PM
Come they told us, pa rum pum pum pum
To find these coins we've left, pa rum pum pum pum
Inside the chest they'll be, pa rum pum pum pum
For a reward to gain, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
With Hirelings we go, pa rum pum pum pum,
Come let's go.

Woot! Festivult!

Very nice :D but great, now I have that stuck in my head lol

Sumerianlord
12-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Very nice :D but great, now I have that stuck in my head lol

In the spirit of the Season Im just sharing my particular brand of Insanity:D

(Plus my 2 oldest are learning songs in school and sharing with me lol, so I have way to many stuck in my head, So I beleive the term is regifting:rolleyes:)

HeavenlyCloud
12-10-2008, 03:03 PM
I'm just gonna say i love the sun flasks :D

GlassCannon
12-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Why is my screen flashing bright white?

The whole thing...

ArkoHighStar
12-10-2008, 03:09 PM
I'm just gonna say i love the sun flasks :D

what does it do?

deathtouch
12-10-2008, 03:09 PM
Question.. Can I hire Fester the Jester to come along with me (like a NPC) and cash in my tokens as and when I pull them :) and if not why not!

Vuedoo
12-10-2008, 03:35 PM
But it Seems theres alot of people complaining about inventory how About a cookies Collectable Bag Next Time :)

query
12-10-2008, 03:40 PM
what do they do?!

cdbd3rd
12-10-2008, 04:00 PM
But it Seems theres alot of people complaining about inventory how About a cookies Collectable Bag Next Time :)


Perhaps is one of the Vast and Mysterious™ gold coin presents?

(or could be....) ;)

Vuedoo
12-10-2008, 04:07 PM
what do they do?!

Yes What do they Do????????????????????????????

gfunk
12-10-2008, 04:09 PM
But it Seems theres alot of people complaining about inventory how About a cookies Collectable Bag Next Time :)

i would prefer a tin, or possibly a jar.

query
12-10-2008, 04:10 PM
*Not that I'm impatient or anything.....* :D

Edit: OKAY Tolero, what do you want?


Yes What do they Do????????????????????????????

Silverjade
12-10-2008, 04:12 PM
Yes What do they Do????????????????????????????

A sun flask is neat its a pot that you throw and it gives a blinding flash have not used it on any thing yet but i threw one in the market and it flashed i don't know if it has a dc yet.

Makes me think of alc fires that the kobys toss at us.

Vuedoo
12-10-2008, 04:15 PM
i would prefer a tin, or possibly a jar.

/Agree Yes I think the Appropriate container would be A Cookie Jar of Endless Bounty

ArkoHighStar
12-10-2008, 04:18 PM
A sun flask is neat its a pot that you throw and it gives a blinding flash have not used it on any thing yet but i threw one in the market and it flashed i don't know if it has a dc yet.

Makes me think of alc fires that the kobys toss at us.

does it blind, that would make an awesome assasin weapon , throw the flask and puncture away

Stanley_Nicholas
12-10-2008, 04:23 PM
Oh I have Festival twigs... and now I have one with your name on it! :eek:

W00T! It just wouldn't be Festivult with the joyous splendor of the Festival Twigs!

Silverjade
12-10-2008, 04:59 PM
does it blind, that would make an awesome assasin weapon , throw the flask and puncture away

It says blinding flash in the text so i think it should i didnt have the time to play with them but i got a stack of 20.

Eladrin
12-10-2008, 05:00 PM
They drive away the darkness of Mabar!

cdbd3rd
12-10-2008, 05:36 PM
what do they do?!


Yes What do they Do????????????????????????????



**** Spoiler, don't look if ya don't wanna see the screenie: ****

http://home.att.net/~cdbd3rd/sunflask1.jpg
http://home.att.net/~cdbd3rd/sunflask2.jpg


**** Spoiler, don't look if ya don't wanna see the screenie: ****

Didn't have time to throw em someplece dark.

_

DagazUlf
12-10-2008, 05:48 PM
The Xyzzy cookie lets you cast Bees Breath. It has a Reflex save, and I was unable to test if SR is also effective.

Unfortunately, my test subject also had an awesome Reflex Save. :(

trptim
12-10-2008, 07:58 PM
Dal Quor, the Region of Dreams Jelly Cake - Is now Major Mnemonic (2 Silver Coins)
Irian, The Eternal Day Jelly Cake - Is now Resurrection versus Raise Dead (Caster Level: 15) (1 Gold Coin)

Tanka
12-10-2008, 08:07 PM
Kythri, the Churning Chaos is unchanged.

VonBek
12-10-2008, 09:02 PM
They drive away the darkness of Mabar!

They are attacking the darkness???

Deuce
12-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Ok, the most fun thing to do I've found so far, is get a stack of Sun Flasks, find the highest place you can reach, equip your feather fall item/spell, and do bombing runs on the people beneath you...

I know, waste of blinding flashes, but too much fun. Already went through a stack of 40 of them and need more....

greystone306
12-10-2008, 10:20 PM
A sun flask is neat its a pot that you throw and it gives a blinding flash have not used it on any thing yet but i threw one in the market and it flashed i don't know if it has a dc yet.

Makes me think of alc fires that the kobys toss at us.

Ohh, so that explains why I felt so weird after I drank the 1's i got.. Ale never made me feel that way before.. Now I know :< LOL

DaveyCrockett
12-10-2008, 10:23 PM
Best

Poem

Evah!!

:d

nbhs275
12-10-2008, 11:40 PM
They are attacking the darkness???

Cough***deathpenelties***cough

query
12-11-2008, 12:15 AM
when equipped as a consumable throwable, sun flasks make a light trail. try running around with them, WHEEEEEEE!

Also makes monks uncentered (BOOOOOOOOO!)

ANybody reemember what the Sally cookies do? I don't want to log onto the one PC who has it just to check....

rest
12-11-2008, 01:25 AM
Maybe I'm simple, but how am I supposed to eat a cookie of resurrection if i'm dead :confused:

DaveyCrockett
12-11-2008, 01:31 AM
ANybody reemember what the Sally cookies do? I don't want to log onto the one PC who has it just to check....

Freedom of Movement

Tanka
12-11-2008, 08:37 AM
Maybe I'm simple, but how am I supposed to eat a cookie of resurrection if i'm dead :confused:
It's for someone else to "eat".

Tharlak
12-11-2008, 10:36 AM
They drive away the darkness of Mabar!


Haven't received any flasks so I could not test this, but what about using them in Rainbow to "drive away the darkness".

Strumpoo
12-11-2008, 11:16 AM
Wouldn't driving away the darkness of mabar be a sunburst spell, not blinding flash?

gorloch
12-11-2008, 12:53 PM
Awesome... Now I just need to get the wife out of the house!

Hand her your credit card and tell her to go xmas shopping for her family. Yes you may end up paying a high price for it but is it worth it?


PIXA

nbhs275
12-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Hand her your credit card and tell her to go xmas shopping for her family. Yes you may end up paying a high price for it but is it worth it?


PIXA

no, just make sure said credit card wont work :)

Milolyen
12-11-2008, 02:15 PM
Maybe I'm simple, but how am I supposed to eat a cookie of resurrection if i'm dead :confused:

Actually ... you force feed it to someone that is dead ... or mostly dead if you want to look at it in a Princess Bride miracle pill sort of way :)

Milolyen

Mellkor
12-11-2008, 05:39 PM
anyone try these flasks in Rainbow to see if it drives away the darkness?

KuRRuPT
12-12-2008, 04:02 PM
Post what you found around town or for a nice trade in.:D

some one I know got a green steel item for a gold coin.
what did you get?

Oolung
12-13-2008, 11:39 AM
W00T! It just wouldn't be Festivult with the joyous splendor of the Festival Twigs!

what do festival twigs even do? i havent fund a use...:confused:

Oolung
12-13-2008, 11:44 AM
the sunflasks are interesting...





theres a hidden effect that im not going to say so i can keep buying they on AH

rayflo
12-13-2008, 05:10 PM
so anyone with leftovers see anything different on their cookies and cakes

the mass aid cakes are now jump cakes that last 30 minutes. thats the only one that i have seen changed

chill_369
12-13-2008, 07:18 PM
But one I posted last year for my guildies on our site:

I would like to present to you a shortened version of Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem, hope you enjoy!


THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land
All the monsters were stirring, and forming a plan;

The chests were filled and hidden with care,
In hopes that looters would not find them there;

The lookouts were posted all snug in their cracks,
with visions of heroes, getting heads smacked;

An ogre with greatclub, a troll with his blight,
had just settled down for a long quiet night.
When out on the cave there arose such a clatter,
They sprang from the dark to see what was the matter.

And straight down the tunnel he came in a flash,
on past the ogre tripping on the troll in his dash.

Dim light in the cave showed the new-fallen fighter
With the lustre of full plate obscuring their sight,
When, what to their wondering eyes should appear,
Mister Leroy Jenkins, with his eyes full of tears!
"Damn troll with your feet, as heavy as lead,
you tripped me on purpose, and soon I'll be dead!"

More rapid than eagles their blows they rained down,
And they jeered, and they laughed, and called him a clown;
"Now, Basher! now, Banger! now, Stinker and Mess!
Come get some of this, while the meat is still fresh!"

From the top of his head to the balls of his feet
They beat down poor Leroy, because they are elite!
A hero's lesson to learn, from Leroy's poor fate
Never load too many monsters, atop of your plate!

And the DM looked down, ere he faded from view
"Merry Christmas you monsters, I bid you adieu!"

WilbyZ
12-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Awesome poem :)

Also, last years minor mana cake (redish colour cakes) are now Major mana cakes! (I saved 100 from last year woohoo 100 Majors now!)

IgorUnchained
12-17-2008, 05:23 PM
Has anyone found anything "randomly" around town? Not talking about coin rewards....but loot in random places in public areas.

I havent heard from anyone who has and am curious to know if it is ACTUALLY happening...and if so, what was found?

UnderwearModel
12-24-2008, 01:00 PM
House K and House D the Jester has a keg of ale to keep him in good humor.

House P you can pick two mushrooms, I picked two Sweet Whitecaps for the harbor.

House J you can pick three mushrooms, , I picked two Sweet Whitecaps and one Deadly Feverblanche for the harbor.

I could not pick the shrooms again after I ran a quest.

House D is work to find him.

No, I have not found one thing randomly. Last year, I spent a LOT of time trying, this year a minimal amount of time. Such as when I think about it while I am moving my character someplace else.

Mazeratti
01-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Oh I have Festival twigs... and now I have one with your name on it! :eek:

When does the holiday season finish? In Aus the holiday season ends after New Year, Id like to know what the finishing date is pls.

Also if he can get a twig with his name on it, could it be possible to get a +4Wis tome with my name on it???? :D:rolleyes::):cool::p pls pls pls....

I been good and working very hard a bringing love and light to Argo forums (and you know what job i have over there :D)

BTW Merry Christmas and Happy New Years all you wunerfull people at Turbine :D:D:D

WilbyZ
01-02-2009, 05:40 AM
I'd like to know when the Jester is going away too.

Normally, Jester goes away after about one week from when the Coins are shut off/disabled from the chests.

UnderwearModel
01-05-2009, 06:47 AM
then you have about one week before the Jester disappears.

That way you can cash in the coins and not be stuck with them for a year.

Last year, I did cash coins in on January 16, 2007. That is the last date I could find.

I have no data on when he went away.

Resindog
01-14-2009, 09:59 AM
Can anyone tell me where this Jester is? Or are the coins I have basically worthless? I'm new to the game. Sorry if this is a stupid question.

I've consulted the in game help guide and he is NOT where they say he is (been looking all around the Dingy since before Christmas)... or I'm blind.

Thanks.

PSU93
01-14-2009, 10:11 AM
He's in several locations. Go to the Marketplace, the rubble where the tent used to be (looks like a construction site). Climb one of the ladders, I think in the SW side, and walk across the platform.

jddonkeykong
01-14-2009, 10:15 AM
only random item i found was 20 +1 arrows near market center between freshen the air and redfang.
when i run from place to place i just spam backspace and watch the orb.

Resindog
01-15-2009, 09:44 AM
He's in several locations. Go to the Marketplace, the rubble where the tent used to be (looks like a construction site). Climb one of the ladders, I think in the SW side, and walk across the platform.

Thanks! I'll take a look tonight.

lathreborn
01-15-2009, 04:19 PM
Can anyone tell me where this Jester is? Or are the coins I have basically worthless? I'm new to the game. Sorry if this is a stupid question.

I've consulted the in game help guide and he is NOT where they say he is (been looking all around the Dingy since before Christmas)... or I'm blind.

Thanks.

he's ON TOP of the leaky dingy.