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Enter the Dragon Festival!

Just over two hundred years ago, the Jade Wind changed Cantha forever.

After years of struggle, The Dragon Empire rose anew from the ashes of the devastation. To commemorate the rebirth of the Empire of the Dragon and the indomitable spirit of the Canthan people, the Dragon Festival is held every summer at Shing Jea Monastery.

All travelers to Cantha are invited to partake in the games, festivities, and quests, or just enjoy the wonders of the season.

The festival runs annually from June 27 to July 4 and features a visit from the Emperor himself!

Festival Events

Here's what you can expect to find at the Dragon Festival:

  • The Shing Jea Boardwalk: Boost your luck by playing to win on the Boardwalk, or take a different path and play to lose!

  • Rollerbeetle Racing: Visit the Rollerbeetle Racing Arena and enter your very own rollerbeetle racer into this game of high-speed insect action!

  • The Dragon Arena: Test your skill against other players in the Dragon Arena—it's PvP with a Canthan twist!

  • Special Festival Quests and Events: Imperial Guard Hanso in the Shing Jea Monastery is the man to see for a variety of festive quests and events!

  • Victory Tokens: You’ll receive Victory Tokens while participating in festival activities, which can be redeemed for a variety of consumable items and special festival rewards!

  • Canthan Culture: Embark on festival quests that recreate important battles from Canthan history with the finest actors in the Empire.

  • Audience with the Emperor: Emperor Kisu himself appears to start the final reenactment of the festival, which features master actors in traditional Canthan theater masks. If this historical reenactment is completed successfully, the Emperor will express his satisfaction. If the Emperor is not pleased, things will not go as well...

Dragon Festival Extended Details

The Dragon Festival beings on June 27 with decoration and holiday drops. Games and quests open on June 28 and are available for most of the week, but the reenactments occur on a set schedule starting June 29. These missions are active for 30 minutes after each call to arms. Canthan Emperor Kisu schedules his personal appearances every two hours on July 1. Though the reenactments are officially complete after Emperor Kisu departs, games, decorations, and drops will continue until noon on July 4.

Be sure to join us for this exciting event. May the blessings of the Celestial Dragon be upon you!

Special Festival Rewards

Here are some of the special items you might come across during the Dragon Festival:

Sugary Blue Drink Sugary Blue Drink
Need a rush? Down this sweet drink for a boost of speed.
Champagne Popper Champagne Popper
A spectacular but short-lived sensation for the eyes and ears.
Bottle Rocket Bottle Rocket
Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from any and all faces.
Sparkler Sparkler
Create a cloud of sparkly sparks above your head. It’s sparkly!
Red Bean Cake Red Bean Cake
Put some pep in your step and some zing in your sword swing with these festive cakes.
Bottle of Rice Wine Bottle of Rice Wine
Official drink of the Dragon Festival! Avoid drinking before combat.
Flask of Firewater Flask of Firewater
Do you have a fire burning inside you? You will after you drink this potent concoction!
Crème Brûlée Crème Brûlée
It’s delicious and it delivers a sugar rush—it may be the perfect food.
Victory Token Victory Token
Earn these special tokens by participating in festivities, then exchange them for a variety of rewards.

Festival Masks from the Past

Each year, Dragon Festival masks from years past are available from Supply Master Kagno in Shing Jea Monastery. Just collect 250 victory tokens during the festival and hand them to Noblewoman Sun Li, who will give you a mask token as a quest reward. Redeem the mask token with Supply Master Kagno for any festival mask you don’t already have! Both Sun Li and Kagno will be available for one week after the festival ends.

Festival Event Schedule

Worried you'll miss the festivities? Then mark these dates and times on your calendar!

June 27

Kaineng Center and Shing Jea Monastery are decorated for the festival, and holiday items begin dropping across the land, all starting at noon.

June 28

At noon, Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Races open for business, and Imperal Guard Hanso begins offering festival quests.

June 29

Mission One: Haiju Lagoon 4:00 AM Noon 8:00 PM
Mission Two: Jaya Bluffs 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Midnight

June 30

Mission Three: Tsumei Village 2:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Mission Four: Seitung Harbor 4:00 AM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 PM

July 1

Mission Five: Tsumei Village 1:00 AM 7:00 AM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mission Six: Seitung Harbor 3:00 AM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mission Seven: Shing Jea Monastery 5:00 AM 11:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 PM
Emperor Kisu and the Final Event 2:00 AM and every two hours after. The Emperor's last appearance begins at 11:59 PM

* All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is -7 GMT. Missions will be available for 30 minutes.

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