The Dragon Festival is an annual Canthan celebration that takes place at the beginning of summer.
The Dragon Festival is an ancient Canthan tradition. After the assassination of Emperor Angsiyan at the hands of Shiro Tagachi and the catastrophe of the Jade Wind which threatened to wipe out and destroy the empire of Cantha, newly crowned emperor, Emperor Hanjai, the son of Angsiyan, turned this ancient tradition into a large scale celebration in order to unite the empire in its reconstruction.
The festival marks the anniversary of establishing the settlement on Shing Jea Island as well as the expansion of Kaineng City to accommodate the refugees from the areas hit hardest by the Jade Wind. The Dragon Festival has come to symbolize the survival of the Empire of the Dragon (Cantha) in the face of that calamity.
Missions and quests
There are four quests given by Imperial Guard Hanso during each Dragon Festival. In the subsequent Dragon Festivals after 2006, all quests are re-enactments of the first Dragon Festival's events. As such, the Lesser Grasps are replaced with actors.
The four quests, in order, are:
There are also seven missions that occur during each Dragon Festival. Each mission has three or four scheduled beginnings. Captain Rujiyo calls heroes to arms for the missions on a daily basis at the scheduled times. The missions are only active for 30 minutes after the call first goes out. In the subsequent Dragon Festivals after 2006, all mini-missions are re-enactments of the first Dragon Festival's events. As such, the original monsters are replaced with actors and the rifts with pinwheels.
The seven missions, in order, are:
- Mission one (Haiju Lagoon)
- Mission two (Jaya Bluffs)
- Mission three (Tsumei Village)
- Mission four (Seitung Harbor)
- Mission five (Tsumei Village)
- Mission six (Seitung Harbor)
- Mission seven (Shing Jea Monastery)
|Birthday Cupcake||Flask of Firewater|
|Bottle of Rice Wine||Red Bean Cake|
|Champagne Popper||Sugary Blue Drink|
|Crème Brûlée||Victory Token|
Imperial Dragon Mask
Sinister Dragon Mask
Emperor Kisu will appear in Shing Jea Monastery every two hours and give the year's new mask to each player in exchange for 250 Victory Tokens (tokens are taken automatically from the player's inventory). Shortly after the distribution of the festival hats, Celestial Charges will start to spawn around Shing Jea Monastery. Players are required to deliver the Celestial Charges to the Imperial Sorcerers before being caught by a Grasp of Insanity:
- One point is awarded to the Canthans for each charge delivered.
- The Grasps received a point for each charge destroyed.
- Being caught while holding a Celestial Charge will kill your character for a short amount of time.
At the conclusion of the fifteen minutes, the highest scoring side "wins". A win for the Canthans will result in a celebration complete with fireworks and Festival Gifts. A win for the Grasps will result in them killing everyone they touch. A player will receive one Victory Token for each Celestial Charge they deliver to an Imperial Sorcerer.
Imperial Supply Master Kagno will appear after the festival has concluded to allow players that missed the finale to receive a mask, in exchange for Victory Tokens.
- Dragon Festival 2010
- Dragon Festival 2009
- Dragon Festival 2008
- Dragon Festival 2007 Redux
- Dragon Festival 2007
- Dragon Festival 2006
|Canthan New Year||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 onward|
|April Fools' Day||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 onward|
|Anniversary Celebration||2nd • 3rd • 4th • 5th • 6th • 7th • 8th • 9th onward|
|Dragon Festival||2006 • 2007 (Redux) • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 onward|
|Wintersday in July||2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 onward|
|Halloween||2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 (Redux) • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013|
|Wintersday||2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 (Redux) • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 onward|
|Other annual events|| Breast Cancer Awareness Month • Lucky Treats Week • Pirate Week |
Special Treats Week • Sweet Treats Week • Wayfarer's Reverie
|One-time only events||Day of the Tengu • Farewell to Gaile|