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Shing Jea Monastery decorated for the Dragon Festival.
Kaineng Center decorated for the Dragon Festival.

After years of struggle, The Dragon Empire rose anew from the ashes of the devastation of the Jade Wind. 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.

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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.


There are four quests given by Imperial Guard Hanso during each Dragon Festival, which now celebrate the defeat of the demon invasion during the first of these Festivals. Since 2007, all quests are re-enactments of the earlier events and the Lesser Grasps are replaced with actors. Each quest is a pre-requisite for the next:

  1. The Rampaging Yetis
  2. The Shrine of Maat
  3. A Strange Request
  4. Darkness at Kaitan


There are also seven missions that occur during each Dragon Festival. Each mission has 3–4 scheduled start times each day, when Captain Rujiyo calls heroes to arms for the missions.. The missions are only available for 30 minutes after the initial request. As noted above, there was an actual demon invasion during the original 2006 festival; subsequent Dragon Festivals celebrate victory by re-enacting the events, replacing the original monsters with actors and the rifts with pinwheels. The seven missions are:

  1. Haiju Lagoon
  2. Jaya Bluffs
  3. Tsumei Village
  4. Seitung Harbor
  5. Tsumei Village 2
  6. Seitung Harbor 2
  7. Shing Jea Monastery


Icon Item Icon Item
Flask of Firewater.png Flask of Firewater Bottle of Rice Wine.png Bottle of Rice Wine
Red Bean Cake.png Red Bean Cake Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket
Sparkler.png Sparkler Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper
Sugary Blue Drink.png Sugary Blue Drink Crème Brûlée.png Crème Brûlée
Victory Token.png Victory Token Festival Prize.png Festival Prize


Year Mask
2006 Dragon Mask.png
Dragon Mask
2007 Demon Mask.png
Demon Mask
2008 Grasping Mask.png
Grasping Mask
2009 Imperial Dragon Mask.png
Imperial Dragon Mask
2010 Sinister Dragon Mask.png
Sinister Dragon Mask
2011 Mirthful Dragon Mask.png
Mirthful Dragon Mask


Location of Celestial Charges and Imperial Sorcerers.

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.

Other festivities

Each Dragon Festival will make the Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Racing available for use as well. Victory Tokens will also become a PvE drop for the duration of the event.


These Dragon Festival NPCs appear with Shing Jea Boardwalk event NPCs:

Shing Jea Monastery

Only during finales:

For one week after the festival:

Special events
Canthan New Year 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
April Fools' Day 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
Anniversary Celebration 2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th onward
Dragon Festival 20062007 (Redux) • 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday in July 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Halloween 2005200620072008 (Redux) • 20092010201120122013
Wintersday 20052006200720082009 (Redux) • 2010201120122013 onward
Other annual events Breast Cancer Awareness MonthLucky Treats WeekPirate Week
Special Treats WeekSweet Treats WeekWayfarer's Reverie
One-time only events Day of the TenguFarewell to Gaile
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