Dragon Festival 2011

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Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting on Thursday, June 30 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 3.

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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.

This year’s festival runs from Thursday, June 30th to Sunday, July 3rd and features a visit from the Emperor himself!

Official website

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Mission and final event schedule[edit]

All times are listed in both Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7) and UTC. UTC times in italics are on the next day. Missions are available from Captain Rujiyo for 30 minutes.

Thursday, June 30
Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Races open without an update.
Friday, July 1
Mission one (Haiju Lagoon) – rewards 50 tokens 4:00 AM 11:00 12:00 PM 19:00 8:00 PM 3:00
Mission two (Jaya Bluffs) – rewards 50 tokens 8:00 AM 15:00 4:00 PM 23:00 12:00 AM 7:00
Saturday, July 2
Mission three (Tsumei Village) – rewards 75 tokens 2:00 AM 9:00 8:00 AM 15:00 2:00 PM 21:00 8:00 PM 3:00
Mission four (Seitung Harbor) – rewards 75 tokens 4:00 AM 11:00 10:00 AM 17:00 4:00 PM 23:00 10:00 PM 5:00
Sunday, July 3
Mission five (Tsumei Village) – rewards 100 tokens 1:00 AM 8:00 7:00 AM 14:00 1:00 PM 20:00 7:00 PM 2:00
Mission six (Seitung Harbor) – rewards 100 tokens 3:00 AM 10:00 9:00 AM 16:00 3:00 PM 22:00 9:00 PM 4:00
Mission seven (Shing Jea Monastery) – rewards 100 tokens 5:00 AM 12:00 11:00 AM 18:00 5:00 PM 0:00 11:00 PM 6:00
Final event Every two hours beginning at 2:00 AM / 9:00 (UTC);
Last final event begins at 11:59 PM / 6:59 (UTC)
Monday, July 4 - Sunday, July 10
Imperial Supply Master Kagno appears and remains in Shing Jea Monastery to exchange Victory Tokens for the new mask.

Final event[edit]

See also Dragon Festival#Finale
Starts on July 3, 2011.
Last update
Saturday, 02:42 UTC
(24 hr format)
2:01 am 09:01
4:01 am 11:01
6:01 am 13:01
8:01 am 15:01
10:01 am 17:01
12:01 pm 19:01
2:01 pm 21:01
4:01 pm 23:01
6:01 pm 01:01
July 4
8:01 pm 03:01
July 4
10:01 pm 05:01
July 4
12:01 am
July 4
July 4

Emperor Kisu will appear in Shing Jea Monastery every two hours, and give a Mirthful Dragon Mask to each player in exchange for 250 Victory Tokens (the tokens are taken automatically from the character's inventory). Shortly after the distribution of the masks, Celestial Charges will start to drop which players are required to deliver to the Imperial Sorcerers before being caught by a Grasp of Insanity. One point is rewarded to the Canthans for each charge delivered while the Grasps receive a point for each charge destroyed. A win for the Canthans result in a celebration complete with fireworks and between 12 and 26 Festival Prizes. A win for the Grasps result in them going crazy and killing everyone they touch. A player will receive one Victory Token for each Celestial Charge they delivered.

  • Festival Prizes (from the finale) will continue to be added to your inventory for several minutes after each finale ends, at the rate of about 1-3 each minute.
  • Imperial Supply Master Kagno will arrive after the festival is finished to allow players that missed the final event to get the new mask.



Festival rewards[edit]

Many quests and events reward players with special items only available during the festival. Here are some items you might be lucky enough to come across during the Dragon Festival:

Icon Official comment Notes
Bottle Rocket.png Bottle Rocket: Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from any and all faces. Creates a vertical smoke trail speeding up and away from the character, and then a small "pop" with a visible burst over the characters head. Adds 1 point towards the Party Animal title track.
Bottle of Rice Wine.png Bottle of Rice Wine: Official drink of the Dragon Festival! Avoid drinking before combat. Alcohol. Adds one point towards the Drunkard title track.
Champagne Popper.png Champagne Popper: A spectacular but short-lived sensation for the eyes and ears. Creates a "pop" along with dozens of small square pieces of orange/red confetti, that slowly drift earthward. Adds 1 point towards the Party Animal title track.
Crème Brûlée.png Crème Brûlée: It’s delicious and it delivers a sugar rush—it may be the perfect food. Affects the user with Sugar Rush (10 minutes, 25% speed boost). Adds three points towards the Sweet Tooth title track (can only be used in outposts).
Flask of Firewater.png Flask of Firewater: Do you have a fire burning inside you? You will after you drink this potent concoction! Consuming this item makes you drunk and will turn your screen red. Alcohol; adds three points towards the Drunkard title track.
Red Bean Cake.png Red Bean Cake: Put some pep in your step and some zing in your sword swing with these festive cakes. Affects the user with Sugar Rush (5 min 25% speed boost). Adds two points towards the Sweet Tooth title track.
Sparkler.png Sparkler: Create a cloud of sparkly sparks above your head. It’s sparkly! Lasts 17 seconds. Adds one point towards the Party Animal title track.
Sugary Blue Drink.png Sugary Blue Drink: Need a rush? Down this sweet drink for a boost of speed. Affects the user with a Sugar Jolt (for 2 minutes you move 50% faster). Adds one point towards the Sweet Tooth title track.
Victory Token.png Victory Token: Earn these special tokens by participating in festivities, then exchange them for a variety of rewards. Exchange with Sheng Yi and Seiji (collector) (near the Xunlai in Shing Jea Monastery) or from Zaishen Supply Masters (Lion's Arch, Kamadan, Jewel of Istan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar).
Mirthful Dragon Mask.png Mirthful Dragon Mask: This year's mask design is inspired by the great dragons of legend. Available in exchange for 250 Victory Tokens, from Emperor Kisu (during the Finale) or from Imperial Supply Master Kagno (for one week after the event, starting after the last finale).

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