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Krinadon
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Posted: 10/28/2021 at 11:05 AM Post #1
Here is the official announcement thread for the Fall Festival of 2021!

Festival Begins: Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 PM
Forum Games End: Sunday, November 28th at 11:59 PM
Festival Features End*: Wednesday, December 1st at 11:59 PM
Festival Ends: Sunday, December 5th at 11:59 PM

* = Umbra's Veil, Trick or Treating Visiting, Daily Task Log Resets will close at this time

The Fall Festival is not only a celebration of the yearly harvest, but also a time where Sylestians enjoy everything spooky and frightful! It is an especially celebrated time of the year because it marks the yearly return of the Ryori's! Over the next few weeks, you can participate in many various activities to obtain unique rewards, find unique pets, and most importantly to have a lot of fun!




Diamond Sale, Double XP Event, and Themed Pet Encounter Bonus
https://www.sylestia.com/shops/diamondshop/

Start Time: Thursday, October 28th at 12:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:59 PM


During this time, there will be a Double XP Event and all Wild Themed within the Lost Grove will have a doubled base rate of being encountered!

For the Themed Encounter Rate Bonus, it is a doubled increase chance on the base rate. This means that this will stack with all other bonuses!

Stable Purchase: 400 (20% Discount)
Diamonds: Receive 20% Extra Base Per Purchase!

[Exceptional Genetic Test Kit]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Exceptional Genetic Scanner]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Exceptional Infertility Kit]: 1,000 (33% Discount)
[Masterful Snare Trap]: 300 (40% Discount)

[Perfume of Themed Attraction]: 100 (Limited Item - 33% Discount)
[Philter of Trait Disruption (Themed)]: 200 (33% Discount)
[Philter of Expedient Learning]: 200 (33% Discount)
[Greater Genetic Mutator]: 160 (20% Discount)
[Greater Pet Dye]: 120 (20% Discount)
[Perfume of Themed Attraction (Lost Grove)]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Philter of Infertility]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Magical Pie]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Philter of Gender Swapping]: 80 (20% Discount)
[Prismatic Philter]: 60 (25% Discount)

[Mystical Ryori Essence]: 500 (50% Discount)

[Fall Festival Mega-Bundle]: 10,000 (Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Fall Festival Fun-dle]: 3,900 (Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Majestic Brewing Catalyst]: 1,200
[Fabled Brewing Catalyst]: 800
[Regular Brewing Catalyst]: 400
[Fabled Brewing Catalyst (Aged)]: 400
[Regular Brewing Catalyst (Aged)]: 100
[Box of Brewing Supplies]: 600
[Box of Brewing Agents]: 300
[Expedient Brew Agent]: 500
[Premium Vial Holder]: 60
[Maws Key]: 50
[Trick or Treating Basket]: 100

[Trait Disruptor (Qitari - Infernal Demon)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Ryori - Ghastly Banshee)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Kelpari - Reaper)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Ny'vene - Spectral)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Zolnixi - Cute Witch)]: 500 (Limited Item)




Themed Pet List
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/themed_list/

Visit the page above to see all of the available Themed Pets from this year's Fall Festival!




Explore the Festival Zone
https://www.sylestia.com/explore/newzone/?zone=umbrasveil
This zone is recommended for players using pets of Level 10 and above!

The above will take you to the Festival Zone for the Fall Festival, Umbra's Veil. Please note, if you are exploring another zone in Astryl's Vale or the Lost Grove, you will have to exit the zone first. If you are in a battle, you will have to finish your battle first.

The zone is currently host to 34 Wild Themed Sylesties, 17 of which are new this year, 8 Named spawn locations, Mysterious Pumpkins, Sylesti Nests, hidden Treasure Chests, and so much more! Umbra's Veil is a large and spooky area tucked in the southwestern territory of Umbra Forest.

Level 60+ Bonus - If you are using an entire Party of Level 60+ Pets, Named will have two rolls on Avatar Item drops and offer increased Festival Supply rewards! However, Named and other enemies will provide more challenging battles. Warning: Enemies scale up to Level 75 now and also increase in difficulty depending on how far you have progressed throughout the Lost Grove!




Sylesti Brewing
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/sylesti_brewing

Sylesti Brewing has returned! Please note, I am still intending on updating some interface things with the page with the recent changes so please bear with me on that.

All players will start out with 3 Free Cauldrons to use. You can always purchase additional one-time use Cauldrons for Diamonds, Gold, or Chocolate Coins! To begin brewing, just click on your Cauldron and fill it with Broth. After that you will need to add a Brewing Catalyst to your brew, which will determine which Themed Pet the Brew will produce when completed. You can find Brew Catalysts by participating in almost any of the Fall Festival's features or by purchasing them directly from the Festival Shop or the Diamond Shop.

Please note, some Catalysts are marked with "Aged". This means that is was a Themed that was available in the previous year.

Once you have your Sylesti Brew started, you will need to watch over it and keep it cooking at a good rate. Sometimes, the Brew will be out of balance and you will have to use a Brewing Agent to normalize it. Doing so will decrease the amount of time the Sylesti will be required to cook.

There are also Quality and Bonus measurements. Preventing your Brew from having lingering Conditions and continuing to counteract Conditions will improve its Quality. If you keep your Brew at higher Qualities, it will receive Bonus Points every hour. If a Brew receives a certain amount of Bonus Points by the time it is completed, it will receive up to 2 special bonuses to the resulting Themed Pet! This may be a tad confusing, so I will try to break it down further.

There are four different tiers of Quality:

Normal: Slowest rate of Hourly Progress and Agent Progress towards completion. No Hourly Bonus. No Agent Bonus.
Good: Double rate of Hourly Progress towards completion. Slowest rate of Agent Progress towards completion. No Hourly Bonus. No Agent Bonus.
Great: Triple rate of Hourly Progress towards completion. Double rate of Agent Progress towards completion. No Hourly Bonus. Single Agent Bonus.
Perfect: Quadruple rate of Hourly Progress towards completion. Double rate of Agent Progress towards completion. Double Hourly Bonus. Single Agent Bonus.


Using an Expedient Brew Agent on a Brew will increase all Hourly and Agent Progress and Bonuses by 300% until the Brew is completed.

If a Condition is ignored for too long, then every Hour a Brew's Quality will decrease by one tier until settling back at Normal.

Each Brew can unlock two Bonuses. This can easily be tracked in the list of information for each Brew. For any Brew, the first Bonus is an additional boost to the resulting Themed Pet's Statistics, equal to two additional Ranks of using Spectral Essences. For Majestic Catalysts, the second Bonus is an additional two Ranks boosted to Statistics. However, for all other Catalysts, the second Bonus is an additional Carried Trait to an empty slot.

Furthermore, you can also use Brew Additives to alter characteristics about your Themed Pet!

Exceptional Blood Vial: The completed Brew will be a 3-Visible Pet (2-Visible if Majestic).
Greater Blood Vial: The completed Brew will be a 2-Visible Pet (1-Visible if Majestic).
Lesser Blood Vial: The completed Brew will be a 1-Visible Pet (2-Carry if Majestic).

Expedient Brew Agent: Removes the waiting period between incurred conditions. This allows repeated application of Brewing Agents until the Brew is complete. Additionally, triples both the passive growth and the Brew Agent growth until completed, as well as Bonus gained if in Perfect Quality. These can only be used once that specific Themed Pet has already been created once by anyone on the Site.
Spectral Essence: Boosts the Base Stats of a Pet by 100 Health and 5 Str, Int, Dex, and Agi. Can be used four times. Requires 2 per use.
Sticky Goo: Allows you to guarantee a Visible Trait in a specific eligible slot. Requires 2 per use.
Vampire Dust: Guarantees that a Visible Trait will have a hidden Carried Trait. Requires 2 per use.
Gummy Puppy Tail: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Male. Requires 6 per use.
Sugar and Spice: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Female. Requires 6 per use.


There are a total of 48 unique Themed Pets available from Sylesti Brewing. There are 4 Restricted Trait Majestic Themes, 16 Fabled Themes, and 28 Regular Themes.

Lastly, there are a handful of unique Titles available from Brewing!

Premier Brewmaster / Premier Brewmistress: Awarded to the player who is the first to Collect any Pet from Brewing. They will also receive a [Peerless Avatar Token].
Majestic Brewmaster / Majestic Brewmistress: Finish a Majestic Sylesti Brew.
Fabled Brewmaster / Fabled Brewmistress: Finish all Fabled Sylesti Brews.
Brewmaster / Brewmistress: Finish all Regular Sylesti Brews.
Wondrous Warlock / Wondrous Witch: Finish one of all 25 Sylesti Brews.
The Perfectionist: Finish a Sylesti Brew with 2 Bonuses.
Benevolent Brewer: Use Brewing Agents on other players' Brews 25 times.




Trick or Treating
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/trick_or_treat/

Trick or Treating is back! Visit all fellow Sylestians with your best Trick or Treat. Hosts can then either give you a complimentary Piece of Candy or give you a personal item (from a list of approved Festival-related items) from their Inventory. As a Trick or Treater, your goal is to collect each of the 21 unique Pieces of Candy. Once you have at least one of each, you can turn them into a Handful of Candy, which can be opened for awesome rewards!

You can also hand out Trick or Treating Baskets as gifts to other players to give them awesome rewards! Be the door that everyone flocks to!

You can view the status of your candy collecting by viewing your Trick or Treating profile. There are unique Titles that are available by participating. They are as follows:

-Trickster: Trick or Treat 500 times as a Visitor
-Candy Dispenser: Hand out 500 Pieces of Candy
-The Sweet Tooth: Create 5 Handfuls of Candy
-The Kind-Hearted: Hand out a Personal Item





Explore the Haunted House
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/haunted_house/

The Haunted House has returned!

You must purchase an entry with either 250 Diamonds, 500,000 Gold, or 1,000 Chocolate Coins. If using Chocolate Coins, be sure to consume them from your Inventory first to add them onto your account.

There are 3 Stages to the Haunted House: the Gloomy Cemetery, the Haunting First Floor, and the Eerie Basement. You begin in the Gloomy Cemetery with 8 Shovels and must dig from the available spots to find either buried treasure or the Ghostly Key. Finding the Ghostly Key allows you to advance to the next Stage, the Haunting First Floor.

In the second Stage, you get 6 Brooms and again must sweep for hidden treasure or the Ghostly Key. Finding the Ghostly Key again will allow you to enter the third and final Stage, the Eerie Basement.

In the final Stage, you get 4 Torches to use to reveal hidden treasure before the game ends and you can play again.

For each Stage that you advance to, the available prizes get better and better.

As you play, you will notice various tiles in all Stages covered with different Objects. Objects can be removed by consuming one of your Tools for that Stage and often hide the more rare prizes underneath!

Additionally, if you run out of Tools on a Stage, you can opt to purchase more Tools for Diamonds. However, you can only do this once per Stage.

Lastly, you will sometimes find the Genie's Lamp! The Genie's Lamp is a special item that allows you to summon a Genie and be granted one of three available wishes. The Genie's Lamp also carries over from one game to the next until it is used, meaning you do not have to use it during the game that you found it! You can wait to use it at anytime! However, once used, it will be consumed until you find it again.

The available wishes will change depending on the current situation, but are grouped into 3 basic functions:

Remove All Objects
Grant the Ghostly Key
Grant Additional Tools


For all available prizes from the Haunted House, please refer to the bottom of the Haunted House page where all prizes are listed.




The Maws of Madness
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/maws_of_madness/

Test your battle prowess against fierce opponents and earn incredible rewards from your victories! In order to begin, you will be prompted to first select a Tower to enter. You can enter either the Level 20-60 Tower or the Level 60-70 Tower.

Each tower has a total of 8 Stages to battle through where each Stage gets progressively more difficult and rewarding than the previous Stage. In order to enter each Stage, you must first use a [Maws Key] to unlock the Stage. Once unlocked, you can then freely enter the Stage as often as you like until you are victorious. At that point, you will be retuned to here to claim your rewards and then be given the opportunity to move onto the next Stage.

Every day, Players will be awarded with 1 Free [Maws Key]. Players can receive an additional [Maws Key] by completing one of the available Daily Tasks. Players can also purchase as many [Maws Key] as they want from either the Festival Shop or the Diamond Shop. However, a Player can only have a maximum of 8 [Maws Key] at any time.

Once per day, Players can use 1 Free Reset Charge to completely reset their Maws progression and start over - allowing them to earn the rewards all over again! Players can also purchase 1 additional Reset Charge per day. Reset Charge uses will reset every day at midnight.

With the recent increase of the Level Cap from 70 to 75, we are looking into adding a third Tower for Levels 71-75. We decided against changing the current Towers since they are targeted at players in specific ranges of progression. The proper solution is to add a third Tower, not change the existing ones. We will release more information on this as soon as we have it available.




Leaderboard Contests
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/sylesti_contests/

Throughout the duration of the Festival, there will be a total of 132 Contests running! There are 2 types of Contests: Enemies Defeated and Pets Nurtured. The 1st Place winner of each Contest will receive a 3-Visible Brewing Pet of that Species. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place finishers of each Contest will receive a 2-Visible Brewing Pet of that Species. All top 15 winners will receive a Contest Leaderboard Pouch which can contain some of the Festival's best items!

Enemies Defeated: In order to earn points for this Contest, you must defeat enemies inside the Festival Zone with pets of that Species. Having multiple Pets of the same Species counts as multiple points. Additionally, having various Pets in your Party counts for each of their respective Contests.

Pets Nurtured: In order to earn points for this Contest, you must nurture Pets of that Species. There are no other restrictions.

Lastly, all players can earn [Contest Reward Pouches] by earning so many points per Contest. There is no limit to the amount of pouches a player can earn. So the more you participate, the more that you'll receive! Reward pouches can contain various festival rewards.

Contest Schedule:
Enemies Defeated Contest #1: 11/1 at 3:00 PM - 11/5 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #2: 11/10 at 12:00 PM - 11/14 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #3: 11/20 at 9:00 AM - 11/24 at 11:59 PM

Pets Nurtured Contest #1: 11/1 at 3:00 PM - 11/5 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #2: 11/10 at 12:00 PM - 11/14 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #3: 11/20 at 9:00 AM - 11/24 at 11:59 PM




Festival Task List
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/task_list/

The Festival Task Log is back and is full of 45+ Tasks for all sorts of things during the Festival. How this works is just simply complete whatever is required of the Task and credit will automatically be tallied into your Task Log. Once you have completed the Task the required amount of times, you will receive whatever the reward for the Task is. It's that simple!

There are both Daily Tasks, which reset every day at midnight, and Festival Tasks, which can only be completed once per Festival. Be sure to complete as many as you can!

New this year is a Daily Task for completing all of the other Daily Tasks. The reward for doing this each day is a [Mystery Brew Catalyst]!




Spooky Shop
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_fall/spooky_shop/

The Spooky Shop is back! With this feature, you can browse the current 'offerings', which update every 30 minutes, to see what's available. However, this shop works with a special twist! Instead of simply purchasing goods, you are instead completing delivery tasks in order to then receive a mysterious reward.

Delivery tasks come in all shapes and sizes. Some require you to deliver currency, such as Gold or Scales. Others may require you to deliver a random item, or a certain amount of random items. You will just have to check the offers as they become available and see which ones you can complete!

If you successfully complete an offer, you will then receive a random reward based on the 'Tier' of the offer. The various Tiers are Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The higher the Tier, the more demanding the offer will be. However, the quality of your reward will also improve.

Available Rewards:
-Exclusive Fall Festival Avatar Items
-Exclusive Titles
-Fall Festival Themed Pets (1, 2, or 3 Visible Traits)
-Various Diamond Shop Items
-Various Fall Festival Supplies (ranging from Majestic and Fabled Catalysts all the way down to Brewing Agents)
-Various Lost Grove Materials
-Diamonds




Collect the Fall Festival Avatar Items
https://www.sylestia.com/shops/holidayshop/

There are 210 *NEW* Avatar Items available from this year's Fall Festival, not including the items available from the Retired Avatar Item Box, which can be purchased from the Festival Shop and the Diamond Shop, or returning items from previous Festivals. So be sure to participate so that you don't miss out!


Participate in Forum Games
https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?forum=24

Throughout the Festival, we will be hosting many various Forum Games. Visit the link above and look for any stickied thread that begins with "2021 Fall Festival".

Don't miss out! Participating in many of the games will guarantee you a prize. Others offer such great prizes for winning that you won't want to miss out!

2020 Fall Festival - Pumpkin Carving (Traditional)
2020 Fall Festival - Pumpkin Carving (Digital)
More coming soon
Edited By Krinadon on 11/25/2021 at 4:00 PM.
Marichoness
Level 75
The Fortuitous
Joined: 8/28/2019
Threads: 50
Posts: 1,798
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 11:14 AM Post #2
The new themes are exceptional!!!
Can't wait to spend hours in ToT XD
I'd forgotten how much fun Spooky Shop was, Thanks Krin!!!
Hiraeth
Level 75
Crystalline Cleaver
Joined: 7/14/2015
Threads: 117
Posts: 1,780
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:24 PM Post #3
yesss fall fesssst

just wanted to add in here that the fest zone bosses are a bit... beefy when you're running a lvl 75 team. Some of my main concerns are that the 2-turn stun isn't blockable, and that the drops don't justify the effort taken to fell 1 boss. :p

Another thing is that I was (and I'm sure others as well) planning to use the maws to upgrade my lvl 75 pets abilities. I was a bit shocked to find that I can't enter with lvl 75 pets - upon reflection I should've realized it before spending my key lol - why would 75s be able to enter 60-70 when 70s can't enter the lower tower. I do think though an extra popup would've been nice, just another warning like, 'hey ur party pets are lvl 75. are u sure u want to enter' or something to that effect.

looking forward to the contests and extra festivities!!
Krinadon
Level 75
Guardian of the Realm
Site Administrator
Joined: 12/17/2012
Threads: 923
Posts: 13,114
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:34 PM Post #4
Link: https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?thread=100343&page=1#3
Author: Hiraeth
Time Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:24 PM
yesss fall fesssst

just wanted to add in here that the fest zone bosses are a bit... beefy when you're running a lvl 75 team. Some of my main concerns are that the 2-turn stun isn't blockable, and that the drops don't justify the effort taken to fell 1 boss. :p

Another thing is that I was (and I'm sure others as well) planning to use the maws to upgrade my lvl 75 pets abilities. I was a bit shocked to find that I can't enter with lvl 75 pets - upon reflection I should've realized it before spending my key lol - why would 75s be able to enter 60-70 when 70s can't enter the lower tower. I do think though an extra popup would've been nice, just another warning like, 'hey ur party pets are lvl 75. are u sure u want to enter' or something to that effect.

looking forward to the contests and extra festivities!!


With the increase in Level Cap from 70 to 75, I had to make adjustments to Festival Zone difficulty. The results of the adjustments are that things are now a bit more difficult. There isn't really a straightforward way to just be like, "/scale_to_75" lol. So it's going to take some back and forth tweaks as I get data/feedback on the changes. They are intended to be more challenging as to warrant the higher loot rolls and double Avatar Item rolls. But they should not be Lost Grove difficulty. So, will just take some tweaking to get things rounded out.

As for Maws, I will try and see what I can do regarding a 71-75 Tower. But it will take me a bit of time to get it figured out and/or actually build one. I will post updates as I have them.
Kalores
Level 75
Crystalline Cleaver
Joined: 8/11/2013
Threads: 105
Posts: 3,346
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:42 PM Post #5
Krin, please throw Orbs and Codex's in the 71-71 Maws, please~
Krinadon
Level 75
Guardian of the Realm
Site Administrator
Joined: 12/17/2012
Threads: 923
Posts: 13,114
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:43 PM Post #6
Link: https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?thread=100343&page=1#5
Author: Kalores
Time Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:42 PM
Krin, please throw Orbs and Codex's in the 71-71 Maws, please~


Hehe. I would highly suspect they would be a part of the loot table for the 71-75 Tower.
Kalores
Level 75
Crystalline Cleaver
Joined: 8/11/2013
Threads: 105
Posts: 3,346
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:44 PM Post #7
Excellent! Thanks Krin~

*heads back to Temple to get Rank 5 abilities*
Hiraeth
Level 75
Crystalline Cleaver
Joined: 7/14/2015
Threads: 117
Posts: 1,780
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 1:46 PM Post #8
Got it! the bosses i just fought were more manageable than the first couple. gotta get used to the new abilities lol.
Peacockofchaos
Level 74
Trickster
Joined: 3/3/2018
Threads: 36
Posts: 723
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 2:55 PM Post #9
Krin, you have once again out done yourself with the outfits.
Teefa85
Level 75
Crystalline Cleaver
Joined: 1/28/2013
Threads: 9
Posts: 805
Posted: 10/28/2021 at 3:04 PM Post #10
All the Named have awesome outfits! I definitely gotta fight for these drops!
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