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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 4:43 AM Post #1
Here is the official announcement thread for the Fall Festival of 2019!

Festival Begins: Friday, October 25th at 12:00 PM
Forum Games End: Sunday, November 24th at 11:59 PM
Festival Zone Closes*: Wednesday, December 4th at 11:59 PM
Festival Ends: Sunday, December 15th at 11:59 PM

* = Umbra's Veil and Trick or Treating Visiting 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 Ryories! Over the next few weeks, you can participate in many various activities to obtain unique rewards, to find unique pets, and most importantly to have a lot of fun!

Important Announcement: Regarding Festival Tokens and various Festival Supplies... beginning this Festival and for the indefinite future, any leftover supplies after the Festival Closes (December 15th) will expire and be removed from players' Inventories. As discussed in this post, we will no longer be reimbursing these items as 'expired' tokens that can be sold for Gold.

Diamond Sale

We will be having a Diamond Sale running through Sunday, November 3rd.

Visit the link above to see everything that's available both during the sale and for the duration of the Fall Festival!

New Pet Traits

Restricted Trait Set: Demonstalker
Species: Ryori
Traits: Demonstalker's Mantra (G2), Demonstalker's Mane (M1), Demonstalker's Wings (M2), Demonstalker's Horns (M3)

Themed Pet List

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

Explore the Festival Zone
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, 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, 7 Named 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.

Daily Bonus: Avatar Item - New this year, we have added a daily bonus for all players where if they do not receive an Avatar Item by their 4th defeated Named, a random bonus one will be awarded to them! This bonus resets everyday at midnight.

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.

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.

Important Changes:
-Increased Free Cauldrons from 2 to 3.
-Increased the cap for total Cauldrons from 30 to 50.
-Decreased Diamond and Gold cost of additional Cauldrons from 100 to 75 and from 200,000 to 150,000
-Catalysts under 100% Growth will no longer be auto completed when the Festival comes to an end. They must finish growing before the Festival ends.

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 Perfect Quality, it will receive a Bonus every hour. If a Brew has certain amounts of Bonuses by the time it is completed, it will receive up to two 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 49 unique Themed Pets available from Sylesti Brewing. There are 5 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 a Pet from Brewing.
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

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

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

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.

Please note: Currently, only the Level 60-70 Tower is available.
The Level 20-60 Tower is still under construction.

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.

Leaderboard 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 12:00 PM - 11/5 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #2: 11/13 at 6:00 AM - 11/17 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #3: 11/22 at 12:00 PM - 11/26 at 11:59 PM

Pets Nurtured Contest #1: 11/1 at 12:00 PM - 11/5 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #2: 11/13 at 6:00 AM - 11/17 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #3: 11/22 at 12:00 PM - 11/26 at 11:59 PM

Festival 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]!

Collect the Fall Festival Avatar Items

There are over 130 *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

Throughout the Festival, we will be hosting many various Forum Games. Visit the link above and look for any stickied thread that begins with "2019 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!
Edited By Krinadon on 12/1/2019 at 3:54 PM.
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The Kind-Hearted
Joined: 7/4/2018
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 4:56 AM Post #2
Eeeh! I'm So Excited for all the new stuff!
Level 70
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 4:58 AM Post #3
Yay, I'm excited as always to enjoy the festival and can't wait to see the new maws of madness and restricted traits. Hopefully all of the balancing adjustments go smoothly as well, and if not I'm sure that will just mean they will be in future events.
Level 70
Guardian of the Realm
Joined: 5/2/2019
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 7:16 AM Post #4
It sounds so interesting, I hope that I will be able to participate like I want this festival.
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Grand Protector
Joined: 6/28/2018
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 7:45 AM Post #5
Whoa, there are 5 majestics this time? O.O
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The Perfectionist
Joined: 11/2/2018
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 8:08 AM Post #6
I can't wait! This is gonna be so much fun.
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The Tender
Joined: 10/22/2016
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 8:15 AM Post #7
I think i might have missed this Festival last year, so I am ultra excited! Thanks everyone for all the hard work. :3
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The Fortuitous
Joined: 11/1/2018
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 9:54 AM Post #8

TYSM Krin!
Edited By Orca2Whale on 10/25/2019 at 9:56 AM.
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Grand Protector
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Posted: 10/25/2019 at 9:58 AM Post #9
I'm super excited! This was the first fest I ever did, but last time I was still new and didn't get to do much other than brewing. It's gonna be wonderful to get to experience the whole thing this time. Halloween and Samhain is my favorite time of year. ^-^
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High Warlord
Joined: 10/15/2018
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Posts: 1,304
Posted: 10/25/2019 at 11:52 AM Post #10
Wow, this was my first fest last year, and I've learned so much since then. Its crazy in a good way, coming full circle like this. I can't wait to see what sort of new pets and avatar items show up this year.
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