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Krinadon
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 2:36 PM Post #1
Here is the official announcement thread for the 2021 Summer Festival!

Festival Start Time: Friday, August 6th at 2:00 PM
Zone Closes/Forum Games End Time: Wednesday, September 8th at 11:59 PM
Festival End Time: Sunday, September 19th at 11:59 PM


The Summer Festival is when all Sylestians celebrate the joys of warm weather, beaches, and all that comes with the season of summer! This time of year is the last period of time before the weather starts to turn.

The Summer Festival also marks the return of the Lighira! Throughout the Summer Festival, these elusive symbols of summer can be found throughout the Festival Zone. So be sure to catch as many as you can before they return to their nesting grounds for the remainder of the year!




Diamond Sale and Double XP Event
https://www.sylestia.com/shops/diamondshop/

Start Time: Friday, August 6th at 2:00 PM
End Time: Sunday, August 15th at 11:59 PM


During this time, all battles will award Double Experience!

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 Lighira Essence]: 500 (50% Discount)

[Summer Festival Mega-Bundle]: 10,000 (Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Summer Festival Fun-dle]: 3,900 ( Limited Item - Limit 1 Per Player)
[Majestic Sculpting Catalyst]: 1,200 (Limited Item)
[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst]: 800 (Limited Item)
[Regular Sculpting Catalyst]: 400 (Limited Item)
[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst (Aged)]: 400 (Limited Item)
[Regular Sculpting Catalyst (Aged)]: 100 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Tool Combo 20-Pack]: 1,500 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Beach Shovel (10-Pack)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Majestic Beach Fishing Pole (10-Pack)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Box of Sculpting Supplies]: 600 (Limited Item)
[Box of Sculpting Agents]: 300 (Limited Item)
[Quick Drying Agent]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Premium Clam]: 60 (Limited Item)

[Trait Disruptor (Lighira - Lionfish)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Nytekrie - Beholder)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Lighira - Ancestral Deity)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Lighira - Nebula)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Ny'vene - Imperial Dragon)]: 500 (Limited Item)
[Trait Disruptor (Qitari - Solar Champion)]: 500 (Limited Item)




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

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




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

Esior's Cove has returned! This map is very large and hosts a total of 16 different Named across 8 different spawn locations! There are 12 Named who drop brand new Avatar Sets and 4 Named who drop new Pre-Colored versions of some of last year's Avatar Sets.

While exploring, players can encounter various enemies and Themed Pets. There are a total of 34 Wild Themed Pets that can be found in Esior's Cove, 17 of which are new, including a Wild Themed Ferrikki!

Players who battle with Level 60 Pets or higher will face tougher encounters within Esior's Cove. However, this will reward them with a double loot chance on every Named victory for Avatar Items and a bonus loot chance on other enemies!

Players can find virtually all of this year's festival items by exploring and battling in this zone. So if you're unsure of where to go to participate in the festival, this is the place to start.




Sylesti Sand Sculpting
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_summer/sylesti_beach/

Sylesti Sand Sculpting has returned! While similar to the Spring Festival's Sylesti Garden, there are some differences. Players must first fill one of their Sandboxes with Sand and then select a Sculpting Catalyst that they've collected in order to begin. Every so often, your Sculpture will need to be conditioned by using the appropriate Sand Sculpting Agent:

Deformed: Block of Sand
Cracked: Vial of Seawater
Soaked: Essence of Sun

For each Sand Sculpting Agent that you use on your Sculpture, it will progress towards completion. Once complete, you can collect it for a unique Sculpture Themed Pet!

The details of your pet will depend on what Catalyst and what Additives you used on your Sculpture during its creation. Below is a list of all Additives that can be used on Sculptures:

Prismatic Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 3-Visible Pet (2-Visible if Majestic).
Golden Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 2-Visible Pet (1-Visible if Majestic).
Mundane Pearl: The completed Sculpture will be a 1-Visible Pet (2-Carry if Majestic).

Quick Drying Agent: Removes the waiting period between incurred conditions. This allows repeated application of Sand Sculpting Agents until the Sculpture is complete. *This can only be used once that specific Themed Pet has already been harvested once by anyone on the Site*
Siren Tears: 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.
Sea Pebbles: Allows you to guarantee a Visible Trait in a specific eligible slot. Requires 2 per use.
Enriched Sand: Guarantees that a Visible Trait will have a hidden Carried Trait. Requires 2 per use.
Blue Coating: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Male. Requires 6 per use.
Pink Coating: Guarantees that the Pet will be a Female. Requires 6 per use.


As an added bonus to this feature, you are also able to work on other player's Sculptures! Simply visit their Beach and use one of the available Sculpting Agents or Additives on their Sculptures. They will be notified of your caring gesture and may even return the favor! You will also earn Sun Tokens for being such a friendly neighbor! You may even get lucky and find an exclusive Avatar Item!

There are a total of 26 new Sculpting Themed Pets available: 4 Majestic Themed Pets, 8 Fabled Themed Pets, and 14 Regular Themed Pets. Additionally, last year's Fabled and Regular Themed are still available and appear as "Aged".

The following Titles are also available:

Assistant to the Sculptor: Use Sculpting Agents on other players' Sculptures 25 times.
Sculptor: Sculpt all 14 Regular Catalyst Themed Pets.
Fabled Sculptor: Sculpt all 7 Fabled Catalyst Themed Pets.
Majestic Sculptor: Sculpt a Majestic Catalyst Themed Pet.
Omniscient Sculptor: Sculpt all 24 Sculpting Themed Pets.
Premier Sculptor: Be the first to complete any Sculpture. This Player will also receive a [Peerless Avatar Token]!





Beach Treasure Seeking
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_summer/beach_treasure_seeking/

Beach Treasure Seeking has returned! In order to play, you must first collect any of the three Beach Shovels or any of the three Fishing Poles. Each type has three ranks: Wooden, Iron, and Majestic. While Wooden and Iron tools have the same prize pool, Iron tools will yield much better prizes on average. Majestic tools have not only a better, exclusive prize table, but they will also yield much better prizes on average compared to Iron tools.

Just simply visit the page, select a tile, and select the tool that you wish to use to search for treasure!

Every 8 hours, you can select to move to a new map where all tiles will be reset. Each time you move, you will have a chance of spawning bonus tiles. Bonus tiles are any tile with a special object on them. Using a tool on a bonus tile will improve your chances of finding the more rare items!

Additionally, purchasing a 'Move Approval' will increase your chances of spawning bonus tiles.

The following items are available from Beach Treasure Seeking:

Majestic Tools
-[Majestic Sculpture Catalyst] / [Fabled Sculpting Catalyst] / [Mystery Sculpting Catalyst]
-[Premium Clam] / [Regular Clam]
-[Philter of Expedient Learning]
-[Philter of Trait Disruption]
-[Perfume of Themed Attraction]
-[Greater Genetic Mutator]
-[Greater Pet Dye]


Wooden and Iron Tools
-[Fabled Sculpting Catalyst] / [Mystery Sculpting Catalyst]
-[Premium Clam] / [Regular Clam]
-[Prismatic Philter]
-[Magical Pie]
-[Lesser Genetic Mutator]
-[Lesser Pet Dye]


All Tools
-Various exclusive Avatar Items including the Glamorous Fairy Re-Colorable Items and the Ocean Breeze and Tropical Pre-Colored sets. (Can be obtained with any Tool, however, odds significantly increase with higher quality Tools)
-[Sand Sculpting Agent]
-[Quick Drying Agent] (Excludes Wooden)
-[Siren Tears]
-[Sea Pebbles]
-[Enriched Sand]
-[Blue Coating]
-[Pink Coating]
-[Sun Tokens] (Excludes Majestic)
-Gold (Excludes Majestic)






Mermaid Shells

New this year are the Mermaid Shells! Collect all 9 and combine them to receive a very special Summer Festival Themed Pet! Each Themed Pet created from Mermaid Shells will be a 2-Visible Sculpting Themed Pet (excluding Restricted and Aged) and will come with a guaranteed Restricted Wild Trait. Additionally, each Pet will come with its very own Certified Name!

Mermaid Shells can only be collected from the Beach Treasure Seeking feature. So bust out your fishing poles and shovel and get hunting!





Task Log
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_summer/task_list/

The Festival Task Log is back and is full of 40+ 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!




Leaderboard Contests
https://www.sylestia.com/festival/festival_summer/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 Sculpture Pet of that Species. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Place finishers of each Contest will receive a 2-Visible Sculpture Pet of that Species. All top 10 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.

As an extra bonus, players will also have the opportunity to earn up to 9 Mermaid Shells with each of the three rounds of Leaderboard Contests. For every 5,000 cumulative points earned in each Round, players will receive a random Mermaid Shell as a reward!

Contest Schedule:
Enemies Defeated Contest #1: 8/11 at 3:00 PM - 8/15 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #2: 8/20 at 12:00 PM - 8/24 at 11:59 PM
Enemies Defeated Contest #3: 8/28 at 9:00 AM - 9/1 at 11:59 PM

Pets Nurtured Contest #1: 8/11 at 3:00 PM - 8/15 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #2: 8/20 at 12:00 PM - 8/24 at 11:59 PM
Pets Nurtured Contest #3: 8/28 at 9:00 AM - 9/1 at 11:59 PM




Avatar Items and Festival Shop
https://www.sylestia.com/shops/holidayshop/#shop

There are a ton of new Avatar Items, 200+ NEW in total, available from this year's Summer Festival. Sand Sculpting and Beach Seeking Supplies are also available from the Festival Shop! Be sure to collect as many [Sun Tokens] as you can to afford all of these items!


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

2021 Summer Festival - Mermaid Caller
2021 Summer Festival - Lost Pets
2021 Summer Festival - Seashell Sudoku
2021 Summer Festival - Word Scrambler
2021 Summer Festival - Avatar Dress Up
2021 Summer Festival - Create a 3-Visible Summer Pet

Throughout the Festival, we will be hosting many various Forum Games. Visit the link above and look for any stickied thread that begins with "Summer 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 8/10/2021 at 1:28 PM.
Aerimistress
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 3:19 PM Post #2
Krin, I don't think the sculpting is working right? It's been over an hour and no condition has happened to them yet. :/


Edit: Ah, nevermind. Looks like they finally had something happen.
Edited By Aerimistress on 8/6/2021 at 3:25 PM.
Krinadon
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 3:30 PM Post #3
Link: https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?thread=99195&page=1#2
Author: Aerimistress
Time Posted: 8/6/2021 at 3:19 PM
Krin, I don't think the sculpting is working right? It's been over an hour and no condition has happened to them yet. :/


Edit: Ah, nevermind. Looks like they finally had something happen.


Seems to be working to me.
Aerimistress
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 3:31 PM Post #4
Yeah, I looked again and a condition happened. It just took an hour and not 30 mins like I'm used to.
Cerberus
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 8:11 PM Post #5
-flails- exciting~! thanks for all the new stuff
Falkinsey
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 8:25 PM Post #6
I assume this is a mistake, unless I am missing something :) I can only find four.

'There are a total of 27 new Sculpting Themed Pets available: 5 Majestic Themed Pets...'
Aerimistress
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Posted: 8/6/2021 at 9:06 PM Post #7
Are there gonna be any restricted trait disruptors available in the dias shop?
Krinadon
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Posted: 8/7/2021 at 2:10 AM Post #8
Link: https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?thread=99195&page=1#6
Author: Falkinsey
Time Posted: 8/6/2021 at 8:25 PM
I assume this is a mistake, unless I am missing something :) I can only find four.

'There are a total of 27 new Sculpting Themed Pets available: 5 Majestic Themed Pets...'


You are correct, there are only 4. That's just left over text from last year. I'll fix it.
Krinadon
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Posted: 8/7/2021 at 2:10 AM Post #9
Link: https://www.sylestia.com/forums/?thread=99195&page=1#7
Author: Aerimistress
Time Posted: 8/6/2021 at 9:06 PM
Are there gonna be any restricted trait disruptors available in the dias shop?


Yep.

I'll get those put up sometime today.
Krinadon
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Posted: 8/10/2021 at 1:30 PM Post #10
Just a reminder that the first Round of Leaderboard Contests will begin tomorrow, August 11th, at 3 PM!

We are also excited to announce that there will be an added bonus this year:



This information is viewable directly on the Contest Page. Good luck and have fun!
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