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Spread holiday cheer while enjoying bonus XP gains and seasonal rewards during this year’s New Life Festival in-game event in The Elder Scrolls Online.


Event Details


  • Begins: Thursday, December 21st at 10am  ET

  • Ends: Tuesday, January 9th at 10am ET

  • Total Tickets: 60 tickets

  • Special Event Bonuses: 100% XP Buff

  • Complete special event quests to earn New Life loot boxes and event tickets


  • Acquire the event’s starter quest, “The New Life Festival,” located within the in-game Crown Store


  • Speak to Breda in Eastmarch by traveling using a portal at any Impresario tent or you can port to the Kynesgrove Wayshrine which is closest to the New Life Festival tent.


  • Tickets: Three (3) tickets for turning in your first event specific daily quest

  • Loot BoxesEarn  up to 10 loot boxes each day by completing to 9 event quests from Breda and one additional event quest from Petronius Galenus


  • A chance for one of the following:

    • NEW  Morningstar Frostwear Outfit Style Page

    • Evergreen Outfit Style Page

    • Nord Carved Armor Outfit Style Page

    • If you’ve already earned a Morningstar Frostwear page that day, an Evergreen outfit style page or a Nord Carved armor outfit style page will be given instead

  • Assortments of alchemy crafting materials

  • New Life Festival Toys:

    • Sword Swallower Kit

    • Juggling Knives

    • Fire-Breather’s Torches

    • Mudballs

  • Wolfsbane Incense

  • One of the following:

    • A Skinchanger motif page

    • New Life Festival Recipes

    • New Life Furnishings

    • Deep Winter Charity Writs

    • Imperial Charity Writs


You will have the ability to earn two different types of writs from the event loot boxes, which will provide you with a variety of additional goodies:

  • Deep Winter Charity Writs

    • Complete basic furnishing writs to earn inspiration, writ vouchers, and a Skaal Explorer's Bundle that can be may contain Skaal Explorer Style Pages​

  • Imperial Charity Writs

    • Complete basic level furnishing or provisioning writs to earn inspiration, writ vouchers, and a Refugee's Gift that can be may contain Rkindaleft Dwarven Style Pages



  • All three Passion Dancer Blossom pet fragments

  • All components for this year’s morphing collectibles:

    • Passion’s Muse personality

    • Meadowbreeze Memories skin

    • Passion Dancer Garment costume

  • All three Hoardhunter Ursauk mount fragments

    • Blessed Honeycomb

    • Gilded and Dyed Saddle

    • Sorcerous Golden Ink

  • Bound Morningstar Frostwear Outfit Style Pages

  • New Life Festival Grab Bag, which will include a collectable you do not already own, including:

    • Mud Ball Pouch memento

    • Nordic Bather’s Towel costume

    • Colovian Fur Hood hat

    • Colovian Filigreed Hood hat

    • Sword-Swallower’s Blade memento

    • Juggler’s Knives memento

    • Fire-Breather’s Torches memento

    • Snowball Buddy pet

    • Powderwhite Coney pet

  • Impresario Group Repair Kits

  • Companion Guild Commendations

Impresario's Assistant (Philius Dormier)

  • All three Unstable Morpholith pet fragments

  • All three Dagonic Quasigriff fragments


Indrik Vendor

  • Nascent Indrik Feathers

  • Pure Snow Indrik Berries

  • Crimson Indrik Berries

  • Frost-Light Indrik Pet

  • Rosethorn Indrik Pet

Pocket Guide

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Tips & Tricks

If you're looking for event tips from veteran players check out some of our helpful hints, recommendations and learnings from previous years.


  • CHECK YOUR TICKETS FIRST THING EACH DAY - you can only hold 12 and will lose them if you go over!

  • Furnishing plans for the event Writs can be purchased from NPC crafting merchants such as Carpenters, Blacksmiths and Clothiers - DO NOT BUY FROM GUILD TRADERS AT UNRULY PRICES!

  • Before you buy from the Impresario, test the drop rate of goodies from the reward boxes - tickets are valuable so save them for the things that don't drop if you can!

  • Don’t forget to check the achievements section of your journal to see all the event related achievements and how to complete them - during this event you can earn a dye, skin, title and unlock the ability to purchase a couple event achievement furnishings

  • Short on heartwood to complete your charity writs? Buying from a guild trader will be expensive this time of year. Heartwood has a chance to drop from farming wood, so if you’re looking for the less expensive option get your axe out and hit the new player zones for the largest amount of resource nodes (Stros M’kai, Khenarthi's Roost, Bleakrock Isle - even Coldharbour can have some good resource farming)



  • Not a houser? Enjoy gold? This is a great time to sell heartwood at a premium! The writs typically require a decent amount of heartwood so players will be out there buying at some of the highest prices of the year! Easy way to make some extra coin.

  • Writs will sell well during the event, so if you’re done with your achievements or not interested in the skin you can sell writs quickly and for a decent price.

  • Don’t sell style pages and runeboxes now if you’re looking to make the most gold. The market will be saturated. If you’re up for the long game, hold on to them until summer and prices will go up significantly as the market is likely depleted of the excess inventory.



  • Complete all your Master Writs during this event! Take advantage of the double XP from the event and pair it with a 150% XP Scroll or a Mythic Aetherial Ambrosia to power level!


  • You can port outside of your Enchanted Snow Globe if you own it for a quick way to land yourself right inside the New Life Festival tent.

  • War Orphan’s Sojourn quest: for the quickest completion, when given the option donate gold to the war orphan fund - this will save you from having to kill five enemies in the area

  • Fish Boon Feast quest: You can complete this quest without needing to fish. You can acquire the fish from another player, retrieve extras from your bank or bag from previous days, so save your leftovers!

  • Stonetooth Bash quest: The quest directs you to two hunting areas, but you can go anywhere on the island. Rabbits, rats, Mudcrabs or Wolves killed anywhere in Betnikh will provide you with Mystery Meat and any Wasps or Wasp Nests will provide Honeycomb. The sources can be in short supply in the designated areas with so many people killing them, so it may be faster to hunt elsewhere in Betnikh during busy times!

  • Mud Ball Miscreant: Happen to have the quest “The Weight of Three Crowns”? All three alliance leaders are gathered in one place with no guards around - next part of this quest is also in Coldharbour, which has no justice system so no need to worry about getting pinched



  • Signal Fire Zephyr achievement

    • Having trouble lighting all the fires in the time limit? Boost your speed and increase your stamina! You can remove your heavy armor, use stam based food, wear Ring of the Wild Hunt or other speed boosting gear sets, slot skills that boost speed (be careful using skills that also cause damage unless you want a bounty and trouble from the law), use potions that give you major/minor expedition. You can also group with someone - you’ll be able to light them at the same time!

    • The timer starts when you light the first fire. If you're at the last fire and don't think you're going to make it before the 25 second mark, don't light it! Go back to the quest giver and wait for the timer to run out completely and try again as many times as you want. Otherwise, you'll either have to wait until tomorrow to try again - it’s possible to run out of time to complete the achievement!

  • Five-Clawed Cat Burglar achievement: not great at picking locks? There are a variety of addons you can use that can help you finetune your skills - FCO Lockpicker and Circonians TweakIt (setting within the addon)

  • Stonetooth Belcher achievement: This achievement requires you to drink the crafted ale. Need Betnikh Twice-Spiked Ale to chug? Ask your guildies or check the guild bank if you are part of the in-game guilds.

  • New Life Provisioner achievement: before buying recipes from guild traders or zone chat, ask your guildies first or check the guild bank if you are part of the in-game guilds.

  • Skinchanger Style Master achievement: Before buying pages from any source, ask your guildies or check the guild bank if you are part of the in-game guilds.

  • Mud Ball Miscreant achievement

    • How in the heck do you throw Mud Balls? Add them to your quick slots, aim and activate!

    • Completing this achievement will give you a minor bounty of around 40 gold. Make sure you don't get caught or get rid of your stolen items beforehand.

    • Did you miss completing this during the festival? You can earn this achievement even when the festival is not currently running, as long as you have Mud Balls available (consumables or memento works)

    • Can’t find the alliance leaders? Their location will depend on where you are at in the main alliance quest lines. Here are the potential places each of these three leaders may be:

      • Queen Ayrenn

        • Vulkhel Guard Manor & Treasury in Vulkhel Guard

        • Skywatch Manor in Skywatch

        • Tanzelwil in western Auridon

        • The Queen's Residence in Marbruk

        • The Silvenar's Audience Hall in Silvenar

        • The Temple of the Dance in Dune

        • Stirk

      • High King Emeric

        • Wayrest Castle in Wayrest

        • Shornhelm Chapel in Shornhelm

        • Evermore Castle in Evermore

        • Bangkorai Garrison in central Bangkorai

        • Hall of Heroes in Bangkorai

        • Stir

      • Jorunn the Skald-King

        • Skald-King's Temporary Court in Windhelm

        • Fort Amol in southwest Eastmarch

        • Jorunn's Stand in southeast Eastmarch

        • Honrich Tower in the southern Rift

        • Trolhetta in the southeast Rift

        • Stirk

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