Midwinter Festival Returns

Posted by Community | 2023 Dec 14 15:43 -0500 GMT
  • A new mini event to defeat the chilling evil on Ellan Vannin has been added!
  • Help the dock Cargomaster recover his lost yuletide decorations!
  • Traveling Merchants return!
  • Merlof and yuletide hats return to our MTX store!
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Frozen Cavern instance makes its return!
  • The Twelve Days of Midwinter gifts are being wrapped!
  • Enjoy a stroll through housing to see the wreath and candle-adorned doors and windows backlighting the lovely decorations and layouts of your fellow realm-mates!

The Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 9th, 2024.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Thursday, December 21st!

Read on for more details!

Midwinter: Icy Dredd

Venture across Ellan Vannin to where the cold now forms and shatter the icy grip that threatens to plunge the lands into eternal frost! Unite and brace yourselves, for the time has come to confront the evil that lurks in the heart of winter's embrace.

A new Ellan Vannin mini event has begun! Players can visit the following NPC's to obtain the quest [Midwinter] Icy Dredd:

  • Albion: Lady Idris in Catterick Hamlet
  • Hibernia: Yda Llonwy in Crair Treflan
  • Midgard: Fathor in Godrborg
This is a daily quest and is a battlegroup encounter. Defeating any one of these three mobs will complete the quest and award you with a useable crate where you can receive one of the following:

  • Cross Realm Trophies
    • including the long lost DAoC round table housing decoration!
  • Various Potions
    • including a new Cauldron of Restoration, Midwinter Effusion of Comprehension, and Midwinter Effusion of Omnipotence
  • Midwinter themed MTX items
  • Great-Lion, Great-Wolf, and Great-Elk mounts
    • own realm only
  • Random Anniversary and Midwinter reward
Note: the quest mobs are tough, so bring friends!

Mithril Shop 

Our Event Shop is back for the season with cool items!
  • Get into the spirit of the season with our Yule Hat!
  • Welcome back Merlof, your frosty waddling friend!
  • Complete the Roaming with Friends quest for a feathery surprise!
  • Three Midwinter consignment merchants have been added to let you sell your wares with a festive flair!
Note: these items are seasonal and will no longer be purchasable once the Midwinter event ends (but will still be usable if you have them!)

Midwinter Festival Event

The days grow short, a chill is in the air, and warm fires glow in our homes. The Midwinter Festival has come once again to the Realms! Visit the festival grounds to take part in the festivities and challenges.

  • Level 50 characters can complete the following new quest for the duration of the event:
    • Visit your realm's Cargomaster at the Caer Benowyc, Bledmeer Faste, or Dun Crauchon docks to obtain the repeatable '[Midwinter] Yuletide Lost' quest!
      • This quest is a gather quest that awards realm points and bounty points per turn in.
  • Vanity pets. a stylish Yuletide hat, and Consignment Merchants are available in the Event Shop in each realm's capital city!
    • Celebrate Midwinter in style with the Yuletide hat!
    • Melt your heart with Merlof's goofy gait!
    • Nothing can beat a trusty owl to guide you and none's wiser than Athena!
      • Players who complete the [Daily] Roaming with Friends quest just once from now until the end of Midwinter Festival will earn this wise companion for free!
    • Three vendors have stepped up to serve as consignment merchants.
      • No longer limiting his reach to just the lands of Hibernia, Jack Frost seeks to spread his influence through the Market Boards.
      • After his successful debut last year, Merlof's ambitions have only grown, and now he wishes to help you sell your wares.
      • After years of practice, a Theurgist has successfully managed to teach one of his ice pets the basics of economics, and now is willing to lend you its services.

Olibar, the Midwinter Tomte, will be paying frequent visits to Castle Sauvage, Svasud Faste, and Druim Ligen seeking assistance. He seems to have lost some Midwinter presents throughout the battlegrounds. Speak to him if you wish to assist him. Players on Gaheris between the levels of 35 to 49 can speak to him to receive a special Frontier Gift Retrieval quest instead.
  • Olibar's Gift Retrieval quests can now be done an unlimited amount of times!
Santa Nicholas, Lucia of the Light, and Jack Frost will arrive with gifts for the people of the realms, but there’s been a bit of a crisis: their presents were hijacked and are now in the possession of dangerous enemies.  They will offer the Saving Midwinter quest to all adventurers level 48 and above. Save Midwinter and earn a Frozen Cloak of Midwinter and a Frozen Medal of Honor! Visit them at the Winter Villages outside of Ludlow, Ardee, and Vasudheim.

In Albion, Clara sets up a giant tree at the festival tents. Speak with her for information on obtaining an appropriately-sized one for your own home or yard (Note: this quest has been changed). Nearby, Sister Samantha is collecting toys for the children of Albion. She offers some fine holiday greenery as a reward to those generous souls who answer her call.

In Midgard, Kevin somehow manages to decorate a tree all for himself. Ask him about it and he may give you a few pointers regarding your own arboreal home decorating (Note: this quest has been changed). The Gythja of Frigg is taking donations of toys from passers-by and granting them wreaths and garlands in return.

In Hibernia, the rather small elf Noelle brings her tree to the festival grounds. She will help you start your own holiday tradition if you want one of your own (Note: this quest has been changed). Matron Elleweh is looking for assistance in gathering gifts for the children of Hibernia, with a promise of some festive decorations in return.

The Trinkets for Tots quest is available for all levels.

The Midwinter Tree quests start at level 35, however rumor has it that there may be a more advanced challenge to follow for those of level 48 and up.

Frozen Cavern Event

  • Venture to the Frozen Cavern and test yourself against the chill... and its cunning inhabitant: Jack Frost!
  • Visit Njord in the following locations to enter the instance of your choice:
    • Albion: near Merlin's Tower in Camelot
    • Midgard: near the Burial Grounds in Jordheim
    • Hibernia: near the Chamber of Magic in Tir na Nog
  • Two modes exist for this instance: Normal and Challenging
    • The Normal mode has a chance to drop 1 of the following rewards:
      • Frozen chestpieces
      • Frozen and other mythirians
      • Infernal sleeves
      • Darkness Falls jewelry
      • New Extended potions
    • The Challenging mode has a chance to drop 1 of the following rewards:
      • Frozen weapons
      • Frozen chestpieces
      • Frozen mythirians only
      • Darkness Falls jewelry
      • New Extended potions
      • In addition to having a chance at the weapons, the chance at the mythirians and darkness falls jewelry is much higher. The chest piece chance is the same in both modes.
  • Loot does not drop directly from Jack Frost, instead a loot chest is spawned when he is defeated.
    • Players can interact with the chest and receive 1 guaranteed reward per day but can still participate in the instance as many times as desired.
    • This chest will despawn after 20 seconds, so be sure to grab your loot quickly!

Traveling Merchants


Traveling Merchants have returned! Players can find the merchants at the below locations. Happy Shopping!

In Albion: Just outside of gates of Castle Sauvage in Camelot Hills
In Midgard: Just outside of Svasud Faste in the Vale of Mularn
In Hibernia: Just outside of Druim Ligen in Connacht

Twelve Days of Midwinter


On the first day of Midwinter, Broadsword gave to me...

  • Login to the game and visit the following NPCs to receive a special reward each day!
    • Albion: Santa Nicholas in Castle Sauvage
    • Midgard: Kris Kringle in Svasud Faste
    • Hibernia: Daidi na Nollag in Druim Ligen
  • Speak with the above NPCs to reveal your reward for each day.
    • Each day's reward will be revealed around 5:30 AM EST / 10:30 AM GMT and last the remainder of that day.
    • If you miss a day, you will be able to catch up and receive the missed rewards by visiting the NPC on subsequent days.
      • This means if you simply login on the twelfth day, you'll receive all 12 rewards!
        • Make sure you have room in your inventory!
  • These rewards are limited to level 50, Veteran (subscribed) account characters and can only be obtained once per character.
  • This event will run from Thursday, December 21st, 2023 for the next twelve days, with the last day being January 1st, 2024!

Midwinter celebrations will start today and run until January 9th, 2024.
The 12 days of Midwinter event will begin on Thursday, December 21st!

A Happy Midwinter to all from the Dark Age of Camelot team, and we’ll see you in the Frontiers!