The Fall Harvest Festival begins on September 17 for the year of 2016.
Summer is almost over and harvest time is upon us. Why not celebrate one of our four seasons with a harvest festival Vox style! Go to downtown Valeria Beach by doing /warp downtown and check out the harvest event table and vendors. You will find a rustic seating arrangement surrounded by villagers ready to sell you special goodies. There are special items you can trade with the villagers for the event.
Meet the Harvest Quatermaster, the event coordinator, or the Loremaster and learn about the origins of the event.
During the festival, farming crops, eating food at the table downtown, crafting sweet dough, and competing in a pig wrestling competition are all ways to participate in the event. There are many avenues to get involved, but you don’t need to do them all at once.
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Eating food at the table downtown will occasionally give you a Seed of the Fall Harvest, which can be exchanged for Festive Hay Bales, which when opened, give you Pristine Crops or sometimes rare Sweet Foods. Not hungry? Purchasing and drinking the Fall Drinks sold at the Harvest Festival table will drain your hunger, allowing you to eat more!
Fall Harvest Festival In Vox Populi!
Many years ago, a tradition was established among the outlying colonies of Valeria following the events of the first “Great Fall Harvest”. It was a golden month where in the skies opened up with a series of great deluges, followed by an enriching light. Crops rapidly grew tall and fast, and in honour of this event, the farming provinces of Valeria sailed the rivers, streams, and oceans to the great capital city to share the bountiful harvest, blessed by the Goddess. Every following year, the colonies gathered again to honour the great event that spread and grew their nation. This year would have been no different, if it wasn’t for the Evil Force. On the voyage to the capital city, the colonies were attacked by raiding parties, clearly lead by Captain Skyhook and other minions of the Evil Force. Nearly all of the year’s harvest was stolen, and dispersed among the raiding forces. It is not known what their motivation was, other than to disrupt the celebrating nation of Valeria, as the undead horrors of Skyhook and his allies don’t eat produce of the earth. The only chance for the festival to continue, and the great goddess honoured, is for the citizens of Valeria Beach Capital to take back what was stolen and to yield new crops from the ground. The great nation of the Vox Populi will not be subjugated by the forces of evil, the celebration will go on.
Harvesting crops from your personal farms will sometimes net you Pristine versions of your crops, which are used to exchange for Gear, Tools, Cosmetics and more down at the harvest festival table. You also get a hand full of pristine crops if you bust open a festive hay bale, which are purchased with Seeds of the Fall Harvest.
Most of the harvest festival rewards require pristine crops for their exchange.
Combining 1 Milk Bucket, 1 Egg, 1 Sugar, 1 Wheat, and 1 Carrot in a crafting window will create Sweet Dough, which when exchanged with some pristine crops through the Pastry Chef, will give you rare Sweet Foods, which are also needed to get the new harvest festival goodies.
Throughout the event, Hugo the Pig Wrestler will organize a short round of Pig Wrestling at “/warp cavern”. During the competition, riding pigs will net you points which convert into goodies at the end of the round. Everyone gets goodies, but the winner of the competition gets a unique prize item, which are also exchanged for rewards exclusive to pig wrestling. Visit Hugo at the Harvest Festival table to see them. Typing “/event” will allow you to see when the next round of pig wrestling begins.
Earning 170 or more during a round of Pig Wrestling will guarantee you a Pristine Golden Apple. Winning will guarantee you 2!
Seeds of the Fall Harvest are not technically an absolute necessity to participate in the event. All the main earn-able items can be gained simply by farming, crafting sweet dough, and wrestling pigs.
Using a tool with fortune will increase your chances of finding pristine crops. The higher the fortune, the higher the chances.
Pumpkin Pie as well as Cooked Salmon has the highest chance to grant you Seeds of the Fall Harvest when eaten at the festival table downtown.
All types of food, including meats, will give you a shot of getting Seeds of the Fall Harvest. This means that with the inclusion of Aged Cow Blood, vampires and werewolves are also able to participate in the event.
Festive Hay Bales have a chance to drop Pristine Apples and even sometimes Pristine Golden Apples.
Drinking Fall Drinks sold at the Festival table will drain your entire hunger bar. This is useful for allowing you to eat more food at the table, therefore allowing you to get more seeds.
Harvest Crops Here is the list of crops that can be collected and traded for items.
Seeds of the Fall Harvest are a rare and rich seed of the fall season. These seeds are the main form of currency for the Harvest Festival event. These seeds can be attained by eating food, or feeding other playuers food at the Harvest Festival table at downtown Valeria Beach. One you have collected enough of these, you can trade them in for all sorts of unique items only available during the Harvest Festival.
Firework Vendor 1 Gold Nugget = Fall Leaves Wizzer (Flight Duration 1, Star Shaped, Yellow, Orange, Fade to Red, White Twinkle) 1 Gold Nugget = Carafe Flower (Flight Duration 1, Large Ball, Lime, Fade to Brown/Black, Trail, Twinkle) 1 Gold Nugget = Autumn Blaster (Flight Duration 1, Large Ball, Yellow/Orange, Fade to a Red Trail) 1 Gold Nugget = Deciduous Flash (Large Ball, Yellow/Orange, Fade to Blue, Green Trail)