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Monday, December 21, 2015

Yule 2015 Event Guide


This is your guide to the Yule 2015 Winter event in Celtic Heroes that started December 16, 2015 and ended May 2, 2016. I'll be showing you new bosses, quests, chests, luxury items, mounts, fashion, and mobs along with maps and info about each part of the event.

Attention: This event is over! Click to see the most current event

Yule is the Winter event that falls between Samhain (Fall) and Ostara (Spring). This event introduces the arrival of the Monolith of the Blight Tomb, sent by the evil god Taranis.



This update features
New User Interface tells you quest rewards as you get them.
New Quest Page tells you what rewards you are questing for.
Brand new Stonevale quest line explores the Imp invasion.
Explore the Abandoned Pier in Lir’s Reach and defeat its ghostly denizens.
Proteus has spread his evil in the Arcane Sanctum. Defeat him for new loot drops.
Reworked starting experience to aid new and returning players.
Winter Lux in three tiers for the discerning adventurer.
Fight the Monolith of the Blight Tomb: Evil god Taranis’ bane of Dal Riata.
Quest for Jalen Gaylewynd. Gather Cranfir Crackers from the Slategrit Thieves to receive an Eagle Crest.
Find Red Cranfir Presents to aid Tira Snowfeld, who will grant you a Flight of Guarding.
Engage in over seventy new Yule bounty quests.



There are 4 Monolith bosses this event. Each encounter is the same, but with more difficulty as the boss level gets higher. They come in 5* and 6* difficulties. The 5* Obelisks drop one item, and the 6* Monoliths drop 3 items. See the map in the hat quest section below to see boss locations.

Respawn Times
  • 210 respawns 5 hours after he was killed in a 5 minute window. 
  • 160 respawns 3 hours after he's killed.
  • 110 respawns 2 hours after he's killed.
  • 60 respawns 1 hours after he's killed.
SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR EXACT SPAWN LOCATIONS!

Monolith of Frostshock (lvl 60/6*) and Obelisk of Frostshock (lvl 60/5*)
Lir's Reach behind the Castle's back East corner


Monolith of Icescars (lvl 110/6*) and Obelisk of Icescars (lvl 110/5*)
South of Fingal's camp


Monolith of Blizzardgore (lvl 160/6*) and Obelisk of Blizzardgore (lvl 160/5*)
East of Carrowmore camp


Monolith of the Blight Tomb (lvl 210/6*) and Obelisk of the Blight Tomb (lvl 210/5*)
Stone Circle in Lir's Reach


Imps - Boss Add Skills
  • Ice Burst - One target ice damage skill
  • Siphon - Lose energy over time for 15 seconds
  • Warmth - AoE fire ward
Boss Skills
  • Replenish - Heal self for 10k
  • Big Freeze - AoE ice DoT (Arctic Freeze)
  • Decay - AoE reduce resistance to cold for 60 seconds (Chill)
  • Fortify - Ice damage shield
  • Call for help - Calls area adds
Encounter Description
  • There are 4 area adds that respawn every 30 seconds
  • The 4 adds are easily managed by an offtank
  • Replenish can be negated by a level 6 Incinerate being cast on the boss
  • You need druids for ice ward in all groups
  • The bosses are weak to fire
Boss Drops
These bosses drop weapons, rings, and bracelets. There are three tiers of drops that each boss can drop.

Mobs

There are Slategrit Ice Imp mobs in multiple zones around the world that correspond to special Yule quests and bounties. See the map below for mob locations.

Quests

Yule Bounties
There are over 70 new Yule Bounties added, where you need to collect flowers, destroy barrels, or defeat Ice Imps around the world. See the maps below for more details on their locations.
Click here for a guide to the Bounty Board

Eagle Crest Quests (Hat Quest)
The Eagle Crest quest starts at Jalen Gaylewynd to the right of the fountain in the castle, and rewards you with a mask that is "worn to celebrate the soaring eagle of the Dor-Keln Mountains." The rewards are a Eagle Crest fashion hat that comes in regular or enchanted crests that sparkle. You will need to items that drop from Slategrit Thieves ice imp mobs in Lir's Reach, Crookback Hollow, Dunskeig Sewers, Fingal's Cave and Carrowmore Tunnels. The requirements for each color crest are as follows:

Cranfir Crackers
Red Eagle Crest 3
Pink Eagle Crest 5
Orange Eagle Crest 10
Yellow Eagle Crest 25
Green Eagle Crest 50
Turquoise Eagle Crest 80
Blue Eagle Crest 100
Purple Eagle Crest 300
Black Eagle Crest 500
White Eagle Crest 1000
Total: 2073















Flight of Guarding Quests
These quests start at Tira Snowfied at the castle fountain, and have you gathering different color presents from Farcrag Castle, Lirs Reach, Shalemont, Stonevale, the Otherworld and Dunskeig Sewers. The flights of guarding are kites that give you a temporary armour rating boost.

Red Blue Purple
Flight of Guarding 25
Perpetual Flight of Guarding 10 5
Enduring Flight of Guarding 15 10
Everlasting Flight of Guarding 20 15 5
Ageless Flight of Guarding 25 20 10
Eternal Flight of Guarding 25 25 25

Luxury Shop

There are three luxury item shops:
  • Low - Otherworld - Warden's Crossing Leystone
  • Mid - Otherworld - Gelebron's Tower Leystone
  • High - Bridge of Despair - Vision of Misery Leystone 

Mount Shop





Frostbreath Mystery Chests

You can purchase the Frostbreath Mystery Chest from the Item Shop. It could grant you Cranfir Spirit Horses, Sacred Auroral fashion, Sacred WIndgliders, Grovehawks, Imp charms, Cranfir Crests, heroic elixir bundles, up to 4000 platinum, and a grand prize of two million gold! Remember, The Frostbreath Mystery Chest is only available during the Yule 2015 event!
**Companions will only come from these chests!**






Yule 2015 Story - Monolith of the Blight Tomb


A cold gust blew…

The wind caught the snow atop the roof of the great hall and Janek watched the glistening flakes glint in the sun as it fell, sparkling with the rainbow colours that danced across the night sky during Yule. He loved this time of year, cold and bright, the winter storms raging in the valleys of Dal Riata beneath them whilst the tribe scoured the peaks hunting game.

The Dor-Keln Mountains never dulled in their splendour, yet the life here could be bleak and the tribe oft worked in union to survive the harshest blizzards, arriving without warning and gone in moments, or staying for days upon days.

He trudged on with a grin on his lips and came to the centre of the settlement; Cranmore’s pride and joy. The ancient grove, which grew from a cutting of the legendary great tree Irminsul and the burial tomb of the first of the gods, Eiocha. The bows of the great trees stretching out across the whole of Cranmor, a salient part of each abode, spreading the goddess’s mythical energies throughout the tribe.

“As the tree, we stand sturdy”, so the legendary founder had said and the Cranfir Tribe held this strong to their hearts.

“Lord Janek!”

He turned to see Tira Snowfeld before him, a wisp of her hair escaping from her hood and blowing with the wind.

“My Lady, why so formal?” His grin slowly fading as he saw the pain in her eyes.

“We are attacked, the settlement of Harfor is raised to the ground, all are dead and the grove… those damned imps even burnt their grove to ashes.”

“What!” His ire rose as did his colour as anger raged through his veins. “Where have they gone?”

“I saw them descend towards Dal Riata, intoxicated by their victory and eager to reap the joy from those people’s festive hearts!”

“Then we follow, paying them back for the injury they have caused us and aiding the people of Dal Riata against this new threat!”

The tunnels smelled musty…

The cackling grew louder as Onora was dragged unceremoniously towards the flickering light of the imps subterranean chamber, her feet and hands bound by crude ropes, the last survivor of the Harfor Settlement.

She still struggled against her captors, her sheer strength meaning at least six imps needed to control her at any one time, and she took faint pleasure in the bruises and wealds she had left on their bodies when she had kicked out, felling some and slowing the whole procession.

Yet as she was finally dragged into the vast cavern she stopped, shocked by the sight that greeted her as the longstanding enemies, the Icewind and Slategrit imps, were sharing in the spoils of her village. Smashing and destroying the valued grovehawks and greedily snatching at the cured meats and refreshments that their settlement had gathered for the harsh winter months.

“Quiet now isn’t we!”

An imp chieftain leaned over her, his foul breath causing her to revolt away from his glaze, gagging slightly.

“Your hovels destroyed. Tribe all gone. Weez control that ice field now… What you say, at Yuletide… Our present to you!”

The gibbering laughter that followed was something she wished to silence and she struggled against her bonds, feeling them give slightly.

“Now for Dal Riata. Taranis orders us to go, spread misery. Rewards imps for misery. Good master.”

“You’ll never win”, she spat,” my tribe will find these halls and reap revenge on your sorry carcasses.”

“Weez shall see… has sent one to lead us. Very powerful. Monolith of the Blight Tomb.”

Onora looked shocked and the chieftain saw it clearly.


“Oh, yes my pretty… all is lost!”


FAQ

  • Thee are 3 luxury shops located at: 
    • Low - Heroes Crossing Leystyone (Otherworld)
    • Mid - Gelebron's Tower Leystone (Otherworld)
    • High - The Bridge of Despair Leystone.
  • Companions (Birds) only come from the event mystery chests
    • They are used in the two handed weapon slot
    • Each one gives a little different bonus, such as hp/energy regen.
  • Horses can be obtained in 2 ways
    • From the event mystery chests
    • From Elite Bounties in the Bounty Board
  • Horses are also equipped in the weapon slot as 2 handed. They use novelty ability.

Notes

  • Open beta testing for this event was from November 13 to 16, 2015.
  • Yule was released to Android users on December 16, 2015.
  • Yule was released to iOS users on December 21, 2015. 
  • The beta servers were brought up for testing the weekend of December 4, and were accidentally left online for the weekend, allowing testers to log in. They were turned off again Dec 7.

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