EVERQUEST LANTERN FESTIVAL

(aka New Year Celebration)

Where to find them and how to do them!

Hark, a new year has now arrived... Celebrate! for we all survived! - Bonzz

Each year, starting around mid to late December, the New Year Celebration events are activated and last into January.

In the past, Frostfell and New Year events were essentially bulked together. However in 2022, they were clearly differentiated when the New Year Celebration became known as the Lantern Festival.

It is only during this time that these events can be pursued. There are Achievements related to these events.

Doomsday Beetle

Baby Wrulon Protector

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Frostbeard's Lesser Minions (2005) (Group) Frostbeard's Greater Minions (2005) (Group) Frostbeard's Elite Minions (2005) (Group)      
Old Frostbeard (2005) (Group) All You Need is Luck (2010) Time for a Change (2010) (Group Mission)
Paper Too Thin (2022) Buried Too (2022) Ignite the Light (2022)
Festival Lights (2022 Collect)

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Related Achievements

New Year: Changing Luck (10 Points)

New Year: Frostbeard (10 Points)

Lantern Festival: There's A Spark (10 Points)

Festival Lights (10 Points)

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NOTE: While the below Quests / Missions are not listed in order by the date they were added to the game, they are grouped together in sequence. Sometimes, doing them in order is necessary to unlock the next one in the sequence. Thus, many of them are labeled by Year and / or a number / letter to represent their order in the sequence.

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ALL YOU NEED IS LUCK

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are looking for Pizmip Nobbletod, who is near the Bazaar entrance.

Hail him and follow along, or just say 'Components' to get this task.

There are several versions of this task, related to Character Level. There are versions for the following Level Ranges: 10-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-80; 80-84; 85-89; & 90-plus. The task you get will be related to you current Level. If you want to do a different / lower level version, you can Shroud down and then get the task (you can unshroud afterwards, if you want).

This guide will focus on the Level 90-plus version, but know that the tasks are the essentially the same. They just send you to different zones.

Related Achievement: New Year: Changing Luck (10 Points).

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2) THE GROUNDS: You are here to acquire some items.

- Kill a clockwork (he is near the zone in to The Well) and loot a Broken Thimblerod and a Broken Whirligig (for two (2) updates)

- Kill a wandering drunkard (he is near the zone-in area) and loot Lucky Spirits.

- Kill a lizard (6-legged kind) (it is near the pond area of the zone) and loot Lucky Lizard Meat.

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3) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to Pizmip Nobbletod and hail him, then follow along.

This will give you two (updates).

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4) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Now you need to make Lucky Lizard Liver (Baking, 15 Trivial).

You will need Allspice, Onion, Lemon & White Wine (all sold by Chef Denrun, he is on Find).

Combine these with the Lucky Lizard Meat to make the Lucky Lizard Liver.

Once made, eat it for the update.

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5) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Now look for Brewmaster Berina (she is behind the small bank, near The Lobby).

Buy from her Grapes, Bottle and a Cork.

Once done, combine in the Brew Barrel (it's right there) with the Lucky Spirits, to make Celebration Bubbly.

Once it's made, drink it for the update!

Yes, you are now drunk!

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6) THE GROUNDS: You are here to acquire another item.

Kill a rabbit (it is in the hedge maze) and loot a Lucky Rabbit's Foot.

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7) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Now head over near the Bazaar to find a spirited celebrator.

It now becomes a waiting game, as you need to wait until midnight game time (use the command /time to see the game time).

Once it is midnight (this can take a while), target and type /say kiss for the update.

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7) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to Pizmip Nobbletod and hail him (follow along, if needed) to finish up!

You will get a Lucky Charm (Effect: Lucky). Save this! You will need it again.

This item pre-dates and is unrelated to the Luck Stat (the buff adds +20 to Charisma).

This quest leads to the next one, Time for a Change (see below).

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TIME FOR A CHANGE

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are looking for Kilna Odenburgh, who is near the Bazaar entrance.

This is a group mission and requires at least three (3) Players to get it.

This mission scales to your Groups Level average.

Hail him and follow along, or just say 'Help' to get this task.

Once you have mission, say 'Ready' to Kilna Odenburgh to zone into the instance.

Related Achievement: New Year: Changing Luck (10 Points).

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2) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Go find Kilna Odenburgh again (he is at a house near the farm, in the middle / north area of the zone).

Hail him for an update.

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3) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: At the nearby field (farm), kill (6) a beetle.

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4) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Go back to Kilna Odenburgh and hail him.

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5) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Now go find Garuf Odenburgh. He is at the pond near the Minotaur fort (western mid-zone area).

Hail him for the update.

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6) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Now head to the Windmill by the farm and kill all six (6) a spider.

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7) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Now go up to the top of the Windmill and pick up a ground spawn there, Garuf's Ale.

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8) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: While you are here, you may notice a locked chest inside the Windmill.

You can open it by targeting it and clicking the Lucky Charm (you got from the 'All You Need is Luck' quest), and then using the /open command.

If you have not done that Quest, don't fret. This mission is repeatable.

Among the items that can be inside a locked chest, may (or may not) be one or more recipe scroll: Bacon Soda Recipe; Chocolate Bacon Recipe; and / or Cured Bacon Recipe.

NOTE: It appears each Player can only unlock (1) a locked chest with their Lucky Charm, per mission.

NOTE: If you have trouble looting a locked chest using Advanced Looting, try leaving all items on the chest and loot the old fashioned way.

NOTE: This is not the only a locked chest in the zone. There are six (6) total a locked chest in the zone!  The others can found by each house / shack and by the fenced structure at the farm (all in the northern part of the zone).

NOTE: These Recipes can only be learned by Scribing these scrolls, and these scrolls can only be acquired in this Mission. These recipes do count towards maxing out the Artisans Prize.

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9) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Go back to Garuf Odenburgh, give him Garuf's Ale and hail him, for two (2) updates.

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10) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Now go find Pizmip Nobbletod. He is standing beside a house (north part of zone).

Hail him and follow along.

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11) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Now head to the caves to the far east (north side of zone) and kill four (4) a cave bat.

While you are here, in the same area, kill a scaled wolf until you have looted six (6) Chunk of Meat.

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12) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Head back to Pizmip Nobbletod.

Give him the (6) Chunk of Meat and hail him for two (2) updates.

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13) DRAGONSCALE HILLS: TIME FOR A CHANGE: Head back to Kilna Odenburgh and hail him., to finish up.

One of the reward options you get is a Doomsday Beetle (a house pet).

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FROSTBEARD'S LESSER MINIONS (GROUP)

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are here looking for M. C. Tinkerton. He is near the Great Divide portal.

Hail him and follow along to get this Mission, or just try saying, "steal it back," and select this Mission.

This is a group mission, but you should be able to get it solo. There are three (3) variants of this Mission, but you only have to do one (1) of them for the Achievement.

Related Achievement: New Year: Frostbeard (10 Points).

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2) GREAT DIVIDE: You are here to kill eleven (11) targets.

All of these MOB's are located by the west side of the Mountain (that the river flows through).

You need to kill ten (10) goblins called a Dark Mistletoe scout and Scout Master Hemlock.

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3) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to M. C. Tinkerton. Hail him to finish up.

You should get a Bauble of the New Year (4 AC,  10 HP / Mana / Endurance Aug with a click 'Angry Bee' Firework effect).

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FROSTBEARD'S GREATER MINIONS (GROUP)

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are here looking for M. C. Tinkerton. He is near the Great Divide portal.

Hail him and follow along to get this Mission, or just try saying, "steal it back," and select this Mission.

This is a group mission, but you should be able to get it solo. There are three (3) variants of this Mission, but you only have to do one (1) of them for the Achievement.

Related Achievement: New Year: Frostbeard (10 Points).

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2) GREAT DIVIDE: You are here to kill eleven (11) targets.

All of these MOB's are located on west side of the Mountain (that the river flows through).

You need to kill ten (10) giants called a Dark Mistletoe guard and Champion Stinging Nettle.

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3) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to M. C. Tinkerton. Hail him to finish up.

You should get a Jadestone of the New Year (7 AC,  25 HP / Mana / Endurance Aug with a click 'Angry Bee' Firework effect).

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FROSTBEARD'S ELITE MINIONS (GROUP)

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are here looking for M. C. Tinkerton. He is near the Great Divide portal.

Hail him and follow along to get this Mission, or just try saying, "steal it back," and select this Mission.

This is a group mission, but you should be able to get it solo. There are three (3) variants of this Mission, but you only have to do one (1) of them for the Achievement.

Related Achievement: New Year: Frostbeard (10 Points).

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2) GREAT DIVIDE: You are here to kill eleven (11) targets.

All of these MOB's are located up on west side of the Mountain (that the river flows through).

You need to kill ten (10) giants called a Dark Mistletoe elder and Elder Gnarled Pine.

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3) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to M. C. Tinkerton. Hail him to finish up.

You should get a Gemstone of the New Year (10 AC,  50 HP / Mana / Endurance Aug with a click 'Angry Bee' Firework effect).

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OLD FROSTBEARD

1) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: You are here looking for M. C. Tinkerton. He is near the Great Divide portal.

Hail him and follow along to get this Mission, or just try saying, "steal it back," and select this Solo Task.

Related Achievement: New Year: Frostbeard (10 Points).

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2) GREAT DIVIDE: You are here to kill eleven (5) targets and recover an item.

All of these MOB's are located up on the Mountain (that the river flows through).

You need to kill ten (5) rock dervishes called Frostbeard's Summoned Storm and Old Rockbeard, himself.

Old Rockbeard drops the Clockwork Party Starter that you need.

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3) PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE: Head back to M. C. Tinkerton and give him the Clockwork Party Starter, to finish up.

You should get a Emerald of the New Year (20 AC,  115 HP / Mana / Endurance Aug with a click 'Angry Bee' Firework effect).

Meanwhile, Clockwork Party Machine (nearby) will activate and you may also notice some nearby chests, called Free Party Favors. Open them and you can get assorted fireworks (single use), Champagne (a drink), Party Cake (stat food) and / or assorted potions (single use).

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PAPER TOO THIN (2022)

1) RATHE MOUNTAINS: You are looking for Fauma Reista, who is by a tree, just south of the Plane of Knowledge portal (/waypoint -1325, 345).

Hail Fauma Reista and follow along, or just try saying, 'Can Spare,' to get this task.

She will give you a Journal of Reflection.

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2) HALAS: You are looking for the 'Sled Dogs.'

They are in the north west section (/waypoint 620, 300).

An updated Journal of Reflection (you can read it) should appear on your cursor.

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3) WEST FREEPORT: You are looking for a fountain that features a large Griffin statue.

It is in the Temple of Marr area (/waypoint 945, -1690).

An updated Journal of Reflection (you can read it) should appear on your cursor.

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4) ERUDIN: You are looking for the library.

It's the roundish building in the center of town. Go inside to the middle of the first floor (/waypoint -1070, -245).

If you look around, the Library is not as 'bereft' of books as suggested. Nearby is a ground spawn stack of books (Buried in Light).

Pick it up, you will need it later.

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5) NORTH QEYNOS: You are looking for Crow's Bar.

It is to the right as you enter the city. Go inside to the southeast room (/waypoint 40, 300).

You should now have a Completed Journal of Reflection (you can read it).

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6) RATHE MOUNTAINS: Head back to Fauma Reista.

Give the Completed Journal of Reflection to Fauma Reista, to finish up.

REWARD: Five (5) Glittery Ganache (Stat Food).

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BURIED TOO (2022)

1) RATHE MOUNTAINS: You are looking for Fauma Reista, who is by a tree, just south of the Plane of Knowledge portal (/waypoint -1325, 345).

Hail Fauma Reista. and follow along, or just try saying, 'Library' to get this task.

Next, give Fauma Reista the Buried in Light volumes that you found earlier (see above) and then follow along to get a Notice of Loss.

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2) ERUD'S CROSSING: You are here for a location update and a ground spawn.

Head over to the sunken ship (stay above water) in the area of /waypoint -1380, 2120, 15.

You will see a small part of the sunken ship sticking out of the water with a ground spawn on top of it (Letter of Restitution) (looks like a blue collect).

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3) NORTH QEYNOS: You are looking for Dun Blagard.

He is upstairs inside Sneed Galliway's Trading Post (/waypoint 115, 195, 20).

Give him the Notice of Loss, then the Letter of Restitution, and then follow along.

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4) SOUTH QEYNOS: You are here to do a few things:

REWARD: Five (5) New Year Nectar (Stat Food).

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IGNITE THE LIGHT (2022)

1) SOUTH QEYNOS: After completing the last task, (see above), you should have been assigned this task.

If you were not try reading / clicking the Secret Letter, and / or clicking the Stolen Phoenix Egg.

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2) STONEBRUNT MOUNTAINS: You are here to do several things.

REWARD: Baby Wrulon Protector (Familiar).

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FESTIVAL LIGHTS (2022)

1) HALAS & WEST FREEPORT & RATHE MOUNTAINS: This is a collect set.

They are found in the three (3) notes zones. You need to find and collect (click) the following items (they look like pink / purple orbs on the ground):

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