Dragon Rise was an Elsweyr-based event available to players who own the Elsweyr Chapter. The event ran from October 3 until October 14, 2019 and various rewards could be earned by adventuring in Northern Elsweyr and completing certain activities.
Event Tickets could be earned by killing a boss monster in Northern Elsweyr or rarely from a regular enemy in Northern Elsweyr - limited to two tickets per day per account. A total of 24 Event Tickets were available during this event.
During the event period, The Impresario sold the following items:
- Cadwell Style pages
- Abnur Tharn Style pages
- Ebon-Glow Indrik pet
- All four Indrik Feathers
- All four Onyx Indrik Berries
The primary activity is geared towards players earning the Northern Elsweyr Pathfinder achievement, which requires visiting all of Northern Elsweyr's striking locales. The achievement unlocked by a player (counted once per account, per server) contributes to a running total, which is updated each day of the event. When that total reaches one of three thresholds, a new reward was unlocked. Players who have already unlocked the achievement will be counted towards the grand total:
- 33% — Green Dragon Imp pet
- 66% — Grim Harvester costume
- 100% — Dragon's Treasure Trove (image) furniture item + ten special boxes of loot
These targets were achieved by the fifth day of the event and the rewards were available from the Crown Store in the form of the "Dragon's Rise Reward Bundle" shortly after. The aforementioned boxes of loot for achieving 100% are detailed below.
- "This Offering contains a bevy of loot, including another Offering. There are 10 Offerings in total, and you may open them at your leisure."
Ten boxes of various loot were rewarded to all players once the 100% target was achieved. The first box was named "Nafaalilargus's First Offering", which contained the first batch of loot plus Nafaalilargus's Second Offering. Similarly, the second box contained more loot and third box. This repeated ten times until the tenth and final box was granted. Below are a list of notable rewards that all players were could receive. Some (*) were guaranteed for all players:
Nafaalilargus's Offerings Contents:
- Target Bone Goliath, Reanimated * — 6 million HP training dummy
- Attunable Blacksmithing Station, Bound *
- Attunable Woodworking Station, Bound *
- Attunable Clothing Station, Bound *
- Crafty Alfiq Set Box *
- Undertaker Set Box *
- Darloc Brae Set Box *
- Master Writs
- Tel Var Stones
- Crafting Tempers, Tannins, Resins and Plates (purple and gold)
- Treasure-Themed Furnishings (purple)
- Crown Lesson: Riding Speed
- Crown Lesson: Riding Stamina
- Crown Lesson: Riding Capacity
- Outfit Change Token
- Undaunted Keys
- Wax Sealed Heavy Sack
- Dragon's Treasure
- Mummified Alfiq Parts
- Plague-Drenched Fabric
In addition to the above primary rewards, a number of bonus rewards are available during the event:
- Slaying a certain number of Dragons will grant all players an XP boost while in Northern Elsweyr.
- Completing the Dragonhold Prologue quests (which went live on October 8) will earn all players a gold acquisition boost while in Northern Elsweyr.
- "This reward box might contain useful crafting materials, powerful Set Items, or even rarer treasures."
Nafaalilargus's Strongbox has a chance to drop from various enemies in Northern Elsweyr during the Dragons Rise event in 2019. These include roaming Dragons and the bosses from Delves, Public Dungeons and World Bosses of Elsweyr. The strongboxes could possibly contain the below items.
Nafaalilargus's Strongbox Contents:
Pages from the following Crafting Motifs:
- Crafting Motif 73: Anequina Style (Anequina Style)
- Crafting Motif 74: Pellitine Style (Pellitine Style)
The following Overland Sets will drop weapons or armor in fine, superior or epic:
- Dragon's Bile
- Dragon's Blood
- Shimmering Sand
- Common crafting materials (ores, raw materials, wood, dust, potency runestones, provisioning ingredients, solvents)
Treasures and Trophies
- Dragon's Pellet
- Dragon's Treasure
- Fine or Superior contraband items from the Elsweyr Chapter loot table.
- Mummified Alfiq Parts used to create the Grisly Mummy Tabby.
- Plague-Drenched Fabric use to create the Peryite Skeevemaster
Slay Dragons Save Cats
The event also served as a charity drive, where Zenimax pledged to donate $1 USD to the #SlayDragonsSaveCats charity campaign for every five Dragons defeated, up to a maximum of $200,000. During the event, the Elsweyr Chapter was also on sale at up to 50% off. Slay Dragons Save Cats continued long after the Dragon Rise event ended, running until December 9, 2019. The subsequent Dawn of the Dragonguard event also tied into this.
Proceeds went to the Best Friends Animal Society and Four Paws organizations, who could also be donated to directly. Players were also encouraged on social media to share their in-game tales of adventure regarding save the Khajiit from the Dragon threat, or to show their real-world efforts to protect pets in local communities using the #SlayDragonsSaveCats hashtag.
During the event, players were able to spot dragons in the various faction starter cities and capital cities.