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The Witches Festival is a holiday event that typically takes place in the month of October. During this event players can obtain a skeletal polymorph, a 100% XP buff and the opportunity to acquire a collection of Witches Festival-themed items. The festival also has a special quest associated with it, named The Witchmother's Bargain, which repeats every year.

A notable feature of the event is the inclusion of Plunder Skulls. Plunder Skulls are special reward containers that grant players various event-themed items.

Plunder Skulls[edit]

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This bucket contains items that many witches and warlocks would find of interest.

Plunder Skulls contains up to 5 samples of Witches Festival Provisioning ingredients and 1-3 samples of Amber Marble. They can also contain unique recipes, Hollowjack motif pages, or rare hats. All of these items can be traded with other players, including the collectible hats. The Provisioning items available include Guts, Worms, Crawlers, and Spider Eggs.


Plunder Skulls can be earned from the following:

  • Bosses in Delves, Group Delves, Public Dungeons (including Group Event bosses), Group Dungeons, Trials, Overland and Arenas
  • Dark Fissures
  • Dolmens

Dremora Plunder Skulls[edit]

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This Dremora-skull bucket contains some of the secrets of the Dremora Crafting Motif, as well as items of sinister interest to witches and warlocks. It can be earned only once a day.

Dremora Plunder Skulls are special containers that will be introduced in the 2018 Witches Festival. There are seven different types that can be obtained from various bosses. Each skull is guaranteed to contain a chapter from ON-icon-quest-Book 01.pngCrafting Motif 63: Dremora book. Dremora Plunder Skulls of each type can be earned only once a day per account. See below for a full list.

Motif Page Boss Type Plunder Skull Type
Legs and Bows Dragonstar Arena or Maelstrom Arena final boss Dremora Plunder Skull, Arena
Belts and Staves Delve bosses Dremora Plunder Skull, Delve
Helmets and Maces Group Dungeon final boss Dremora Plunder Skull, Dungeon
Gloves and Daggers Dark Anchors and Abyssal Geysers Dremora Plunder Skull, Insurgent
Boots and Shields Public Dungeon bosses or Imperial City bosses (street and sewers) Dremora Plunder Skull, Public & Sweeper
Chests and Swords Trial final boss Dremora Plunder Skull, Trial
Shoulders and Axes World bosses Dremora Plunder Skull, World

Witches Festival 2018[edit]

The Witches Festival will run from October 18 to November 1. In addition to previous rewards, 2018 introduces the new Dremora Motif and Dremora Plunder Skulls.

2018 Plunder Skull Loot[edit]

The drops from Plunder Skulls in the 2018 event are identical to the 2017 event drops, but with the addition of a new memento and style material, treasure items and furniture items:

Memento Pieces[edit]

"As a reminder that death awaits even the mightiest, at the Witches Festival heroes and adventurers are invited to humble themselves with juvenile games like bobbing for gorapples. Open wide!"

When the following seven Runebox pieces have been obtained, they can be combined into a Runebox: Apple-Bobbing Cauldron memento.

Style Materials[edit]

Treasure Items[edit]

Various treasures can be found in both types of Plunder Skulls and can be sold for gold.


Many of the furniture items from the 2018 Plunder Skulls were originally only available through the crown store. verify which ones.


2018 Dremora Plunder Skull Loot[edit]

Title Author Description
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Axes
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style axes
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Belts
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style belts
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Boots
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style boots
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Bows
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style bows
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Chests
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style chests
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Daggers
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style daggers
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Gloves
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style gloves
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Helmets
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style helmets
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Legs
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style leg armor
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Maces
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style maces
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Shields
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style shields
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Shoulders
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style shoulder armor
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Staves
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style staves
Crafting Motif 63: Dremora Swords
Lyranth the Foolkiller A description of Dremora style swords

Nascent Indrik Mount[edit]

The Witches Festival 2018 is the first opportunity for players to begin working towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount. Four event-specific feathers are required to summon the Nascent Indrik mount, the first of which can be obtained during the Witches Festival.

The Witches Festival indrik feather can be purchased with ten "Event Tickets", which players can acquire from their first Dremora Plunder Skull. One Event Ticket drops per day. Once ten tickets have been collected, they can be brought to The Impresario (located in Daggerfall, Davon's Watch, and Vulkhel Guard) to purchase the Witches Festival indrik feather.

The remaining three feathers will be obtainable from events later the year:

  • Clockwork City Celebration Event: November 15 - 26
  • Undaunted Celebration Event: November 29 - December 5
  • New Life Festival: December 13 - January 2

Witches Festival 2017[edit]

The 2017 Witches Festival ran from October 20 until November 1, 2017. Similar to the Witches Festival of 2016, this event featured the chance to earn Plunder Skulls by defeating delve bosses, dungeon bosses, World Bosses, and dolmen bosses. Drops from Plunder Skulls included Hollowjack Motif chapters, special themed recipes, and furniture. Rare drops included runeboxes containing Hollowjack, Scarecrow, and Thicketman masks.

2017 Plunder Skull Loot[edit]

Witches Festival 2016[edit]

The 2016 Witches Festival ran from from October 13 to November 1 or November 8, 2016. During that period a free whistle was available from the Crown Store, which began the quest The Witchmother's Bargain when used. A Witchmother's Whistle Memento was rewarded for completing the quest, and could be used to obtain a 100% Experience bonus and begin the event. With the buff applied, many different types of bosses would begin to drop Plunder Skulls containing unique recipes, motif chapters, and even two rare hats. Unlocking all of the achievements for this event would unlock the "Sun's Dusk Reaper" title.

Due to a bug introduced with Patch 2.6.7 which prevented the Plunder Skull achievements from counting earned skulls correctly, the event was extended to November 8 on PC/Mac.

2016 Plunder Skull Loot[edit]


  • Partaking in the Witches Festival will unlock several Holiday Events achievements. To unlock them all, you must complete the quest, drink from the Witchmother's Brew, collect all motif pages, and obtain 100 Plunder Skulls. Doing all of these tasks will reward you with the "Sun's Dusk Reaper" title.

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