Online:Witches Festival

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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

Witches Festival 2019[edit]

The Witches Festival 2019 will run from October 24 until November 4, 2019. A total of 24 Event Tickets will be available.

Witches Festival Writs[edit]

"A direct request for a festive food, from Alyxe the Hag. Once accepted, this contract cannot be traded or sold. Completing 13 Witches Festival Writs awards you the Witch's Infernal Hat; completing 28 grants you the title of "Witch."

Witches Festival Writs are special master writs that request a certain food or potion. The recipes for these provisioning items can be found in (?). Charity Writs can be obtained from all varieties of Plunder Skull.

New Recipes[edit]

Skeletal Marionette[edit]

"Be the life of your party with this cute little skeleton marionette! It dances! It prances! It hangs from strings, ready for you to make it move! (Creepy skeleton voice not included.)"

The Skeletal Marionette collectible can be obtained by consuming Skeletal Marionette Parts, which can occasionally be found in all varieties of Plunder Skull.

Item Description
48px Skeletal Marionette Parts Part of a Skeletal Marionette. With enough of these, you could command your own.

Witches Festival 2018[edit]

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

2018 Dremora Plunder Skull Loot[edit]

2018 Plunder Skull Loot[edit]

Nascent Indrik Mount[edit]

The Witches Festival 2018 was the first opportunity for players to begin working towards obtaining the Nascent Indrik mount.

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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