ESO’s Jester’s Festival – Commentary with Tips and Tricks

Elder Scrolls Online’s annual Jester’s festival is in full swing and there are plenty of shenanigans to be had! The Jester’s Festival takes you across all three factions as you celebrate and cause some mischieve and a little mayhem in each of the faction’s major towns.

To start the Jester’s Festival Quest, get an invitation for free from the Crown Store. Each day afterwards, you can go to any of the quest starters in each faction

There is a quest in each faction’s territory for you to complete. Once you finish each quest, you’re rewarded with a box which will contain at least 2 random event exclusive items! Some of the stuff you can get is pictured below.

Event Quests Commentary

Every local that has festival quests has a Wayshrine unlocked close by for all factions. So getting to the festivities is no issue at all. Overall I found this event to be quite enjoyable!

Ebonheart Pact – Ebonheart – Location: Stonefalls – Quest: A Noble Guest

Even the most honourable and upstanding residents of Tamriel will be compelled to break the law to complete this quest. But if you’re clever enough you won’t have to worry about getting a Bounty on your head. Afterall, Jester King Jorunn needs his new mouthwatering bride brought back to him in one piece.

This quest is certainly a lot of fun but it can get a little annoying if you’re not careful. If you avoid getting a bounty on your head then this quest is a breeze. See my tips below on how to avoid getting a bounty.

Aldmeri Dominion – Vulkhel Guard – Location: Auridon – Quest: Springtime Flair

An idyllic and ever-so-pretty Auridon is the perfect setting to cause some mayhem. The uptight, grumpy citizens don’t stand a chance against the onslaught of foolish cheer and flower petals.

It is pretty simple quest but it can be a pain to travel across the island if it’s your first time there. Don’t forget to discover the wayshrines along the way so the next time you do the quest it won’t take anywhere near as long (as peaceful and relaxing a gentle stroll on your steed across Auridon is).

Daggerfall Covenant – Daggerfall – Location: Glenumbra – Quest: Royal Revelry

Who doesn’t love Dazzlers?! Gather up some pretties and set off some sparkly explosions. How fun does that sound?! Afterall Daggerfall’s dreary grey scheme could really use some colour!

This is the most grindy of the three quests but it shouldn’t take you too long to gather (take from corpses) the stuff you need to make the Dazzlers but it does involve killing NPC’s (hence the grind).

Achievements

Naturally like all events, this one has achievements. Some are pretty straight forward to get while others require a little more effort (and luck *cough* recipes *cough*). Note that achievements are unfortunately per character.

Stealing Pig Achievement Tip

Once you’ve stolen the pig make sure you take the south-east path back through Ebonheart when you head back to Jester King Jorunn. The Butcher won’t catch you if you go south-east and you won’t get a bounty on your head. If you take the south-west path, the Butcher will catch you and you’ll get a bounty on your head. (Click on image to enlarge).

Note: Make sure you don’t have a bounty from stealing the mudcrab apples. That’ll make your life easier. Unfortunately some days there are extra NPC’s hanging around which makes it much harder to steal apples without getting caught. If you do get caught you can go around Ebonheart to the where you steal the pig easily without getting caught by any guards and wait for your bounty to go away.

How to get to other factions capital cities for the Dazzling Entertainer Achievement

So you want to get the Dazzling Entertainer achievement but haven’t been to the other factions capitals? Well, it’s pretty easy to get to other factions capitals. Each faction’s capital city and major city has a boat or caravan that’ll allow you to travel to other factions capital cities free of charge. (Don’t forget to unlock each capitals Wayshrine while you’re there for easy travel in the future).

First up, here’s a list of each faction’s capital city and some of the major cities with a Caravan/Boat and who the navigators are:

  • Ebonheart Pact –
    • Capital: Mournhold – Location: Deshann – Navigator: Falvis Raram
    • Major City: Davon’s Watch – Location: Stonefalls – Navigator: Falvis Raram
  • Aldmeri Dominion –
    • Capital: Elden Root – Location: Grahtwood – Navigator: Selandilwen
    • Major City: Vulkhel Guard – Location: Auridon – Navigator: Selandilwen
  • Daggerfall Covenant –
    • Capital: Wayrest – Location: Stormhaven Navigator: Azoufah
    • Major City: Daggerfall – Location: Glenumbra Navigator: Azoufah

From any of these listed locations, you can get to the other faction’s capital cities.

Mournhold (Deshann) Undaunted Enclave Location

From the boat, it’s only a brief swim and short ride south to the Undaunted Enclave.

Elden Root (Grahtwood) Undaunted Enclave Location

From the Caravan, it’s only a short horse ride south to the Undaunted Enclave where you can set off your dazzlers.

Wayrest (Stormhaven) Undaunted Enclave Location

From the boat, it’s a bit of a ride north-west to the Undaunted Enclave.

The Pie of Misrule

And finally, don’t forget to take advantage of the deliciously sweet double XP happening in conjunction with the Jester’s Festival. Once you complete one of the Jester’s Festival Quests for the first time,  you should get The Pie of Misrule memento in your collections. Use it (right click on memento) and keep it refreshed every two hours to get double XP!

The Jester’s Festival event ends on the 4th of April (10 am EDT / 7 am PDT) so get in there and take part in the shenanigans while you still can!


What do you think of the Jester’s Festival? Do you think it’s a fun event? How many of the achievements do you have?

 

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