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March 25th
COTLI: Nate's Candy Conundrum 6! 

The Crusaders have once again been pulled into a parallel universe overrun with hordes of demonic candy. It's 'eat or be eaten,' it's time for Nate's Candy Conundrum 6! This year, we have our own Confectionery Creature on our side: Marzimallow, the Delicious!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, April 6th at 12PM PDT, introducing Marzimallow, the Delicious and bringing back Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist, Bridget the Painter, Biff the Magic Rabbit, Baenarall, Angel of Hope, Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress, Alan the ArchAngel, and RoboRabbit!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Marzimallow, the Delicious

Tags: Event, Gold, Support, Magical, Good, Nonbinary, Supernatural, Dragon


From the sugary depths of creation arises a creature of magical wonder. Marzimallow looks sweet, and they are! Ruler of your yummiest dreams (and dentists' nightmares), this dragon, assembled of some of the best confectionery treats, is ready to help your crew by buffing their magical friends and adding some more gold (and candy) to their scrumptious hoard.

Marzimallow, the Delicious is a Support Crusader. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find them in slot 29.



New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Marzimallow | Marzimallow takes up a slot in the formation. Alan the Archangel and RoboRabbit take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Marzimallow disables the upgrades of Crusaders in either the odd number formation slots or the even number formation slots, changing every 50 areas. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Spirits Among Us | Baenarall, Angel of Hope, and Sisaron, the Dragon Sorceress take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Angel or Dragon Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Eat Your Carrots | Biff the Magic Rabbit takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Biff's carrot is the only thing that hurts enemies. The formation has been changed. Monsters spawn in larger waves. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Shards of Dawn | Bridget the Painter takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Crusaders with 750 personal EP or more can be used. Two rays of light beam down on random spots in the formation, allowing those spots to do DPS. Rays move every 50 areas. A crystal takes up a spot in the formation. Flame monsters spawn randomly. Crystal provides a 10% DPS buff per flame killed, stacking additively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Unhealthy Teeth | Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Teeth rain from the sky every 10 seconds and randomly disable 1 Crusader for 15 seconds. For every 1 million teeth Almquist has collected with his Wisdom Extraction ability, the objective grants a 1000% DPS All increase, stacking multiplicatively. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, April 6th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Nate's Candy Conundrum 6!

For more info on previous Nate's Candy Conundrum Crusaders and objectives check out the Nate's Candy Conundrum 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Easter Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

March 17th
Idle Champions: Festival of Fools 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

How far would you go to celebrate foolishness?

Festival of Fools is a time-honored tradition in Sword Coast communities. Townsfolk engage in the usual gluttonous consumption of food and drink during the festivities, but they also play pranks on each other.

Unfortunately, one prankster has decided to play a practical joke on a Frost Giant nearby...

Festival of Fools 4 runs until Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 12:00pm PST, introduces Alyndra Sarrbarand, Divination Wizard and Cleric of Oghma and brings back Briv Steelmarrow, Half-Orc Paladin (Oath of Heroism), and Rosie Beestinger.

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

Alyndra Sarrbarand



    Alyndra Alexandria Garanahil Sarrbarand is known by many names: Lorekeeper of Rime Spiro, Kinscribe of Clan Monkeymouse, Daughter of Oblivion, Fate Changer, Knight of Wonder and Captivation...and apologetic offspring of Avren & Sofieus.

Alyndra is a Support Champion whose powerful portents increase the damage of those adjacent to her. Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

II. Alyndra's Stats

Race: Elf Alignment: True Neutral
Class: Wizard/Cleric Gender: Female
Age: 168 Affiliation: Heroes of the Planes

STR: 8 DEX: 14 CON: 14
INT: 18 WIS: 14 CHA: 11

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: Vajra Safahr, Strahd von Zarovich

Slot: 6, (Asharra)


Alyndra's Abilities

Alyndra is a Support Champion whose Portent ability boosts the damage of those adjacent to her. Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents. When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6). Her companion Griff judges their enemies, further increasing the damage they take due to her portents. When you want to add Alyndra to your formation, you can swap her with Asharra (Slot 6).

For more information on Alyndra and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!


Year Four Variants


  • Future Sight — Alyndra attempts to peer into the future to determine which bosses are around the next corner. Unfortunately, she causes the future to play out in the present! In each boss area, you will encounter the current boss AND the next boss at once. You'll need to defeat both to progress. Chadwick joins the formation. He mostly observes and tries to figure out what's going on.
  • Reach Area 75.
  • Frost Wave — Additional Frost Giants appear in each area. Each of these additional Frost Giants start with 4 hits-based hit points. Every 25 areas they gain 3 additional hits-based hit points. (For example, in area 1, the Frost Giants have 3 HP, in area 26, they have 6 HP, in area 51, they have 9 HP, and so on). Champion damage is reduced by 99%.
  • Reach Area 125.
  • Knowledge Over Power — Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used. Alyndra starts in your formation. She can be moved or removed.
  • Reach Area 175.

New DLC

Also launching today are two theme packs for Festival of Fools and Idle Champions Presents: A Fool's Errand the Pirate Alyndra and Griff Theme Pack and Pirate Briv and Phlo Theme Pack.

Both Theme packs feature a new skin, feat, and familiar, all with a matching theme. With Idle Champions Presents, the name of the game is pirates, so Alyndra and Briv have dressed to match!

Additionally, both theme packs come with a new week-long buff potion: The Epic Potion of Gold Hunter. It increases your gold find by 100% across all of your adventuring parties for 1 week. Dungeons & Dragons Pirate Alyndra and Griff Jen Kretchmer

Dungeons & Dragons Pirate Briv and Phlo Adam Bradford

Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Festival of Fools 3 blog.
March 12th
BW2: 2021 St. Patrick's Celebration! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Bushwhackers!

The Commons is greener than usual! That’s because the Commons Party Planning Committee is putting on a St. Patrick’s day party!

Unfortunately, the guests of honour seem to have gotten lost in the bushes. Go whack them up and help them find their way to the Event Area!

There are eight Leprechauns to whack up that will help you put on a rocking St. Patrick’s Day party! Every day the event goes on, the odds to whack them up gets larger, so you can get them all before it ends. Three of them will have turn-in stations for you to do and the others will have repeatable quests for you to do for event progress.

Unlocking throughout the event are previous year quest lines:

Mr. Keith is looking to put out his special brew again. Help him find the ingredients.

Alec Guiness is whipping up another strange Patty's craft brew to show up Mr. Keith's own beer. Help gather his unusual ingredients.

Seamus is in the mood to do some whacking of his own, but first he needs your help to make the perfect shillelagh.

Siobhan is throwing her version of an Irish Feast...but the dishes got lost in the bushes. Go find them for her!

Those poor snakes are tired of being whacked so often. Help their leader out by setting up his snake relocation program efforts.

Help Bree learn about Irish mythology!

A red Leprechaun up on the Rainbow's End Island might need your help at some point.

New for 2021:

If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Lucky Mannequin Base!



Plus! The Rainbow's End Isle field puzzle reveals something different this year! And may even trigger a new quest!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of TWENTY possible achievements to earn in the St. Patrick’s Day 2021 event.

Achievements Returning for 2021
Little Rascal - Capture a pesky missing Leprechaun.
More Little Rascals - Capture all of the pesky missing Leprechauns.
Destructive Behavior - Help 25 times at each St. Patrick's Station.
A Perfect Brew - Help Mr. Keith make his brew.
King of Clubs - Help Seamus make a Shillelagh.
Mythological Detective - You helped Bree learn about Irish Mythology.
Crafty Brewing - Help Alec Guiness brew the craftiest of St. Patrick's beers. Rainbow Cloud Island - Find all of the Clover Pots on the Rainbow's End Island.
Crock in a Haystack - Make a whoopsie on Rainbow's End Island and then make it better.


Added/Changed for 2021
Shamrock Stuffs - Purchase all the 2021 St. Patrick's Day event items*

We also have 9 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

My Leprechaun! - Whack a Leprechaun while dressed like Rainbow (Wearing custom items from 2014.)
My Rainbow! - Whack Rainbow while dressed like a Leprechaun (Wearing custom items from 2013.)
Pot o' Swag - Purchase all of the 2018 St. Patrick's Day event items. Patty's Purchases - Purchase all of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Always Wearing Green - Purchase all of the 2016 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Lucky Purchase - Purchase all of the 2015 St. Patrick's custom items.
Rainbow Braid - Purchase all of the 2014 St. Patrick's custom items.
Green Pride Week - Purchase all of the 2013 St. Patrick's custom items.
Green Garb and Gear - Purchase all of the 2019 St. Patrick's Day event items.
Rainbow Raiment - Purchase all the 2020 St. Patrick's Day event items

* The St. Patrick’s mini-golf piece is not included in the Shamrock Stuffs achievement.

Mount Sale:

New 2021 Mount:



The Enbarr is a firy green steed of an Irish sea mythos! It increases your speed by 55% and it's starting bonus increase your Energy wins by 5%!

Get this mount free with the purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more during the weekend sale running until Monday March 15th @ Noon PDT!

Pet Packs:

New 2021 Pet Packs:



COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

This event runs until Friday March 26th @ Noon PDT.

Post your comments and questions here!

FAQ

What are the different leprechauns?
You can whack up two types of leprechauns: hatted and non-hatted.
  • There are 8 hatted ones to find, 3 will unlock turn-in stations, and the other 5 will give you daily quests. You must manually whack these ones to capture them.

  • The non-hatted ones will drop items for you to turn into the turn-in stations. You can quick whack and mana whack non-hatted leprechauns when they appear if you wish. The non-hatted leprechauns will *always* drop some turn-in items, rather than just having a chance to.


How can I find the leprechauns?
Just keep whacking. You could whack them all up in a day if you wanted to. The odds to whack up hatted leprechauns will increase as the event goes on.

What adds to my event progress?
Turning in items to the Gold, Beer and Clover stations, and doing quests for folks in the event area.

Do I have to do the achievements?
No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

Where can I see all the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

Why should I ask for friends to help boost turn-ins?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.
March 5th
BW2: Creature Collector - Imp Pets! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of imp pets!



Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday March 10th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding mount pack, available starting Monday March 8th.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

Notes
- The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.
- Swapping your event mount with a higher level mount doesn't count towards event progress.
- These three pets earn double the experience compared to other pets for the duration of this mini-event!

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Pets

When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past pets are for sale?" chat option.

This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium pets you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium pets they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school mounts you're missing out on!

Read the Release Notes!

Chat about this mini-event on the forum!
March 4th
COTLI: Hermit's Premature Party 6! 

Hermit is always extra excited at this time of year, though this year even he is surprised at how quickly it came!

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, the Washed-Up Hermit triples his efforts to provide the latest Premature Party, drawing the attention of a being ancient and wise. Inviting herself to this year's soiree is Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night, here to ring in St. Patrick's Day with a rousing and wild hunt!

This year's event runs until Tuesday, March 16th at 12PM PDT, introducing Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night and bringing back Tiernan, Ana Guinness, Saint Patrokia, Squiggles the Clown, Snickette the Sneaky, Kyle the Party Bro, and Larry the Leprechaun!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night

Tags: Event, Demon, Undead, Clicker, Supernatural, Female


Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night is a ghostly huntmistress accompanied by her faithful Hellhound here to haunt and hunt her enemies in a wild chase.

Gwendolyn, Daughter of Night is a clicker Crusader, buffing click damage all around with the help of her faithful Hellhound. When you want to add her to your formation, you can find her in slot 30.



New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Gwendolyn |Gwendolyn takes up a slot in the formation. Larry the Leprechaun and Kyle the Party Bro take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Gwendolyn reduces your DPS by 95% multiplicatively per Taskmaster assigned to clicking monsters. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Reign of Squiggles | Squiggles the Clown and Snickette the Sneaky take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Humans or Leprechaun Crusaders can be used in formation. Only Squiggles does DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Peaceful Scenery Tour | Saint Patrokia takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 2000.

  • Snakes on the Isle | Ana Guinness takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Emerald Isle takes up a spot in formation. Snake monsters spawn randomly, for every snake killed, the Emerald Isle provides a 10% DPS buff, stacking additively. Only Leprechauns or Dwarfs can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Magical Ruminations | Tiernan takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Magical Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, March 16th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Hermit's Premature Party 6!

For more info on previous Hermit's Premature Party Crusaders and objectives check out the Hermit's Premature Party 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled St. Patrick's Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.