Elder Scrolls Online PvP Event: Midyear Mayhem
The Elder Scrolls: Online has started the Midyear Mayhem PvP Event, which promises increased rewards and Alliance Points gained, as well as a special collectible and event-specific loot boxes.
The event is to "celebrate the legendary hero Pelinal Whitestrake and his victory at the Bridge of Heldon" -- and Zenimax is encouraging players to take part in the festivities by, naturally, killing each other.
To take part in the event, you need to do the following:
1. Find a ticket in the in-game Crown Store ("Details on the Midyear Mayhem") and activate it.
2. Find the quest giver "Predicant Maera" and complete the quest "Midyear Mayhem."
The quest rewards you with a Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity and a Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box. Using the scroll will give you a two-hour 100% boost to earned Alliance Points -- as long as the points are earned in the Alliance War, Imperial City, or Battlegrounds. As a bonus, the Scroll stays in your inventory, so you can re-use it for the duration of the event!
Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box gives you Tel Var Stones, which, if you have the Imperial City DLC, you can exchange for armor sets, lockboxes, crafting materials, or filled Grand Soul Gems. The Boon Boxes also have the chance to award the following items:
- Alchemy reagents
- PvP consumables (repair kits, forward camps, siege weapons)
- Motif pages for your Alliance
- Style items for your Alliance
- Akaviri-style items
- Coldharbour siege weapons
- Prismatic Runestones
- Books of Pelinal housing items
You'll also earn more of the Boon Boxes as you play in PvP game modes, in addition to the normal rewards for playing PvP.
The event also introduces seven new achievements to earn. Complete them all, and you'll unlock an eighth achievement that rewards you with the Midyear Victor's Laurel Wreath, a special cosmetic hat that makes you look like a Roman emperor.
Additionally, during the weekends in the event (the July 22-23 and July 29-30), a special merchant will appear at the Western Elsweyr Gate, the Northern High Rock Gate, and the Southern Morrowind Gate. The merchant, Adhazabi Aba-daro ("The Golden"), sells Legendary-quality jewelry usually reserved for Alliance War rewards.
On the first weekend, The Golden will sell necklaces; on the second weekend, he will sell rings. Both must be purchased with Alliance Points, as opposed to gold.
For the collectors out there, the Crown Store will be selling the Midyear Mayhem Crowns bundle from June 27-31. The bundle contains three crowns: the Circlet, the Coronet, and the Diadem -- all of which are tied to the Midyear Mayhem event.
The Elder Scrolls: Online Midyear Mayhem PvP Event starts on July 20 at 10 AM EDT and will run until July 31 at 10 AM PDT.