Special Rewards During The Witches Festival Event

October 19, 2023

Slay Tamriel’s most horrific monstrosities to obtain unique in-game rewards during 2023’s Witches Festival in-game event!

The Festival of Frights Returns!

This year’s Witches Festival in-game event begins next Thursday, October 26 at 10AM EDT, and runs until Tuesday, November 7 at 10AM EST. During this spoopiest of occasions, you can claim terrifyingly awesome event-specific rewards including Plunder Skulls, XP gain boosts, Event Tickets, and more!

During the Witches Festival, all adventurers can enjoy a passive 100% boost to XP gain at all times. To collect the Witchmother’s Whistle and down ladles of hag’s brew, simply follow the steps listed below:

  • Open the Crown Store and acquire the free quest, “The Witchmother’s Bargain.”
    • You can also pick up this quest by speaking with the Crow Caller, who you’ll find outside of each Olyve’s Brewery in Stonefalls, Glenumbra, or Auridon.
  • Complete the introductory quest to receive the Witchmother’s Whistle tool.
    • You won’t need to acquire the Witchmother’s Whistle if you finished the quest in a previous year’s event.
  • Blow the whistle to summon the “Witchmother’s Cauldron,” which you drink from to polymorph yourself into a spooky scary skeleton.
    • You cannot summon the Cauldron in Cyrodiil.

Take a sip from the Witchmother’s Cauldron


During the Witches Festival event period, whenever you defeat a boss monster, you’ll be offered a Plunder Skull container in addition to any regular rewards.

When you open a Plunder Skull, you have the chance to receive the following items:

  • Alchemy reagents
  • A festival-themed furnishing recipe
  • A festival-themed provisioning recipe
  • A complete festival-themed furnishing
  • A festival-themed treasure
  • A small chance for one of the following:
    • A Hollowjack style item
    • A Dremora style items
  • Worms, Crawlers, Guts, Insect Parts

What’s more, whenever you fell a different unique type of boss for the first time each day, you’ll be rewarded with a special Dremora Plunder Skull that contains some of the above items in addition to these:

  • Dremora motif chapter
  • A chance for one of the following items:
    • A Witches Festival Writ
    • A Glenmoril Teasure Map or Glenmoril armor outfit style page
    • A Grave Dancer weapon style page
    • NEW A Tome of Forbidden Appetites Memento Runebox
    • NEW A Witches Festival Ghost Netch pet fragment
    • NEW A tradeable style page for the Crowborne Hunter outfit style

The different types of bosses that offer these Dremora Plunder Skulls include arena bosses, incursion bosses (from Dark Anchors, Harrowstorms, Volcanic Vents, etc.), delve bosses, final dungeon bosses, Trial bosses, public dungeon bosses, and world bosses.


Reap a host of haunted rewards

Monsters of all shapes and sizes lurk throughout Tamriel this time of year, but there is one creepy beastie that is feared above all: The Crowborne Horror. To locate and slay this living nightmare, acquire the daily quest “Plucking the Crow” by speaking with the Witchmother Taerma, located inside of Olyve’s Brewery and at every Impresario tent found throughout Tamriel.

For your courage, you’ll be rewarded with a Dremora Plunder Skull that has a small chance to grant you an incredible offering of tradeable Witches Festival valuables instead of regular Dremora Plunder Skull items, including:

  • 10 Witch-Tamed Bear Dog fragments
  • The FULL style book for the Dremora motif
  • A folio of ALL Glenmoril Treasure Maps
  • Runebox: Tome of Forbidden Appetites
  • A random Crowborne Hunter outfit style page


During the Witches Festival, you can collect two Event Tickets from the first boss you defeat each day, earning up to 26 tickets by the end of the event. But don’t forget: You can hold up to 12 Event Tickets only.

For this event, the Impresario will stock the following items:

  • All three Passion Dancer Blossom pet fragments:
    • Chartreuse Lily Petals
    • Enchanted Silver Flute
    • Mystical Sheet Music
  • The first fragment for Hoardhunter Ursauk mount:
    • Blessed Honeycomb
  • Crowborne Hunter outfit style pages
  • Witches Festival Ghost Netch pet fragment
  • Tome of Forbidden Appetites memento
  • Assorted Spooky Witches festival-themed Furnishings
    • Webs, Cone furnishing
    • Hollowjack Lantern, Ouroboros furnishing
    • Specimen Jar, Spare Brain furnishing
    • Ruby Candlefly Gathering furnishing
    • Vampiric Lamp, Azure Tall furnishing
    • Vampiric Lightpost, Azure Single furnishing
    • Vampiric Container, Yellow Liquid furnishing
  • Group Repair Kit
  • Companion Guild Commendations
  • Witches Grab Bag (This is purchasable only if you haven’t yet collected all the items contained within)
    • Skeletal Marionette memento
    • Spectre Mask collectible
      • There are four variations of this collectible
    • Apple-Bobbing Cauldron fragment
    • Throw Bones Memento fragment
    • Marshmallow Toasty Treat emote
    • Witch’s Bonfire Dust
    • Ghastly Visitation memento
    • Witch-Tamed Bear-Dog pet fragment
    • Witchmother’s Servant outfit style pages

Of note: The Witches Festival will be your first opportunity to begin gathering the fragments for the final event morphing collectible of 2023, the Hoardhunter Ursauk mount!


Hoardhunter Ursauk morphing collectible

Additionally, the Impresario’s colleague, Nenulaure the Indrik Vendor, has the following items available for purchase using Event Tickets:

  • Nascent Indrik Feathers
  • Pure Snow Indrik Berries
  • Crimson Indrik Berries
  • Frost-Light Indrik Pet
  • Rosethorn Indrik Pet

Lastly, the Impresario’s Assistant is offering the following, which you can acquire with Event Tickets:

  • Unstable Morpholith fragments
    • Deadlands Flint
    • Rune-Etched Striker
    • Smoldering Bloodgrass Tinder
  • Dagonic Quasigriff fragments
    • Smoke-Wreathed Gryphon Feather
    • Black Iron Bit
    • Bridle Black Iron Stirrups

The spooky season has returned, and Nirn need heroes to help bring Tamriel’s terrors under control. Will you come to their aid and enjoy the XP boosts, collectibles, and other rewards during the 2023 Witches Festival in-game event? Let us know via X (formerly Twitter)Instagram, and Facebook.

The Witches Festival in-game event begins Thursday, October 26 at 10AM EDT, and runs until Tuesday, November 7 at 10AM EST.

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