|Aliases||Witches' Cauldron Quest|
|Time||January 12th–16th (+10 days of rewards)|
December 8, 2010
To avert the wrath of evil spirits, all Tibians will have to help the good witches to create a powerful spirit brew. Gather exotic ingredients and protect the witches' cauldron from the forces of destruction.
The required equipment may vary depending on the way you use to reach the quest area. If you follow the method shown in this page, you will only need a machete.
The cauldron needs approximately 200 of any of the following items at one time (not per person), you may add as many as you can until the pot is full.
Lumps of Dirt
You must go down several levels in order to get to the quest area (here).
A new phase begins every 8 hours starting after January 12th Server Save. When the event starts, the message The witches of the green claw swamp need your help to protect the world from the bane-bringers. can be seen upon login. It's possible to check the time left until the next phase by looking on the Witch's Clocks around the cauldron.
Ingredients are shown in a room before you get to the cauldron's area. The ingredients you need are chosen randomly (except for the first, which is always Lump of Dirt on all servers) and can be repeated. The cauldron needs 200 of the needed item every phase.
You can also use dry pieces of wood to receive extra favour points. Note that these pieces must be used on the slide of the cauldron. Also, dry pieces of wood do not have any consequences for the quest or its success. This means your world won't lose the event if nobody adds wood to the slide.
Bane Bringer Raids
Dry Pieces of Wood can be looted from Bane Bringers which spawn randomly in the area below the cauldron as well as in the beginning of every phase, except for the first (20-35 spawns every raid). They can be killed effectively using physical attacks. If they are not killed, however, they will disappear after 10 minutes. There is also a chance for to Bane Lord to spawn, a boss which carries up to 3 dry pieces of wood as well as rare Taming Items.
Once you've added items to the cauldron, you can speak to NPC Minzy (here) about trading. You can trade favour points earned through filling the cauldron for Health, Mana and Spirit potions. You will get an amount of favour points for each ingredient you put into the cauldron, which varies with the different ingredients. Keep in mind that the favour points you gained will transfer to the next year's event if you choose not to spend it now. For more information, ask about her "job", "ingredients", "favour" and "trade".
|Adding a wood piece||1|
|Lump of Dirt||5|
|Strong Mana Potion||8|
|Great Mana Potion||12|
|Strong Health Potion||10|
|Great Health Potion||19|
|Ultimate Health Potion||31|
|Great Spirit Potion||19|
If your world fails to supply the cauldron with enough ingredients or enough wood, the quest ends and no more phases will start. The side effects from failing the quest are still unknown.
The message "The curse of the bane-bringer has come over Tibia. Prepare for dire times!" appears upon login.
A book nearby describes what to do when the quest begins.
- You will have to fill the witches' cauldron with the supplies needed for the brew.
- The ingredients needed in each phase will be displayed on the altars left and right to the cauldron. Only these items will be accepted. They will be only accepted as long as the amount of needed ingredients has not been reached.
- To contribute an ingredient, use the cauldron's lower, right edge and then 'use' it on the ingredient.
- All possible ingredients will be displayed separately in a room upstairs.
- Ingredients will be random for each phase. It is possible that an ingredient is needed several times in a row.
- At the fixed end of each phase, the needed ingredients will have to be supplied or the quest will fail.
- The clocks near the cauldron show how many hours are left until the next round begins.
- When a new phase starts, evil spirits (Bane Bringers) will attack the room beneath the cauldron.
- You can use the wood looted from the evil spirits to fuel the fire of the cauldron. To do so, 'use' the wood on the chute.
- Adding any ingredient or wood: I Did My Part;
- Adding 1 ingredient: Witches Lil' Helper;
- Adding 50 ingredients: Banebringers' Bane;
- Adding 500 ingredients: Honorary Witch;
- Adding 1 wood: Fire Lighter;
- Adding 100 wood: Fire Devil.
For 10 days the Game World will get:
- Experience Points bonus of 20%
- Slightly reduced death penalty.