The Lightbearer event is an event occurring in November in which participants must keep basins lit. It was first introduced in 2009 (Link to Official News) but already tested in the tester server preceding the summer update of 2009 and again in the test server preceding the autumn patch of 2009.
The event consists of keeping 10 different Lightbringer's Basins burning for 96 hours.
Each player can use each of them only once within 5 days. The torch is used to keep the Lightbringer's Basins burning and vanishes at the end of November.
When you use the torch on a basin, the time of the basin will reset, for example if it was 98/120 minutes, and you use it, you will reset it to 120/120 minutes, that way you can do all the basins and still keep them lit. Also you don't have to kill the respaws to make it count as if you lit the basin. This means everybody get to use the basins if they can, and if they do it, they won't affect the schedulers of the other organized players, but still you should colaborate with your fellow world partners.
After using your Magical Torch on the basins you have a chance to get 5 minutes of respawn. Creatures that respawn depends on what basin you are and they can come in packs from 1 to 5. The respawns increase in difficulty up to the 3rd or 4th respawn, and then decrease again. For the Plains of Havoc and Magician Quarter locations the spawned monsters are particularly difficult, and even high level players may want a 2nd player there to assist with killing them.
The event requires a lot of teamwork and organization, especially on servers with few people.
Getting magical torch
To get the Magical Torch you will use to lit the basins you need to talk to Lucius, he is located on the Magician Quarter in Yalahar, around here. After saying hi and yes, he will teleport you to another area, go upstairs and you will find Lucius again, say hi to him and ask him for a mission, say yes to get your Magical Torch.
There are 10 Lightbringer's Basins:
Go north from depot/carpet and use levitate on the blue spots.
Basin creature: Bane of Light.
The basin is located in a peninsula south of the Knightwatch Tower.
Basin creature: Midnight Warrior
The basin is located a few steps north of the Behemoth cave.
Basin creature: Midnight Spawn
Basin creature: Bride of Night
Basin creature: Shadow Hound
The basin is located above a single Demon respawn which is only reachable by levitating down or using the teleporter.
Basin creature: Herald of Gloom
Basin creature: Acolyte of Darkness
See Route:Hellgate for information on how to get there.
Basin creature: Nightslayer
The basin is located at the first hunting floor, northwest of entrance.
Basin creature: Doomsday Cultist
Basin creature: Duskbringer
Notes: The hardest basin to guard due to the location and basin creature strength. Luring and overspawning is serious problem at this basin. It's a good idea to go down the alternative entrance (east ramp) first to check if there are basin creatures near the other ramp, and if there are lots, kill your way through the cave since when grouped the Duskbringers deal a lot of damage.
If the event is failed, the following creatures can be fought on the bad side of the Temple of Light:
Bad Side Creatures
|Eclipse Knight||?||?||--/--||Midnight Shard|
|Harbinger of Darkness||?||?||--/--||Unknown.|
|Spawn of Despair||?||?||--/--||Unknown.|
They deal a lot of damage, have a lot of hitpoints, and are not intended to be killed (although it is technically possible to kill them).
There are no more Good Side Creatures since 2010.
All players in the Game World:
- +10% Shared Experience for all players until November 30.
Players who lit at least 1 basin:
- Silver Fafnar Trophy;
- Keeper of the Flame and I Did My Part (unless you already have it) achievements;
- 20 Midnight Shards;
- Brocade Backpack containing a Death Ring, a Ring of Healing, a Stealth Ring, a Time Ring, 50 Christmas Tokens, 2 Gold Ingots, a Giant Shimmering Pearl and 30 Small Topazes.
Players who lit all 10 basins:
- All rewards mentioned above except the Silver Fafnar Trophy;
- Golden Fafnar Trophy;
- True Lightbearer achievement;
- Brocade Backpack containing 10 Midnight Shards;
- Crown Backpack containing a Might Ring, 2 Rings of Healing, 50 Demonic Essences, 4 Gold Ingots, a Violet Gem and 40 Small Diamonds;
- Moon Backpack containing a special document (you can only get this reward once per character).
Note: even if your world fails, you will keep the achieved achievements.
The Lightbearer event of 2009 was somewhat different. For older information check the history page.