Caligos Isle debuted as the venue for the Ebon Gate Festival in 2017, and continued to host it until its ultimate demise in 2021. Prior to this time, it was assumed to be a largely uninhabited island from the Origins of Ghezresh.
Run Dates & Schedule
|Dates||Storyline Schedule||Merchant Week||Live Games Week||Services Schedule||Eve of the Reunion||Games Schedule||Shop Listings||Treasure Trove||Saved posts|
|October 1 - 31, 2021|| Pre: 9/24 - 10/1
Finales: 10/25 - 10/31
|10/15 - 10/22||10/8 - 10/15||10/9 - 10/16||10/2 - 10/7||10/30 - 11:00pm||10/31 - 10:00pm||2021 Live Games & GHOUL||2021 Shop Listing||2021 Prize List||Saved Posts|
|October 2 - 31, 2020||10/16 - 10/23||10/9 - 10/15||10/26 - 10/31||10/3 - 10/8||Prime 2020||Plat 2020||-||2020 Live Games & GHOUL||2020 Shop Listing||2020 Prize List|
|October 1 - 31, 2019||10/1 - 10/6||10/18 - 10/25||10/11 - 10/18||10/12 - 10/17||10/5 - 10/10||Prime 2019||Plat 2019||-||2019 Live Games & GHOUL||2019 Shop Listing||2019 Prize List|
|October 1 - 31, 2018||10/1 - 10/5||10/19 - 10/26||10/12 - 10/19||10/12 - 10/17||10/5 - 10/10||Prime 2018||Plat 2018||-||2018 Live Games & GHOUL||2018 Shop Listing||N/A||Saved Posts|
|October 1 - 31, 2017||10/1 - 10/6||10/20 - 10/27||10/13 - 10/20||10/14 - 10/19||10/7 - 10/12||Services/Raffles||-||2017 Live Games & GHOUL||2017 Shop Listing||-||Saved Posts|
- Automated Games - accessible with a games pass
- Digging - Return of a favorite. Dig for gems, prizes, and seashells on the beach. Dig enough and get the temporary prename title of Beachcomber.
- Mini Games - Choose from different games to win prizes from (most prizes moved to Jangling Junker in 2019).
- Fishing - One of Elanthia's favorite pastimes arrives, with the chance to win seashells, gems, or premade spell preps or customizations. Entry is 50 seashells and does not require a games pass.
- Live Games - accessible with a merchant pass
- Diving Competition - New in 2018 - For 50 seashells, you can jump off a cliff and dive into the waters surrounding Caligos Isle. Top five divers at the end of each festival will be forever memorialized with the unique post-name title, Caligos Diving Champion. Prizes are not awarded from the feeders, but it does offer some unique gems not available in other games.
- Arena of the Abyss: New in 2019 - Missing Duskruin Arena? For 100 seashells, you can access a similar fighting venue run by demons. Entrants face five undead creatures, one a time, and when complete, prizes are awarded, including a chance at necrotic ring.
- Trick-or-Treat: New in 2020 - A beloved activity at Ebon Gate, it was reintroduced on Caligos Isle as a SimuCoin activity. Prizes include seashells, candy, quest items, or Treasure Trove tokens. In 2021, invitations to attend the Eve of the Reunion Event was introduced.
- Treasure Pile: New in 2021 - Pay seashells to pull from various tiers of prizes, ranging from 10 seashells to 25,000 seashells.
- Deep Sea Diving: Dive into the waters alongside the Isle and explore the remains of the Wavedancer for prizes and quest items. - Discontinued after 2019
Live Games and GHOUL Schedules
Click each to expand for schedule. Times listed in EST.
- 2021 Live Games
Prime Schedule Game Dates Times Entrail Toss Saturday, October 9 12:00pm Sing Me An Epitaph Sunday, October 10 2:00pm Pick Your Poison Monday, October 11 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Tuesday, October 12 9:00pm Spooky Storytelling Wednesday, October 13 9:00pm Caligos Comestibles Thursday, October 14 9:00pm GHOUL Thursday, October 14 Following Caligos Comestibles Sunday, October 17 12:00pm Tuesday, October 19 3:00pm Friday, October 22 9:30pm Saturday, October 23 8:00pm Sunday, October 31 5:00pm
Platinum Schedule Game Dates Times Entrail Toss Saturday, October 2 1:00pm Caligos Comestibles Sunday, October 3 1:00pm Spooky Storytelling Monday, 1 October 4 6:00pm Pick Your Poison Tuesday, October 5 9:00pm Sing Me An Epitaph Wednesday, October 6 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Thursday, October 7 9:00pm GHOUL Tuesday, October 12 8:00pm Friday, October 15 9:30pm Saturday, October 23 10:00am Sunday, October 31 3:00pm
- 2020 Live Games
Prime Schedule Game Dates Times GHOUL Wednesday, October 14 9:30pm Saturday, October 17 3:00pm Monday, October 19 8:30pm Friday, October 23 11:59pm Sunday, October 25 12:00pm Pick Your Poison Tuesday, October 27 7:00pm Costume Contest Tuesday, October 27 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Wednesday, October 28 9:00pm Sing Me An Epitaph Thursday, October 29 8:00pm Caligos Comestibles Friday, October 20 9:00pm Entrail Toss Saturday, October 31 11:00am Salvaged from the Sea Saturday, October 31 2:00pm GHOUL Saturday, October 31 7:00pm
Platinum Schedule Game Dates Times Entrail Toss Saturday, October 3 11:00am Sing Me An Epitaph Sunday, October 4 2:00pm Caligos Comestibles Monday, October 5 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Tuesday, October 6 9:00pm Pick Your Poison Wednesday, October 7 9:00pm Salvaged from the Sea Thursday, October 8 9:00pm GHOUL Wednesday, October 14 8:30pm Tuesday, October 20 9:30pm Sunday, October 25 11:00am Saturday, October 31 5:00pm
- 2019 Live Games
Prime Schedule Game Dates Times Pick Your Poison Saturday, October 12 9:00pm Sing Me An Epitaph Sunday, October 13 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Monday, October 14 9:00pm Salvaged from the Sea Tuesday, October 15 9:00pm Entrail Toss Wednesday, October 16 9:00pm GHOUL Wednesday, October 16 9:30pm Search and Rescue Thursday, October 17 8:00pm GHOUL Thursday, October 17 9:00pm Tuesday, October 22 8:00pm Friday, October 25 11:59pm Saturday, October 26 3:00pm Sunday, October 27 6:00pm
Prime Schedule Game Dates Times Pick Your Poison Saturday, October 5 9:00pm Sing Me An Epitaph Sunday, October 6 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Monday, October 7 9:00pm Search and Rescue Tuesday, October 8 9:00pm Entrail Toss Wednesday, October 9 9:00pm Salvaged from the Sea Thursday, October 10 11:00pm GHOUL Wednesday, October 16 7:00pm Sunday, October 20 12:00pm Saturday, October 26 9:00pm Sunday, October 27 6:00pm
- 2018 Live Games and GHOUL
Prime Schedule Game Dates Times Salvaged from the Sea Saturday, October 13th 3:00pm Search and Rescue Saturday, October 13th 9:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph Sunday, October 14th 2:00pm Storytelling Sunday, October 14th 8:00pm Anemone Anagrams Monday, October 15th 9:00pm Pick Your Poison Tuesday, October 16th 9:00pm GHOUL Wednesday, October 17th 9:00pm Entrail Toss Thursday, October 18th 10:00am GHOUL Saturday, October 20th 3:00pm Sunday, October 21st 5:00pm Saturday, October 27th 9:00pm Costume Contest Sunday, October 28th 2:00pm GHOUL Sunday, October 28th 7:00pm Tuesday, October 30th 10:00pm
Plat Schedule Game Dates Times Salvaged from the Sea Saturday, October 6th 3:00pm Search and Rescue Saturday, October 6th 9:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph Sunday, October 7th 2:00pm Storytelling Sunday, October 7th 8:00pm Anemone Anagrams Monday, October 8th 9:00pm Pick Your Poison Tuesday, October 9th 9:00pm Entrail Toss Thursday, October 11th 10:00am GHOUL Sunday, October 14th 9:00pm Costume Contest Saturday, October 20th 2:00pm GHOUL Saturday, October 20th 5:00pm Saturday, October 27th 8:00pm Sunday, October 28th 4:00pm
- 2017 Live Games and GHOUL†
Prime Schedule Game Dates Salvaged from the Sea Saturday, October 14th, 2:00pm Storytelling Saturday, October 14th, 8:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph Sunday, October 15th, 2:00pm Costume Contest Sunday, October 15th, 8:00pm Pick Your Poison Monday, October 16th, 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00pm Entrail Toss Thursday, October 19th, 2:00pm Search and Rescue Thursday, October 19th, 9:00pm GHOUL, games 1 - 3 Friday, October 27, 5:00pm GHOUL, games 4 - 7 Saturday, October 28, 9:30pm GHOUL, games 8 - 10 Sunday, October 29, 7:30pm
Plat Schedule Game Dates Salvaged from the Sea Saturday, October 7th, 2:00pm Storytelling Saturday, October 7th, 8:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm Costume Contest Sunday, October 8th, 8:00pm Pick Your Poison Monday, October 9th, 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams Wednesday, October 11th, 9:00pm Entrail Toss Thursday, October 12th, 2:00pm Search and Rescue Thursday, October 12th, 9:00pm GHOUL, games 1 - 3 Friday, October 27, 9:30pm GHOUL, games 4 - 7 Saturday, October 28, 5:00pm GHOUL, games 8 - 10 Sunday, October 29, 3:30pm
- † Runner-up Prizes (when applicable) per game: choice of 2 Pre-written Signature Verbs from a limited set list. Prizes are only redeemable by the winning *character*, and custom prizes are not transferrable in any way. Participation in GHOUL requires: (1) a Caligos Isle Service Pass; (2) an unused and valid GHOUL card for each "game". Valid cards can only be purchased at the current festival and denote you as the purchaser; and (3) a dauber in order to mark your GHOUL card. The GHOUL area is located through the rusted gate on the eastern side of the High Plateau. Valid cards and new daubers can be purchased in the Garden Courtyard. The game will be played in the Greenhouse. There is a sign in the Greenhouse that covers all rules and gameplay.
Caligos Isle introduced shops that has a mixture of currencies, where some take silvers and others take Ebon Gate seashells, the currency exclusive to Caligos Isle.
Shopping is available on the grounds, with new items introduced for sale each year.
- Shopping lists by year:
Introduced in 2019, Ebon Gate features a Treasure Trove raffle area similar to the one found at Duskruin.
- Prize Lists:
Debuting in 2021, the Eve of the Reunion event offers those lucky enough to find an invitation Trick-or-Treating opportunity to purchase necrotic ring charging goo and get one of the remaining trove items not drawn during the raffles.
Merchant Work and Raffles
Merchant week during the festival features many merchants and raffles available to those with a merchant pass.
- 2020 announced services and raffles
- 2019 announced services and raffles
- 2018 announced services and raffles
- 2017 announced services and raffles
Starting in 2017, Caligos Isle featured a storyline that continued to progress through its final year in 2021, ultimately leading to the sinking of the island. For additional information on each year's progression or other relevent storyline information, please click the links below.
- List of Residents
- 2021: Unknown at this point.
- 2020: Adventurers side with various factions that want to control the Isle and its inhabitants.
- 2019: Adventurers help discover the whereabouts of missing citizens.
- 2018: Adventurers found the ravaged fishing village on the northern side of the island.
- 2017: Adventurers rebuilt Ghezresh's Temple
Each year, participants had the opportunity to complete a quest that would gain them "favor" as part of the storyline. Gaining favor would unlock mechanical benefits associated with the original quest prize, a ghezyte chelioboros item. In 2020, the storyline advanced to feature several factions following other deities working against Ghezresh. In 2021, five separate quests focusing on different NPCs and the resolution to their stories were introduced.
Quest Reward Information
Participants in the yearly quests gain a ghezyte chelioboros piece of jewelry that is able to have its worn location swapped based on pre-determined locations. In 2021, the jewelry piece was able to be converted to one of the seven deities that were fighting against Ghezresh prior to the destruction of Caligos Isle.
Listed below are the NPCs capable of converting the ghezyte chelioboros item.
|Brother Aoden||Promise of Winter||Lorminstra||gold-strung onyx tile jewelry|
|Priestess Lucinne||Mantle of the Elapid||Luukos||sinuous gheztye serpent jewelry|
|Seer Veidae||a modest square grey linen tent||Gosaena||sterling feathered jewelry|
|Wise Woman Omiko||Fishing Village||Charl||imflass wire jewelry|
|Nereid Galaytea||Fishing Village||Niima||nacre and ghezyte dolphin jewelry|
|Warden Shaemire||Caligos Isle, Jungle Coast on a Rickety Pier||Imaera||gold-banded ghezyte jewelry|
|Keilipso||Wandering Caligos Proper||Zelia||labyrinthine cresent-woven jewelry|
POINT works for the user, regardless of deity conversion. COVER requires the user to be converted to the deity the the item is attuned to.
|Year/Total Favor||POINT (at target)||COVER|
|Adds an intimidate debuff to the target that reduces the targets DS/TD by:|| Must be converted to the deity item is attuned to|
Lasts 5 minutes, Sheer Fear Boost will increase user's sheer fear effective level by:
|2017 - 1000 favor||5/3, 5x/day||+1 effective level, 1x/day|
|2018 - 2000 favor||10/6, 10x/day||+2 effective level, 2x/day|
|2019 - 3000 favor||15/9, 15x/day||+3 effective level, 3x/day|
|2020 - 4000 favor||20/12, 20x/day||+4 effective level, 4x/day|
|2021 - 5000 favor||25/15, 25x/day||+5 effective level, 5x/day|
09/05/2017 Ebon Gate Dates and Pricing Information by Wyrom, PM
Here is the Ebon Gate Dates and Pricing information for 2017.
Ebon Gate will launch October 1st, beginning with just the storyline aspect of the grounds. The move from Feywrot Mire to Caligos Isle will be explained during this time. Once you arrive on Caligos Isle, you will be able to explore at your leisure. Shops will be open for early browsing, but wares will not be on sale until roughly 9pm ET on October 6th when shopping, games, and other activities will open up.
This year, we're trying something new, which we're pretty excited about. We are moving away from the box office, and that means the main grounds will be open to all players at all times. We are breaking up the cost into an à la carte style event, so you buy into the level you choose to. This was to address some of the concerns we've heard over the years and to help manage expectations of the event overall.
Ebon Gate pricing is going to be broken up into three parts: shopping, raffles & services, and games. I tried to convey this during our sneak peak at SimuCon, but we weren't 100% ready to announce all the details then. GM Haliste also has been working on this more thoroughly than I have and knew more about it. Some of the recent threads that came up about the cost were left a bit incomplete because we wanted to make sure we can deliver what we publish. It's better to announce accurate information, rather than reaction information (which is something we fall victim to a lot). This is part of us trying to communicate better with our community.
At SimuCon, I mentioned games would be similar to the Duskruin Dig in that you purchase the items from the SimuCon store. The original plan was for a shovel to be offered in the store with a time-based usage (and not a number of DIG uses). After the initial response though, we felt this was just going to be too confusing to explain if you had to buy the actual shovel from the store. The reason for moving to a time-based shovel is this is the first year we're going to be offering digging for nearly the entire month. Typically, digging and games are only available for a little over a week (two in Platinum).
The price breakdown is as follows:
- Shopping Pass: 1000 SimuCoins / Event Duration
- Raffles & Services Pass: 3000 SimuCoins / Merchant Week
- Games and Digging Pass: 1500 SimuCoins / Week
This means you can buy into the level of Ebon Gate that you choose to. Some players have mentioned in the past that there are aspects of the event that they have no interest in or never can line up their schedule for. Now you can make that choice for yourself. You can pick up a service pass only if you know you're getting a service under this new model. You can pick up a game pass only when you actually want to dig. You can pick up a shopping pass only if you find items you actually want to buy.
We also have a new activity called Deep Sea Diving. This is a brand new venture that has a pricing model similar to Duskruin/Delirium (roughly 100 SimuCoins per entry), but is not necessary to attend to enjoy Ebon Gate. Much like Delirium Manor was at Ebon Gate 2016, this is a companion piece to Ebon Gate. The difference is this is fully integrated with Caligos Isle, and it isn't a standalone event. Deep Sea Diving has new mechanics and some fun nostalgic areas to explore!
Ebon Gate will mostly cost silver once inside, but we will be introducing a new currency for the Isle called seashells. These seashells will be useful for a handful of shops at Ebon Gate (similar to Delirium), as well as some services. We'll also have some things available for tickets, for those that saved some from a previous year.
Some changes this time that are happening are the cost of shovels and games. Prior to Ebon Gate 2012, digging was 2000 silver and the older games were between 1000 to 5000 silver. In 2017, digging will once again be 2000 silver per shovel, and the various games will start at 1000 silver.
Merchants are tentatively scheduled for the following weeks in eastern time: - Platinum: Friday, October 13, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 20, 8:59 PM - Prime: Friday, October 20, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 27, 8:59 PM
Lastly, I'll briefly mention we are discussing the exchange of alternative currencies. We are not ready to release any information about this, but when exchanges are possible, it will only be a one-way route into two of our currencies. You will not be able to exchange tickets into bloodscrip, but you would be able to convert bloodscrip into tickets. This isn't pertinent to Ebon Gate, but it does impact the event planning.We will have more information for you in the coming weeks.
Each year, attendees had the ability to receive a free souvenir towards the end of the festival. Due to the importance of elesine on the isle, the souvenirs were items crafted of this material. It is important to note that they were not eligible for alteration, nor could the ready made clothing items be used for alteration fodder.
|Year||Item||Show||Addition Information, if any|
|2021||a medium-sized bolt of elesine cloth||N/A||to be used as alter fodder for medium-sized items, or as trim only for larger items, including cloak-worn items, gowns, and large capacity containers).|
|2021||some grey elesine sandals with twisted indigo suede ties||While the crisscrossing main straps, heel risers, and heel leashes of the sandals are made of lustrous light grey elesine, the soles and footbed are a dull-finished pewter leather. Woven along the strips of elesine of the upper straps and heel leash are thin cords of indigo suede that extend beyond the base structure of the sandal to serve as ties. The dye work on the suede is inconsistent, ranging from light blue to dark and back again, like the moonlight-dappled waves of a nighttime sea.||N/A|
|2020||an indigo elesine sack embroidered with coils of shadowy eels||The construction of this sack is double-walled with an indigo exterior, while the interior is a soft, misty grey. Cording in a twisted braid of both colors is fed through the gathered mouth of the container and into a pewter chelioboros clasp to ensure the safety of the items within. Amongst the indigo folds of elesine is subtle eel embroidery a shade or two off from that of the background, and clever tailoring along with the natural sheen of the fabric gives the creatures the illusion of movement.||N/A|
|2019||a grey-trimmed indigo elesine tunic||Cut to hit the wearer at mid-thigh, the tunic is tailored of fine elesine dyed an uncompromising shade of indigo. Elaborately embroidered swirls in silvered grey threading trim the edges of the lower hem and the keyhole neckline, coiling like errant wisps of fog, while a set of laces slither through electrum eyelets lined from mid-chest to throat. The cuffs of the sleeves bear similar lacing, as do the splits on either side, though both are merely decorative.||N/A|
|2018||a pair of grey elesine pants||The elesine from which the pants have been tailored is immaculate, and the subtle metallic sheen lent to the sea silk by the interwoven threads of electrum give the garment a flowy drape. Indigo embroidery chases the outer seam of each leg as the bodies of eels woven together end to end all the way to the cuff. From one of the front belt loops, a thin length of chain is fixed, and it dangles a simple ghezyte chelioboros medallion.||N/A|
|2017||a deeply hooded grey elesine robe||Deep grey in hue, the robe is meticulously tailored and in pristine condition. The elesine from which it is woven has a triaxial pattern accented by the subtle metallic sheen of the sea silk base and thread-thin strands of electrum. Along the edges of the deep hood and belled sleeves are tendrils of indigo satin, the embroidery sinuous and curved like the lithe body of an eel. At the throat, a ghezyte chelioboros clasp closes the robe.|
A Shopping Pass is not needed to purchase items for sale for Ebon Gate seashells
|Shopping Pass||1000 SimuCoins||Event Duration||Account|
|Raffles & Services Pass||3000 SimuCoins||Event Duration†|| Character |
10 Characters for Platinum
|Games and Digging Pass||1500 SimuCoins|| 7 days from redemption
14 days for Platinum
|Deep Sea Diving*||100 SimuCoins||10 or 5 searches/30 minutes||Per entry|
|Trick-or-Treat||100 SimuCoins||10 "treats"||Per Entry|
|Fishing||25 Ebon Gate seashells||Until a fish is caught or person leaves area||Per Entry|
† The merchant event is scheduled to be 7 days in each instance (Prime and Plat) as noted in the schedule, but the pass is set up for the duration of the event to cover any mishaps or re-scheduling.
* Deep Sea Diving was discontinued after 2019.
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- Ebon Gate 2021 Buyer's Choice
- Ebon Gate 2020 Buyer's Choice
- Ebon Gate 2019 Buyer's Choice
- Buyer's Choice - Ebon Gate 2018
- Ebon Gate 2017 Buyer's Guide
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