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|Games and Digging Pass || 1500 SCs || 7 days from [[REDEEM|redemption]] || Account
|Games and Digging Pass || 1500 SCs || 7 days from [[REDEEM|redemption]] <br> 14 days for Platinum|| Account
|[[Deep Sea Diving]] || ? SCs || ? || ?
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Ebon Gate 2017 Shop List · Deep Sea Diving


Turbulent waters have surged upon the shores of Elanthia, bringing with them fragments from a faraway place. The seed has been planted. Beware that which you cannot see...

He is coming.

A wicked sentience disturbs the high seas -- an evil lurks in its darkest depths. An ancient terror has been exhumed from its resting place beneath the Abandoned Waters, and has made its way to the shores of Elanthia.

Are you prepared for Ebon Gate?


Ebon Gate 2017 opens October 1, 2017, with Caligos Isle as the new Ebon Gate Festival area. GM Haliste is in charge of the event.

The storyline aspect of the grounds, including the move from Feywrot Mire to Caligos Isle, will be covered October 1-6. 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.

Some live games will have limited capacity.

Instance Dates Event
Both Sunday, October 1st, 9:00pm - Friday, October 6th, 8:59pm Storyline
Both Friday, October 6th, 9:00pm - Tuesday, October 31st, 11:59pm Games and shopping
Platinum Saturday, October 7th, 2:00pm Salvaged from the Sea
Platinum Saturday, October 7th, 8:00pm Storytelling
Platinum Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph
Platinum Sunday, October 8th, 8:00pm Costume Contest
Platinum Monday, October 9th, 9:00pm Pick Your Poison
Platinum Wednesday, October 11th, 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams
Platinum Thursday, October 12th, 2:00pm Entrail Toss
Platinum Thursday, October 12th, 9:00pm Search and Rescue
Platinum Friday, October 13th, 9:00pm – Friday, October 20th, 8:59pm Merchant week
Prime Saturday, October 14th, 2:00pm Salvaged from the Sea
Prime Saturday, October 14th, 8:00pm Storytelling
Prime Sunday, October 15th, 2:00pm Sing Me an Epitaph
Prime Sunday, October 15th, 8:00pm Costume Contest
Prime Monday, October 16th, 9:00pm Pick Your Poison
Prime Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00pm Anemone Anagrams
Prime Thursday, October 19th, 2:00pm Entrail Toss
Prime Thursday, October 19th, 9:00pm Search and Rescue
Prime Friday, October 20, 9:00pm – Friday, October 27, 8:59pm Merchant week


Item Cost Length Applicability
Shopping Pass 1000 SCs Event Duration Account
Raffles & Services Pass 3000 SCs Event Duration Character
10 Characters for Platinum
Games and Digging Pass 1500 SCs 7 days from redemption
14 days for Platinum
Deep Sea Diving  ? SCs  ?  ?
Fishing 50 Seashells  ?  ?
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.


Digging and Mini-Games

Dig along the black sands of the beach, and unbury long lost treasures! NPCs available along the shore's edge will sell shovels in convenient 1-use and 20-use sizes. Shovels will cost 2,000 and 40,000 silvers, respectively.

A few Mini-Games can be found in the sea caverns, and will require that your pockets jingle with silvers in order to play. Mini-Games are not compatible with notes, so fill your pockets will silvers!

Both Digging and Mini-Games participation will require a Games Pass, available in the SimuCoin store. Passes are account-wide and are good for one week's play time.


Opening Night: Portals will open in all towns at 9:00 PM. The ship will set sail from Feywrot Mire to Caligos Isle promptly at 9:30 PM.

Please note that QUEST TRANSPORT will not be available until approximately 10:00 PM EST.

Entry Locations

Town Room Lich ID
Icemule Trace South Barbican, Gate 2486
River's Rest River's Rest, Underbridge 10838?
Solhaven Liabo Plaza
Ta'Illistim Ta'Illistim, City Gate 37
Ta'Vaalor Entrance to Ravelin 10681
Teras Isle Copper Avenue, West Docks 1870
Wehnimer's Landing Town Square, Southeast 282
Zul Logoth Hall of Arches
Four Winds Isle Oleander and Daisy


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.