Once long ago, a shy Elven huntress would brave the winter woods, placing candles to light the way for travelers. Today she is remembered as the Yulemother, and her festival—marked by candlelight, compassion, and joy—is a balm for Telarans tormented by rifts and invasions.
Of course, not even the happiest day on the Telaran calendar is festive enough for a whole race of newly-liberated hedonists like the Fae. Greenscale is dead, and with him cruel Lord Twyl and arrogant Hylas, leaving the fair folk free at last. Free to do what they do best: party! The Fae have taken to Telara in a frenzy of revelry and decorating, ringing in the very first Fae Yule!
The Fae have turned the Telaran tradition of Yuletide—lighting the longest nights of the year with candles and giving gifts to those in need—into a rollicking revel. Lights and decorations are everywhere, and merry faeries like Grandfather Frost urge their Ascended former enemies to celebrate. Even the most devout Guardians and studious Defiant find it hard to resist the call, as the laughter of the Fae, freed from horrid servitude, serves as a symbol of victory over Greenscale.
Amid all this revelry, Telarans still honor the Yulemother by lighting candles to stave off the dread Winter Dark. And winter does bring darkness. Crucia, cold-hearted Dragon of Air, seeks to enslave the Fae anew, and one grumpy Satyr—unable to find proper festive drink—is determined to ruin everyone’s holiday.
Fae Yule is the latest RIFT™ World Event, and though it’s more festive than a terrifying invasion, it’s no less epic in scope or reward! Ascended are invited to celebrate the passing of winter and the freedom of the Fae.
During the three phases of Fae Yule, Guardians and Defiant will earn Unique Snowflakes for lighting candles to honor the Yulemother, decorating their cities, plying a disgruntled Satyr with mead, and fighting against a whole new wintry Zone Event featuring Yulelogon the Yuletide Treant. Trade these snowflakes to vendors in Meridian and Sanctum for epic gear, a festive corgi pet, a fancy vaiyuu mount, and more!
Fae Yule is here, so log on and get in the spirit!