Welcome to Wintersday 2010
Wintersday is almost here! During this festive time of year, towns glimmer with cheery decor, vendors sell seasonal treats, and goodwill fills the hearts of Tyrians everywhere.
For centuries, the goddess of life, Dwayna, who welcomes the coming of spring, has struggled with the god of death, Grenth, for control of Wintersday. This year, the god of war, Balthazar, has thrown his support behind Grenth, who vehemently believes that Wintersday should be a somber time of reflection on the inevitability of death. The Priests of Balthazar feel that the merriment of Wintersday is a glaring example of the weakness of humanity, and have vowed to aid Grenth with his seasonal shenanigans. In response, the goddess of nature, Melandru, has come to Dwayna’s assistance for fear of an endless winter destroying the delicate balance of nature!
Join the heated battle for the fate of this chilly holiday with our striking new Melandru and Balthazar costumes and our brand-new Wintersday challenge. As always, the towns of Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Eye of the North will be decked out in Wintersday decorations. Visitors to Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and the Eye of the North will be invited to participate in holiday quests, missions, and games, all with their own rewards.
Mark your calendar! Wintersday events begin at noon Pacific Time (-8 GMT) on Thursday, December 16, 2010, and run until noon on Monday, January 3, 2011. The Wintersday grand finale will take place in Lion's Arch and Kamadan on New Year’s Day, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, January 1, 2011, and repeating every three hours until 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2011. Don't be surprised if a snowball fight breaks out before the end of the festival!