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The Grand Prankster

The Grand Prankster

OverviewEdit

Bristlebane is the annual live event that honors Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane and celebrates playful pranksters, tricksters, and good humor. It starts just before and ends just after the real-world holiday known as April Fool's Day. On April 1st (PST) each year special activities and fun can be had as well.

To check the exact dates, log into the game and click the EQ2 button in the bottom right of your screen and choose Calendar from the list of options that opens. Keep in mind that the start date and end of (most) events is midnight PST, due to the location of the main office of Enchanted Lands

This section highlights new content added most recently. Please move any info into the main article below when/if newer content is live each year.

Added in 2016Edit

This event will be active on Live servers in 2016 on March 25th, at 12:01 PST and will end on April 4th at 11:59pm PST.
  • Quests, NPCs, etc. will only be available during this time frame for 2016.
  • Like most other annual live events it will automatically start and end without server downtime. NPCs and special locations will simply appear.

QuestsEdit

New AchievementsEdit

  • New achievements were not added in 2016.

Items and RecipesEdit

  • The new recipe book has already been added below.

Beastlord WardersEdit

  • Bristlebane Day is a good time to look for unusual warders. This year, the were-bears and were-rabbits can be tamed.

TLE ServersEdit

The TLE (Time Locked Expansion) servers do not have all of the festivities. Instead, they have a NPC, "a Gigglegibber goblin," who sells the basic house items in The City of Freeport and in the Qeynos Province District.

ONE DAY ONLY!Edit

Jesters-superior-garden-example

Jester's Superior Garden bushes appear ONLY on April 1st. This bush differs from the normal Jester's gardens during the rest of the event.

Every year and only on April 1st (12:01am PST - 11:59pm), extra quests are available and more can be found in Enchanted Lands.

The info below is based on the previous year and can change, so keep your eyes out for anything unusual on that day!

Riddled Quest Series

Three quests are available. These are offered consecutively and begin with:

Tradeksill Materials, Frostfell Stations and Fuel

A one-day-only bush, Jester's Superior Garden, appear throughout Enchanted Lands.

Event HubEdit

Most (but not all) of the quests can be found in Enchanted Lands, close to the docks.

  • The Grand Prankster (same NPC as Blat Berisen) can be found in multiple zones. While a single quest is offered one-time only, he started offering a new quest in 2016, so keep and eye out for him. See the Blat Berisen page for all of the zones he's found in.

MerchantsEdit

Bristlebane-dey-merchant

A Bristle Bane Day merchant in West Freeport

Though they look different from city to city, the merchants for this event are easy to spot because of their brightly colored robes. You will find them near the tradeskill area of each city.

Bristlebane Day merchants are mischievous halflings.
  • See the merchant pages (linked above) for a list of available items or visit them in the following locations:

Event CurrencyEdit

To check the amount of event currency you have on hand, press C to open the Character window and click on the Currency tab.

  • Fool's Gold Coin is obtained when you kill various monsters, complete quests, and compete in the races.
Tips and Tricks to Get the Above
  • There are two types of races for this holiday and both offer the option to choose Fool's Gold Coins as the reward.
  • Players with All Access (subscription) accounts earn double the event currency.

Tradeskill RecipesEdit

No matter which tradeskill you begin or master, any crafter can make the items in the recipe books.

  • The Bristlebane Day recipes can be purchased only while Bristlebane Day is live. The previous year's recipes are always offered and (typically) new recipes are added annually.
  • You will also need a variety of harvestables from Jester's garden bushes in specific zones that you can only gather during the event. See the section, Special Crafting Materials below for more details.
  • Unlike Frostfell, which requires special crafting stations, you can make these items all year if you stock up holiday themed materials.
  • Like most holiday-themed live events, the recipes are primarily items for use in player housing.

Available RecipesEdit

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Examples of colorful crafted items found in various Perfectly Serious Items to Craft recipe books.

While Brew Day recipes books feature tons of booze-themed items, this event is heavy on food to place in player housing and all thing vibrant or silly.

Special Crafting MaterialsEdit

Jesters garden

This shrub has Bristlebane Day recipe ingredients.

In order to craft items from the holiday-themed recipes, you must gather materials from Jester's garden, a small, pale bush with a red particle effect.

  • All of the materials have humorous names like High Elf Funny Bone and so on. See the Jester's garden page for the full list.
  • The harvests from these nodes are tradeable, so check the broker if you need to stock up.
  • If you have completed the Gathering Obsession Timeline and have the Artisan's Fully Trained Pack Pony, it can be sent out to get the holiday-themed materials for you too.
  • See the ONE DAY ONLY section above for special materials that can be gathered only on April 1st.

Locations:Edit

These can be found throughout most of the zones listed, but the following areas have high concentrations with easy access from adjacent zones:

Adventure QuestsEdit

Horse-of-a-different-color

Examples of colors the mount, Horse of a Different Color, might be each time one zones.

See the ONE DAY only section above for special quests only available on April 1st.

To make them easier to find unlimited repeatable quests are shown in bold text below.

Repeatable at Least Once per YearEdit

Non-repeatableEdit

Stone-arneson

One of many gaming dice-themed rewards you can get during the event. Shown here, an option from the Plethora of Patchwork Parts quest.

  • The Bristlebane Quest Outline started by Blat Berisen - this is a mini-quest series that replaced the old Tin Metal Protection quest. See the page for details, as where you start matters.

Races (Unlimited Repeatable)Edit

CollectionsEdit

Purple shiny

Collections can only be completed once per character.

Purple ShiniesEdit

Impossibly Rare ObjectsEdit

Collection items are primarily found in the same areas as the Jester's gardens (shrubs). See the the Special Crafting Materials section above.

Prankster's Piece of the PieEdit

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Cloak of the Grand Prankster is a reward for completing Prankster's Piece of the Pie.

Collection items are found near the docks in the Enchanted Lands, The Sinking Sands, and within the instances for event quests like Rescuing the Princess - A Bristlebane Tale.

  • These shinies for this are sneaky!

Red ShiniesEdit

Only those who have the Earring of the Solstice from completing the Tradeskill master crafting timeline can see this collection, but non-crafters can buy them from the broker.

AchievementsEdit

TitlesEdit

Rewards and Merchant ItemsEdit

Bovoch Matriarch (Visible)

Bovoch Matriarch

Merrymakers-salmon

Merrymaker's Salmon

There are too many items to list, but a few worth noting include:

Retired Quests and Event HistoryEdit

Event HistoryEdit

The event first appeared in 2007.

  • Cute Mode -- When you log in anytime on April 1, you will be in Cute Mode (All humanoid players and monsters will have ballooned heads) but despair not! If you just cannot stand it, use /cutemode to turn it off!
  • The Herald of Bristlebane -- If you die today, don't be so quick with that Revive button! Gerald Gigglegibber, the Herald of Bristlebane, just might be able to help with your little problem... or not. Let's all hope that "Bristly Bane" loves us!
  • The Archaeologist -- eq2players has announced that LU34 will include a new character class that starts in Haven, the Archaeologist.
Gneedeep in cutemode Mender in cutemode Geraldgigglegibber
Froglok in /cutemode Mender in /cutemode Gerald Gigglegibber

Event AnnouncementEdit

The following in-game mail is sent to players each year:

From: A Fan of Frivolous Folly

Subject: Bristlebane Day!

Good day,

Jesters, thieves, bards and fans of mischief, alike, are encouraged to enjoy the Bristlebane Day festivities in your city or elsewhere! You never know what laughs and pranks await you during these holy days honoring Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane, The Grand Prankster. Princess Evelynn has a lofty challenge in Sinking Sands, while other celebrators, like Rakshatta, can be found in the Enchanted Lands. She is excited about the arcane patchwork creatures seen roaming Antonica, The Commonlands, Darklight Wood, Timorous Deep, Greater Faydark and Frostfang Sea. You can get more involved by crafting your very own items in celebration of this wonderful holiday. Visit your local tradeskill house to purchase these special recipes!

P.S.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for special events, especially in Enchanted Lands, occurring only on the highest of silly days, 4/1/2015!


Jester This article refers to events, personae and activities only present in-game during the annual Bristlebane Day celebration, which comes to Norrath each year on and around April 1st.


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