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The Dragon Festival 2011 is an event taking place over the weekend of June 30, 2011. It was announced in the Guild Wars login announcements.


The Shing Jea Boardwalk will be open and can be accessed by speaking with Monastery Keeper at Shing Jea Monastery.

Redecorated towns[]



Imperial Guard Hanso (in Shing Jea Monastery)



The missions, which are available for 30 minutes from the times listed, are obtained from Captain Rujiyo in Shing Jea Monastery.

Days Events Hours
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and Rollerbeetle Races Noon June 30 - 11:59 PM July 03
Friday, July 1st, 2011 Mission One: Haiju Lagoon 4:00 AM Noon 8:00 PM
Mission Two: Jaya Bluffs 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Midnight
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 Mission Three: Tsumei Village 2:00 AM 8:00 AM 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Mission Four: Seitung Harbor 4:00 AM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 Mission Five: Tsumei Village 1:00 AM 7:00 AM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Mission Six: Seitung Harbor 3:00 AM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mission Seven: Shing Jea Monastery 5:00 AM 11:00 AM 5:00 PM 11:00 PM

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is -7 GMT. Missions will be available for 30 minutes.

Dragon Festival 2011 Finale[]

The Dragon Festival Finale (2011) will take place on the 3rd of July 2011 in Shing Jea Monastery. Emperor Kisu will visit every 2 hours on July 3rd from 2:00 am until 11:59 pm PDT

02:00 AM 04:00 AM 06:00 AM 08:00 AM 10:00 AM Noon
02:00 PM 04:00 PM 06:00 PM 08:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:59 PM

All times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, which is -7 GMT.

When he arrives, Emperor Kisu will begin walking from Linnok Courtyard, and stop near the Xunlai Chests at the south end of the monastery. Immediately when he stops, Honsu will announce Emperor Kisu, and Kisu himself will make a few comments. At some point during his speech, your 250 Victory Tokens are automatically exchanged for a Mirthful Dragon Mask, which will appear in your inventory. The period where you can exchange for the mask is quite short; you need only to have the 250 tokens and be in the district at the right time for your mask to be awarded.

Mirthful Dragon Mask
Mirthful Dragon Mask gray front.jpg

Immediately afterward is a mini-game, involving a group of Grasps attacking the monastery. The players in the monastery must collect Celestial Charges and bring them to one of the Imperial Sorcerers. The sorcerers can be found in various places around the monastery, picking up a Celestial Charge causes yellow flares on your map indicating the Imperial Sorcerer's locations. For every Celestial Charge delivered, Cantha scores a point, and for every person caught by a grasp, the grasps score a point.

If the players in a district collect more celestial charges than the Grasps you will receive 1 Festival Prize every ~70 seconds for the next 15 minutes for a total of 12 to 27 (depending on unknown factors) with a mode of 13.

Minigame Walkthrough[]

Grasps will hunt out those who are holding Celestial Charges, much like the Grenth minions do at the winter festivals. If one of them touches you while you are holding a celestial charge, you will die. Don't worry, you will be resurrected soon! To avoid the grasps, follow these hints. A) Drop the charge when they come near. They will move away to find someone else. When they are a safe distance, pick it up again and run. B) Only pick up a charge if there are no grasps around and make sure there are no grasps in between you and the particular Imperial Sorcerer you are targeting. Often times there will be an alternative Sorcerer you can reach safely. C) Finally, to better fulfill A and B, keep an eye on the map and look for moving green triangles. They are the grasps, and you should never pick up a charge with one in your aggro circle. The Grasps sometimes will touch a charge laying at it's spawn point, thus they will destroy it and the enemies will gain 1 point. The best way to avoid this it to quickly pick up the charge, then drop it right away. Additionally, grasps run faster than normal. Eating a red bean cake will put you up to their speed.


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