The Witches Festival is a seasonal Holiday Event in The Elder Scrolls Online, introduced in 2016.


As spirits stir and the undead rise from their ancestral tombs, adventurers from all over Tamriel will be tasked with activities that will reward them with gruesome goodies, terrifying treasures, and awesome achievements, including the Hollowjack crafting motif, unique Provisioning recipes, and much more!


Witches Festival dates

The Witches Festival runs from approximately ~10AM EDT on October 13th to November 1st on PS4 and Xbox One, and to November 8th on PC/Mac.



How to begin the Witches Festival?

  1. First, you'll want to pick up a (free) Crow Caller from the Crown Store.
  2. Then, start the quest “The Witchmother’s Bargain” by using your Crow Caller.
  3. Complete the quest to receive the Witchemother's Whistle.
  4. Use the Witchemother's Whistle (found in your Supplies tab) to summon the Witchmother’s Cauldron.
  5. You can use the Witchmother’s Cauldron to turn you and anyone you are grouped with into an Undead (each use will last for two hours, but you can use it as many times as you like until the end of the event). You will be able to get a double XP boost by using the Witchmother's Cauldron
  6. Once the event is over, you’ll be able to keep the Witchemother's Whistle as a memento, but all of its supernatural powers will be gone.



Witches Festival Rewards & Achievements

Players who have the festival buff enabled will receive special drops: Plunder Skulls. Plunder Skulls drop from ANY boss found in the game. Dungeons, delves, etc. Plunder Skulls can contain:


Unlocking all of the achievements for this event will unlock the "Sun's Dusk Reaper" title.

ame & Image Points Title Reward Dye Reward

plunder_skull_enthusiast Plunder Skull Enthusiast

Earn your first Plunder Skull.
5 -- --

plunder_skull_aficionado-eso Plunder Skull Afficionado

Earn 50 Plunder Skulls.
10 -- --

plunder_skull_fanatic-eso Plunder Skull Fanatic

Earn 100 Plunder Skulls.
15 -- --

an_unsparing_harvest-eso An unsparing Harvest

Complete the listed achievements for the Witches Festival.
50 Sun's Dusk Reaper --

happy_work_for_hollowjack Happy Work for Hollojack

Collect and learn every chapter of the Hollowjack style book found during the Witches Festival.
50 -- --

pumpkin_pairs_well_with_guts-eso Pumpkin Pairs Well With Guts

Drink the Witchmother's Brew during the Witches Festival.
5 -- --

reaper's_harvest-eso Reaper's Harvest

Complete the Witchmother's Bargain quest.
5 -- --

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