Midyear Mayhem is a seasonal Holiday Event in The Elder Scrolls Online, used to celebrate Summertime. This is a PvP focused event, and players will be encouraged to participate in Cyrodiil, Imperial City and Battlegrounds activities.  

This holiday celebrates Pelinal's  of Elves at the Bridge of Heldon:  [And after] the first Pogrom, which consolidated the northern holdings for the men-of-'kreath, he stood with white hair gone brown with elfblood at the Bridge of Heldon, where Perrif's falconers had sent for the Nords, and they, looking at him, said that Shor had returned, but he spat at their feet for profaning that name. He led them anyway into the heart of the hinterland west, to drive the Ayleids inward, towards the Tower of White-Gold, a slow retreating circle that could not understand the power of Man's sudden liberty, and what fury-idea that brought.


Midyear Mayhem

Once a year, Imperial priests of St. Alessia gather in the summer in commemoration of the Whitestrake’s slaughter of Elves at the Bridge of Heldon..

Midyear Mayhem Dates

2021: Thursday, January 28th at 10:00 AM EST and will end on Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00AM EST

2020: Thursday January 23rd at 10:00 AM EST and will end on Tuesday, February 4th at 10:00AM EST.

2019: The Midyear Mayhem is available in Winter! Play from January 10th to January 22nd.

2018: The Midyear Mayhem runs from Thursday, July 26 at 10:00AM EDT and will end on Monday, August 6 at 10:00AM EDT

2017: The Midyear Mayhem runs from July 22,  2017 to July 31, 2017 on PC, PS4 and XboxOne.


Midyear Mayhem - How to begin

  1. Visit the in-game Crown Store and acquire and activate the “Details on the Midyear Mayhem" ticket
  2. Travel to your Alliance War faction's main gate in Cyrodiil using the Alliance War menu
  3. Find the NPC called “Predicant Maera" and pick up the quest “Midyear Mayhem"
    • Note if you already completed the quest last year, you won't need to do it again
  4. Complete the quest to receive your Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity and a Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box
  5. Use the scroll to enjoy a two-hour, 100% buff in the Alliance War, Imperial City, and Battlegrounds to:
    • Alliance Points gained
    • XP gains for PvP player kills

You are able to keep the Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity and re-use it for the duration of the event. If you already completed the quest in last year's event, the scroll you received then will work, too. If you previously earned the scroll and misplaced it, don't worry, you can pick up another from Predicant Maera for 100 gold or 100 Alliance Points.

To ensure you're able to take the field, Zenimax are opening up two additional 7-day CP Alliance War campaigns during the event, and have additional ones ready to go if needed.


Midyear Mayhem Rewards

You’ll also receive Pelinal’s Midyear Boon Box through the regular Rewards for the Worthy mails and after completing standard quests from Alliance base camps that contain:

  • 20-80 Tel Var Stones
  • Either a Soul Gem or a Siege Repair Kit
  • One of the following rare items:
    • Alchemy materials
    • Style Items for Alliance motifs
    • Raw Akaviri Style Item
    • A Daedric Siege Weapon
    • One of the Pelinal housing books
    • A Forward Camp
    • An Alliance Motif chapter or book
    • A Prismatic Runestone
    • An Akaviri Motif chapter or book (yes, the whole book)

For the duration of the event,

  • PvP merchant Adhazabi Aba-daro (known as “The Golden") will stock Alliance War Legendary-quality jewelry. In the first week of the event, you are able to purchase necklaces, and in the second week, you can acquire rings. You can find Adhazabi in the Western Elsweyr Gate, Northern High Rock Gate, or Southern Morrowind Gate once you enter Cyrodiil.
  • (2017) The Crown Store will feature some Midyear Mayhem-themed items, including:
    • Midyear Mayhem Crowns an upcoming costume accessory pack.  "This bundle includes all three Imperial crowns celebrating the Midyear Mayhem event: the Circlet, the Coronet, and the Diadem."
      MM Crowns
  • During the event, all nodes in Cyrodiil and the Imperial City will drop double their regular resources, and the Cyrodiil  

  • (2018) Finally, you can get into the spirit of the Midyear Mayhem event and truly honor Pelinal Whitestrake by picking up the Star-Made Wolfshead costume from the in-game Crown Store from July 26 until July 30. eso-midyear-mayhem-event


Midyear Mayhem Achievements

Unlocking all of the achievements for this event will unlock the "Star-Made Knight" title.  In order to earn the title, players must do various PVP achievements, including capturing an Imperial City district and winning a Battleground match. So you must own Morrowind and the Imperial City DLC in order to earn the Star-Made Knight title.

Image & Name Points Title Reward

mayhem_connoisseur_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventMayhem Connoisseur

Receive the blessing of the Whitestrake at one of the Alliance Gates during the Midyear Mayhem.
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echo_of_pelinal's_fury_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventEcho of Pelinal's Fury

Read a Scroll of Pelinal's Ferocity during the Midyear Mayhem.

5  -

blessed_of_the_whitestrake_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventBlessed of the Whitestrake

Acquire your first "Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box".
5  -

chosen_of_the_whitestrake_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventChosen of the Whitestrake

Acquire your 10th "Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box".
10  -

hand_of_the_whitestrake_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventHand of the Whitestrake

Acquire your 25th "Pelinal's Midyear Boon Box".
15  -

wrath_of_the_whitestrake_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventWrath of the Whitestrake

Defeat 50 opponents during the Midyear Mayhem.
15  -

pelinavant_the_scourge_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventPelinavant the Scourge

Win a Battleground match during the Midyear Mayhem.
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pelinaline_the_bloody_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventPelinaline the Bloody

Capture a Keep in Cyrodiil during the Midyear Mayhem.
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pelinerrif_insurgent_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventPelinerrif Insurgent

Capture an Imperial District during the Midyear Mayhem.
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star-made_knight_eso_midyear_mayhem_eventStar-Made Knight

Complete each of the Midyear Mayhem achievements.
50 Star-Made Knight

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    • Anonymous

      27 Jun 2020 23:49  

      I feel like I'm seeing people make templars just so they can obliterate peeps in pvp. I have a stamcro and I just get completely demolished by these noobs spamming puncturing sweep. we need to nerf templars!

      • Anonymous

        25 Jan 2020 21:19  

        Don't you just love Zenimax. lol Another event with nothing to help you join it. No information (had to find info from 2018). So, I guess that I must join a 7-Day campaign. lol

        • Anonymous

          21 Jul 2018 20:36  

          great, i have near to zero time to play it this year due to work. how big is the possibility to get all the achivements in 1-2 days?

          • Anonymous

            30 Jul 2017 19:18  

            fun yes but in cyrodiil and im not the only one the game crashes every 2hrs orso mainly when the current area get crowded more than 50 players. it is not my internet connection not one of my other games ever has this. this is very sad because its one of the best games yet to me.i play it daily several hrs. i really hope they fix whatever problem is the cause of this i heard their server is not fast enough. but i dont know for certain if this is really causing it. its very odd for this game which is received as good to have this type of defects as i call it. not only crashes happen daily but also major and minor graphical glitches the situation becomes tense cause many folks are really pissed of with this and on xbox live the are some real nasty comments in their comments section for news which should even get one banned for certain time period.

            • Anonymous

              26 Jul 2017 01:41  

              Waste of time event forcing you to play PVP so OP players can get there jollies. Ill pass.
              starting to feel like eso plus is a waste of real money IE morrowin Scam.

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