On December 20th, the main administrator of Eldarya opened a thread announcing the start of the Christmas event. From December 20th, 2017 to January 3rd, 2018, players had access to a new exploration map. The map had 20 different locations for Companions to explore.
Companions could find either food, bait, an egg, an equipment item, or an illustration piece. If a Companion came back without bringing any equipment items, a bar underneath the map— referred to as the "second chance bar"— would progress one step. The bar would continue to fill each time a companion came back empty-handed. Once the bar reached fifteen, the player would receive a random equipment item, after which the gauge would revert back to zero. If a Companion returned with an outfit piece before the bar filled up, the bar would reset to zero.
Players could also buy clothing peieces from the Clothes Shop. Some outfits could be bought with either Maana or Gold Coins, while some could only be bought with GCs. There were two outfits that could only be found through exploration and three outfits that could only be obtained through the Clothes Shop. All outfits had different amounts of color variations.
Exclusive Companions and their baits could be bought from the Companion Shop. The eggs could only be purchased with GCs while the baits could be bought with either Maana or GCs.
Anything bought from one of the shops could not be sold on the market while items found through exploration could be, excluding the illustration pieces.
On the event page, players could see a blurred version of the event illustration and any pieces of it that they had found. Pieces could be bought for ten GCs. When all the illustration pieces were found or paid for, players had to click a button to reform the illustration. Once reformed, the picture was added to that player's illustration collection. There were eight pieces in total that could be collected.
Like last year, it was possible to find individual outfits on the Christmas map in 20 different areas.
- For a list of items found at these locations, see Christmas 2017 Event/Exploration Items.
|1||Snowstorm||15||20||166||Boots and glasses should be worn if you want to cross this area safely.|
|2||Ice Queen Castle||15||25||166||Here lives the sovereign of the region. It's one of the forty-two marvels of the area.|
|3||Boreal Desert||10||15||65||A multi-colored desert, bring your sunglasses because it shines.|
|4||Claus Family Cabin||10||15||119||"We will be absent from December 24 to 25."|
|5||Barley Sugar Forest||10||15||135||Sweet toothed children, come here! Everything is edible.|
|6||Frozen Tree||10||15||164||We don't know if it's a frozen tree or ice sculpted in the form of a tree.|
|7||Sea of Stars||15||25||145||Legend has it that the stars, tired of being so far from the earth, decided to descend from the sky to join it.|
|8||Bag of Gifts in Preperation||15||20||129||Each gift placed here will be given at Christmas. Who ordered a telescope?|
|9||Snowy Slopes||15||20||91||Ski slopes that adapt to everyone's level for everyone's enjoyment.|
|10||Elf Cottage||10||15||171||If you are too cold, do not hesitate to come and warm yourself here, the elves will offer you a glass of warm milk.|
|11||Giant Decorated Pine||10||10||87||Remember to put out a cookie and a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas eve! He'll love it!|
|12||Gingerbread House||10||10||100||Don't trust the delicious odors that are coming from this house...|
|13||Snowman||15||25||224||A snowman made by Jack Frost... Or maybe it's him?|
|14||Table of Feasts||20||15||165||This was where the first Thanksgiving turkey was tasted!|
|15||Garland Forest||10||10||176||Globes, lights and garlands... All the trees in this forest are decorated!|
|16||Sled Repair Shop||15||25||204||We do not insure unicorn accidents. Please check out the Unicorn Horn Repair Shop!|
|17||Toy Factory||15||20||95||Tons of toys are made here each year just before being sent to good little girls and boys everywhere.|
|18||Frozen Lake||10||15||124||Careful, it's slippery!|
|19||Reindeer Stable||10||15||161||HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Check in at the front desk to enjoy our reindeer rides!|
|20||Grunch Island||10||15||109||We advise you not to go near him, who knows what could happen to you!|
|Image||Name||Food||How to get|
|Xylvra||Iced Pudding||Found via exploration.|
|Owlett||Candy Cane||Found via exploration.|
|Bloobun||Christmas Cookie||Found via exploration.|
Past Companions Edit
Companions from past Christmas Events appeared in the Companion Shop. These eggs could only be purchased with GCs.
These outfits could only be obtained by sending a companion out to explore the various regions on the event map.
These outfits could only be obtained through the Clothes Shop.
These outfits could be found through exploration or bought at the Clothes Shop for either Maana or Gold Coins.
On the expeditions one could also find picture fragments. If you had all eight together, it resulted in a picture of Ashkore that was automatically added as an illustration in the library, if it is put together. The location of the image parts was arbitrary, there were no specific places where image parts were to be found. Alternatively it was possible to buy a part of the picture for each 10 gold.
- On December 12th, 2017, the Eldarya Team uploaded a post to the official Facebook page. It included a photo that showed a set of footprints with this text: "In your opinion, which Companions made these tracks?".
- On December 15th, they posted the dates for the event.