Bristlebane Day (EQ2 Live Event)  

Special one-day events on April 1st, the Highest of Silly Days!

Jesters, thieves, bards and fans of mischief are invited to enjoy the festivities that surround Bristlebane Day! You never know what riddles, laughs and pranks are to be found during this time of year. Celebrators are present in every home city and the oddest of objects have been spotted in Antonica, The Commonlands, Darklight Wood, Timorous Deep, Greater Faydark and Frostfang Sea. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for special events, especially in the Enchanted Lands, occurring only on the Highest of Silly Days!

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Street performers in West Freeport!
Street performers in West Freeport!
Too many alts? Use our Bristlebane Day Quest Tracker to help keep track of them during the event!

  1. Ratical - Introduced in 2008. Repeatable once per year.
  2. Gigglegibber Scavenger Hunt - Introduced in 2008. Repeatable once per year.

April 1st Only Quests!

New features on 4/1:

  1. Riddled Throughout the Land - Introduced in 2010. Repeatable once per year.
  2. Riddled Again - Introduced in 2011. Repeatable once per year.
  3. Riddled Yet Again - Introduced in 2015. Repeatable once per year.


Bristlebane Day achievements were first introduced in 2013.

Year Introduced Achievement Summary
2013 A Plethora of Pranks Craft up a number of festive Bristlebane Day baubles to amuse your friends!
2013 Conniving Confections Cook up some quirky Bristlebane Day dishes!
2014 Bristlebane Bunnies Earn three achievements catching bunnies! Only active on April 1st.
2014 Honorary Gigglegibber Complete several Bristlebane Day quests.
2014 Patchcraft Slayer Slay Patchcraft creatures. There are 8 achievements in this Slayer category.
2013 Snack Attack Participate & score 100 points in the Bristlebane Day Snack Snatcher: Enchanted Lands event.
2013 You Jelly? Participate & score 90 points in the Bristlebane Bounce: Sinking Sands contest.


2010 Craftables!
2010 Craftables!

Recipe Scrolls and Goodies

Visit a Bristlebane Day merchant in your local tradeskill society to purchase:

Merchants can be found in city crafting areas:

  • Darklight Wood at -409, -63, 232 in Hate's Envy.
  • Gorowyn at 2747, 124, 1148 inside The Wards.
  • Haven - at 53, -32, -179 in Ekroosik's Replicators.
  • Kelethin at 459, 93, 323 , just outside of Tunare's Pages (near the Silverleaf Inn).
  • Neriak at -145, -5, 263 , in a room underneath the ramp leading into the crafting area.
  • New Halas at -345, 176, -58 in Ravens' Roost.
  • North Qeynos at 338, -21, -99 inside the Ironforge Exchange (across from the bank).
  • West Freeport at 42, -12, 87 , upstairs within the Coalition of Tradesfolke.

These merchants also have housing items! See any merchant page for a complete list.

Holiday Components

Jester's gardens have been spotted in Commonlands, Antonica, Greater Faydark, Darklight Wood, Frostfang Sea, and Timorous Deep.

April Fools Day Crafting

On April 1st, a Frostfell Loom, Frostfell Workbench and Frostfell Stove & Keg can be found in the following places:

  • In The Enchanted Lands, north of the Rivervale bridge, at -200, -0.01, -363
  • In The Sinking Sands, inside the nomad tents and on the dock of The Skystrider Launch-Dock

They are visually marked by candy canes! A fuel merchant for the Frostfell specific fuels should also be found near the crafting stations, but no recipe books for other events will be available.

April Fools Pranks

A'Capella Load Song

On April 1, 2014, the load song was an amateur a'capella rendition of the original EQ load theme, presumably sung by developers. If you would like to keep the file, search for mx_exp_10_tov_game_intro.
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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

a Small Chest?
a Small Chest?
In the past, if you died on April 1st Gerald Gigglegibber, the Herald of Bristlebane, just might have shown up to help with your little problem... or not. The hope was that "Bristly Bane" loved us!

Special Chests

Treasure chests that drop on April 1st will have a special Bristlebane Day touch to their appearance!

The Archaeologist

EQ2 Players jokingly announced in 2007 that Game Update 34 would include a new character class that starts in Haven, the Archaeologist.

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EverQuest II
Live Events

Bristlebane Day
Occurs annually around April Fool's Day.
Special one-day events on April 1st!

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