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"I don't know that there are any true stories behind the Jester's Festival. Some say it happens because Sheogorath turned the whole world mad! Others say it sprung from Mer wanting to know what it's like to live like Men. Who really knows?"
Jester Queen Ayrenn[src]

The 28th of Rain's Hand is Jester's Day in the cities of Tamriel. On this day pranks are set up from one end of the cities to the other. It is as if a spell has been cast over the community, for even the most taciturn and dignified councilman might attempt to play a joke. This event makes an appearance in The Elder Scrolls Online as the Jester's Festival in celebration of April Fool's Day, and can be seen as such. The Festival has Heralds that see to it that the holiday goes on normally. The origin of this holiday can be contested and is not yet known, however, there are rumors, such as Sheogorath turning the whole of Nirn's mortals mad, or the first of Mer wanting to research the Men's lifestyle, such as humor.

The Thieves Guild attracts particular attention, because everyone looks for pickpockets in particular.[source?]


Several achievements came with its appearance in The Elder Scrolls Online.

Name Description Icon
Illusive Dazzler Use a total of 50 illusion dazzlers. Illusive Dazzler
Royal Jester Complete each of the Jester's Festival achievements. Royal Jester
Jester's Personal Chef Acquire and learn all of the Jester's Festival provisioning recipes. Jester's Personal Chef
Smile, in the Name of the Queen Festoon 20 players with cherry blossoms during the Jester's Festival. Smile, In the Name of the Queen
Dazzling Entertainer Bring some color to each of the Undaunted Enclaves with an Illusion Dazzler during the Jester's Festival. Dazzling Entertainer
Princess Rescuer Rescue Jester Skald-King Jorunn's Visiting princess without being spotted by the Butcher. Princess Rescuer
Lord of Misrule Complete the challenges set forth by Jester Ayrenn, Jester Emeric, and Jester Jorunn and be crowned Lord/Lady of Misrule. Lord of Misrule