ESO fans can get excited for the new chapter Gold Road, coming this June. It will pick up the story from Necrom and introduce a new setting. We will also meet a new Daedric Prince for the first time in ESO history. With Ithelia, we can expect a completely new antagonist with exciting abilities to shape the course of fate according to her wishes. Ithelia was once banished by Hermaeus Mora and other Daedra Princes because of her dangerous abilities and all memories of her were erased. But not all. Hermaeus Mora, whom we know from last year’s chapter Necrom, could not eliminate his own memories and locked them behind three glyphs. Over time, however, other daedra became suspicious and researched. Now it turns out that they have found a way to track down Ithelia and free her.
The adventure of Ithelia begins with the new DLC “Scions of Ithelia”, launching on March 11 for PC and March 26 for consoles. The DLC adds two new challenging dungeons to the game: Oathsworn Pit and Bedlam Veil. We will give you all the details about them and the new sets and rewards you can get. You can master both dungeons in a group of four and they are available as usual in a normal and veteran mode as well as hard modes for each of the three boss encounters. In both dungeons, you can farm three armor sets (light, medium, heavy) and a monster set each.
Both Dungeons presents us a story about mysterious invasions and a fight against anonymous intruders. Oathsworn Pit is a secret sanctuary for Malacath's followers. They come here often to hone their combat skills against each other. But one day, a group of wood elves called the Recollection arrives and asks them to join their army. They threaten to kill them if they refuse. The followers of Malacath see this as an insult and a challenge. They refuse to serve anyone but Malacath. A fierce battle ensues between the two groups. You can find the entrance of the dungeon in the northern section of The Reach, northern of the Druadach Mountains Wayshrine.
Bedlam Veil, the second dungeon, takes place in the workshop of Fa-Nuit-Hen, a Daedric Demiprince who looks like a demonic Bosmer. It is attacked by a mysterious power that calls itself Blind Path and is led by a Daedra named The Blind. He is after the Echonir, a mysterious artifact. Fa-Nuit-Hen himself is rather amused by this attack, as he is always enthusiastic about surprises and trials. Unfortunately, he can no longer remember what the artifact was exactly and where he put it. Of course, he doesn't want it to fall into the wrong hands and would seal the artifact if he could remember. You can find the entrance of the dungeon in western Wrothgar, north of the Siege Wayshrine.
In total, you can farm six new armor sets in the two new dungeons. For Oathsworn Pit, these are Cinders of Anthermir (light), Sluthrug’s Hunger (medium), Black-Glove Grounding (heavy) and the Monster Set Anthelmir’s Construct. In Bedlam Veil, you will also find Blind Path Induction (light), Tarnished Nightmare (medium) and Reflected Fury (heavy) and the Monster Set The Blind.
Of course, the new DLC also brings new achievements, which give us The Bloodmarks of Malacath, a new skin, two new mementos (Malacath Helm Haunt and Echonir Examination), and Artifact-Hunter Amber, a new unique dye in the game. By completing two more achievements, you can also buy two new pieces of furniture from the corresponding Undaunted Quartermasters.
For the skin [The Bloodmarks of Malacath] you to trigger the achievement “Scions of Ithelia Delver”. To accomplish this, you would have to complete both new dungeons on the highest difficulty. This also applies to both new mementos. You can unlock Artifact-Hunter Amber by completing the achievement “Retribution Takes Time”. To do this, you would need to complete the optional content in both dungeons "Seeking Approval" and “Maelstrom's Lockpick”. You get the achievement Seeking Approval when you complete all three Lodge Leader's Trials. To unlock Maelstrom's Lockpick, you need to find and solve all three puzzles in Bedlam Veil.
In addition, there is a new exciting mythic item with the new update 42, The Torc of the Last Ayleid King. When worn, it disables all other item set bonuses and increases your damage done by 20%. Moreover, it reduces your damage taken by 20% and increases your healing done by 20%.
In addition to the DLC “Scions of Ithelia”, the prologue “Prisoner of Fate” for the new chapter “Gold Road” also comes online with update 42. In the prequel, you accompany Leramil the Wise through Tamriel on her investigations to find out what is behind the activities of Torvesard, a “Scion of a Forgotten Daedric Prince”. Through ancient memories, you discover a war between Daedric Princes and uncover a new conflict. To start the prologue quest, you have to accept the free quest “Letter from Leramil the Wise” in the Crown Store. Depending on your alliance, you have to travel to Wayrest, Elden Root or Mournhold to find Galsa-Baru to progress through the quest line. If you complete the prologue quest, you earn Mirrormoor Mudcrad, a new pet.
The new update is already online on the PTS and you can enjoy the new content there. To play the new DLC from March 11 (PC) or March 26 (consoles), you need either an ESO-Plus membership or you can buy it for crowns in the Crown Store.