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The Cultists of Appalachia are up to something sinister in a brand-new Seasonal event: The Ritual! Help the cultists in Point Pleasant prepare an exciting and dangerous ritual, and they'll repay you with unique rewards.Inside the Vault: 3/22/21

Event: The Mothman Equinox is an upcoming seasonal event in Fallout 76, introduced in the Night of the Moth update.

Quick walkthrough

  • Speak to Interpreter Clarence (Duration 4m)
  • Listen to the Interpreter's instructions
  • Prepare for the ritual (Duration 10m)[1]
    • Destroy the vines of containment around each Pyre (0/3)[2]
    • Kill Cultist Prophets (0/6)
    • Collect and deposit Albino radstag blood in blood troughs (0/15)
    • Destroy Totems of Warding (0/10)
  • Light pyres (0/3)
  • Defend the Ritual Pyres
    1. The heretics are approaching the Church Pyre... (Duration 12s)
    2. The heretics are approaching the Bridge Pyre... (Duration 12s)
    3. The heretics are approaching the Waterside Pyre... (Duration 12s)
    • Fend off the first wave
    • Fend off the second wave
    • Fend off the final wave (Duration 90s)
  • Perform merriment atop the Mothman Museum (0/30) (Duration 60s?)[3]
  • Cut content Light candles (0/?)
  • Cut content Harvest enlightened mothman eggs (0/?)

Detailed walkthrough

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  • Cultist wrathwing - Gatling gun - level 10-75
  • Cultist destroyer - pitchfork/fire axe/cultist blade/sledgehammer - level 5-75
  • Cultist seeker - pipe pistol - level 40-75
  • Cultist prophet - radium rifle - level 10-100
  • Cultist high priest - random cultist gear, mind controls nearby baddies (pinkish highlight effect with tiny spectral moths fluttering about)
  • Cultist, albino radstag and deathclaw enemies use themed medium-threat combat music tracks
  • Vengeful mothman removed and replaced with hatchling - high-threat music
  • Cultist high priest - high-threat music

Rewards

Each reward in the "Mothman Equinox item" list has an 11.11% chance to drop. Rewards are determined based on the number of remaining pyres at the conclusion of the event, as well as the quality of the dance party finale. Best performance may only be achieved by successfully defending all three pyres, while Good and Bad performance result from two and one pyre remaining, respectively. If all three pyres are destroyed, then the event will end in failure. In addition to automatic quest rewards, the Wise Mothman may be communed with in order to receive True Wisdom of the Mothman, a temporary buff which grants +15% XP for 60 minutes.

Bad performance
  • Mothman Equinox default reward (100%) (1)
  • Plan: Mothman Equinox souvenier beer stein (if plan not already learned)
  • Mothman Equinox item (15%) (1)
  • Cultist adept clothes
  • Cultist adept helmet
  • Cultist enlightened hood
  • Cultist enlightened robe
  • Cultist incarnate helmet
  • Cultist neophyte clothes
  • Cultist neophyte helmet
  • Plan: Cultist backpack
  • Plan: Wise Mothman throne
  • Large goody bag (1)
  • 003F5CA7
  • TBA
Good performance
  • Mothman Equinox default reward (100%) (1)
  • Plan: Mothman Equinox souvenier beer stein (if plan not already learned)
  • Mothman Equinox item (50%) (1)
  • Cultist adept clothes
  • Cultist adept helmet
  • Cultist enlightened hood
  • Cultist enlightened robe
  • Cultist incarnate helmet
  • Cultist neophyte clothes
  • Cultist neophyte helmet
  • Plan: Cultist backpack
  • Plan: Wise Mothman throne
  • Large goody bag (1)
  • 003F5CA7
  • TBA
Best performance
  • Mothman Equinox default reward (100%) (1)
  • Plan: Mothman Equinox souvenier beer stein (if plan not already learned)
  • Mothman Equinox item (100%) (1)
  • Cultist adept clothes
  • Cultist adept helmet
  • Cultist enlightened hood
  • Cultist enlightened robe
  • Cultist incarnate helmet
  • Cultist neophyte clothes
  • Cultist neophyte helmet
  • Plan: Cultist backpack
  • Plan: Wise Mothman throne
  • Large goody bag (1)
  • 003F5CA7
  • TBA

Tomes

Inside the Point Pleasant church, adjacent to the pulpit, are two glass display cases containing the sacred tomes of the Cult of the Mothman. Each volume contains a lengthy account by various members of the cult. By repeatedly completing The Mothman Equinox, access to these tomes are gradually unlocked.

Tome Completions
Catechism of Hilary 1
Sayings of Alicia 4
Exodus 7
Observations, vol. XXVII 13
On the Thesis of Wallace 26
False Gods of Appalachia 44

Quest stages

Quest stages
DescriptionLog Entry
Speak to Interpreter Clarence (Duration 10m)I've been called to Point Pleasant to participate in the Mothman Equinox. I should speak with Interpreter Clarence to begin.
Destroy the vines of containment around each Pyre (0/3)In order to begin the ritual of the Mothman Equinox, I must help destroy all of the vines surrounding the ritual pyres in Point Pleasant. I will then be given a task by one of the Observers attending to the pyre.
 · Kill Cultist Prophets (0/6)
 · Collect and deposit Albino Radstag Blood in blood troughs (0/15)
 · Destroy Totems of Warding (0/10)
The vines have all been destroyed, and the Observers have given their instructions. I am to gather albino Radstag blood, hunt down and kill Cultist Prophets, and destroy totems found along the rooftops.
Light pyres (0/3)All of the pyres must be lit before the ritual of the Mothman Equinox can begin.
Defend the Ritual PyresThe sky has changed and I feel very odd. However, I am compelled to fight and defend the ritual's pyres from twisted visions of cultists. I must protect the pyres if I hope to receive enlightenment.
Perform merriment atop the Mothman Museum (0/30)The pyres are safe, but we must return to the roof ot the Mothman Museum to welcome the Wise Mothman. I must dance, sing, or perform any sort of emotion to call him to us.
The ritual of the Mothman Equinox has been a success. The Wise Mothman has arrived. I must commune with him to get a glimpse of his wisdom.

Behind the scenes

The Mothman Equinox was originally teased as "The Ritual" on the 2021 roadmap as part of the Tales from the Stars update. On September 28, 2021, the roadmap was revised, including a rename for the event. It is anticipated to be released during Winter 2021 as part of the Night of the Moth update.

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References

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  2. Shoot at the Vine Barricades. They have health and will be destructible, just like workshop objects
  3. Use emotes to dance. This step is optional. Completing it will grant addition XP and caps, as well as hurry event to conclusion
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