02 August 2019 – 12 August 2019
15 July 2020 – 27 July 2020
07 June 2021 – 21 June 2021
Dog Days is a recurring summer-themed Tactical Alert that was first released in August of 2019.
On Friday (02 August), the alert became available and was present for the weekend. The Tenno received an inbox message from Kela de Thaym.
BET LATHUUM… I MEAN… LET RATHUUM BEGIN!
Listen up, squirts!
Kela de Thaym (video message, voice slurred): “Tenno. Sneaky, underhanded, snakey little Tenno. A special Rathuum! Executioners and accused will fight with ACID THROWERS! Ret Lathuum beg… Bet Lath… [cough] Let Rathuum begin! [crowd cheers] Do you smell something? GAS LEAK? Gas lea… [laughs] G-gas leak? That’s hilarious. Haha. Wait! Exec… Executioners! [heavily slurring] Iz such a nice day. Do we really wanna fight? Or… dooo weee wannaaa… PARTY?! WA-TER-RR FIIIGHT! I said WATER FIGHT! WADDAFITE! I want a drink with a pink umbrella in it. WATERFIGHT!”
Dog Days was a variant of Rathuum that took place on the Dog Days tile on Earth, a tropical zone on the beach with water fountains and large roller floofs. Both Tenno and Executioners had their normal mods, weapons, and armour removed. Health was capped at 100, with no shields. Tenno and Executioners were equipped with a Soaktron gun only. This gun had an ammo reserve of 100, with no magazine. Reloading was performed by standing in one of the many water fountains around the map. After a few shots, the Soaktron would lose potency (damage, projectile speed, and damage falloff) and would need to be “pumped” by pressing the alt-fire button. There were no melee weapons, warframe abilities, or other gear items. Enemies dropped nothing on death. Each round lasted 5 minutes, and the team with the most kills (termed “soaks” in Dog Days) won.
Kela de Thaym had special dialogue lines during Dog Days.
(upon round start, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Hosers and Squirts, fill your weapons. Ah, stop complaining, ya know ya love it.”
(upon round start, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Alright! Now get out there and show me some H-2-WHOO-OA!”
(upon round start, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “3-2-1 I order you to have fun! DING DING DING!”
(upon round start, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Ah, my Executioners are all dressed up and ready for fun. Dey look so cute.”
(upon round start, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Are you ready ta GET WET?! Hmm? Sure, sure, fix the gas leak, whatever. Don’t bother me with details.”
(if the Executioners are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “HA ha! My Executioners have you hosed, Tenno! D… do you think we’re gonna get in trouble for this?”
(if the Executioners are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Hah! Drip drip, you Tenno squirts. Losing team mops up the arena.”
(if the Executioners are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “You’re all washed up, Tenno! (cheerfully) We should solve all our problems like this.
(if the Tenno are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Executioners, if those were still acid cannons, you’d be in a world of hurt right now. HOSE THE TENNO! FOR SQUISHY HONOUR!”
(if the Tenno are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “It’s all fun and games until WE START LOSING! Pick up your act, Executioners! Fix the gas leak? Pfft. Y’know, we never really talk.”
(if the Tenno are winning, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “My mighty Executioners, bowing out ’cause they’re too wet? Are you even Grineer? Pfft.”
(upon Tenno victory, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Bah! So you won this one. Best out of… out of… how many have… LET’S DO IT AGAIN, MEATSACKS!”
(upon Tenno victory, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Round over! Back in your corners and wring out your unmentionables! NEW ROUND!”
(upon Tenno victory, variant) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “The only fun to be had in Rathuum is by me, watching you, DIE. Why has nobody DIED? Oh. Right.”
(upon Tenno defeat) Kela de Thaym (voice slurred): “Well, well, well. Even with all your underhanded Tenno gas leak trickery and slippery weapon-swappery and… and… stuff…. Still, mighty Grineer conditioning WINS THE DAY! KE-LA’S NUMBER ONE! KE-LA’S NUMBER ONE!”
The first mission rewarded 10 Nakak Pearls upon victory. These were a new currency that could be spent at Nakak’s shop in Cetus. Talking to Nakak would bring up the option to buy “Beach toys”. These included the Beach colour palette, Dog Days emblem, Dog Days sigil, the Executioner augment mods, 5 varieties of roller floofs for Orbiter decorations, and the Dog Days Captura scene. All these were purchasable only using Nakak Pearls.
After the first mission was complete, the Tenno received an inbox message from Kela de Thaym with the Abysso skin for the Redeemer.
Alright, so you got lucky. Big deal. BIG HAIRY DEAL. Take this. See you on the beach, squirt.
After this, the second mission (identical but for higher enemy level) became available on Earth. This awarded 20 Nakak Pearls per mission. Upon completing it for the first time, the Tenno received the Hydroid’s Relay Captura scene.
DON’T PUSH IT, CHUMP
So, two for two. Okay. But third time won’t be the charm, squirt. The next time you hit the beach, my Executioners are gonna hang you out to dry.
The third mission awarded the Hydroid Reprise noggle statue, as well as 30 Nakak Pearls per completion.
THAT DOES IT
Okay, so I’ve been all friendly-like. Goin’ easy on ya. But this has gone on long enough. Final round, squirt. FINAL ROUND. Come an’ get it.
The fourth mission rewarded 50 Nakak Pearls per completion, and the inbox message from Kela de Thaym included an Orokin Reactor and a Stratos emblem.
ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS
I guess I gotta hand it to ya. You really hosed my crew. Well done, I guess. But jus’ remember: they’re gonna fix this gas leak at some point and when they do… WHEN THEY DO… it’s back to business, buddy. NO MORE MRS NICE ME. Carry on.
The fourth mission also (from 06 August onwards) awarded an additional Nakak Pearl per enemy the Tenno “soaked” (on an individual basis).
Dog Days returned in 2020 (which also lowered Nakak’s Pearl prices by 30%) and in 2021 (which saw the release of the Soaktron rifle skin to Nakak’s store).