The month of January is full of events similar to the December events which have a big pay-off at the end.
For the full listing of events, please go here: http://www.kongregate.com/forums/228-wartune/topics/319956-wartune-january-events
If you think you're going to try for the King's Bounty Chest, there are four things you need to know.
1) You MUST complete every. single. free Event quest available, every. single. day of January to get it.
2) You need to have at least 40 mount training whips stored up for usage during the week of January 21st-January 28th. There will be a daily event quest that requires you to use 5 mount training whips a day during that week.
3) You will probably need 220 balens (in total) to complete the "Refresh the Market" quest. If you start planning ahead now, you can watch the free videos all month long and *probably* get enough Balens to do this last quest without paying for them.
*Note: The game says you only need 5 Mysterious Resources to get a King's Bounty, but the information posts say 10. If it really is only 5, then you won't need any balens at all.
4) DO NOT OPEN YOUR PRISTINE BOX (unless you have two of them. Then you can open one.) You need your Pristine Box UNOPENED to get your King's Bounty.