There is a growing chill in the Norrathian air, and faint sounds of sleighbells -- Frostfell is almost upon us!
This event is currently on the Test server. It will be live from the morning of December 10, 2019 and end on the morning of January 7, 2020. As with every past Frostfell event, this event starts and ends with a 7 a.m. patch time, instead of the midnight-to-midnight you are used to with other events. (Those huge Frostfell trees in Qeynos and Freeport take some special tending to in that respect!) Please note that the TLE Server, Kaladim, will only have special Frostfell merchants in Qeynos and Freeport during the event this year.
Eight of Santa Glug's sixteen gifts this year are new. Gerbi Frostfoot will sell five new items for Frozen Token of E'ci. Giggawat and Garsleblat will sell one new item, and one item that has not been available since 2011. There are three new Frostfell crafting books this year: Frostfell Outfits You Can Make XII, Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts XII and Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell. Last, but not least, there are three new collections this year, all of which reward appearance items.
Make sure to clear out a bunch of bag space - or make room for one Frostfell shopping bag from the vendor, and some extra room in another bag or two not only for the overflow from that bag, but also for the items that you craft, gifts from Santa, quest rewards, etc. If you forget to unload before you head in, there is a banker at the top of the zone, near the entrance.
Note that there was an oops with the new "Ice Brick" cutouts (arched doorframes and the like) for the ice brick block set. While the proper art is supposed to be available when the event goes live, I will not be able to get a screenshot of the set until it is available.
Other than that little issue, here is what you are looking at from the three newest Frostfell recipe books (Frostfell Outfits You Can Make XII, Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts XII and Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell).
|Blizzard Blue Gumdrop Plushie
||Frostfell Blueberry Compote
|Frostfell Raspberry Compote
||Gold Cooking Utensils
||Green Striped Stocking
|Hollow Frostfang Maple
||Icy Glint Wizard's Star
||Jolly Frostfell Plate
|Lime Green Gumdrop Plushie
||New Halas Cobblestone Tile
||Orange Blaze Wizard's Star
|Red Vine Stocking
||Regal Frostfell Plate
||Ruby Shine Wizard's Star
|Silver Cooking Utensils
||Snowy Tree Stump
||Sunshine Yellow Gumdrop Plushie
|Frostfell Fae Cloth
|Frosty Deepice Leather
||Ice Brick cutout set
to be patched
Every 18 hours, each of your characters can visit Santa Glug in the Frostfell Wonderland Village for a random gift. This year there are eight gifts returning from past years, and eight new ones.
|A Stocking-stuffed Frostfell Cube
(fluff pet scroll)
|A Tundra Snapper
|Petamorph Wand: Chocolaty
|Deepice Wrapped Present
||Mint Candy Cane Crown of Death
(tune: "Aria of Chaos"
|Sweet Frostfell Signplate
Note: Signplate is a true sign, not a "magic mouth". This means you can set 2 lines, a sign "name" and a sign "text" that can be read when you mouseover it.
In addition to the above new Santa Glug gifts, returning items that you may also receive are:
Gerbi Frostfoot sells five new items for Frozen Token of E'Ci. If memory serves, you will need to have done one of the Icy Keep instances on the purchasing character either in past years or this year, in order to unlock access to him. (I'm sure someone will correct me with which exact quest(s) unlock him soon enough. :D)
|An Eggnog Candycane Frostfell Cube
(housepet) 6 tokens
|Entranced Glacier Plushie
|Shelled Frost Slimer
(fluff pet) 20 tokens
|White Frosttail Reindeer Plushie
|Cool Mint Candy Cane Crown
Garselblatt and Giggawatt Gigglegibber, two of the gift vendors in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, sell one item that has not been available in several years, the "Snowfall Cape" for 1 Frozen Token of E'Ci. They ALSO sell one utterly new item for 6 gold - the Ratonga Tree Topper Plushie. Please excuse the huge image. I couldn't bear to shrink the adorable little lady down.
There are three new collections this year: Druidic Frostfell Icons, Frostfell Baked Treats and Hand-Hewn Ornaments. Each of these three collections rewards a tradeable appearance item. Three pieces from each collection are found (Qeynos/Freeport/Neriak), three pieces from each collection are found in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, and three pieces from each collection are found in the secondary cities of Gorowyn, Kelethin, New Halas
|Bleachbone Faun Mask
(Druidic Frostfell Icons)
|Bleachbone Faun Cloak
(Frostfell Baked Treats)
|Bleachbone Faun Staff
The collection breakdowns are as follows (main=Qeynos/Freeport/Neriak; secondary=Gorowyn, New Halas, Kelethin; FF=Frostfell Wonderland Village):
Druidic Frostfell Icons
Frostfell Baked Treats
Ocarinah has done it again for us! Check out the full version of the Frostfell House Item Preview. She has also done her traditional shorter, silent version. Thanks again!
Obtaining Frostfell crafting stations for your home is once again an option this year. The Frostfell crafting instance also returns (look for the gobbie with the green quest feather in the Frostfell Wonderland Village for the quest), harvestable gifts return, etc.
In addition, we are seeing the return of the Twelve Days of Frostfell again this year. Santa Glug's Curious Clerk will be located in Qeynos Harbor and West Freeport, near those cities' Magic Closet that leads to the Frostfell Wonderland Village.
He will sell 3 Frostfell-themed mercenary contracts, 4 gumdrop familiars (one of which is ethereal), and one house deed. The house, Santa Glug's Cheerful Holiday Home, consists of 3 snowglobe "rooms" (right-click the housing portal to port from globe to globe) that are placed inside of a massively oversized replica of the entry area to the old Baubbleshire Inn.
The Glug's Chocolate Coin currency for these items will be obtained as a bonus from purchasing specific Frostfell-themed items from the "Holiday Bundles" section of the Marketplace. The currency is heirloom.