There is a growing chill in the Norrathian air, and faint sounds of sleighbells -- Frostfell is almost upon us once again!
This event is currently being tested on the Test server. It will be on the live servers from 8 a.m. Pacific on December 8, 2020 and end on the morning of January 5, 2020. As with every past Frostfell event, this event starts 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!) The TLE server, Kaladim, will have most of the event EXCEPT for: Little Lost Goblin, Deepice Dreams, Special Delivery, O Frostfell Tree, Tis the Season, Gift Giving. Kaladim players who obtain the Frostfell Merry Kitten familiar will find that on the Kaladim server it is turned into a fluff pet spell.
The quest "A Deepice Mystery", which used to require that players complete the unthawing process on various Frostfell NPCs before they could do the other Frostfell quests in the Frostfell Wonderland Village is being changed to a one-time quest. You will need to complete it this one more time, then in future years, you will not need to do it again. Since folks really like the Frost Fae Drake Plushie, it and a petamorph wand version of him will be available for purchase on Gerbi Frostfoot once you complete this quest again (10 tokens for the plushie, 4 tokens for the wand).
Nine of Santa Glug's sixteen gifts this year are new. Gerbi Frostfoot will sell eight new items for Frozen Token of E'ci. Giggawat and Garsleblat will sell four items that had not been available since 2007. There are three new Frostfell crafting books this year: Frostfell Outfits You Can Make XIII, Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts XIII and Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell XIII. Last, but not least, there is one new quest this year.
You may wish 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.
These are the items from three newest Frostfell recipe books (Frostfell Outfits You Can Make XII, Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts XII and Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell).
||Erollis Frosted Ore
||Festive Plate of Frostfell Pastries
|Festive Tartam Stocking
||Frostfell Cinnamon Stripe Block Set
||Frostfell Fayberry Muffin Plate
|Frozen Tundra Shrub
||Green and Red Felt Stocking
||Holiday Plaid Chaise Lounge
|Holiday Plaid Plush Couch
||Luscious Red Gumdrop Plushie
||Merry Plate of Frostfell Pastries
|Plum Holiday Candle
||Sinister Gumdrop Plushie
||Tangy Orange Gumdrop Plushie
|Velious Buckthorn Bush
||Yellow Holiday Candle
|Holly Jolly Hood, Cloth and Leather
Every 18 hours, each of your characters can visit Santa Glug in the Frostfell Wonderland Village for a random gift. This year there are seven gifts returning from past years, and nine new ones.
|a Jolly Filled Frostfell Cube
|Candy Crumble Rug
||Decorative Glacial Candycane
|Flying Orange Baby Dragon Plushie
||Peppermint Candy Cane Crown of Gloom
||Petamorph Wand: Cranberry Oooze
|Snowflake Holiday Fruit Basket
||Sugar Sweet Dreams (fluff pet)
||Tan Frosttail Reindeer (fluff pet)
In addition to the above new Santa Glug gifts, returning items that you may also receive are:
Gerbi Frostfoot sells eight new items for Frozen Token of E'Ci. IYou 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.
|Cold as Ice Tile*
|Icy Needlescale Plushie
|Shelled Frost Mulcher (fluff pet)
|Snowy Cliffbeak Plushie
|Let It Snow** (front)
||Let It Snow** (back)
* = aerakyn not included! This tile drops an iced over appearance on you for as long as you stand on the tile.
** = Let it Snow set: Finery (robes) - 12 tokens, Cloak - 6 tokens, Hat - 6 tokens.
Garselblatt and Giggawatt Gigglegibber, two of the gift vendors in the Frostfell Wonderland Village, sell four items that have not been available in several years: Four different tome-style Frostfell Greeting Cards (Frostfell Greeting Card, Frostfell Carol Greeting Card, Frostfell Wishes Greeting Card, Frostfell Feast Greeting Card) will be sold for 12s each.
|Frostfell Greeting Card
||Frostfell Carol Greeting Card
||Frostfell Feast Greeting Card
|Frostfell Wishes Greeting Card
There is one new quest this year, from Sugarbow in the Frostfell Wonderland Village. It will require at-level combat, so make sure you don't have your crafting gear on! The quest will reward you with your choice of Ice Wyvern Plushie, Let it Snow Cape, or 5 frozen token of E'ci.
|Ice Wyvern Plushie
||Let it Snow Cape
All four Frostfell collections are returning this year. This includes the frozen toes collection from the Frostfell Wonderland Village and the Icy Keep dungeon, plus the three new ones from last year. (Since folks don't always have those three new ones memorized: 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.)
Poor Ocarinah has been swamped with housing videos and real life, but she managed to still be pretty speedy with these preview videos. She rocks! <3 First is the Full Version and then she also did a silent version. As always, thanks!
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.