Frostfell is a Deepice celebration whose origins are shrouded in mystery. It is widely thought that the festival was started by a demigod who hid gifts of food and other goodies for the citizens of Norrath. No one knows when the tradition first began; it could have been during the Lost Ages when all of Norrath was shrouded in a curse laid by the gods.
During this time, no gods bestowed their grace upon Norrathians save one, who in visited Norrath in secret and hid special prizes from the planes about Norrath to aid what was left of the populace. Some historians theorize that it may even have been Quellious in disguise. Either way, over the years it has developed into a tradition celebrated by all Norrathians.
The Dark Elves and other evil races also participate in this festival. No one really knows why, it could just be that everyone loves to get presents. Naturally, to preserve their image, they maintain that they aren't really receiving gifts, but rewards earned through their own superior skills.
Frostfell has four significant days: Kinship Day - A time for families and friends to spend together, celebrating and renewing bonds; Feasting Day - A shared day of feasting on all the bounty Norrathians have collected throughout the year (a favorite day of Halflings!); Gifting Day - Everyone gives and receives presents; Frostfell Day - The final day of celebration, spent in song (or for those races who can't be seen singing, quiet contemplation), parades, dancing, and other fun winter activities.
Frostfell is the live event for December, introduced in 2005, in celebration of winter holidays.
In 2006 SOE introduced the Frostfell Wonderland Village. To get there you need to find a magic closet (or wardrobe) in one of the cities. When leaving the village, you can choose any city of your alignment (Exiles can only return to Haven) to go to.
Within the village players can partake in crafting, receiving presents and many, many quests! There are several services inside the Wonderland Village such as a banker, mender, merchants and a mailbox.
|City||Magic Closet to the Frostfell Wonderland Village|
|Freeport||In Western Freeport in front of the Arena at 231, -4, -42|
|Gorowyn||On the ground floor beside the pool at 2585, 8, 1250|
|Haven||Next to the mailbox at -83, -68, -58|
|Kelethin||Near Jysolin's Pub, at 224, 112, 398|
|New Halas||Near the Mages' Study at -71, 148, -33|
|Neriak||In the Dockside Markets at -100, 10, 275|
|Qeynos||In Qeynos Province District where the Clock of Ak'Anon stands at 743, -21, -42|
These are all the quests available during Frostfell. They are ordered from most recent to oldest introduction to the event.
With so many quests, we've developed this Frostfell Quest Tracker to help you get all your alts through them. Just print the page for a handy tracker.
Introduced in 2012
Introduced in 2011
The original Grab 'n Tag game has been discontinued, but players can play a candy grab game out in Antonica and Commonlands!
Introduced in 2011
Examine the Call to Frostfell Fanatics that you receive in your in-game mail during the holiday to begin this quest.
Introduced in 2010.
Introduced in 2009, continued in 2010 with Raiding the Gifty Storehouse.
Introduced in 2008, continued in 2009 with An Exalting Experience.
You can do each quest one time, provided you can run around without getting killed. Each quest is non-repeatable. See the table below for where to begin these quests in each city.
|Quest||Reward||Tree Lot Location|
|Decoration Additions in Freeport||Dead Frostfell Tree||In Western Freeport outside the stables at 162, -4, -98|
|Decoration Additions in Gorowyn||Frosted Frostfell Tree||On the ground floor beside the pool at 2670, 5, 1227|
|Decoration Additions in Haven||Frosted Frostfell Tree||Near the mender at -52, -71, -59|
|Decoration Additions in Kelethin||Frosted Frostfell Tree||Near the Sylvan Hunters at 219, 76, 441|
|Decoration Additions in Neriak||Dead Frostfell Tree||In the Dockside Markets at -143, 13, 257|
|Decoration Additions in New Halas||Frosted Frostfell Tree||Outside the tunnel to Ravens' Roost at -196, 150, -55|
|Decoration Additions in Qeynos||Frosted Frostfell Tree||In Qeynos Capitol District on the green near the palace bridge at 346, -18, -52|
This quest can only be received by a Volunteer Guide on most servers. Only the following servers have an NPC that will begin this quest for them: Freeport, Test, Test Copy, The Bazaar and Vox. Keep an eye out on the Guide Events forum on the official SOE boards for where and when this quest is being run on your server!
A gigglegibber is looking for adventurers who will help find his lost presents to cheer up his friend, Amree! Players who participate in this timed guide quest will receive the choice between mistletoe and a snow generator.
Introduced in 2008.
Queen Bunny is very upset about the commercialization of Frostfell! In fact, she is so mad she asks you to destroy the McScroogle Corp.'s factory to stop it! Speak to her near Santa Glug inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village.
Introduced in 2007.
Find Mr. McScroogle on an island at the back of the village and, when you talk to him, you are transported to his home AS HIM! You will be visited by 3 ghosts of Frostfell past, present and future.
Introduced in 2006.
Speak to Gh'lad Tydingz Gigglegibber in any player city (except Have) to begin the Gigglegibber's Work quest. Get a Frostfell tree, wreaths, a tapestry or special adorning lighting options as rewards. Players can use the Chronomage to auto-mentor down to receive lower level versions of this quest, and each level range is repeatable up to 10 times per year.
The Feelin' Gifty quests are non-repeatable and can only be done in one city. However, they all offer the same reward.
|City||Gh'lad and G'shugahplum's Locations|
|Freeport||In Southern Freeport across from the T1 guild hall at -82, -8, 196|
|Gorowyn||On the ground floor beside the pool at 2565, 8, 1232|
|Haven||Not available in Haven|
|Kelethin||Near the Fae Royal Court at 407, 138, 215|
|New Halas||Outside The Ice Breaker at -33, 148, -35|
|Neriak||In the Dockside Markets at -91, 10, 289|
|Qeynos||In Qeynos Capitol District outside of the Ironforge Estate at 471, -20, -340|
Both quests were introduced in 2006; the New Halas versions were released in 2010.
Introduced in 2005.
Special tradeskill stations are only available inside the Frostfell Wonderland Village that are used for holiday crafting. These stations (a Frostfell loom, a Frostfell stove and a Frostfell work bench) cover a wide variety of recipes that utilize every type of crafting profession. Some players may find it easier to ask a friend to help them make certain recipes, but anyone can scribe and make all of the recipes if they prefer.
Recipes can be purchased from a gigglegibber merchant near any of the crafting stations as well as one near the closet inside the village.
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|Frostfell Stove and Keg|| Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts |
Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts II
Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts III
Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts IV
Frostfell Feasts and Decorative Crafts V
| Artistry |
|Frostfell Loom|| Frostfell Outfits You Can Make |
Frostfell Outfits You Can Make II
Frostfell Outfits You Can Make III
Frostfell Outfits You Can Make IV
Frostfell Outfits You Can Make V
| Metalworking |
|Frostfell Workbench|| Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell |
Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell II
Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell III
Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell IV
Scholarly Pursuits for a Festive Frostfell V
| Artificing |
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(Red Present on Top)
(Blue Present on Top)
|cerulean gem of joy||bourbon||black fabric dye|
|chunk of wax||brandywine||blue fabric dye|
|cotton twine||crusty bone||bolt of cotton|
|everfrost icicle||cured ham||candy-striped staff pattern|
|fancy black wrap||cup of cranberries||frilly ribbon|
|fancy red wrap||festive fabric||frostfell elf cap pattern|
|fancy red and white wrap||fresh celery||frostfell stocking pattern|
|fancy purple wrap||fresh eggs||glittery powder|
|frostfell candle mold||frosted apple||gold fabric dye|
|frostfell snowdrift spell scroll||frostfell coloring||green fabric dye|
|handful of snips 'n snails||frostfell spice||magical thread|
|icy snowball||gigglegibber baking mix||male frostfell outfit pattern|
|malleable gold bar||gigglegibber sweet tooth||purple fabric dye|
|malleable silver bar||molasses||red fabric dye|
|parchment sheets||onyx gem of joy||scrap of white fur|
|scarlet gem of joy||orange rind||spark of goodwill|
|raw fowl||stretch of reindeer leather|
|raw vanilla||unadorned silk|
|sugar 'n spice mix|
Santa Glug during Frostfell in the Frostfell Wonderland Village. His predecessor, Gardy Giftgiver retired in 2008 after some meanie beat him up and broke his snowglobes. Find a list of all known past and present presents at Frostfell Gifts.
Around the city zones you will find baskets of snowballs that can be interacted with. Click them to receive 20 snowballs at a time, which are stackable up to 200. There is a short cool-down timer between each gather of the snowballs. You can then use the snowballs to throw at mobs or other players, causing them to go through a special animation sequence.
You can also find a fruitcake in the Frostfell Wonderland Village which you can harvest for 20 Sturdy Fruitcakes. The baskets of snowballs inside the Frostfell zone will give you icy snowballs. These special snowballs will disappear if you zone but also have a slight knockback effect when thrown at other players.
Frostfell Wonderland Village sell recipe scrolls as well as Frostfell-oriented appearance and house items, some of which were gifts in previous years. Players can speak to Giddlenerf Gigglegibber (near the Sewing Tables), Garsleblat Gigglegibber (near the Icy Keep), Giggawat Gigglegibber (near the top of rainbow slide) and Guhtosle Gigglegibber (by the Stoves).
Gerbi Frostfoot, who trades equipment and house items for Frozen Tokens of E'ci, can be found at the bottom of the rainbow slide. Equipment can only been seen by players level 20 and higher, and the next tier of equipment is available at the 0s (ie: 40 can see level 42, 70 can see level 72, etc). For a table of items that Gerbi offers see our Frostfell Token Rewards guide.
Some new services were added to the Wonderland Village in 2010! They are:
Updated for 2012! Various Frostfell-themed merchant items can be purchased from Giddlenerf Gigglegibber (near the Sewing Tables), Garsleblat Gigglegibber (near the Icy Keep), Giggawat Gigglegibber (near the top of rainbow slide) and Guhtosle Gigglegibber (by the Stoves). In 2012 they have three new items (excluding the new recipes, also purchased from them).
Occurs annually during the winter holiday season.
Frostfell 2012 is planned to run from 12/13/2012 through 01/10/2013.
|ZAM credits this article at EQ2 Traders Corner for the list of crafting components.|
|Trivia||Our very own Calthine is mentioned in the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Frostfell in SOE Podcast #53 (minicast #6) (or at least, her fruitcake is!)|