Winter Events

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The Winter Events are a series of holiday quests which +Nyx runs every December.

There are several quest lines varying in difficulty from relatively easy to rather hard. Note that difficulty levels are stated in relation to the other winter event quests. The "easy" quest is easy compared to the difficult quests, but it will still pose a significant challenge for newer players or players with low stats/gear.

Contents

Where to Go

The Winter Festival Feast is located in Moonglow between the blacksmith's shop and the bank. The feast offers temporary buff foods and a daily quest for a temporary "power hour" cloak.

To access the winter event quests, step into the gate located next to the feast.

Once inside the winter event area, the Save Christmas quest can be obtained just a few steps south, at the entrance to the dungeon. To access the Elf, Santa, or Reindeer quests - step onto the green sparkle a few tiles to the North of the dungeon entrance.



Quests

Festival Deliveries

Difficulty Level: Very Easy

Once a day, you can make charitable deliveries for Evangeline. She will reward you with an amusing deco item as well as a temporary buff cloak that will help you with your winter quest runs. Hail Evangeline at the winter feast in Moonglow to begin.


Defender of Christmas

This quest will serve to reward the player with both a totem and a puppet of their choice. Each time you complete a quest in the Winter Event, your book will be updated to reflect your progress. Once you have reached the required number of runs for each item, visit the appropriate NPC to obtain your reward.


Important: You can FAIL this quest! If you do not obtain this quest BEFORE running the "Save Christmas" and/or "Santa's Suit" quests, you cannot complete this quest. Once you have received the quest book you cannot receive another. Do not delete the book or you will fail the quest!


Say "Hail" to Ebenezer Scrooge inside his vacation home in the main winter event entrance area to begin this "Pest Removal" quest.


ATTENTION: This quest is not repeatable. You may not run this multiple times by utilizing alternate characters on your account.


Notes

- The quest book may not change to 'complete' once you've acquired enough runs on the Elf or Reindeer quests. This is just a limitation of the system due to how the books are updated when you finish those quests, and will not affect your ability to obtain the puppet or totem.

- Wimberley will reward you with a puppet once you have reached the requirements. You can view these requirements by saying "hail" to him.

- Obtaining a puppet requires fewer quest completions than the totem.

- IMPORTANT: You MUST obtain your puppet before turning your Pest Removal quest book in to Ebenezer for your totem or you will be unable to obtain a puppet this year!



Save Christmas

Difficulty Level: Hard


The "Save Christmas" quest is a challenging quest designed for players in the mid-range and above.

To begin, say "hail" to Kalare, Santa's Head Elf. You will retrieve stolen items, gather enchanted items from the minion army, and defeat the holiday villains for a very special reward.

ATTENTION: This quest is not repeatable. You may not run this multiple times by utilizing alternate characters on your account.


Notes

YOU CAN FAIL THIS QUEST.

- You must fight the bosses (Jack Frost, Oogie Boogie, and The Grinch) alone. The items that grant you access to a boss' room are temporary and only last 30 minutes from the time you turn the quest in. You must enter the instance before that 30 minutes is up - the timer is still counting down after you place the key into the instance gump, so don't linger on that interface. Once you have entered the boss' lair, you have 30 minutes to kill him or you will be ported out. NO second chances will be given if you do not complete the boss within the allotted time frame. We will not make exceptions for dropped connections (except in cases of verified server crash), death, or inability to do enough damage.

- To enter a boss' lair, make sure you have the appropriate item in your backpack(displayed on top of the pedestal), and double-click the green pedestal at the entrance.

- Resists are incredibly important for this quest. If you do not have full or close to full resists, you may have a very, very difficult time completing it successfully.

- Since the bosses are fought alone, and the summoning item lasts only 30 minutes, it is a good idea to make sure you're ready to enter the boss' lair before accepting the boss items from Kalare.

- The items looted from bosses have a 24 hour decay rate, you must turn them in before they decay in order to receive credit for the kill.

- The quest books will not decay until after the winter event has closed in January.

- Kalare's quest is difficult and cannot be grouped, nor can undergeared players be 'run through'. Items needed to complete the quest are not to be traded or sold. Players should not borrow/rent gear from others in order to exploit this quest. If we catch you trying to do any of these things, all participants will be barred from all winter quests and their rewards removed, no exceptions!

- If you delete your quest book at any time during this quest, you will not be issued another.

- The quest items that spawn on tables inside the dungeon and on the mobs are TEMPORARY. Please add them to your quest book IMMEDIATELY upon taking them.

- This quest cannot be repeated. This includes alternate characters on your account. Any attempt to circumvent this will result in being barred from all winter events and jail.

- The gear rewards for this quest are account bound and cannot be worn by any other character.

- There are ankhs and corpse stones inside each boss area.

- Exiting the dungeon has been modified to avoid exploiting. When you approach the dungeon exit, you will be prompted to say 'exit' in order to leave. A gate will open 10 seconds later for you to step through.

- Healing has been diminished in this dungeon and all cleric spells have been disabled. Hunt with caution, insta-healers :) Be aware that diminished healing only affects the number of times per second that you can heal, not the amount of healing done.

- Failing this quest has no effect on any of other quests, except the quests for the totem and puppet.

- When you complete the quest you will be given a reward voucher to bring to Matrika the assistant elf. She will give you an option between the displayed rewards. Choose carefully, we will not change it out after the fact if you don't like what you picked.

- Do NOT carry more than 1 book for this quest line at a time. If you spam the NPC, you may receive an additional book. This is considered an exploit, and we have added various systems in place to ensure that the quest cannot be completed more than once. However, if you are carrying more than 1 book for this quest line, you will not be able to fight the bosses, and will fail the quest entirely.


Santa's Magic Suit

Difficulty Level: Moderate


This quest is of mid-difficulty and is appropriate for players in the mid-range and above.

Say 'hello' to Santa in his shack on top of the mountain. He needs you to gather various items using brute force as well as sneakiness.

ATTENTION: This quest is not repeatable. You may not run this multiple times by utilizing alternate characters on your account.


Notes

- Healing has been diminished for this area and all cleric spells have been disabled. Proceed with caution. Be aware that diminished healing only affects the number of times per second that you can heal, not the amount of healing done.

- This quest is not repeatable. This includes alternate characters on your account. Any attempt to circumvent this will result in being barred from the winter events and receiving jail.

- The quest books will not decay until after the winter event has closed in January.

- This quest may be grouped, but it is not intended or allowed for players who cannot defend themselves to be 'run through' by tougher players. Nor is it intended for one to loan their gear to someone who could not otherwise do the quest themselves. If we catch you doing any of these things, all players involved will be barred from all winter events and their rewards removed, no exceptions.

- The quest items on the mobs are TEMPORARY. Please add them to your quest book Immediately upon taking them.

- If you delete your quest book at any time during this quest, you will not be issued another.

- The gear reward options for this quest are account bound and cannot be worn by any other character.


The Artistic Elf

Difficulty Level: Easy


This quest is qualified as 'easy' and is appropriate for players in the low-to-midrange and above.

You can find Callidora in the cottage west and a bit north from the safe zone outside of Santa's shack.

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Say "greetings" to Callidora to begin the quest. She needs help replenishing her art supplies. In return, you will receive a random deco piece.


ATTENTION: This quest is repeatable. Say 'timer' to the silver clock at the event entrance to find out when you can repeat it.


Notes

- This quest can be repeated.

- The quest books do not decay, however the supply orders & reward tokens will decay after a few hours.

- Most everyone should be able to handle this quest, though it will likely present a respectable challenge for the low-level players.

- The quest items on the mobs are TEMPORARY. Please add them to your quest book immediately upon looting.

- Healing has been diminished for this area and all cleric spells have been disabled.

- Rewards for this quest are on display in the winter event reward display building, accessible via the gate outside of Ebenezer's house.


Save the Reindeer

Difficulty Level: Hard


This quest is qualified as being difficult and is meant for experienced players.

The reindeer have been forced out of their home grounds by invading predators. Without your assistance they will not survive, and Santa will have no reindeer to pull his sleigh! To access this quest, Go through the event gate in Moonglow, through the Low and Mid-level quests gate, and then through the Reindeer quest gate. Speak to Donner by saying 'hail' to begin.

ATTENTION: This quest is repeatable. Say 'timer' to the gold clock at the event entrance to find out when you can run the quest again.


Notes

- You must be patched to run this quest!

- This quest is repeatable.

- Healing is diminished in this event space. Be aware that diminished healing only affects the number of times per second that you can heal, not the amount of healing done.

- This quest may be grouped.

- Quest items located on the ground must be stolen using the stealing skill. You will need 50 skill to do so. Mobs spawned in the immediate area surrounding ground-collect items are non-combat.

- All mobs in this quest area have 0 weapon xp and reduced drops.

- Your quest books will expire after 1 day (24 hours from time obtained) if you have not completed the quest.

- Do not attempt to exit this quest area in order to wander the facet. We have systems in place to restrict the player to the allowed event areas only.

- Do not attempt to utilize boats. As above, we have systems in place to prevent this and any methods used to get around it are exploits.

- The quest items on the mobs are TEMPORARY. Please add them to your quest book IMMEDIATELY upon taking them.

- Rewards for this quest are on display in the winter event reward display building, accessible via the gate outside of Ebenezer's house.


The Gift Shop

Each Winter Event quest that you complete will yield a small number of Vials of Christmas Spirit. These vials work like currency in the gift shop, allowing you to purchase various festive items. The items available in the gift shop are unique - they are not available anywhere else.


Notes

- Quest currency should be spent on the vendor stone on/before the stated quest closing date! Quest currency is designed to decay several days after the quest closing date to ensure that any minor quest extensions are accounted for, but once the quest is closed the vendor stone will no longer be available and you will not be able to spend the currency.

- Vials of Christmas Spirit may need to be in your pack to spend them. If you have trouble, try that first :)

- Costumes are sold as one unit. Once you purchase the voucher, you will be able to choose 1 costume and receive the full 5-piece set.

- Costume vouchers can be redeemed with Adrienne.


Important Info & Rules

Rules

- All quests are by account. You may not run them multiple times by utilizing alternate characters on your account.

- Boats are NOT permitted to be used for any function regarding any of these quests. Don't even try to sail there. If you manage to drop a boat, it will be deleted without refund.

- You may not "glitch" out of the event area and wander the facet. We have added safeguards to restrict access only to the allowed event areas. If we find you outside of the event area without having reported it, you will receive jail for exploiting. If you do accidentally find a way out, stand still, send a page. Don't go wandering.

- All spawn camping/sharing rules are in effect for all stages of these quests. This also goes for the items that you must collect from around the event areas.

- All of the usual codex rules are in effect for all event areas and quests.

- Any attempts to manipulate, cheat, or exploit any portion of these quests will result in removal of rewards, being barred from the event areas, and jail time.


Important Info

- It is safe to AFK in the entrance area, as well as the area outside of santa's shack and the area near Donner. Nothing spawns in these areas and there is no combat.

- As with ALL quests on the shard, do not move away from the quest NPC until everything is completed. If you move away (or if the NPC moves away from you and you don't follow closely) during the turn-in process, then your Pest Removal quest book may not update.

- All combat areas of the winter event have a 5 minute logout delay. This means that if you log out in these areas, your character stays in-world, vulnerable to attack, for 5 minutes.

- All 'collect' quest items must be collected while inside your pack.

- All 'collect' quest items that spawn in-world (IE: On the ground or on tables, not on corpses) must first be stolen. These require 1.0 stealing or above. This system is in place to prevent players using scavenger.

- Pets are disabled in all of these quest areas.

- Healing is diminished in all of the quest areas. This is a limitation to the number of times you can heal per second, not the amount of healing done.

- Teleport, Recall, Mark, Gate, Sacred Journey, Bracelets of Binding (incoming only), and various other spells have been disabled in all quest areas.

- All exit teleporters in combat areas have a delayed response to prevent exploiting.

- All mobs involved in these quests have decreased loot and tokens, and have no weapon xp.

- You cannot run the quest while you still have (young) player status. This is to prevent anyone completing the quests without being attacked.

- Your account must be over 7 days age to enter the event.

- You may do all of the quests if you so choose. The "Save Christmas", "Santa's Magic Suit" & "Defender of Christmas" quests cannot be repeated until next year.

- All of the account bound stat items from Save Christmas and Santa's Magic Suit quests are permanently bound to you, they also cannot be relayered or sampled.


Rule Violations & Event Bans

If you are disrespectful toward the staff or otherwise violate the rules excessively, you may be given an event ban. This means you cannot participate in any seasonal quests or staff-run events until the ban expires.

If you receive jail tasks higher than 10 for ANY infraction while a seasonal quest is running, you may be barred from that event.

If you are found to be in violation of the AFK rules of the shard while inside a seasonal event space, you will lose event privileges for at least 1 week, up to the full duration of the event.


Troubleshooting

- If for some reason you believe your quest is bugged or has an error: DO NOT DELETE OR TRASH YOUR BOOK. If you do this, you are completely out of luck. We will not issue you another. Instead, page and explain the issue. We will assist you as soon as possible.

- If more than one person is near the NPC, it may not trigger properly. Wait until all other players have left the area, then walk away and back to the NPC. It will trigger then.

- Do NOT run away from the NPC immediately after it triggers! It sometimes takes awhile for it to process your reward and deposit it into your pack. If you run away too soon, you will receive no reward and we will not replace it. PERIOD.

- If you are having trouble getting through the gumps, remember that all NPCs have a timeout. If you've been reading for longer than a few seconds, the NPC has likely timed out and you'll have to start the interaction over.