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A Frosty Reception

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One of the ritual ingredients you need to wake Lord Arden is an ancient flower with magical properties, last seen a thousand years ago in the Bitterspine Mountains. You're hoping that Baroness Hilda Bitterspine can tell you how to find one.

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A Frosty Reception
Heroic level: 5
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣2,056Solo/Casual ♦3,684Normal ♥3,940Hard ♠4,196Elite
Epic XP:  ♣17,681Solo/Casual ♦30,198Normal ♥30,928Hard ♠31,657Elite
Takes place in: Bitterspine Palace*
Bestowed by: Lady Borealis
NPC contact: Lady Borealis
Quest acquired in: Wynwood Hall
Patron: The Summer Court
Base favor: 4
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

One of the ritual objects you need to wake Lord Arden is a flower that only blossoms in the Bitterpine Mountains. Go to Bitterspine Palace to seek help from Baroness Bitterspine in obtaining one.


Spoiler Warning: Information below this point can be considered spoiler material!

Objectives

  • Speak to Baroness Hilda Bitterspine
  • Confront the court advisor on the Windward Balcony
  • Gather your party in the Aurora Garden
  • Investigate the Frosted Cerise Flower
  • Find the source of the commotion
  • Figure out who is summoning the flowers
  • Ask the Eladrin Nobles for clues (4 total)
  • Question Sir Snowdrift in the Gamesters' Lounge
  • Seek out Lord Beryl in the Kitchen
  • Find Dame Allegra in the Prince of Frost's Quarters
  • Meet Dame Allegra in the garden
  • Defeat Cadence the Night Hag
  • Defeat the Shambling Cerise
  • Collect a Frosted Cerise flower
  • Return to the Baroness
  • (Optional) Find out what happened to the Baron (3 notes) — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )
  • (Optional) Take a nap on the sofa north of the garden — Bonus (0%): Heroic( ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 ) Epic( ♣0 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 )
  • (Optional) Eliminate the Ice Spider — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )
  • (Optional) Learn more about the Prince of Frost — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )
  • (Optional) Defeat the Frost Giant — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )
  • (Optional) Deliver a letter to the Baroness — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )
  • (Optional) Return to Squire Icebrook for your reward — Bonus (20%): Heroic( ♣411 ♦737 ♥788 ♠839 ) Epic( ♣3,536 ♦6,040 ♥6,186 ♠6,331 )

Tips and Misc

  • There are various Mysterious Paintings around; they'll all take you to the large painting behind the Baroness & Prince of Frost.
  • To get to Ausha, you need to pull two levers; one in the Treasure Vault in the Cellar, and one in the Baroness' salon.
  • There are multiple ways into the Treasure Vault:
    • You can use a social skill on the headwaiter to lie (bluff), intimidate, or persuade (diplomacy) your way past
    • You can just pick the door.
    • You can ask the headwaiter if there's any way to change his mind. Note that if you use a social skill, you can no longer pick up this optional.
      • This option requires you to take a nap (/sleep) on a couch in the north, across from the Garden.
    • Whichever method you choose, you'll still have to deal with the guards inside the Vault itself.
  • You can try to get Ausha to unlock the Garden doors using Diplomacy, Intimidate, or Spellcraft checks; a success will convince him to unlock it for you, but if you fail, you'll have to fight him.
  • After picking the Cerise, you'll be trapped inside the Garden. If you can't Dimension Door, then climb a snowy staircase in the northwest and shatter a sheet of ice blocking the door.
  • A fountain on the south wall of the Prince's quarter opens a secret panel on the east wall.
  • A secret door in the southeast corner in the Gamesters' Lounge reveals a spiral stair with a back way into the South Wing.
  • You can find out what happened to the Baron by reading three notes in his quarters in the South Wing.
  • To get the "Learn more about the Prince of Frost" and "Defeat the Frost Giant" optionals, you need to shoot the orb that is being held by the statue in the Prince's secret chamber (far east of the map and behind the secret panel), and read the "preserved journal" that falls out.

Bonus XP

  • Perception bonus: 2 or more secret doors discovered +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦368 ♥394 ♠420 )
  • Mischief bonus: 16 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣164 ♦295 ♥315 ♠336 )
  • Vandal bonus: 21 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣206 ♦368 ♥394 ♠420 )
  • Ransack bonus: 26 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣308 ♦553 ♥591 ♠629 )

Loot

  • Chests: Three
    • One (locked) behind a secret door in the treasure vault
    • One for defeating the frost giant; may contain named loot
    • One end chest; may contain named loot
  • Collectables: Five
    • Bookshelf in the Gamesters' Lounge
    • Cabinet in the Dining Parlor
    • Reagents Cabinet in the Baroness' bedroom
    • Adventurer's Pack in the Prince of Frost's quarters
    • Bookshelf in the Royal Library
  • NPC rewards: Standard; choose from 10

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Plate of the Winter Solstice
Plate of the Winter Solstice.png
(edit)
Heavy Armor  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
Deepsnow Boots
Deepsnow Boots.png
(edit)
Boots  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
Winter Court Necklace
Winter Court Necklace.png
(edit)
Necklace  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Epic version of [[]]
Nocturne Ring
Nocturne Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 10 days
  • Cru121
Legendary Winter Court Necklace
Legendary Winter Court Necklace.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Epic version of [[]]
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 10 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Deepsnow Boots
Legendary Deepsnow Boots.png
(edit)
Boots  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 month and 8 days
  • Slaet
Legendary Nocturne Ring
Legendary Nocturne Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
Legendary Plate of the Winter Solstice
Legendary Plate of the Winter Solstice.png
(edit)
Heavy Armor  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Ausha( view
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Air Outsider Djinn
Blossoming Needle Blight( view
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 ♣5Solo/Casual ♦5Normal ♠16Elite ♠57Epic Elite Plant Needle Blight
Blossoming Vine Blight( view
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 ♦5Normal ♠57Epic Elite Plant Vine Blight
Condescending Cadence( view
Condescending Cadence.png
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 ♠10/12Elite ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Hag
Flaik the Watchful( view
Flaik the Watchful.png
 • edit )
 ♦6Normal ♠63Epic Elite Giant Giant
Frost Forged Defender( view
Frost Forged Defender.jpg
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 ♠10Elite Construct Animated Object
Kelpie Swampcaller( view
Kelpie Swampcaller.png
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 ♦32Epic Normal Plant Kelpie
Midnight Kiss( view
Midnight Kiss.png
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 ♦6Normal Magical Beast Spider
Pixie Party-Crasher( view
Pixie Party-Crasher.png
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 ♦5Normal Fey Pixie
Redcap Guard( view
Redcap Guard.jpg
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 ♠10Elite ♥37Epic Hard Fey Redcap
Shambling Cerise( view
Shambling Cerise.jpg
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 ♠12Elite Plant Shambling Mound
Winter Warden( view
Winter Warden.jpg
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 ♠10Elite Elemental Water Elemental