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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.

Required Steps: First, pull two levers to open the way to Ausha: one in the Treasure Vault in the Cellar, and one in the Baroness' Salon. There is a Mysterious Painting close to each lever, providing quick teleport back to the Wintertide Ballroom.

  • The Baroness' Salon is accessible through the North door on the upstairs level (unmarked on map (located west of "Cellar Entrance", labeled "Palace North Wing" when you select it). Once through this door, you'll see "Baroness' Salon" to the west on your map.
  • There are multiple ways to unlock the Treasure Vault, which is through the North door on the ground level ("Cellar Entrance" on the map):
    • You can use a social skill on the headwaiter to lie (bluff), intimidate (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.

Second, pick a "Frosted Cerise" in the Aurora Garden.

  • Optional: Speak to Squire Icebrook, found in the southwest corner of the upper level, to deliver a message to the Baroness.
  • Go through the upstairs west door (labeled "Windward Balcony" on map).
  • Speak to 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.
  • The Aurora Garden is in the large room visible on the map east of the Wintertide Ballroom, accessible through either the north or south door on the ground level (both labeled "Aurora Garden Entrance" on the map).
  • 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.
  • Return to the Wintertide Ballroom and talk to the Prince and Baroness.

Third, question the Eladrin Nobles for clues.

  • First, speak to Lady Lazuli in the Wintertide Ballroom.
  • Sir Snowdrift is in the Gamesters' Lounge, south side of the ground floor.
  • A secret door in the southeast corner in the Gamesters' Lounge reveals a spiral stair with a back way into the South Wing.
  • Lord Beryl is in a side room in the Cellar (on map, circle around the halls).
  • Dame Allegra is just inside the Prince's Quarters, at the far East of the map past the Aurora Garden.
  • Optionals & chest (named items): Go all the way east to the Prince's quarters. A small fountain on the south wall has a lever that opens a secret door on the east wall.
  • Shoot the orb that is being held by the statue in the Prince's secret chamber, and read the "preserved journal" that falls out (+20% xp).
  • Kill the Frost Giant (+20% xp), the redcaps are not necessary to kill.
  • There is a Mysterious Painting next to Dame Allegra, but it's faster to run back west to the garden.

Fourth, collect a real Frosted Cerise flower.

  • Return to the Aurora Garden on the north side
  • Confront "Dame Allegra", who in a totally unpredictable turn of events is actually Condescending Cadence.
  • Fight the Shambling Cerise and pick the Frosted Cerise from the center of the Aurora Garden.

Return to the Ballroom and talk to the Baroness for quest completion and end chest.

Notes:

  • You can find out what happened to the Baron by reading three notes in his quarters in the South Wing.

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
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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
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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
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 52.0.2
  • 3 months and 16 days
  • Cru121
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 A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
  • Update 52.0.2
  • 5 months 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 A Frosty Reception, End chest, Frost Giant chest
  • Update 52.0.2
  • 5 months 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 52.0.2
  • 5 months 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
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 ♦5Normal ♠10/12Elite ♥39Epic Hard Humanoid Hag
Flaik the Watchful( view
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 ♦6Normal ♠63Epic Elite Giant Giant
Frost Forged Defender( view
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 ♠10Elite Construct Animated Object
Kelpie Swampcaller( view
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 ♦32Epic Normal Plant Kelpie
Midnight Kiss( view
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 ♦6Normal Magical Beast Spider
Pixie Party-Crasher( view
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 ♦5Normal Fey Pixie
Redcap Guard( view
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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
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 ♠10Elite Elemental Water Elemental