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The Icemount Curse

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The Icemount Curse is the 1st quest in the Fables of the Feywild Part Two: Hyrsam and the Needle story arcIcon tooltip.pngStory arcs  are chains of quests that make up a story line.
Completing everything in a story arc often yields a nice reward.
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These quests can be completed in any order.
The Icemount Curse • The Thornwright • Needle in a Fey Stack • Quid Pro Quo • Immortality Lessons


Baron Bitterspine went missing shortly after being banished to Icemount Lodge. Perhaps you can find a clue to the Baron's whereabouts somewhere on the grounds of this now-abandoned mountain estate.

Fables of the Feywild adpack icon.jpg
DDO Point icon.png Requires access to adventure pack: Fables of the Feywild
The Icemount Curse
Heroic level: 6
Epic level: 32
(considered Legendary)
Duration: Long
Heroic XP:  ♣1,740Solo/Casual ♦3,100Normal ♥3,300Hard ♠3,500Elite
Epic XP:  ♣13,851Solo/Casual ♦23,655Normal ♥24,225Hard ♠24,795Elite
Takes place in: Icemount Lodge
Bestowed by: Hilda Bitterspine
NPC contact: Hilda Bitterspine
Quest acquired in: Wynwood Hall
Patron: The Summer Court
Base favor: 5
Free to Play: No
Extreme Challenge: No
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Overview

Baroness Bitterspine wants you to find her husband, the Baron. Go to Icemount Lodge and investigate.

  • When repeating this quest, Hilda Bitterspine asks if you want to repeat "The Missing Baron"; accepting will reflag you to repeat this quest.

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

Objectives

  • Find Baron Bitterspine
  • Speak with the Bear Guardian
  • Find some Owlbear butter
  • Find the gloves of a Giant
  • Find the Sap of a Sky Oak
  • Collect all three items
  • Catch the Gingerbread Golem
  • Give the three items to the Bear Guardian
  • Have the party follow the Bear Guardian into the building
  • Speak with the Bear Guardian again
  • Defeat Azza
  • (Optional) Overhear all of Hyrsam's meeting (3 total) — Bonus (15%): Heroic( ♣261 ♦465 ♥495 ♠525 ) Epic( ♣2,078 ♦3,548 ♥3,634 ♠3,719 )

Known Traps

Trap DCs

  • Pressure plates around a chest behind a secret door
  • Bear traps on the third landing past the well
  • Booby-traps, (Sticky goo) Cake can be laid by The Gingerbread Golem

Tips and Misc

After you turn the first corner, there is an NPC conversation before the first gate opens that lasts almost a full minute. Use this time to buff.

  • Talk to the bear to get your three tasks.
  • The items are virtual, they are not "objects" in your inventory, and they entire party has them. Thus, death/disconnecting/recalling does not cause the items to drop or be lost.
  • Dimension Door would save time for the return from at least two of the tasks (southeast/tree, and east/giant), but is not necessary.

From the room where you first meet the bear...

  • South/southwest: Go to the far southeast room and speak to Chef Tartine, then come back one room; the Gingerbread Golem will be waiting for you, but combat won't start immediately (and you will not be able to target him).
  • He will first drop several Cakes, one after every line of his poem; but you must chase him somewhat to trigger these. Approaching a cake more closely will set off a Sticky trap (no save). After dropping several of these cakes, he returns to the center of the room, and combat begins. Killing him automatically gives you the Owlbear Butter.

From this room, you can cut directly east (to the shrine and Hyram's meeting (see next)) and then proceed southeast...

  • Southeast: The Sky Oak Sap will appear in the aqua-colored bowl at the end of the tile puzzle.
  • (Optional) Hyrsam's meeting can be overheard through the first southern door in the east wing. To hear all of it, all you have to do is stand around for a few minutes. Only one party member (who can even be a parked hireling) needs to stick around.
  • Go into the door/portal in the tree; you need not kill anything first.
  • Puzzle: The first red tile in the Sky Oak will spawn Feywild Vine Blights; the second will create acid traps every few seconds when lit; it's simple enough to turn these tiles off before working on the puzzle.
  • At the base of the long, looong ladder, shift the "branch" to start an air jet to instantly transport you back to the top.
  • East: The Giant's Gloves are found by jumping down a well and taking a short swim; Underwater Action items should not be needed.
  • Bear traps (one-shot) are on the third landing down the ramps.
  • (Optional) chest: A locked chest is hidden behind a secret door in the north wall of the first room east (the room northeast of the shrine near there). Explosive pressure plates (fire, infinite-shot) on the floor guard the chest.
  • Return to the Bear Guardian and speak to him. Follow him through the (previously sealed) west door, wait for him to stop and speak to you.
  • Bug: Talking to the bear while he is opening the door will seal the door, blocking completion of the quest. (encountered May 2021) Best to just wait 'til he stops.
  • Continue talking to the bear; this will eventually trigger the end fight, appearing from the alcove to the west.
  • End chest appears next to this alcove.

Bonus XP

  • Aggression bonus: 58 or more monsters killed +10% Bonus.( ♣174 ♦310 ♥330 ♠350 )
  • Onslaught bonus: ~75 or more monsters killed +15% Bonus.( ♣261 ♦465 ♥495 ♠525 )
  • Conquest bonus: 92 or more monsters killed +25% Bonus.( ♣435 ♦775 ♥825 ♠875 )
  • Tamper bonus: 4 or more traps disarmed +10% Bonus.( ♣174 ♦310 ♥330 ♠350 )
  • Neutralization bonus: 6 or more traps disarmed +20% Bonus.( ♣348 ♦620 ♥660 ♠700 )
  • Ingenious Debilitation bonus: 7 or more traps disarmed +30% Bonus.( ♣522 ♦930 ♥990 ♠1,050 )
  • Mischief bonus: 20 or more breakables smashed +8% Bonus.( ♣139 ♦248 ♥264 ♠280 )
  • Vandal bonus: 25 or more breakables smashed +10% Bonus.( ♣174 ♦310 ♥330 ♠350 )
  • Ransack bonus: 30 or more breakables smashed +15% Bonus.( ♣261 ♦465 ♥495 ♠525 )

Loot

  • Chests: Two
    • One (locked) behind a secret door in the east wing; may contain named items
    • One end chest; may contain named items
  • Collectables: Four
    • Scroll Rack near the hidden chest (always encountered that)
    • Additional 3 out of Fungus, Rubble, Cabinet, Adventurer's Pack
  • NPC rewards: Standard; choose from 10

Named Chest Drop

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 48
  • 2 years and 28 days
  • MrLizard
Ring of Spring's Storms
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Ring  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 19 days
  • BugTime
Vinelash Bracers
Vinelash Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End chest
  • Update 48.4.3
  • 1 year, 8 months, and 9 days
  • BugTime
Gloves of Tranquility
Gloves of Tranquility.png
(edit)
Gloves  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End chest
The Lotus Mail
The Lotus Mail.png
(edit)
Light Armor  5 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End Chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 29 days
  • JJMC89
Legendary Vinelash Bracers
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(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End Chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 28 days
  • Slaet
Legendary Ring of Spring's Storms
Legendary Ring of Spring's Storms.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End Chest
Legendary Gloves of Tranquility
Legendary Gloves of Tranquility.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End chest (?)
The Legendary Lotus Mail
The Legendary Lotus Mail.png
(edit)
Light Armor  29 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire The Icemount Curse, End Chest
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Monsters

Name ( picture • New Monster ) CR Type Race
Azza( view
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 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♦34Epic Normal Fey Unicorn
Feytouched Spider( view
Feytouched Spider.png
 • edit )
 ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Magical Beast Spider
Feywild Needle Blight( view
Feywild Needle Blight.png
 • edit )
 ♣5Solo/Casual ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠16Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Needle Blight
Feywild Twig Blight( view
Feywild twig blight.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Twig Blight
Feywild Vine Blight( view
Feywild vine blight.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠11Elite ♦32Epic Normal ♥36Epic Hard ♠57Epic Elite Plant Vine Blight
Goll Griphands( view
Goll Griphands.png
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal Giant Giant
Sir Molasses Gumdrop( view
Sir Molasses Gumdrop.png
 • edit )
 ♦7Normal ♦35Epic Normal Construct Golem
Topiary Goblin Archer( view
Topiary Goblin Archer.png
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♥7Hard ♠10Elite ♥36Epic Hard Plant Animated Object
Topiary Lion( view
Topiary Lion.png
 • edit )
 ♦14Normal ♥16Hard ♦31Epic Normal Plant Animated Object
Topiary Nymph( view
Topiary Nymph.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♦34Epic Normal Plant Animated Object
Topiary Satyr( view
Topiary Satyr.jpg
 • edit )
 ♦5Normal ♦34Epic Normal Plant Animated Object

External Links

Aldbar's Solo Walkthrough & Guide