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*Nicholas is one of only 3 level 20 NPCs in [[Ascalon (pre-Searing)|pre-searing]]; the other two are [[Professor Yakkington]] and [[Captain Osric]].
*Nicholas is one of only 3 level 20 NPCs in [[Ascalon (pre-Searing)|pre-searing]]; the other two are [[Professor Yakkington]] and [[Captain Osric]].
*He was added in the [[Game updates/20090409|9th April 2009]] game update.
*He was added in the [[Game updates/20090409|9th April 2009]] game update.
*The name Nicholas is a reference to [[w:Saint Nicholas|Saint Nicholas]] and his last name is a reference to the movie [[w:Hot Fuzz|Hot Fuzz]].

Revision as of 09:50, 16 April 2009

Nicholas Sandford
Nicholas Sandford.jpg
Affiliation Not specified
Type Human
Level(s) 20
Campaign Prophecies
Nicholas Sandford is a hunter that exchanges 5 various Trophies for 1 Gift of the Huntsman. The items he collects changes daily.



[Initial Text]

Yes I have some right here! (if you have at least five)
Ah, it appears you have [number of required items you have] of those. How many do you want to give me?
Yes You can have [5, 10, 15, 20, 25] of them!
Thank you, [character name], may our paths cross again soon! (You receive 1...5 Gifts of the Huntsman.)
Yes How about just 5 of them?
Thank you, [character name], may our paths cross again soon! (You receive 1 Gift of the Huntsman)
No Let me get back to you on that!
Hmmm. I'm sorry, but it appears you don't have quite as many as I need. (if you have less than 5)
No Let me get back to you on that!
No I'll let you know if I find any!

Inital dialogue

This varies based on what item he wants that day:

Grawl Necklace
You haven't happened to run across 5 Grawl Necklaces have you? I found one when I was traveling up north, and I thought it would be fun to wear around. Lo and behold, the next Grawl I came across had a look of fear in his eyes and took off running when he saw it. He came back with a friend to chase me, so presumable his fear had left him. Having witnessed this, I theorize that the Grawl will have to outnumber my necklaces before they attack. Sounds like a solid theory doesn't it? I think 5 should be enough to test it.
Baked Husk
Aside from the spiders, Mary's apple business is going strong. She's trying to keep up with the demand by planting more saplings, and she likes to fertilize each hole with 5 Baked Husks. Being such a perennial gentleman, I'm of course trying to gather everything she needs. I'll make sure Mary uses only dead worm husks though. You can ask Pitney what happens when you try to use entire live ones! Hah!
Skeletal Limb
Did I ever tell you about the time I lost Yakkington in the Catacombs? After an hour, I was quite worried. Finally I saw him charging out at full speed with a bone in his mouth and a one-armed skeleton chasing him! I don't quite know what led up to that event (nor do I really want to) but I do know that ever since that day, Yakkington loves a good game of fetch the bone. So how about you bring me 5 Skeletal Limbs in exchange for a gift?
Unnatural Seed
Have you happened across 5 Unnatural Seeds in your travels, friend? I am often welcomed into the homes of farmers during my journeys, and I like to repay their generosity in kind. I have found that farmers have a particular fondness for these seeds, as they can turn into some very interesting crops. So what do you say, friend? Can you help me out?
Enchanted Lodestone
Did you know that the Enchanted Lodestones found around this area emit a subtle glow in the dark? Sometimes at night I place 5 of them around Yakkington (since that is his lucky number). Even though I barely notice the illumination, it really comforts him. Don't let him see you give me any though, because I'm sure he wants his fear of the dark kept a secret. I haven't had a chance to get any myself lately, so I'd greatly appreciate the help.
Skale Fin (Pre-Searing)
Hey there, friend. I'm off to Cantha soon, so I'm glad you stopped by before I left! The last time I was there a chef spotted the Skale Fins sticking out of Yakkington's pack. He wanted to trade and his gold was good, but for some reason he'd only buy groups of 5. Maybe he was making soup? It sounded rather gross to be honest, but I try not to judge. I'm sure we Ascalonians seem a bit funny to outsiders too!
Icy Lodestone
You wouldn't happen to have 5 Icy Lodestones would you? I'll probably end up in the Crystal Desert on another expedition, and I know it can get mighty hot there during the day. I'm sure I can handle it, but I'm not so certain my trusty Dolyak companion here can make it without the right equipment.
Gargoyle Skull
On my way back from my last expedition I was on the other side of the wall and ran into a bit of trouble against the Charr. Luckily I hopped on the back of my friend here and escaped just in time. I'll wager that, next time, if I tossed about 5 Gargoyle Skulls in front of them, then they might not mistake me for some easy meal.

Ending Dialog

Once you have exchanged 25 of an item, he says:

Thank you, <player name>. May our paths cross again soon.

You can only exchange 25 of an item per day.


  • While not a collector (he does not have the collector's mark on the mission map), he effectively functions as one.
  • At the start of each day (midnight Pacific Time), each character gets a limit of of five gifts that he or she can receive. Any gifts received by any character on the account reduces the gift limit of all characters on the account.
  • Newly created characters start with the original gift limit of five, which allows the per account gift limit to be exceeded. (It is possible to purchase additional character slots from ArenaNet, which is helpful if all your character slots are full.)
Anomaly Anomaly.Nicholas' quote has white text color with text language set to English or Bork! Bork! Bork! while orange color for each other language.