Save the Reindeer

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Save the Reindeer
Section Festival Event Quests
Event Wintersday
Given by Grandfather Kringle
in Kamadan, Jewel of Istan
Followed by Find the Stolen Presents
Type Festival quest
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Rescue the Kidnapped Reindeer.

Quest information[edit]



  • Meet with the Frost Maiden in Fahranur, the First City.
  • Find the kidnapped reindeer in Fahranur, the First City. You have found [0...2] of the 2 groups of kidnapped reindeer.
  • Return the reindeer to the Frost Maiden.
  • Meet with the Frost Maiden in Mehtani Keys.
  • Find the kidnapped reindeer in Mehtani Keys. You have found [0...2] of the 2 groups of kidnapped reindeer.
  • Return the reindeer to the Frost Maiden.
  • See Grandfather Kringle for your reward.



Fahranur, the First City
Mehtani Keys

You need to rescue reindeer in two explorable areas (see the maps for their exact locations). In both cases, killing the Grentches and Humbugs that are near each reindeer group is enough to update the quest. You do not actually need to wait for them to catch up before talking to the Frost Maiden. The reindeer will neither help you in a fight nor will they get attacked.

For Fahranur, it is fastest to start from Blacktide Den and head north towards the Frost Maiden. You can liberate the Kidnapped Reindeer and have them follow you without needing to talk to the Frost Maiden. Rescuing the reindeer first and then talking to the Frost Maiden saves the time it would take to backtrack if you started from Jokanur Diggings instead.

If you do start from Jokanur Diggings, after rescuing the reindeer you can just run back to the Frost Maiden without having to escort the reindeer back to her (contrary to the objective description). Once you talk to her, the quest progresses.

The reindeer in Mehtani Keys are also easily reached. Nightfall characters will need to have started Isle of the Dead in order to access this area, however. Rescue both groups and then return to the Frost Maiden.





Initial dialogue[edit]

Grandfather Kringle

"Happy Wintersday. I wish I could say it was happy for me, but the reindeer I had been intending to offer as a gift to Dwayna for Wintersday were stolen! I turned my back for merely a minute while I prepared the reindeer a snack of oats and honey, and when I turned back...they were all gone! A Frost Maiden told me that she had seen my prized reindeer being led away by some Grentches and Humbugs and was going to try and follow them! I'm too old to go chasing after them...don't have the stamina for it. Please be brave <Player name>, find the Frost Maiden and ask her where my reindeer have gone!"
Yes Accept: "Don't worry; I'll get your reindeer back."
No Decline: "You brought reindeer as a gift? Wouldn't a fruitcake have been easier?"
Ask Ask: "Have you found the Frost Maiden and my reindeer yet? It would be a tragedy if something happened to them."

Intermediate dialogue[edit]

Frost Maiden

"Did Grandfather Kringle send you? Oh thank the gods! Listen, the Grentches must have known we'd follow them; they split the reindeer into smaller groups so we would have a harder time catching them all. We'll need to find the reindeer that are in Fahranur before the other group gets too far away! I can't imagine the reindeer would let anyone take them too close to the ruins, so you can probably avoid looking there. Please hurry! I'd hate to think what he has in store for those poor reindeer!"

Frost Maiden

"You found them! Fantastic! The other group looked like they were heading toward Mehtani Keys the last I saw them. I'll take these reindeer back to Grandfather Kringle, and then meet you there!"

Frost Maiden

"Grandfather Kringle was extremely happy to get some of his reindeer back, but we're not done yet! A few people have said they saw the Grentches pass through here with the other reindeer, so they can't be too far away. We've got to find them before Grenth makes them into coats!"

Frost Maiden

"Oh this is found all of the reindeer! I'll take them to Grandfather Kringle right now, but you should go visit him yourself when you have some time. I've heard that he can be very generous to those who are nice to others, and I know he'll appreciate all you've done."

Reward dialogue[edit]

Grandfather Kringle

"[Character name]! The Frost Maiden told me how you saved my reindeer, and I owe you quite a lot it would seem! I doubt this will be the last that we see of those despicable Grentches and Humbugs, but it makes me feel good to know that people like you will still help an old man in need. Please take this as a small token of my gratitude."