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The Three Wise Norn

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Disambiguous.png This article is about the current version of the quest starting in 2010. For the original version, see The Three Wise Norn (original).

Overview[edit | edit source]

Pink dots symbolize the Norn.

Summary

  1. Speak with the Ebon Vanguard troops in the Eye of the North about Wintersday gifts for the Norn. Number of gifts received: 0...3
  2. Enlist the aid of Galbraum.
  3. Enlist the aid of Brartak.
  4. Enlist the aid of Helga.
  5. See Lieutenant Thackeray for your reward.

Obtained from

Casey Carpenter in Eye of the North (during Wintersday)

Reward

Dialogue

"Season's greetings, <character name>! Yeah, I've been stuck with guard duty. It's not all snowmen and snowball fights; sometimes, you have to work on Wintersday. Still, we soldiers know how to keep the spirit alive, even in frozen outposts far from home. "Improvise, adapt, and decorate!" as the motto goes."
"I will admit that I could use a few extra hands on the patrol. The scouts have reported three Norn nearby, but I have a suspicion there's more out there under that blanket of white. Hey, perhaps those Norn would be willing to share in both our defensive duties and our celebration. If you spoke to the rest of the troops, I'm sure you could drum up some Wintersday gifts that might convince the Norn to join us. What do you say?"
Accept: "The more, the merrier, and Norn definitely count as more."
Reject: "Sorry. For me, it is all snowmen and snowball fights."

Intermediate Dialogue 1 (Carlisle Gavenport)

"My mother taught me how to make Wintersday ornaments when I was a child... before the Searing. We handed them out to neighbors every year. I made these Crystal Snowflakes for our celebration. Why don't you take some to our northern allies? They're our neighbors now."

Intermediate Dialogue 2 (Orwin Radcliff)

"Wintersday means eggnog... spiked, of course. We don't have traditional ingredients here so I had to improvise. It doesn't taste quite like the nog I remember, but it'll knock you off your feet. Why don't you see if the Norn can handle my Vanguard Eggnog? Now if you'll excuse me, there's a filled mug with my name on it... literally."

Intermediate Dialogue 3 (Allyn Brand)

"I have fond memories of roasting chestnuts with my family while blizzards raged outside. Well, we have constant blizzards here, so I asked a merchant about getting a supply of chestnuts. The cook suggested some northern seasonings that really bring out the flavor. I think the hearty taste of these slow Roasted Chestnuts will fill up even a Norn stomach. Why don't you take some with you?"

Intermediate Dialogue 4 (Galbraum the Intoxicated)

"Wintersday? Bah! A pointless holiday for puny people with weak drinks! Why should a mighty Norn waste his time helping those who don't know how to truly celebrate?"
Option 1: "Give Handful of Roasted Chestnuts" (If you have Roasted Chestnuts)
"Bah! Your food tastes as weak as you. Maybe if you ferment it with strong Norn ale I could stomach this...thing." (Options 2 and 3 remain)
Option 2: "Give Vanguard Eggnog" (If you have Vanguard Eggnog)
"What is this? It's... yes... I can taste it... alcohol! And not nearly as weak as I expected! A tankard or two of this eggnog and I'm sure I'll be feeling the holiday spirit. Where did you say I could get more of this?"
Option 3: "Give Crystal Snowflake Ornament" (If you have Crystal Snowflake Ornament)
"What is this pathetic thing? Take your useless trinket and be gone!" (Options 1 and 2 remain)

Intermediate Dialogue 5 (Brartak the Glutton)

"Do not interrupt my hunt with your foolish "Wintersday" talk. The sooner I catch my prey, the sooner I eat, so I have no desire to help a bunch of humans who frolic and sing. Now leave before you become my prey."
Option 1: "Give Handful of Roasted Chestnuts" (If you have Roasted Chestnuts)
"This is delicious! But far too small to fill up a mighty Norn. A few hundred more might tide me over until I catch my dinner, though. I am hungry now. I will go to your camp."
Option 2: "Give Vanguard Eggnog" (If you have Vanguard Eggnog)
"You know, not all Norn are incorrigible ale hounds! Your assumptions insult me! Leave at once." (Options 1 and 2 remain)
Option 3: "Give Crystal Snowflake Ornament" (If you have Crystal Snowflake Ornament)
"Look, I don't know who you've talked to, but I do NOT eat snow out of desperation when I can't catch any prey. I mean, who would do something like that? *cough*" (Options 1 and 2 remain)

Intermediate Dialogue 6 (Helga the Cub)

"I'm sorry, little human, but I'm too busy on a serious Norn quest to help you. Father tells me I am old enough to earn my own keep, but I'm no good at hunting and I haven't found a craft that inspires me yet."
Option 1: "Give Handful of Roasted Chestnuts" (If you have Roasted Chestnuts)
"Father told me I can only eat what I catch. Needless to say, I am pretty hungry..." (Options 2 and 3 remain)
Option 2: "Give Vanguard Eggnog" (If you have Vanguard Eggnog)
"Half my size or not, I'm smart enough to not accept drinks from strangers in the wilds. Plus, don't tell father, but I don't really like alcohol all that much." (Options 1 and 3 remain)
Option 3: "Give Crystal Snowflake Ornament" (If you have Crystal Snowflake Ornament)
"Such exquisite craftmanship in such a tiny object. And you decorate an entire tree with these? Hmmm. Perhaps I will join you... right after I look at your Wintersday tree."

Reward Dialogue

"All three Norn have come to the Eye? We'll gladly accept their help and share some cheer. Speaking of which, here's a little gift the unit put together for you. Merry Wintersday."

Followup

Charr-broiled Plans

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Collect three gifts from Vanguard soldiers, all located on the western side in the Eye of the North (outpost) and deliver them to the three Norns outside. The NPCs and items are summarized in the table below.

Vanguard soldier Quest item Norn recipient
Allyn Brand Handful of Roasted Chestnuts Brartak the Glutton (just southeast of the Eye)
Carlisle Gavenport Crystal Snowflake Helga the Cub (east of the Eye)
Orwin Radcliff Vanguard Eggnog Galbraum the Intoxicated (in Gwen's Garden)

There is usually little or no fighting involved and running skills will help speed things up.

Even better, party with a character who has Charr-broiled Plans active — all three Norn will appear right outside the outpost.

Trivia[edit | edit source]