Thrusting the Spear with the Sons of Hodir - A Reputation Guide

Thrusting the Spear with the Sons of Hodir - A Reputation Guide



Thrusting the Spear with the Sons of Hodir


The Sons of Hodir are basically the Netherwing of Wrath.

They've got mounts, armour, weapons and the best PvE shoulder enchantments (for non-scribes).

This guide will take you through the quest chains and give you the fastest circuits for dailies, and a few other tips.

This guide assumes you have an epic flyer, but it really doesn't matter if you don't. When I say 'Fly back to Thorim' and you're at, say, Dun Niffelem, you may wish to fly to the Grom'marsh Crash site, and then fly from there. Your choice.

Also, this quest chain (and a few of the dailies) will also be included in Jame's Storm Peaks guide (when it comes) so if you decide to wait for that for the rest of the zone, doing this will give you a (slight) reduction in speed in parts, and you'll have to go through and tick what you've done already.

Oh, and try not to think too hard about the quest names.





K3


1.Fly to K3. Get They Took Our Men from Gretchen Fizzlespark
in the inn.

If you lack a flying mount, talk to "Honest" Max, next to the flight master.

2.
Fly to Sifreldar Village at 41,70. Kill the Storm Maidens for keys, and free 5 goblins from cages.

NOTE: Keep your Relics of Ulduar

Go back to K3 and turn in at Gretchen Fizzlespark.

3. Get the follow-up, Leave No Goblin Behind.



Vrykul Mine


Fly to 42,70. Enter the tunnel. Walk forward a bit then look on your left. Turn in at Lok'lira the Crone.

1.
Get The Crone's Bargain.

Go up the stairs to the east then take a right. Kill Overseer Syra and loot the runes. Head back to Lok'lira the way you came and turn in.

2.
Take the follow-up, Mildred the Cruel.

Combat animations on this rock, by the way.

Go up the stairs. Take a right, then a left, then another left and one more left.

Turn in at Mildred the Cruel.

3.
Get the follow-up, Discipline.

Walk through the side tunnels, looking for Exhausted Vrykul. Use the rod on them. They'll either work or attack you. Once you're done, head back to Mildred the Cruel.

4.
Get Examples to be Made.

Go directly east, then turn right and kill Garhal. Your 'sisters' will help you kill the other captives (who will become friendly when Garhal dies).

5.
Get A Certain Prisoner.

Head back down the stairs and west to Lok'lira to turn in.

6.
Get A Change of Scenery.



Brunnhildar Village


Head all the way east through the tunnels to Brunnhildar Village. Lok'lira will be waiting immediately to your right. Turn in.

1.
Get Is That Your Goblin?

NOTE: This place is a fully functioning town, with an inn, repairs, vendors etc.

Go a short way to the east and challenge Agnetta Tyrsdottar (she's standing next to the goblin). Straight forward fight. I'd love it if the 'bosses' of non-group quests were just slightly tougher than average. Turn back in at Lok'Lira.

1.
Get The Hyldsmeet. Talk to Lok'lira. Turn in. World saving. Cool.

2.
Get Taking on all Challengers.

Go around the village and challenge and kill 6 Victorious Challengers. They're pushovers.

Admire the bears, and get a nice sense of forboding (not necessary for quest completion). Try mounting. Seems like riding a toy to me, although that could just be because I'm used to playing a Tauren.

Turn in at Lok'lira (47,49).

3.
Get You'll Need a Bear.

Turn in at Brijana at 53,66.

4. Get Going Bearback.

Use Ability 2 at the start and end (or if you're finshed). The bear steers for you. If you're being chased, shoot slightly in front of yourself.

Turn in at Brijana.

5.
Get Cold Hearted.

Fly to 64,59.

Fly up to a drake, before you mount, read this:

Keep moving. Target the prisoner you want to free, and strafe + x down, then use Ability 1. Once you have them (the quest tracker doesn't show anything) fly low near the arch at the west side of Dun Niffelem, and the drake will autopilot back. Repeat three times.

If your drake gets low on health, strafe + space to rise (although this doesn't heal your health) and go make a cup of tea while your health regenerates.

On the flight home, check your claws out Sticking out tongue

Turn in at Brijana at 53,66.

6.
Get Deemed Worthy.

Turn in to Astrid Bjornrittar in the house at 50,72.

7.
Get Making a Harness. Your disguise will go when you leave the village and reappear on your return.

Yeti are in the hills around 47,73.

Go back to 50,72 and turn in.

8.
Get The Last of Her Kind.

9. Get The Slithering Darkness.

Note that the second quest is not actually required to advance with the quest chain, but you'll be killing enough mobs to complete it anyway as you go.

Go to the Hibernal Cave (56,63) and kill Jormungar as you go. Make sure to complete The Slithering Darkness before you mount up on the large bear at the end of the cave (reachable from either way), as it carries you back to the village.

Turn both in back at Astrid (you'll be on her doorstep).

10.
Get The Warm Up.

Head towards the large yeti at 50.70,67.50. Mount up on your bear, and /growl.

Read this before starting combat:

At the start of the fight, use Ability 6 to stun him. It is basically a Warrior's Charge.

Spam 4. Whenever 6 comes off cooldown, hit 5 (to knockback) then 6.

Eventually he'll run out of space to be knockedback into, but by then you'll have him.

Turn in at Astrid at 50,72.

11.
Get Into The Pit.

Enter the pit and bear up. Similar tactics as the last time. If you get knockbacked, run towards who ever did it to avoid being charged.

Head back to Astrid at 50,72 and turn in.

12. Get Prepare For Glory.

Turn in at Lok'lira at 47.50,69.

13.
Get Lok'lira's Parting Gift.

Turn in at Gretta the Arbiter at 51,65.60 (Just past the Proto-drakes. Feel free to get more foreboding.)

14. Get The Drakkensryd.

You'll be flown to the Temple of Storms. Harpoon other drake riders, kill them and then take their mount. When you're almost done, grab a drake circling high, aim at one of the lamp things on the Temple's pillars and turn in at Thorim.



Thorim and the Temple of Storms


1. Get Sibling Rivalry.

Chat with Thorim.

Turn in.

2.
Get Mending Fences.

Fly to 61,60. Get a granite boulder. Hurl it at a giant and kill it. Repeat 5 times.

3.
When one drops Slag Covered Metal, get The Refiner's Fire.

When you've killed the 5 giants, pick up another boulder and fly to 77,63.

Use the boulder on Fjorn, then kill him.

Turn in The Refiner's Fire at the anvil (quickly!).

4. Get A Spark of Hope.

Fly back to Thorim at 33,56.

Turn them both in.

'Grats on Neutral Sons of Hodir Smiling

5.
Get Forging An Alliance.



Dun Niffelem


Fly to King Jokkum in Dun Niffelem (65,60).

1. Chat with him, and take his quest, You Can't Miss Him (you can't turn in. Confusing, I know).

Head to Lillehoff (Hodir quartmaster, just behind the king). Turn in what relics you may have.

Fly to Fjorn's Anvil (75,63).

Turn in at Njormeld.

2.
Get Battling the Elements.

Mount Snorri (I'm sorry, it's the quest names...).

Head to the piles of snow on the ground and use ability one.

Target a Seething Revenant, make sure you're in LoS and use 2.

Turn in at Njormeld when you're done.

3.
Get the quest complete for Forging an Alliance.

Fly to 63,63 (Njormeld is near the anvil) and turn in there.

4. Get A New Beginning.

5. Get Hot and Cold from the anvil.

6.
Fly to King Jokkum (65,60) and get In Memoriam.

NOTE: Look for Everfrost Chips on the ground. 1=350 rep.

7. Go east to the frozen lake and kill Brittle Revenants until you have 5 Essence of Ice.

8. Go to 75,65. Use the Essences on the scraps on the ground, then collect. Fly north to 71,50. Look around the (Narnia-esque) giants and dwarves for little grey cells fragments. Easy to spot, they're all over the place.



Temple of Storms Again


Fly to Thorim at 33,58. Turn in.

1. Get Veranus. Fly to the area near 53,35. The nests you will want to look at will have lots of little dragons around them. Some nests will have non-interactable 'scenery eggs'. Some eggs are also found at 41,65.

Fly to Thorim at 33,58. Turn in.

2.
Get Territorial Trespass

Fly to the nest at 37,56.

Use the egg then mount up and fly back a bit. You can either just wait for the quest update, or wait and watch Thorim tame the drake. I can't tell you what it looks like, since I left when I got the quest reward, and just heard the shout.

Fly back to 33,57 and turn in.

3. Get Krolmir, Hammer of Storms.



Back to Dun Niffelem


Fly to 63,63 and turn in Hot and Cold.

Head to King Jokkum at 65,61 and turn in In Memoriam. You will now be friendly if you have turned in at least one lot of Relics.

1. Get A Monument to the Fallen.

2. Get Jormuttar Is Soo Fat.... Your mum jokes. Wow, this just gets more and more mature.

Go to Njormeld at 63,63 and turn in A Monument to the Fallen.

3. Get Forging A Head. (Non gutter-humour. Extraordinary)

Head east to the frozen lake. Find a giant and mine with the Diamond-Tipped Pick.

You will either get two eyes, or three dwarves will appear, some of which may drop eyes.

When you're done, fly to Njormeld at 63,63 and turn in.

4. Get Mounting Hodir's Helm. Hohoho...

5. Go slightly SE and get Blowing Hodir's Horn. My eyes... My sweet, innocent eyes...

Head to the sparkly tip of the ice spike at 64.20,59.20.

Read from the tablet.

Head back to 63,63 and turn in at Njormeld.

Fly back to the helm at 64,59.

46. Get Polishing the Helm. Do children play this game?

6. Fly to the Hibernal Cavern at 56,64.

Use your Everfrost Razor on the first dead bear you see.

Keep doing this until you get a flank. Head to the back of the cave, while gathering Viscous Oil.

Once at the crater, use the bear flank and kill Jormuttar.

When you're done, head out, fly to the helm at 64,60 and turn in.

Then, fly to Jokkum at 65,60 and turn in Jormuttar is Soo Fat...

Talk to Jokkum about Krolmir.

The King will carry you to Thunderfall. Turn in at Thorim.

NOTE: At this point, it could be argued the chain ends. However, if you want to continue with it, get The Terrace of the Makers and read on. You'll get 500 more Hodir rep and a couple of blues. I'd continue on, the end is pretty good.

If you don't want to, skip down to step 48.



The Terrace of the Makers



Go to 56,51 and turn in at Thorim. Get The Earthen Oath and Loken's Lackeys.

Summon your Earthen crew and go on a rampage to these coords: 56,43 for Eisenfaust. 48,45 for Halefnir. 44,37 for Duronn.

When you're done with both quests, head back to Thorim at 56,51. Turn both quests in and get The Reckoning. Head to the temple at 36,32. Awesomeness. Also, the bit Loken says about the mine, well, someone clever speculates on Wowhead that Loken (master of shapeshifting in Norse mythology) was Lok'Lira. Makes sense.

Turn back in at 66,60 and get Whatever it Takes!. Complete that on your next trip into HoL.

Finishing off...




9.
Kill 5 Niffelem Forefathers and 5 Restless Frostborn. After each kill, use the horn on them.

Fly back to Dun Niffelem and turn in.

Congratulations, it's daily circuit time. (Or, just ignore all this and buy their love with relics of Ulduar.)



Daily Circuits:


Friendly:



1.
Pick up Blowing Hot and Cold.

2. Pick up Polishing the Helm.

3. Pick up Blowing Hodir's Horn.

Head east to Frostfield Lake. Kill elementals until you get 5 Essence of Ice.

Fly South-West to the scraps at 77,64. Use the essences, loot the scraps. Be quick, if someone else is around, or they might be able to loot it before you.

Fly North to Thunderfall. Kill 5 giants and 5 dwarves and use the horn on their corpses.

Fly to the Hibernal Cave (56,63) and kill oils for the quest.

Head back to Dun Niff (as the cool kids call it) and turn in.

Other Things to do:

[*]Look for Everfrost Chips. Comb the ground, especially near cliffs for them.

[*]Farm relics. Remember that mine with the Vrykul in that we were in at the start? Try there.



Honoured:

At Honoured you'll get the quest Raising Hodir's Spear. Pretty simple, head to the Valley of Ancient Winters and kill mammoth, and head to the Hibernal Cave, go to the back and get your Everfrost.

After doing this, the quest Thrusting Hodir's Spear is now available. Whoever created this quest chain is worse than Linnaeus...

Also, the quest Spy Hunter is now available. Here's a new daily circuit:

1.
Pick up Blowing Hot and Cold.

2. Pick up Polishing the Helm.

3.
Pick up Blowing Hodir's Horn.

4.
Pick up Thrusting Hodir's Spear.

5. Pick up Spy Hunter.

Head east to Frostfield Lake. Kill elementals until you get 5 Essence of Ice.

Fly South-West to the scraps at 77,64. Use the essences, loot the scraps. Be quick, if someone else is around, or they might be able to loot it before you.

Fly North to Thunderfall. Kill 5 giants and 5 dwarves and use the horn on their corpses.

Fly to the Hibernal Cave (56,63) and kill oils for the quest. Head out in the valley and use the tooth near the wolf corpse. Don't bother mounting, as the wolf runs at your speed, and for a set time.

Keep your eye on the sky for a protodrake. When you spear one, start off by using dodge, then the big stab, then grip. This can be hard with latency, but time your dodge so it goes off just before he hits you. Keep gripping, and feel free to occasionally small stab. The big stab resets your dodge timer, so only use it straight after a dodge. With practice, this becomes a doddle. Now, head back and turn in.

Head back to Dun Niffelem and turn in.



Revered:

Great, you're... Oh, half way there. Gee, isn't that depressing. You've been questing here for a few weeks, and you're only half way there. /cut

You've now got Feeding Arngrim, a quick and easy quest you can do while you're doing Spy Hunter (a slow and annoying quest).

Here's your new circuit (if you choose to accept it):

1. Pick up Blowing Hot and Cold.

2. Pick up Polishing the Helm.

3. Pick up Blowing Hodir's Horn.

4. Pick up Thrusting Hodir's Spear.

5. Pick up Spy Hunter.

6. Pick up Feeding Arngrim
.
Head east to Frostfield Lake. Kill elementals until you get 5 Essence of Ice.

Fly South-West to the scraps at 77,64. Use the essences, loot the scraps. Be quick, if someone else is around, or they might be able to loot it before you.

Fly North to Thunderfall. Kill 5 giants and 5 dwarves and use the horn on their corpses.

Fly to the Hibernal Cave (56,63) and kill oils for the quest. Head out in the valley and use the tooth near the wolf corpse. Don't bother mounting, as the wolf runs at your speed, and for a set time.

While your wolf runs around chasing its tail, use the tooth on a Jormungar, then try and kill it. When you hit around 20%, Arngrim comes and eats it. Rinse and repeat. You'll be done around the same time you're done with Spy Hunter.

Keep your eye on the sky for a protodrake. When you spear one, start off by using dodge, then the big stab, then grip. This can be hard with latency, but time your dodge so it goes off just before he hits you. Keep gripping, and feel free to occasionally small stab. The big stab resets your dodge timer, so only use it straight after a dodge. With practice, this becomes a doddle. Now, head back and turn in.

Head back to Dun Niffelem and turn in.


And there you go. You're exalted. Go pick up your super mammoth (three seats, no vendors) for half the price of a tundra. Oh, and your shoulder enchants. Yeah, if you're a scribe, you just wasted your time. No point coming to do this, you get better shoulder enchants Sticking out tongue

Grats on the grind, and enjoy your phat loot and daily gold!