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List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Saturday July 13th, 2019 4:51pm
by Kurgan
So finally here are the locations of the Artifacts for this Barbarian Quest pack, for anyone who needs it. Obviously if I missed anything, let me know!

*Possible Spoilers*

Snowshoes of Speed - Quest 4
Ring of Warmth - Quest 5
Spell Scrolls (Random Draw): Quests 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10
Amulet of the North - Quest 7

And yes, as many have pointed out, the Armband of Ice is never actually found in any of the official quests!


Other Artifact Locations:

Game System
Return of the Witch Lord
Kellar's Keep
Elf Quest Pack
Mythic Tier quest packs

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Monday July 15th, 2019 10:05am
by wallydubbs
The Armband of Ice is one of those "glitches" caused through lack of playtesting. If anyone intends to play the solo quests of either Frozen Horror or Mage of the Mirror they MUST be modified. So since some type of modification must be done, might as well throw the Armband of Ice in there somewhere.

Zargon can add the Armband of Ice wherever he sees fit. Personally, I'd add it to the tomb in Quest 3.

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Monday July 15th, 2019 6:48pm
by Kurgan
Now then, where to put the new "Girdle of Icy Hot" which will be even stronger than the Ring of Warmth and the Armband of Ice (Using the logic of bigger is more powerful...)? ;)

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Monday August 12th, 2019 7:04am
by Kurgan
or the "Hula Hoop of Heat" ...? Okay, I'm done.

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Thursday November 21st, 2019 5:58pm
by wallydubbs
As you noted, Snowshoes of Speed can be found in Quest 4. This would probably go great with the Plate Mail found in quest 6.

Any idea if Snowshoes of Speed would prevent the heroes from slipping down the Ice Slide?

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Wednesday November 27th, 2019 10:06pm
by Kurgan
a bit like ice cleats to walk up an icy slope? I don't know if that would break anything if it stopped you sliding.

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Thursday January 13th, 2022 9:37pm
by Spookyhappyfun
In the Elf Quest Pack, the Queen gives the Elf something after two of the solos Quests, but the Barbarian doesn't get anything for all that he accomplishes? I've got Gothar giving the Barbarian the Armband as a sign of his thanks once he is saved at the end of Quest 3.

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Friday January 14th, 2022 1:35am
by Kurgan
A reward after the three solos seems appropriate, I presume Phoenix's choice was due to the extreme difficulty encountered so far in EQP. I don't see any reason to waste the Elven Chainmail though, I consider it a perfectly valid reward.

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Friday January 14th, 2022 8:21am
by SirRick
I was always disappointed in the artifacts and other stuff available in the Frozen Horror QP. Most of the treasures found are situational to cold environments.

The Elf gets special armor, Elven Bracers (which I think they also forgot to place in the quest book), an Insta-kill bow, and a number of other artifacts useful anywhere. There is even an artifact-quality item you can find in the treasure deck.
The Elf even gets new spells to choose from.

From what we have seen in the thread about the missing Dwarf and Wizard QPs, there seems to be mention of more spells, powerful artifacts that increase the number of spells the wizard can cast in a quest, mithril armor items, and who knows what else along with the assumed stat boosting items like the Amulet of the North and Elven Bracers.

The Barbarian gets the short end of the stick. It would have been appropriate if he got a reward for the solo quests, like an artifact sword that has the same stats as a battle axe with a nice ability that could be useful in a number of situations (not just cold environments for example).

Re: List of Artifact Locations (BQP The Frozen Horror)

PostPosted: Saturday January 15th, 2022 2:37am
by Kurgan
Zargon just needs to design many more cold weather related quests! At least those Potions of Warmth still will restore 1 BP under normal conditions.
By the end of BQP everybody should be piled high with potions and artifacts that nullify or at least nerf the effects of icy environmental hazards and spells having to do with cold, (Arnold Schwarzenegger IS The Frozen Horror)etc. :o :mrgreen: |_P

The Elven Bow of Vindication has limited use, and has to be handed back at the end of EQP. As for the extra treasure cards, nothing says those have to go away just because you move on to another quest pack (Zargon's discretion). Consider though that the Barbarian starts out stronger than the Elf, and he can go nowhere but up!

There's some debate about the Elf artifacts, as some of them say "the Elf" but don't also say "can only be worn/used by the Elf." If he dies or hands them to another hero, what then? (I treat them as "anyone" at that point).