Festive Comet

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Poor Calamity Carl chose a poor location to build his toy factory. The Festive Comet has completely destroyed his facility and scattered toy parts across the Kingdom. The King and Carl need your help to rebuild the toys and save the Great Winter Hunt!

Description and Requirements

The Festive Comet is a special location first available during The Great Winter Hunt '09, and again during The Great Winter Hunt 2010 and in 2011. The description for the area in the first two years was: This celestial event of festive proportions has crashed into Gnawnia! Although the original origin of this cheer-spreading comet are unknown, hunters from across the Kingdom are calling its arrival cause for festive celebration!. There are no special requirements for hunters to enter this area. Mice are unable to steal gold or points in this location but may steal cheese if not caught.

Catch statistics from the Festive Comet are grouped with those from the Heart of the Tiger Party under the King's Party Zone location name.

If a hunter was still in the Festive Comet when it melted the first time (January 2010), he was moved back to Gnawnia at no cost with the following message:

"As the last snowflake of the Festive Comet melted I moved to the Town of Gnawnia to continue hunting."

Hunters remaining at the Festive Comet as it melted the second time (January 2011) were silently relocated to the Vacant Lot at the same location on the Travel map, but with a much smaller selection of mice. The developers stated that after the majority of hunters traveled out on their own, the stragglers would be relocated to the Meadow.

Shops

These are the shops that can be found in the Festive Comet:

During the Great Winter Hunt '09 there were no shops at the Festive Comet but the Festive Gift Shoppe was introduced along with this location. The Trapsmith, Cheese Shoppe and Cartographer were introduced during the Great Winter Hunt 2010 event, and the Charm Shoppe was added during the Great Winter Hunt 2011 event.

Festive Comet Mice

Mouse Points Gold Mouse Group 2009 Loot 1 2010 Loot 2 2011 Loot 3
Abominable Snow 1,750 1,750 Indigenous Mice Six Snow Balls
Three Santa Hats
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Toy Stockpile
Bear 310 575 Indigenous Mice Seven Gingerbread Mice Gnawnia Winter Gift
Toy Stockpile
Black Widow 1 480 10 Indigenous Mice SUPER|brie+ cheese Not available Not available
Candy Cane 600 600 Event Mice Candies
Icing Sugar
One Droid Action Figure
Ten Candy Canes
Frozen Fromage Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Centaur 3,800 960 Forest Guild Nine Reindeer Antlers Festive Feta
Christmas Tree 2,600 1,200 Event Mice Eleven Coloured Lights
Gingerbread Base Blueprints
Gingerbread House Plans
Icing Sugar
Three Santa Hats
Twelve Liters of Egg Nog
Frozen Fromage
Gingerbread Base Blueprints
Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Destructoy 1,000 400 Event Mice Not available Not available Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Diamond 2 1,200 600 Indigenous Mice Not available Festive Feta
Dwarf 225 450 Indigenous Mice Eight Elf Shoes
Two Festive Mitts
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Toy Stockpile
Elf 900 750 Event Mice Eight Elf Shoes Blue Winter Hunt Gift Box
Gingerbread House Plans
Green Winter Hunt Gift Box
Red Winter Hunt Gift Box
Blue Winter Hunt Gift Box
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Green Winter Hunt Gift Box
Red Winter Hunt Gift Box
Toy Stockpile
Frosty Snow 600 300 Indigenous Mice Festive Feta
Frozen 300 300 Indigenous Mice Eleven Coloured Lights Festive Feta
Gargoyle 1 5,600 2,800 The Forgotten Mice Twelve Liters of Egg Nog Not available
Gladiator 2 8,365 8,250 The Derr Tribe Not available Ski Sign Festive Feta
Gold 2 600 1,200 Indigenous Mice Not available Festive Feta
Harpy 2 11,100 3,100 Forest Guild Not available
Hydra 9,640 5,760 Aquatic Order Ten Candy Canes Bolt of Cloth
Rope
Scrap Metal
Splintered Wood
Bolt of Cloth
Rope
Scrap Metal
Simple Orb
Splintered Wood
Lambent Crystal 2 9,000 3,000 Digby Dirt Dwellers Not available
Missile Toe 2 1,600 900 Event Mice Not available Frozen Fromage
Holiday Explosives
Not available
Monster 2 9,100 9,100 Indigenous Mice Not available Brie cheese
Cheddar cheese
Living Shards
Marble cheese
Swiss cheese
Brie cheese
Cheddar cheese
Living Shards
Marble cheese
Swiss cheese
Moosker 1 80 125 Forest Guild Not available Not available
Mouse of Winter Future 2 4,000 3,000 Event Mice Not available Misplaced Missile Cone Not available
Mouse of Winter Past 2 4,000 3,000 Event Mice Not available Lava Bucket Not available
Mouse of Winter Present2 4,000 3,000 Event Mice Not available Festive Mines Not available
New Year's2 2,200 200 Event Mice Not available King's Reserve Bubbleh
Satchel of Gold worth 2,011 gold
Firecracker Charm
King's Reserve Bubbleh
Nutcracker 3,000 300 Event Mice Icing Sugar
Plank of Gingerbread
Six Snow Balls
Frozen Fromage Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Ornament 900 2,600 Event Mice Five Ornaments
Gingerbread Base Blueprints
Icing Sugar
Frozen Fromage
Gingerbread Base Blueprints
Not available
Party Head 2,000 2,000 Event Mice Not available Not available Firecracker Charm
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Ice Coin
King's Credit
Present 900 900 Event Mice Icing Sugar
Nine Reindeer Antlers
Plank of Gingerbread
Seven Gingerbread Mice
Two Festive Mitts
Frozen Fromage Not available
Scrooge 70 3,000 Event Mice Satchel of Gold worth 1,000 gold
Satchel of Gold worth 5,000 gold
Twelve Liters of Egg Nog
Frozen Fromage
Heart of Ice
Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Slay Ride 2 8,000 4,000 Event Mice Not available Frozen Fromage
Sled
Not available
Snow Fort 2 3,400 1,200 Event Mice Not available Frozen Fromage
Packed Snow
Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Snow Scavenger 2,500 900 Event Mice Not available Not available Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Snowflake 1,800 900 Event Mice Not available Not available Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Squeaker Claws 2 10,000 1,400 Event Mice Not available 2010 Ronza Voucher
2010 Winter Star
Blue Winter Hunt Gift Box
Green Winter Hunt Gift Box
Red Winter Hunt Gift Box
Not available
Stealth 2 500 295 Gauntlet Gladiators Not available Climbing Pitons Festive Feta
Steel 270 500 Indigenous Mice Scrap Metal
Seasoned Gouda Potion
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Scrap Metal
Toy Stockpile
Stocking 900 300 Event Mice Four Festive Stockings
Icing Sugar
Plank of Gingerbread
Festive Fuse
Frozen Fromage
Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Toy 500 500 Event Mice Twelve Liters of Egg Nog Frozen Fromage Not available
Toy Tinkerer 900 1,200 Event Mice Not available Not available Toy Screw
Toy Spring
Toy Stockpile
Toy Wood
Treant 1,300 600 Forest Guild Five Ornaments Splintered Wood Gnawnia Winter Gift
Splintered Wood
Toy Stockpile
Troll 8,190 8,190 Forest Guild Brie cheese
Cheddar cheese
Four Festive Stockings
Marble cheese
Swiss cheese
Satchel of Gold worth 1,000 gold
Brie cheese
Cheddar cheese
Marble cheese
Swiss cheese
Satchel of Gold worth 1,000 gold
Brie cheese
Cheddar cheese
Marble cheese
Swiss cheese
Satchel of Gold worth 1,000 gold
Vinetail 2 13,172 6,580 Seasonal Soldiers Not available Festive Feta
White 70 100 Indigenous Mice One Droid Action Figure Cheddar cheese
Marble cheese
Gnawnia Winter Gift
Toy Stockpile
Worker 300 2,200 Followers of Furoma Gingerbread House Plans
Splintered Wood
Gingerbread House Plans
Splintered Wood
Festive Feta
Splintered Wood
Wreath Thief 2 2,200 700 Event Mice Not available Frozen Fromage
Icicles
Not available
Zombie 2 2,700 2,700 Indigenous Mice Not available Seasoned Gouda Potion
1 Only available during The Great Winter Hunt '09

2 Only available during The Great Winter Hunt 2010
3 Only available during The Great Winter Hunt 2011

Hunting Strategy

Great Winter Hunt 2011

Hunters will receive 30 Festive Feta when they travel to Festive Comet for the first time this year. Hunters can hunt in Festive Comet using standard cheese or SUPER|brie+ to obtain Festive Feta as loot from the festive mice. In this location, there are mice that are weak to different power types (Hydro, Physical, Forgotten and Tactical). The hunters need to pick the trap with the Power Type effective against their most desired mice. Winter Charms are necessary to attract the Snowflake Mouse.

During this event, Festive Feta are available daily from Loyalty Chests. To obtain more Festive Feta, hunters can also set Festive Feta as the gift on their Hunter's Profile and get their friends to send it to them. Alternatively, hunters who prefer instant gratification may choose the donation option.

Once sufficient Festive Feta is collected, hunter can stay at the Festive Comet or travel to any location depending on their Hunter's Title, the Maps and Keys they have, the mice they wish to catch and the Toy Parts they wish to collect. Hunters must use Festive Feta in order to attract mice that drop toy parts. In addition, they can choose to use Winter Screw Charm, Winter Spring Charm or Winter Wood Charm to attract more mice that drop these respective parts.

On obtaining the correct quantity of toy parts, hunters will be able to build toys via the toy builder interface, accessible by clicking on the "Build Toys!" button on the HUD. Building toys not only contributes to the Toy Drive Goal, it also rewards hunters with Toy Receipts and Ice Coins. These can be used to purchase hunting supplies at the Festive Comet shops. Hunters with 500 or more Toy Receipts are eligible to claim a set of Nutcracker Trap Blueprints from the King.

Hunting tips by Larry

Oh dear, poor Calamity Carl chose a poor location to build his toy factory. The impact of the Festive Comet has completely decimated his once joyous workshop and scattered parts of broken toys across the entire Kingdom, which are now in the paws of enemy mice!

If Gnawnia is to have a successful celebration this Winter Hunt, we'll need the help of hunters to hunt down mice to find scattered toy parts and rebuild all the lost toys!

The festive mice that are holding onto the toy parts have become wise to the tricks of hunters from previous Winter Hunts. No longer do they come near traps baited with sweet Gingerbread or carefully Seasoned Gouda, but do not lose hope! The secret to attracting Festive Mice lies at the comet itself -- Festive Feta Cheese!

The King's cleanup crew has already discovered a large deposit of Festive Feta and is handing out rations inside hunters' daily Loyalty Chests. Additionally, if you find yourself needing some more you can hunt at the Festive Comet and search for a few extra pieces.

Once you've obtained some Festive Feta, it's time to hunt for mice carrying toy parts! Head anywhere across the entire Kingdom and use Festive Feta to lure winter mice out from their hiding spots. Try hunting in different locations, and you'll no doubt find different toy parts depending on where you choose to hunt.

Once you've found toy parts, use the toy builder button to construct toys and have them immediately shipped to the castle where they'll be safe. To show the magnitude of your efforts, the King will award you a number of Toy Receipts depending on the difficulty of the toy you constructed. As a final reward for helping, you'll be able to claim the blueprints to a newly-designed festive-themed trap once you have obtained 500 Festive Toy Receipts.

Your mission will no doubt be a long one requiring patience, perseverance and plenty of hot cocoa. Saving this winter celebration now rests on your shoulders, brave hunter! Let the Great Winter Hunt begin!

Great Winter Hunt 2009/2010

In this location, there are mice that are weak to different power types (Hydro, Physical, Forgotten and Tactical). The hunters need to pick the trap with the power type effective against their most desired mice. Alternatively, hunters may consider using the luckiest trap available to them.

SUPER|brie+ and Gingerbread Cheese are the only cheeses that are consistently effective in attracting all of the festive mice that are exclusive to this location, though SUPER|brie+ seems to be better in obtaining the Christmas Tree Mouse (see the main Christmas Tree Mouse article) and is essentially necessary to attract the Worker Mouse. The use of conventional cheeses such as Brie or Swiss does not attract the festive mice as much and eliminates altogether the attraction of several mice including the Scrooge, Christmas Tree, Troll, Hydra and Gargoyle. The overall attraction rate of regular cheese is rather low in this location, but the Abominable Snow Mouse is still attracted to your trap.

During the Great Winter Hunt 2010, a new wave of mice invaded the Festive Comet. Led by the Scrooge Mouse, these stronger mice (Diamond, Gladiator, Gold, Harpy, Lambent Crystal, Monster, Mouse of Winter Past, Stealth, Vinetail, and Zombie) have been found to be especially attracted to Seasoned Gouda cheese. The Squeaker Claws Mouse can only be attracted once a hunter has lit their 12 Festive lights by catching the 12 Mice of Winter; this mouse has been found to be especially attracted to Nutmeg cheese. If hunters find the 2010 Winter Star, they will have saved the Great Winter Hunt 2010 and restored Holiday Cheer to the Festive Comet.

Hunting tips by Larry

Welcome to the Festive Comet, MouseHunter!

This massive snowy comet smashed into Gnawnia resulting in an explosion of candy canes and snow! It's arrival in Gnawnia marks the beginning of the Great Winter Hunt!

Some pesky Elf mice have ran off with presents. If you catch an Elf mouse you'll find a gift specially wrapped depending on your Hunter's Title. Many of the gifts contain a little cheese to help you in your hunting, but occasionally you may just find something a little more special. To attract Elf mice more often, I suggest using SUPER|brie+ or Gingerbread Cheese as bait.

During the lighting of the Great Winter Tree, barrels of egg nog suddently exploded and the mice used the distraction to steal the star from the top of the tree! The mice have a schedule for their devious plot, and the bosses will only reveal themselves if the minions fail. Click the calandar icon on your heads-up display to see when each mouse is being released.1

Don't forget your mittens and toque! Happy holiday hunting!

1 When the Comet crashed at the start of The Great Winter Hunt 2010, the following text was originally in place of this third paragraph:
On November 29th is the Great Winter Star Ceremony. There's always a few mice that try and crash the party so make sure to check back and be ready to defend the Festive Comet!

Festive Hunting tips by Larry

There's a lot going on at the Festive Comet and Larry the Friendly Knight wanted to give a few pointers to hunters on how best to hunt the various groups of mice invading the comet.

Gingerbread will attract the 12 Mice of Winter, with SUPER|brie+ being even more effective.

Seasoned Gouda will not only attract the 12 Mice of Winter, but will also attract The Three Ghosts of Winter and other powerful mice that drop upgrade pieces for the Explosive Toboggan Ride.

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Valour:  • King's Arms   • Tournament Hall   • King's Gauntlet
Whisker Woods:  • Calm Clearing   • Great Gnarled Tree   • Lagoon
Burroughs:  • Laboratory   • Toxic Spill   • Town of Digby   • Mousoleum   • Bazaar
Furoma:  • Training Grounds   • Dojo   • Meditation Room   • Pinnacle Chamber
Bristle Woods:  • Catacombs   • Forbidden Grove   • Acolyte Realm
Tribal Isles:  • Cape Clawed   • Elub Shore   • Nerg Plains   • Derr Dunes
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Varmint Valley:  • Claw Shot City   • Gnawnian Express Station   • Fort Rox
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Rodentia:  • S.S. Huntington IV   • Slushy Shoreline   • Seasonal Garden   • Zugzwang's Tower
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