Great Winter Hunt 2009

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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 Great Winter Hunt 2009. The description for the area 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."


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.

Festive Comet Mice

Mouse Points Gold Mouse Group Loot
Abominable Snow 1,750 1,750 Indigenous Mice Six Snow Balls
Three Santa Hats
Bear 310 575 Indigenous Mice Seven Gingerbread Mice
Black Widow 480 10 Indigenous Mice SUPER|brie+ cheese
Candy Cane 600 600 Event Mice Candies
Icing Sugar
One Droid Action Figure
Ten Candy Canes
Centaur 3,800 960 Forest Guild Nine Reindeer Antlers
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
Dwarf 225 450 Indigenous Mice Eight Elf Shoes
Two Festive Mitts
Elf 900 750 Event Mice Eight Elf Shoes
Frosty Snow 600 300 Indigenous Mice
Frozen 300 300 Indigenous Mice Eleven Coloured Lights
Gargoyle 5,600 2,800 The Forgotten Mice Twelve Liters of Egg Nog
Hydra 9,640 5,760 Aquatic Order Ten Candy Canes
Nutcracker 3,000 300 Event Mice Icing Sugar
Plank of Gingerbread
Six Snow Balls
Ornament 900 2,600 Event Mice Five Ornaments
Gingerbread Base Blueprints
Icing Sugar
Present 900 900 Event Mice Icing Sugar
Nine Reindeer Antlers
Plank of Gingerbread
Seven Gingerbread Mice
Two Festive Mitts
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
Steel 270 500 Indigenous Mice
Stocking 900 300 Event Mice Four Festive Stockings
Icing Sugar
Plank of Gingerbread
Toy 500 500 Event Mice Twelve Liters of Egg Nog
Treant 1,300 600 Forest Guild Five Ornaments
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
White 70 100 Indigenous Mice One Droid Action Figure
Worker 300 2,200 Followers of Furoma Gingerbread House Plans
Splintered Wood

12 Days 'til Christmas

A new loot item was available at the Festive Comet each day between 12-23 December 2009, each dropped by two mice (except the 12th day when four breeds of mice dropped the loot).

Once hunters collected all 12 items from the 12 Days 'til Christmas event, they could exchange them with Larry for the limited edition trap the Christmas Cracker Trap. Alternatively, if they had not collected all 12 items or simply did not want a new trap they could exchange items for 10 SUPER|brie+ each. Twelve Liters of Egg Nog, however, was not able to be traded for SUPER|brie+; instead it remained in hunter's inventory after the hunter exchanged 12 items for the trap.

Date Festive Mouse Regular Mouse Loot
12 December Candy Cane White One Droid Action Figure
13 December Present Dwarf Two Festive Mitts
14 December Christmas Tree Abominable Snow Three Santa Hats
15 December Stocking Troll Four Festive Stockings
16 December Ornament Treant Five Ornaments
17 December Nutcracker Abominable Snow Six Snow Balls
18 December Present Bear Seven Gingerbread Mice
19 December Elf Dwarf Eight Elf Shoes
20 December Present Centaur Nine Reindeer Antlers
21 December Candy Cane Hydra Ten Candy Canes
22 December Christmas Tree Frozen Eleven Coloured Lights
23 December Christmas Tree
Gargoyle Twelve Liters of Egg Nog

Hunting Strategy

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.

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!