February 02, 2021
Groundhorc's Day Returns
How long will winter last?
Happy Groundhog Day! On this day every year, Philip the weather predicting groundhog pops his head out of his hole and peers around. If he comes out to play, then spring is here. But if he sees his shadow and vanishes back into his warm cozy burrow, then we know that we are in for SIX MORE WEEKS of winter!
When you log in today, you'll see Philip the Weather-predicting groundhog. If you aren't familiar with strange US folk traditions, here's the story of Puxatawnee Phil, who inspired this NPC.
Talk to Phil in Battleon and complete his quest to save his brother (also named Phil... it's a family thing) from General Porkon in the Horc Fort.
Then wear his head on your face to celebrate. (If you can save Phillip from that most fiendish boss, you just might be the lucky new owner of the Groundhog Hat, Groundhog Hood, or even Phillip, the weather predicting groundhog pet!)