Reputation Compendium

Sons of Hodir

King Jokkum at Dun Niffelem

The Sons of Hodir are a race of frost giants inhabiting the eastern Storm Peaks. Their main settlement is Dun Niffelem, where their current king, Jokkum, holds court. In ancient days, they were allies of the Stormlord Thorim and the other frost-born races of the Storm Peaks. Thorim's brother, Loken, murdered Thorim's wife and framed the frost giants for the crime, leading to the great battle of Thunderfall, just northeast of Dun Niffelem. That battlefield is still haunted by the spirits of slain giants and Frostborn dwarves. The Sons of Hodir have been rebuilding, attempting to survive the incursion of Jormungar worms and Stormforged dwarves into the region.

They are suspicious of outsiders and thus begin as Hated. It requires the intervention of Thorim himself to thaw the ice with the frost giants.

Their name is probably homage to the Norse Hodur (or Hod), the Aesir deity of darkness and winter.


Reputation from Kills

The Sons of Hodir are not impressed by any particular kills.

Quests

In order to begin the quests leading to Sons of Hodir reputation, you need to start with the Hyldnir, a clan of female frost vrykul. The starter quest is "[79] They Took Our Men!" given by Gretchen Fizzlespark in the inn in K3, Storm Peaks. This begins a lengthy quest chain (over 3 dozen quests!) that will lead you to prominence among the Hyldnir and a fateful meeting with Thorim the Stormlord. The chain ends with "Mending Fences" and "A Spark of Hope" which bring you to 2000/3000 Neutral with the Sons of Hodir.

Quest Given By Description Reward
[80] Mending FencesThorim, Temple of StormsKill Fjorn and 5 Stormforged Iron Giants at Fjorn's Anvil22000 rep
For an easier time, wait until you've completed "A Spark of Hope" before killing Fjorn. This will allow you to keep a boulder ready in the event you accidentally stumble on an iron giant.
[80] A Spark of HopeFjorn's AnvilReturn the Refined Gleaming Ore to Thorim22000 rep
This quest is the followup to "The Refiner's Fire," which starts from the Slag Covered Metal dropped by Stormforged Iron Giants during the previous quest.
[80] Forging an AllianceThorimAsk King Jokkum in Dun Niffelem to allow Thorim's armor to be reforged.250 rep, Choice of:
This starts a questline which leads to "Krolmir, Hammer of Storms."
[80] Krolmir, Hammer of Storms
Obtainable at Friendly
ThorimAsk King Jokkum about Krolmir350 rep, Choice of:
Continues the questline that eventually leads to "Whatever it Takes!" and "Diametrically Opposed."
[80D] Whatever it Takes!King Jokkum, Dun NiffelemRetrieve Loken's (lying) tongue from the Halls of Lightning500 rep, Choice of:
[80D] Diametrically OpposedKing JokkumDefeat Volkhan in the Halls of LightningChoice of:
[80] You Can't Miss HimKing JokkumFind Njormeld at Fjorn's Anvil75 rep
[80] Battling the ElementsNjormeld, Fjorn's AnvilHelp Snorri kill 10 Seething Revenants at Fjorn's Anvil250 rep, unlocks "Hot and Cold" daily
[80] In MemoriamKing JokkumCollect 8 Horn Fragments from Thunderfall250 rep
[80] A Monument to the FallenKing JokkumTake the fragments to Njormeld75 rep
[80] Forging a HeadNjormeld, Dun NiffelemCollect 8 Stormforged Eyes250 rep
[80] Mounting Hodir's HelmNjormeldRead the Tablets of Pronouncement150 rep, unlocks "Polishing the Helm" daily
[80] Jormuttar is Soo Fat...
Obtainable at Friendly
King JokkumKill Jormuttar in Hibernal Cavern250 rep
[80] Raising Hodir's Spear
Obtainable at Honored
Lorekeeper Randvir, Dun NiffelemCollect 3 Everfrost Shards from Hibernal Cavern (near Jormuttar's lair) and 3 Stoic Mammoth Hides from Stoic Mammoths250 rep, unlocks "Thrusting Hodir's Spear" daily

Repeatable Reputation Quests for the Sons of Hodir

Quest Given By Description Reward
Hodir's Tribute
Obtainable at Friendly
Lillehoff, Dun NiffelemOffer 10 Relics of Ulduar650 rep
Everfrost/Remember Everfrost!
Obtainable at Friendly
Everfrost Chip (ground spawn)Deliver the Everfrost Chip to Calder at Dun Niffelem455 rep, 6.5g
The best way to find Everfrost chips is to ensure that you have Gatherer and GathererDB (or other gathering support addon that has locations for Everfrost chips) and fly the circuit around the valley from Fjorn's Forge to Brunnhildar village (including around Thunderfall). Look mostly at the edges of the area - Everfrost chips do not sparkle, but they will show the gear cursor on mouseover. Decreasing ground clutter and increasing view and object draw distance help, as does increasing shadow quality (to ensure the chips cast a shadow). The chips are relatively small and easy to miss. Current consensus is that there are 2-4 which spawn at any time around the valley.
Daily Quests
Hot and ColdFjorn's Anvil, Dun NiffelemCollect 5 Frozen Iron Scraps455 rep, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)
Polishing the HelmHodir's HelmCollect 5 Viscous Oils from the Hibernal Cavern455 rep, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)
Spy Hunter
Obtainable at Honored
Frostworg DenmotherSlay 3 Stormforged Infiltrators455 rep, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)
The Corpse of the Fallen Worg is located near the Hibernal Caverns (57.3, 64.1). You just need to follow the worg around (while avoid worms) until it sniffs out the L78-79 mobs. If there are multiple worgs active in the area, make sure you target (click on) your worg upon summoning to make it easier to follow.
Thrusting Hodir's Spear
Obtainable at Honored
Hodir's SpearSlay a Wild Wyrm650 rep, 14.80g, 27550 xp (16.53g)

This quest opens once you've achieved Honored standing and completed "Raising Hodir's Spear." You need to stake out a spot in the valley and hurl the spear at a wild wyrm as it flies by. You will then be picked up and have to try to stab it with the spear while you cling to the wyrm. The first phase of the battle lasts until the wyrm reaches 25% health. A successful tactic seems to be to use primarily spear thrusts, while frequently tightening your grip to keep the grip buff above 40ish (alternating 1-3). Use the mighty thrust (4) whenever it's off cooldown. When you get the warning that the wyrm is clawing, dodge the claws if the ability is not on cooldown (2). It's a good idea to have some HoT going (Fel Armor, Troll's Blood potions).

In the second phase, you need to pry its jaws open and thrust the spear into its open mouth. To be certain of the thrust succeeding, you need to raise the buff to 20 (5% chance per pry). Most have reported that getting the jaws half open (buff at 10) is an acceptable risk.

Note that if the wyrm kills you in Phase 2, you suffer no equipment damage, while if you die by falling in Phase 1, you do. Try to have some form of slow fall available.

Feeding Arngrim
Obtainable at Revered
Arngrim the InsatiableUse Arngrim's Tooth to disembody 5 Roaming Jormungar and weaken them for Arngrim to eat455 rep, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)

Practical Notes

The Sons of Hodir provide the shoulder enchants for Northrend, more powerful than the Aldor/Scryers enchants of Outland, as well as the Ice Mammoth mounts. The quest chain that leads to the Sons also opens up a daily quest for the Hyldnir in nearby Brunnhildar Village, for those looking for more daily opportunities in the area (a possible quest reward from the Hyldnir daily is a polar bear mount).

The dailies are good to run just for the gold rewards. Most of them are relatively quick (in the realm of 10ish kills). Those who don't have slow falling gear or who have issues completing the Wyrm killing quest should just skip it, as it can be an issue for those who don't have the right rhythm.

You may also trade an Emblem of Triumph for a Commendation Badge that yields 520 rep.

Patch 3.0.8 adds the turn-in quest "Hodir's Tribute" to redeem 10 Relics of Ulduar for 650 rep. Building rep can be quite quick, especially since almost anything in Storm Peaks has a chance to drop Relics of Ulduar. A stack of 200 Relics yields 13k rep. This seems to be more time efficient than searching for Everfrost chips.