|Santa Claus only appears during certain holiday or seasonal events and may not be currently found in-game.|
|Release date||21 December 2004 (Update)|
|Also known as||Father Christmas, Nicklaus|
|Quest NPC?|| • 2008 Christmas event |
• 2009 Christmas event
• 2010 Christmas event
|Examine|| • A jolly distributor of presents. |
• He knows if you've been naughty or nice.
|Notable features||Husband to the Queen of Snow and father to Jack Frost|
Nicklaus, more commonly known as Santa Claus or Father Christmas is a Christmas themed non-player character who made an appearance in the 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Christmas event. He is the father of Jack Frost, and husband to the Queen of Snow.
Santa is seen not wearing a Santa hat, but is instead wears a hood, although in 2004 he wore a hat.
2004 Christmas eventEdit
During the 2004 Christmas Event, Father Christmas appeared in numerous free-to-play and pay-to-play cities, these being East Ardougne, Varrock, Falador, Catherby, and Yanille. He could usually be found along important roads or in town centres.
When spoken to, Father Christmas would give players a yo-yo, a toy that only players who attended the event can receive. If players lost their yo-yo, they could obtain another by speaking to him again. If the player already had a yo-yo, he would just wish them a merry Christmas.
2005 Christmas eventEdit
In 2005, Father Christmas appeared at the gate east of Taverley, near Doric's house. When players were instructed to deliver a box of baubles to a person at the gate, they would find him there, although he was called "Hooded stranger".
During this event, he played a much less significant role, and was mostly just in-game as a sort of Easter Egg. As usual, he was removed following the event.
2008 Christmas eventEdit
In the 2008 Christmas event, his son, Jack Frost, freezes him, his sleigh and his four reindeers. Usually, Santa Claus is supposed to have 8 reindeers, excluding Rudolph.
2009 Christmas eventEdit
Santa Claus returns in 2009 Christmas event. In this event, the Christmas-hating Ebenezer Scourge kidnaps him and steals the food prepared for the Christmas feast organised by the Queen of Snow. Scourge does this to seek revenge on the Queen of Snow.
Santa Claus is freed when players, wearing the Ghost costume, scare Ebenezer Scourge by pretending to be the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. If players wore the costume and talked to Santa Claus, he mistakes the player for a real ghost, but quickly realises that the ghost is the player.
2010 Christmas eventEdit
For the 2010 Christmas event, Santa (badly) disguises himself as Fremmenik called Thorvar Crittersmash and tries bring Christmas to the Fremennik warriors fighting in Daemonheim. During the event, you have to collect items that Thorvar left in a dungeon when he was attacked by a "ferocious creature" (A Heim crab named Salty Claws). According to Thorvar, he is a Fremennik, and Thok does not despute this, claiming he is obviously a Fremmennik as "He climbs through chimneys and into fireplaces, he is almost as strong as me". After completing the event, he can teleport you to the Heimland Games and gives you the reward.
- His pseudonym in the 2010 Christmas Event, Thorvar Crittersmash is a pun on "Father Christmas."
Rulers and Monarchs
Queen Ellamaria Remanis • King Roald Remanis III (current king of Varrock) • Tarquin Marjoribanks • King Claudius • King Botolph Remanis • King Roald Remanis I • King Roald Remanis II • The Five Princes of Misthalin
|Miscellania and Etceteria|
|Ape Atoll and Karamja|
|Land of Snow|
King Alvis • King Veldaban • Hreidmar • King rat • Sea Troll Queen • Queen Black Dragon • King Black Dragon • Spider Queen • The Pescallion • Walrus • Pest Queen • Queen of Sunrise • Fairy Queen • Penance Queen • Frog Prince • Frog princess • Flora • King Arthur • The Queen