To start the quests that will let you enter Epona, you need to be a Star Rider and have finished the following steps:
- Have helped Helga and her family with their summer cottage. To receive this quest, you need to have finished side quests located in Silverglade, Firgrove, Valedale, and Fort Pinta. You will have multiple quests with the family before getting the “Newcomers” quest.
- Have the reputation level Friendly with the GED Jarlaheim Office and have given Ms. Drake’s report about GED’s future plans to Herman. To achieve this, Herman must have returned from his vacation, and then you will be able to build up the reputation with the GED. If Herman is not back from his vacation, you need to build up reputation with Jarlaheim stable.
- Have helped Nic Stoneground with the exploration of Dino Valley. For this quest, you must have reached a minimum of level 15 and have opened up Dino Valley.
Once all of this is done, you will get a text from Herman, asking to see you urgently.