LOTRO Festival General Quests Guide

October 17, 2009

Events, Festival Guides

This guide is to assist with the general quests that appear with each festival in LOTRO. These quests are not really tied with a particular festival and are there just as little extras to pick up goodies for your character.See the links to the right to find the guide about the quests available during a specific festival.

The generic festival quests you will find center around five things.

  1. The Inn League
  2. Ale Association
  3. Horse Races
  4. Dancing Quests
  5. Travelling Farmer

This guide will be split up into these three separate headings to discuss things to do and what is rewarded for each.


THE INN LEAGUE

Due to the amount of new items added to the Inn League, this information has been moved to its own guide!

Inn League Guide


ALE ASSOCIATION

Due to the growth and amount of things to do with the Ale Association, this information has been moved to its own guide!

Ale Association Guide


HORSE RACES

The festival race is a solo race against the clock but it has a few twists in it to be sure. The rules are to run through each gate without falling off before time runs out. It’s sort of similar to the level 20 riding skill quest but it has it’s own challenges.

This quest requires you to have the Riding Trait (either through level 20 VIP quest or buy it in the store). There is a quest that can be obtained from the starting areas called “To the Horse-Races” that just point you to the Race-Masters. The race can be entered at any of the following Race-Masters.

  • Sally Threshing (24.9S, 52.0W Breeland)
  • Carl Proudfoot (35.3S, 73.1W Shire)

The Race

raceslowed

Running through the mud slows you down although I have to say that trying to run across the precarious planks is difficult when you’re feeling rushed! It’s worth it to not hit the mud as it will slow your mount down by 30%. Crossing along the planks successfully provides a speed boost. It may take some practice before you can win this one so don’t get discouraged if you fail at first.

Losing the race will prevent you from of attempting again for an hour. The two horse races are independent of each other so if you fail in the Shire, you can still go to Bree and attempt the course there.

Winning will grant you a choice of 3 festival tokens for that particular festival (Summer, Spring, etc).

Even after you have successfully completed the race and purchased your new mount, you can come back and do it daily for extra tokens.

Buying your Horse or Pony

Starting with Yule Festival 2012, the horse race is no longer required to complete to earn your new festival steed.

Mounts are purchased at the festival barter vendors, not the Hengstacer Farm in Bree-land and no longer require  Document of Mount Ownership or Race Tokens.


DANCING QUESTS

Dance LeaderThese quests will grant you new emote commands to eight new dances for your character. Each of the four races has two dances for you to learn. They will be found in the festival area where all the other festival goings-on are happening. Those are:

  • Bree Festival Grounds (24.7S, 51.6W Bree-land)
  • Thorin’s Hall (13.48S, 103.2W Thorin’s Gate) – in the underground Tavern
  • Duillond (24.6S, 93.1W Ered Luin)
  • Shire Party Tree (29.85S, 71.48W Shire)

You are looking for a NPC that has the title “Dance Leader” over their head. They shouldn’t be difficult to find. They are typically right in the middle of the festival grounds. Every twenty minutes the Dance Leader will start a dance lesson. Important things to know about doing this quest:

  • The quest will become available 5 minutes before the lesson begins. The leader will have no quest ring over his head otherwise.
  • You must have the quest before the lessons starts! Once the dance leader starts the quest, there is no picking it up.
  • Once you have the quest, you must stay around the dance leader. Leaving the dance area will cause the quest to fail!
  • You must have the Dance Leader targeted during the lesson or your steps won’t count.

Dance Begining The NPC will announce when the dance is to being and will walk to the dance area. They will give a series of dance moves to perform and you must perform them quickly, like within a few seconds. If you miss a step you fail the lesson (and the quest).

The lesson is broken up into 4 parts. Between parts the Dance Leader will announce a break. The Dance Leader will call out a dance move to do. The commands you use is /dance1, dance2, or /dance3. The quest will go in this order.

  • /dance1
  • Break
  • /dance2, /dance3
  • Break
  • /dance2, /dance2, /dance3
  • Break
  • /dance3, /dance1, /dance3

The last part seems to go much faster than the rest, at least to me, so you must be prepared. Some people make shortcuts or aliases to help them. I did all these dances by pre-typing: /dance and then waiting for them to say 1, 2 or 3 and adding it to the end. However you wish to do it is the right way if it means you complete the quest!

When finished, the Dance Leader will return to their original location and allow you to turn in the quest and select which of the two dances you wish to learn first. Your character will be granted access to a new emote slash command.

Dances with Men /dance_man /dance_man2
Dances with Dwarves /dance_dwarf  /dance_dwarf2
Dances with Elves /dance_elf  /dance_elf2
Dances with Hobbits /dance_hobbit  /dance_hobbit2

If you fail the quest, you can try again but there will be a cool down before you can attempt the quest again. I’ve heard that if you don’t have either of the special dances from that Dance Leader, you can try again at the next lesson with no cool down.


TRAVELLING FARMER

Black Mushroom PotAmabel Redfern, the travelling farmer, will appear with the summer and fall festival and is found in the Shire. You must be a farmer to get these quests. This starts with the Summer Festival where Amabel will give you the quest “Planting the Seeds for Harvest”. She will hand you some special seeds that she wants you to plant in her nearby field. Then you wait until the Fall Festival where Amabel will return to the Shire and will have the quest “Harvesting the Crop”. This quest simply has you talk to Amabel who will tell you how well your seeds grew. As a reward you will receive a Black Mushroom Pot, a housing decoration.

Updated 07/24/2013

, , , , , , , , , , , ,
Avatar of Goldenstar

About Goldenstar

Goldenstar's primary happiness in games is anything that involves festivals, parties, cosmetics and pie. If there's any time after those things to kill bad guys, so be it.

View all posts by Goldenstar

59 Responses to “LOTRO Festival General Quests Guide”

  1. Nikki Says:

    Great write up guys!

    Reply

  2. Osiran Says:

    I’ve been playing since beta, and I still have yet to do the Inn League quest on ANY character. Maybe I should!

    Reply

  3. Craig Dawson Says:

    Awesome guide! This is going to be very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

    Reply

  4. RblDiver Says:

    I can confirm that you do need at least riding skill (though don’t know about having a horse) to take part in the races. I don’t have the skill, and cannot get any of the required quests (NPCs don’t even show as having them available, nothing happens when I talk to them).

    Reply

  5. Lizard103dm Says:

    Quick question: I purchased the basic mount through the LotRO store (have riding skill and mount in skill book). However, when I open dialogue with Will, the Document of Mount Ownership still costs 4G. Do mounts purchased in the LotRO store not count towards the discount?

    Reply

    • Avatar of Goldenstar
      Goldenstar Says:

      From what I’m able to find that is correct. The trait granting you a discount on all other mounts is only applied to your character after purchasing a common mount sold by Eogar, Son of Hadorgar in-game.

      To get around that 4 gold price shocker there is the alternative of buying a common mount from Eogar for 500 silver. That will give you the discount trait and drop the cost of the festival mount to 1.6 gold. Will cost you 2.1 gold total to buy that festival mount but it is cheaper than 4 gold.

      Reply

      • Lizard103dm Says:

        Thanks for the quick response, and thanks for the excellent write-up. Bummer about the answer…

        Could be a lot worse though!

        Reply

  6. Elahedor Says:

    I just wanted to update you about Inn League/Ale Association Quests.

    It seems like Ailward Chubb no longer gives the Covert Reparations quest. Instead, this chain has been split into four parts:

    Covert Reparations I: Get candy for Oli (Thorin’s Hall tavern).
    Covert Reparations II: Do tricks for Kópur (Nogolond).
    Covert Reparations III: Make a card for Grímar (Gondomon).
    Covert Reparations IV: Pick flowers for Herluf (Needlehole).

    Actually, you have to talk to an NPC standing near each of the dwarves. Each quest gives +900/-500 reputation (in favor of Inn League)

    You cannot do both “An Irritating Initiation” and any of the Covert Reparations quests at the same time.

    “An Irritating Initiation” continues to be a 4-leg quest which grants +900/-500 reputation in favor of the Ale Association.

    This change goes a long way towards balancing the rep quests for the two factions: There are now 5 Ale Association quests (An Irriating Initiation, Draught Drought, Tainted Mug, Inn League Disaster, and Jonar’s Special Brew) and 4 Inn League quests (Covert Repartions I – IV), in addition to the 11 delivery quests for each (+900/-500 each) and the initiation quests (+1200).

    Of course, the Harvestmath 2010 has introduced a special quest for both factions in the Haunted Cellar (+900/-500 each).

    Reply

    • Elahedor Says:

      BTW, you don’t have to run the Covert Reparations quests in order. I did them earlier tonight in reverse order (started in Needlehole and worked my way to Thorin’s Hall).

      Reply

    • Avatar of Goldenstar
      Goldenstar Says:

      Thank you for the information. Ailward Chubb must only give the initiation to the chain. I just did it last week. After that it must be granted directly from the dwarf locations.

      Reply

  7. Jacob Says:

    For the initiation quest. It says “Andre” above, but I see a “Andri.” I am acquaintance with AA. There is no quest ring for this guy. Do I need to be friend? There is no option for me to begin the AA pub crawl…confused.

    Reply

    • Elahedor Says:

      I think the initiation quests are given by Ailward Chubb at the Party Tree (Inn League) and Bjarni in the Prancing Pony (Ale Association).

      Reply

  8. Elahedor Says:

    Another Update:

    I discovered that completing the “Jonar’s Special Brew” quest for the Inn League, unlocks *another* quest: “Jonar’s Special Delivery”, in which you take a deluxe stink bomb back to the Party Tree (it’s a timed quest; requiring delivery within 30 minutes).

    Once it’s unlocked, the quest is always available. That means there are 6 six standard Ale Association quests (plus whatever festival-specific quests are offered).

    Also, the cooldown for all inn league/ale association quests seem to be 16 hrs. I’m now waiting for a cooldown so I can complete the initiation and earn kin with both factions.

    I also discovered that there is no cooldown for the “Cover Reparations II” (Nogoland) Inn League quest. I think it is a bug, but I’m not going to report it (since I’ve exploited it, I think it’s not really fair to prevent others from doing so).

    Reply

  9. Thiraury Says:

    If you’re having trouble winning the horse race, turn your graphics to ‘Very Low’. This will increase your speed and it will make your movements smoother.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Fall Festival Quests | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 17, 2009

    [...] The festivals of Middle Earth include quests that appear with each and every festival. This would include the dance quests and the Inn League quests and the Traveling Farmer quest. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests. [...]

  2. Chris - October 17, 2009

    @strolltomordor I am amazed by your thorough and, well, AMAZING quest guide for the fall festival! Haven't seen it? http://bit.ly/4fS4Ob

  3. Nikki Rau-Baker - October 17, 2009

    RT @strolltomordor: Festival General Quests Guide: This guide is to assist w/quests that appear w/each fest.. http://bit.ly/3Elayu #lotro

  4. Goldenstar the Hobbit - Blog Archive - A Casual Stroll to Mordor #08: Fall Festival Celebrations! - October 18, 2009

    [...] to do during this in game event. We have guides on our blog for Fall Festival Quests as well as General Festival Quests to help you navigate your way through this in-game [...]

  5. A Casual Stroll to Mordor #08: Fall Festival Celebrations! | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 20, 2009

    [...] to do during this in game event. We have guides on our blog for Fall Festival Quests as well as General Festival Quests to help you navigate your way through this in-game [...]

  6. Inn League Secret Room Video | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - November 8, 2009

    [...] For more information on how to gain reputation with the Inn League, please see our General Festival Quest Guide! [...]

  7. Fall Festival Fun « Docholiday's LOTRO Blog - November 23, 2009

    [...] of the festival quests and also Tavern rep.  You can find them over here – Fall Festival and Other Festival Quests.  The tavern quest chain probably is one of my more favorite quests as the drunken graphics are [...]

  8. Fall Festival Fun « Docholiday's LOTRO Blog - November 23, 2009

    [...] of the festival quests and also Tavern rep.  You can find them over here – Fall Festival and Other Festival Quests.  The tavern quest chain probably is one of my more favorite quests as the drunken graphics are [...]

  9. Fall Festival Fun « Docholiday's LOTRO Blog - November 23, 2009

    [...] of the festival quests and also Tavern rep.  You can find them over here – Fall Festival and Other Festival Quests.  The tavern quest chain probably is one of my more favorite quests as the drunken graphics are [...]

  10. Yule Festival Quest Guide | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - December 15, 2009

    [...] This would include the dance quests and the Inn League quests. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those [...]

  11. Yule Festival Ends Tomorrow | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - January 11, 2010

    [...] far as I know, these tokens are still accepted by the Inn League vendor in the secret room for those items. When I visited them early in the festival, they were [...]

  12. Spring Festival Quest Guide | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - March 24, 2010

    [...] This would include the dance quests and the Inn League quests. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those [...]

  13. LOTRO Summer Festival Updates, Horse Race Delayed? « Doc Holiday's LOTRO Blog - June 29, 2010

    [...] only have the walkthroughs but screenshots as well.  First up there are some of the always there general quests like the Inn League, Dancing, and the farming quest.  You can check out the post on the Spring [...]

  14. LOTRO Summer Festival Updates, Horse Race Delayed? « Doc Holiday's LOTRO Blog - June 29, 2010

    [...] only have the walkthroughs but screenshots as well.  First up there are some of the always there general quests like the Inn League, Dancing, and the farming quest.  You can check out the post on the Spring [...]

  15. LOTRO Summer Festival Updates, Horse Race Delayed? « Doc Holiday's LOTRO Blog - June 29, 2010

    [...] only have the walkthroughs but screenshots as well.  First up there are some of the always there general quests like the Inn League, Dancing, and the farming quest.  You can check out the post on the Spring [...]

  16. Summer Festival Quest Guide | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - June 29, 2010

    [...] see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those [...]

  17. LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2010 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 19, 2010

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  18. Goldenstar’s Inn League Mount | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 24, 2010

    [...] can’t say I enjoyed those stupid beer delivery quests. I had issues mostly because I am not able to use swift travel in Forochel. Those folks up there [...]

  19. LOTRO Store: Spring Festival Steeds | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 29, 2010

    [...] of people who are unable to earn the festival mount because their computer doesn’t handle the timed race quest well. There is the alternative of grinding faction with either the Ale Association or the Inn [...]

  20. Guide to the Ale Association | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - November 1, 2010

    [...] See the other things available during the Festival in our Festival Guide! [...]

  21. Guide to the Inn League | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - November 2, 2010

    [...] one of the four seasonal festivals. For more information on in-game seasonal festivals see our General Festival Quest Guide that includes links to the specific season [...]

  22. LOTRO Yule Festival Guide 2010 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - December 14, 2010

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  23. Dances in LOTRO | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - January 14, 2011

    [...] For further instructions on how to complete the dancing quests during the festival, be sure to check out Goldenstar’s great Festival Guide. [...]

  24. LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2011 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - March 22, 2011

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  25. Turbine Tuesdays March 29, 2011 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - March 28, 2011

    [...] race dances are part of the festival and can be earned in game right now. Fishslap is unique to Spring Festival and can be purchased [...]

  26. LOTRO Store: New Emote Bundles | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - May 25, 2011

    [...] the race dance emotes (dwarf, man, elf, hobbit) are part of each seasons festival in an easy to complete quest. The jig is a reward you can buy once friendly with the Inn League for [...]

  27. LOTRO Summer Festival Guide 2011 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - June 22, 2011

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  28. Shall we dance « Fluff Factor - August 31, 2011

    [...] hobbit, Chearie Littlebottom, has yet to get this done! Ack, the horror! .. Here’s a great guide to the past few years events, hopefully these will still show their scary (but fun) [...]

  29. LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2011 | A Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 20, 2011

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  30. LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - May 25, 2012

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  31. LOTRO Farmer’s Faire Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - August 13, 2012

    [...] Dance Quests [...]

  32. LOTRO Farmer’s Faire Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - August 13, 2012

    [...] Dance Quests [...]

  33. Summer Festival is Live! | Casual Stroll to Mordor - August 23, 2012

    [...] General Festival Quest Guide (Horse races & dance quests) [...]

  34. LOTRO Summer Festival Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - August 23, 2012

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  35. Episode 8: Fall Festival Celebrations! | Casual Stroll to Mordor - September 28, 2012

    [...] to do during this in game event. We have guides on our blog for Fall Festival Quests as well as General Festival Quests to help you navigate your way through this in-game [...]

  36. LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - September 30, 2012

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  37. Fall Festival is Live! | Casual Stroll to Mordor - October 1, 2012

    [...] General Festival Quest Guide (Horse races & dance quests) [...]

  38. Yule Festival Guide 2012 | Casual Stroll to Mordor - December 17, 2012

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

  39. LOTRO 6th Anniversary Festival Guide | Casual Stroll to Mordor - April 16, 2013

    [...] way as all other festival horse races. If you are new to the festival horse races you can read our General Festival Guide for the run down on this [...]

  40. LOTRO Academy: Spring Festival 2011 Special | LOTRO Players - May 30, 2013

    [...] CSTM: Festival General Quests Guide [...]

  41. LOTRO Academy: 2011 Harvestmath Festival Special | LOTRO Players - June 1, 2013

    [...] CSTM: Festival General Quests Guide [...]

  42. LOTRO Guide to the Inn League | Casually Strolling Through MMOs - July 18, 2013

    [...] one of the four seasonal festivals. For more information on in-game seasonal festivals see our General Festival Quest Guide that includes links to the specific season [...]

  43. LOTRO Guide to the Ale Association | Casually Strolling Through MMOs - July 18, 2013

    [...] See the other things available during the Festival in our Festival Guide! [...]

  44. LOTRO Summer Festival Guide 2013 | Casually Strolling Through MMOs - July 24, 2013

    [...] include certain quests that appear with each and every festival. Please see our guide on these General Festival Quests for help with those events. This would include [...]

Leave a Reply