LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2010

October 19, 2010

Events, Festival Guides

Fall Festival is running this year from October 19th – November 16, 2010. This guide is here to help you find all the events available. The primary currency of this festival is Fall Festival Tokens. Collecting these can help you buy the goodies listed in the rewards section below.

The new Haunted Burrow is simply not to be missed. If you plan to spend any time in the new Haunted Burrow event, you may want to hold off buying a lot of items as there is a chance to earn them from the special chest inside the burrow freeing up your tokens to buy other goodies!

The quests are mostly broken up into four major regions in Middle Earth.

What is not included in this guide
The festivals of Middle Earth 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 the

  • dance quests
  • horse race
  • Inn League quests
  • Ale Association quests

Also the Fall Festival ends the quest of the Travelling Farmer. This is a quest for those with the farming profession and you had to have started this quest in the summer in order to collect your reward in the fall festival.


This deed is granted upon logging in during the Fall Festival and grants the title “Foliage Watcher”.

The Haunted Burrow
After completing the quest of the same name you’ll get the deed “The Haunted Burrow”. It has 7 tasks you need to complete in order to earn the “Burrower” title. These tasks are the other quests available for the Haunted Burrow shown in the Haunted Burrow section below.

The Haunted Burrow

The haunted burrow is the new event added this year. It’s a haunted house in the cellar of Bag End and is decorated simply amazing. This is not to be missed! Before you can enter, there is a short quest chain you must complete.

  1. A Cellar Door Appears
    Quest Starter: Opal Goodbody (29.S, 71.6W, The Shire)  Level: 10
    You are sent around the area to ask about the new door that has appeared going into the lower part of the Hill. You are first sent to Lobelia and then to Gaffer Gamgee.
  2. Bilbo’s Letter:
    Quest Starter: Gaffer Gamgee (30.2S, 71.5W, The Shire) Level 10
    Pre-requisite: A Cellar Door Appears
    Bilbo appears to have left a letter in the care of the Gaffer and you ask if you can share it with Lobelia. After basically bugging the snot out of Lobelia she tells you that the letter says Bilbo left her the spoons and they are the key to the cellar.
  3. The Haunted Burrow
    Quest Starter: Lobelia Sackville-Baggins (29.4S, 71.3W, The Shire) Level: 10
    Pre-requisite: Bilbo’s Letter
    Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
    The entrance to the cellar is directly below Lobelia near Opal Goodbody at 29.6S, 71.6W, The Shire. Once inside you are transported into a haunted house. Things will pop out and scare you, bookshelves reveal secret passages and running into cobwebs will temporarily blind you. It really is very well done!
    Your goal is to find Lobelia in this maze of a cellar. She’s not far inside but can be easily missed if you take a wrong turn and get lost! When you enter turn right and she’s right around the corner cowering (she’s also marked on the map below). Lobelia runs off terrified and you are instructed to talk to Opal Goodbody outside about the Haunted Burrow.

Haunted Burrow Quest Map

After completing this chain a bunch of quests outside the burrow will open up that are daily and repeatable. Please refer to this map (click to see larger or view the printable version) of the cellar and locations of all the quest objectives.


The Haunted Burrow is made up of a Main Cellar (center portion of map) and 4 wings: Cobbwebbed, Creeping, Basement and Attic. There are entrances to all the wings from the Main Cellar, however only the Attic and the Basement exit back into the Main Cellar.  The Cobbwebbed Wing connects to the Creeping Wing and the Creeping Wing connects to the Basement. That means if you need to just go to the Cobwebbed Wing for something, you will be forced to also go through the Creeping Wing and the Basement before you can get back out to the Main Cellar.

This makes it a bit tricky for timed quests if you don’t know the quickest route in and out. For timed quests like “Stroll through the Haunted Burrow” and “Race Through the Haunted Burrow”, I suggest taking this path:


Doing the Attic first is ideal as the exit back into the Main Cellar is near the Cobbwebbed Wing door and we already know that entering the Cobbwebbed Wing forces you to go through all the other wings in order to exit back into the Main Cellar. This is the fastest route through all the wings.

Haunted Burrow Repeatable Quests

Here is a list if the repeatable quests available after completing the initial quest chain. This area works similar to the Hedge Maze in the Spring Festival in that you can only have one quest at a time.

A Riddle in a Bottle bottles
Quest Starter: Adalgrim Goodbody
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
This quest sends you through the Burrow using the Riddle Doors (you must use the riddle doors). You will find a table with bottles on it and a paper clue near by. Read the clue to find which bottle to drink. This quest has a 5 minute timer to complete.
Valuables Gone Astray
Quest Starter: Holfast Burrows
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
here are 5 items in the burrow that you must pick up and return to Holfast. There is no time limit.
The Great Hobbit Rescue
Quest Starter: May Gamgee
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
There are 6 scared hobbits scattered in the burrow that you need to find.
A Stroll Through the Haunted Burrow
Quest Starter: Poppy Cotton
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
Collect proof that you made it to 4 areas of the Haunted Burrow before time runs out (20 minutes).
A Race Through the Haunted Burrow
Quest Starter: Poppy Cotton
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Pre-requisite: Must have completed A Stroll Through the Haunted Burrow once
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
Collect the same proof as before but this time you only have 4 minutes to collect them all!
Roaring Maw in the Haunted Burrow bearhobbit
Quest Starter: Polo Puddifoot
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
Go to the Cobwebbed Wing and you will find a jar of honey. A hobbit in a bear costume (omg so cute!) will come out and attack you. Don’t worry, he’s level 1. After frightening him off return to Polo.
Wailing in the Haunted Burrow Ghost
Quest Starter: Polo Puddifoot
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
Head to the Creeping Wing and you will find a candle. A hobbit dressed as a ghost will come out and attack (only level 1). After scaring the ghost off, return to Polo.
Rattling in the Haunted Burrow Skeleton
Quest Starter: Polo Puddifoot
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Rewards: 3 Fall Festival Tokens
Head to the attic and you’ll find some cold chains dangling from the ceiling. A hobbit dressed as a skeleton comes out and will attack (only level 1). Defeat him and return to Polo.
The Inn League Excavation BilbosWine
Quest Starter: Cora Brownlock
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Pre-requisite: Must be friendly with Inn League
Rewards: +900 Inn League Faction, –500 Ale Association Faction, 1 Badge of Taste
Find Bilbo’s wine bottle and bring it back. Picking up the wine makes you drunk and you carry it back similar to pie/mailbag quests.
Ale Association – A Game of Hobbit-Harrying scarehobbits
Quest Starter: Rathgeir
Level: 10
Repeatable: Daily
Pre-requisite: Friendly with Ale Association
Rewards: +900 Ale Association Faction, –500 Inn League Faction, 1 Badge of Dishonor
You are to go in and scare the 6 hobbits you previously saved with “The Great Hobbit Rescue”. Near the hobbit will be a bag/bucket/jar that you activate to scare the hobbit.

See our guide on the Ale Association.

Treasure Hunting in the Burrow

There is a fifth wing that you can find in the burrow although no quests will take you there. You will find it behind the mystery door (see the above map). Inside there are chests containing bonus Fall Festival Tokens and sometimes festival items (not the mount). These can be opened for bonus tokens once per hour. A debuff will be placed on your character counting down the time until you can collect again.

skeletonhorseThere is also a secret treasure chest in the basement that contains random assortment of festival goodies. This chest can only be used once per day and a debuff will count down when you can gather more treats!

It’s because of this chest that I recommend you hold off from buying all of the goodies from the vendor with your tokens right away. If you do this chest daily you’ll earn a bit of everything. Use your tokens for the race masks or your harvestmath mount first (keep reading to learn more).

This secret treasure chest also is the only place you can find the festival skeletal horse. This horse has a low drop rate so it will take determination and a good deal of luck to pick this up.

Apples, Pumpkins, Scrolls and Geodes

Game-MasterIn each of the four festival areas there is a Game-Master that will have a barter icon over his or her head. These folks are not difficult to find. They’re generally in the middle of the festival area.

Directly next to the game master there will be some sort of item that when you mouse over it you will see your cursor change to a loot icon. In Bree this is a pumpkin patch, in Thorin’s Hall it’s a geode box, Duillond has a scroll box and the Shire you will find an apple tub.

When you loot this item you will randomly receive one of three items. Barter your item to the nearby Game-Master for Fall Festival Tokens. The smaller or lesser of the items are worth 1 token, medium are worth 2 and larger items are worth 3 tokens. These are based on luck so just cross your fingers and click!

After receiving your item, you will find a debuff applied to your character that prevents you from picking up another of the same item for an hour. You can run to all four places and do each of these items as each has their own hour long buff.

Pumpkin Patch in Breeland Geode Box in Thorin's Hall Scroll Box in Duillond Apple Tub in the Shire

Troves and Trickery

Trickster of the ShireTricksters of Middle-Earth send you off to perform tricks for various people in the area in order to earn treats. Each of these 4 quests are repeatable daily .

These quests vary slightly from last year in that no longer are you performing tricks for specific named NPCs like Ted Sandyman and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. The targets are now regular townsfolk and farmers around the area. They will have an in-progress ring icon over their head and if you speak to them, they will give you a hint which “trick” (otherwise known as an emote) they wish to see you perform.

If you want to try to figure out the riddles yourself, do not look at the tables below as it will give away the answers!

The Shire
Quest Giver: Egbert Took (29.9S, 71.3W, The Shire)

Location Emote
30.7S, 71.1W, The Shire /shiver
31.0S, 70.9W, The Shire /tantrum
31.5S, 71.4W, The Shire /burp
29.5S, 71.2W, The Shire /pick

Quest Giver: Bryony Elmwood (24.62S, 51.54W Breeland)

Location Emote
30.6S, 52.0W Breeland /scold
30.9S, 52.6W Breeland /crazy
31.9S, 50.6W Breeland /no
29.9S, 51.3W Breeland /whippitydo

Quest Giver: Gloreniel (24.51S, 93.08W Ered Luin)

Location Emote
24.6S, 92.4W Duillond /look
23.9S, 92.5W Duillond /hail
24.1S, 93.2W Duillond /eat
24.1S, 93.0W Duillond /dance

Thorin’s Hall
Quest Giver: Guthlag

Location Emote
Labourer in corridor near tavern /whistle
Dwarf in Maker’s Hall /drink
Dwarf in Forging Hall /flex
Dwarf in Main Hall by Hunter Trainer /mock

Each quest gives you the option of 3 Fall Festival Tokens or a Mask Token for the race you are doing the tricks in (ie. Hobbit Mask Token in the Shire, Dwarf Mask Token in Thorin’s Hall, etc).

The mask tokens are used to pick up cosmetic masks available from the Game’s Masters in each of the festival areas. You must turn in 12 Fall Festival Tokens and 1 mask token to pick up the cosmetic mask. Below is the four special race masks available and which mask token they come from.

Man's Beaver Mask
Beaver Mask
Dwarves Bucket Mask
Bucket-head Mask
Elves' Rabbit Mask
Rabbit Mask
Hobbit's Pumpkin Mask
Pumpkin Mask

Fall Festival Mounts

The quest and method to obtain the festival mounts (excluding the special Skeleton Mount – see the section on the Haunted Burrow) is the same as other festivals. See General Festival Quests for information on that quest. However, I wanted to share pictures of the mounts available so you can decide if you need them!

Harvestmath Horse
Sable Harvestmath Horse (NEW)


Fall Festival rewards are purchased from Fall Festival Traders that are located in each festival area. This is where you spend all the Fall Festival Tokens you’ve been collecting!

Emotes & Music

Boo! Emote: /boo 12 tokens
This emote can be seen in use in the video above
Guide to the Cowbell 1 token
Note that minstrels can teach you this any time of the year – not a fall only skill.


Cloak of the Falling Leaves
12 Tokens
Cloak of the Raven
12 Tokens
Raven Festival Mask
12 Tokens
Cloak of the Boar
12 Tokens
Boar-Head Festival Mask
12 Tokens
Pipe Festival Mask
12 Tokens
Goblin Festival Mask
12 Tokens



Specimen Jars: Gross Bugs
3 TokensBugs cover the ground under your target causing them to stop their feet.
Applications of “Coveritall”
3 TokensPlaces a bag over your target’s head.
Buckets of Fear
3 TokensCauses target to cower in fear.
Potent Bird Seed
3 TokensCauses birds to swarm your target making them cower.
Candles and Mirrors
3 TokensCauses a ghost to fly around your target. Target cowers and waves a flag.
Black Silk Gloves
3 TokensYou slap your target hard enough to make them dizzy and collapse to the ground.
Spider Legs
3 TokensMakes a spider appear and frighten your target. Also puts a non-damaging poison cloud around your target.

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118 Responses to “LOTRO Fall Festival Guide 2010”

  1. TUX Says:

    I’m new to this game and this guide is simply amazing!!! Unbelievable help to me.

    PS…there ARE 2 pages to the vendor by the Party Tree. No doubt about it.

    Thank you!

  2. Sol Says:

    There are??? Then howcome when I sent a ticket about this, I got this reply from a GM?
    “.. thank you for your ticket. We can confirm that what you are experiencing is working as intended. There is currently only 1 page of items on the Fall Festival Trader NPC, I hope this clarifies your query. Regards, GM Rathandor.

    Something fishy going on here :(

  3. sol Says:

    Well I found out what it is :( I am on an EU server, and its seems WE have a different version of the festival to the US and we DO only have 1 page, which is moronic :(

  4. Goat Says:

    Is the Ale Association goat mount attainable anymore? Dont see it on lotro wiki :S

  5. Rick Says:

    FYI, for “The Inn League Excavation”, I’m only at Acquaintance with the Inn League, and I can get the quest.

  6. Krenn Says:

    There’s another new quest you’re missing for the Ale Association – if you’ve completed Jonar’s Special Brew, you can get Jonar’s Special Delivery, which consists of taking a stink bomb to the Party Tree and setting it off.

    Same rewards as all of the other AA quests; +900 / -500 / Badge of Dishonor.

  7. Xhaan Says:

    Awesome guide – on stop for everything!

  8. Derf Says:

    I tried going to the first loc indicated in the Shire for the t&t quest (I assume that’s Ted, names would be nice) and /shiver did not work for him.

    Additionally, in the usual “But it’s so fun to figure it out yourself!” tone (though my hero, Veruca Salt, the girl from the ‘real’ Wonka movie, not the band, would disagree – especially ‘Concerning Oompa Loompas’ <- I see what I did there :p), I was told that the NPCs to emote to would have blue rings over them, which Ted does not, nor did I find any, and time ran out.

    So is there an accurate list of where all these folks are in all 4 areas with proper emotes for this year?

    Thanks :)

    • Fionnuala Says:

      It’s not Ted. It’s actually a Hobbit sitting on a small dock on the other side of the river. And they do all have blue rings above their heads. :)

  9. Merodo Says:

    And thanks again!!!!

    cheers, Mero


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