LOTRO 7th Anniversary Festival Guide

April 17, 2014

Festival Guides, LOTRO

LOTRO is celebrating seven years! This year’s event is going on from April 15 – 29th

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

  • Bree Firework Stand by North Gate (29.1S, 52.2W Bree-town)
  • Bree Boar Fountain (63.95N, 132.90W Bree-town)
  • Thorin’s Hall (13.48S, 103.2W Thorin’s Gate) – in the underground Tavern
  • Shire Methel Stage (32.68S, 69.92W)

Not included in this festival:
Most festivals mean certain things are also available by default. The horse races are active for this festival but the other festival extras like the dance quests, Inn League/Ale Association are not active in this festival. Don’t worry, they will return with the spring festival next month.

What is new from last year:

  • There’s a new festival hub area in Bree near the Boar Fountain to find festival vendors.
  • The metal range of tokens (tin, copper, iron, etc) that drop from monster kills have been consolidated into a single “Steel Token”
  • The gift boxes for the new Steel Token have been separated into categories to allow you to pick a gift box with a random gift to suit your personal gift receiving tastes.
  • New cosmetic robe and cloak of Odogil available
  • New Steed of Odogil
  • New Caprison of Odogil for your warsteed
  • A Map to Bree – Anniversary consumable

Deeds

  • The Mightiest Arm: granted for clubbing 200 opponents in the beer battle and gives you the title “Clubber”
  • Why Your Head Hurts: granted for winning the beer fight 25 times on expert level and gives the title “Battered, Bruised and Contused”.
  • Fireworks: Launch Blue Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 blue fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Launch Red Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 red fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Launch Green Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 green fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Launch Yellow Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 yellow fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Launch Orange Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 orange fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Launch Purple Fireworks: Granted for launching 50 purple fireworks. Gives you 1 anniversary token
  • Fireworks: Master Firework Launcher: Granted for completing each of of the firework color deeds. Gives you 1 anniversary token and title of “Master Blaster”

Quests

Fireworks in the Shire

clip_image001Quest Giver: Milo Brockhouse
Rewards: 1 Anniversary Token
Repeat: Every 10 minutes or so

This quest is available on fairly short reset timer of about 5 minutes between the end of the last event and the announcement of the next. This event happens regardless of time of day (Bree fireworks show is night-only). The show will not start unless there are “more than one or two participants” present.

Talk to Milo Brockhouse on the Methel-stage. Then wait until the show starts (when the firework launchers on the stage become active). Click on the launchers to participate in the show.

After the crowd has been suitably impressed (the NPCs watching will start cheering) you can speak to Milo to claim your reward. There is a 3 minute timer for the quest; if not enough fireworks are launched during that time, the quest will fail.

You may repeat this quest as often as it is available, assuming there are enough people present to make the show work.

Firework Explorer

clip_image002Quest Giver: Gandalf
Rewards: 1 Anniversary Token, Title: “Firecracker”
Repeat: No

This quest comes from an old familiar friend who is watching the fireworks show at the Methel-stage. Gandalf has asked you to travel to each of these locations and launch the appropriate fireworks:

  • Launch blue fireworks at the firework show in Bree, near the North-gate.
  • Launch red fireworks at Frérin’s Court outside of Thorin’s Hall.
  • Launch green fireworks at the Last Homely House in Rivendell.
  • Launch yellow fireworks at the Party Tree of Hobbiton in the Shire.
  • Launch orange fireworks at the summit of Weathertop in the Lone-lands.
  • Launch purple fireworks outside Tom Bombadil’s home in the Old Forest.

An announcement will appear on the screen when you are in the correct area to launch the firework and even reminds you which color.

Before you leave Gandalf, make sure you stop at one of the two Fireworks Vendors near him to pick up the fireworks you need to complete this quest. You only need one of each color to complete the quest but you’ll probably will want to pick up a stack to complete the deed associated with fireworks (see deed section above).

Fireworks in Bree

clip_image003Quest Giver: Winston Peartree
Rewards: 2 Anniversary Tokens
Repeat: Every 30 minutes (night-time only)

This quest is only available at night. The fireworks area is one of the farms on the north side of Bree. After you start this quest, an event panel will appear on your screen with fireworks in it. You use these to participate in the show.

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The Fireworks Announcer will call out the fireworks for you to use, and you need to do this correctly 10 times to complete the quest. If you launch an incorrect firework, the quest is failed and you will need to start over. This quest can be repeated every 30 minutes (as long as it is night in-game).

Some instructions you may hear from the Fireworks Announcer:

  • Quickly, launch a green firework high into the sky!”
  • “This is not the time for resting, launch your red fireworks!”
  • ”Send up anything except a blue firework; this will be unexpected!”
  • ”Send up a yellow firework, this is the perfect time for one!”

There is no set pattern that needs to be followed for this (you can choose not to launch a firework and will not fail the quest for inactivity), just random instructions to either use or not use a specific color.

Sparking an Interest

clip_image005Quest Giver: Young Took or Young Brandybuck
Rewards: 2 Anniversary Tokens
Repeat: Daily

These quest givers can be found in the Bree Fireworks location. During the day they’re standing in the middle of the fireworks field. In the evening these two young hobbits are off to the side watching the show.

This quest sends you around Bree looking for “Ideal places to launch fireworks” to spark the interest of the townsfolk in the firework show. There are approximately 15-20 “ideal locations” for this quest, but the place to click de-spawns after someone else uses it. Also, you sometimes you will see a spot that someone else can’t see and vice versa.

Here is a map noting known locations for “ideal location” spawn points.

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The quest almost looks like you should have small fireworks in you inventory but nothing is required. When you find an ideal location, simply click on it and the firework will launch. Find and launch 6 fireworks in ideal locations and collect your tokens.

Gift Quest

Quest Giver: Can start from any NPC listed in the listing below
Rewards: 7 Anniversary Tokens
Repeat: Weekly resetting on Thursday

The following “Gift” quests have you deliver an item from one NPC to another. They are not difficult to get to and completing one of these quests grants you a 15 minute +10% out of combat run speed buff. These quests reward 1 anniversary token each, and the individual quests are on what appears to be a weekly timer (Thursday morning, 3am?).

You can pick up any of these quests from one of the NPCs listed below, the order of delivering gifts is set in a loop but you can start from anywhere.

Gift – A Pint of Ale

  • From Rúnulf in Thorin’s Hall Inn (the area near the door to the beer arena)
  • To Roger Hazeltwig in Bree (standing by the Boar Fountain)

Gift – A Delicate Bracelet

  • · From Roger Hazeltwig
  • · Gail Catchpole in Combe (standing by the well across from the stable)

Gift – Delicious Pastries

  • From Gail Catchpole
  • To Constable Underhill in Combe (standing by the entrance to the class trainer building)

Gift – Wooden Carving

  • From Constable Underhill
  • To Esmerelda Burrows in Michel Delving (inside the Bird and Baby)

Gift – New Hammer

  • From Esmerelda Burrows
  • To Dudo Chubb in Hobbiton (standing by the Task Bulletin Board)

Gift – Dwarf-shield

  • From Dudo Chubb
  • To Ormur in Frerin’s Court (east of the stable)

Gift – Lucky Goat’s Horn

  • From Ormur
  • To Rúnulf in Thorin’s Hall Inn

Lost Invitations

clip_image008Giver: Percy Brywood
Rewards: 2 Anniversary Tokens
Repeat: Daily (Repeatable for 5 Mithril Coins)

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You are to search throughout Bree-town for envelopes, pick them up and find 6 invitations. You can continue to pick up envelopes until you receive all 6 invitations.

The envelopes could be sitting still on ledges, under bushes or sleeping people, stuck to the sides of walls or they can be free floating around and you can chase and catch them.

The quest completes when 6 invitations have been collected.

The envelopes could contain more than just invitations in them. Sometimes there’s some vendor trash an extra anniversary token or better like Horses or Emotes!

Lost Invitation War-Steed appearance:

War-steed Cosmetic Set: Reveler’s Gilded Appearance. This is just for war-steeds and can be granted randomly to any player regardless of level. I’ve also read on the forums that this appearance set cannot be dyed.

War-steed Cosmetic Set - Reveller's Gilded Appearance
Thank you to Andswaru of Laurelin for the screenshot!

Lost Invitation Emote:

/Toast Emote: random reward available from the festival envelopes

http://youtu.be/A94VTBNHCD8

Horse Races

The festival horse races have returned with special anniversary steeds for you to earn.

This event operates the same 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 event.

The race quest rewards one of the following: 2 anniversary tokens. It is repeatable daily for both the Bree and Shire locations.

Battle for Glorious Beer

clip_image013The Battle for Glorius Beer happens in Thorin’s Hall. There are two entrances to the festival arena. One is outside by the steps leading up to the gate and one is inside Thorin’s Hall down in the underground tavern on the back wall. Look for the door labeled “The Festival Arena”.

The Mightest Blow is the name of the quest you are given by Gisli Strongclub who hands you a Dwarf Club of Unimaginable Power. You should put this club in your action bar so you can easily use it.

There are three difficulty levels for this quest. Basic, Intermediate and Expert. You must do the Basic quest before the other options are available to you, even if you have done the Beer Fight in previous festivals.

Basic

  • smack people around with your new bat 8 times
  • you will not fail the quest if you are knocked out of the arena
  • you do not need to pick up the mug of Glorious Beer
  • reward is 1 Anniversary Token

Intermediate

  • smack people around with your new bat 8 times
  • you will fail the quest if you are knocked out the arena
  • you do not need to pick up the mug of Glorious Beer
  • reward: 2 Anniversary Token

Expert

  • smack people around with your new bat 8 times
  • you will fail the quest if you are knocked out the arena
  • pick up the mug of Glorious Beer
  • reward: 3 Anniversary Token

Each round lasts 3 minutes and this event is repeatable each time a new round starts. The quest becomes available to pick up 3 minutes after the previous event ends so you’ll looking at about a 9-minute cycle for this event from start to end.

Note: Mithril coins are not required to repeat these quests!

Gift Box Tokens

Just like previous years, monsters will be dropping gift boxes randomly that will hold tokens. This year Turbine has done away with the different levels of tokens and has unified the token drop to just a single “Steel Token” currency. These are not the same as the anniversary tokens. You will not have to do anything special as these will just randomly drop as you are slaying your foes.

The NPCs that do the token exchange are called “Keeper of Gifts”. Update 2 added these vendors to all the major hubs in each zone so they’re easier to find. There is one at the new Bree hub near the Boar Fountain.

Turbine has also changed the gift boxes. You now have a choice to spend your Steel Tokens on a “Cosmetic Gift Box”, a “Battle Gift Box”, a “Legendary Gift Box” or you can still turn in your Steel Tokens for Marks

The gift you will receive will be random but fit the category of the box. So the Cosmetics Gift Box will have a cosmetic in it, the battle box could have items like potions or food, etc.

This event is also available for monster players to participate in!

Rewards

This festival uses Anniversary Tokens bartered with the Games-Master that can be found in most of the major cities.

Mounts


Steed of Odogil

62% Speed, 200 Morale
Cost: 40 Anniversary Tokens

Caparison of Odogil

War-steed Cosmetic
Cost: 10 Anniversary Tokens
Note: Dyed blue for photo – default is black like steed.

Teal Fireworks Laden Steed
62% speed 200 morale
Cost: 20 Anniversary Tokens
Note: this steed randomly fires off fireworks as it runs.
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Fireworks Laden Steed
62% speed 200 morale
Cost: 70 Mithril Coins
Note: Available from anniversary horse trader vendor
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Anniversary Steed
62% speed 100 morale
Cost: 70 Mithril Coins
Note: Available from anniversary horse trader vendor
 

Cosmetics


Reveller’s Robe of the Odogil
10 Tokens

Reveller’s Cloak of the odogil
10 Tokens
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Spark-Maker’s Pack
7 Tokens
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You In a Box
10 Tokens
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Firework Hoodless Cloak
5 Tokens
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Firework Hooded Cloak
5 Tokens

Decorated Cake Topper
10 Tokens
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Cake Topper
10 Tokens
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Firework Launcher’s Face Guard
7 Tokens
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Silken Gown of Golden Splendor
4 Tokens
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Silken Robe of Golden Splendor
4 Tokens
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Cloak of the Shining Star
4 Tokens

Cloak of the 5th Season
10 Tokens

Dark Sky Firework Cloak
5 Tokens


Patterned You-in-a-box
10 Tokens

Teal Spark-maker’s Pack
7 Tokens
   

Housing Items

No new housing items were added with this year’s festival.

See our Decoration and Furniture Guide for the Anniversary Event to see the housing items available to earn in this festival.

Consumables

  • clip_image024Piles of Mysterious Powder
    1 Anniversary Token for a stack of 5
    These ingredients are only available during festivals and is used in the recipes for making fireworks that can be found in the Gift Boxes (see gift box tokens section above).
  • White Anniversary Fireworks: 5 Tokens (for 5)
  • Rainbow Anniversary Fireworks: 5 Tokens (for 5)
  • Map to Bree – Anniversary: 1 Token

 

 


Have I missed something? Feel free to politely point it out in the comments below. I do not change the guide unless I have verification so don’t be surprised if your change doesn’t show up on the guide right away.

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13 Responses to “LOTRO 7th Anniversary Festival Guide”

  1. Odewulf Says:

    Thank you again for this guide! What would I do without it? Small detail, I think I picked up the War-steed Cosmetic Set: Reveler’s Gilded Appearance last year at the festival, even though you have it listed as ‘new this year’

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  2. Avatar of Lilikate Buggins.
    Lilikate Buggins. Says:

    Lovely guide thanks Goldenstar.

    Reply

  3. Frandoc Says:

    Many thanks, Goldenstar.

    Reply

  4. Avatar of Zyngor
    Zyngor Says:

    Excellent guide as always – thank you!

    Other than the fireworks-laden steeds (and fireworks packs), there is nothing that really makes me go “OOOOHHH!” Still, there’s plenty to see, do, and win. Also, it’s pretty awesome whenever the anniversaries roll around just for the fact that the game is another year old!

    I do appreciate that they consolidated the “metal tokens” from previous years into a solitary “Steel Token,” as well as them separating the reward box into three choices, based on your own preference. To the best of my knowledge, the cosmetic and battle cost 10 tokens, and the legendary costs 25. For creeps in the Moors, their version of the box costs 5 tokens.

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  5. Pointy Says:

    Bit confused here… Is this the anniversary festival or the spring festival? I was sure the fireworks at the very least were spring fest items…

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    • Avatar of Zyngor
      Zyngor Says:

      The event going on right now is for the Anniversary

      The fireworks are mainly tied to the Anniversary event. I think they do offer the ingredient to craft fireworks in all festivals, and there may or may not be an NPC selling them during festivals.

      The Spring Festival involves doing spring-y stuff, like collecting flowers and stomping shrews. The hedge maze in Bree is also active at that time.

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  6. hidy-ho neighborino Says:

    thank you for this great guide!! best wishes :D

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  7. talulahharmony Says:

    Hello – do you know what I can do with my anniversary tokens now that it is ended? I wanted to buy some things but it’s all disappeared :(

    Reply

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