LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2014

May 27, 2014

Events, Festival Guides, LOTRO

Spring Festival is running this year from May 20 – June 3, 2014 . This guide is here to help you find all the events available.

The currency of this festival is the Spring Leaf. Collecting these can help you buy the goodies listed in the rewards section below. The quests are mostly broken up into five major regions in Middle Earth. These are where you will find the festival vendors as well as other festival activities.

  • Bree Festival Grounds (24.7S, 51.6W Breeland)
  • 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)

Shrews

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

What is different from last year?

  • The Hedge Maze has been updated with a new path out!
  • 4 Shrew cosmetic pets have been added to random gift boxes. See quest details below.
  • New steed and warsteed caprison
  • New cloak and robe
  • Bullroarer’s Challenge now has a north and south fence repeatable quest

Deeds

  • Spring Sprung! Complete the 5 repeatable quests at the Bree-land Hedge Maze (doesn’t include the quests Terrible Tweens or Disorientation) Title: Amazling
  • Spring is Dandy This is a check list of 9 quests you must complete. It is all the shrew stomping (minus this years new quests), the 2 horse races, 3 from the hedge maze and Bullroarer’s Advanced Challenge in the Shire. Title: Spring Dandy
  • Shrewed Gardener Defeat 160 shrews in the stomp a shrew event Title: The Shrewed
  • Taming of the Shrews Defeat 400 shrews at the stomp a shrew event. This is opened after completing “Shrewed Gardener” Title: Tamer of the Shrews
  • Fortune Cookies These deeds are completed by collecting fortunes from the Extra Deliciously Tasty Biscuit consumables bought at the festival vendors. The fortunes are tradable so you do not need to collect all of them yourself to complete the deed. There are a total of 50 fortunes to be found.
  • Festival Fortunes: Oddly Familiar (Fortunes 1-10) Title: Same Old Song
  • Festival Fortunes: A Storyteller’s Snippets (Fortunes 11-20) Title: The Peculiar
  • Festival Fortunes: Fateful Foretellings (Fortunes 21-30) Title: Writing on the Wall
  • Festival Fortunes: Excellent Advice (Fortunes 31-40) Title: The Enlightened
  • Festival Fortunes: An Adventurer’s Song (Fortunes 41-50) Title: The Poetical
  • Cartogrophile – Eriador 4 maps available in the Spring Festival towards this deed. See more details about this deed here.
  • Consume Consumables: D.R.A.G.O.N.
    Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Doom-Shroom
    Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)



Quests

Flower Quests

Starter quest arrives in the mail called “When the Rare Flowers Bloom” and instructs you to go speak with Avery Crabapple in Bree near the boar fountain. If you have never done them before there is a chain before you get to the repeatable “A Fist Full of Flowers” quest.

This event works similar to the anniversary festival in that there is a daily consumable item you have to pick up to do the quest. For this festival, you pick up a ticket from Gredlan Mugwort standing next to Avery in Bree and then turn to talk to Avery to pick up the repeatable flower quest. A ticket is only required for this repeatable quest; not the pre-requisite quests.

Love is Like a Flower

Quest Giver: Avery Crabapple (in Bree-town by the Boar Fountain)
Rewards: 90 copper
Repeat: No
Collect one Marigold, Violet and Primrose. Marigolds are found primarily outside Michel Delving. Violets are outside Breetown near the stone circle. Primroses are outside Celondim in Ered Luin.

A-courting Bree Will Go

Quest Giver: Avery Crabapple (in Bree-town by the Boar Fountain)
Rewards: 42 copper
Repeat: No
Talk to Barliman Butterbur and place a bouquet of flowers at a house in Bree-town (30.1S, 52.1W)

A Fern By Any Other Name….

Quest Giver: Avery Crabapple (in Bree-town by the Boar Fountain)
Rewards: 42 copper
Repeat: No
Collect the bouquet you left at the wrong door and ask Fern Coppersmith (30.2S 52.0W)  for the correct address. Collect the sweets from the alley behind Avery and give them to him.

A Fist Full of Flowers

Quest Giver: Avery Crabapple (in Bree-town by the Boar Fountain)
Rewards: Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
Collect as many flowers from “Patch of Flowers” as you can in 1 hour. Turn them into Gredlan Mugwort in Bree-town (30.3S, 51.2W) near Avery for a red, blue or green gift box.

  • Marigolds are found primarily outside Michel Delving in the Shire.
  • Violets are outside Breetown near the stone circle.
  • Primroses are outside Celondim in Ered Luin.

Note that to receive a gift box, you need 6 of each type of flower. Keep that in mind before you have the grand idea of only picking flowers in one location.

Your quest tracker will show you the area to search for the flowers and the areas are quite large. All flowers have a chance of being picked up from a patch of flowers but the locations listed above is the primary locale to pick them in larger quantities. The good news is the flowers count as tokens and go in your barter wallet rather than your inventory (this may be because I purchased the premium wallet).

TargetDirectionPRO TIP:
The delete key is default mapped to target items near you. The easiest way to find flowers is to run around tapping your delete key and waiting for a Patch of Flowers to be targeted.

For added assistance locating the flowers you have targeted, go to your options > combat options and turn on Directional Selection Indicator. This will place a small dotted line at your feet that points to the location of your target.

The boxes will largely contain fun items such as dyes, wall paint, tart recipes or cosmetics.

The big prize this year is a Tome of the Spotted Shrew that grants a cosmetic spotted shrew pet. This is a random drop while picking up flowers.

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Bree-land Hedge Maze

The hedge maze is east of the Bree Festival Grounds just past the horse race track.

The maze has changed this year! I worked on a new map to show some of the quest objectives for you.

The maze allows the use of speed buffs! For those not a hunter a speed boost could be obtained in several different fashions including but not limited to:  Harbringer’s Cloak from Mirkwood Adventurer’s Pack, crafted jewelry that grants speed buff such as the Fine Agate Necklace of Quickness , VIPs can purchase boosts with destiny points and there are the run speed boosts in the LOTRO Store.

The quests do not require a speed boost to finish them so don’t feel like you need one. I was able to do them all on my regular speed minstrel.

Misplaced Companions

Quest Giver: Saelthalel (24.75S, 50.87W)
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
Six of Saelthalel’s friends are lost in the hedgemaze and she wants you to find them!

A Laugh at the Lost

Quest Giver: Gísi
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
This trickster dwarf wants you to hang up fake directions signs to keep the people in the maze lost a bit longer.

The Chicken Dash

Quest Giver: Buttercup North-took (24.78S, 50.88W)
Rewards: 1 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
There are loose chickens inside the maze that Buttercup wants you to catch before they escape. This quest is only available approximately every 45 minutes. A broadcast about chickens being loose is sent to the entire Bree-land area. That is the signal that this quest is available.

The Cloven Track

Quest Giver: Gil Plover (24.79S, 50.85W)
Rewards: 1 Spring Leaf
Repeat: No
You are challenged to make it through the maze in under 15 minutes.

A Speedy Errand

Quest Giver: Gil Plover (24.79S, 50.85W)
Rewards: 1 Spring Leaf
Repeat: No
Same objective as above to get through the maze in under 10 minutes.

A Fool’s Errand

Quest Giver: Gil Plover (24.79S, 50.85W)
Rewards: 1 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
Same objective as above to get through the maze in under 3 minutes. This one becomes your repeatable daily quest.

The Green Challenge

Quest Giver: Tob Sandyman (24.80S, 50.86W)
Rewards: +700 with the Inn League
Selectable Rewards: Spring Leaf (x2), Inn League Sinister Keg
Repeat: Daily
This quest giver will only speak with you if you are a member of the Inn League! This one can get tricky because after finding the artifact requested you are slowed and are given 3 minutes to find the exit before ported away (as the Sinister Keg is known to do). This still puts a speed debuff on as part of it’s quest and will remove any speed increase you add such as hunter speed buffs. I did test this with my Harbringer’s Clock and after turning it in the Harbringer’s Cloak buff did return so it didn’t waste using your speed run items.

Terrible Tweens

Quest Giver: Emma Greenbush (24.8S, 50.8W)
Rewards: Spring Festival Box
Repeat: Daily
Tweens are younger hobbits (normal hobbit size NPCs) running about shouting and generally disrupting normal maze activities. They tend to spawn in a dead end of the maze and run to another dead end where they de-spawn. Rings will appear on the mini-map for their location. There are many of them and you only need to catch 4. There is no timer. Just grab one as you find it.

Disorientation

Quest Giver: Birdie Thornthicket (24.8S, 50.8W)
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
You have 10 minutes to find and drink 6 dire brews that are scattered across the maze. These are simple mugs of beer that spawn at random points in the maze. Almost like an Easter egg hunt. There’s a twist though. Dire brews are strong and will cause you to pass out and wake up in a random portion of the maze.

Duillond Stomp-A-Shrew

shrewentranceEntrance to the shrew stomping ground is behind the gazebo where the dance lessons happen inside a cave (24.7S, 93.2W).

Inside you’ll find an arena type area where probably there are a bunch of people running around frantically if a game is going on. There are several levels of the shrew game you can play, each one just a bit more difficult than the last. You can chose one pesky shrew type (leisurely, practiced or challenge) and the enormous shrew quest before the round begins. Each round last 3 minutes with 5 minutes between games.

Stomp-a-shrew for the Leisurely Gardner

Quest Giver: Maengamiel (Leisurely Gardner)
Quest Level: 10+
Reward:  1 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Can participate in each game session.
Drive away pesky shrews (10). There is no need to kill all 10 of the shrews in one round. You can take it easy and stomp a few here and there and finish in however many turns it takes.

Stomp-a-shrew for the Practiced Gardner

bootsQuest Giver: Brangloth (Practiced Gardner)
Reward: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Can participate in each game session.
Drive away pesky shrews (10). Must complete this task within one round.

The Stomp-a-Shrew Challenge

Quest Giver: Logethuil (Elite Gardner)
Reward: Spring Festival Box, Legendary Item Experiences
Repeat: Can participate in each game session.
Drive away pesky shrews (10), Plant  seedlings in the soil (5) Must complete these tasks within one round.

Spring Festival Box has a chance to produce a Tome of the Plain Shrew for a new cosmetic pet.

Thank you to Faelanwing of Dwarrowdelf for sharing his picture of the plain shrew pet.

Stomp-a-shrew — An enormous shrew

Quest Giver: Dinedhrin (Infuriated Gardner) 
Reward: Spring Festival Box
Repeat: Can participate in each game session.
Use the Enormous Boots to stop the Enormous Shrew (Only one of these spawn per round, so only one player can accomplish this per round.)

After accepting your quest, you need to go pick up your Boots of Quite-Imaginable Power from nearby crates. You must pick up the quest/boots each time. You do not have to put them on your feet but you will need to put them in your action bar so you can use them. When the game starts you must target and stomp nearby shrews for credit . For the challenge you will also need to plant the seedlings while stomping shrews to oblivion.

Spring Festival Box has a chance to drop a Tome of the Large Shrew for a new cosmetic pet.


Thank you to @FuretsGondor for sharing his picture of his large shrew pet. This shrew is approximately the size of a Hobbit!

A Shortage of Boots

Quest Giver: shoemakerSantmereth (Worried Gardener)
Reward: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
First run of this quest you’ll need to visit Deluraw in Duillon (near the ovens) to get 3 sub-quests to collect flax plants, twine from the Celodim docks and cherry wood branches. On the repeat of this quest, there are no sub-quests, you just go out and collect the same 3 items.

How the Shire Shoos Shrews

Quest Giver: Bodo Burrows (Know-it-all)
Reward: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
This quest leads you back to the farms of the Shire to get advice from expert Shire farmers on the best way to remove pesky shrews. Visit Cotton Farm, Sandson’s Farm and Samwise’s old Gaffer on Backshot Row. Be sure to read the text from the Hobbits

springflowers

A Proper Festival

Quest Giver: Forlad (Annoyed Gardener)
Reward: 2 Spring Leaf
Repeat: Daily
Forlad is annoyed that all there seems to be to this festival is stomping shrews and requests you go collect followers for the stomping ground flower pots. The flowers can be found outside the shrew stomping area near Duillond. Once collected, return to the shrew stomping grounds to place them in the flower pots.

 

The Shire Bullroarer Celebrations

Most of the Shire quests are one time only quests. Meaning if you did it last year, you won’t get the quest again this year. Only repeatable open is the Bullroarer fence running challenge.

A Hobbit Among the Hedges

Quest Giver: Sorrel North-Took (29.84S, 71.55W)
Rewards: None
Repeat: No
This quest is simply to move you towards Bree for the Hedge maze. You will not get this quest if you’ve already been to Bree and done these quests.

A Celebration at the Greenfields

Quest Giver: Sorrel North-Took (29.84S, 71.55W)
Rewards: 1 Spring Leaf, 42 copper
Repeat: No
Quest has you go visit Sigismond North-Took in Brokenborings

Bullroarer’s Brew

cloverQuest Giver: Sigismond North-took (27.23S, 67.71W)
Rewards: 90 copper
Repeat: No

You are asked to go pick the needed clover so more Bullroarer’s Brew can be made for the celebration. Head north into the Greenfields and look for glowy patches of clover on the ground. Creatures around this area are level 11-13 so fairly safe for most.

Paying Your Respects

Quest Giver: Sigismond North-took (27.23S, 67.71W)
Rewards: 90 copper
Repeat: No

You are sent to the deliver the clover to the Golden Perch in Stock. You take it to Gunderic Grubb(31.98S 63.79W) and instructed to return to Brockenborings to place a tankard of ale near Bullroarer’s statue (just return to Sigismond). After placing your brew and talking to Sigismond again you’re instructed to go visit Tobias Brockhouse (27.24S, 67.25W) east of Brockenborings. He’s standing on a little stage.

Bullroarer’s Challenge

Fence WalkingQuest Giver: Tobias Brockhouse (27.24S, 67.25W)
Rewards: 5 pints of Bullroarers Brew, Legendary Item XP
Selectable Rewards: Wooden Keg, Bullroarer’s Tankard, Clover Patch, Greenfields Hat, Bullroarer’s Brew (x5)
Repeat: Daily

Behind the stage where Tobias stands you’ll notice a thin fencing. You are instructed to toast to Bandobras’s Health with the mugs near by and then walk the length of the fence without falling off. Don’t sweat it if you fall off as you can try again in about 20 seconds. You receive your rewards from back at Sigismond (not Tobias).

Also if you’re curious as to what the Greenfields Hat looks like, Sigismond is wearing one. The clover patch looks exactly like the patches you picked up off the ground. I went with the tankard myself!

Bullroarer’s Challenge – Advanced

Quest Giver: Tobias Brockhouse (27.24S, 67.25W)
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaves, Legendary Item XP
Selectable Rewards: Inn League Keg, Wooden Keg, Bullroarer’s Tankard, Clover Patch, Greenfields Hat, Bullroarer’s Brew (x10), 5 Spring Leaves
Repeat: Daily

The quest the same as above except you must cross the fence in under 20 seconds!

Bullroarer’s Challenge – North

Quest Giver: Tobias Brockhouse (27.24S, 67.25W)
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaves, Legendary Item XP
Selectable Rewards: Inn League Keg, Wooden Keg, Bullroarer’s Tankard, Clover Patch, Greenfields Hat, Bullroarer’s Brew (x10), 5 Spring Leaves
Repeat: Daily

The quest the same as above except you must cross the fence to the north of the platform.

Bullroarer’s Challenge – South

Quest Giver: Tobias Brockhouse (27.24S, 67.25W)
Rewards: 2 Spring Leaves, Legendary Item XP
Selectable Rewards: Inn League Keg, Wooden Keg, Bullroarer’s Tankard, Clover Patch, Greenfields Hat, Bullroarer’s Brew (x10), 5 Spring Leaves
Repeat: Daily

The quest the same as above except you must cross the fence to the south of the platform.

Thorin’s Hall

While still a big hub of Ale Association quests, I found nothing specific to Spring Festival here other than the dance quest.

Festival Mounts

The festival race is no longer required to purchase festival steeds. The race quests in Bree Fairgrounds and the Shire are still available and if won will grant 3 spring leaves. It is repeatable daily in both locations.


Steed of Spring Gardens
40 Spring Leaves

Trellis-Weave Caparison (Warsteed Cosmetic)
20 Spring Leaves

See Danania.net for more screenshots and dye options


Lissuin Steed
20 Spring Leaves

Warsteed Cosmetics:
Spring Lissuin Caparison
20 Spring Leaves

Spring Lissuin Leggings
20 Spring Leaves

Spring Lissuin Halter
80 Primroses, 80 Violets, 80 Marigolds Available from Avery Crabapple in Bree

Spring Lissuin Saddle
80 Primroses, 80 Violets, 80 Marigolds
Available from Avery Crabapple in Bree

See Danania.net for more screenshots and dye options.

Simbelmyne Steed 
Simbelmyne Steed
70 Mithril Coins

2011SpringSteed 
Springtime Steed
70 Mithril Coins
 
Blue Roan Steed
70 Mithril Coins
2009SpringSteed 
Springfest Steed
70 Mithril Coins
Steed of the Jester
Steed of the Jester
100 Primroses, 100 Violets, 100 Marigolds
 

Rewards

Consumables

  • Extra Delicious Tasty Biscuits:  3 Spring Leaves
    These give out fortunes. See the deeds section above for the fortune deeds from these fortune cookies.
  • Springfest Brew Mugs x5:   3 Spring Leaves
  • Doom Shrooms x5:   3 Spring Leaves
  • D.R.A.G.O.N. x5:  3 Spring Leaves
  • Piles of Mysterious Powder x5:   2 Spring Leaves
    Used to craft fireworks (recipes are obtained in the Anniversary Festival)
  • Sack of Petals:  20 Spring Leaves

Decorations

Cosmetics


Trellis-weave Cloak
15 Spring Leaves

Hooded Trellis-weave Cloak
15 Spring Leaves

Trellis-weave Robe
18 Spring Leaves

Lissuin Cloak
15 Spring Leaves

Lissuin Hooded Cloak
15 Spring Leaves

Lissuin Robe
18 Spring Leaves

Lissuin Dress
18 Spring Leaves
Long-Sleeved Spring-Flinger Hauberk
Long-Sleeved Spring-Flinger Hauberk
13 Spring Leaves
Short-Sleeved Spring-Flinger Hauberk
Short-Sleeved Spring-Flinger Hauberk
13 Spring Leaves
Spring Adventurer's Quiver
Spring Adventurer’s Quiver
13 Spring Leaves
Spring-Flinger Cloak
Spring-Flinger Cloak
13 Spring Leaves
Spring-Flinger Hooded Cloak
Spring-Flinger Hooded Cloak 13 Spring Leaves
Spring-Flinger Hat
Spring-Flinger Hat
13 Spring Leaves
Wide Brimmed Spring Hat
Wide Brimmed Spring Hat
13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmyne Circlet
Simbelmyne Circlet
13 Spring Leaves
Spring Dandy Cloak
Spring Dandy Cloak
13 Spring Leaves
Spring Dandy Hooded Cloak
Spring Dandy Hooded Cloak
13 Spring Leaves
White Rose Circlet
White Rose Circlet
13 Spring Leaves
Slapper Fish
Slapper Fish
13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmyne Tunic and Trousers
Simbelmyne Tunic & Trousers 13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmyne Dress
Simbelmyne Dress
13 Spring Leaves
Simbelmyne Cloak
Simbelmyne Cloak
15 Spring Leaves
   

Miscellaneous

Farmer Recipes

  • Potted Bluebottle Recipe 8 Spring Leaves
  • Potted Lily of the Valley Recipe 8 Spring Leaves
  • Potted Iris Recipe 8 Spring Leaves
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart Recipe 15 Spring Leaves
  • Bilberry Tart Recipe 15 Spring Leaves
  • Cherry Tart Recipe 15 Spring Leaves

Emote

  • Cold Fish (grants /fishslap emote) 1 Spring Leaves
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13 Responses to “LOTRO Spring Festival Guide 2014”

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  2. Thalianna Says:

    Thanks for the guide as always! I really like that your maze map is oriented the same as the in-game minimap. I’ve been using another map until now, and it’s great but it orients the entrance/exit on the south/north ends rather than east/west as they are in the game. Yours is so much easier to interpret (for my brain anyway)! Thanks :)

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  3. Brabbo Says:

    Thanks for all awesome guides!

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  4. Giftel Says:

    Nice information, Goldenstar. Many thanks! <3

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  5. Cambruin Says:

    Thank you Goldenstar!

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  6. Sankai Says:

    Thanks GS!

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  7. Krank Says:

    “A Fool’s Errand” has now 1 min cd (pre quests have a lower cd as well).

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  8. Krank Says:

    * not ‘cd’, but time limit. :)

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  9. Supergirl Says:

    I love CSTM. :) Awesome guide and I totally referred to your Hedge Maze map every time I went. I got used to the new layout eventually, but finding the elves and old “maze muscle memory” would flood back occasionally to the old routes we ran blindfolded.

    As for the Tome of the Large Shrew, /boo. No amount of money could buy it on Arkenstone it would seem. Random drop reward… not so good.

    … and Yay! thanks for the horse mentions! :D

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