LOTRO Summer Festival Guide 2014

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Summer Festival is running this year from July 21 – August 8, 2014. This guide is here to help you find all the events available.

The currency of this festival is the Summer Festival Token. Collecting these can help you buy the goodies listed in the rewards section below.

The big events for the Summer Festival are the Hobbit and Dwarf races and the fishing quests. There are other quests available in case these two aren’t your cup of tea. The quests are mostly broken up into four 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 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)

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?

  • A new robe and 2 cloaks are available. All are named Wedmath Celebration
  • A new steed purchasable from the festival vendors, Steed of the Wedmath Celebration
  • A new caparison your war-steed, Caparison of the Wedmath Celebration

Deeds

  • Lucky Day at the Races Winning the Dwarf and Hobbit races (see descriptions below) with each racer will grant you the title “Lucky Duck”.
  • Much Drinking, Much Running Win with each of the Dwarf racers 3 times. Reward is 6 Festival Tickets.
  • Much Eating, Much Running Win with each of the Hobbit racers 3 times. Reward is 6 Festival Tickets
  • Too Much of Everything Complete the Much Drinking and Much Eating deeds. Reward is 15 summer festival tokens, the /heave emote and the title “Picky Picker”
  • Celebrating Sunshine Complete all the fishing, finding lost things and firework quests for the title “Sunshine”.
  • Fortune Festival Fish Catch 10 each of the rare festival fish: Silver Haddock (Thorin’s), Celebhal (Celondim), Golden Redfish (Bree), Starry Flounder (Bywater), Reward: Title “Rare Fish”
  • Consume Consumables: Saffron’s Lipstick Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Vile Vittles Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Foul Blast Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Fire Breathing Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Essence of Toad Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)
  • Consume Consumables: Monster Fare Use consumable 300 times and you will be able to use this affect as a permanent skill (no consumable required)

Quests

You are invited to the Summer Festival through one of the pop-up quests that will appear on your screen. Accepting this quest will grant you a map to teleport you to the Party Tree in the Shire and rewards 1 Summer Festival Token.

Bree-land Festival Grounds

Fireworks for the Festival

Quest Giver: Robert Greenverge
Rewards: Summerdays Fireworks or 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeatable: Daily

You are to collect fireworks from all the festival areas and you have 1 hour to do it. Not a difficult quest and super easy if you are (or pair up with) a hunter. Each Festival area will have a Fireworks vendor that will sell you their race’s fireworks.

You can pick up these fireworks ahead of time just while wandering around doing other festival stuff and have it ready when you go to Bree to turn it in.

Thorin’s Hall

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Forgotten Errands

Quest Giver: Ambi
Rewards: 1 Summer Token
Repeat: Daily

Ambi has a list of missing items that is scattered around Thorin’s Hall. There are 5 items you need to find. They aren’t too difficult if you just travel around every hallway. For a hint on the tricky one, look near the bridge near the waterfall.

Losing More Than a Wager

Quest Giver: Skalli (inside the Dwarf race instance)
Rewards: 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeat: Daily

Skalli is very unlucky when it comes to betting on the Dwarf races and in a tantrum has thrown and lost some of his items. He will hand you a report that will go into your inventory that will will give hints where to find his lost items.

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Missing Things

Quest Giver: Lalfor
Rewards: 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeat: Daily

Lalfor has asked you to help him find his poems and gifts for his love, Nedhrien. They are scattered around Duillond and all pretty easy to locate.

The Shire

These quests are located by the Party Tree in the Shire just north of Hobbiton.

Don’t forget the seasonal: Summer to Fall Farming Quest for characters who have the farming profession!

Too Much Festivalbook

Quest Giver: Foxglove Tunnelly
Rewards: 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeat: Daily

Foxglove has misplaced her things in the festival ground and asks you to help find them. They are all in the party tree area. To help with that final item I’ll give you the suggestion to go visit Samwise’s old Gaffer.

Pro Tip: using the delete key will target these items when you are near them

Going Hungry

Quest Giver: Melilot Hayward
Rewards: 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeat: Daily

Melilot has lost all the food she brought with her and hands you a list of what she did that day to help her find them all. You will find the list in your inventory that gives clues where to look for her lost items.

Fishing Quests

Fishing is the most efficient way to collect Summer Festival Tokens (unless you supremely lucky at the festival races and have lots of tickets). I’ve also heard of member’s of the Inn League or Ale Association running all those repeatable to turn in their badges for tokens.

These fishing quests originate from the Bywater fishing area (same area used by the Farmer’s Festival). There are prerequisite quests that have to be done here before it opens up the fishing in the other festival areas.

Belongings Gone Fishing

Quest Giver: Mosco Smallburow
Rewards: 1 Summer Festival Token
Repeat: Daily

Mosco has a big fishing tale for your and then asks you to help him find his lost items. In your inventory you’ll have an item called “Mosco’s List” that has all the items on it and what was he was doing when he lost the item to help you track the items down.

To the Fishing Hole

Quest Giver: Ned Longbottom at the Party Tree or Maggi in Thorin’s Hall
Rewards: The Basics of Fishing
Repeat: No

Quest sends you to Neddie Grub in Bywater (31.2S, 70.0W Shire).

Neddie is a festival barterer.  He has several lawn decorations and a wallpaper selection. You can see pictures of these in the Summer Festival Decoration and Furniture Guide.

FishingHole

Stocking the Pond

Quest Giver: Neddie Grub
Rewards: 3 Summer Festival Tokens
Repeat: No

Neddie asks you the best place to catch an assortment of fish in a certain order.

  • Amberjack in Thorin’s Hall – head towards the waterfall on the west side of the hall.
  • Luillim in Celondim on the docks
  • Drum in Bree. Fishing in the pond near Pierson’s farm south of Bree-town.(33.0S, 49.8W)

The Fishing Hole

Quest Giver: Neddie Grub
Rewards: Fish you catch are bartered for tokens and decorations
Repeat: Daily
Prerequisite: Stocking the Pond

Neddie asks you to catching as many fish as you can in 10 minutes. Turn in your extra fish to Neddie for additional tokens.

Sitting on the Dock

Quest Giver: Gaellien (in Celondim near the docks not Duillond)
Rewards: Turn in fish caught for bonus tokens
Repeat: Daily
Prerequisite: Stocking the Pond

Gaellien asks you to catch as many fish as you can in 20 minutes. Turn in your fish to Gaellien for extra tokens earned.

A River Runs Through It

Quest Giver: Láfi, West side Thorin’s Hall near water
Rewards: Turn in fish caught for bonus tokens
Repeat: Daily
Prerequisite: Stocking the Pond

Láfi asks you to catch as many fish as you can in 20 minutes. Turn in your fish to Láfi for extra tokens earned.

The Pond

Quest Giver: Will Hindmarsh
Rewards: Turn in fish caught for bonus tokens
Repeat: Daily
Prerequisite: Stocking the Pond

Will asks you to catch as many fish as you can in 20 minutes. Turn in your fish to Will for extra tokens earned.

Trading Fish for Tokens

For you expert fishers who have more fish than tokens, head to your local fishing quartermaster to be able to turn in your fish for extra Summer Festival Tokens.

Trading Tokens for Fish

For those of you have more tokens than they know what to do with and dislike fishing: Ernwyd Brandybuck at the Party Tree (29.8S, 71.6W) will trade tokens for the special fish (Celebhal, Silver Haddock, Golden Redfish or Starry Flounder). The fish are used at the quartermasters for special rewards (see rewards section below).

Racing Events

FestivalHorseThe races take place inside instances. Head to Michel Delving or Thorin’s Gate to find the Festival Horse that will take you to the Hobbit and Dwarf races.

Playing the Races

The two races operate the exact same way even though Hobbits are racing after food and Dwarves are racing for beer.

The races run every nine minutes from when the race starts until the next race starts. Three minutes before the race starts, you will be able to place your bets on your favorite racer with the Race-master.

ConsolationIf you win:
Turn in the quest for 6 Festival Tokens.

If you lose:
Click on the Consolation Present near the Race Trader to collect 1-2 Summer Festival Tokens just for playing.

Win or lose the quest is over and you will need to wait an hour to play again or you can reset the quest to play again for 5 Mithril Coins.

The Dwarf and Hobbit races are on separate timers so you can play both within the hour without having to pay for a reset.

Festival Mounts


Steed of the Wedmath Celebration

62% Speed, 200 Morale
40 tokens

Caparison of the Wedmath Celebration

Warsteed Cosmetic
40 tokens
Steed of the Midsummer 
Midsummer Steed

62% Speed, 200 Morale
20 tokens

War-steed Cosmetic:
Caparison of the Midsummer
20 tokens

SummerDaysSteed 
Summerdays Steed
62% Speed, 200 Morale
20 tokens

Rewards

Barterers

Quartermasters (special items and race only items):

  • Gaellien, 28.17S, 92.12W Celondim
  • Neddie Grub, 31.23S, 69.96W Hobbiton-Bywater
  • Láfi, Near the water west side Thorin’s Hall
  • Will Hindmarsh,  33.03S, 49.95W Bree-land

Provisioners:

  • Noreth,  24.57S, 93.04W Ered Luin
  • Dodder Twofoot, in the Taste of Hobbiton Race Area
  • Jorfi, In the Keg-Hoppisng Race Area
  • Bernard Oaksey, 24.66S, 51.48W Bree-land

Cosmetics

The following cosmetics are available to be purchased by provisioners.


Robe of the Wedmath Celebration
20 Tokens

Cloak of the Wedmath Celebration
20 Tokens

Hooded Cloak of the Wedmath Celebration
20 Tokens
Robe of the Midsummer 
Robe of the Midsummer 
15 Tokens
Cloak of the Midsummer  Cloak of the Midsummer 
15 Tokens
Hooded Cloak of the Midsummer
Hooded Cloak of the Midsummer 
15 Tokens
Summerdays Dress
Summerdays Dress
15 Tokens
Summerdays Tunic and Trousers
Summerdays Tunic and Pants 15 Tokens
Sleeveless Elven Tunic
Sleeveless Elven Tunic
10 Tokens
Sleeveless Summer Dress
Sleeveless Summer Dress
10 Tokens
Long-Sleeved Summer Tunic and Pants
Long-Sleeved Summer Tunic and Pants
10 Tokens
Short Sleeved Summer Tunic and Pants
Short-Sleeved Summer Tunic and Pants
10 Tokens
Long-Sleeved Summer Dress
Long-sleeved Summer Dress 10 Tokens
Short-Sleeved Summer Dress
Short-Sleeved Summer Dress
10 Tokens
Summer Travelling Cloak
Summer Travelling Cloak
10 Tokens
Cloak of the Summer Sun
Cloak of the Summer Sun
10 Tokens
Golden Tree Summer Cloak
Golden Tree Summer Cloak
10 Tokens
Summerdays Cloak
Summerdays Cloak
15 Tokens
Summerdays Hooded Cloak
Summerdays Hooded Cloak
15 Tokens

Summerdays Hat
15 Tokens
Sun Hat
Sun Hat
10 Tokens
Turquoisee Summer Circlet
Turquoise Summer Circlet
10 Tokens
   

The Ceremonial Dress is a special item sold by quartermasters only. They are not able to be dyed and come in three colors. The cost of this dress is 6 Summer Festival Tokens and the “rare” fish for that race’s area; Golden Redfish (Bree), Silver Haddock (Thorin’s), & Celebhal (Celondim).

CeremonialWhite
Bree vendor sells white
CeremonialDress
Thorin’s vendor sells blue
CeremonialGreen
Celodim’s vendor sells green

Decorations

Rather than reposting all the images and descriptions of the decorations I’ll point you to these resources:

Consumables

  • 5 Monster Fare – 3 tokens
  • 5 Foul Blast – 3 tokens
  • 5 Fire-Breathing Potion – 3 tokens
  • 5 Essence of Toad – 3 tokens
  • 5 Mugs of Triple Strength Brandy – 3 tokens
  • 5 Mugs of … Liquid – 3 tokens
  • 5 Saffron’s Lipstick – 3 Tokens
  • 5 Vile Vittles – 3 tokens
  • 5 Piles of Mysterious Powder – 5 tokens

See the deeds section above for deeds related to these consumables!

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23 Responses to “LOTRO Summer Festival Guide 2014”

  1. Avatar of Draculetta
    Draculetta Says:

    3 Cheers for Goldenstar and her wonderful guide!

    But Really turbine? another Tablecloth horse???

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    • Angela Says:

      This should not come as a surprise to anyone. People have been complaining about this almost a year & nothing has been done & I don’t see this changing. This is peer laziness on the person/s who is creating these mounts. This game is going downhill & will continue. It amazes me people still spending money on this game.

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      • MMOgamer Says:

        Turbine already said they will not to more tablecoths mounts, but this would not come to the summer festival, it’ll apply for the following festivals.
        And about the game going downhill this is relative, if you dont like the actual state the game are a LOT of people like, if not the game would be close already, this is just a matter of oppinion, i mean…each one spend money with what they want…

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  2. Angela Says:

    :facepalm: @ this years summer mount.

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  3. Daruma Says:

    Wow. Even for current Turbine standards, the new robe and tablecloth are amazingly ugly. Who’s designing those things? It’s just … baffling.

    PS: Thanks Goldenstar, as always, for your wonderful guide!

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  4. Syraphill Says:

    Thanks for the guide!

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  5. Hagges Says:

    Thanks for the quick workup on the guide Goldenstar! Fantastic work as usual.

    Quite a bit of disappointment for this years festival. I was really hoping for something new and fresh. Haven’t played consistently for more than 2 years now, and was looking for any excuse to get back in and visit.

    That horse is just sad. Outfits are meh. Maybe we’ll get a decent non-twiggy looking horse for the fall festival.

    Till then, cheers and thanks again for all the work you’ve done for our once-wonderful game!

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  6. Pickles Says:

    Thank you as always for the guide! This year’s rewards are pretty lackluster.

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  7. Goreamir Says:

    Is it just me, or did they up the grind for this festival? I don’t remember the quests only giving one token as a reward, aside from the races.
    The new rewards are ugly, I don’t even think the completionist in me wants to grind for the new horse on all my characters this time.

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    • Keeper of squishies Says:

      We got 1 token per find-stuff-for-people quest last year and the year before as well, but I don’t know about 2011 and earlier :)

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    • Avatar of Goldenstar
      Goldenstar Says:

      As far as I can tell, the grind is exactly the same as it has been for a few years. I didn’t have to update any of the tokens granted on the quests. The only price changes in the rewards was last year’s clothing and horse getting a reduction to normal past year amounts.

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    • Hyos Says:

      As usual, the best way to grind tokens is by doing the “FedEx” Ale Association and Inn league quests. Gives you 60-70 Summer Festival tokens in about 40 minutes. Per day. The festival quests are in this case just a bonus.

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  8. Giftel Says:

    Thanks for the update on this year’s summer festival, Goldenstar. You are very kind to continue this for us.

    Afraid the game needs a shot in the arm. These ‘new’ items are sort of Meh. :/

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  9. rewards Says:

    so wher exactly can i find someone to shop for a festival horse ?

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    • Avatar of Goldenstar
      Goldenstar Says:

      You need to find a provisoner (They are listed in the Rewards section) or you can go to Hengstacer Farm in Bree. The new festival horse items are always there.

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  10. Supergirl Says:

    Yay Goldenstar!
    Thank you for another great festival guide!

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  11. Keeper of squishies Says:

    Thank you so much for always making such great festival guides! <3

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  12. EricOfWildwood Says:

    It’s not ending the 5th, like the Announcement and Calendar says?

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    • Rene Says:

      I’d like to know that too. Usually Turbine tends to prolong festivals, I’m wondering if that is the case this year as well…

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  13. Ben Says:

    I also think the mount and other cosmetics are kinda hideous but I am actually kinda happy about that. The summer festival was generally my least favorite one to do, so no temptation from the rewards is kinda nice. More time to level up the mooks!

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  14. Giftel Says:

    Darn the festival didn’t last until the 8th. It’s gone now. :(

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  15. Alexus Says:

    Thanks for still finding time and motivation to keep us updated about these events. Too bad that it’s just yet another extremely unimaginative event with dull “mini-games” and a few cosmetic add-ons (including the aesthetically unpleasant mandatory “tablecloth” for mounts). If not for a few player-run events on Landroval there would be absolutely no reason to log in during this festival.

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