|The scavenger hunt starts at the Party Tree|
The Anniversary event runs from the 20th April to the 8th of May.
To celebrate 10 years, there are new special scavenger hunt quest chains (that may be difficult to complete for characters less than level 105 as it takes you all over Middle Earth), with some nice rewards for completing all 10 sections of each scavenger hunt.
Lower level characters can still take part in the normal Anniversary activities including fireworks at the Methel-stage in the Shire, fireworks in Bree, lost invitations in Bree, the gift-giving quest chain (Bree-land, The Shire, Thorin's Gate), the beer-fights in Thorin's Hall Festival Arena, and horse races.
There is also a new dragon themed steed (war-steed appearances also available) and matching dragon-themed cosmetic armour set to buy with Anniversary Tokens.
|Steed of the Unflagging Dragon|
To help you (and me) with the scavenger hunt, here are some tips on where to go. Note this is a work in progress as I complete the scavenger hunt too.
The Path of the FellowshipComplete all ten years worth of Tales to earn 3 anniversary tokens, 3 ashenslade green dyes, 3 lórien gold dyes, and the title "Devoted to Company".
Year 1 Tales: Frodo
- Collect Remembrances in Bilbo's Home - Hobbiton, The Shire
- Pat Grip and Fang at Farmer Maggot's farm - near Stock, The Shire
- Eat a meal at Tom Bombadil's House - The Old Forest, Bree-land
- Dance on a table at the Prancing Pony - Bree, Bree-land
- Faint at the ranger's camp near Weathertop - Candaith's Encampment, The Lone-lands
- Talk to Frodo in Bilbo's Room - Rivendell, The Trollshaws
- Sit on the chair at Amon Hen - near Parth Galen, East Rohan
- Kill some Fell-wights in the Dead Marshes - Cave of the Avorrim, West Gondor
- Collect Remembrances in Henneth Annûn - Henneth Annûn, North Ithilien
Year 2 Tales: Sam
- Bow to Gaffer Gamgee - Hobbiton, The Shire
- Eavesdrop at the window in Bag End - Hobbiton, The Shire
- Fetch a small beer for Rosie Cotton - Bywater, The Shire
- Challenge Old Man Willow - The Old Forest, Bree-land
- Visit Bill the Pony at the Prancing Pony - Bree, Bree-land
- Kill some Neekerbreekers in Midgewater Marsh - Midgewater Marsh, Bree-land
- Talk to Sam in Rivendell about Oliphaunts - Rivendell, The Trollshaws
- Talk to Sam on Cerin Amroth in Lothlorien - Cerin Amroth, Lothlorien
- Shake your fist at Gollum near the Anduin - Thinglad, The Great River
- Cook a stew with 3 taters and 2 coneys (frypan provided)
Ten Years of TravelsComplete all ten years worth of travels and earn 3 anniversary tokens, 3 belegaer blue dyes, 3 lavender dyes, and the title "Wanderer of Middle Earth".
Year 1 Travels: Towering Monuments
- Collect 20 Remembrances from near the monuments
- Visit the Bounder's Bounty Statue - Michel Delving, The Shire
- Visit the Falconer's Tower - Fields of Fornost, North Downs
- Visit the High King's Crossing - High King's Crossing, Evendim
- Visit the Giant's Needle - The Giant Halls, The Misty Mountains
- Visit the Gate of Shadows - Carn Dûm, Angmar
- Visit the Dwarf-lords' Gate - The Great Delving, Moria
- Visit the Gate of the Seven Fathers - The Flaming Deeps, Moria
- Visit the Argonath - The East Wall, East Rohan
- Visit the Stone of Erech - Blackroot Vale, West Gondor
- Visit the Cross-roads - The Cross-roads, South Ithilien
Year 2 Travels: Tavern Crawl, Eriador
- Collect 22 Remembrances from taverns (1-3 at each tavern)
- Have a drink of ale at each tavern
- Visit Thorin's Hall Inn - Thorin's Hall, Ered Luin
- Visit the Bird and Baby Inn - Michel Delving, The Shire
- Visit The Ivy Bush - Hobbiton, The Shire
- Visit The Green Dragon - Baywater, The Shire
- Visit The Floating Log Inn - The Frogmoors, The Shire
- Visit The Plough and Stars - Brockenborings, The Shire
- Visit The Golden Perch - Stock, The Shire
- Visit The Prancing Pony - Bree, Bree-land
- Visit The Comb and Wattle Inn - Combe, Bree-land
- Visit The Forsaken Inn - Forsaken Inn, The Lone-lands
Ten Years of TriflesComplete all ten years of trifles and earn 3 anniversary tokens, 3 dark clay dyes, 3 moria silver dyes, and the title "Bustling Adventurer".
Year 1 Trifles: Old Foes
- Defeat Baugarch - Chetwood, Bree-land
- Defeat Jagger Jack - Blackwold Headquarters, Bree-land
- Defeat Svalfang - Svalfang's Hut, Bree-land
- Defeat Mangemaw - Rushock Bog, The Shire
- Defeat Skíthi Blackhand - The Grimwater, Ered Luin
- Defeat Morrafn - Fields of Fornost, North Downs
- Defeat Dhît - Stone-troll's Glade, The Trollshaws
- Defeat Rothlúg - Southern High Pass, The Misty Mountains
- Defeat Farathlúg - Talvi-mûri (NE of Kuru-leiri), Forochel
Year 2 Trifles: Reflections IYou can access these instances by completing the relevant quests or, if already completed, by visiting the appropriate Reflecting Pool.
- Complete instance: Beneath the Greenfields - Vol. 1 Prologue (The Shire) or Michel Delving Reflecting Pool, The Shire
- Complete instance: The Infiltrator's Surprise - Turtles in the Soup quest chain in Bree, Bree-land or Bree Reflecting Pool, Bree-land
- Complete instance: Othrongroth - Vol. 1, Book 1 or Bree Reflecting Pool, Bree-land
- Complete instance: Retake Weathertop - Vol. 1, Book 2 or Ost Guruth Reflecting Pool, The Lone-lands
- Complete instance: Red-pass - Vol. 1, Book 2 or Ost Guruth Reflecting Pool, The Lone-lands
- Complete instance: A Formal Complaint - Hob Hillbrow's quests near Dwaling, Evendim or Tinnudir Reflecting Pool, Evendim
- Complete instance: The Tomb of Elendil - The Blade that was Broken quest chain (starts with Aragorn in Rivendell) or Tinnudir Reflecting Pool, Evendim
- Complete instance: The Twisted Heart - Longbough's quests in The Eavespires, Evendim or Tinnudir Reflecting Pool, Evendim
- Complete instance: Fire and Ice - Vol. 1, Book 5 or Rivendell Reflecting Pool, The Trollshaws
- Complete instance: Mordirith's Fall - Vol. 1, Book 8 or Aughaire Reflecting Pool, Angmar
A Journey Through Middle EarthComplete scavenger hunts from all ten years to earn 3 anniversary tokens, Armour of the Reminiscing Dragon (cosmetic armour set), Tome of the Majestic White Stag (pet), Steed of the Reminiscing Dragon (mount) and the title "Versed in Yesteryear".
- Complete any Year 1 scavenger hunt and earn 1 anniversary token, The Stone of Erech (housing decoration), Farmer Maggot's Dog (pet) and Scrap Paper.
- Complete any Year 2 scavenger hunt and earn 1 anniversary token, Little Old Man Willow (housing decoration), Bill the Pony (pet) and Scrap Paper.
Apparently the Year 3 scavenger hunts should be available later this week. Have fun!