Ok, whoever is the genius behind the LOTRO kegs needs a raise 😉 A previous version of this keg, the “Sinister Inn League Keg” which is obtained from the Spring festival in the Hedge maze would transport you to various places throughout Middle-Earth including places like the Giant’s Needle which is a tad tricky to get down from.
So, to further clarify where these kegs come from. The Sinister Inn League Keg comes from the Hedge maze and is a reward for the quest “The Green Challenge” obtained from Tob Sandyman, where you have to find a relic of the Inn League. He’s standing with the rest of the quest-givers there at the entrance to the maze. You first have to find the item, then find your way out while drunk. There’s also the Inn League keg that’s a reward for the “Bullroarer’s Challenge – Advanced” which has teleportation powers as well. This quest is up in Brockenborings and may require you to do the quests at the Statue just NE of the horse point, otherwise the quest is further to the east. This is the quest that requires you to way along the fence while drunk. I believe the Sinister version is just a little more “un-kind” with the places it puts you as I tried the Inn League and didn’t go anywhere too bad – just a bit remote. Both of these quests are repeatable, so you can do them again to either get the keg again, or for leaves.
Well with the new festival they included a Moria keg version that is barterable for 12 tokens. I ended up taking a few trips with the keg and each location kept on getting better. By far my favorite is the spot in the Great Delving complete with a fire, sleeping bag, and empty glasses! I took a quick video of 2 of these locations, including the drunken effect and some a bunch of screenshots. I included some captions, but feel free to add your own 🙂
First a snap of my Kinship hall with all the kegs…
This is a shot from the regular keg, a nice pig hovel in the shire.
Here’s the video of the Foundations and Redhorn locations.
These next 2 are from the same location in the Foundations as the video above:
Possibly my favorite is this one in the Great Delving as there’s NO way to get here other then the keg. So not only did the put these locations in they actually took time to build out little areas.
Here are a couple of shots from the Redhorn location:
As good as the Great Delving location is, the one in Nud-Melek has to be the scariest possible way to awaken from a drunken stupor.
Now how bummed would you be as a dwarf if you knew all this beer was out of your reach just above the 21st hall 😉
In addition to doing a bunch of drinking today, I did manage to finish off a couple of Spring Festival deeds on my Warden, so I was pleased with that. I’ll probably continue the festival more throughout the time it is up but I’m not real sure how much I’ll do on my other toons.
Very cool screens. I’ve yet to acquire the keg because I only have 8 tokens thus far. But I shall have my keg, and my horses, and other stuff.
yeah, I think I hit all the spots in Moria as I was starting to get duplicates. I’m going to have to check out what else I want, but will probably use the maze and races to get leaves depending on the craziness in the shrew area.
Ok, I left out a couple of details as I thought they were known since the festival has been around for a while. Updated the post – thanks @longasc for the nudge 🙂