Hobnanigans

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Hobnanigans, also know as Chicken Ball or Chicken Hockey is a special event in The Horsefields in Bree where two competing teams try to manoeuvre a chicken through their opponents goals by striking it with bats in order to score points. Taking part in games earns reputation with the Chicken Chasing League of Eriador and Hobnangians Tokens, which can be bartered for cosmetic gear, emotes, housing decorations and cosmetic pets. The game returned shortly after Patch 13.1 following a hiatus since July 2007 and is expected to be played monthly.[1][2]

Active

  • 9-11 May, 2014
  • 6-8 June, 2014
  • 4-6 July, 2014
  • 1-3 August, 2014
  • 5-7 September, 2014 [3]

A Game of Hobnanigan

  • The game is played by two teams of three or six on a field using sticks to bunt a Game Hen through the opposition goals.
  • Win the game by scoring more goals than the opposition.
Every player who participates in a game receives 5 Hobnanigans Tokens, and players on the winning team receive an additional 10 tokens.
  • Each game lasts ten minutes.
  • There are four fields available, each with a Flying Feathers and Steel Beaks captain who gives the quest to play each round.
  • These captains will continue to give the quest even if a team is filled or a game is in progress. You simply won't be able to take a stick or enter the field.
  • You are able to switch teams between rounds, but not during games.
  • Once a game has started invisible walls around the field become active, teleporting non-players out of the playing field and stopping others from entering the field.
  • You start the game with one chicken hitting ability (Chicken Hit), with more powerful abilities, including buffs and debuffs, becoming available as the game progresses.
  • Teammates wear a special cloak and have a rune floating above their heads, red for the Flying Feathers and blue for the Steel Beaks.
The Cloak is only visible if the player is using their default "equipment Outfit."
  • At the start of each game there is a chance that bales of straw will appear on the field, providing obstacles that must be played around.
  • After each goal is scored there is a chance that a wagon will appear in one set of each teams goals, stopping points from being scored through it.
  • Be careful, as it is possible to hit the chicken through your own goals and score points for the opposition.
Hobnanigan Field 1

Strategy and tactics

  • The Serious Business effect is enabled for the duration of the game.
  • Special game abilities can be dragged to your Quick Slot Bar, making them easier to activate.
  • Every player's instinct is to chase close to the chicken spamming their abilities. Spread yourself out, anticipate where the chicken will be hit to, and time your shots.
  • In 3v3 games, have two players trying to score goals and the third in the back half, acting as a goal keeper and slowing down the oppositions attacks.
  • In 6v6 games, spread your players out along the wings and midfield and move the chicken between players carefully rather than rushing straight for the goals.

Chicken Chasing skills

By default the Event Quickslot will appear in the center of your screen unless you have previously moved it to another location.
(Certain combat skills will generate an Event Quickslot when certain requirements are met.)
As you mouse over the top-left edge of the Event Quickslot, you can click and drag it to another location on the screen more convenient.
You can also drag the contents of the Event Quickslot to a convenient location on your Quickslot bar if that is easier for you.
Note however, that you will need to repeat this drag to your quickslot bar for each new appearance of the Event Quickslot (i.e. each new game of Hobnanigans).
  • During the game you get two additional "skills." There are four available, they appear in random order.
The first bonus skill appears at six minutes remaining Hobnanigans Event Quickslot-2.png
The second bonus skill appears at two minutes remaining Hobnanigans Event Quickslot-3.png Hobnanigans Event Quickslot-4.png
  • Massive Chicken Hit-icon.png Massive Chicken Hit - drive the chicken a long distance
  • Rapid Chicken Hit-icon.png Rapid Chicken Hit - a short distance drive with a short cooldown allowing multiple hits in succession
  • Hobnanigans Egg-icon.png Hatching - target an opponent (not the chicken) for a 3-second rotten egg stun.
  • The Boot-icon.png Drink from the Boot - the pause that refreshes! a 10-second speed boost.

Quests

  • Hobnanigans Field 1 - 6 v 6
Haggo Boffin - Flying Feathers (Red team) Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Flying Feathers
Carnelian Bracegirdle - Steel Beaks (Blue team) Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Steel Beaks
  • Hobnanigans Field 2 - 3 v 3
Gorbulas Millstone - Flying Feathers Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Flying Feathers - Field 2
May Tighfield - Steel Beaks Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Steel Beaks - Field 2
  • Hobnanigans Field 3 - 3 v 3
Olo Knotwise - Flying Feathers Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Flying Feathers - Field 3
Belba Hardbottle - Steel Beaks Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Steel Beaks - Field 3
  • Hobnanigans Field 4 - 6 v 6
Dimple Grubb - Flying Feathers Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Flying Feathers - Field 4
Melilot Toadfoot - Steel Beaks Captain
Quest:A Game of Hobnanigan -- Steel Beaks - Field 4

Titles

NPCs

Barter Items

Quartermaster (Consumables) [25.6S, 52.3W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
White Carrying Chicken-icon.png White Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Red Carrying Chicken-icon.png Red Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 20 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Carrying Chicken-icon.png Dorking Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 30 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Carrying Chicken-icon.png Scrapper Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 40 Hobnanigans Tokens
Black-foot Carrying Chicken-icon.png Black-foot Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 50 Hobnanigans Tokens
Orange Wyandotte Carrying Chicken-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Carrying Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 60 Hobnanigans Tokens
Map to Hobnanigans-icon.png Map to Hobnanigans Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 5 Hobnanigans Tokens


Quartermaster (Cosmetic Equipment) [25.9S, 51.5W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Cosmetic Equipment
Chicken Mask-icon.png Chicken Mask Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
Red Hobnanigans Cloak-icon.png Red Chicken Cloak Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Blue Hobnanigans Cloak-icon.png Blue Chicken Cloak Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Red Hobnanigans Cloak-icon.png Red Hobnanigans Cloak Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens
Blue Hobnanigans Cloak-icon.png Blue Hobnanigans Cloak Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens
Cracked Egg Helm-icon.png Cracked Egg Helm Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
Hobnanigans Quiver-icon.png Hobnanigans Club Red Quiver Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 600 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobnanigans Quiver-icon.png Hobnanigans Club Blue Quiver Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 600 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobnanigans Club-icon.png Hobnanigans Club Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Chicken Nest Hats
White Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with White Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 50 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
White Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Red Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 720 Hobnanigans Tokens
Black Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Dorking Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Red Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Scrapper Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Black Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Black-foot Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Red Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Chicken Nest Hats - Rare Tokens
White Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Red Chicken Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token
Black Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Dorking Chicken Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token
Red Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Scrapper Chicken Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token
Black Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Black-foot Chicken Black-foot Chicken Token-icon.png Black-foot Chicken Token
Red Nest Hat-icon.png Nest Hat with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token


Quartermaster (Emotes) [26.0S, 52.3W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Envelope-icon.png Grant Chicken Drive Emote Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Grant Chicken Chip Emote Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Grant Chicken Putt Emote Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Grant Drink from the Boot Emote Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Grant Throw Feathers Emote Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens


Quartermaster (Facepainting) [25.7S, 51.9W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Flower Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Butterfly Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Bee Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Feather Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Star Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Sword Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Bow Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Envelope-icon.png Facepaint Stencil - Pipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens


Quartermaster (Housing Decorations) [25.4S, 51.7W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Housing Decorations
Banner 2-icon.png Red Standing Banner Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 180 Hobnanigans Tokens
Banner 2-icon.png Blue Standing Banner Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 180 Hobnanigans Tokens
Banner 2-icon.png Red Wall Banner Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 120 Hobnanigans Tokens
Banner 2-icon.png Blue Wall Banner Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 120 Hobnanigans Tokens
Banner 2-icon.png Standing Streamer Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 60 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Seedy Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 60 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Yellow Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 90 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Red Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 90 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Green Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 90 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Blue Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 90 Hobnanigans Tokens
Hobbit Waggon-icon.png Broken Hobbit Waggon Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 30 Hobnanigans Tokens
Lawn Chickens
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png White Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 75 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Red Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 720 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Dorking Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Scrapper Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Black-foot Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Lawn Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Lawn Chickens - Rare Tokens
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Red Lawn Chicken Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Dorking Lawn Chicken Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Scrapper Lawn Chicken Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Black-foot Lawn Chicken Black-foot Chicken Token-icon.png Black-foot Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Lawn Chicken Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token
Small Hobnanigans Field
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with White Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 75 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Red Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 720 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Dorking Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Scrapper Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Black-foot Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Small Hobnanigans Field - Rare Tokens
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Red Chicken Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Dorking Chicken Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Scrapper Chicken Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Black-foot Chicken Black-foot Chicken Token-icon.png Black-foot Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Small Hobnanigans Field with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token
Large Hobnanigans Field
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with White Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 300 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Red Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 720 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Dorking Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Scrapper Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Black-foot Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Large Hobnanigans Field - Rare Tokens
White Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Red Chicken Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Dorking Chicken Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Scrapper Chicken Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token
Dorking Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Black-foot Chicken Black-foot Chicken Token-icon.png Black-foot Chicken Token
Scrapper Lawn Chicken-icon.png Large Hobnanigans Field with Orange Wyandotte Chicken Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token


Quartermaster (Pets) [25.4S, 51.2W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Cosmetic Pets
Paper Sheet 1 (common)-icon.png Tome of the White Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token
Paper Sheet 1 (uncommon)-icon.png Tome of the Red Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 720 Hobnanigans Tokens
Paper Sheet 1 (rare)-icon.png Tome of the Dorking Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1440 Hobnanigans Tokens
Paper Sheet 1 (incomparable)-icon.png Tome of the Scrapper Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1800 Hobnanigans Tokens
Paper Sheet 1 (epic)-icon.png Tome of the Black-foot Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Paper Sheet 1 (epic)-icon.png Tome of the Orange Wyandotte Chicken Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 2160 Hobnanigans Tokens
Cosmetic Pets - Rare Tokens
Paper Sheet 1 (uncommon)-icon.png Tome of the Red Chicken Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token
Paper Sheet 1 (rare)-icon.png Tome of the Dorking Chicken Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token
Paper Sheet 1 (incomparable)-icon.png Tome of the Scrapper Chicken Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token
Paper Sheet 1 (epic)-icon.png Tome of the Black-foot Chicken Black-foot Chicken Token-icon.png Black-foot Chicken Token
Paper Sheet 1 (epic)-icon.png Tome of the Orange Wyandotte Chicken Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token-icon.png Orange Wyandotte Chicken Token
Rookie Unlocks
White Chicken Token-icon.png White Chicken Token Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 150 Hobnanigans Tokens
Minor Leaguer Unlocks
Red Chicken Token-icon.png Red Chicken Token Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 450 Hobnanigans Tokens
Major Leaguer Unlocks
Dorking Chicken Token-icon.png Dorking Chicken Token Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 900 Hobnanigans Tokens
All Star Unlocks
Scrapper Chicken Token-icon.png Scrapper Chicken Token Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 1800 Hobnanigans Tokens


Quartermaster (Recipes) [25.8S, 51.0W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Food Recipes
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Oliphaunt Ear Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Roasted Coney on a Stick Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Chicken Wing Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Sticky Apple Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Expert Cook Recipe-icon.png Took in the Hole Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Flagon of 'Shire-honey' Mead Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Glass of Dark Stout Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Bottle of 'Sticky Apple' Cider Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 10 Hobnanigans Tokens
Banquet Recipes
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Oliphaunt Ear Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Roasted Coney on a Stick Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Chicken Wing Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens
Apprentice Cook Recipe-icon.png Sticky Apple Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens
Expert Cook Recipe-icon.png Took in the Hole Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens
Expert Cook Recipe-icon.png Hobnanigans Banquet Recipe Hobnanigans Token-icon.png 25 Hobnanigans Tokens


Quartermaster (Token Boost) [25.7S, 51.8W]

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Envelope-icon.png Hobnanigans Reward Boost Mithril Coin-icon.png 2 Mithril Coins

Gallery

Cosmetic items

Cosmetic pets

Decoration items

Emote items

History

Main article: Hobnanigans (Pre-2014)

This game appeared once, for the Summer Solstice Festival, June 20 - July 10, 2007. It was buggy, with the chickens very hard to target and hit and tending to run out of bounds frequently which got the Referee confused.

References

  1. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?548298-Official-Feedback-Hobnanigans&p=7161676#post7161676
  2. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?548658-Hobnanigans-2014-Video&p=7165538#post7165538
  3. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?551891-Official-Summer-Time-Events-%28Tentative%29
Special Events

Spring Festival: 2008200920102011201220132014
Summer Festival: 20072008200920102011201220132014
Harvest Festival: 2007200820092010201120122013
Yule Festival: 2007200820092010201120122013
Anniversary Celebration: 2008200920102011201220132014
Farmers Faire: 201220132014
Recurring events: HobnanigansTreasure Hunt
Annual events: Bilbo & Frodo's BirthdayThe Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners
Obsolete: Bounder's BountyThe Lost Ring-lore of EregionThe Ranger's Offensive