Treasure Hunt

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The Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt (or Buried Treasure) event is a Special Event at the Treasure Field Base Camp in Ered Luin [18.7S, 98.2W] where players can dig for buried treasure and Buried Treasure Tokens which can be bartered at the base camp for rewards. This event is not tied to any seasonal festival but will appear throughout the year. When active, players can get a ride to the Treasure Field Base Camp for free from "Festival Announcers - Stable-masters" in Bree, Celondim, Michel Delving or Thorin's Gate.

Treasure Hunting

The object of the treasure hunt is to find treasure in the Buried Treasure Field northwest of the Treasure Field Base Camp. After completing the introduction quest, the dwarves at the camp give players three tools for finding treasure: Treasure-hunter's Picks, Dowsing Gems and Trained Cave-claw Cages. Each of these items are consumed on use and more are available from repeatable quests as well as in treasure from Dig-sites. In addition, the Barter Vendor Sigtír offers Dowsing Gems and Trained Cave-claw Cages in exchange for Buried Treasure Tokens, and the LOTRO store sells Treasure-hunter's Picks.

Dig-sites

From the surface, all Dig-sites look the same, but there are four sizes of treasures underneath: Small, Medium, Large and Huge. There is only one Huge Dig-site per round and when someone digs it up, the round is over, all Dig-sites despawn, then a new round begins with new Dig-sites, one of which is randomly a Huge Dig-site. Additionally, a round will be over if more than half of the Dig-sites have been dug up or an hour has passed since the last round started. While there are lots of Small Dig-sites, there are only some Medium Dig-sites and fewer Large Dig-sites. A Treasure-hunter's Pick is needed to dig at a Dig-site and retrieve the treasure below.

Each dig site contains an amount of Buried Treasure Tokens based on the cache size and also has a chance to contain a Small, Medium, Large or Huge Treasure Cache depending on the size of the Dig-site. Dig-sites may sometimes contain Treasure-hunter's Picks, Dowsing Gems or Trained Cave-claw Cages.

Dowsing Gem

Dowsing Gems must be used with a Dig-site selected and will give a reading indicating the size of the treasure buried underneath the selected dig site. The reading appears as overhead text as well as in the chat log.

  • You're getting a very weak reading - Small Dig-site
  • You're getting a slight reading - Medium Dig-site
  • You're getting a strong reading - Large Dig-site
  • You're getting a very strong reading - Huge Dig-site

Trained Cave-claw Cage

When a player uses a Trained Cave-claw Cage, it releases a Cave-claw that will seek out the largest Dig-site within 20 meters, run to it and tell you the size of the treasure buried underneath. The reading from the Cave-claw appears as overhead text but not in the chat log.

  • The Cave-claw found a Small Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Medium Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Large Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Huge Dig-site

Treasure Caches

Each of the Treasure Caches either contain an amount of Buried Treasure Tokens, Trained Cave-claw Cage-icon.png Trained Cave-claw Cage, Treasure-hunter's Pick-icon.png Treasure-hunter's Pick and/or a chance for one of the caches listed below. Some, but not all, items are also available from the Rewards Vendor Marís in exchange for Buried Treasure Tokens.

Huge Treasure Cache-icon.png Huge Treasure Cache

Large Treasure Cache-icon.png Large Treasure Cache

Medium Treasure Cache-icon.png Medium Treasure Cache

Small Treasure Cache-icon.png Small Treasure Cache


* Denotes an item only available from treasure caches.

Quests

Deeds

NPCs

Barter Items

Barter Vendor - Sigtír

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Dowsing Gem-icon.png Dowsing Gem Buried Treasure Token-icon.png Buried Treasure Token
Trained Cave-claw Cage-icon.png Trained Cave-claw Cage Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 5 Buried Treasure Tokens
Map to the Treasure Field-icon.png Map to the Treasure Field Buried Treasure Token-icon.png Buried Treasure Token

Reward Vendor - Marís

Item to Receive Items to Trade
Wooden Cave-claw Mask-icon.png Wooden Cave-claw Mask Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 90 Buried Treasure Tokens
Treasure Chest-icon.png Treasure Chest Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 30 Buried Treasure Tokens
Dig-Site-icon.png Dig-Site Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 60 Buried Treasure Tokens
Grant Emote-icon.png Gold Panning Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 100 Buried Treasure Tokens
Grant Emote-icon.png Dowsing Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 30 Buried Treasure Tokens
Treasure Hunter's Satchel-icon.png Treasure Hunter's Satchel Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 60 Buried Treasure Tokens
Domesticated Cave-claw-icon.png Domesticated Cave-claw Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 30 Buried Treasure Tokens
Treasure Hunter's Pack-icon.png Treasure Hunter's Pack Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 150 Buried Treasure Tokens
Jeweller's Helm-icon.png Jeweller's Helm Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 200 Buried Treasure Tokens
Sturdy Steel Key (alternate)-icon.png Sturdy Steel Key Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 200 Buried Treasure Tokens
Grant Emote-icon.png Gem Inspection Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 250 Buried Treasure Tokens
Trained Cave-claw-icon.png Trained Cave-claw Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 400 Buried Treasure Tokens
Golden Cave-claw Mask-icon.png Golden Cave-claw Mask Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 500 Buried Treasure Tokens
Grant Emote-icon.png Rich! Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 300 Buried Treasure Tokens
Harvest-brew Goat-icon.png Harvest-brew Goat Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 1,000 Buried Treasure Tokens
Unearthed Sack-icon.png Unearthed Sack Buried Treasure Token-icon.png 500 Buried Treasure Tokens

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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