LOTRO Anniversary Celebration
13th Anniversary Celebration 2020
- April 24, 2020, marks the thirteenth anniversary of the Lord of the Rings Online and as such special events will take place from April 23rd 10am to May 20th 3am.
SSG's Official Announcement: 
- "LOTRO's 13th Anniversary is here and we want you to be a part of our celebration! We would like to extend a gift as our way of saying thank you for joining us on our journey over the past thirteen years! During the Anniversary Festival, which runs from April 23rd through May 20th, Premium and VIP players will be eligible to receive gifts based on their account status* as of 10:00 AM EDT on April 23rd, 2020. All active players will be able to participate in our Anniversary festivities for their chance to earn rewards!"
- The festival repeats the events from previous Anniversary Festivals, Anniversary account rewards have also been added for accounts created on or before April 30, 2007. Eleven sets of scavenger hunt quests are available from the Party Tree.
- 2020: April 23 - May 20
- 2019: April 23 - May 19 and June 7 - June 18
- 2018: April 20 - May 8 and June 7 - June 18
- 2017: April 20 - May 8
- 2016: April 22 - May 8
- 2015: April 15 - April 28
- 2014: April 16 - April 29
- 2013: April 16 - May 6
- 2012: April 16 - May 9
- 2011: April 21 - April 24
- 2010: April 29 - June 30
- 2009: April 24 - April 30
- 2008: April 24 - May 23
Anniversary Gifts and Character Portrait Frames
- Gifts are bestowed to accounts according to Account Status - see References below for a detailed explanation of Account Status.
- The gift boxes are automatically placed in the inventories of all characters on the account upon character login, provided there are enough open spaces available. If you did not have enough inventory spaces, the remaining gifts will appear upon the next login when enough spaces are open.
- Eligible players will have their new Character Portrait Frames automatically available to your characters upon login. (You must select the frame version to display.)
- One year - Accounts 1 year old: 1-year Giftbox
- Two years - Accounts 2 years old: 2-year Giftbox
- Three years - Accounts 3 years old: 3-year Giftbox
- Four years - Accounts 4 years old: 4-year Giftbox
- Five years - Accounts 5 years old: 5-year Giftbox
- Six years - Accounts 6 years old: 6-year Giftbox
- Seven years - Accounts 7 years old: 7-year Giftbox
- Eight years - Accounts 8 years old: 8-year Giftbox
- Nine years - Accounts 9 years old: 9-year Giftbox
- 10 years - Accounts 10 years old: 10-year Giftbox
- (permanent launcher item)
- Title: Ever On and On
- Your Monster Play character will receive:
- 11 years - Accounts 11 years old: 11-year Giftbox
- 12 years - Accounts 12 years old: 12-year Giftbox
- Your Monster Play character will receive:
- 13 years - Accounts 13 years old: 13-year Giftbox
Your Monster Play character will receive:
- The Anniversary Quests are divided into two groups:
- The quest level scales to your character's level.
- The experience and monetary rewards scale based on the quest level
- Some Anniversary Event repeatable quests are repeatable on a periodic basis (they reset at 3am EST).
Anniversary Event Quests
- […] The Mightiest Blow (Basic)
- […] The Mightiest Blow (Intermediate)
- […] The Mightiest Blow (Expert)
Many of the citizens of Eriador are in a gift-giving mood. They request that you deliver a certain item to a person, and in turn, that person asks you to return the favor and give a gift to another person forming a circle of quests that leads you back to the first person. You can pick up the quest at any point and the quests are repeatable every few days.
- […] Gifts -- A Delicate Bracelet - Bree
- […] Gifts -- Delicious Pastries - Combe
- […] Gifts -- Wooden Carving - Combe
- […] Gifts -- A New Hammer - Michel Delving
- […] Gifts -- A Dwarf-shield - Hobbiton
- […] Gifts -- A Lucky Goat's Horn - Thorin's Gate
- […] Gifts -- A Pint of Ale - Thorin's Gate
The Anniversary Adventure
The Anniversary Adventure Quests
- The Anniversary Adventure - Requires completion of these quests:
Anniversary Scavenger Hunt quests
Anniversary Scavenger Hunt
Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Quests
- After completing the final year 10 quest, decode the to arrive at the location of the final quest giver.
- The 10th scrap of paper gives you the order in which to arrange the other scraps, '... it seems to be ... 971624835 ...'
- Arranging the scraps in that orders yields a set of coordinates: to an island in Starmere Lake, whereupon one finds a Standing Stone.
- The riddle quest: The Standing Stone
From 2018 a cut down version of the Scavenger Hunt was introduced which involved locations only in Eriador accessible to players in the Legendary servers. Both quest lines are available concurrently, if the quests have not been completed.
Eriador Anniversary Scavenger Hunt
Eriador Anniversary Scavenger Hunt Quests
All Festival Deeds are found under Race & Social
- The Anniversary Scavenger Hunt - Auto bestowed on login when the festival is active and accompanied by an in-game mail from Waldo Rumble asking for help.
- For completing one Scavenger Hunt Quest for each of the 10 years:
- For completing all ten years' Scavenger Hunt Travel quests:
- For completing all ten years' Scavenger Hunt Trifle quests:
- For completing all ten years' Scavenger Hunt Tales quests:
- For completing the year eleven quests:
- For completing all Eriador Scavenger Hunt quests:
Anniversary Horse Trader Items
Item to Receive Items to Trade Notes Anniversary Steeds 40 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2020 40 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2020 40 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2020 40 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2020 40 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2020 20 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2018 20 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2018 20 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2018 20 Anniversary Tokens Introduced 2018 Anniversary Steeds - Mithril 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2011 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2012 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2013 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2014 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2014 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2015 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2015 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2016 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017 70 Mithril Coins Introduced 2017
- Games-master (found in multiple locations)
- Keeper of Gifts (found in multiple locations)
|Bree-land||Angeline Greenpasture||Market Square, Bree|
|Dunland||Anniversary Vendor (Galtrev)||Galtrev|
|Ered Luin||Arnúlfur||Thorin's Hall - The Great Hall|
|Great River||Anniversary Vendor (Stangard)||Stangard|
|The Lone-lands||Ailith||Ost Guruth|
|Moria||Gunri Singebeard||Twenty-first Hall|
|The North Downs||Ruinwen||Esteldín Forecourt|
|The Shire||Drogo Whitfoot||Michel Delving|
Keeper of Gifts Items
Item to Receive Items to Trade Misc. Gifts 20 Marks Yellow Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Green Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Blue Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Purple Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Orange Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Red Fireworks Recipe 10 Steel Tokens Anniversary Gifts 10 Steel Tokens 25 Steel Tokens Cosmetic 1 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens Cosmetic 2 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens 10 Steel Tokens Festival Token Exchange 10 Spring Leaves 10 Anniversary Tokens 5 Summer Festival Tokens 20 Fall Festival Tokens 25 Farmers Faire Tokens 25 Yule Festival Tokens
- Token Exchange
- Becka Burdock - The Party Tree
Cosmetic Pet Gallery
- *Account Status refers to the billing state of the account as of 11:59 PM EST on April 18th, 2018. An account may reflect a billing state of VIP, Premium, Free Player or Suspended Account Status. Rewards will be distributed based on the gift players received the previous year as well as the billing state of the account (VIP, Premium) at the time of account review at 11:59 PM EST on April 18th, 2018. Account must be in good standing to receive rewards. Rewards have no cash value. You may see all of the individual Subscriptions on a single master Account by logging into https://myaccount.standingstonegames.com/. Standing Stone Games' decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Anniversary Rewards Program. Standing Stone Games, LLC, is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telep hone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Anniversary Rewards Program, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the upgrade of accounts.
- The "Department of Strategery" has a good guide to the Scavenger Hunt or as they call it the "Befriend a Hunter Festival".
Seasonal Events: Spring Festival • Summer Festival • Harvest Festival • Yule Festival