The Eyes and Guard Tavern
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This article contains information about something that is not accessible in game, but is occasionally available on the Bullroarer test server.
The Eyes and Guard Tavern is only present when you are running a special version of the LOTRO client which has access to the Bullroarer test server enabled. Information on how to gain access to the server is available on the server's LOTRO Wiki page.
The content of this article is strictly limited to information available during public beta test periods.
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During such a period, Turbine grants access to a special forum to those player who have been invited to participate in the program. That is the only allowed place where they may discuss closed beta content and participation.
Usually, at the end of a private beta period, the NDA is lifted as the new version of the game enters a public beta period. Likewise, smaller updates released between expansions are often tested and/or previewed without an NDA applied. Any updates to this page should be derived on information from such public periods.
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The Eyes and Guard Tavern is an out-of-character hub for beta testers on the Bullroarer test server. It houses a number of NPCs and facilities to aid in the testing process, as well as a centralized location for developers to interact with players.
The tavern can be enabled or disabled as testing requires, but when enabled, it is accessible on foot from special doors near the Archet jail yard and Thorin's Gate stables. As these doors appear in both the open world and the new player tutorial spaces, any beta character can access them. Once inside, players can acquire map items to return directly to the Tavern. Should the tavern be subsequently disabled, these same maps will divert the player to Bree.
Most of the NPCs within the tavern are named for Turbine developers, while others are copies of game NPCs from various locations.
Services and Facilities
Note: The tavern is an ever-evolving place that has seen many changes to its layout over the years. This article is meant to briefly describe its most recent incarnation.
The main area of the tavern houses many basic NPC services, as well as doors leading to the four housing regions and Frostbluff.
|Kelt||Tavern Keep |
Offers the inventory of a Supplier, Provisioner, and Healer, as well as tavern-only offerings such as morale potions and foods. He also sells the tavern's travel map.
|Emmeline||LP Allowance |
Offers daily quests that grant various amounts of LOTRO Points (via acorns).
These points are usable only in Bullroarer version of the LOTRO Store.
|Tens||Epic Bestower |
Rapidly advances the player through the books of Volume I of the Epic.
|Elevensies||Epic Bestower, Volume II |
Rapidly advances the player through the books of Volume II of the Epic.
|Mithlin||Epic Bestower, Volume III |
Rapidly advances the player through the books of Volume III of the Epic.
|Hank Orth||Raid Deed Bestower |
Grants the player completion of armor-gating raid deeds (e.g. Orthanc, Erebor).
Sells many of the basic and reputation mounts from across Eriador.
|Wilcomb||Outfit Provider |
Sells cosmetic items and dyes.
|Oswald||Map Maker |
Sells travel maps to most areas of the game, as well as the traits to use them.
|Helfdane Oxheart||Training Initiate |
Grants access to the DPS Training room.
|Ramen||Clerk of Kinships|
|Snowlight||Bard of Michel Delving|
|Zombie Columbus||Intermittently shambling corpse|
|Hammbert||Flames of Arnor |
A tribute to a much-beloved player of the same name, who died in June 2010. 
The crafting hall provides most of the facilities, training, and special resources needed to equip new characters and test new crafting content. The sheer size and roominess of the area also makes it a choice location for staffers to address blocking issues or distribute items not yet offered by NPCs.
|Rhidden||Master of Apprentices |
Offers enrollment in a vocation, and automated advancement to the current tier.
|Mr. Alexander||Master of Crafting Guilds |
Offers enrollment and advancement within applicable crafting guilds.
|Expert Jeweller||Expert Jeweller|
|Matthieu Jackedarmes||Fishing Supplier|
|Cooking Bookshelf||Cook recipe vendor|
|Farming Bookshelf||Farmer recipe vendor|
|Jewellery Bookshelf||Jeweller recipe vendor|
|Metalsmithing Bookshelf||Metalsmith recipe vendor|
|Scholar Bookshelf||Scholar recipe vendor|
|Tailoring Bookshelf||Tailor recipe vendor|
|Weaponsmithing Bookshelf||Weaponsmith recipe vendor|
|Woodworking Bookshelf||Woodworker recipe vendor|
|Cooking Goods||Cook ingredients vendor|
|Farming Goods||Farmer resources vendor (seeds, fair crops, etc.)|
|Foresting Goods||Forester resources vendor (branches, planks, etc.)|
|Prospecting Goods||Prospector resources vendor (ore, ingots, etc.)|
|Scholar Goods||Scholar resources vendor (lore, tomes, etc.)|
|Special Goods||Special ingredients vendor (guild tokens, LI crafting items, etc.)|
|Kelt||Tavern Keep |
Offers the inventory of a Supplier, Provisioner, and Healer, as well as tavern-only offerings such as morale potions and foods. Also sells the tavern's travel map.
The Tavern Skirmish Camp
|Rock||Steady Rewards |
Provides a daily stipend of instance currency.
|Budgeford||Improver of Legendary Goods |
Legendary support vendor (Heritage runes, upgrade scrolls, etc.)
|Reyna Sweetgrass||Skirmish Trainer|
|Isenbar Took||Legendary Items|
|"Amacklar"||Jewellery and Cloaks|
|"Ill Mitch"||Medium Armor|
Old Services and Facilities
Note: These are no longer used, now there are three level bestowers and no training rooms.
Original Training Chamber (1-50)
Modeled after The Hall of Fire, this chamber holds many of the Tavern's original NPCs for testing content level 1-50.
Moria Training Chamber (50-60)
Mirkwood Training Chamber (60-65)
Isengard Training Chamber (65-75)
Rohan Training Chamber
The newest chamber, this room provides advancement to level 85 and equipment from the Rohan region.
Modeled after a portion of Gabilazan, this chamber serves as a space for testing skills and parsing DPS. While in this chamber, players with be subject to a number of buffs: Improved Ancient Wisdom, Improved Tale of Warding, War Banner, Defense Banner, Focus, and Motivated.
|Bracknar Hammerhand||Training Master|
|Bruinen Snowpeak||Quartermaster |
A combination Supplier, Healer, and Provisioner.
|Training-dummy of the 65th Order||Arch-nemesis |
A level 65 training dummy.