Defence of the Prancing Pony

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Defence of the Prancing Pony is a level 35-150 skirmish at the Prancing Pony, in Bree-land.

This skirmish takes place at the Pony in Bree. Skirmishes can be started by using the Instance Finder.

A shorter version is run once during the tutorial.

Bree was a beacon of freedom for all in the North, until brigands took it for their own. The inhabitants of Bree have spent the occupation holed up within The Prancing Pony. Barricaded within The Prancing Pony desperately awaiting help. Angered at their uprising, the brigands have decided to burn them out....


Minimum level: 35

Group, Level and Tier

There are three Tiers of difficulty for this skirmish.
You can start this skirmish for the following groups:

  • Solo (1) or Duo (2)
  • Small Fellowship (3) or Fellowship (6)
  • Raid (12)


Other Quests:

Deeds and Titles


Second-watcher Heathstraw - Start and end of the quest, assists in defence, must survive.


Mob difficulty depends on size and level of the skirmish: Weak, Hale, Strong, and Staunch


Random encounter mobs:

Instance Overview

Fight waves of assaults while keeping the Torch-bearer away from the Inn. You will get some help defending the Inn from Second-watcher Heathstraw who must survive.

  • I try to wait near Second-watcher Heathstraw for the next wave of attackers.
  • If you have an offensive soldier, instruct it to engage the enemy before you attack the Weak Southern Torch-bearer.
  • Second-watcher Heathstraw has a better change of surviving if you engage the enemy before they get close enough to aggro him.
  • If you are not able to do the encounters between waves of attackers, most of them can be put off until after Goilog is defeated, but before you talk to Second-watcher Heathstraw to end the skirmish.

Boss and End Fight

Simple boss fight against Goilag in a final showdown. Remember to loot Goilag's corpse before leaving.

Name Species
Goilag Uruk
Level stat details are on the boss page


Remember to loot Goilag corpse before leaving. Completing the skirmish will reward Men of Bree Reputation.

Rewards and Loot scale to the level, group size, and tier of the Skirmish. Loot is found by/at/in/from:

  • Completing quest flags or objectives
  • Skirmish Lieutenants
  • Encounters
  • End Boss(es)
  • Fancy Wooden Chest (appears after the boss fight)
  • Sometimes the last banner must be activated before the chest appears, be aware and do not leave until the boss loot or chest has been found.

Skirmish Marks are the main reward from skirmishes. They are stored in the characters Wallet window. Marks, Medallions, and Seals are used to barter at the many Skirmish Camps.

Summary Loot List