It’s over! Or is it? Remember those pesky scraps of paper cluttering up your inventory as a ‘reward’ for each week? Eagle-eyed players quickly discovered that each scrap has a unique message and would eventually point to the final reward. As year 10 came and went, the riddle was solved but not without mild frustration. But never fear, this guide is here for you, though if you’re avoiding spoilers, look away now.
This article is part of a series on the Anniversary scavenger hunt. Find out more here.
Let’s start with those scraps of paper. If you’ve thrown them away, don’t worry. You can still collect the riddle reward as long as you’ve completed Waldo Rumble’s year 10 wrapper quest and received the tenth paper. The contents of the papers are as follows:
The tenth scrap contains the key to unscrambling the messages encoded on the paper scraps:
“…it seems to be… 971624835”
If we spread out each paper on a hypothetical table numbered by the order in which we received them, the string of numbers in the tenth scrap tells us how to reorder the code to produce something intelligible.
That’s right, it’s a set of coordinates which, if we assume directionals of S and W, points to a location in northwestern Bree-land. Specifically, in Starmere Lake.
Now that’s an odd structure with a quest ring to boot. And what’s this? Another riddle.
“Be close. The ritual to unlock my bounty is as followed:
What the devil does that mean? You’ll notice also that the quest has a limited timer of 25 seconds but it is repeatable. So before accepting the quest, we must solve yet another riddle. The list of five names are NPCs that exist in the game. Lotro-wiki reveals their locations to us, and they all share an attribute.
Each of the NPCs mentioned perform an emote. It is highly possible we must use the very same emotes in the order listed to complete the ritual.
Back at the mysterious stone in Bree-land, we can now accept the quest and perform the emotes in the time specified. To make things easier, you can add the emotes to your hotbar by dragging the icons from the Collections panel (or go old school and add them with the /shortcut command).
Collecting the final reward yields a large yard housing decoration with three slowly orbiting stones representing Standing Stone Games, the company that now develops LOTRO.
Oh, and by the way, you can finally get rid of those scraps of paper now.
Complete at least one quest for each year:
Title: Versed in Yesteryear
Complete all 10 tales quests:
- Title: Devoted to Company
- 3 Ashenslades Green dyes, Lórien Gold dyes
Complete all 10 travels quests:
- Title: Wanderer of Middle-earth
- 3 Belegaer Blue dyes, 3 Lavender dyes
Complete all 10 trifles quests:
- Title: Bustling Adventurer
- 3 Dark Clay dyes, 3 Moria Silver dyes
Complete all 30 scavenger hunt quests:
Title: Spinner of a Good Yarn