Year 6 of the scavenger hunt is here! We’re more than halfway to finding out the mystery of the scraps of paper. Till then, just reserve 10 inventory spots on each character to hold them. This week we’ll travel in the footsteps of Pippin, go on a tavern crawl in Rhovanion and /pat furry creatures all along the way.
I made a video! Specifically a video detailing an oft-cited shortcut from Bree-land to Minas Tirith which will make your lowbie scavenger hunting slightly less annoying. All you need to do is
- Visit the Cape of Belfalas Housing Broker near the boar fountain of Bree.
- “Tour” a house at 5 Cape Road (or any house on Cape Road).
- Exit the neighborhood to the east.
- Take the swift horse to Minas Tirith.
Also included is a helpful hint about getting to Dol Amroth using the same procedure but instead of Cape Road, visit a home on Cypress Road and exit the neighborhood to the west. Happy trails!
Your scavenger hunt tasks this week, should you choose to accept them, are as follows:
- Tales – Merry: Follow in the footsteps of that happy little hobbit
- Travels – bodies of water: swim, swim and swim some more. You’ll have the body of Michael Phelps in no time!
- Trifles – reflections II – relive some of the most iconic instances in the first volume of the epic quest and more!
Orcs! We are besett by orcs on all sides! Grab your swords, bows and axes and venture across Middle-earth (yet again!) to slay the never-ceasing stream of orcs pouring from the depths. Also, reminisce about Aragorn, a.k.a. Strider, a.k.a. Elessar, a.k.a. Thorongil, a.k.a. The Dank King of Gondor. And to top it all off, have some skirmishes. These adventures await you in year 4 of the anniversary scavenger hunt.
Year 3 is upon us. We have more memories to collect and more places to revisit. Grab your favorite hunter and journey swiftly across Middle-Earth. Or don’t. It’s perfectly fine if you want to wait till all 10 years are released and do them all together. In fact, it’s probably more efficient that way. Either way, here’s your guide to year 3.
I’ve seen a bit of disgruntlement over the high requirements for the Anniversary scavenger hunt. You certainly won’t be able complete every single hunt quest, but you can, at least, as of “year two”, complete one of each set. This guide is a reduced version of the full hunter path guide and assumes you have a helpful hunter friend with all of the Eriador ports.
Face it. The scavenger hunt was made for hunters. It even has half of the class’ name in its title. But even with a hunter, you’ll still be running around Middle-earth like a chicken without its head. From henceforth, the scavenger hunt will unofficially be known as the “Befriend a hunter” festival.
This guide seeks to minimize the redundancy in travelling by focusing on one quest from each “year” to unlock the next set, picking up locations as you go along. I expect to update this guide as each new “year” is released, but poke me if I don’t get around to it.