Lotro: Flower Collecting guide

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This is information based on a couple spring festivals, and it all seems to have been the same so far, with the exception of the tart recipe. I've done my best to split this up into different sections as listed below to make it easier to find information.

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Flower collecting intro quest

Initially, you head to the boar fountain in Bree and complete the starter quest. You'll swear you're over in Staddle, helping Eldo and the Widow. You'll initially head to the resurrection circles in three areas:
Bree-land (outside of West Gate) - Violets 
Celondim (north of the stablemaster) -Primrose 
Michel Delving (north of Town Hole) - Marigolds 
Keep these area in mind for later.

One you collect these, you head back to Bree and do some running around inside of Bree.

A Fistful of Flowers
So now you've run around Bree delivering flowers and candy. You can now pick up the quest titled "A Fistful of Flowers" from an individual near the Boar Fountain in Bree. This is a timed hour-countdown quest where you pick up flowers in different areas.

Now, the areas around the resurrection circles get camped quite often, as a number of people don't leave the initial area once they are gathering for an hour. If you widen your search, you can tend to get more, while at the same time snickering at the people in OOC and Advice saying they can't find any.

In Bree-land, the flowers can primarily be found north and west of the resurrection circle, though you can find some on the south side of the road near the bridge to Bree, but that's as far south as they go. They can be found as far north as Dogwood's Farm and the southern edge of Everclear Lakes, and as far west as the "ERN" in Southern Bree-Fields. On the south side of the road, the flowers can be found until the area around the brigand encampment in the ruins and Adso's farm.

In Celondim, patches of flowers can be found south of the river between Celondim and Duillond, around the resurrection circle, and west of Celondim. They can be found as far south as near the entrance of Nen Hilith. You can even find some in Celondim hear the Vault Keeper.

In the Shire, patches of flowers can be found as far from Michel Delving as Dora Brownlock's farm, which is where the change over from the Delving Fields to Hobbiton-Bywater occurs. You can use the beginning of the word "Hobbiton" on your map and draw a line straight down to the road, and that's the eastern edge of where patches of flowers grow. If you draw a line from the top of the "h" in Hobbiton and go west, that's the northern edge of the flowers. If you hit Rushock Bog, you've gone too far north. For the southern edge, I don't think I've seen any south of Waymeet, though you can often find a patch or two in Waymeet.

I hope this helps those trying to find flowers. I'll try and keep tabs on this and make corrections as needed.

Items From Gift Boxes
A note on opening boxes: Rumor has it (and based on what has happened to me, I believe it) that if you open the boxes too quickly, you'll end up with a deluge of Blueberry Tart recipes. IF you want a greater variety of items, open the boxes slowly.

All Gift Boxes
Note of Affection
Blueberry Tart Recipe - T2 Cook

Blue Gift Boxes
Black Corsair Eyepatch
Fancy Dwarf-make Quiver Recipe - Quiver - T2 Tailor
Fine Hauberk Recipe - Clothing - T5 Tailor
Finely Stitched Backpack Recipe - Backpacks - T3 Tailor
Long-sleeved Corsair's Tunic and Pants Recipe - Clothing - T4 Tailor
Strawberry Tart Recipe - T3 Cook

Red Gift Boxes
Black Corsair Eyepatch and Hat
Blackberry Tart Recipe - T5 Cook
Elegant Long-sleeved Dress Recipe - Clothing - T4 Tailor
Fine Woodcutter's Pack Recipe - Backpack - T3 Tailor
Sturdy Elven Quiver Recipe - Quivers - T2 Tailor

Green Gift Boxes
Fancy Hauberk Recipe - Clothing - T5 Tailor
Fine Quiver Recipe - Quivers - T2 Tailor
Plain Long-sleeved Tunic and Pants Recipe - Clothing - T4 Tailor
Raspberry Tart Recipe - T4 Cook
Potted Iris Recipe - Housing Item - T? Farmer

Reported on Official Forums but box type/actual name unknown
Potted Bluebottle Recipe
Bluebonnet Flower pot Recipe

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One final note: While running the flower quests last night, I used both my 60 Captain and 32 Warden. The Warden is (with the speed boost) by far the best class to use if you want to ninja flowers or stand a chance at getting flowers if you do not have a horse yet and there are higher levels running. This of course is only the case if the mobs in the area will not aggro you.

Also, since I've mentioned this, I should add the following: try not to be a jerk when picking flowers. If you happen to see someone running for the same patch of flowers, try finding a different one. Since you might be seeing that same person over the course of an hour, they might do the same for you. That said, if they abuse this trust, ninja away!

3 Responses to Lotro: Flower Collecting guide

  1. TomRiddle says:

    from: http://forums.lotro.com/showpost.php?p=4575120&postcount=60

    Hey guys! I didn’t forget, just got sidetracked by a slew of last minute meetings. I’m going to post this here, ahead of the offical announcement, so that all of you patiently waiting get the facts first.

    * The last day of the Spring Festival is April 19 (Monday).
    * There will be an update on Wednesday April 21 that will restore the Horse vendor.
    * On April 21 the Spring Festival will start again and will run through Monday April 26. This gives you time to not only trade your tokens for your horse but also to play all the content again in case you haven’t earned your horse yet.
    * Finally, when the Summer Festival arrives this summer we will also turn on the Spring Festival Horse Barter NPC to allow everyone who collected their items a final chance to trade them for their Spring Mount. This should help those who have their tokens but won’t be able to log in during the April 21-26 time frame. Oh and there will be an new Summer Mount as well (but you’ll need to earn summer tokens for that one!).

    Expect the official announcements, release notes, etc, soon.


    I went to Boar fountain, no quests


    on my third server had someone who still had the spring festival _mailed invite_ (from early april), went to duillond and the turn-in npc was removed


    even given that to fix their glitch Turbine extended the spring festival three times on calendar
    http://forums.lotro.com/calendar.php?c=1 spring festival is showing as having ended May 3, 2010 so this is a wee bit out dated

  2. Spitt says:

    While I agree it’s outdated, I posted it, as a reference guide to be searched for next year too, since we didn’t have this guide here :p

  3. TomRiddle says:

    ah your right my March 24, 2010 post only mentioned the spring festival bugs: http://mmoexploiters.com/guides-strategies/lotro-round-up/#more-2182

    you probably would want this more complete guide then for future searchers:

    pity that all they _currently_ have to offer us is fluff (spring festival, 3rd year anniversary, upcoming summer festival) to offer and the lotteries (more fluff) _instead_ of the free content that they used to give us in 2007, and early 2008. It may be a coincidence but to me the lack of free “new land” content and the point at which the lifetime subscribers $199.00 (roughly 20 months $200 divided by $10) ran out seemed to occur at the same time. For whatever reason it seems the players now only receive new land with a paid expansion, and the obligatory _free_ expansions will only have book, and new skirmishes (which really just re-use already made content, turned into an instance, pretty low cost in terms of development).

    Well the 2010 Summer Festival is tentatively scheduled to start June 28, according to the calendar so here are several 2009 guides which will probably still have most of the events correct:


    To make this a ONE STOP festival thread to be referenced later…

    Yule Festival guides:

    Fall Festival Guide
    http://mmeow.net/2008/09/guide-to-fall-festival-events-and-bartering/ http://www.massively.com/2008/09/29/massivelys-complete-lotro-fall-harvest-festival-guide/

    The Inn League

    The Ale Association

    4/26/2010 updates to Inn, AA

    Will doing AA quests/repeatables hurt my Inn League rep?

    September 22 (Frodo and Bilbo Birthday’s quest)

    The Yule Tide Tree Quests*

    The “Talk like a pirate day” quests*

    *not always repeated, but if they do….

    This should be all of the festivals, and extra quests that I can recall all on one page…

    Guide to Fishing
    V 2.0 http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=316479

    Guide to Horses

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