Pies and Post in The Shire
Guide to Delivery Quests in the
The deeds in the Shire are a bit different than in other areas, being
somewhat more light-hearted and cuter than others. A great
example of this are the Pie and Post quests. The Pie quests are
required for acquisition of the href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=309">deed
"No Place for Spoiled Pies", which grants Patience +1, and the Post
quests are required for the "Restoring the Quick Post" deed, which also
grants +1 Patience.
The nice this about these two quests are that they require no
fighting. In fact, you can't fight while doing these quests, or
swim, or take too much damage. The bad thing about these quests
(and this is pretty minor) is that there are a lot of them, and doing
them all can become a chore. Probably the most beneficial thing
about these quests is that you can do them at just about any level,
since you don't have to have anything but two feet and the ability to
survive a little if you get attacked while you run past monsters
carrying pies or bundles of mail.
Postal Delivery Quests
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postal delivery quests require you to collect postal bundles from
tables next to varying post masters and running them to other
towns. Meanwhile, wandering "nosey hobbits" walk the roads and
towns, and if you get too close to one, they will make you fail your
quest. You have a generous timer to make these runs. You
also must avoid getting into water deep enough to swim or take more
than a (total while holding the bundle) third of your morale.
You can see Nosey Hobbits in the distance as moving silver rings.
In most cases, you just need to walk around them, but traveling off the
road. This is where the quests become a little difficult.
Since your wandering off the road, you have to worry about creatures
noticing you and attacking you. In the western portions of the
Shire, such as Hobbiton, this isn't an issue, most of the creatures are
not so dangerous as to pose too much of a danger that they are likely
to hit you enough to make you drop your parcel. In the eastern
Shire, especially around the Greenfields, enough creatures wander onto
the road that you might have to repeat a quest or two, if your having a
Make sure to visit Postmaster Proudfoot when your finished, he gives
you a nice hat in addition to it being a quest and giving quick
Specific Postal Quests
For Bundle for Woodhall, the timer is a little short. I found
that heading northwest from
Oddfoot, then cutting south and heading directly to Woodhall, climbing
steep slopes, is the best way to do it quickly. Postman Spinner
Bundle for Stock has a short timer too, travel almost directly toward
Stock, banking around nosey
hobbits as usual.
Regarding Bundle for Budgeford, Bolger is found in the east portion of
Budgeford. You have just enough time to run it and avoid nosey
hobbits, but you cannot afford to delay at all. The waterlogged
ford crossing to Budgeford is not too deep, and will not fail the quest.
Bundle for href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=483">Scary
requires some traveling across fields, which can make this quest easy,
if you are skilled at avoiding wild animal attacks. It is not too
populated here, so not too hard.
for Michel Delving
for Michel Delving
True Friend of the Quickpost
Pie Delivery Quests
The pie delivery and retrieval quests are very similar to the postal
delivery quests, but are little harder. Basically the rules are
the same, avoid getting wet, don't take too much damage, and (in this
case) avoid hungry hobbits rather than nosey hobbits. However,
there are two opening quests (which are actually delivery rather than
retrieval quests) which must be done before you can start doing the
retrieval quests. Another difference with the pie quests from the
postal quests is that (aside from the first two) you must always
deliver the pies to Holly Hornblower.
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quests are usually fairly easy with a spots that can be a little more
difficult than otherwise might be the case. The first problem is
that there is a hungry hobbit right near Lobelia, to her west.
Coming from the east, for any of those quests, simply leave the road
before getting to Bywater and travel along the river until you get to
her. There are very few hungry hobbits on the main roads, usually
you only have to avoid them in the town where you pick up pies and when
you get to Hobbiton. This hobbit near Lobelia is a really pain in
the butt when you are coming from Overhill or the Hill though.
You can cross the bridge and
get to her in Hobbiton without alerting the hungry hobbit there, but it
requires perfect timing. The second issue is that a lot of the
timers for the pie running quests are short enough that you have a
little less time than you would like.. that is, you cannot afford to
wait for a hungry hobbit to move out of your way.
The only specific pie running quest which needs note is the one from
Brockenborings. This quest has you pick up the pie on the raised
southern section of Brockenborings, with a hungry hobbit directly
between you and the road. Instead, go west, along the cliff and
slide down to Brockenboring's crafting area. Then go north and
once you hit Brockenboring's main road, go east again toward the road
that leads to Scary and eventually Budgeford and the east-west road to
Hobbiton. This is a pain in the butt, and the temptation is to to
go west through the animal infested area and eventually get to href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=482">Budgeford
by heading south and west from there. Don't do this, there are
too many creatures which will attack you and you will fail this
quest. You have enough time to do it the way I described, though
it is tight.
After you are done with the pie quests, make sure to visit Holly
Hornblower, who gives you a pie-runner title, a few pies, and a recipe
for Hornblower pie!
for the Green Dragon
Pie from Michel Delving
Pie from Frogmorton
Pie from the Party Field
Field (The Hill)
Pie from Needlehole
Pie from Stock
Pie from Scary
True Friend of Holly Hornblower
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