Where are the Anniversary Barter Vendors?
You can find three barter vendors in Bree (near the Boar Fountain), in Thorin’s Hall Inn (arena) and in Michel Delving. You’re looking for “Games Masters”.
Bree: 30.2S, 51W
Thorin’s Hall Inn: Arena
Michel Delving: 34.1S, 75W
Token Types at This Event
LOTRO Anniversary Celebration Rewards
Anniversary Mounts / Steeds
If you’re looking for more choice and have Mithril Coins to spare, then browse my full LOTRO Anniversary Mounts library.
Current Year’s Cosmetic Outfits
This year the theme is Crystal Resolve. This set of heavy plate armour comes complete with an unhooded cloak, gold trim and steel blue here and there. And it's so shiny, precious!
Last Year’s Cosmetics
The theme for 2021 was Remembrance and this plate armour is stunning. You can pick up each item of the cosmetic outfit for 10 Tokens a piece. There is a hooded version of the cloak, but I almost never acquire those!
Older Cosmetics Outfit Rewards
There are cosmetics available from Anniversary Tokens vendor and also the Steel Tokens vendor.
What are Gift Boxes?
Gift boxes of cosmetics are special items that are not bound. This enables you to gift an item of cosmetics to another player (or to another account of your own). The recipient then can choose out of the items available to them, which one they want. Their selection becomes Bound to Account as all event cosmetics have been for a number of years.
- Finely-Wrought Carrying Torches: 5 × Anniversary Tokens
(1 Token = 1 Torch)
- Simple Carrying Torches: 10 × Steel Tokens
(2 Tokens = 1 Torch)
It looks like they last a very long time while you carry it too.
Finely-Wrought Carrying Torches Deed
No, really, that’s the shortened name of the deed! You can get a permanent ability if you use 150 Torches. And they have the super-quick cooldown of 20 seconds, so if you’re determined, 3 per minute1!
Simple Carrying Torches Deed
This works the same as the Finely-Wrought deed, so you need 150 uses of the consumable to get the permanent ability.
This means you need 300 Steel Tokens to complete it – so you had better get cracking on those slayer deeds, yes?!
PS, thank you to @aventurarse and others for correcting me about how many torches there are.
How to Drop a Carrying Torch
To drop a Carrying Torch, right click the progress-bar (wherever it is on your UI) then click Yes on the dialog box that asks “Are you sure you want to abandon?”.
Please dispose of your carrying torches in a responsible way. In a field of crops is not responsible.
Visit My Ko-Fi
I don’t collect kites in LOTRO (personal preference) – as I don’t think I’d use them much. Animal pets however, is a TOTALLY different thing! However, see below for screenshots of Kites.
Pets are not character-bound so you can obtain on one character and pass over to another if you want.
Festivity Token Pets
You can acquire the following pet using Festivity Tokens:
If you do want to pick up Kites, here are the two Dragon kites. My thanks to @delphs for the screenshots!
Golden Dragon Kite
Silver Dragon Kite
New last year was the reusable Eagle Firework, which you can barter 40 Anniversary Tokens for. Here’s the video!
You can obtain two Fiddles at the Anniversary celebrations the Bardic Fiddle and Traveller’s Trusty Fiddle (a plucked Fiddle). Liliopal Magpie a while ago pointed out that both Fiddles are suitable for bands/groups, saying that the Traveller’s Trusty Fiddle is
…suitable for accent parts that may originally have been for a ukulele or mandolin.
Thank you for that helful info, Liliopal!
TL;DR No shortage of LOTRO Anniversary Celebration Rewards!
The annual LOTRO Anniversary Celebration has a lot going on! And with having been around for a massive fifteen years, there are tons of rewards you can earn too. Whether you want to do the event quests for Anniversary Tokens , or just collect Steel Tokens from battles, you can play how you want and still come away with prizes. Enjoy!