Following on from my Shire Slayer Deed post, one reader challenged me to do the other deeds in that region of LotRO. So today I’m going to cover the Explorer of the Shire deed. You can achieve this deed by completing The Sights of the Shire and Farms of the Shire. Unlike most achievements that require you finding and destroying numbers of foes, exploration deeds mean just that – go for a wander and find points of interest in Middle Earth. That’s not to say you will have an enemy-free time, especially if you’re on-level, but that you can enjoy the wandering as you explore!
I have provided screenshots of each of the sights and farms. If you want to see a larger screenshot, simply click/tap on the smaller image to open it up.
Explorer of the Shire Overview
In case you’re here looking for items you’re missing, here are some handy links to specific sections!
- Sights of the Shire
- Farms of the Shire
- Deed Map
Visiting the Sights of the Shire is a bit like being a tourist! What things are Hobbit-folk the most pleased with (excluding their food production, see below!). If you want to become an Explorer of the Shire then your first Deed is to find six of The Shire’s hottest tourist sports!Ref]. In LotRO many events have something also going on at The Party Tree, with the Summer Festival being mostly based in that area.LotRO-Wiki, Bilbo Baggins himself paid for this open-air theatre to be built. Some Farmers Faire quests take you by the Methel-Stage.Slay Many Harvest Flies deed.Spiders. At the foot of the Quarry is an Instance containing more spiders, in case the ones outside haven’t spawned yet.Eastern region of the Shire. Another ruin, it has now become the haunt of many Wolves and one Warg that hunts the Shire for prey.mystery and may even be a romantic spot for Hobbit couples!
As everyone knows, The Shire would not function without food! Therefore finding the Farms of the Shire, that supply hungry hobbits with all their myriad meals is of great cultural importance! Therefore, the second part of the Explorer of the Shire deed is to visit these all-important farms, not all of them friendly nowadays!
Some of these farms intersect with various Shire Slayer Deeds.Wolves. Not a massive surprise as the Wolf Den is very close by. You may have to rescue some of Dora’s chickens before they become dinner!features in The Fellowship of the Ring. In LotRO, Bamfurlong is the location of a Mushroom Picking quest during the Farmers Faire Event, where you need to pick good mushrooms but avoid those with nasy side-effects!produced pipe-weed, but no longer. Now it is occupied by a small number, albeit with fast respawn times, of Brigands.The Party Tree. If memory serves me correctly, the Summer Festival has some apple-oriented quests in Appledores.Bridgefield’s Wall. According to the Wiki, Puddifoot’s was known for its honey production. However you will want to visit if you want to Slay Many Wolves!
Once you’ve made it through the Sights and Farms of the Shire, you will have unlocked Explorer of the Shire with its rewards. To help you locate these landmarks, I’ve put together a Deed Map for you. Feel free to save this to your device for future reference!