Wistmead Quests

Wistmead - where Halloween meets Harvest Festival in LOTRO - Guide to Quests and Wheat Maze

The LOTRO Fall Festival is not just held in one zone. As well as the Party Tree you can find additional Harvestmath quests at Wistmead. Here, where LOTRO have managed to combine Fall with Halloween, all things spooky can be found, along with a Wheat Maze to navigate! There are a bunch of daily, repeatable quests for earning more Fall Festival Tokens Fall Festival Tokens. So, let’s jump in and see what’s on offer at Wistmead!

How to Get to Wistmead

Horse to Wistmead from the Party Tree
There is an instant-travel horse near the Party Tree to Wistmead – and the same-looking horse to get back again. By the way, that’s the Steed of Gloaming Autumn.

Getting Started

Before you can start earning festival tokens in Wistmead you will need to chat to Walaric Goldworthy, who is outside the entrance to the Wheat Maze. He was envious of the Haunted Burrow trick Bilgo Baggins pulled on Lobelia Sackville-Baggins so clubbed together with other Hobbits to make their own festivities!

You will need to chat to:

  1. Ermentrude Haybank (at the entrance to the Wheat Maze)
  2. Halinard Bunce (near the Barter vendor in Wistmead). He is also the quest-giver for An Eerie Fog and Gourds and Goblins
  3. and Iris Tunnelly (just down the path from Ermentrude)

to get their stories.

Quests in Wistmead

There are plenty of quests in Wistmead, and one that takes you back to the Shire to collect spiders. So here’s the run-down of current quests outside the Wheat Maze.

An Eerie Fog

Halinard Bunce has been trying his hand at creating a new ale – Fognoggin. The name gives an unsubtle hint at its effects! He just wants you to try it out (I guess he daren’t sample it himself!). Long story short, the brew gives you spooky hallucinations!

Your task is to counteract its effects, through food, drink and scaring yourself sober!

Emotes to Shake Frognoggin

As players helpfully pointed out in the comments, some emotes have been discovered that count towards your target of six.

  • /pushups
  • /slap: I accidentally slapped the barrel of Frognoggin and it still worked. Oops.

Scare Yourself, Eat and Drink

You can also find 6 Unique Things in Wistmead to clear your head. This means you can’t use two spider-visions, for example. Here are 6 that I found. (Click/tap images to see a larger version).

Stomped Shrew (Niiiiice!)

Remember all those shrews you stomped during the Spring Festival? Well now one wants its revenge, or something! This Ghost can be found in the small graveyard in Wistmead.
Steaming Stein

A drink that may, or may not, be coffee. But it should perk you up at least! It can be found on the table near the keg of Fognoggin.
Freshly-baked Pie

Hmm, pie. So long as it’s not made of Stomped Shrews, it should be fine. Hopefully. The Hobbit said it was made of Blackberries! It can be found in the tent just east of the entrance to the Wheat Maze.

A Waste of Webs

Some creepy webbing has been added, seemingly for effect, around the grounds of Wistmead. But Iris Tunnelly points out that webbing should have spiders. So, off you pop, head to Scary Quarry and acquire some! Lucky you!

Collecting Spiderlings from Scary Quarry
I’m pretty sure the scary music they introduced the year Wistmead arrived remained at the Quarry after ways. However, there are loads of Greenfields Spiderlings that usually do not feature here. Thankfully, they are easy to see and collect. You’ll need 12 of them.
Do Your Good Deed
Note: if you’re under Level 20 or so, the normal Spider mobs are aggressive. But if you haven’t completed the Shire Spider Slayer Deed yet, you could benefit from clearing a few out!

Also @rebelrealcanon pointed out that Greenfields Spiderlings can be collected while mounted. So if you’re over-levelled and the normal Spiders are grey, then you can collect them quicker this way.

Putting the Spiderlings in Webs
Now you have collected 12 Spiderlings you will need to place them in 4 × Curiously Empty Webbings around Wistmead.

The Wheat Maze – Tanglecorn

Cheat the Wheat

Cheat The Wheat allows you to take short-cuts through the wheat to get to the end. Cheat points are in specific locations, according to Fredalas’ Map (of Maze 2). So a few test runs are advised!

Oh and you only have 40 seconds to make the run while cheating!

Gathering Gourds

Regardless of map layout, Gathering Gourds requires you to collect 10 × Ripe Gourds from Tanglecorn so the Hobbits can decorate Wistmead!

Preventing a Murder

Crows are never welcome in a crop field, especially those that sound like they’re laughing at you! So you need to find 10 × Pesky Crows and shoo them away. Of course, they’re hidden throughout the maze. Which maze, of course, is a totally different question!

Maze Master Title Deed

When you complete Challenging Wheat you trigger a deed: The Wistmead Wheat Maze.

Once you have completed the challenge in all five mazes, and have run through and cheated on all five mazes, you are awarded:

  • Title Title: Maze-Master
  • Fall Festival Tokens Fall Festival Tokens: 5

TL;DR Wistmead and Tanglewood at Harvest Time

There are a minimum of Fall Festival Tokens30 Fall Festival Tokens available per day for completing quests in Wistmead. So get spooked up and head on down, to mix up your Harvest Festival experience!

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