The Lord Of The Rings Online Is Throwing A Massive Wedding

Standing Stone Games cordially invites you to attend the wedding of Arwen and Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings Online. The company released details today for their upcoming release of Update 27, which will bring about a number of additions. LOTRO players of all character levels can experience the Midsummer Festival event in Minas Tirith, which will be active on any server you end up joining beginning today. Also, the devs have set up many additions throughout the month of July, where you can earn rewards and cosmetics by participating in festival activities. As well as taking part in quests and enjoying wedding-themed Hobbit gifts. You can read a little bit more about the new additions below, and get the full patch notes at the link above.

The Lord Of The Rings Online invites you to attend Update 27, courtesy of Standing Stone Games.
The Lord Of The Rings Online invites you to attend Update 27, courtesy of Standing Stone Games.

Middle-earth is gathering in Minas Tirith to celebrate the wedding of Arwen and Aragorn! Epic Volume V, Book 1: 'A Time of Celebration' begins with King Elessar in the Throne Room of Minas Tirith (Midsummer). Additionally, from now through July 20th, players can take part in celebratory Midsummer quests and instances to celebrate the wedding. An auto-bestow quest is available that provides a map to Minas Tirith (Midsummer) as well. Once there, an introduction quest will get you started on the Midsummer Festival. Additionally, some Stable-masters in Middle-earth will bring characters to Minas Tirith (Midsummer). Finally, Midsummer Wedding-planners are located in Thorin's Hall, Duillond, Bree-town, and the Party Tree to direct players to Midsummer quests in those areas. Earn titles, an emote, a kite, and more by completing Deeds associated with the Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival will be a yearly event.

Lord Of The Rings Online: Storied Tales

A Storied Tale is a solo-able, story-focused alternative to an Epic Battle. Each of the five Helm's Deep Epic Battles now has a Storied Tale, and for each Helm's Deep quest you can choose to complete either the Epic Battle or the Storied Tale. As a result, many quests in Epic Volume III Book 13 have been versioned, and you will need to pick up the quest from its bestower if you had it underway. The Storied Tales are intended to be played on a character that has never completed Helm's Deep. Each successful completion will add the Storied Tale to the West Rohan Reflecting Pool in Dunharrow. Characters that have already completed Helm's Deep and want to experience the Storied Tales can speak to Cenric on the field of victory outside of Helm's Deep (Sunrise). He will offer you a quest to play the Storied Tales, and completing them here will also add them to the West Rohan Reflecting Pool in Dunharrow. However, be advised that you will need to use the time-changing objects in Helm's Deep after every Storied Tale in order to return to Cenric, so the experience will not have as satisfying a flow as it would if you were playing on a fresh character.

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