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Fateon (Member) 6/27/2013 12:48 PM EST : Buried Treasure Hunt is Back!!!!
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Buried Treasure Hunt is Back!


Travel to Ered Luin to help explore an active dig site near Gondamon! Follow the tutorial quests to get on your way. Once you learn how to use your Treasure Hunter's Pick, jump into the fray in order to find treasures and rewards, buried just beneath your feet.

Act quickly and dig as much as you can for the event only lasts a few short days!

Need more Treasure Hunter's Picks? Visit the LOTRO Store to stock up before going back out.

Characters: Fateon Shala Nightdew Thorosi shaldor Syntessa Noctu Denicalis Dexlexic Andarina shala noctu syntessa
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Fateon (Member) 6/27/2013 12:51 PM EST : RE: Buried Treasure Hunt is Back!!!!
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Treasure Hunting

The object of the treasure hunt is to find treasure in the Buried Treasure Field northwest of the Treasure Field Base Camp. After completing the introduction quest, the dwarves at the camp give players three tools for finding treasure: Treasure-hunter's Picks, Dowsing Gems and Trained Cave-claw Cages. Each of these items are consumed on use and more are available from repeatable quests as well as in treasure from Dig-sites. In addition, the Barter Vendor Sigtír offers Dowsing Gems and Trained Cave-claw Cages in exchange for Buried Treasure Tokens, and the LOTRO store sells Treasure-hunter's Picks.

Dig-sites

From the surface, all Dig-sites look the same, but there are four sizes of treasures underneath: Small, Medium, Large and Huge. There is only one Huge Dig-site per round and when someone digs it up, the round is over, all Dig-sites despawn, then a new round begins with new Dig-sites, one of which is randomly a Huge Dig-site. Additionally, a round will be over if more than half of the Dig-sites have been dug up or an hour has passed since the last round started. While there are lots of Small Dig-sites, there are only some Medium Dig-sites and fewer Large Dig-sites. A Treasure-hunter's Pick is needed to dig at a Dig-site and retrieve the treasure below.

Each dig site contains an amount of Buried Treasure Tokens based on the cache size and also has a chance to contain a Small, Medium, Large or Huge Treasure Cache depending on the size of the Dig-site. Dig-sites may sometimes contain Treasure-hunter's Picks, Dowsing Gems or Trained Cave-claw Cages.

Dowsing Gem

Dowsing Gems must be used with a Dig-site selected and will give a reading indicating the size of the treasure buried underneath the selected dig site. The reading appears as overhead text as well as in the chat log.

  • You're getting a very weak reading - Small Dig-site
  • You're getting a slight reading - Medium Dig-site
  • You're getting a strong reading - Large Dig-site
  • You're getting a very strong reading - Huge Dig-site

Trained Cave-claw Cage

When a player uses a Trained Cave-claw Cage, it releases a Cave-claw that will seek out the largest Dig-site within 20 meters, run to it and tell you the size of the treasure buried underneath. The reading from the Cave-claw appears as overhead text but not in the chat log.

  • The Cave-claw found a Small Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Medium Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Large Dig-site
  • The Cave-claw found a Huge Dig-site

Treasure Caches

Each of the Treasure Caches either contain an amount of Buried Treasure Tokens, Trained Cave-claw Cage-icon.png Trained Cave-claw Cage , Treasure-hunter's Pick-icon.png Treasure-hunter's Pick and/or a chance for one of the caches listed below. Some, but not all, items are also available from the Rewards Vendor Marís in exchange for Buried Treasure Tokens.

Huge Treasure Cache-icon.png Huge Treasure Cache

Large Treasure Cache-icon.png Large Treasure Cache

Medium Treasure Cache-icon.png Medium Treasure Cache

Small Treasure Cache-icon.png Small Treasure Cache


Characters: Fateon Shala Nightdew Thorosi shaldor Syntessa Noctu Denicalis Dexlexic Andarina shala noctu syntessa
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