Starting Region: Shire, The
Starting SubZone: Greenfields
Quest Starter: Halros (26.7s, 67w)
Quest Level: 12
Involved Zones: Bree-land
 •Prancing Pony
Cash 42cp
Experience 556xp at level 14

Linked quests in the series:
Mundo's Complaint
Flourdumpling's Stand
Make Yourself Useful
Pansy Tunnelly's Tale
Aid of Halros, The
Goblin Foothold
Troubles to Come
Quarry in Scary, The
Bullroarer's Club
Beneath the Greenfields
Shire Unprotected, The
Foreword: An Unwanted Guest

Shire Unprotected, The

Epic - Prologue Hobbit Quest

Halros wants you to tell his Captain that "Eogan is somewhere in the wild, and that the rest of our people may be in danger."


1) Talk to Barliman Butterbur, who will know of Halros' Captain. Butterbur is the owner of the Prancing Pony in Bree. Says Halros:

"Travel east across the Brandywine River into Bree-land and find my chieftain."

A safe way is to take the Brandywine bridge and then stay on the road to get to Bree, in the center of Bree-land. Once in Bree (assuming you arrived via the west gate), follow the road east to a dead end, and you will likely be right in front of The Prancing Pony (29.7s, 51.3w). You will see Butterbur right after you enter.

2) After you speak with him and select "Finish Now", you get your coin reward, XP, and you will now be able to take the next quest, Foreword: An Unwanted Guest.

Special thanks go out to Wren for providing this quest writeup!
Wren has entered 612 LOTRO quests.