Tips and Tricks: Inn League Initiation


This introduction quest will earn you Acquaintance standing with the Inn League.

At each station, different drinks that take the shortest amount of time to consume, so try and go for those first. Below is a list of drinks, from quickest to slowest, and their approximate consumption times.

Ale Association Initiation —  Party Tree: Ailward Chubb at the Party Tree, Shire (29.9S, 71.6W) challenges you to drink 6 beers in 1 minute! You must talk to Ailward and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Gunderic’s Ale – 4 sec
2. Fern Beer – 6 sec
3. Rootknot’s Cider – 8 sec
4. Perry’s Porter – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Plough and Stars: You have 6 minutes to run to Bluebell Grubb at the Plough and Stars in Brockenborings (27.6S, 68.1W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Bluebell and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Rootknot’s Cider – 4 sec
2. Gunderic’s Ale – 5 sec
3. Perry’s Porter – 8 sec
4. Fern Beer – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Golden Perch: You have 7 minutes to run to Ernwulf at the Golden Perch in Stock (32.0S, 63.8W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Ernwulf and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Fern Beer – 4 sec
2. Perry’s Porter – 5 sec
3. Gunderic’s Ale – 8 sec
4. Rootknot’s Cider – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Floating Log: You have 4 minutes to run to Daylily Bolger at the Floating Log in Frogmorton (31.7S, 68.0W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Daylily and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Perry’s Porter – 4 sec
2. Rootknot’s Cider – 5 sec
3. Fern Beer – 8 sec
4. Gunderic’s Ale – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Green Dragon: You have 4 minutes to run to Fulk Proudfoot at the Green Dragon in Bywater (31.8S, 69.6W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Fulk and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Gunderic’s Ale – 3 sec
2. Fern Beer – 6 sec
3. Rootknot’s Cider – 8 sec
4. Perry’s Porter – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Ivy Bush: You have 4 minutes to run to Moonlight Sandheaver at the Ivy Bush in Hobbiton (31.4S, 71.1W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Moonlight and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Rootknot’s Cider – 3 sec
2. Gunderic’s Ale – 6 sec
3. Perry’s Porter – 8 sec
4. Fern Beer – 10 sec
Ale Association Initiation —  Bird and Baby: You have 6 minutes to run to Ioco Underhill at the Bird and Baby in Michel Delving (33.4S, 75.4W) and drink 6 beers. You must talk to Haddur and finish the quest before time is up.
1. Perry’s Porter – 3 sec
2. Rootknot’s Cider – 6 sec
3. Fern Beer – 8 sec
4. Gunderic’s Ale – 9 sec

Ale Association or Inn League?


You can join just one or both factions depending on what titles, cosmetics, housing furniture, and mounts you want.

If you decide to join both factions, you will gain +900 reputation for quests of that faction and then lose -500 reputation for quests of the opposing faction. Therefore, your net gain in general is +400 reputation if you do an equal amount of quests for both factions.

Both the [Badge of Taste] and the [Badge of Dishonour] let you barter 2 badges for 3 Festival Tokens at the Inn League and Ale Association Headquarters..

The Inn League drink deliveries are much easier because you can buy all the drinks ahead of time and keep them in your inventory bags. For the Ale Association, you will have to go to every pickup and every delivery location every time you do the quest.

However, the Ale Association’s daily challenge is easier because you only have to run around the town of Bree instead of running around the entire Shire for the Inn League daily trial.