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Keg End 2009 – Live Event Guide

December 16, 2009

It’s baaaaaccckkkk….

The Holidays are upon us and, as such, Keg End returns to WAR!

Those of you that were here for last year should be familiar with how it works.  For those who will be spending their first Holiday Season with us, welcome to a Live Event full of toasting, boasting and killing lots and lots of things.  hehe

As usual, I’ll update this as I go along and as more is known about the event and any secrets Mythic may have hid in it.

Enjoy!

~Gaar

The wheel of the seasons has turned, ushering out the sun’s last warmth with bitter blasts of northern winds. As snow creeps down to block mountain passes and lock the Warhammer world in the icy talons of winter, the citizens of the Old World raise their mugs high; the time of Keg End is at hand. In an epic celebration fraught with boasting, toasting, and epic fireworks, the Dwarfs clear out their stores of ales, beers and other intoxicating beverages in order to bring luck in the New Year and make way for a stock of better, stronger brews.

Keg End (Live Event – December 2009)

Each year, the Dwarf empty their stores of ales and beers, in a celebration known as Keg End – to bring luck in the new year and make room for stronger, better brews.  Meanwhile, the forces of Destruction scramble to ruin the celebration, by guzzling all the Dwarf brews first!

  • Basic Reward – Exclusive Title – Brew Hound (Order), Broo Dawg (Destruction)

  • Advanced Reward – Party Keg – Deploys a keg that allies can interact with to increase morale gain.

  • Elite – Keg Tap – Event Slot item with career-specific stats

The Live Event Herald for Order is named Kadius Kridt and is located at (26818, 30784) by the Flight Master in Altdorf.  The Live Event Herald for Destruction is named Kralf Hexenkrieger and is located at (29500, 32368) by the Flight Master in the Inevitable City.

General Information

The Keg End Live Event started on December 16th and will last until the morning of January 4th.  As usual, there are Tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 versions of what needs to be done and where things are located.  Use the red circles on your map as guides and if that fails, ask in region or check this guide for location coordinates.

Order Live Event Tasks

Seek out Borgrim Mugslammer in Altdorf for vital quests.  Defeat the Giants guarding the keg caches on the battlefield.  And always keep an eye out for the Golden Stein, for its power can turn the tide of war!

  • Kill Giant
  • /Toast an ally of each career
  • Launch three kinds of Fireworks from Battlefield Objectives or Keeps
  • /Boast an enemy of each career
  • /Boast slain players
  • Drink Dwarf Beer
  • Kill greenskin players
  • Kill Dark Elf players
  • Kill Chaos players
  • Drink from Party Kegs
  • Drink from kegs found in the pubs of Altdorf
  • Complete all Keg End tasks

Kill Giant : Slay one of the Giant bosses who guard Keg Caches scattered around the world.

The Hero Giants can be found in the RvR lakes.  You can’t miss them if they’re out.  They’re quite large…

I soloed one as a tank, so a couple people should do fine as long as one is tanky.  hehe.  The one I killed dropped Fireworks and Explosive Stout.

Nice to see that make a return, I’d almost run out of my supply from last year.

It’s also been confirmed that the purple drops come off them as well.

Giant Spawn/Respawn Update:  Giant spawn location rules – With the help of Patriotic and crew on Iron Rock, it’s been determined that only 1 Giant spawns per PAIRING at any given time (ie: 1 in Elf, 1 in Dwarf, 1 in Empire).  It can spawn in any of the zones in that pairing and there are 2 locations per zone.  Once you kill it, it will respawn in 5 minutes at one of the other spawn points in the PAIRING.

Best advice: Split up into small groups on each of the respawn points and farm, farm, farm!

See below for screenshots of the phat lewtz from them.  :)

Giant Location Update: Still working on Empire and Dwarf.

The Giant in Elf is Ul-Grod the Devourer.  He can be found at the following locations:

Caledor: 29k, 29k + 59k, 29k

Dragonwake: 49k, 33k + 60k, 38k

Eataine: 9k, 39k + 43k, 33k

More info coming soon!

/Toast an ally of each career : Use the /toast emote while targeting players of allied careers.

  • Ironbreaker
  • Runepriest
  • Engineer
  • Slayer
  • Witch Hunter
  • Knight of the Blazing Sun
  • Bright Wizard
  • Warrior Priest
  • Swordmaster
  • Shadow Warrior
  • White Lion
  • Archmage

Launch three kinds of Fireworks from Battlefield Objectives or Keeps : Find Fireworks by defeating Giant bosses and enemy players, and launch them from your backpack while standing within a Battlefield Objective or Keep area.

  • Common Fireworks – 10
  • Impressive Fireworks – 5
  • Magnificent Fireworks – 1

Boast an enemy of each career : Use the /boast emote while targeting players of enemey careers.

  • Black Orc
  • Choppa
  • Shaman
  • Squig Herder
  • Chosen
  • Marauder
  • Zealot
  • Magus
  • Blackguard
  • Witch Elf
  • Disciple of Khaine
  • Sorcerer/Sorceress

/Boast slain players : Use the /boast emote while targeting slain enemy players.

Drink Dwarf Beer : Capture and drink Dwarf Beer from Keg Caches.

The Keg Caches can be found along the PvE roads.  There’s anywhere from 4-8 kegs laying around.  Smack one with your weapon and it breaks up into a bunch of beer steins.  Drink them down and you’re good to go!

Kill greenskin players : Slay greenskin players in open RvR and scenarios.

Kill Dark Elf players : Slay Dark Elf players in open RvR and scenarios.

Kill Chaos players : Slay Chaos players in open RvR and scenarios.

Drink from Party Kegs : Find a player who has earned the Keg End Advanced Reward, and interact with his or her Mini Keg, Pony Keg or King Keg after it’s placed on the ground.  You may also drink from your own keg to step this task.

The Mini-Keg gives a mini-buff…100% morale gain for 10 seconds.

The Pony Keg gives a better buff…250% morale gain for 10 seconds.

The King Keg is HUGE!  It gives a 400% morale gain buff for 10 seconds.

Be warned:  Drinking from the keg gets you a bit hung over…hehe

Drink from kegs found in the pubs of Altdorf : Interact with kegs in the pubs and taverns of Altdorf.

  • Hair of the Dog – Partake of the Mastiff’s End Keg
  • Humpback Ale – Partake of the Blowhole Tavern’s Keg
  • The Cat’s Meow – Smile and swallow the Screaming Cat’s special brew.

Complete all Keg End tasks : Pretty self-explanatory.  Good luck!

Order Quests

Borgrim Mugslammer can be found at roughly (25900, 35000) in Altdorf by the mailbox.  He hands out the Pub Crawlers and Dead Soldiers quests for Order players.

Pub Crawlers - The first quest (and the most important!) is one that sends you to each of the taverns, pubs and speakeasies of Altdorf to sample their fine beverages.  Once done, return to Borgrim for your reward.

  • Hair of the Dog – (25607, 35795)
  • Humpback Ale – (30242, 28487)
  • The Cat’s Meow – (36297, 40305)
  • Reikland Gold Standard – (19134, 38008)
  • Golden Griffon Grog – (26818, 42936)
  • Morrsmead – (27862, 33958)
  • Squire’s Secret Still – (17088, 49492)
  • Fatal Firebreath Fuel – (32330, 32956)

Once you turn it in, it’s time to get your very own Beer Caddy!

Dead Soldiers

Part 1 – For this quest, Borgrim sends you out to kill, kill, kill!  Killing enemies gets you his empty Broo bottles.  Once you have them all, head to a Dwarf warcamp and talk to the Bugman’s Brewman there to turn in this part.

Part 2 – Bugman’s Kegs have been highjacked in Black Fire Pass.  Head in to the Black Fire Basin Scenario, get 10 kegs and take them to Borgrim in Altdorf.

Reward : Bottomless Stein Trophy

This trophy is the same as the old one, which means I’m now wearing two for those days where I need to double-fist it…  ;)

Destruction Live Event Tasks

Seek out Gaggmagit Slopreek in the Inevitable City for vital quests.  Defeat the Giants guarding the keg caches on the battlefield.  And always keep an eye out for the Golden Stein, for its power can turn the tide of war!

  • Kill Giant
  • /Toast an ally of each career
  • Launch three kinds of Fireworks from Battlefield Objectives or Keeps
  • /Boast an enemy of each career
  • /Boast slain players
  • Drink Dwarf Beer
  • Kill greenskin players
  • Kill Dark Elf players
  • Kill Chaos players
  • Drink from Party Kegs
  • Drink from cauldrons found in the feast halls of the Inevitable City
  • Complete all Keg End tasks

Kill Giant : Slay one of the Giant bosses who guard Keg Caches scattered around the world.

The Hero Giants can be found in the RvR lakes.  You can’t miss them if they’re out.  They’re quite large…

I soloed one as a tank, so a couple people should do fine as long as one is tanky.  hehe.  The one I killed dropped Fireworks and Explosive Stout.

Nice to see that make a return, I’d almost run out of my supply from last year.

It’s also been confirmed that the purple drops come off them as well.

Giant Spawn/Respawn Update:  Giant spawn location rules – With the help of Patriotic and crew on Iron Rock, it’s been determined that only 1 Giant spawns per PAIRING at any given time (ie: 1 in Elf, 1 in Dwarf, 1 in Empire).  It can spawn in any of the zones in that pairing and there are 2 locations per zone.  Once you kill it, it will respawn in 5 minutes at one of the other spawn points in the PAIRING.

Best advice: Split up into small groups on each of the respawn points and farm, farm, farm!

See below for screenshots of the phat lewtz from them.  :)

Giant Location Update: Still working on Empire and Dwarf.

The Giant in Elf is Ul-Grod the Devourer.  He can be found at the following locations:

Caledor: 29k, 29k + 59k, 29k

Dragonwake: 49k, 33k + 60k, 38k

Eataine: 9k, 39k + 43k, 33k

More info coming soon!

/Toast an ally of each career : Use the /toast emote while targeting players of allied careers.

  • Black Orc
  • Choppa
  • Shaman
  • Squig Herder
  • Chosen
  • Marauder
  • Zealot
  • Magus
  • Blackguard
  • Witch Elf
  • Disciple of Khaine
  • Sorcerer/Sorceress

Launch three kinds of Fireworks from Battlefield Objectives or Keeps : Find Fireworks by defeating Giant bosses and enemy players, and launch them from your backpack while standing within a Battlefield Objective or Keep area.

  • Common Fireworks – 10
  • Impressive Fireworks – 5
  • Magnificent Fireworks – 1

Boast an enemy of each career : Use the /boast emote while targeting players of enemey careers.

  • Ironbreaker
  • Runepriest
  • Engineer
  • Slayer
  • Witch Hunter
  • Knight of the Blazing Sun
  • Bright Wizard
  • Warrior Priest
  • Swordmaster
  • Shadow Warrior
  • White Lion
  • Archmage

/Boast slain players : Use the /boast emote while targeting slain enemy players.

Drink Dwarf Beer : Capture and drink Dwarf Beer from Keg Caches.

The Keg Caches can be found along the PvE roads.  There’s anywhere from 4-8 kegs laying around.  Smack one with your weapon and it breaks up into a bunch of beer steins.  Drink them down and you’re good to go!

Kill Dwarf players : Slay Dwarf players in open RvR and scenarios.

Kill High Elf players : Slay High Elf players in open RvR and scenarios.

Kill Empire players : Slay Empire players in open RvR and scenarios.

Drink from Party Kegs : Find a player who has earned the Keg End Advanced Reward, and interact with his or her Mini Keg, Pony Keg or King Keg after it’s placed on the ground.  You may also drink from your own keg to step this task.

The Mini-Keg gives a mini-buff…100% morale gain for 10 seconds.

The Pony Keg gives a better buff…250% morale gain for 10 seconds.

The King Keg is HUGE!  It gives a 400% morale gain buff for 10 seconds.

Be warned:  Drinking from the keg gets you a bit hung over…hehe

Drink from cauldrons found in the feast halls of the Inevitable City : Interact with cauldrons in the feast halls of the Inevitable City.

  • Feast Hall Hooch – Drink deep from the Feast Hall’s special brew.
  • Choke & Boil Brew – Drink deep of the Char & Bone’s signature beverage.
  • Boneyard Brew – Force down a pint of The Grinning Skull’s dubious concoction.

Complete all Keg End tasks : Pretty self-explanatory.  Good luck!

Destruction Quests

Gaggmagit Slopreek can be found at roughly (29000, 36000) in the Inevitable City.  He hands out the Pub Crawlers and Dead Soldiers quests for Destruction players.

Pub Crawlers - The first quest (and the most important!) is one that sends you to each of the taverns, pubs and speakeasies of the Inevitable City to sample their fine alcoholic concoctions.  Once done, return to Gaggmagit for your reward.

  • Feast Hall Hooch – (34302, 43737)
  • Choke & Boil Brew – (28265, 35144)
  • Boneyard Brew – (20202, 39110)
  • Monolith Malt – (25181, 37436)
  • Dread Wine – (23550, 44882)
  • Lovers’ Liqueur – (22449, 53122)
  • Slaughterstout – (36770, 53122)
  • Fleshrot Rotgut – (50077, 35541)

Once you turn it in, it’s time to get your very own Broo Lugga!

Dead Soldiers

Part 1 – For this quest, Gagmaggit sends you out to kill, kill, kill!  Killing enemies gets you his empty Broo bottles.  Once you have them all, head to a Greenskin warcamp and talk to one of Gagmaggit’s Boys there to turn in this part.

Part 2 – To complete this part, you’ll need to head into the Blackfire Basin Scenario and scrounge up 10 of Bugman’s Kegs.  These are found to the left and right of the map on the ground.  They have a use-timer and there’s only 10 in the whole Scenario, so you may have to do it a few times to get them all.  Once done, return to Gagmaggit in the Inevitable City for your reward.

Reward:  Bottomless Stein Trophy

Achievement Unlocks (in no particular order)

Apparently there aren’t any…

Yes, you can do some of the things this year and have them unlock Achievements from last year’s event, but that’s it.

:(

Rare World Drops

Did you think I’d end the guide without talking about phat lewtz?  hehe

With the return of Keg End comes the return of everyone’s favorite loot:  The Battlebrew Backpack.

This tasty little item looks great on dwarfs, but even if you don’t want to wear it, you’ll want one in your inventory for it’s special ability.  It basically gives you a ranged DoT on a 3 minute reuse timer.  Gotta love it.  They drop quite frequently off players in Open RvR and Scenarios.

New for this year is the Dwarf Keg Handler for Order and the Goblin Bar-Back for Destruction.  They drop off the Giants you find in the RvR lakes.  (See the Giant descriptions above for spawn information.)

These little helpers will tote your keg around for you while you go about your business.  What a great idea!

Last, but not least, there are purple Live Event Slot Items that drop off the Giants as well.  (See the Giant descriptions above for spawn information.)  Here are some samples:

Good luck finding everything and, as always…

Have fun!

~Gaar

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31 Comments leave one →
  1. Dutin permalink
    December 16, 2009 2:08 pm

    I love your right ups Gar!

    Now to find the giants and the dwarf cache’s!

  2. Elchingon permalink
    December 16, 2009 2:31 pm

    No one knows where the giants are…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 16, 2009 2:43 pm

      Not true, I just soloed one. rofl. Updated the guide with that info.

    • Elchingon permalink
      December 16, 2009 3:15 pm

      THANKS!!!

  3. Okrinok permalink
    December 16, 2009 4:04 pm

    So what does the Battlebrew Backpack drop from?

  4. Extazy permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:34 pm

    yeah, I remeber there were mobs from live event, Giant maybe… or rare drop from players..

  5. Drokarn permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:41 pm

    Love the write ups Garr! Also, Boiling Blood potions and Lobbin Noggin’s have also made a reappearance from previous LE’s as random player kill drops. Oh, and where does the permanent Keg caddy item drop from. Dont forget Dwarf beer cache locations.

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 16, 2009 7:50 pm

      Just added how to find the Keg Caches. I’m still going under the assumption that the Keg Handlers come off the Giants in the lakes.

  6. Extazy permalink
    December 16, 2009 8:19 pm

    I found beer in DW ( it was contested) right near wc just go to the pve side…

  7. Extazy permalink
    December 16, 2009 8:24 pm

    Also found Giant in black crag ( locked by destro) near destro wc

  8. KraapenMepants permalink
    December 16, 2009 8:36 pm

    I can confirm we looted a perma keg carrier off a giant

  9. zuggthug permalink
    December 16, 2009 10:36 pm

    ya git the Broo Lugga / Keg Handler from doin the pub crawl quest from capital city LE quest mead fine print above lol

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 16, 2009 10:39 pm

      That’s just the temporary one. There’s a purple permanent version available.

    • Extazy permalink
      December 16, 2009 11:33 pm

      I wonder from what mob it drops from…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 16, 2009 11:37 pm

      The Giants.

      Just updated the guide with the correct quest info for Order for Dead Soldiers. My bad. Didn’t realize it had more than one part… hehe

  10. Krosuss permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:40 am

    As always, I appreciate your Live Event write-ups! Always extensive and thorough. Thanks!

    Noticed the Tome Unlocks too … nothing pops up on-screen when you complete a Live Event task. Shame.

    Running scenarios I saw that we have access to Black Fire Basin (one of my least favorite scenarios). Is this what’s needed to finish Step 2 of the Fallen Soldiers quest? Is this where we go to find the lost beer kegs?

    Any idea if there are special titles or unlocks for running this scenario a bunch of times (i.e., Kill 100 Destro for title or something)?

    • Nacireman permalink
      December 17, 2009 3:08 pm

      after I pick up the blackfire basin kegs I just need to kill players and Giants… People on badlands have begun killing them quite regularly, might be that it spawns in another rvr lake some 5-10 min after it dies in one. Still am testing that but I don’t know. also the lake doesn’t seem to need to be contested. I’m still trying for that 35 Backpack and a perma caddy :D

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 17, 2009 7:37 pm

      The second part of Dead Soldiers is indeed inside Black Fire Basin. There are kegs you have to pick up on the left and right sides of the map. They seem to only spawn once per scenario, so it may take multiple scenarios to get your quest done.

  11. Deano permalink
    December 18, 2009 5:02 am

    So does anyone know how to get the The Battlebrew Backpack. and the epic Keg Carrier yet ?

    • gaarawarr permalink
      December 19, 2009 3:24 am

      As noted in the guide, the Backpacks can come off player in ORvR and Scenarios while the Keg Handler and Silver Keg Tap come off the Giants.

  12. Nacireman permalink
    December 18, 2009 5:15 am

    I got the backpack from killing a player…so it might be random drop from giant or players….

  13. Bishopknight ( Iron Rock ) permalink
    December 20, 2009 11:56 am

    Great job on this guide Gaar!

  14. Zwingli permalink
    December 26, 2009 5:24 am

    Another fantastic write up from the great Gaar! Happy holidays from Zwingli.

  15. nals permalink
    January 1, 2010 12:20 am

    do the giants spawn one per tier pairing or per pairing across all tiers>?

    • gaarawarr permalink
      January 1, 2010 5:20 am

      One per pairing, per Tier. Verified this last night as I farmed them for my Keg Handler. :p I have all the Elf T4 spawn points. If I can get the Empire and Dwarf ones as well, I’ll add them all to the guide.

  16. Skarim/Corm permalink
    January 2, 2010 10:38 am

    Bit late i guess but you havent added any info on “The Golden Stein”…

    • gaarawarr permalink
      January 2, 2010 9:12 pm

      To be honest, I haven’t seen a need to. It’s a temporary buff you get from picking the item up that boosts damage, healing output, AP regen and renown gain. It’s definitely nice, but it makes you a huge target with it’s Finger of God light.

  17. Artiee permalink
    January 3, 2010 6:20 pm

    Has anyone found the perm kaddy?

    • Artiee permalink
      January 3, 2010 6:29 pm

      Nm… I just got it off the T1 giant in Norsca.

  18. December 14, 2010 4:24 pm

    New Guide for 2010 is up on the main page. Enjoy!

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