Children’s Week

Late last night, I noticed a few achievements pop up in guild when I logged in to fish, I’d completely forgotten it was Children’s Week! I logged out for a little bit and decided to do the achievements today, though it must be said that this has always been one of my favourite festivals because of the pets. This is my guide towards completing the various achievements and quests for Children’s Week, I hope it helps!

Achievements – Meta

List of achievements for the meta.

  • Home Alone – Simply have your orphan out (see under ‘quests’ for where to pick up your orphan, works with any orphan) and use your hearthstone.
  • Bad Example – Eat the following listed sweets while you have your orphan out:
  1. Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream sold by these vendors – I usually get mine from the innkeepers in Nagrand.
  2. Tasty Cupcake is made using cooking – the ingredients are 2 Simple Flour and 1 Northern Egg.
  3. Delicious Chocolate Cake is a rare drop recipe from doing Outland and Northrend cooking dailies and requires these ingredients – you should be able to buy them from the auction house though prices will be high this week.
  4. Lovely Cake Slice, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Doughnut, and Red Velvet Cupcake can all be bought from Aimee outside of the North bank in Dalaran.
  • Daily Chores – Complete 5 daily quests while you have your orphan out. I tend to do the Tournament dailies for this, with the orphan out while I hand them in, but any you feel like doing are fine.
  • Aw, Isn’t It Cute? – Receive one of the Children’s Week pets after completing a series of quests (also see ‘quests’).
  • School of Hard Knocks – This achievement can seem a little difficult for non-PvPers. You have to capture a flag in Eye of the Storm, assault a tower in Alterac Valley, assault a flag in Arathi Basin, and return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch. Cynwise has compiled an excellent guide to completing this achievement, if you’re struggling I recommend you take a look, and always have your orphan by your side.
  • Hail To The King, Baby – Kill King Ymirin in Utgarde Pinnacle, normal mode or heroic mode, while you have your orphan by your side. You should get it out at the beginning of the instance to avoid forgetting at the end.

Not for the meta, this is the only other achievement.

  • Veteran Nanny – This is one of those achievements that takes time to do, 3 years to be exact. To get this one, you need to own all 3 of the pets from the Shattrath orphan quest chain: Peanut, Willy, and Egbert.

Quests

There are several quests which reward you with a choice of a pet in Children’s Week. You speak to the matron in each city (Dalaran, Shattrath, Orgrimmar/Stormwind) who will give you an orphan whistle, you must take this orphan around to where they ask to complete the quests, they give you 3 quests to begin with, followed by one or two others, then sending you back to the orphanage where you receive your pet reward.

Dalaran first – it appears to be bugged at the moment if you did the quest last year, you should be able to pick the quest up to get the second pet, however at the moment you can’t. She stands near the South bank, if you’re able to pick the quest up, you’ll first need to choose which pet you want, the Oracle or the Wolvar.

The Oracle:

  • Meeting a Great One – First go to the giant portal that takes you to Ungoro in Scholazar Basin at co-ords: 39, 81. Once you’ve gone through the portal, go right up the steps and take your orphan to the Etymidian.
  • The Dragon Queen – Dragonblight, the Wyrmrest Temple, top floor, at co-ords: 59, 55.

The Wolvar:

Shattrath next – Head to the Lower City and find Orphan Matron Mercy and pick up a whistle from her. If you are Horde, you will be given a Blood Elf orphan, if you are Alliance, you will be given a Draenei orphan. The end quest will give you a choice of the following.

The Blood Elf:

  • Now, When I Grow Up… – Silvermoon City, Walk of Elders at co-ords: 76, 81.
  • Time to Visit the Caverns – If you can’t take the portal from Shattrath or Dalaran, head to the entrance to Caverns of Time in Tanaris at co-ords: 65, 49. Take Salandria to Zaladormu at co-ords: 60, 54 in the middle. Then buy a Toy Dragon from the Quartermaster at: 63, 57 and give it to her.

The Draenei:

  • The Seat of the Naaru – Exodar, Seat of the Naaru at co-ords: 57, 41.
  • Time to Visit the Caverns – If you can’t take the portal from Shattrath or Dalaran, head to the entrance to Caverns of Time in Tanaris at co-ords: 65, 49. Take Dornaa to Zaladormu at co-ords: 60, 54 in the middle. Then buy a Toy Dragon from the Quartermaster at: 63, 57 and give it to her.

Finally, your faction’s home city. Orgrimmar at 70, 25 in the Valley of Honor for Horde, the matron will give you an Orcish orphan. Stormwind at 56, 54 in Cathedral Square for Alliance, the matron will give you a Human orphan. The end quest will give you a choice of the following.

The Orc:

  • You Scream, I Scream… – There is a link to the vendors above under the ‘Bad Example’ achievement. You simply need some Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream in your bags and hand in the quest.
  • Cairne’s Hoofprint – Thunder Bluff at co-ords: 60, 51.

The Human:

  • You Scream, I Scream… – There is a link to the vendors above under the ‘Bad Example’ achievement. You simply need some Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream in your bags and hand in the quest.
  • Jaina’s Autograph – Dustwallow Marsh, Theramore at co-ords: 66, 49. The very top floor of the large building.

3 thoughts on “Children’s Week”

  1. Awesome guide! I love this event, probably because I love pets. I think my warlock should finally get her 3 year achievement this time :)

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