Pilgrim's Progress (Alliance) and Pilgrim's Progress (Horde)
The holiday's five daily quests are all offered by Pilgrim's Bounty NPCs located in major cities (Stormwind, Ironforge, and Darnassus for Alliance: Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, and Undercity for Horde). All five can be completed in one day, so if you don't have a lot of time over the week that Pilgrim's Bounty is running, just budget about half an hour on a good day, and you're all set.
For Alliance, the quest links are as follows:
- Can't Get Enough Turkey Bring 20 Slow-Roasted Turkeys to Caitrin Ironkettle outside Ironforge.
- Don't Forget the Stuffing! Bring 20 Spice Bread Stuffing to Caitrin Ironkettle outside Ironforge.
- Easy As Pie Bring 20 pieces of Pumpkin Pie to Mary Allerton outside the gates of Darnassus.
- She Says Potato Bring 20 Candied Sweet Potatoes to Jasper Moore outside Stormwind.
- We're Out of Cranberry Chutney Again? Bring 20 servings of Cranberry Chutney to Ellen Moore outside Stormwind.
- Can't Get Enough Turkey Bring 20 Slow-Roasted Turkeys to Ondani Greatmill outside Orgrimmar.
- Don't Forget the Stuffing! Bring 20 Spice Bread Stuffing to Ondani Greatmill outside Orgrimmar.
- Easy As Pie Bring 20 pieces of Pumpkin Pie to Mahara Goldwheat outside Thunder Bluff.
- She Says Potato Bring 20 Candied Sweet Potatoes to William Mullins in Undercity's courtyard.
- We're Out of Cranberry Chutney Again? Bring 20 servings of Cranberry Chutney to Roberta Carter in Undercity's courtyard.
The Spirit of Sharing buff is gained when you eat all five dishes available at a Bountiful Table: turkey, cranberries, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pie. For this achievement, you'll have to run to each of your faction's cities, park yourself at each of the five chairs around a Bountiful Table (or ask other people at the chairs to pass you dishes so you can eat them), and gorge your way to the Spirit of Sharing buff. Once you've done this in all four major cities, you'll get the achievement.
The Spirit of Sharing buff is a 10% bonus to all reputation gains for an hour. If you're working on something like 40 Exalted Reputations, the Burning Crusade tabard grind (as we've previously discussed), or desperately accruing Zandalar or Shen'dralar rep before patch 4.0.3a hits, it's nothing to sneeze at.
Pilgrim's Peril (Alliance) and Pilgrim's Peril (Horde)
Blizzard has a peculiar mania for sending players to their deaths in foreign cities. Anyway, Pilgrim's Peril requires you to sit at hostile Bountiful Tables while wearing at least one piece of Pilgrim attire. As all those of us who have done achievements like King of the Fire Festival are painfully aware, this rarely ends well, but sitting is at least quick. On PvE servers you won't get flagged in all of the enemy cities due to feast area placement.
The locations of each capital's feast area are as follows:
- Stormwind Southeast of the main gates (east of the path into the city). Horde players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
- Ironforge Directly outside the main gates. Horde players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
- Darnassus Directly east of the main city (in the courtyard between the main gates and the Warrior's Terrace). All players will have to run the length of the city in order to reach the feast area, and Horde players will almost certainly be harassed by guards every step of the way. This is by far the most inconvenient (and for Horde, dangerous) of all eight feast areas to reach. Don't go at server high time.
- The Exodar Directly outside the main city entrance (i.e. eastern side of the main building).
- Orgrimmar Southeast of the main gates (just south of the path to the Undercity/Grom'Gol zeppelin tower). Alliance players will not flagged here on PvE servers.
- Undercity In the Ruins of Lordaeron courtyard immediately inside the main entrance to the city. Despite not being located far into the complex, this is the nastiest area for Alliance to reach, as there's steady Horde traffic from both the zeppelins and Silvermoon teleport, and the entrance to the Ruins is an unfortunate choke point. Don't go at server high time.
- Thunder Bluff Directly below the western elevators. Despite appearing to be outside of the city, the feast area is still within it and will get Alliance players flagged.
- Silvermoon City South of the city's main gates. Alliance players will not get flagged here on PvE servers.
As with all achievements requiring you to enter an enemy city:
- Try to go during your server's off-hours if possible.
- Try not to go alone.
- Plan your route in advance and know which cities you'll hit in which order.
- Budget time in the quite-likely event that some jackass camping the tables decides to make your life miserable.
Talon King Ikiss is the last boss of Sethekk Halls, a Burning Crusade dungeon located in the Auchindoun complex of Terokkar Forest. Fortunately, the achievement doesn't care if you defeat Ikiss on normal or heroic, so if you don't have the requisite Honored reputation with Lower CIty to purchase the Auchenai Key to unlock the heroic version, that doesn't matter. Pick up some Pilgrim attire from the daily quests, head to Sethekk Halls, and you're in business.
As long as you're there, you might as well have a crack at Anzu if you're doing the heroic version and want a shot at the Reins of the Raven Lord. Yes, you can fight him now even if you're not a druid!
Turkey Lurkey (Alliance) and Turkey Lurkey (Horde)
This and The Turkinator were the two big irritants last year. We've already discussed why The Turkinator can make life difficult, but unless your server is home to an unusually high number of orc, dwarf, gnome, and troll rogues, then this achievement can give you some grief too.
Turkey Shooters, like Pilgrim clothing, are potential rewards from the holiday's daily quests. Getting a Shooter is very easy, but finding one rogue of each race might keep you occupied for a bit. Once you've finished off your own faction, your best bet is to sit outside the other faction's district in Dalaran praying for a few rogues to show up. However, if last year is any indication, enterprising players will roll rogues from the less-played races, beg a summon from a friendly warlock in Dalaran, and park themselves in a high-traffic area to grant achievements to a grateful public. On my server, several level one rogues with names like Shootmepls and Turkeytime were lined up on Dalaran bank steps.