Children's Week 2013 Guide (WoW MoP 5.4)

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In all likelihood, Children's Week is the World of Warcraft counterpart of Children's Day, a Japanese celebration that is traditionally held on the 5th of May.

In World of Warcraft, the event is about taking care of a few children made orphans by the many wars that Azeroth has known in recent times.

The event mostly revolves around you travelling through Azeroth with the orphans you are taking care of, showing them the places they have always dreamt to see.

This year, there is no change in the event, but since it takes several years to get all the pet rewards, you may be interested in completing your collection.

1. Overview↑top

The Children's Week is a rather short event during which you will mostly spend your time travelling with orphans in order to complete the 3 quest lines proposed. In addition, you will probably spend a lot of time doing Battlegrounds to complete one of the achievements that is particularly hard to do (depending on your proficiency at PvP).

1.1. Date and Timeline

The Children's Week is a 1-week event (as its name suggests). This year, the event starts on Monday the 29th of April and ends on Monday the 6th of May.

There are no daily tasks, so the entire event can be completed in a single day, if you wish to do so.

1.2. Locations

The 3 quest lines start in Stormwind/Orgrimmar, Shattrath, and Dalaran respectively. From there, you will have to travel through Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Outland, and Northrend. Doing the quests with a Mage, being a Mage, being an Engineer, or being a Mage Engineer will considerably reduce the time you will spend travelling.

1.3. Eligibility

For the Stormwind/Orgrimmar quest line, you need to be level 10.

For the Shattrath quest line, you need to be level 60.

For the Northrend quest line, you need to be level 70.

1.4. Orphans

Orphans are NPCs that will accompany you while you are doing the quest lines. Each quest line has a specific orphan that you will be able to summon and dismiss at will. They behave like non-combat pets, in the sense that they cannot be attacked or killed.

1.5. Rewards

The Children's Week event rewards pets and achievements.

1.5.1. Pets

The Children's Week is made up of 3 Quest Lines. Each quest line can only be done once a year per character and gives you a pet as a reward to choose among several. Therefore, you will need to complete these quest lines on several characters to gather all the pet rewards (they are account bound). If you only complete the event on one character, gathering the rewards will take you 4 years.

Pet Quest Line
Piglet's Collar Icon Piglet's CollarStormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
Rat Cage Icon Rat CageStormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
Turtle Box Icon Turtle BoxStormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
Snail Shell Icon Snail ShellStormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line
Elekk Training Collar Icon Elekk Training CollarShattrath Quest Line
Egbert's Egg Icon Egbert's EggShattrath Quest Line
Sleepy Willy Icon Sleepy WillyShattrath Quest Line
Legs Icon LegsShattrath Quest Line
Curious Oracle Hatchling Icon Curious Oracle HatchlingNorthrend Quest Line
Curious Wolvar Pup Icon Curious Wolvar PupNorthrend Quest Line

1.6. Achievements

The meta-achievement of the event is For The Children Icon For The Children. It rewards the Matron or Patron title, counts towards What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been Icon What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been, and requires you to complete almost all the achievements related to the event:

2. Stormwind/Orgrimmar Quest Line↑top

Each faction has a quest line that begins in their main city: Stormwind for Alliance players and Orgrimmar for Horde players.

2.1. Stormwind Quest Line

The Stormwind quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 2 quests, and a final quest. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Alliance in Easter Kingdoms and Kalimdor.

2.1.1. Introductory Quest

Children's Week is started by Orphan Matron Nightingale in the Cathedral District in Stormwind City. You are given a Human Orphan Whistle Icon Human Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon and dismiss Randis, your Human orphan.

Turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

2.1.2. First Set of Quests

  • Cruisin' the Chasm
    • Go to Sentinel Hill in Westlands.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already, by using the Human Orphan Whistle Icon Human Orphan Whistle.
    • Go to Twilber Torquewrench, next to the two war machines down the hill.
    • Hop onto one of the two Rental Choppers next to him and enjoy the ride.
  • Malfurion Has Returned!
    • Go to the Temple of Moon in Darnassus and find Malfurion upstairs.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
    • Talk to the female NPC standing next to Malfurion.
  • The Biggest Diamond Ever!
    • Go to the Throne Room in Ironforge and head down the passageway immediately on the left.
    • Upon reaching Old Ironforge, climb the three flights of stairs that lead to King Magni Bronzebeard.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.

2.1.3. Second Set of Quests

2.1.4. Final Quest

The final quest that your orphan will give you is A Warden of the Alliance. To complete it, follow these steps.

2.2. Orgrimmar Quest Line

The Orgrimmar quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 2 quests, and a final quest. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Horde in Easter Kingdoms and Kalimdor.

2.2.1. Introductory Quest

Children's Week is started by Orphan Matron Battlewail who is located just outside the Orgrimmar Orphanage in the Drag. You are given an Orcish Orphan Whistle Icon Orcish Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon and dismiss Grunth, your Orcish orphan.

Turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

2.2.2. First Set of Quests

  • Ridin' the Rocketway
    • Go atop the tower at the Souther Rocketway Terminus in Azshara (coordinates 50,73).
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already, by using the Orcish Orphan Whistle Icon Orcish Orphan Whistle.
    • Mount the Redhound Two-Seater without talking to the Rocket-jockey NPC.
  • The Banshee Queen
  • The Fallen Chieftain
    • Go to Red Rocks in Mulgore, the funeral pyre of Cairne Bloodhoof is the most prominent one.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.

2.2.3. Second Set of Quests

2.2.4. Final Quest

The final quest that your orphan will give you is A Warden of the Horde. To complete it, follow these steps.

3. Shattrath Quest Line↑top

Each faction has a quest line that begins in Shattrath.

3.1. Alliance Quest Line

The Shattrath Alliance quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 3 quests, and a final quest. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Alliance in Outland and Kalimdor.

3.1.1. Introductory Quest

Children's Week is started by Orphan Matron Mercy in the Lower City, Shattrath. You are given a Draenei Orphan Whistle Icon Draenei Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon and dismiss Dornaa, your Draenei orphan.

Turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

3.1.2. First Set of Quests

3.1.3. Second Set of Quests

  • The Seat of the Naaru
    • Go to the Seat of the Naaru at the bottom of the Exodar (ask for a Mage portal).
    • Get your orphan out, if she is not already.
    • Turn in the quest to O'ros, he will give you Call on the Farseer.
  • Call on the Farseer (after completing The Seat of the Naaru)
    • Go to Farseer Nobundo in the Crystal Hall in the Exodar (on the floor above the training dummies).
    • Get your orphan out, if she is not already.
  • Time to Visit the Caverns
    • Go to the Caverns of Time. The easiest way is to ask for a Portal to Dalaran and then take the Portal to Caverns of Time in the Kirin Tor Tower.
    • Fly all the way down to the cavern or talk to Steward of Time at the entrance for a transport.
    • Stand in front of Zaladormu, one of the two dragons sitting in the middle of the cavern.
    • Get your orphan out, if she is not already.
    • Purchase a Toy Dragon Icon Toy Dragon from Alurmi, the Keepers of Time Quartermaster, who is standing at the entrance of the Caverns of Time, next to the Orcish Tower (about 100 yard east of Zaladormu).

3.1.4. Final Quest

The final quest that your orphan will give you is Back to the Orphanage. To complete it, go back to Orphan Matron Mercy and hand in your Draenei Orphan Whistle Icon Draenei Orphan Whistle. You will be able to choose one of the following pet rewards:

If you have obtained all these pets already, then you will get 25 Magical Pet Biscuit Icon Magical Pet Biscuits.

3.2. Horde Quest Line

The Shattrath Horde quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 2 quests, and a final quest. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Horde in Outland and Kalimdor.

3.2.1. Introductory Quest

Children's Week is started by Orphan Matron Mercy in the Lower City, Shattrath. You are given a Blood Elf Orphan Whistle Icon Blood Elf Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon and dismiss Salandria, your Blood Elf orphan.

Turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

3.2.2. First Set of Quests

3.2.3. Second Set of Quests

  • Now, When I Grow Up...
    • Go to the Walk of Elders in Silvermoon City.
    • Find the balcony, next to the Guild Registration Office, where the Elite Tauren Chieftain band is located.
    • Go under the balcony.
    • Get your orphan out, if she is not already.
  • Time to Visit the Caverns
    • Go to the Caverns of Time. The easiest way is to ask for a Portal to Dalaran and then take the Portal to Caverns of Time in the Kirin Tor Tower.
    • Fly all the way down to the cavern or talk to Steward of Time at the entrance for a transport.
    • Stand in front of Zaladormu, one of the two dragons sitting in the middle of the cavern.
    • Get your orphan out, if she is not already.
    • Purchase a Toy Dragon Icon Toy Dragon from Alurmi, the Keepers of Time Quartermaster, who is standing at the entrance of the Caverns of Time, next to the Orcish Tower (about 100 yards east of Zaladormu).

3.2.4. Final Quest

The final quest that your orphan will give you is Back to the Orphanage. To complete it, go back to Orphan Matron Mercy and hand in your Blood Elf Orphan Whistle Icon Blood Elf Orphan Whistle. You will be able to choose one of the following pet rewards:

If you have obtained all these pets already, then you will get 25 Magical Pet Biscuit Icon Magical Pet Biscuits.

4. Northrend Quest Lines↑top

In Dalaran, both factions have access to two quest lines. Unforunately, each player is limited to taking and completing only one of the quest line per installment of Children's Week. In the first possible quest line, you will take care of an Oracle orphan and will be rewarded with a Curious Oracle Hatchling Icon Curious Oracle Hatchling. In the second possible quest line, you will take care of a Wolvar orphan and will be rewarded with a Curious Wolvar Pup Icon Curious Wolvar Pup.

4.1. Oracle Quest Line

The Oracle quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 2 quests, and 2 concluding quests. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Oracles in Northrend and Kalimdor.

4.1.1. Introductory Quest

Little Orphan Roo Of The Oracles starts the Oracle quest line. It is given by Orphan Matron Aria at the Eventide in Dalaran. You are given an Oracle Orphan Whistle Icon Oracle Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon or dismiss Roo, your Oracle Orphan.

Talk to Aria and then turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

4.1.2. First Set of Quests

The quests are listed in the order in which we advise you to do them.

  • Playmates!
    • Go to Winterfin Retreat in northern Borean Tundra.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
  • The Bronze Dragonshrine
    • Go to the Bronze Dragonshrine in Dragonblight (north west of Wintergarde Keep).
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
  • The Biggest Tree Ever!
    • Go to Grizzlemaw in Grizzly Hills.
    • Fly all the way down.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already, by using the Oracle Orphan Whistle Icon Oracle Orphan Whistle.

4.1.3. Second Set of Quests

The quests are listed in the order in which we advise you to do them.

  • The Dragon Queen
    • Go to Wyrmrest Temple.
    • Find Alexstrasza atop Wyrmrest Temple.
      • If you cannot fly, talk to Tariolstrasz, outside the western entrance of Wyrmrest Temple, for a transport.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
  • Meeting a Great One
    • Go to the Shaper's Terrace, in northern Un'Goro Crater.
      • If you are close to Scholazar Basin, go to the Waygate (just south east of The Mosslight Pillar) and use it to teleport to the Shaper's Terrace.
      • If you are in Dalaran, take the Portal to Caverns of Time, then fly to the Shaper's Terrace.
      • If you are in Stormwind City, take the portal to Uldum (if you can), then fly to the Shaper's Terrace.
    • Climb the flight of stairs to reach The Etymidian.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.

4.1.4. Concluding Quests

A Trip To The Wonderworks is given to you by your Orphan after completing the previous two quests. To complete it, follow these steps.

After completing A Trip To The Wonderworks, your orphan will give you Back To The Orphanage. All you have to do is to hand in your Oracle Orphan Whistle Icon Oracle Orphan Whistle to Orphan Matron Aria at the Eventide in Dalaran. After a short while, you will receive your Curious Oracle Hatchling Icon Curious Oracle Hatchling pet in the mail.

If you had already completed this quest line in a previous installment of the Children's Week, then you will be given a different Back To The Orphanage quest that will reward you with 25 Magical Pet Biscuit Icon Magical Pet Biscuits or a Curmudgeon's Payoff Icon Curmudgeon's Payoff.

4.2. Wolvar Quest Line

The Wolvar quest line is composed of an introductory quest, a first set of 3 quests, a second set of 2 quests, and 2 concluding quests. It requires you to bring your orphan in various places of importance to the Wolvars in Northrend and Kalimdor.

4.2.1. Introductory Quest

Little Orphan Kekek Of The Wolvar starts the Wolvar quest line. It is given by Orphan Matron Aria at the Eventide in Dalaran. You are given an Wolvar Orphan Whistle Icon Wolvar Orphan Whistle, which you can use to summon or dismiss Kekek, your Wolvar Orphan.

Talk to Aria and then turn in the quest to the orphan. All subsequent quests, with the exception of the last quest, are started and ended by the orphan.

4.2.2. First Set of Quests

The quests are listed in the order in which we advise you to do them.

  • Home Of The Bear-Men
    • Go to Grizzlemaw in Grizzly Hills.
    • Fly all the way down.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already, by using the Wolvar Orphan Whistle Icon Wolvar Orphan Whistle.
  • Playmates!
    • Go to Snowfall Glade in southern Dragonblight (just north of Moa'ki Harbor).
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
  • The Bronze Dragonshrine
    • Go to the Bronze Dragonshrine in Dragonblight (north west of Wintergarde Keep).
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.

4.2.3. Second Set of Quests

The quests are listed in the order in which we advise you to do them.

  • The Dragon Queen
    • Go to Wyrmrest Temple.
    • Find Alexstrasza atop Wyrmrest Temple.
      • If you cannot fly, talk to Tariolstrasz, outside the western entrance of Wyrmrest Temple, for a transport.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.
  • The Mighty Hemet Nesingwary
    • Go to Hemet Nesingwary at the Nesingwary Base Camp in Scholazar Basin.
    • Get your orphan out, if he is not already.

4.2.4. Concluding Quests

A Visit To The Wonderworks is given to you by your Orphan after completing the previous two quests. To complete it, follow these steps.

After completing A Trip To The Wonderworks, your orphan will give you Back To The Orphanage. All you have to do is to hand in your Wolvar Orphan Whistle Icon Wolvar Orphan Whistle to Orphan Matron Aria at the Eventide in Dalaran. After a short while, you will receive your Curious Wolvar Pup Icon Curious Wolvar Pup pet in the mail.

If you had already completed this quest line in a previous installment of the Children's Week, then you will be given a different Back To The Orphanage quest that will reward you with 25 Magical Pet Biscuit Icon Magical Pet Biscuits or a Curmudgeon's Payoff Icon Curmudgeon's Payoff.

5. Achievements How-To↑top

5.1. Aw, Isn't It Cute?

Aw, Isn't It Cute? Icon Aw, Isn't It Cute? will be automatically earned after finishing any of the three quest lines that make up the event.

5.2. Bad Example

Bad Example Icon Bad Example requires you to eat the following food while your orphan is with you:

5.3. Daily Chores

Daily Chores Icon Daily Chores simply requires you to complete five daily quests while your orphan is with you.

Note that your orphan only needs to be there when you turn in the quests, not when you are actually doing them.

5.4. Hail To The King, Baby

Hail To The King, Baby Icon Hail To The King, Baby simply requires you to kill King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle while your orphan is with you.

At level 90, any class can easily solo the entire instance in normal mode.

5.5. Home Alone

Home Alone Icon Home Alone is very simple and requires you to use your Hearthstone while your orphan is with you.

5.6. School of Hard Knocks

School of Hard Knocks Icon School of Hard Knocks requires you to achieve various feats in Battlegrounds while your orphan is with you. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this achievement, as many players join Battlegrounds during Children's Week and only focus on completing School of Hard Knocks rather than trying to play the Battleground properly.

In any case, School of Hard Knocks Icon School of Hard Knocks is very hard to complete, as you need to achieve the following feats (while your orphan is with you):

  • Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm;
  • Assault a flag in Arathi Basin;
  • Assault a tower in Alterac Valley;
  • Return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch.

The difficulty mostly comes from the number of players who will want to complete their objective at the same time as you, especially in Alterac Valley.

5.7. Veteran Nanny

Veteran Nanny Icon Veteran Nanny will require you to complete the Shattrath quest line with the same character in 3 different years, each time choosing a different pet reward.

6. Conclusion↑top

We hope that this guide will have answered every question you had about the Children's Week. If not, we encourage you to leave a comment or contact us by e-mail, we will be happy to address the issue you encountered.

7. Translations↑top

8. Changelog↑top

  • 30 Apr. 2013: Updated reward section to mention that, with account-bound pets, players can simply do the event on several characters to obtain all the pet rewards (no need to re-do the event every year).