Getting to know your Elders: Lunar Fest Tidbits

February 2, 2009

There is more to the Lunar Festival than just the Elders and Achievements. There are lots of little bits of extra info that are helpful to know about the event.


Level Requirements – You must be level 80 in order to complete the Meta achievement and get your “Elder” title, as one of the Elders is located in a Heroic Northrend Instance. Remember that the Lunar Festival does run until Thursday, February 12nd, so you still have plenty of time to work on leveling up before then.

Reputation – Each Elder you visit will give you 75 Reputation towards all factions of the Alliance or Horde. There are 75 Elders, adding up to a total of 5,625 reputation if you go visit each one. If you are trying to get the last of your reputation in order to get your Mechanostrider, this is an easy way to get a bunch of rep that doesn’t require massive amounts of Runecloth.

Pen Pals – Every Elder you visit will send you a letter through the mail a few hours after visiting them. They will thank you for visiting them and give you a present; either an Elder’s Moonstone or a Lucky Rocket Cluster. The Elder’s Moonstone will summon a ring of light that will last for 3 minutes, just like an Elune Stone. When thrown into a cluster launcher, the Lucky Rocket Cluster will give you a buff  called “Lunar Fortune” that gives you +250 Health. If you visit all of the Elders, this means you will be receiving 75 letters altogether.

Yarr!? – You can be hated by the factions of the towns where an Elder is located and still be able to talk to an Elder. For example, if you have become hated with the Steamwheedle Cartel in favor of becoming Exalted with the Bloodsail Buccaneers, you can still reach the Elder in Booty Bay.

Flight Path – If this is your first trip to Moonglade ever, make sure you pick up the flight path while you are there. From where all the Lunar Festival Revelers are, head East along the road to the South of the Lake, and after the two bridges make a right. At the end of that path is the Flightmaster, which will connect you directly to Auberdine, Talonbranch Glade, or Everlook.

Rewards – There are several rewards to spend your Coins of Ancestry on. Both Valadar and Fariel Starsong of Moonglade have goods they will exchange for the cost of a few Coins.

Festival Dumplings only cost 1 coin, and you get a stack of 8. It is just your standard festival food that restores health and mana, without any kind of additional buff.

Dresses come in a variety of colors, including Green, Pink, and Purple, costing 5 coins apiece.

Suits also come in a variety of colors, including Black, Blue, and Teal, costing 5 coins apiece.

Lunar Festival Fireworks Pack contains a whole ton of fireworks, so make sure you have open bag space before you open up the pack. It costs 5 coins, and will give you 4 each of small Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow fireworks and 2 each of large Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow fireworks.

Tailoring Patterns are for sale for 5 coins each. One is to make a Red dress, and the other is to make a Red suit.

Engineering Patterns are aplenty, also at 5 coins each. You can learn the recipes to make Small Rockets, Large Rockets, Cluster Rockets, and Large Cluster Rockets as well as the Firework Launcher and the Cluster Launcher.

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