Meipo is the WoW version of one of my Dungeons & Dragon characters. I leveled her up to Level 50 in November of 2019, and eventually got her to Level 60 on February 17, 2020.
My plan was to put together a blog about it shortly after that, but I wasn’t able to get around to it until now.
Meipo hit Level 50 in Andorhal, so her adventure continues from there.
She got in a fight with Darkmaster Gandling, and got pushed up into the air. Meipo was saved by Thassarian and Koltra Deathweaver.
After that battle ended, Meipo was able to turn in the Scholomancer quest.
Thassarian: Excellently done, Meipo. And now, with the leader of the Scourge forces eliminated from Andorhal, we bide our time.
Gandling’s Gloves are a transmog item.
Next, Meipo traveled to Chillwind Camp, to talk to Commander Ashlam Valorfist. An Achievement popped up when she arrived: The First Battle for Andorhal
Commander Ashlam Valorfist: These farmers from the south wish to take these farms, but I can’t let them enter the plaguelands unprepared. Even with the Scourge gone, danger still looms in the form of the Forsaken. No, we must be ready to fight… and that includes our new visitors.
Before doing anything else, however, I would recommend that you travel to Uther’s Tomb, to the east, and place this tribute before his statue to ask for his blessing. Speak with the priest that tends to the tomb when you are finished.
She intended to do exactly that…. but got distracted by food instead.
Now We’re Cookin’: Cook up one of every Pilgrim’s Bounty dish.
Candied Sweet Potato, Cranberry Chutney, Pumpkin Pie, Slow-Roasted Turkey, Spice Bread Stuffing
Pilgrim’s Progress: Complete each of the Pilgrim’s Bounty dailies.
Can’t Get Enough Turkey, Don’t Forget The Stuffing, Easy As Pie, She Says Potato, We’re Out of Cranberry Chutney Again?
Meipo put on all the Pilgrim’s clothing, and used this magic gun to turn some Rogues into turkeys.
Short Order Cook: Learn 50 cooking recipes.
Issac Allerton gave Meipo a Turkey Caller. It makes a noise like a turkey! It didn’t take long for Meipo to portal back to Stormwind, use the Turkey Caller, and catch all the turkeys she needed.
She learned that some of her fire spells would not only stop a turkey from running, but also prepared it for cooking. Meipo also learned that the teleportation spell was extremely useful for getting things done during holiday festivals.
Expert Cook: Obtain 225 skill points in the “Classic” category of cooking.
Meipo learned the Candied Sweet Potato recipe.
Meipo found herself surrounded by turkeys outside Ironforge.
Meipo learned the Slow-Roasted Turkey recipe.
Meipo hit Level 51 after turning in a cooking quest to Robby Flay.
Getting back on track, Meipo flew past Aerie Peak. She noticed, for the first time, that there was a giant stone Gryphon standing on top of it.
Meipo arrived at Uther’s Tomb and was greeted by High Priest Thel’danis.
Uther the Lightbringer
Here lies Uther the Lightbringer First Paladin – Founder of the Order of the Silver Hand
Uther lived and died to defend the kingdom of Lordaeron. Though he was betrayed by his most beloved student, we believe that his spirit lives on. He continues to watch over us, even as the shadows close in around our ruined land. His light is the light of all humanity – and so long as we honor his example, it shall never fade.
Meipo received Uther’s Blessing.
High Priest Thel’danis: You and the humans at Chillwind Camp wish to re-take Andorhal? I wish you luck.
High Priest Thel’danis: If you truly intend to move forward in this battle for Andorhal… well, perhaps I can help.
To the east lies a large crypt. The bottom level of the crypt was once used for storage of weapons and armor…until the Scourge came. Now that the undead have left, the weapons are free for the taking.
Most of the weapons are probably rusted and rotten by now, but they will serve better than tunics and pitchforks.
Meipo set out to find the Weapons Crate at the bottom of the Crypt in Western Plaguelands.
She got temporarily distracted by this sculpture of Uther’s Hammer.
Meipo found the Abandoned Crypt and a broken box of weapons.
The Abandoned Crypt: Scattered all over the bottom level of the crypt, you find shattered crates that once held weapons and armor.
It appears that somebody got here before you did.
Meipo got ambushed by skeletons! She fought them with fire.
After killing off the skeletons inside the Abandoned Crypt, Meipo gathered up the weapons she could find. Outside, there were more skeletons to fight.
The Cryptkeeper’s Belt is a transmog item.
Meipo took her collection of weapons, such as they were, to Thurman Grant. She remembered that he was leading a group of farmers who wanted to take back some farmland. But, he didn’t need the weapons.
Thurman Grant: I told Commander Valorfist that we could hold our own, and we intend to. I had a little conversation with the death knight general, Thassarian, on my way over here. We farmers plan to help in our own way.
We will take control of this farm, begin to cultivate the land… and then when the battle for Andorhal commences, we will attack the Forsaken from the rear. They’ll never expect it.
First, we need to get rid of these Forsaken outsiders. Kill some. Then return to me.
Meipo found that killing Forsaken with fire was pretty easy – especially if you had a group of farmers helping. The farmers worked surprisingly well as a team.
Thurman Grant: In fact, you might still be able to help train some of my men. You probably noticed the abomination outside. We initially tried to fight him, but he didn’t fight back. He seems to want to help out on the farm.
Take a group of four settlers and challenge this abomination to combat. He seems to be pretty tough, but with one of him and five of you, I think you’ll have a chance at beating him.
Meipo gathered up four settlers and led them to the abomination.
There was another group ahead of them, trying to fight the abomination. His name was Gory, and he wasn’t fighting back.
Meipo decided to talk to Gory, and learned that he really does want to help out on the farm. He also enjoys standing in the warm sun. Meipo made a friend! She convinced the farmers to stop fighting Gory.
Thurman Grant: We can handle things from here. I thank you for your help, Meipo.
I assume that when we next meet, it will be in battle. Take care of yourself until then. We’ll get all the help we can get.
Meipo earned the A Temporary Peace Achievement.
Thurman Grant gave Training Leggings to Meipo. It is a transmog item.
Meipo went to the Menders Stead and met Field Agent Kaartish.
Field Agent Kaartish: Welcome, mage. As you can see, our camp is a joint expedition between Argent Crusade members and the Cenarion Circle druids, but we welcome all who wish to help heal the land.
Miepo met Durnt Brightfalcon. She waved hello, but he didn’t wave back.
Durnt Brightfalcon: Word is in from Andorhal, Meipo. The battle has resumed.
It has become somewhat well-known among the Alliance forces that you’re a hero of the first battle of Andorhal. Thassarian has requested your presence immediately.
Meipo was asked to report to Thassarian at Andorhal in Western Plaguelands. She started going there, but as usual, got a bit distracted on the way.
She picked up a Plague Lurker Sample for…. someone. She forgot who.
Meipo hit Level 52 while mining for shiny things.
Meipo gave all the plague samples she found to Field Agent Kaartish. He was very happy to have them.
Field Agent Kaartish: I will need some time to study these samples, Meipo. I will speak to you again when I have completed my analysis.
Field Agent Kaartish: We are not the only Argent Crusaders here in the plaguelands. Our headquarters, Hearthglen, lies to the north. Even nearer to the north is a small lumber mill which we also control.
Nathaniel Dumah is my main contact at the lumber mill. I encourage you to speak with him, should you find yourself in that part of the woods.
Meipo intended to go to the Northridge Lumber Camp. But first… she decided to make more Spiced Bread Stuffing for Caitrin Ironkettle. In doing so, Meipo earned the 50 Daily Quests CompletedAchievement.
Meipo made a friend! A Dun Morogh Chicken came up to sit by her campfire while Meipo was cooking.
Got My Mind On My Money: Loot 100 Gold.
Meipo watched a Dwarf fight a bunch of Goblin Brawlers at Booty Bay.
Meipo stopped by the Ruins of Lordaeron to eat some Sweet Potatoes. The Forsaken didn’t seem to mind sharing with her.
When Meipo finally made it to the Northridge Lumber Camp, she saw huge spiders everywhere! She decided to use teleport to “nope” on out of there.
Meipo hit Level 53 while trying to reach the Pie Chair at Stillwater Pond. These elves were not as friendly as the Forsaken were!
Meipo is wearing some combination of the holiday apparel. She also has on a Stormwind Tabard, gloves, and shoulders that are not part of the outfit.
The Fine Pilgrim’s Hat is a transmog item.
Meipo got lost and ended up in Thousand Needles, where she fought Needlespine Cobras.
Meipo ended up in New Thalanaar fighting in a battle that she didn’t understand. These elves wanted help – so she threw fire at their enemies.
Meipo fought Snarler in the Lower Wilds. She wasn’t intending to, but he jumped out and snarled at her.
Snarler dropped a belt called Captain’s Waistguard of the Quickblade. It was not something Meipo could use.
Archaeology involves digging – and that sounded like fun to Meipo. She went to the Ruins of Eldre’thar to see what she could find. Unfortunately, there were angry ghost elves there who tried to attack her. Meipo deployed an ice shield to protect herself.
Eventually, she learned how to stay a safe distance away from them, and was able to dig up some interesting artifacts.
Meipo learned that the Undead Ravagers in Desolace didn’t like fire!
Professional Journeyman: Obtain 150 skill points in a “Classic” category of a profession.
Meipo went to Shok’Thokar and fought some Doomguard Invaders.
A fishing quest sent Meipo to go find Baby Octopus. They are as big as her!
Meipo met Officer Jankie in Tehtris Aran. She stopped Meipo and directed her to Nijel’s Point. It wasn’t a choice.
Officer Jankie: Halt!
On behalf of the Nijel’s Point Guard, I am under orders to send all able-bodied allies to report directly to Corporal Melkins.
I am not authorized to offer any other information.
What I can offer is transportation. You are free to use my mount. It will deliver you directly.
Shortly after arriving at Nijel’s Point, Meipo met Corporal Melkins.
Corporal Melkins: Pentigast! Bring the new gnome up to speed, would you?
Captain Pentigast: Yes, yes. Welcome to Desolace, gnome.
Sorry we had to be so insistent, but we’re a small outpost, and there are big problems in this region – most of them quite urgent.
Bottom line: We need all the help we can muster.
To start with, our friend Vahlarriel over there has been getting pretty antsy, insisting that we send a contingent to visit the ruins in the east.
Why don’t you go introduce yourself…
Vahlarriel Demonslayer was nice to Meipo. “A pleasure to meet you, mage,” he said.
Vahlarriel Demonslayer: Simply intolerable!
Satyrs of all things, desecrating our sacred lands…
Their days are numbered, gnome. I can assure you of that. As soon as we have the numbers, I shall lead a charge that will rid this land of the wicked creatures.
For now, though, perhaps you could put my mind at ease?
Travel just east of here to Sargeron and scour the ruins. Find the relics of Elune and ensure that they are in good condition.
I’ll pay you well for the favor.
Meipo hit Level 55 outside of Nijel’s Point.
Meipo earned the Thistlefur Cap from finishing a quest. She tried it on, but couldn’t decide if it was better than what she was using before. So, she switched back and forth between them for a while.
The Thistlefur Cap is a transmog item.
The quests that Meipo was sent to do in Sargeron are a bit strange.
First, she visited the Cup of Elune, which wants her to bring it 8 melons. The quest is called: “Nothing a Couple of Melons Won’t Fix.”
The markings on the ruins here make one thing clear: There is something special about the old fountain in the Sanctuary of Elune.
It would seem that one could expect special power from washing their face in the fountain. First, of course, there would need to be something in the ancient fountain with which to wash.
Pondering this problem, you spot a melonfruit at the base of a nearby tree…
After filling it with liquid from the melons, you proceed to wash your eyes from the ancient font.
Upon opening your eyes, you are able to see the spirits of ancient elves, still faithfully carrying out rituals to their goddess.
Spirits of ancient elves appeared. Three were close by the Cup of Elune, and more were wandering around the Sanctuary of Elune.
There were spirits of ancient elves around Elune’s Brazier, too. What did the Brazier of Elune want Meipo to get for it? Ten pounds of flesh. Yes, really.
According to ancient legend, this ancient brazier was placed her for the performing of sacrifices.
From what little you remember of the history, a blessing is bestowed upon the being who places the flesh of Elune’s enemies on the brazier’s burning embers.
Looking around, you determine that the satyrs who now possess this reagion would likely qualify.
Meipo had no trouble finding Saytrs to fight. Gathering up a total of 10 pounds of Satyr Flesh was kind of icky.
One of the Satyr’s dropped Hawkeye’s Cloak. It is a transmog item.
Eventually, Meipo was able to gather up the Ten Pound of Flesh that Elune’s Brazier wanted.
The divine brazier graciously endows you with a blessing.
You feel a deep connection to the distant past having partaken of the ancient blessing granted by this relic.
You determine to make as much as you can of this divine gift.
Meipo found a statue of Elune’s Handmaiden. She had a quest called: To the Hilt!
The handmaiden of Elune! It’s even more glorious than the stories tell.
The legends surrounding this relic come to your mind as you draw near it.
In ancient time, after battle, the enemies’ weapons were to be cast upon the basin in exchange for a divine gift of some sort.
As you ponder this ritual, the glint of steel catches your eye from a nearby weapon rack…
After collecting 20 Saytr Sabers from the weapon racks and various Satyrs in the region, Meipo brought them to the statue of Elune’s Handmaiden.
With the ritual completed, you are awarded a divine gift.
You can’t help but to feel a great sense of honor as you receive one of Elune’s boons.
Sandals of Ritual are a transmog item.
Meipo received Gloves of Nurture from Vahlarriel Demonslayer. The gloves are a transmog item.
Meipo hit Level 56 at Firestone Point.
Meipo earned the Pilgrim’s Peril Achievement at Thunder Bluff, will sitting in the Turkey Chair.
Pilgrim’s Peril: While wearing either a Pilgrim’s Dress, Robe, or Attire, take a seat at each enemy capital’s Bountiful Table.
Orgrimmar, Silvermoon City, Thunder Bluff, Undercity
Meipo earned Pilgrim’s Paunch in Exodar while sitting in the Turkey Chair.
Pilgrim’s Paunch: Acquire the Spirit of Sharing from a complete Bountiful Table feast at every Alliance capital.
Darnassus, The Exodar, Ironforge, Stormwind
Meipo earned the “FOOD FIGHT” Achievement outside of Stormwind.
“FOOD FIGHT”: Bounce food off a fellow feaster’s head at a Bountiful Table.
Meipo earned the Turkey Lurkey Achievement outside of Orgrimmar.
There is a story that goes with that screenshot. Meipo was standing outside of Orgrimmar, hoping to turn a Goblin Rogue into a turkey so she could earn the Achievement.
She started talking to a fellow Gnome, who just so happened to have a friend who was a Goblin Rogue. The Gnome convinced the Goblin to come by, and the Goblin agreed to be temporarily be turned into a Turkey.
Turkey Lurkey: Blast those dirty sneaking Rogues with your Turkey Shooter!
Blood Elf Rogue, Dwarf Rogue, Gnome Rogue, Goblin Rogue, Human Rogue, Night Elf Rogue, Orc Rogue, Troll Rogue, Undead Rogue, Worgen Rogue
Meipo is riding the Squeakers, the Trickster mount. Together, they look like they fell out of a children’s story or a fairy tale.
Meipo earned the Dangerous Love Achievement.
Dangerous Love: Assist the Steamwheedle Cartel in stopping the sinister Crown Chemical Co. plot.
Meipo hit Level 57 right after completing The Crown Chemical Co. dungeon.
Meipo earned the Tough Love Achievement.
Tough Love: Defeat the Crown Chemical Co. apothecaries in Shadowfang Keep.
Meipo earned the Be Mine! Achievement by eating lots of candy hearts.
Be Mine!: Eat the right “Bag of Candies” heart candies listed below:
Be Mine!, I’ll follow you all around Azeroth, All yours, I’m all yours, Hot Lips, You’re Mine!, You’re the best!, I LOVE YOU!
Meipo earned the Sweet Tooth Achievement by eating a lot of chocolate.
Sweet Tooth: Sample the Love is in the Air candies listed below:
Buttermilk Delight, Dark Desire, Sweet Surprise, Very Berry Cream
It Might Just Save Your Life: Unleash the power of love contained within a holiday necklace.
Meipo discovered Ban’ethil Hollow and hit Level 58.
Meipo fought Agal (and one of Agal’s friends).
Agal dropped the Imbued Pioneer Cloak. It is a transmog item.
Meipo helped Oben Rageclaw in the Ban’ethil Barrow Den.
Oben Rageclaw: I am finally free of the control of the Gnarlpine. Thank you, Meipo.
My spirit may now rest peacefully forever in the Emerald Dream.
Perhaps one day we may meet again, young mage. But for now, please accept this reward as a symbol of my gratitude.
The Sleeping Robes are a transmog item.
Meipo hit Level 59 after she completed The Crown Chemical Co. Dungeon.
Meipo fought Ursal the Mauler.
She also fought Lord Melenas.
His head is a quest item.
Meipo brought the quest item to Tallonkai Swiftroot. He gave her boots called Viny Wrappings. I don’t know if they are a transmog item.
Meipo earned the Nation of Adoration Achievement.
Nation of Adoration: Complete the Lovely Charm Bracelet daily quest for each Alliance capital.
A Gift for the High Priestess of Elune, A Gift for the Prophet, A Gift for the Lord of Ironforge, A Gift for the King of Stormwind.
Meipo hit Level 60 after she completed The Crown Chemical Co. Dungeon.
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