The achievement popped like a “jack- in- the- box” as I hovered over my last “victim” and the final barrier to my first title. The Death Knight (an Orc) had no idea what was coming as I lowered myself in to position. Little by little, I descended, until the “red dot” on the top corner of the icon in my action bar turned gray . With one mouse click, the pumpkin flew from my bag, like an unholy crown from above.. His “head was checked” and I was now “Hallowed.”
I scrambled to get the screenshot, hoping to catch the achievement before being apprehended (and promptly dispatched), by the flying sentinels in Orgrimmar. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to install “Multi-shot” and the screen I took wasn’t worth sharing. Sadly, the moment was lost..
This “holiday-event” brought about a number of notable “firsts” for me. I understand that this is one of the easier titles to get in WOW and while I do feel a (minor) sense of accomplishment, the real joy came from having to complete the other required sub-achievements.
My first run of the HH netted me a veritable cornucopia (or pumpkin load) of “Hallows End” goodness. I had seen, the “Sinister Squashling” petback in March and wondered what I had to do to get that.. Check..The flying broom mount, (Archmage Lan’dalock accompanies you on one of these during a Firelands quest)..Check. The Hallowed Helm.. Check.. And if that wasn’t enough, some candy to get me started toward “Out With It.”
I thought to myself “well” if I’m lucky, I might have a shot at getting the “magey” ring and that would pretty much do it for me.
“But wait” the game show announcer cried.. “there’s more!” Not two or three days later, I had logged in late and figured I’d do my one HH run for a few JP and maybe some candy and a mask… I had a couple of guild mates with me and we dispatched HH fairly quickly. Most of the non-guild members in our “pug” had already left the group and I figured I’d crack open my pumpkin for a look-see.. Lo and behold .. I thought “surely, mine own eyes do deceive me!”
There, nestled between the Horseman’s Horrific Helmet (which was cool but useless for me, a Mage) and a short stack of G.N.E.R.D.S was the “Horseman’s Reins!” I could hardly contain myself.. I felt like Ralphie who opens his final present (a Red Ryder bb gun) in “A Christmas Story. “
I had finally gotten my first non-purchased, “rare drop” mount. WOOT!
What were your favorite Hallows End items?