The Feast of Noblegarden (8-14 April)

Brightly Colored Eggs!Spring Strider“The great feast of Noblegarden has long been celebrated by the races of the Alliance and recently adopted by those of the Horde. On this joyous day, it is customary for the nobles and lords from each race to hide coins, candy, and the occasional treasures within special eggs painted to look like wildflowers. These eggs are then scattered around the major cities for the citizenry to find. From heroes to commoners, and everyone in between – the feast of Noblegarden is meant to bring communities together to share the joy of life and friendship.” – Blizzard

Noblegarden normally falls on Western Easter Sunday and is an Azerothian adaption of some of the observances of that holiday (which are, in themselves, adaptions of other cultural traditions). In particular, this festival focuses on hiding and finding Brightly Colored Eggs.

Noblegarden vendors and Spring Collector/Gatherers may be found outside the “first” inns (the low-level starting zones such as Goldshire, Kharanos, or Razor Hill). These low-level zones are seeded with ground spawn “Brightly Colored Eggs” which may contain chocolate or other festive present. As long as there’s competition, just find a spot where you can see 2-3 spawn points and camp them. If everyone loots the eggs quickly, the egg farming goes very quickly. Eggs are also placed by other players using a Noblegarden Egg. The usual content of the eggs is a Noblegarden Chocolate which serves as both a consumable and currency for the season. Noblegarden Merchant/Vendors will exchange chocolates for most of the other items found inside eggs:

Unless otherwise noted, none of the Noblegarden items are soulbound, so there should be a good secondary market for the clothing items. Some of the best areas to hunt: Kharanos (eggs show up well against the white trees) and Falconwing Square (open area and good concentration of spawn points). The most successful hunting grounds are ones that are fairly empty (no competition) or where each spawn point is camped, maximizing the respawn rate.


Quests

Quest Given By Description Reward
[-1] Spring Collectors/Gatherers Commoner Speak to a Spring Collector/Gatherer in the local “small town”
[-1] A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket Noblegarden Vendor Collect 10 Noblegarden Chocolates Egg Basket, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)
[-1] The Great Egg Hunt (Daily) Spring Collector/Gatherer Collect 20 shell fragments from Brightly Colored Eggs Blossoming Branch, 7.4g, 22050 xp (13.23g)

Achievements

Name Description Points
I Found One! Find a Brightly Colored Egg. 10
Chocolate Lover Eat 25 Noblegarden Chocolates during the Noblegarden celebration. 10
Chocoholic Eat 100 Noblegarden Chocolates during the Noblegarden celebration. 20
Hard Boiled Lay an egg in Un’Goro Crater’s Golakka Hot Springs as a rabbit during the Noblegarden celebrations. 10
Just make your way to a safe spot in Golakka Hot Springs (western Un’goro) and have a party member transform you into a rabbit with the Blossoming Branch. Wait without moving for a while and you will automatically lay a tiny egg.
Spring Fling Find your pet Spring Rabbit another one to love in each of the towns listed below:

Alliance
Azure Watch
Dolanaar
Goldshire
Kharanos
Horde
Bloodhoof Village
Falconwing Square
Brill
Razor Hill
10
Noble Garden Hide a Brightly Colored Egg in Stormwind City (A)/Silvermoon City (H) 10
You must purchase a Noblegarden Egg (5 chocolates) to complete this quest. You may loot the egg just like any other.
Shake Your Bunny-Maker Use Spring Flowers to place rabbit ears upon females of each race of at least 18th level. 10
Desert Rose Use Spring Robes to plant a flower in each of the deserts listed below

  • The Badlands
  • Silithus
  • Thousand Needles
  • Desolace
  • Tanaris
10
Blushing Bride Kiss someone wearing an Elegant Dress while wearing a White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants. 10
Noble Gardener Complete the above listed achievements
Earns the title “the Noble”
10
Sunday’s Finest Discover the White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants by opening Brightly Colored Eggs during the Noblegarden celebration. 10
Dressed for the Occasion Discover an Elegant Dress by opening Brightly Colored Eggs during the Noblegarden celebration. 10


Elegant Dress and Spring Suit

Practical Notes

If you’re going for the achievements, work your way through “Chocoholic” first, since you could find any of the other other items you need in the eggs. It is possible to solo “Hard-Boiled” by getting the Noblegarden Bunny buff from opening eggs, hearthing to Dalaran, taking the Caverns of Time portal, and then hopping your way across Tanaris and Un’goro while avoiding any combat. It’s probably easier to get a group together with Blossoming Branches and all go over together. Also, you can wear the Elegant Dress, White Tuxedo Shirt, and Black Tuxedo Pants all the same time, so you can be /kiss-er and /kiss-ee. Unfortunately, you do still need another person – the game doesn’t let you kiss yourself!

It should also be noted that this season’s achievements only require Burning Crusade and can all be reasonably completed by sub-max-level characters.