Achievement: Bristlebane Day - The Gift of Laughter  

Quest Started By:Description:
This Quest is Seasonal
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Achievement
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
  • Title
Era:The Broken Mirror
Group Size:Solo
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Tue Aug 2 07:18:08 2016
Modified: Thu Jan 7 19:12:55 2021
This achievement is listed under Events > Holiday > Bristlebane Day - The Gift of Laughter.

April Fools (April 1st) day achievement only. It is completed just by randomly zoning around until you got the Gift of Laughter buff and then zoning again and will get the achievement.

[Fri Apr 01 21:18:04 2016] You have entered Ak'Anon.
[Fri Apr 01 21:18:05 2016] You let out a hearty chuckle.
[Fri Apr 01 21:20:05 2016] LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
[Fri Apr 01 21:20:21 2016] You have entered Steamfont Mountains.
[Fri Apr 01 21:20:21 2016] You let out a hearty chuckle.
[Fri Apr 01 21:20:25 2016] You have completed achievement: Bristlebane Day - The Gift of Laughter
[Fri Apr 01 21:22:43 2016] You have successfully been granted your reward for: Bristlebane Day - The Gift of Laughter
[Fri Apr 01 21:22:55 2016] You say, 'Painting: Haunting Laughter'

The buff will wear off around midnight PST.

[Sat Apr 02 03:02:29 2016] You let out a hearty chuckle.
[Sat Apr 02 03:02:47 2016] You cannot remove this effect.
[Sat Apr 02 03:04:01 2016] You light a firework. Weeeee!

Title suffix 'the Lunatic'
Painting: Haunting Laughter
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# Sep 29 2020 at 12:32 PM Rating: Excellent

If your character has "The Gift of Laughter" achievement but is missing the flag to access the suffix "the Lunatic", which can happen due to having gotten the achievement via clicking the painting a lot, but not having gotten the laughing-aura on April 1:


You can still get the flag to be able to use "the Lunatic" suffix on a subsequent April 1 by zoning back and forth lots between any zones until you get the laughing aura.
# Feb 27 2020 at 6:51 AM Rating: Good
238 posts
On my SK I did the short cut version which entails clicking the Painting over and over until it zones you to Shards Landing. I used a mirror/painting from another character who had already done the /ach. I did this on April 1.

While it did zone me after many clicks, and gave me the /ach it did not give me the suffix "The Insane" but it did give him a key ring entry called "your path to the King of Theives is clear".

None of my characters who have done this the non short cut way have the key ring entry. But they all do have the suffix "the insane"

Petitions and bug reports had no response

I wanted to update this as April 1 is approaching and someone might find it of use.

Edited, Feb 27th 2020 7:52am by Dogpaw
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# Apr 02 2019 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
238 posts
Zoned all over about 50 times - nothing
After clicking the painting in my alts house about 20 times it finally zoned me to Shards landing but did not get the emote. (this is said to be a short cut)
Logged off.
Logged back on - repeated random zones - nothing
Logged off
Back on again and after only zoning about 10 times I finally got the emote that "you chuckle heartily" but no neck ruffle and nothing else as far as any notice.
Zoned around some more and just seeing the "you chuckle" emote each time after zoning. Finally thought to check quest - rewards and there was the painting and the suffix "The Insane"


Character was level 11 and did not go to zones any higher than level 30 ish. Finally got it in East Commonlands (was using Magus)

There is no quest giver and no quest per se. Just the /ach listed under Events
2019 Update
# Apr 01 2019 at 3:40 PM Rating: Good
131 posts
I asked around in general chat if anyone had received the gift of laughter buff. Someone got it zoning into Dead Hills, so I tried that and it worked. I only mention this because it may be that it is a single random zone or a just a few random zones where you get the buff each year when zoning in. The buff gives you several jester hats rotating around your head nimbus style. It does not give you the achievement or the painting.

The quest says to "share the gift of laughter". In order to share the gift with others (surprisingly there was nobody in Dead Hills) I gated back to PoK and got the achievement and the painting upon zoning. It may be that you just need to zone after getting the buff, not sure, when I gated back I landed in the middle of a group of players.

April 1 is the only day of the year you can get this achievement.

Edited, Apr 1st 2019 4:51pm by Stageguy
2019 Update
# Apr 02 2019 at 12:23 PM Rating: Excellent
1,738 posts
I received it once in Old Paineel and on a different character in Sunrise Hills just by logging in.
Not Viral
# Apr 01 2017 at 7:02 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
This is not viral, i have been standing by one of the people in my group who got it, and it never went to me. Also have zoned about 40 times into various zones now, and still haven't gotten the buff.
Not Viral
# Apr 02 2017 at 3:46 AM Rating: Good
1,466 posts
Pani wrote:
This is not viral ...

Thanks, I removed the viral note.
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