After the Hunters have failed to kill Rip Hunter and his team, Time Master Druce issues Omega Protocols on every team member. While dying, one of the Hunters tells Mick Rory about the Omega Protocols and that the Pilgrim will now be coming for them. Back on the Waverider, Rory warns the rest of the team about the Pilgrim. Rory and Rip explain to the rest that the Pilgrim is a Time Master assassin and that she, as every team member is a skilled fighter, will be targeting younger and more vulnerable versions of them. She however has only one attempt on killing a younger version, as multiple attempts would create irreparable temporal damage.
Indeed she is seen in 1990, attempting to attack a younger version of Mick Rory. This attempt fails when Ray Palmer saves the young Mick and brings him onboard the Waverider. This means that the young version of Rory is safe. The Pilgrim next targets Sara Lance and heads to Starling City in 2007. There, she attacks the SCPD where Sara and her father are located due to the take-your-daughter-to-work-day. The Pilgrim storms the precinct, attacking a police officer at the door while entering. The remaining policemen draw their guns and shoot at the Pilgrim, who is impervious to their bullets. The Pilgrim defeats every policemen, including Lance, but young Sara is saved by the team. The older Sara attacks the Pilgrim and during this fight young Sara recognizes her older self. The fight ends when Mick Rory blasts the Pilgrim with his heat gun, allowing Rip’s team to retreat. While the young Sara is brought to the Waverider and thus saved, Gideon has no lead on the next target of the Pilgrim, leaving the team to wonder which team member will the Pilgrim target next.
While talking to Kendra aboard the Waverider, Ray suddenly collapses. Gideon’s scans reveal that he is suffering from severe internal injuries and that a temporal anomaly has appeared in Ray’s timeline on 19 December 2014. The team realises that the Pilgrim must be attacking Ray and head for Star City. There, they find the younger Ray attacked by the Pilgrim. Stein and Jax fuse to Firestorm and shoot a fireball at her but the Pilgrim freezes time around Firestorm, redirects the fireball at him, and thus blasts Firestorm away. Meanwhile, Rip saves Ray by aiming a part of Ray’s A.T.O.M. suit at the Pilgrim and shooting an energy ray at her. The Pilgrim is lifted off her feet and blasted out of the window and the team retreats back to the Waverider. There, they decide to kidnap their newborn selfs to make sure they are safe from the Pilgrim. While doing so, the team narrowly evades the Pilgrim who has come to kill the baby version of Jax. When she enters the room to kill the baby, she only finds a mocking note left by Jax.
Fed up with the interference of Rip’s team, the Pilgrim a transchronal beacon for the crew of the Waverider to find. The entire team listens to the Pilgrim’s message in which the Pilgrim threatens to target the team’s loved ones, including Lisa Snart, Quentin Lance, Clarissa Stein, Jax’ father and Anna Loring. The transmission comes with a carrier frequency, allowing the team to contact the Pilgrim. Rip contacts the Pilgrim and gives her a counter offer. Should the Pilgrim leave the rest of his team alone, he will surrender her his past self, meaning that eliminating him would prevent the creation of the team alltogether. The Pilgrim agrees to the deal and the team, including Rip’s younger self, meet with the Pilgrim. The Pilgrim exchanges Jax’ father against young Rip, claiming that she will released the rest when the boy has been handed over to her. While Jax’ father approaches the team, the young Rip walks towards the Pilgrim. Unbeknownst to the Pilgrim, Palmer in his atom form is hidden on the boy’s shoulder. On Ray’s sign, the entire group attacks her but the Pilgrim freezes every team member’s attack. However, she does not freeze the young Rip who draws a knife and stabs her in the stomach. The pain causes her to accidentally release the rest of the team, resulting in her being hit by each team member’s attack, killing her and reducing her to a pile of ash.
- “Noteworthy Events in the Modern-day History of Jehovah’s Witnesses”, Jehovah’s Witnesses – Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, page 719, “1894 Traveling overseers that in time came to be known as pilgrims (today, circuit and district overseers) are sent out in connection with the Society’s program for visiting congregations”
- “Sweden”, 1991 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses, page 126
- “Switzerland and Liechtenstein”, 1987 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses, page 123, “‘Pilgrims’ were traveling representatives of the Society, as circuit overseers are today. Their efforts contributed to the unity of the brothers and brought them into closer contact with God’s organization. The Society would announce in Zion’s Watch Tower the proposed itinerary of the pilgrim brothers, and congregations and smaller groups along these routes would then write and express their desire to be visited. The pilgrims were excellent speakers, and their public lectures were usually well attended. In 1913, for example, their audiences in Switzerland totaled some 8,000 persons.”
- “Development of the Organization Structure”, Jehovah’s Witnesses – Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, page 222, ” in 1894, arrangements were made for the Society to have well-qualified speakers travel more regularly to help the Bible Students to grow in knowledge and appreciation for the truth and to draw them closer together. …An effort was made to have each group in the United States and Canada visited twice a year, though not usually by the same brother. In selecting these traveling speakers, emphasis was placed on meekness, humility, and clear understanding of the truth as well as loyal adherence to it and ability to teach it with clarity. Theirs was by no means a paid ministry. They were simply provided with food and lodging by the local brothers, and to the extent necessary, the Society helped them with travel expenses. They came to be known as pilgrims. Many of these traveling representatives of the Society were dearly loved by those whom they served. A. H. Macmillan, a Canadian, is remembered as a brother to whom God’s Word proved to be “like a burning fire.”
- “Part 1—United States of America”, CMP’1975 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses, page 83
Some prominent literary characters who were pilgrims include:
- In the epic poem , portrays himself as a pilgrim traveling through the afterlife realms of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
- depicted multiple pilgrims (e.g., Christian – the protagonist, Faithful, Talkative, Christiana, Mercy, Old Honest, Mr. Fearing, Mr. Feeble-Mind, Mr. Ready-to-Halt, and Mr. Valiant) as well as false pilgrims (e.g., Formalist, Hypocrisy, and Mr. By-Ends) in his Christian allegory, (1678)
- Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a (medieval Christian from Europe who makes a pilgrimage to Jerusalem) and the titular character of ‘s book
- A palmer plays a significant role representing Reason in Book II of ‘s epic poem
|Blunderbuss||25||78.0M||Increases the DPS of Paul the Pilgrim by 150%|
|Mayflower||50||3.12B||Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 25%|
|Quote: It’s how all the coolest cats get around.|
|Imported Riches||100||1.24t||Increases all Gold found by 33%|
|Quote: This’ll do until we can get some peons into the gold mine.|
|Hearty||150||499t||Increases the health of Paul the Pilgrim by 50%|
|Quote: I’ll stand for you, when others won’t!|
|Eminent Domain||200||199q||For every 25 levels over and including 200, Paul the Pilgrim’s DPS is multiplied by 4x. This multiplier stacks.|
|Quote: All the light touches is our kingdom.|
|Well Armed Militia||300||79.8s||Increases the Base DPS of the Crusaders next to Paul the Pilgrim by 100% when the formation is under attack|
|Quote: Rise up, brothers and sisters!|
|Stronger Together||400||31.9o||Increases the effect of Petra the Pilgrim’s Immigrant Nation, Share the Wealth, and Common Law abilities by 50%|
|Quote: Petra? Take heart, wife!|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 10%
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 25%
|RareShiny Iron Anchor|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 50%
|EpicOrnamental Golden Anchor of the HMS Victory|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 100%
|Golden EpicAuto-Propelling Anchor of Immediate Halting|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 150%
|LegendarySolid Gold Anchor of Wasteful Ship Anchoring|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 200% Legendary: Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 50% for each Tank Crusader in the formation
|Golden LegendaryAuto-Propelling Anchor of Immediate Halting|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Imported Riches ability by 300% Legendary: Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 50% for each Tank Crusader in the formation
|Pilgrim Hat||CommonHoley Pilgrim Hat|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 10%
|UncommonPatched Pilgrim Hat|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 25%
|RareFine Pilgrim Hat|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 50%
|EpicMasterful Straw Pilgrim Hat of Epic Pilgrim Plundering|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 100%
|Golden EpicCleverly Disguised Brain Parasite|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 150%
|LegendarySuper Rigid Pilgrim’s Hat of Sparkling Rubies|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 200% Legendary: Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 100% when Petra the Pilgrim is also in the formation
|Golden LegendaryCleverly Disguised Brain Parasite|
Increases the effect of Paul the Pilgrim’s Mayflower ability by 300% Legendary: Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 100% when Petra the Pilgrim is also in the formation
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 5%
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 10%
|RareSolid Oak Pitchfork|
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 15%
|EpicRazor Sharpened Pitchfork of the Aggressive Villager|
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 40%
|Golden EpicAuto-Springing Pitchfork of the Unsprung Hero|
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 60%
|LegendarySpring-Loaded Pitchfork of Springy-Pitches|
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 80% Legendary: Increases the health of Paul the Pilgrim by 100%
|Golden LegendaryAuto-Springing Pitchfork of the Unsprung Hero|
Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 120% Legendary: Increases the health of Paul the Pilgrim by 100%
Paul and Petra work well together
- because of Well Armed Militia Paul is best next to your main DPS
- Hearty makes him decent tank.
Many religions still espouse pilgrimage as a spiritual activity. The great pilgrimage to (now in ), is an obligatory duty at least once for every Muslim who is able to make the journey. Other Islamic devotional pilgrimages, particularly to the or Sufi saints, are also popular across the Islamic world. As in the Middle Ages, modern Christian pilgrims may choose to visit , where according to the the church was established by , sites in the ” connected with the life of (such as , and the ) or places associated with saints, visions and miracles such as , , and .
Modern Orthodox pilgrim in , Ukraine
Tibetan pilgrim, , , India
Places of pilgrimage in the world include those associated with the life of the historical : his supposed birthplace and childhood home ( and in ) and place of enlightenment ( in northern ), other places he is believed to have visited and the place of his death (or Parinirvana), , India. Others include the many temples and monasteries with relics of the Buddha or Buddhist saints such as the in and the numerous sites associated with teachers and patriarchs of the various traditions. pilgrimage destinations may be holy cities (, ); rivers (the , the ); mountains (several peaks are sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists); caves (such as the near , ); temples; festivals, such as the peripatetic , in 2001 the biggest public gathering in history; or the tombs and dwelling places of saints (, ).
Beginning in 1894, Christian ministers under the direction of were appointed to travel to and work with local congregations for a few days at a time; within a few years appointments were extended internationally, formally designated as “pilgrims”, and scheduled for twice-yearly, week-long visits at each local congregation. (IBSA) pilgrims were excellent speakers, and their local talks were typically well-publicized and well-attended. Prominent Bible Students and were both appointed pilgrims before they joined the board of directors of the ; the IBSA later adopted the name and renamed pilgrims as .
Japanese Prime Minister , like many fans of , visited .
A modern phenomenon is the cultural pilgrimage which, while involving a personal journey, is secular in nature. Destinations for such pilgrims can include historic sites of national or cultural importance, and can be defined as places “of cultural significance: an artist’s home, the location of a pivotal event or an iconic destination”. An example might be a fan visiting . Destinations for cultural pilgrims include , or the . Cultural pilgrims may also travel on religious pilgrimage routes, such as the , with the perspective of making it a historic or architectural tour rather than – or as well as – a religious experience. Under communist regimes, devout secular pilgrims visited locations such as the , the and the . Such visits were sometimes state-sponsored. Sites such as these continue to attract visitors. The distinction between religious, cultural or political pilgrimage and tourism is not necessarily always clear or rigid. Pilgrimage could also refer symbolically to journeys, largely on foot, to places where the concerned person(s) expect(s) to find spiritual and/or personal salvation. In the words of adventurer-author in his book , was ‘a pilgrim perhaps’ to Alaska in search of spiritual bliss.
Pilgrims and the making of are common in many , including the faiths of , in the , , , and . The and customs of consulting the at local , such as those at or , both in , are widely known. In , pilgrimages could either be personal or state-sponsored.
In the early period of , pilgrims traveled to , , , and eventually (see also , a practice followed by other ). While many pilgrims travel toward a specific location, a physical destination is not always a necessity. One group of pilgrims in early were the Peregrinari Pro Christ, (Pilgrims for Christ), or “white martyrs”, who left their homes to wander in the world. This sort of pilgrimage was an religious practice, as the pilgrim left the security of home and the for an unknown destination, trusting completely in . These travels often resulted in the founding of new and the spread of Christianity among the pagan population in and in continental Europe.