If you ever wondered what these camel figurines looked like, here’s one I found a while ago. Most turn into Crumbled Statue Remnants which vendor for 25G but if you’re very lucky, you’ll have a brand new mount to show for it.
There are 2 item codes for this object:
- 50410 – Item turns to dust
- 50409 – Figurine teleports you to the steam pools in Feralas to kill an elite named Dormus the Camel Hoarder. Once defeated, he’ll drop the Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.
It’s been estimated the spawn ratio is one 50409 per every sixteen 50410 so if you haven’t seen either, keep trying.
NPC Scan used to auto-target the camel and place an icon on the rare but this is no longer the case after Patch 4.1. The addon will still alert you when you’re close enough to the figurine but can no longer be targeted like normal mobs. This was proven a few weeks ago when my addon went off but clicking the popup did nothing so I had a lot of trouble locating where it was.
Last night, I was flying over the Temple of Uldum when the addon went off again. It actually made me jump (it was so loud) but I was determined to find it this time ’round – especially since it was the same area as before. The next few minutes proved unsuccessful until I tried something new – Shift+V. This made all the difference since are still very small and by flying low, I was able to pick up any friendly nameplates.
There seems to be only ONE figurine up at any one time and have read the spawn rate varies between 5 – 22 hours. I’ve personally seen two after just 6hrs.
Edit: My persistence finally paid off – say hello to Cymre the Camel-Hoarder.