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Onyx Egg

Order of the Cloud Serpent

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When I first saw the Heart of the Aspects mount, I was quite fascinated by the look of it, until I saw it in-game. I didn’t realise just how huge it was. It hovers even when it’s low to the ground and has a kind of backstroke swimming animation. That didn’t stop me from buying one though as I was amped to play the beta and get immersed in the rich Chinese landscapes.

In order to get your own Cloud Serpent in Pandaria, you’ll first have grind reputation with the Order of the Cloud Serpent – an order of ancient flying warriors, founded during the Zandalari wars. Only by gaining favour with them, will they reveal the secrets of training a cloud serpent to become a loyal mount.

To begin, you’ll have to decide which colour you want out of three possible colours – blue, green or gold. The egg you choose will promptly hatch into a tiny little mini-Serpent which you will raise through a series of quests.

Blue serpent hatchling

From there you’ll complete daily quests until he matures into a fully grown, rideable mount; much like the Venomhide Ravasaur (Horde) or Winterspring Frostsaber (Alliance) mount. At revered see Instructor Windblade who will teach you the rules of the racing course. The next series of quests involves training your serpent to race through the training track.


For an extra 500 rep you can also hand in Onyx Eggs found scattered around Windward Isle. This quest is repeatable – remember your Netherwing rep grind?

Onyx Egg

You can also hand in Quivering Firestorm Eggs which have a chance to drop from Huolon the rare onyx cloud serpent flying around the Timeless Isle.

Once you’re exalted, you can purchase the other two mounts from the quartermaster.

Golden Cloud Serpent

Jade Cloud Serpent

Azure Cloud Serpent

The question is: which to get first?

Oh and don’t forget about the three hatchlings you can capture once you’re exalted too.

Serpent team

 
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Mog Madness – Round Three

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I was surprised to find that I had ranked 4th in the last round for Mog Madness. The last set of results were so varied, I was impressed with everyone’s creativity. I was initially afraid that creating one’s outfit based around the same weapon would result in a lot of similar results. I’m so glad they weren’t.

Mog Madness Round Three:

  • When: April 2nd – 6th (judging results revealed April 8th)
  • Who: Our Final 15.
  • How: Send an e-mail with your screenshot(s) to arcanewordsmith@gmail.com or post your entry here, Effy’s RP, or Tome of the Ancient.
  • Mog Requirement: As I’ve submitted a “what I would have entered” each round, this round is no different as that picture contains the requirement for Round Three.  Yes, unfortunately we’ve asking you to get Mail creative again as you set out to build around: The Wavemender’s Mantle




Head: Spiritwalker’s Faceguard
Shoulder: The Wavemender’s Mantle
Chest: Sanctified Frost Witch’s Tunic
Waist: Cord of Dragon Sinew
Legs: Kilt of Raging Elements
Hands: Spiritwalker’s Gloves
Feet: Vicious Gladiator’s sabatons
Main Hand: Axe of the Sen’jin Protector
Off Hand:
Spirit of Resolve

I must admit, I had a lot of trouble coming up with an outfit I liked. In fact, I came up with four variations, including colour combinations. I’ve added one of the variations that I didn’t end up using for fun.


Alternate Options
Hands:
Crystalhide Handwraps
Main Hand: Claws of Agony
Off-Hand: Claws of Torment

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