Sky Crystal

Tonight I was ecstatic to finish my Sky Crystal which is created by combining 10x Skyshards. The Sky Crystal allows you to remove the Nimbus Shroud from Alani who can be seen flying around the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

Here’s the breakdown of the sources I looted mine from:

Treasures of the Vale x2
Stonebark Trickster x3
Shao-Tien Reclaimer/Maurader x3
Slateskin Troublemaker x1
Paleblade Flesheater x1
Sky Crystal

Research in the Vale

Don’t expect this to be a quick and easy venture though. It took several months before I even saw my first Skyshard. In fact, I managed to get exalted on Cymre and not see one. But by the time I had collected eight on Tallys, it was announced that they would be BoE in the upcoming patch which was music to my ears. Once the patch hit, I was ecstatic to be able to send my shards to Cymre to make my Sky Crystal when the time came.


The drop was not necessarily from the designated daily as I looted one from a random Stonebark Trickster one particular day but I wasn’t prepared to farm indefinitely so I preferred to just do my dailies on one toon but getting that last Skyshard took several days on several characters.

I’m also not convinced that it drops more from any particular mob in the Vale but it seems to drop from pretty much anything in the zone, even the small bags from rares but I did not experience this myself.

When you create it, you’ll see a pretty spectacular animation, resulting in a pretty big explosion of energy.

Make-Sky-Crystal Wait-Alani

Once I had found a nice spot to engage her, I channelled the Sky Crystal which removes 20% of her health. From there it literally took just a few seconds to finish her off and loot my reward.


Even though I was in a party with Coolidge, he noted that the tag was grey to him but the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent still came up as a group roll (for those interested).

	 Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

Here’s to another milestone :D

Skyshards & Transformations

It’s a little funny that I managed to get past exalted with the Golden Lotus and not see one Skyshard on my priest. Then a few months later, after getting honoured on my hunter, I still didn’t see any.

So when I decided to continue my rep grind with the faction on Tallys, I saw my first one out of the Treasures of the Vale. This gave me hope that I would see more if I continued to do the quests every day. With the Commendation boost, it helped me get to revered and exalted that much faster so I was surprised when a few days later I received a key and two Skyshards from two different mobs in the Vale.

Treasures of the Vale x1
Shao-Tien Reclaimer x1
Slateskin Troublemaker x1

In other news, I was able to try something new with Cool the other day…


If you like temporary transformations, this is a cute little addition. Just emote the adorable little panda cub by your Pandarian portal in your Capital City with a /hug, /love or /pat, the next time you’re there to receive a Magic Bamboo Shoot.

The illusion will last 10mins and allow you to cast spells but will lose the effect once you take damage (unless you use Ai-Li’s Skymirror). It’s also a conjured item so be sure to use it before you log out.

rocket bamboozled

This of course called for a road trip or should I say scenic flight…


until… CRZs kick in



Another side effect while running my daily dungeon


Smite apparitions!

Shit, I just remembered I forgot to do it on two of my toons today… still no mask and I won’t hold my breath for the mount but I’ll keep going until it’s over for another year.

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