The quest to discovering new things in the new Legion expansion of World of Warcraft is far from over. If you think Kosumoth the Hungering was the only secret the expansion has to offer, then think again!
A dedicated group of players have been wondering in the new world of Legion and after a few hours of searching, they have found something really rewarding… The pink and purple Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph!
To get the mount yourself you need to find five crystals in the Azsuna zone, and click on them within eight hours of each other without dying. Here’s the list of where they were originally found, with co-ords and images from the team of players that was looking for them, most notably player Cortyn:
In the water with the basilisks at 54, 33.
North of the wellspring at 37, 32.
In a cave at 50, 20.
In a second cave at 61, 30.
Near the southern cove at 47, 62. There’s no picture of this one, but you can see where it was found below.
Plus here's a full map:
All this was found via some expert database snooping by player Solveig, who found the Ephemeral Crystals were added in later builds of the game. He says that "The existence of the crystals were discovered after a user posted the Wowhead link for the Summon Long Forgotten Hippogryph spell. Someone then mentioned the spell was listed in WoWDB with crystal auras being canceled. I then checked the Wowhead entry for the aura dummy and noticed it was on an 8 hour cooldown, after spending time combing WowDB for crystals added in builds closeby to the patch, then expanding my search in later builds after noting Hungering Orbs were added after their respective mounts for Kosumoth."
The challenge, it seems, is getting the crystals to spawn elsewhere. Upon finding all this out we went exploring for them, but they aren’t there. Theories range from it being a daily reset per region or per realm, to them requiring a certain amount of reputation with Azsuna’s faction to appear. Player Rawberry was the first to find all the crystals, but since then they've been much harder to locate for other players.
It's theorised that the spawn time isn't that long - maybe tied to server resets - but there are multiple more locations possible.
Rest assured that we'll keep you posted as soon as we find out the exact way to get it (some sort of a step-by-step guide).