Last night was incredible! It was full of emotional roller coasters and excitement. Let me first introduce two new members to the Dakona family. After getting Duck (Loque'nahak) I figured my next trip should be out to Zul'Drak where Gondria spawns. His spawn points are a little closer together than Loque'nahaks are in Sholazar Basin so I was looking forward to putting in less effort. Turns out it's about the same, little less distance between the spawn points but the path you travel takes a bit more concentration, which also could of been a result of me watching 30 Rock on DVD while flying. (Just in case you're wondering, it was a Christmas gift, not an official fan yet). After about an hour I came across Terror Spinner. I thought briefly about taming it, but after getting a closer look it just grossed me out to much. I hate spiders so I did what I always do when I find one... I killed it. I heard spiders are good for PvP but who are we kidding, I'm not going to PvP anytime soon. After another hour of searching I took a little break and headed to the Grizzly Hills to see if Arcturis was around, he's the spirit beast bear. When I got there I noticed another Hunter was camping above his spawn point so we chatted for a few minutes and I headed back to Zul'Drak. As I was entering the zone I noticed a yellow dot out of place, and immediately I swooped down and there she was.
Being 81 she was pretty easy to tame, I even had a near by cat attacking me at the same time and it did nothing to disrubt the taming process. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I was pretty excited to get Hannai, she looks like some mystic saber tooth tiger, so beautiful . I guess I was feeling the effects of the adrenaline rush although it could of had something to do with my messed up sleeping pattern of late, but I knew even though it was 1:00 am there was no way I was going to be able to fall asleep. So I decided to try my luck out in The Storm Peaks hoping maybe since no one else was there from the Horde side I might get lucky and find Skoll. I hit all the spawn points and rested near Brunhildar Village where I've been told he spawns a lot these days. I did a quick Time Lost Proto Drake lap to see if it was my lucky night and after a full loop had made my way back to Brunhildar Village where there pacing back and forth was Skoll!
I had to chuckle, this one almost felt too easy. I was all prepared for the challenge of a 12 hour keep awake-a-thon but I was definitely happy nonetheless. To get two spirit beasts in one night put me over the moon. I named him "Amarok", which is the name of a gigantic wolf in Inuit mythology. It is said to hunt down and devour anyone foolish enough to hunt alone at night. Unlike real wolves who hunt in packs, Amarok hunts alone, like me. I thought it was fitting since I rarely play during the day and always find myself playing late at night when most are sleeping. So after two spirit beasts in one night I knew I'd be up for awhile longer so I grabbed another diet Coke and started picking flowers in Storm Peaks since I was already here. What I didn't expect was what happend next.