Riddler’s Mind-Worm

A few days ago a friend told me about this mount, Riddler’s Mind-Worm, that was in the game but none really knew how to get it. He said there might be clues for it around in the world and that a group called the Secret Finding Discord Community was actively looking for these clues. Someone found a page called Page 9 in Dalaran that read “…of sea, spirit and self…” but none knew where to look next. This group searched all over the world for the next clue which would finally lead to the mount.

I love to explore, find secrets and solve riddles, so I would have loved to join them, but I didn’t have time to run around and look for clues. It was really exciting to follow their progress last night and read what the next clue was and then discover what it meant. It might just be me, but I don’t understand how the clues could have led them to those specific locations, because I don’t see how it’s logic. I get that the clue “…first of lords to fall…” means Ragnaros, but some of the others I don’t get at all. Maybe it helps to have read the book, World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1, which the clues are inspired by.

After I heard that the rest of the clues were solved and the mount was found, I went to collect the rest of the pages and obtain the mount for myself.

Thanks to Nightswifty’s guide on how to get the Riddler’s Mind-Worm and the Secret Finding Discord Community who solved the puzzle!

 

To top it all off: I finally hit revered with the Armies of Legionfall today and can now fly on the Broken Isles! I was so close yesterday and just needed a few more quests to get enough reputation. I understand why Blizzard kept us waiting this long and I’m fine with it, but I feel like I’ve spent enough time running around on the ground, being dazed a thousand times, getting stuck places and dying. It’s so great to finally be able to fly again!

 

Did you solve any of the clues and get your Riddler’s Mind-Worm?

Returning to the Broken Shore

I’ve been waiting for this patch for a long time because I really want to see how the story with Legion will progress and because I’m tired of running around on the ground and can’t wait to finally take to the skies again! So I’ve been trying to do daily quests every day or as soon as new ones pop up, I’m not 100% sure how they work anymore, and I kill as many rares as I see and loot chests to get more Legionfall War Supplies to turn in for reputation. I’m currently at 60% on honored but I haven’t done any quests today.

The Mage Tower was the first building we got but I didn’t even try the challenge because I knew that my gear wasn’t nearly good enough to make it so I saved myself the trouble and annoyance of failing. But I collected a bunch of Nethershards through quests on the shore, Legion Assaults on the islands and some Sentinax portal farm so I could finally buy some gear and get rid of my many 865 item level pieces. Hopefully my gear will be good enough to try out the challenge next time the Mage Tower is up.

I found a Legion Flying Disc on my first day at the Broken Shore and I didn’t really know what it was, but I jumped on it and was so excited to see that I could fly around on it for 2 minutes!

There is a tree near the beach behind the Deliverance Point on the Broken Shore. If you look closely near the trunk of the tree you can see a sign that says “Nothing Secret Here!” and a rope. So, is there really nothing secret there or? You know me, I always get so curious and have to look around but I didn’t find anything, which might be the point because there really isn’t anything secret.

A turtle named Hell Shell is located on the small islands to the east of the Broken Shore. You can see the islands on the Broken Isles map, not Broken Shore. The turtle drops Salt-Hardened Shell that can dismount players. It reminds me of a similar item we used on Alliance outside Ulduar while we were waiting for the raid to start back in Wrath of the Lich King.

Hidden in Mount Volwrath

It was merely a coincidence that I discovered this small easter egg hidden high up in Mount Volwrath in Talador.

I was exploring the area around Tanaan Jungle when I thought I’d use Aviana’s Feather to climb some mountains on the border of Talador and Tanaan Jungle so I could get a nice overlook of the zones. It took a while to get up to the top as the cooldown on Aviana’s Feather is 10 minutes. I was on my way down again when I saw something on a ledge below and I jumped down to it.

There I found a painting easel with a framed canvas which looks unfinished, a paint brush and a box of water on a small table, a bag with the Horde symbol on it and an American football.

I have no idea what it means but I read here that there is a leveling designer named Colin Volrath and this mountain is called Mount Volwrath. The Horde general in Ashran, High Warlord Volrath, is named after Colin so maybe this mountain is too, but I don’t know.

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I went around on the other side of Mount Volwrath and found this orb object floating in the sky. I have no idea what it is and why it’s there, might just be misplaced and forgotten.

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Have you found any easter eggs or other less known places or items in Draenor?

Tekton and Elwynn Falls

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Elwynn Falls in Elwynn Forest, Eastern Kingdoms, used to be a closed off area, until the Shattering and Cataclysm when it became possible to fly in Azeroth. It was created as a scenery when using the flight paths.

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But it wasn’t impossible to get to Elwynn Falls, because I remember I went there in the Burning Crusade with some friends. I’m not sure how we got up there but I think it was by climbing and jumping up from Burning Steppes and then jumping down. We spent a lot of time there looking at the pretty waterfalls and trying to find a way up to the house above but it was impossible.

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So it after Cataclysm was released and I learnt to fly in Azeroth this place was one of the first places I went, and I visit it every time I’m in the area, which isn’t very often as I play Horde and I’m rarely in the Eastern Kingdoms.

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The house is now inhabited by a gnome, Agee Tyler, who sits in front of the fireplace in his otherwise empty house. A herd of sheep graze outside the house, they all look like normal sheep except for one which looks like a robot sheep, that sheep’s name is Tekton.

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Most players love killing critters, but I’m warning you, killing these sheep might cause you to get blown off the cliff and die, because Tekton explodes and knock back on death.

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Agee Tyler won’t be very happy with you either, because he will come out of his house and yell at you “HEY! What the heck, guy?!”, before storming back in while muttering “Of all the slimy, inconsiderate, bullheaded…”