I finally looted the Vial of the Sands recipe on Hearthyn a few days ago. And of course, I didn't have enough gold to make the drake.
So I've spent the last few days farming in between making sure Dirathyn was ready to raid with her guild this week. And I was getting closer, but still about 10 grand short.
And then, it happened: I was farming Azshara's Veil in the Abyssal Depths. When I port to Vash'jir, I port into Darkbreak Cove.
As soon as I ported in, Silver Dragon alerted me that Ghostcrawler was out. I've never seen him, so I headed up over Darkbreak Cove, past Korthun's End and toward Underlight Canyon. As I neared the edge, Silver Dragon went off again. Confused, I looked at the alert, and lo and behold! It was Poseidus. And he was still alive!
Here he is:
Now, he drops, of course, the Reins of Poseidus.
And Hearthyn already has Mountain o'Mounts.
So I put that beauty on the auction. It sold within the first hour.
Now, I made mats and had a lot saved for the rest of the mats for Vial of the Sands. But people are really ignorant sometimes, and there were several up for auction with a buyout price of 23,399 gold. Since the Sands of Time alone would cost me 24,000 gold as I'm not in a level 25 guild on Hearthyn, I went ahead and bought Vial of the Sands on the auction.
I am a Sandstone Drake. I can give a friend a ride.
I love this game!