New riders of the purple Frostsaber

Shortly after I spent three weeks at the end of March and beginning of April doing the series of dailies that leads to exalted rep with the Wintersaber Trainers on Anacrusa, I decided that I wanted to do the same for Mushan.

The questline is fairly simple.  You talk to Rivern Frostwind at Frostsaber Rock in Winterspring.  He selects a cub from a collection of cubs that you round up for him, and you have to feed it, play with it, and train it to hunt.  After 20 days of this, you bring the cub and the materials for a saddle back to Rivern, and he gives you the Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber.

Three cool cats – fun with Winterspring Frostsabers.

I decided that I wanted the mount on Mushan, even though account-wide mounts are imminent, because I already had a purple frostsaber hunter pet.  So now, thanks to Impatience, I can match up a night elf with purple hair, a purple frostsaber hunter pet, and the mount.  Some people hate dailies, or these dailies in particular, for various reasons, but I thought they were a refreshing diversion each day.

They were also cute.  Panther/saber cubs in WoW are amazingly cute, which is good, since real kittens are also amazingly cute.

My favorite quest was Hunting Practice.  For this quest, you’re training your future mount to hunt Arctic Hares.  You lead the cub to snow-covered burrows, and the cub pounces on them, attacking the hares that are presumably under the snow.

In my opinion, it’s one of the cutest quests in the game!

Frostsaber cub pounces on a snow-covered burrow. Snow flies everywhere!

Here’s a side-view…

Overall, it was a fun, heartwarming, and rewarding way to earn a new mount.  While I don’t get warm and fuzzy about most non-combat pets, the process of earning this mount – along with another exalted faction – was something I actually looked forward to working on each day.

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