An Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery

It’s rare that a person gets the opportunity to figure something out in World of Warcraft without the aid of guides, videos and the like. Such is the case of Gara the spirit wolf.

In this latest build, Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) told us that the Spirit Beast quest is fully implemented, and that it’s working as intended.

Last night myself, Bendak and several other Hunters joined forces to try to unravel this mystery. I’ll be honest, I thought that this would be pretty straightforward and that we’d all be showing off our new companions by the end of the night. This was hardly the case.

To my knowledge, nobody has yet figured this out.

The Spirit Beast Hunters – courtesy of

What we know so far is that you if you kill a rare elite named Mother Om’ra she’ll drop an item called Shadowberry. If you speak to Gara with some in your inventory, she reacts.

That’s where the trail ends for now. What to do, where to go, all remain a mystery.

Many things have been tried such as running around Shaz’gul, checking out Frostfire Ridge (the markings on the grave by Gara have the Frostwolf clan symbol).

Some have tried kiting Mother Om’ra over to Gara, killing other rare elites, checking out Exile Rise, and looking to Nagrand for clues. All based on speculation, and nothing has yielded any results.

The most promising clue has been turned up by Bendak who found this Void Lantern in the Wowhead database. Like the Shadowberry, it was newly added as of this patch.

There isn’t any information on where to obtain it, but I think his hunch is right, and that this item is related to the quest.

I can’t wait to get back in continue to tackle this mystery. It’s the most fun I’ve had in an MMO in a long time.

If you want to keep track of what’s going on, I recommend keeping and eye on these to threads.

The game is afoot!

One comment

  1. Hey Darkbrew. I’m trying to get some people together to run the SMV dungeon to see if there is a clue or item in there. I have one other person so far from the petopia thread who is in beta. I’ve been trying for a while to get a group on dungeon finder but no luck so far.

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