The first time I saw one I knew I had to have one. I mean I spent twenty minutes clucking like a chicken to get a chicken to lay an egg for me in Westfall so I could get a pet chicken. I’d do just about anything to get a pet. And this new pet, getting it is not really that hard. (If you’re partnered with a wife that’s about triple your mass and goes by the nickname “Dire Bear” it’s really rather easy.)
What might that be you’re wondering?
That little jewel next to me. That is a rare Sprite Darter. How did I get it? Read on.
So, you’re level 47, right? You can’t get the quest until you are level 47. And you’ve got a friend along. (Yes, if your friend does the quest they’ll get one too. It’s not unique, only unusual. :) ) You don’t need a friend along if you can solo a lot of mid-40’s Grim Totems. Your call.
Travel to Feralas. That would be to Feathermoon Stronghold or Thalanaar. Oh, that’s another thing I haven’t mentioned yet. This is for Alliance only. (Now you can get that chicken I mentioned earlier, you Hordies. You’ll just need an Alliance friend that can get the chicken to lay the egg. Then you collect the egg.)
Back to the business at hand. You are Alliance, level 47+, and you have a friend along. Make your way to Feralas, as I’ve mentioned, and then find yourself a Grim Totem camp that’s situated about halfway between the Horde’s Camp Mojache and Dire Maul. You can’t miss the camp. It’s full of Tauren, Dire Bears, and totem poles. Oh, yeah, and a big cage full of Sprite Darters. (What the Grim Totems plan on doing with them, I don’t know. I don’t want to know. I do know even the Horde hate these guys.)
Now above this camp, spying on them from a safe distance are two Night Elves. (If you use coordinates, they’re at 66, 45 or so.) They are up on a ledge above the lake there. You can reach them by circling around from the left. The first Elf, Kindal Moonweaver, would have you rescue six darters. She’ll even help you do it. You’ll go down to the cage and open it. It got a little hectic there, but Itarilde, my wife, as a Dire Bear, gathered up all the bad guys and we went to town. We needed to save six, but it really looked like at least a dozen made the break for it in the right direction. You’ll get the message when the six have arrived to safety.
Return back up to the ledge. Now the other Elf, Jer’kai Moonweaver, wants you to simply kill more Grim Totems. Do so. She’ll give you a ring and send you to Darnassus where you’ll speak to Tyrande in the Temple of the Moon. Now, don’t be alarmed, there is no new quest given to you at this point. Don’t panic. (It’s reasons like this that find so few folks getting one. The quest appears to have come to an end.)
Find/make two Elixirs of Fortitude for each person wishing to get a pet. And set your hearthstone to the Tidewater Inn in Menethil. (You’ll see why later.) And you do have the flight point up at Aerie Peak, right? If you don’t be sure to grab it before you set out on part 2 of the adventure here.
Return to Kindal in Feralas. She’s got some good news. A nest of eggs was rescued and she wants you to have one of the eggs. She’ll send you to another Elf in the Shimmering Flats named Quentin. He’ll be wanting the two Elixirs you brought along to ensure the baby growing in the egg stays strong. We went to Thalanaar, flew to Gadgetzan, and rode up and over the mountains into the Shimmering Flats and the racetrack there.
Now he’ll want you to take the egg to Agnar Beastamer in Aerie Peak. And you have an hour to do it in. Simple! Hearth to Menethil (that’s why you set your hearthstone here earlier. You were listening, weren’t you?) and hop the Griffin up to Aerie Peak. Agnar is found in the basement of the big building. He’ll take the egg from you. But there is one last request. You’ll need to find some fresh meat for your Darter, and that would be five Silverman Stalker Flanks. These are from the stealthing wolves that wander around in the eastern half of the Hinterlands, near Jintha’Alor. Return with the meat, he’ll feed it, and the Darter will be presented to you. Congratulations! You’re now a parent. Soccer practice and piano lessons will be coming soon. (And you thought the epic flying was expensive.)