Late last night, a group of World of Warcraft players finally put all of the pieces together, solving a series of riddles had led them on an easter egg hunt across Azeroth for two weeks.
As chronicled on this imgur post (via the World of Warcraft subreddit), these puzzles were added with World of Warcraft: Legion’s patch 7.2, which launched on Mar. 28. One by one, the secrets were unraveled by a dedicated group calling itself “The Secret Finding Discord Community.”
It began with the location of a loose page in the Legerdemain Lounge in Dalaran. The page contains the line “...of sea, spirit and self,” which eventually led players to a moonwell in Duskwood, where a second page had appeared.
This page pushed players toward the old Firelands raid, and from there to the Lost City of the Tol’vir dungeon, the Siege of Orgrimmar raid and the Well of Eternity dungeon. Final pages were discovered at the Shado-Pan Monastery in Kun-Lai Summit and near a massive statue in Uldum.
The order is important. A page will not be visible to a player until the one preceding it has been read. As such, players had to band together to solve each clue. They had to not just determine what area the clues were suggesting they search, but to spend hours carefully scrubbing those whole zones and instances, looking for a single page.
However, the hours of work were rewarded. Players who worked through the whole set of riddles (and who continue to do so in the future) received the Riddler’s Mind-Worm mount.
In response to players solving the mystery, World of Warcraft designer Jeremy “Muffinus” Feasel posted the following half-taunting tweet:
Feasel is known for pushing the community to find some of Legion’s biggest secrets, and this is far from the first that players have uncovered. Another unique mount was earned by unlocking and defeating a secret world boss, and an even harder boss was found lurking in one of the game’s oldest dungeons. The tweet suggests that more cryptic secrets will be added to the game in the future, if they’re not already lurking somewhere.
World of Warcraft: Legion patch 7.2 went live on Mar. 28. Blizzard has called it “the biggest WoW patch ever.” For more information, read our full interview with some of the developers who worked on that patch.