A group of intrepid World of Warcraft players set out to find the elusive Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph but ended up with a much bigger surprise. The group would unknowingly unleash one of the game’s toughest bosses to date on an unsuspecting island, which resulted in a battle so large that the game alerted every player nearby, regardless of faction or ability, to go kill the Old God known as Kosumoth the Hungering. With the elusive boss now discovered, many are probably wondering exactly how they too can summon Kosumoth the Hungering in World of Warcraft?
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The amazing Kosumoth battle was revealed on the subreddit r/wow. Their journey was detailed by Reddit user drfievel, who says that the journey began in a series of extremely hidden caves throughout the Broken Shores. It was noted that these were not your ordinary hidden caves but areas hidden behind multiple layers of secrets indicating that what the group had stumbled upon was nothing ordinary.
For example, drfievel notes that one cave was hidden in the ocean south of Eye of Azshara in a sunken ship, inside a crack behind some kelp. In other words, players had to first find the remote hidden sunken ship and then enter a crack in the ship before swimming through a kelp veil into the cave. However, once the secret caves were discovered, the mystery was far from over.
Players then needed to decipher what all the secret caves actually meant. They determined that they had something to do with Drak’thul, the hermit orc on Broken Shores. One player reportedly informed the others that if you give Drak’thul a relic found in another cave, he would begin to speak the language of the Old Gods. Once Drak’thul begins speaking this language, it gives players the ability to click on the previously hidden “Hungering Orbs” located throughout the area.
It was then determined that an unsuspecting table located near Drak’thul held the keys to the orbs. The table covered in pebbles was a makeshift map of the Broken Isles, with each pebble indicating the location of one of the mysterious orbs.
Someone created this map on Imgur showing the locations of the orbs.
Even after discovering the orbs and their connection to Drak’thul, there was still more to decipher. It was revealed that the orbs must be activated in a very specific order for the summoning of Kosumoth to occur. The group says that it was through trial and error that they finally discovered the correct orb pattern and awoke Kosumoth the Hungering.
However, at the time of the awakening, the group was expecting to receive the Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph but instead were greeted by Kosumoth. The boss was one of the toughest in WOW history and immediately resulted in the game asking every single player in the area, regardless of faction, to go kill the Old God.
Following the defeat of Kosumoth, the group still did not receive the Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph they had sought. Instead, the defeat resulted in the drop of a Fathom Dweller jellyfish mount or a Hungering Claw tentacle battle pet.
WowHead users outline the guide to awaken Kosumoth the Hungering as follows.
“Go to Drak’thul at 37, 71 on Broken Shore Map and talk to him. Then go to cave at 57,52 on the broken shore and click the mud at the end of the cave to get the Weathered Relic you need. Then go to Drak’thul at 37, 71 on Broken Shore Map again and give him the relic and talk to him several times until he wants to leave him alone. After that click all the orbs in the right order!
1. 38, 37 Cave Aszuna
2. 32,75 Stormheim
3. 41, 80 Val’sharah
4. 32, 72 on Broken Shore Map
5. 59, 13 Cave Aszuna
6. 67, 14 on World Map, under the neutral shark is the cave entrance
7. 56, 38 Highmountain
8. 53, 26 Cave Aszuna
9. 49, 90 on World Map in the sunken ship
10. 37, 71 on Broken Shore Map
‘Azeroth itself recoils as <name> unleashes an ancient evil.
Kosumoth the Hungering walks the land once more…'”
The locations are difficult to identify due to their hidden nature. However, some World of Warcraft players created these step-by-step guides for finding orb locations and summoning Kosumoth the Hungering.
With the discovery of the hidden WOW boss, many players are even more enthusiastic about finding other hidden Easter eggs in the latest Legion expansion. Redditors note that though Kosumoth was discovered, they are still working to uncover exactly where the Reins of the Long-Forgotten Hippogryph may be hiding within the game.
What do you think about the accidental discovery of Kosumoth the Hungering?
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