The book 11 patch has introduced new pets for lore-masters - the lynx, and some on the more cuddly side. This is a guide to the non-combat pets introduced in this book.
*Must have completed book 2 of the epic series
*Must be at least level 24, preferably much higher
*Must have the passive skill/trait "Friend of the Wild," granted after completing a 3-part quest given by Radagast the Brown.
If you are not level 40+, you will want to bring friends as you will encounter level elite mobs around the level 30 range. Speak with any lore-master trainer. He or she will direct you to speak with Radagast the Brown, who would like your help in continuing to help the poor creatures of Agamaur. Go to the Eglain incampment inside Agamaur (not Ost Guruth) and enter Radagast's tower. Radagast well send you on a quest to find a lost hare west of the entrance to Garth Argawen. The hare is tucked around a corner by the northernmost gate to Garth Argawen (Picture). Use the scroll Radagast gives you to summon the hare, then simply run back to Radaghast. You have a 5-minute time-limit.Next, Radagast will tell you to rescue a turtle in the Northwestern parts of Agamaur. He is in a small tree-stump next to some walled ruins in the northwestern corner (Picture). Again, you have a 5-minute time-limit to run back to Radagast. Finally, you are asked to rescue a sparrow in the middle of the red swamp of the west parts of Agamaur. The sparrow is in a tree surrounded by water (Picture). Lead the sparrow back in 5 minutes and you have completed all of his tasks.
Note: I tested and found out that you can actually be summoned by a captain while escorting the pets back to Radagast. This might be a bug. At the moment you can have a captain summon you to the location of the pets then summon you back to Radagast if you are too low to kill things yourself in Agamaur. However, it is still very easy to aggro in the areas that the pets are, so it is not advisable to do this unless you have help. You may also mount to escort the pet back if you are an appropriate level.
*New Title: "Friend of the Wild"
*New Passive Skill: "Friend of the Wild"
*New Skill: "Rabbit-Speech"
The Pets: *Cat: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Dog: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Fox: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Frog: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Hare: Obtained by quest given by Radagast the Brown *Snake: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Sparrow: Reputation item from the Elves of Rivendell (requires Kindred standing) *Squirrel: World Drop (level 45+ areas) *Turtle: Reputation item from the Mathom Society (requires Ally standing)
Things you should know about your pet:
*You can rename your small pet by clicking on them and typing /pet rename [petnamehere] (Thanks Felic!)
*Your non-combat pet will replace your regular combat pets if you have it out, so be sure to de-summon your non-combat pet before you plan to fight! You cannot have both non-combat and combat pets out at once.
*The tomes for the Hare, Turtle, and Sparrow are bind-on acquire and therefore not tradeable. You must complete the appropriate quests or attain the appropriate reputation level to learn one. The rest of the pets are tradeable.
If anyone discovers more of the non-combat pets in the world, post here or send me a PM!
Last edited by Chrysoprase; Nov 05 2007 at 01:03 PM.