Thundering Ruby Cloud SerpentThanks to a dedicated beta player named Esinar, we have a video showing how he uses the sky crystal to remove Alani's protective shroud and kills it.
The crystal already removes a portion of Alani's health (it's a short channeling spell) which should tag the cloud serpent to the player using it (it would make sense!)
Esinar's Alani kill
Alani drops the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent. The mount, according to the tooltip, requires exalted reputation from the August Celestials. However, like all cloud serpents, you also need to be exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpent to mount it.
|Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent|
It will take time and effort to earn this pretty mount. You can't just camp for it to spawn, you have to work for it. But you also know that sooner or later, you will have ten sky shards to summon it. What happens after you use the crystal, and you disconnect, someone kills you or even Alani kills you...) we'll find out. I hope it doesn't mean starting from 0, but with the time-lost protodrake and Aeonaxx, the exact same thing could happen to you!
If you just found this post and have no clue about sky shards and where to find them, please click on the Alani tab at the top of the site.