Phoenix egglings are pets introduced with the In Pyre Need quest. They come in cute and mean varieties, depending on how you hatched them. To obtain either of them you must have completed the quest In Pyre Need and complete the Phoenix Lair Distraction and Diversion. The phoenix pets do not have an adult form, and they eat ashes.
Obtaining an eggEdit
When a player chooses the option to exit the cave after completing the Phoenix Lair D&D, there is a slight possibility of getting lost. A cutscene will ensue, leading the player to a room full of phoenix eggs. The player will see that one of the eggs is shaking, and will be given the option to clap at the egg or kick it. To hatch a cute phoenix eggling you must choose the clap option. To hatch a mean phoenix eggling you must choose the kick option. You can have one of each type of pet phoenix.
- The mean hatchling's examine text is from the 1982 song, "Bad to the Bone."
- The cute hatchling's examine text is a reference to the idiom "cute as a button".
- There used to be a bug you could abuse to obtain both egglings in one day, by repeatedly attempting to "get lost". It has been fixed some time in the winter of 2009. It would take someone two to three hours to obtain them.
- Many players consider the Phoenix eggling to be one of (after the extremely rare Vitalis pet dropped by Vorago) the hardest pets to collect, due to the fact it can only be attempted once per day. The only other pets generally considered "on par" in rarity are the slayer pets due to the fact the head (or hand) is a rare drop.
- If found, all players on your friend list would get the message: News: Player has found a Phoenix eggling! without specifying cute or mean.