Tonight I had a happy ending to my Mysterious Camel Figurine story. It took a total of 10 or so figurines before I found the right one. However, this was over many, many months.
As I quickly scanned the area in an attempt to figure out where this latest location was, I was pleased to find it was pretty easy to spot being a new coordinate for me. I decided to kill a couple of mobs immediately surrounding the figurine before I felt comfortable about testing the camel. It also makes a better shot when you’re not fighting several things, etc. Expect to be almost standing on top of it before it activates, either turning to dust or summoning a mini sandstorm for ~6 seconds which teleports you to a phased version of the steam pools in Feralas. Unfortunately, before I realised what was happening (partially due to feeling stunned for a couple of seconds) I was already being sucked up into the sandstorm so there’s no pic to show for it but this is what you can expect to find.
A bunch of docile camels and an elite named Dormus the Camel-Hoarder with ~225k HP.
Since you’re now in a phased area of the Steam Pools, you’ll have around 15mins to kill Dormus or else he despawns. The last thing you need is to hunt another camel down, right?
Don’t worry though, he’s an easy fight.
I finally have something to show for my four rounds of mount farming. One down, three to go.