Normally I wouldn't bother making a whole post for this kind of thing, but it appears that one of the epic items I unlocked tonight isn't showing up on MMO-Champion or Wowhead. To be completely fair the spell is showing up, just not the item. But I don't think most of us care so much about the flavor text as we do the item itself. So here's the Vrykul item I discovered:
I also unlocked the Scepter of Az'Aqir, which was included in the MMO-Champion loot list for Archaeology. But I'll go ahead and post it here for those who may have missed that:
This item is purported to be a version of the Ahn'Qiraj mount, so that should be interesting. I suspect a lot of folks will take up Archaeology for a chance at this item. :)
Something to bear in mind, you cannot unlock Vrykul (or Nerubian) artifacts until you reach 375 Archaeology skill. So until you're able to solve Northrend artifacts, you have no chance to get the axe. The epic mount is a Tol'vir artifact, so you'll have no possibility of unlocking that until you reach 450 Archaeology skill. Neither of these races will show up in your Archaeology book until you're at the proper skill level. Beyond that it's just a matter of luck whether they pop up as the next artifact for you. Just to give an example, the axe was the 9th Vrykul artifact I discovered but the mount was the 2nd Tol'vir artifact I unlocked.
For anyone who's considering Archaeology as a path to getting a way cool mount, understand that it will take a good bit of work to acquire. I still stand by my original estimate of 25-30 hours to level this profession. You would need to put in at least 20 of those to access the Tol'vir racial artifacts. I'm still documenting the time investment needed, but so far it's still looking to be an average of 20 minutes per artifact with 90 artifacted needed to reach the skill cap of 525.