Alani <The Stormborn> is a large red elite cloud serpent flying high above the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. The legend of its/her creation is told by Loh-Ki <The Storm Watcher>.
She is protected from combat by a Nimbus Shroud (and altitude). In order to remove her Nimbus Shroud you must collect 10 Skyshards and combine them into a [Sky Crystal]. The Skyshards are a very rare drop from level 90 monsters in Pandaria.
Be very careful with loot settings if engaging this dragon while in a party. There will doubtless be unscrupulous people who will take advantage of your months of work accumulating Skyshards and roll against you if you do not configure it for Master looter.
Patches and hotfixes
- Hotfix (2012-11-27): "Sky Crystals can no longer function against Alani once Nimbus Shroud has been dispelled."
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.