A small RP Scene I put together to explain how Strumwulf acquired his Blazing Hippogryph.
Strumwulf walked through the portal from Dalaran to Darnassus to enjoy some downtime from the assault on Icecrown Citadel. After checking on the sale of ore, weapons and armor, he had collected in his latest excursion into Icecrown, Strumwulf headed down to Rut'theran Village to head over to the main land. There was always someone asking for some task to be completed, and even if he couldn’t use most of the rewards, he usually found something interesting about the people living in an area or who used to live there. On occasion, he encounter something or someone who would spark a memory from his life before Arthas’s service.
As he walked past the Hippogryph stables, Erelas rushed out to meet him. “My young friend, come speak with me for a bit. I have something for you.”
Since he was in no hurry, Strumwulf decided he would see what the Night Elf wanted and followed him back to the stables. Erelas enthused, “I’ve just finished the training of the latest group of hippogryph hatchlings, and one of them has a quite rare appearance. Since you have helped me so much with retrieving the eggs from the ogres, I decided you needed a better reward than those trinkets that Curgle gives out.”
“Does this hippogryph have a name?” Strumwulf asked.
“His name means Flameheart in your tongue.” Erelas replied.
With that, Strumwulf took a look inside the stables to see this hippogryph that had Erelas so excited. There were several different hippogryphs in the stable, ones with the coloring of the Cenarion Expedition’s & the Argent’s Crusade’s War hippogryphs, as well as the hippogryph’s used to fly between the areas that the Night Elves controlled. At the end of the stable stood a hippogryph with dark red and yellow coloring and its hooves and the tips of its tail feathers were aflame.
Strumwulf walked up to Flameheart, then looking into its eyes gave a small bow. After a second, Flameheart returned the bow and walked up to Strumwulf and ran it’s beak through his hair before nuzzling him.
After a few seconds, Strumwulf said, “Come on Flameheart, let’s see what you can do,” as he lead the hippogryph outside. Once outside, Strumwulf climb onto Flameheart’s back, and then with little urging the pair was skyborne and heading for the top of Teldrassil with a trail for flame behind them.