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- For the specific mob, see Sand Elemental.
After fighting his way through Throne of Thunder all by himself, Major Payne decided to take a break and search for treasure in the deserts of Tanaris. There, he encountered a sand elemental which had followed him from the Throne to exact revenge. It first appeared as sandy whirlwind which caused the wind to kick up more than usual and Payne's hairs on his back and neck to stand up, before taking the form of an elemental.
As a companion pet
- Main article: Living Sandling
has a chance to drop from the aformentioned Sand Elemental mobs in Throne of Thunder.