It appears that in patch 3.0.3, and thus in the expansion, you can buy training for the epic land Warlock mount without going through the complex rituals that I and many of my brothers and sisters in the Arts went through. All you need to do is pop level 71.
What, the Xorothians opened a franchise in Northrend or something?
I'm ... still processing this. I think I want to join Grimm at the World's End for a while.
:: mutter mutter mutter worked my ass off mumble a gazillion gold mutter stupid demon ::