Lysi wrote: I'm also confused why they're calling a lion a quilen, the name seems more like they're going for a qilin, a hooved animal
Yeah, I'm a bit bothered by this, since I was really hoping for an actual qilin, or kirin, or ki-lin... there are a lot of variant spellings. Kirin are usually described as Chinese unicorns, though they're scaly like dragons, and my favorite bit of lore about them is that they're supposedly so gentle they hop from stone to stone so they won't step on a blade of grass or an insect. Try doing a google image search for kirin... there are some really beautiful images of them (as well as some very ugly ones, of course).
I'm not surprised Blizzard is calling fu-dogs/lions quilin, considering we already have manticore "wyverns", I'm just disappointed considering we could have gotten an amazing many-colored dragon-unicorn, and instead we're getting some kind of ugly dog thing.
I guess it's probably a good thing we don't have kirin in the game, though, I'd be really sad to see people killing them. But still... they'd make such incredible mounts...