Well I can't throw a zeppelin to my Wolvar orphan -- either due to lag or b/c he's not recognized as a friend -- but I was able to do the new 5-man. And got a shiny abyss crystal out of it.
Nice to have done it before the lagbomb killed our server.
P.S. I realized while doing this on my other toon, they made a new Small Paper Zeppelin you have to use with your orphan.