I love reading taming stories, favourite pet stories, 'why is this pet my favourite' stories and the like, and I also have some pets I want to talk about because I'm very much sentimental about pixels on a screen. I've been going through this subforum and reading as much as I can find, but my reading material is running out and I just really love pet stories. So, please feel free to post about your pets here, no matter how sentimental, silly, humourous, or maybe rp-related it may be, because regardless I know I'm going to have a good time reading about all of your tames. Thus, I shall do the same in the hopes that perhaps you'll enjoy my pets, too :> Every now and again I can post another pet here, and then maybe, one day, I'll get around to making the more rp-based post for Krys and my other WIP hunters that I've been meaning to do
Krysteena's first true companion, and the first pet that I ever really clicked with. I tamed Felrius back in Pandaria, which may not be too long ago for some hunters here, when I was much younger and looking into raiding. I'd make friends while farming the newly released Zandalari Warbringers, and they told me that getting a wolf was ideal because of the 5% crit howl they had. The diseased wolf was the closest one of hand, and the first I tamed was 'Felrius'. Well, 'Felrias', but I didn't like the spelling so I tamed another and then Felrius came about. Felrius very much serves as a memoir for MoP, and all memories after that. My first raid, my first group of friends on WoW, my first rare challenge mounts, and even the MoP challenge mounts - Felrius was by Krys' side for all of those things, and he'll be by her side for forever more. He's not exactly the prettiest pet, but he's got so much more attached to him than any other pet I've had, and he was the first pet I ever clicked with. I felt like everyone on the forums had their pet that they were known for, and I lacked that. Then, with Felrius, I did have that. I think. I don't really know if he has that same effect, but I like to think that, if I had a signature pet, then Felrius would be it. Also, if I knew how to make avatars for here, I would want him to be my avatar.
Krysteena's hunting companion
Not the prettiest boy but he's still photogenic
Mere moments after this screenshot was taken, Felrius flew away and was never seen again
Given to me as a challenge tame, I've always struggled with bears as pets. I like the concept, and I've got no problem with them as pets, but I never had one that clicked. However, when given a challenge tame, I will complete that challenge tame. Hence; Mormont. Named after the family from GoT, which I was, admittedly, watching at the time, he immediately developed a character. He wasn't a massive, uncontrollable beast, but nor was he tame and fragile. Mormont was a true protector of Krysteena, becoming her shield and wall against attackers, and also an effective heat blanket on those long winter nights. As someone who tended only to have ferocity pets, I was very much surprised to see how well Mormont performed in Suramar - especially the city. That was no doubt because he is a tanking pet, but I like to think that he was just super effective at what he was doing and was fighting to protect his mistress from the corrupt Nightborne. I also like to think that, alongside Krysteena, he understood the injustice occurring in the city, and was also fighting for the citizens of Suramar. In a nutshell, it didn't take very long for Mormont to earn himself a place at Krysteena's side, and he got there so quickly and effectively that Krys is still confused about it.
"His exact words were, 'got your back, Jack'."
A defensive boy
Originally named 'Duskwing', this guy is more of a guilty-pleasure pet than anything else. I love dragonhawks, and, upon discovering that dragonhawks came in other colours than gold and gold, I immediately wanted to tame Sunwing. Cue me flying all the way to his spawn point to camp him, and log on a day or so later to see him being killed. Tragic.
Regardless, I didn't let it discourage me, and I continued to casual camp him. Eventually, the next time I saw him, he was mine for the taking, and I quickly tamed him with my hands shaking from excitement. I named him the very unoriginal name of 'Duskwing', which was only recently changed to Thalanos upon deciding I wanted a more rp-appropriate name after I thought of a backstory for Krys. He's very much a pretty boy, and I always feel a little proud to have him out for people to see. I don't see many people with dragonhawks, much less the black variant, and he's unique even now. I also feel that time has very much been kind on him, and he's still as rich and vibrant in colour as I remember him being the day I tamed him.
"Thalanos, you wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the fact that there's fire everywhere, would you?"
"I knew it."
'Arganok' was the name that immediately came to me when I tamed this guy. I was thinking close to 'Ragnorok', but that's hardly a name appropriate for a dragonhawk used in rp (as I like to think, despite the fact that I don't actually rp with people). Shortly after giving Thalanos his new name, I wanted to go and get the most traditional Blood Elf pet I could think of; the golden dragonhawk. I went to Eversong Woods and began to search for the particular mob that had the same colour as the starting dragonhawk, for sentimental reasons, and came across one. I hit tame, got halfway, and then the dragonhawk dropped dead at my feet. Another low level hunter had seen me taming the dragonhawk and had promptly shot him. It was annoying, but I was expecting it. The same had happened with a different tame, but the tame finished just as it was shot and I'd got my pet and the satisfaction of the other hunter failing to kill my pet. However, the dead dragonhawk at Krys' feet told me otherwise, and so I ran to go and get another.
I found another quickly enough, and began to tame. Again, I saw the hunter come over the ridge, and I thought he was going to kill the pet again. At this point, it was already starting to feel a little competitive. However, the tame went off, and the hunter just watched me for a few moments as a nicely matching Hati-infused Thalanos came to my side as well, and I stood victor with my new tame. Thus, Arganok came to my side. He doesn't get used as much, but he's pretty so it's fine.
Here, Arganok demonstrates what a dragonhawk flexing looks like. In case you ever wanted to know what that looked like
//I'll stop my post here, since this is already getting too long. Please, feel free to post your own pets. I look forward to reading all about them