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#1 - 2013/09/27 10:00:00 PM

The story goes that Stone Cold Trixxy contacted me a few days ago looking for help with her team’s strategy. Of course, who else would a Master Tamer contact? Yours truly, that’s who! Earlier that day, Historian Llore had tasked me with researching the temporal anomolies that are occuring on the Timeless Isle, so I happened to be in Stormwind at the time she contacted me. Given that The Bravery was docked right there, I decided I’d leave a day early and set sail for Rut’theran Village on Teldrassil so I could finally see the night elf city of Darnassus. I had never been there before, so I was pretty amped up to walk through and be gazed upon by its astonished denizens.

I took the portal into the city and was immediately taken aback by its beauty. Not just because it was so lush and impressive in size, but because I’d finally found a place worthy of my own illustrious presence. Where’s my red carpet?! Immediately, I headed over to the Temple of the Moon, paid my respects to Tyrande Whisperwind, played Malfurion Stormrage in some new card game where he clearly cheated, and then walked over to the Cenarion Enclave. There I got to wrestle with a Stormsaber, climb a couple trees with one arm—and then that’s when it happened. As I was rounding the area, checking out the sights, I happened upon a giant tree the locals called an Ancient Protector. He and I sat amidst the leaves and chatted about life, philosophy, and his duties as a primeval guardian of the night elves.

What an experience! Rarely does someone or something impress me more than my own reflection, but I gotta say, Ancients are wondrous creatures who deserve a sturdy salute. The wisdom he imparted me I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. No, I’m not tellin’ you what he said! Needless to say, I finally made it to Winterspring the next day, where I met up with Trixxy. Grrr, what a mess!! Gimme a second to take a few breaths . . . Crithto’s got something he wants to share with you anyway.


Crithto: Ancients are impressive, natural creatures who beckon your respect with their mere presence. And thanks to the ingenuity of the Cenarion Circle, you can own one as your very own pet. The Blossoming Ancient is an elemental companion that can level the battlefield with its versatility and power. Abilities like Sunlight and Photosynthesis can give your team a natural advantage, while Stun Seed, Ironbark, and Autumn Breeze make for a incredibly protective combination. Even more fascinating than their resilience in battle is the unique ability to change their appearance with the seasons. And if I’m not mistaken, it’s autumn in Azeroth, and each Blossoming Ancient now reflects this time of year with its falling foliage.

I hereby give you tamers my solemn permission to continue to school Stone Sold Trixxy in the ways of Pet Battles. You may still be a bit squishy and soft, but believe me, she’s got a lot to learn and I’m confident enough in my training that you can show her the err in her ways. Don’t let it go to your heads, though! NEXT WEEK YOU’RE THE ONE GETTIN’ SCHOOLED!

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