Recently I’ve been bitten by the Pet Battling bug and, with Sparklebeard and Miranda‘s help, I armed myself with an excellent beginner’s guide and pushed my pets past their earlier, low levels. I was having a great time blasting through the levels, when I happened upon Kela. Kela is a Master Pet Tamer in Thousand Needles. You must win against her to complete the Battle Pet Tamers: Kalimdor quest.
Kela caught me off guard. You probably know my feelings about the Grimtotem as illustrated in Magatha’s Femtaur Monday. But, Kela was a strangely beautiful demon.
Kela. Master Pet Trainer of the Grimtotem
No matter her beauty, she’s still a Grimtotem at heart.
I will stand in your way Kela!
I opened my guide and away I went!
Hooray for my team!
I managed to pull out a win at the end, but I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her. Hopefully, in the future, the Grimtotem will come to their senses and rejoin their fellow Tauren brothers and sisters.
Perhaps this could be the dawn of the Femtaur Warlock, Mage, and Rogue?
I highly suggest you head out to the Barrens and get this awesome new toy. I spent the better part of my (rainy) Memorial Day killing the Kor’kron Elites as a large group of Horde and Alliance. It was awesome to contribute to a large “random” group with a common goal
Nala is part of the Dawnchaser expedition from Mulgore to Pandaria and served as a midwife to her cousin Leza. She continued with the expedition through Stoneplow and finally rested at the shrine.
Tending to Leza
Periodically she goes for more water
In my research about Nala, I came across this faction story, Bleeding Sun by Matt Burns. I suggest you complete the questline starting with Dezco in Thunder Cleft and then reading the story. It’s an interesting tale of what happened afterwards.
I really like Nala because she steps in and takes care of her cousin and her children, Redhorn and Cloudhoof.
We can take a lot from Nala’s behavior. Tauren culture celebrates family. Celebrate yours.
Expedition and Home. Race and Family.
Special thanks to Matt Paynter for suggesting Nala as the next Femtaur Monday! If you have any suggestions, you can message me on Twitter or email me.
I’ve been a bit “missing” from the interwebs in recent weeks… but do not fret!
Things outside of Azeroth have been extremely hectic and I apologize to my amazing readers for leaving you in the lurch for so long Everything will be back to normal shortly (with a new addition!). There are just a few things that need my attention now. I am in the home stretch and am close to being finished… soon™.
Every Monday I do a post, spotlighting a special Femtaur. But, in the upcoming 5.3 patch, Gamon is getting a makeover. So, today will be our very first Maletaur Tuesday!
Having a quiet drink in the pub.
Blizzard inserted Gamon as an “unintentional design quirk” in The Broken Tusk. His infamous punt became quite entertaining for Mind Controlling Priests until Blizzard removed it in Patch 3.1. He is essentially Hogger for the Horde. Even after patch 4.0.3a, I can remember my guildie Death Knight soloing him for fun.
But, in 5.3, Gamon has become a hero.
Not on my watch.
Kor’kron Overseers surround and constantly taunt him:
“Look at this dishonorable creature. You smell of straw.”
“Where do you think you’ll run to? The Kor’kron control this city.”
“Come with us, fool. You don’t want this to get bloody.”
In 5.3, Gamon will finally take his place as a rare, elite Maletaur and become a hero in the movement against Garrosh.
And, more importantly, he will cement his place as an object for Femtaur affection.
Every hybrid class, every healing class, and every tanking class are an option for Tauren. But what if you want to play a Lock, Mage, or Rogue? Tauren isn’t an option. What then?
Why is this Femtaur so green?
This weekend I longed to play my fireball-throwing Mage. She was Alliance so I needed to switch her back to Horde so that her Femtaur family could take care of her (glyphs, enchants, gems, herbs, etc). I ran into the same dilemma that I had trouble with when originally making her.
Blood Elf was my choice for my Warlock. She’s been a Blood Elf since I first created her. She was my very first Horde character back in Wrath of the Lich King. They have excellent animations and I really like their small models. The lore is excellent too.
However, I don’t feel as much of a connection to the race as I do to my one Blood Elf character. I’ll just stick with the one for now.
When I first brought Annabee over to Horde, I made her a Femtroll. I’ve always found them pretty and interesting. The new storyline coming in Patch 5.3 also brings me closer to the Troll lore.
However, it’s actually not the “cute face” that bothers me with Femtrolls. They have a very stiff walk and sit back on their mounts entirely too far. One of my favorite mounts is my Tan War Talbuk and I could never bring myself to ride it when I was a Femtroll. Sorry Zul’jin, I’ve got to look good on my Talbuks.