Kallimon had a couple of stable slots left open before he'd have to start releasing pets to tame more. I had decided at 83 that I would try out a shale spider on him for fun. I was going to tame Amthea and see how things went. But as 83 approached, I realized that the orange shale spider was calling me....and not just any old shale spider, the little guy in the first cave who always gets killed. He was alive when I went over there, thankfully, so I tamed him immediately. Writing this reminds me that I'd previously seen an orc hunter do the same thing before and it made me greatly happy. I settled on Doberge (dough-BASH) for his name, which was the name of Kallimon's first spider, who had been a gray tarantula. The same thing happened with Kalliope's Arachne, a special green tarantula (the one near the satyr questgiver in Teldrassil) who later became Jadefang. I am noticing a pattern here. I am pretty sure he's staying this time.
While all this was going on, Ikutai tamed a silver nether ray and was pondering a name. I suggested Flapjack, which was rejected. Unfortunately, the moment I said it, I felt that urge. No. NO. Flapjacks aren't Cajun or Creole. NO. Sighing in resignation, I checked: the term covers the southern US. So I was off to Outland to tame a silver nether ray of my own.
I am going to be in massive trouble when Kallimon gets to 85 or if Beauty is made tamable....or hydras, for that matter. I can feel my desire to tame Ghostcrawler fading away; I'll have to do it on the PTR sometime, just for the experience. Ravigote seems to be sticking as a real crab.
Impulse tames are exhausting.