When the patch hit, I started farming hardcore for transmog items (I'll show off the results in a later post). One of the few decent-looking polearms was in heroic Halls of Reflection, so I farmed like crazy for it. Little did I realize that I'd spent an entire day with HoR on normal. (I'm not that forgetful; it got switched when I grouped with someone else.) I got frustrated with the lack of drops and flew out to Grizzly Hills to visit Arcturis. Amazingly, he was actually there. I know, I went to go see him and didn't expect him to be there - what's the point? I was just trying to fuel my anger at that point. Anyway, there he was, in all his bright cyan glory. I didn't even think about what I was doing; I just stabled someone and tamed him in the last empty stable slot I'd had. I hadn't even gotten back to the instance when his name, Polaris, came to me. It all just...fit. I'd considered Arcturis-as-Polaris before, but never done it.
After one HoR with Pol, I realized that I'd been on the wrong setting and changed it. First run on the correct setting in god knows how many hours, the polearm dropped. Guess he's a lucky little bear. Ursa doesn't seem to mind him either. The whole thing is strange, but it works.
We've been bging together again. I did that with him when he was Hippomenes with Kalli before. The vibe is different now, stronger. I do love this bear.