Major Payne’s Advanced Pet Battles Training: Julia Stevens

March 14th by Crithto

How 'bout that! It seems your first Advanced Pet Battles Training assignment went well for some of you. For others, don’t think I didn’t see you cheat on your assignment by using high-level pets to take on Zunta. You will pay for your insolence! Just not right now. I’m a bit too busy to melt your face, but you will pay—that you can count on.

Your next assignment is to find the oh-so-innocent-looking Julia Stevens in Elwynn Forest. She’s another aspiring pet tamer who likes to introduce new recruits to Pet Battles by having her two cronies eat their pets while the poor tamer looks on in shock and disbelief. Don’t let her angelic presence fool you—she’s no slouch when it comes to controlling her beasts. And why did it have to be snakes?!

You’re well aware of how repulsed I am by sidewinding reptiles, so it’s imperative you pay close attention to what I’m about to tell you. Stevens has two Beast pets on her team: Fangs and Slither. Both are generally weak to Mechanical attacks and struggle to do reasonable damage against Flying. They are, however, especially strong against Critters. That’s why Crithto is here—he’s going to explain the specifics of your assignment. Listen to the pug, and no cheating this time!!


Crithto: Julia Stevens is located near the Maclure Vineyards in southern Elwynn Forest, just east of Fargodeep Mine. If you’re in the Horde and worried about the long trek, save your whimpering for someone else. Once you arrive, you’re to engage Stevens in a battle and not return until you’re triumphant. And to ensure your skills are thoroughly tested, you’re only allowed to use two level-1 pets, both of them Critters. If you don’t have any, go get some!

Simple enough, right? Keep in mind, while these first assignments may seem easy, they’re still important. As you’ll see in the coming weeks, some of these tamers are quite difficult. Heck, so many of you cried after facing me, I’ve been able to fill a secret swimming pool under Icecrown with your tears! Here, have a tissue.


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