I finally bonded with my 4.4 cu this weekend and took him out for some initial training, hitting the gaman and an occasional bake on Homare-Jima to exercise his muscles. Most of his stats were raising nicely, but resisting spells not so much (and healing, of course, but I expect that will be a slow go). Then I remembered reading on the forum about the New Haven trick for training RS. So this morning before work I took Banquo there and got seven or so spectral spellbinders on him. In about 45 minutes he went from 62.3 to GM! Dang, that training method works great!! Just wanted to say thanks for the great advice and tips our veteran tamers give on this forum. You are awesome!