Horse mount

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Horse mounts were the first type of mount introduced at Rumor Woods as part of a new mount system. Mounts are summoned by a summoning item, such as reins, which stores their information, but are considered a separate item. There were three tiers released: common, uncommon, and rare. All horse mounts share a similar set up with their appearance.

Appearance

He/she stands just 16 hands at the withers. He has a well-muscled body with a healthy dun coat. He has a square face, a short forelock, and pointed ears. He has a long mane that flows loose down his neck and a full black tail.

Common

Common mounts are the least expensive option when considering purchase. They are restricted to being just "horse", and are limited in alteration options that may be allowed through the Ostler.

Usage

Verb Who First Third
Arrival N/A <Mount> moves into the area.
Departure N/A <Mount> whinnies and gallops off into the distance.
APPRAISE All You look over <mount> and determine that <he/she> is <height> at the withers. You also notice that <he/she> has <body> body. <Character> gives <mount> an appraising look.
ASK* All <Mount> gives you a strange look. <Mount> gives <character> a strange look.
ATTEND Owner You contemplate attending to <mount's> <tail quirk> tail, but you don't have the appropriate tool. <Character> contemplates <mount's> tail for several seconds.
ATTEND Non-owner You contemplate attending to <mount's> <tail quirk> tail, but you decide to leave that task to the owner. <Character> contemplates <mount's> tail for several seconds.
BEG* All You plead with <mount>. <Character> pleads with <mount>.
BOUNCE All You bounce excitedly in front of <mount>. <Character> bounces excitedly in front of <mount>.
FEED* This section has not been added yet; please add to it now! This section has not been added yet; please add to it now! This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
HUG* All, unmounted You hug <mount>. <Character> hugs <mount>.
HUG* Mounted owner You learn forward and hug <mount's> neck. <Character> leans forward and hugs <mount's> neck.
KICK All, unmounted That wouldn't be wise. N/A
KICK Mounted owner Holding tightly to <reins>, you dig your heels into your <mount's> sides, causing <him/her> to buck wildly and nearly throw you off! <Character> grabs <reins> with both hands and digs <his/her> heels into <his/her> <mount's> sides, causing <him/her> to buck wildly, nearly throwing <him/her> off!
KISS* All, unmounted You pucker up and blow a kiss at <mount>. <Character> puckers up and blows a kiss at <mount>.
KISS* Mounted owner You flick your <summon prop> and make a small sound with your lips, urging your <mount> forward. <Character> flicks <his/her> <summon prop> and makes a small sound with <his/her> lips, urging his <mount> forward.
LEAN Mounted owner You lean forward and rest against <mount's> neck. <Character> leans forward and rests against <mount's> neck.
NUDGE All You attempt to nudge <mount> hoping that <he/she> will move out of the way, but <he/she> ignores you completely. <Character> urges <mount> to move aside, but <mount> ignores <him/her> completely.
NUDGE Mounted owner You nudge your <mount> slightly with your heels, urging him forward. Character nudges her <mount> slightly with her heels, urging him forward.
POSE Owner, unmounted Standing close to a Mount, you maintain an air of cold indifference to the world around you. High stepping to be shoulder-to-shoulder with you, the majestic beast issues a deep brassy neigh that is more challenge than anything. Standing close to a Mount, Character maintains an air of cold indifference. High stepping to be shoulder-to-shoulder with her, the majestic beast issues a deep brassy neigh that is more challenge than anything.
POSE Owner, mounted Hands on your hips, you pose majestically atop a mount. Hands on her hips, Character poses majestically atop a mount.
POSE Non-owner As you move to stand in a heroic pose in front of a Mount, he rears back and nudges you away with the top of his head. The touch is not light, and you stumble to stop yourself from falling over. Character moves in front of a Mount, who immediately rears back and nudges her away with the top of his head. The gesture is more a shove than a nudge, and it causes Character to stumble.
PRAISE Owner Leaning forward toward your steed's ear,s> Leaning forward toward her steed's ear,>
PULL Owner, unmounted Issuing a subtle command, a mount drops gracefully to one knee in the equivalent of an equestrian bow. Character issues a subtle command to a mount, and he drops gracefully to one knee in the equivalent of an equestrian bow.
PULL Owner, mounted Issuing a subtle command, you pull lightly on your reins, and a mount drops gracefully to one knee in the equivalent of an equestrian bow. Issuing a subtle command, Character pulls lightly on her reins, and a mount drops gracefully to one knee in the equivalent of an equestrian bow.
PULL Non-owner You issue a subtle command to a mount, but he blatantly ignores you. Character issues a subtle command to a Mount, but he seems to blatantly ignore her.
SHOUT All no special messaging This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
THUMP Owner, mounted With an open hand, you gently thump your nightmare steed's neck, who responds with a nicker and a toss of his head. With an open hand, Character gently thumps her nightmare steed's neck, who responds with a nicker and a toss of his head.
THUMP Owner, unmounted Moving into a mount's field of vision, you pat him affectionately on the neck and are rewarded with a nicker that sounds eerily similar to a humanoid chuckle. Moving to a fiery-eyed nightmare steed's side, Character pats him affectionately on his neck. The steed nickers in response, the sound eerily similar to a humanoid chuckle.
THUMP Non-owner You pat a mount. Character pats a mount.
TICKLE Owner, unmounted You lightly brush your fingers against your Mount's <color> coat. Character lightly brushes her fingers against her Mount's <color> coat.
TICKLE Non-owner You lightly brush your fingers against your Mount's <color> coat. Character lightly brushes her fingers against her Mount's <color> coat.
TOUCH All You place your hand on a mount's shoulder. none
* Not on the original list for this mount type/tier.

Ambients

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Uncommon

Uncommon mounts are the second most expensive option when considering purchase. They have more options available for noun choices, as well as a wider array of feature alterations at the Ostler. Their appearance is similar to the common tier.

Available Nouns

Usage

Note: Only the verbs differing from the common tier will be included below.

Verb Who First Third
HUG Owner, unmounted Stepping close to <mount>, you throw your arms around <his/her> neck and hug <him/her>. In response, the <mount> lays <his/her> chin against your back and pulls you closer. Stepping close to <mount>, <character> throws <his/her> arms around <his/her> neck and hugs <him/her>. In response, the <mount> lays <his/her> chin against <his/her> back and pulls <character> closer.
HUG Non-owner You step close to <mount> and reach toward <his/her> neck for a hug, but <he/she> backs away. <Character> steps close to <mount> and reaches toward <his/her> neck, but <he/she> backs away.
HUG Owner, mounted Feeling suddenly weary, you lean forward against <mount>, your arms encircling <his/her> neck in a hug. <Character> leans forward against <mount>, <his/her> arms encircling <his/her> neck in a hug.
KISS Owner, unmounted Cupping your hands around <mount's> cheeks, you pucker up as if you are going to kiss <him/her>. Tossing <his/her head> in the equivalent of an equine gesture of mirth, the <mount> pulls <his/her> face free and lips at your face for several seconds. Cupping <his/her> hands around <mount's> cheeks, <character> puckers up as if <he/she> is going to kiss <him/her>. Tossing <his/her> head in the equivalent of an equine gesture of mirth, the <mount> pulls <his/her> face free from <his/her> hands and then lips at <his/her> face for several seconds.
SMOOCH Owner, unmounted Grabbing a Mount's bit, you pull his head down and smooch him on the forehead. Grabbing a fiery-eyed nightmare steed's bit, Character pulls his head down and smooches him on the forehead.
SMOOCH Owner, mounted Clicking your heels against your mount's side, you smack your lips and urge him forward. Stubbornly, he remains in place and glances over his shoulder at you with a tilt of her head. Clicking her heels against her mount's side, Character smacks her lips and urges him forward. Stubbornly, he remains in place and glances over her shoulder at Character with tilt of his head.

Ambients

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Rare

Rare mounts are the highest tier available for purchase and offer additional verbs unavailable at common or uncommon tiers. Rare mounts are only available during their initial run, and are discontinued in concurrent runs. For 2019, the rare horse mount was a fiery-eyed nightmare steed.

Appearance

He stands just over 18 hands at the withers. He has a muscular body with a sleek ebony coat. He has a gaunt face, a black-streaked forelock, and perky ears. He has a wild mane woven of moonlight-silver and a long flowing tail.

Usage

Note: Only the verbs differing from the common and uncommon tiers will be included below.

Verb Who First Third
Departure N/A <Mount> stares blankly into the distance, <his/her> eyes glowing a brilliant red. <He/She> balks loudly, rears back with <his/her> forelegs high off the ground, and then takes off, disappearing without further incident.
POKE Owner, unmounted You poke <mount> in the ribs, causing <him/her> to glare about. With a disgusted snort, steam billowing out of <his/her> nostrils, <he/she> turns <his/her> head away. <Mount> glares about for several moments. With a disgusted snort, steam billowing out of <his/her> nostrils, <he/she> turns <his/her> head away.
POKE Non-owner You poke <mount> in the ribs, causing <him/her> to glare fiercely at you. With a disgusted snort, steam billowing out of <his/her> nostrils, <he/she> turns slightly to the left and forcefully kicks <his/her> legs into your abdomen. The wind is knocked completely out of you!
You are stunned!
<Character> pokes <mount> in the ribs, causing <him/her> to glare fiercely at <him/her>. With a disgusted snort, steam billowing out of <his/her> nostrils, <he/she> turns slightly to the left and forcefully kicks <his/her> legs into <Character's> abdomen. <He/She> is stunned!
POKE Owner, Mounted It might not be such a good idea to go around poking your <mount> when you're sitting on <his/her> back. This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
RUB Owner Exhaling slightly, Mount opens his closed nostrils and seems to luxuriate in the rub-down that you are giving him. Character rubs a fiery-eyed nightmare steed's neck, causing her to exhale slightly and to relax his nostrils.
RUB Non-owner Mount glares coldly at you as you reach toward him. Mount glares coldly at Character as she reaches toward him.
SCRATCH Owner Maintaining a cold glare on the world, Mount tilts his head into your touch as you scratch at him. Maintaining a cold glare on the world, Mount tilts his head into Character's touch as she scratches at him.
SCRATCH Non-owner You attempt to scratch Mount, but he backs away, out of your reach. Character attempts to scratch Mount, but he backs away, out of her reach.

Ambients

A fiery-eyed nightmare steed rears back, her hooves glowing brightly for a moment before fading.

A fiery-eyed nightmare steed stomps the ground with her left hoof, sending a splatter of dirt sideways.

A fiery-eyed nightmare steed snorts and holds her head high, ignoring everything around her.

A fiery-eyed nightmare steed whickers and tosses her head in an agitated fashion.

Flashing through the area, a crimson light suddenly flares to life. A fiery-eyed nightmare steed shakes her head and closes her eyes over the fiery light seeping from them, plunging the area into momentary darkness.

Leaning her head forward, the nightmare steed rips up a tuft of grass and begins to chew quietly.

Raising her head high in the air, the nightmare steed exhales steam forcefully through her nostrils, loosing a loud and mighty snort.

Several gnats swirl around a fiery-eyed nightmare steed which causes her to shake her head powerfully in an attempt to exterminate them.  A strand of silver horsehair flutters to the ground.

Standing perfectly still, a fiery-eyed nightmare steed holds her head high, appearing aloof and haughty.

Stepping high, a fiery-eyed nightmare steed prances in place for several moments.

Suddenly agitated, a fiery-eyed nightmare steed swishes her tail back and forth vigorously.

The steed plants her front hooves firmly and kicks up her rear legs in a frolicking and playful display.

Using her front left foot, a fiery-eyed nightmare steed paws at the air and tosses her head in a threatening manner.

Additional Information

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Resources

Horse mount Information
Type Mechanical
Item Classification Creature
Item(s) Applied to Mounts
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep No
Original Release Venue Rumor Woods
Tiered Yes
Corresponding Item Scripts Summoning item
Restrictions Mounts can only be altered at the Ostler's Den at Rumor Woods. They CANNOT be altered at merchants or through Sadie scrolls.
Item Verbs
APPRAISE ASK ATTEND BEG
BOUNCE FEED HUG KICK
KISS LEAN NUDGE POKE
POSE PRAISE PULL RUB
SCRATCH SHOUT SMOOCH SWOON
THUMP TICKLE TOUCH