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 - Nightmare Steed

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.

Rare - Unicorn

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. 2022 featured two new rare mounts: a gold-horned immaculate white unicorn and a silver-horned raven-sheened black unicorn.

Appearance

White Unicorn

With a regal bearing, the unicorn observes the world through cerulean eyes, and dense white lashes frame her steady gaze.  Her coat, from muzzle to rump, is immaculate white, with only a bit of pink found within the shell of her ears.  The forelock, mane, tail, and fetlock feathers are a different story, having a subtle opalescence that reflects a pastel rainbow.  Her hooves bear a glittering golden sheen within their natural keratinous formation, and her spiraled horn boasts a far more lustrous finish.

Black Unicorn

From muzzle to tail, the unicorn is an uncompromising shade of black with a blue-violet sheen resembling that found on a raven's wing.  His eyes are onyx-hued, flecked with bits of silver so delicate they seem little more than curls of metallic leafing.  His mane and tail are long and silky, and the tufts on his fetlocks bear the same lustrous coloring common to corvids.  A subtle shimmer of silver glints in the natural keratinous formation of his hooves, and his horn is a matte-finished argent spiral.

Usage

Verb Who First Third
Departure N/A This section has not been added yet; please add to it now!
RUB Owner, Unmounted A <mount> initiates affection by rubbing <his/her> snout against your cheek. Somehow, the sensation feels a lot like a cat marking you with its scent. A <mount> affectionately rubs his snout against Character's cheek.
RUB Owner, Mounted You gently rub the neck of the <mount> you are mounted upon, causing <him/her> to whinny softly in response. Character gently rubs the neck of the <mount> she is mounted upon, causing him to whiny softly in response.
RUB Non-owner You gently rub the <mount> on his neck and then pat him on the shoulder. Character gently rubs the unicorn on the neck and then pats him on the shoulder.
SCRATCH Owner You step up to your <mount> and begin scratching along his jaw bone, moving up behind his ears. You find a spot here that causes your <mount> to close his eyes, and he starts leaning into the scratching on the right side, the full weight of his head resting in your arms. Character steps up to her <mount> and begins scratching along his jaw bone, moving up behind the <mount>'s ears. The <mount> closes his eyes and starts resting his head in Character's arm.
SCRATCH Non-owner You wiggle your fingers at the <mount>, approaching him to give him a good scratch. The <mount> goes wide-eyed and lays his ears flat against his head as he moves backward away from you. The <mount> shakes his head and snorts annoyingly, clearly not wanting your affections. Character approaches the <mount> while wiggling her fingers at the <mount>, offering a good scratching. The <mount>'s eyes go wide, and he lays his ears flat against his head while moving backward away from Character. The <mount>shakes his head and snorts annoyingly, clearly not wanting Character's affection.

Ambients

Kaleidoscopic mists disperse into the air as the a gold-horned immaculate white unicorn shuffles back and forth, attempting to gain your attention.  She approaches you, butting her head into your body, carefully aiming her gold spiral horn away while she awaits a thorough rubbing.

A gold-horned immaculate white unicorn meanders over to you, turning to her side to stare unblinkingly at you.  Several seconds pass and you blink, the unicorn whinnying in delight at her victory.  You share a moment of quiet reflection before you both turn away and you murmur something about a rematch.

A gold-horned immaculate white unicorn glances invitingly around the area, turning her head side to side as though in search of something.  With a subtle snort, the unicorn whinnies and turns around, beginning another search on the opposite side.

Raising a foreleg, the white unicorn paws impatiently at the ground.

A gold-horned immaculate white unicorn canters about in a small circle, her smooth hooves creating geometric designs across the ground.  She completes her loop, bowing her head low to admire her creation.

A gold-horned immaculate white unicorn turns her head to the side as she flicks her free-flowing opalescent tail to-and-fro.  Emerging from the confines of her white coat is a single orange monarch butterfly, tumbling to the ground before escaping into the open air.  The unicorn snorts as though entertained, glancing about for another playmate.

Noticing an ebon-laced orange monarch butterfly, a gold-horned immaculate white unicorn begins to curiously follow the bug around the area.  The unicorn stays within reach for a long moment before the orange monarch butterfly twists around and flutters down to rest upon the unicorn's gold spiral horn.  The a gold-horned immaculate white unicorn remains still for a long moment before the orange monarch butterfly rises once more and flies away.

A gold-horned immaculate white unicorn suddenly rears back, her spiraled gold spiral horn glinting in sunlight as she lands softly back to the ground.  She whinnies to herself in amusement before repeating the process once again.

Casting her gaze skyward, the unicorn's demeanor changes subtly as a pall of forlorn silence overtakes her.  Starlight reflects in her eyes and slowly coalesces into a single teardrop that glides down the contours of her white face to splash upon the ground.

Additional Information

Feeding Your Mount

Feeding a mount is not mandatory, but it is a fun roleplaying option. Mounts will not eat anything that is not part of the basic food system OR a foraged item, but they all trap on specific nouns. Below is a list of nouns for each mount subtype in the equine category.

Horses - alyssum, amaranth, asparagus, aster, banana, barley, barley, barley grass, begonia, buckwheat, bulb, cantaloupe, carrot, carrots, celery, daisy, Fennel Bulb, gooseberry, grape, grapes, green bean, green beans, hawthorn, hay, hibiscus, hollyhock, honeysuckle, hyacinth, ivy, jasmine, lily, longgrass, magnolia, mango, melon, monkey grass, oats, onion, onion skins, onions, orange, oranges, orchid, pasture grass, peach, pear, peppermint, peppermints, petunia, phlox, pineapple, plum, plums, primrose, raisins, root, rose, rosemary, sage, sagebrush root, snapdragon, snapdragon stalk, squash, straw, strawberries, strawberry, sugar cube, sugar cubes, sunflower, sunflower seeds, sunflowers, sweetgrass, thyme, tulip, tundra grass, verbena, violet, watermelon, wheat, wheat grass, zinnia, and zucchini

Nightmare Steeds - flameleaf, blood apple, fleshbulb, mawflower, intestines, heart, grubs, fleshbinder bud, fleshsore bulb, shadowlace moss, blackgrove root, baneberry, shank

Unicorns - blueberries, buttercup, butterflyweed, caramel bacon, corn, cream-coated ambrosia, daisy, goldenrod, moonflower, peapod, puffs/clouds of spun sugar, rainbow sherbert, shimmershroom, sugar-glazed pomegranate, tundra grass, and flower

See Also

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