Tiu and Qaiteke saddle

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Tiu and Qaiteke saddles were first introduced at Rumor Woods in 2022 with the release of lizard mounts. While similar to Saddle Me Up saddles, they come only in the form of the nakaten, which is a Tehir-style saddle exclusive for use on lizard mounts.

The Nakaten is a heavyweight saddle designed for lizard mounts only, and it features a flat, wide seat, a minimal pommel, and no gullet. Instead of a horn, it has a pommel ring -- either a single upright ring or double outward angled rings that jut out from the pommel area. It has a high, back-angled cantle with a fantail. The strap system includes forward and rear girth straps that connect via the legs and front of the chest. Saddle blanket (nakatela in Tehir) use is common, and pads are never used. It is heavy compared to other saddle styles.

LOOK
Crafted in a Tehir style, the nakaten bears a minimal pommel and stirrups that hang down at a middling length.

Analyze

--------- TIU & QAITEKE LIZARD SADDLES - ANALYZE INFO  ---------
This nakaten is a Tiu & Qaiteke saddle meant for use with "lizard" mounts.

Verb Sets active on this nakaten:
  *Verb Set 1:  DROP/PUT, GET, MOUNT (with styles), and DISMOUNT (with styles).
  *Verb Set 2:  ATTEND, NUDGE, PULL, RUB, LEAN.
  *Verb Set 3:  TILT, RAISE, TOUCH, CLENCH, PUSH

MOUNT styles -- MOUNT {STYLE} {target lizard} -- that are valid for this nakaten's current setup are:  RIGHT, LEFT, JUMP, LEG, CROUCH, BATTLECRY
DISMOUNT styles -- DISMOUNT {STYLE} -- that are valid for this nakaten's current setup are: RIGHT, LEFT, JUMP, SLIDE, LEG, CROUCH, BATTLECRY

--------- ALTERATION INFORMATION ---------
The noun cannot change.  So what can you do?  Any merchant may alter the article, adjective, and/or long description of the nakaten.  They can also add a show description that will append to the hard-coded LOOK.  All alterations must be in keeping with the saddle's style (see below).  It is also recommended that you avoid show descriptions that rely on the long description for future-forward accessory use that temporarily changes the long description.

Note that some aspects of the LOOK are hard-coded (such as the length of the stirrups) and cannot currently be modified by a merchant.  Currently, the pommel ring is set up as single, which CAN be swapped out (between single and double) by willing merchants.

This saddle's style (which is not currently eligible to be changed to another style) is set to nakaten (Tehir).  For alteration purposes, keep the following in mind:  It has a flat, wide seat, a minimal pommel, and no gullet.  Instead of a horn, it has a "pommel ring(s)" -- either a single upright ring or double outward angled rings that jut out from the pommel area.  It has a high, back-angled cantle with a fantail.  The strap system includes forward and rear girth straps that connect via the legs and front of the chest.  Saddle blanket ("nakatela" in Tehir) use is common, and pads are never used.  It is heavy compared to other saddle styles.
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You get no sense of whether or not the nakaten may be further lightened.

OTS/Verb Set 1

Usage

Verb Style First Third
DROP/PUT Asserting dominance, you apply firm pressure to a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's neck near the shoulder until his resistance falters and he bends in submission. You cast your selshis skin nakaten up over his broad back and settle it into place just behind his withers.

Reaching beneath his neck, you secure the shoulder straps, then pass the chest strap between the yierka's forelegs to attach to the forward girth. You give the forward girth strap a few sharp tugs and lace it down, repeating the process with the rear girth strap before adjusting the stirrups to hang at mid-height against the beast's flanks.

In a show of dominance, PERSON applies pressure to a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's neck near the shoulder until his resistance falters and he bends in submission. She casts a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes up over his broad back and settles it into place just behind his withers.

Reaching beneath his neck, PERSON secures the shoulder straps, then passes the chest strap between the yierka's forelegs to attach to the forward girth. She gives the forward girth strap a few sharp tugs and laces it down, repeating the process with the rear girth strap before adjusting the stirrups to hang at mid-height against the beast's flanks.

GET At your sharp gesture of command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka bends and stills, waiting. You move around the beast, flipping up the stirrups and unlacing both girth straps to loosen the nakaten. After unthreading the chest strap from the forward girth, you detach one shoulder strap, then coil the harness straps up over the pommel ring.

With effort, you pull the nakaten off-center toward you and heave it up off the yierka's broad back, then take a moment to arrange the many straps into a better semblance of order.

At PERSON's sharp gesture of command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka bends and stills, waiting. PERSON moves around the beast, flipping up the stirrups and unlacing both girth straps to loosen the yierka's selshis skin nakaten. After unthreading the chest strap from the forward girth, she detaches one shoulder strap, then coils the harness straps up over the pommel ring.
MOUNT At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler. Keeping hold of the harness, you grip the selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring, set your foot in the near stirrup, and haul yourself up. You sweep your free leg over the fringe-toed yierka's wide, mottled back and settle yourself into the broad cradle of the nakaten before slipping your foot into the other stirrup. At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler. Keeping hold of the harness, PERSON grips a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel ring, sets her foot in the near stirrup, and hauls herself up onto the yierka. She sweeps her free leg over the yierka's wide, mottled back and settles into the broad cradle of the nakaten before slipping her foot into the other stirrup.
MOUNT RIGHT At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Keeping hold of the harness, you grip the selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring, set your left foot in the near stirrup, and haul yourself up. You sweep your right leg over the yierka's wide, mottled back and settle yourself into the broad cradle of the nakaten, slipping your foot into the right stirrup.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Keeping hold of the harness, PERSON grips a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel ring, sets her left foot in the near stirrup, and hauls herself up. She sweeps her right leg over the yierka's wide, mottled back and settles into the broad cradle of the nakaten, slipping her foot into the right stirrup.

MOUNT LEFT At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Keeping hold of the harness, you grip the selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring, set your right foot in the near stirrup, and haul yourself up. You sweep your left leg over the yierka's wide, mottled back and settle yourself into the broad cradle of the nakaten, slipping your foot into the left stirrup.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Keeping hold of the harness, PERSON grips a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel ring, sets her right foot in the near stirrup, and hauls herself up. She sweeps her left leg over the yierka's wide, mottled back and settles into the broad cradle of the nakaten, slipping her foot into the left stirrup.

MOUNT JUMP At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Ignoring the stirrups, you grab the pommel ring and bound up into the selshis skin nakaten, thumping down with a hard jolt onto its wide seat. Your fringe-toed yierka shifts his weight beneath you and hisses, but a tug on the harness and a thump on the shoulder settles him.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Ignoring the stirrups, PERSON grabs the pommel ring and bounds up into a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes, thumping down with a hard jolt onto its wide seat. Her fringe-toed yierka shifts his weight beneath her and hisses, but a tug on the harness and a thump on the shoulder settles him.

MOUNT LEG At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Ignoring the stirrups, you step up onto the bend of the fringe-toed yierka's nearest leg and use that purchase to climb nimbly up into the selshis skin nakaten. When the beast turns his head to peer back at you in lacertine affront, you take the opportunity to give him a thumping pat on the neck.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

Ignoring the stirrups, PERSON steps up onto the bend of the fringe-toed yierka's nearest leg and uses that purchase to climb nimbly up into his selshis skin nakaten. When the beast turns his head to peer back at her in lacertine affront, she takes the opportunity to give him a thumping pat on the neck.

MOUNT CROUCH At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

You click your tongue against your teeth in a quick staccato and follow with a short, sharp whistle. Your fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head in answer, lowering himself into a crouch that presses his belly to the ground. Keeping ahold of the harness, you step into the near stirrup and swing your other leg over the selshis skin nakaten's upswept cantle, settling yourself securely before signaling your mount to rise with another whistle and click.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

PERSON clicks her tongue against her teeth in a quick staccato and follows with a short, sharp whistle. Her fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head in answer, lowering himself into a crouch that presses his belly to the ground. Keeping ahold of the harness, PERSON steps into the near stirrup and swings her other leg over the nakaten's upswept cantle, settling herself securely before signaling her mount to rise with another whistle and click.

MOUNT BATTLECRY At your command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for you to pull your silk-lined rope harness over his snout, and you give it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

With a snap of the harness, you let loose a whooping cry, and your fringe-toed yierka rears back and swipes the air with his sharp claws. You take hold of the selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring and swing yourself up onto the beast's back, your feet finding the stirrups even as he thuds back to all fours.

At PERSON's command, a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head just low enough for PERSON to pull her silk-lined rope harness over the yierka's snout, and she gives it a firm yank to ensure it is well-fastened and that the beast respects his handler.

With a snap of the harness, PERSON lets loose a whooping cry, and her fringe-toed yierka rears back and swipes the air with his sharp claws. She takes hold of his selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring and swings herself up onto the beast's back, her feet finding the stirrups even as the yierka thuds back to all fours.

DISMOUNT Keeping ahold of the harness, you slip one foot free of its stirrup and, gripping the nakaten by its pommel to steady yourself, swing your leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, you lower yourself to the ground and, now dismounted from a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka, work your harness off over his snout. Keeping ahold of her harness, PERSON slips one foot free of its stirrup and, gripping a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel to steady herself, swings her leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, she lowers herself to the ground and, now dismounted from a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka, works her harness off over his snout.
DISMOUNT RIGHT Keeping ahold of the harness, you slip your left foot free of its stirrup and, gripping the selshis skin nakaten by its pommel ring to steady yourself, swing your leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, you lower yourself to the ground at your fringe-toed yierka's right side, then free your right foot and let go of the nakaten. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. Keeping ahold of her harness, PERSON slips her left foot free of its stirrup and, gripping a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel ring to steady herself, swings her leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, she lowers herself to the ground at her fringe-toed yierka's right side, then frees her right foot and lets go of the nakaten. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.
DISMOUNT LEFT Keeping ahold of your harness, you slip your right foot free of its stirrup and, gripping the nakaten by its pommel ring to steady yourself, swing your leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, you lower yourself to the ground at your fringe-toed yierka's left side, then free your left foot and let go of the nakaten. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. Keeping ahold of her harness, PERSON slips her right foot free of its stirrup and, gripping a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel ring to steady herself, swings her leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, she lowers herself to the ground at her fringe-toed yierka's left side, then frees her left foot and lets go of the nakaten. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.
DISMOUNT JUMP Kicking free of the stirrups, you coil both legs beneath you and spring from your nakaten! You land in a crouch beside your fringe-toed yierka, briefly touching the ground with one hand to steady yourself before rising. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. Kicking free of the stirrups, PERSON coils both legs beneath her and springs from her selshis skin nakaten! She lands in a crouch beside her fringe-toed yierka, briefly touching the ground with one hand to steady herself before rising. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.
DISMOUNT SLIDE Keeping ahold of the harness, you slip one foot free of its stirrup and, gripping the nakaten by its pommel to steady yourself, swing your leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, you lower yourself to the ground and, now dismounted from a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka, work your harness off over his snout. Keeping ahold of her harness, PERSON slips one foot free of its stirrup and, gripping a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes by its pommel to steady herself, swings her leg back over the upswept cantle. With the assistance of the other stirrup, she lowers herself to the ground and, now dismounted from a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka, works her harness off over his snout.
DISMOUNT LEG You kick free of the stirrups and climb nimbly from the nakaten, stepping down onto the bend of your fringe-toed yierka's nearest leg and from there to the ground. The yierka gives a disgruntled shake of his wedge-shaped head. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. PERSON kicks free of her stirrups and climbs nimbly from her nakaten, stepping down onto the bend of her fringe-toed yierka's nearest leg and from there to the ground. The yierka gives a disgruntled shake of his wedge-shaped head. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.
DISMOUNT CROUCH You click your tongue against your teeth in a quick staccato and follow with a short, sharp whistle. Your fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head in answer, lowering himself into a crouch that presses his belly to the ground. Standing up in the stirrups, you shift to one side and smoothly dismount. Once you are back on the ground, you signal the yierka to rise with another whistle and click. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. PERSON clicks her tongue against her teeth in a quick staccato and follows with a short, sharp whistle. Her fringe-toed yierka dips his wedge-shaped head in answer, lowering himself into a crouch that presses his belly to the ground. Standing up in the stirrups, PERSON shifts to one side and smoothly dismounts. Once on the ground, she signals the yierka to rise with another whistle and click. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.
DISMOUNT BATTLECRY With an ululating battle cry, you leap from the nakaten, landing in a crouch beside your fringe-toed yierka. The beast rears back and snaps at the air, tail lashing, before settling back to all fours. It is but a moment's work to slide your harness off over the yierka's snout, though you give the beast's shoulder a solid rap with your fist as a reminder to behave. With an ululating battle cry, PERSON leaps from her nakaten, landing in a crouch beside her fringe-toed yierka. The beast rears back and snaps at the air, tail lashing, before settling back to all fours. It is but a moment's work for her to slide her harness off over the yierka's snout, and PERSON gives the beast's shoulder a solid rap with her fist in parting.

Verb Set 2

Usage

Verb Style First Third
ATTEND
(nakaten in hand)
You inspect your selshis skin nakaten with a critical eye, checking its many straps and fastenings for signs of wear or damage. PERSON inspects her selshis skin nakaten with a critical eye, checking over its many straps and fastenings.
ATTEND
(nakaten on lizard)
You inspect the fit of the selshis skin nakaten on the fringe-toed yierka with eyes and hands both, tugging on straps and testing fastenings as you go. Satisfied that all is as it should be, you give the yierka's mottled hide a final pat. PERSON inspects the fit of the selshis skin nakaten on a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka with eyes and hands both, tugging on straps and testing fastenings. Satisfied that all is as it should be, PERSON gives the yierka's mottled hide a final pat.
ATTEND
(while mounted)
With small, deliberate shifts of your weight, you ensure the selshis skin nakaten is well-seated and secure. The beast beneath you shudders and lashes his tail in restless agitation, clearly impatient with your dithering. With small, deliberate shifts of her weight, PERSON ensures her mount's nakaten is well-seated and secure. The fringe-toed yierka beneath her shudders and lashes his tail in restless agitation.
NUDGE
(nakaten in hand)
You spy a few stray threads hanging from your selshis skin nakaten and knot them back into place. PERSON spies a few stray threads hanging from her selshis skin nakaten and knots them back into place.
NUDGE
(nakaten on lizard)
Keeping a grip on the nakaten's pommel ring, you reach up and nudge the underside of the fringe-toed yierka's jaw with your fist. The beast responds with a grunt and tilts his wedge-shaped head, leaning into your hand, and you oblige with a rasp of knuckles against his mottled hide. Keeping a grip on the nakaten's pommel ring, PERSON reaches up and nudges the underside of a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's jaw with her fist. The beast responds with a grunt and tilts his wedge-shaped head, leaning into her hand, and PERSON obliges with a rasp of knuckles against his mottled hide.
NUDGE
(while mounted)
You shift in the nakaten, urging your fringe-toed yierka into motion with a nudge of your knees, and he ambles forward.

You guide the beast in a broad arc, finding a comfortable rhythm with his gait, before drawing back on the harness to bring him to a stop.

PERSON shifts in a selshis skin nakaten with gold cantle spikes, urging her fringe-toed yierka into motion with a nudge of her knees, and he ambles forward.

She guides the beast in a broad arc, her body in rhythm with his gait, before drawing back on the harness to bring him to a stop.

PULL
(nakaten in hand)
Though the selshis skin nakaten is awkwardly large, still you manage to brace it to make adjustments. You unbuckle the stirrup straps and carefully adjust the length of each leather so the stirrups will hang high once the nakaten is placed on a mount. Satisfied with the positioning, you rebuckle the straps and give them a tug. Though the selshis skin nakaten is awkwardly large in her arms, still PERSON manages to brace it to make adjustments. She unbuckles the stirrup straps and carefully adjusts the length of each leather for the stirrups to hang high once the nakaten is placed on a mount. Apparently satisfied with the positioning, she rebuckles the straps and gives them a tug.
PULL
(nakaten on lizard)
With sure hands upon the nakaten's straps, you unbuckle and adjust the length of the stirrup leather nearest you, buckling it again and giving it a tug before moving around to a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's other side to repeat the process with the other. When you are finished, both stirrups hang low against the yierka's flanks. With sure hands upon a selshis skin nakaten's with gold cantle spikes straps, PERSON unbuckles and adjusts the length of the stirrup leather nearest her, buckling it again and giving it a tug before moving around to a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's other side to repeat the process with the other. When she is finished, both stirrups hang low against the yierka's flanks.
PULL
(while mounted)
Grasping the single, upright ring at the front of your nakaten for support, you lean down to adjust the leather and reposition your left stirrup, then switch your grip and do the same for the right, so that both hang at a middling height against your fringe-toed yierka's flanks. Grasping the single, upright ring at the front of her nakaten for support, PERSON leans down to adjust the leather and reposition her left stirrup, then switches her grip and does the same for the right, so that both hang at a middling height against her fringe-toed yierka's flanks.
RUB
(nakaten in hand)
Working methodically over the selshis skin nakaten, you take your time to thoroughly clean and buff its shoulder, chest, and girth straps, polish their buckles, and put a new shine on the upright pommel ring. You continue your maintenance across the the nakaten's wide, flat seat and up its tall, flared cantle, ensuring each point of the fantail observes a proper arch. Working methodically over the selshis skin nakaten, PERSON takes her time to thoroughly clean and buff its shoulder, chest, and girth straps, polish their buckles, and put a new shine on the upright pommel ring. She continues her maintenance across the the nakaten's wide, flat seat and up its tall, flared cantle, ensuring each point of the fantail observes a proper arch.
RUB
(nakaten on lizard)
Steadying him by the nakaten's pommel ring, you give the fringe-toed yierka a thorough rubdown, cleaning stray dirt and detritus from his mottled gold hide. Steadying him by his nakaten's pommel ring, PERSON gives a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka a thorough rubdown, cleaning stray dirt and detritus from his mottled gold hide.
RUB
(while mounted)
You rub your palms along the curve of the nakaten's upright pommel ring before curling your fingers around it in a loose grip. PERSON rubs her palms along the curve of her nakaten's upright pommel ring before curling her fingers around it in a loose grip.
LEAN
(nakaten in hand)
You prop up your selshis skin nakaten and lean into it, pressing firmly at seat, cantle, and skirt in turn to test their flex and stability. PERSON props up her selshis skin nakaten and leans into it, pressing firmly at seat, cantle, and skirt in turn to test their flex and stability.
LEAN
(nakaten on lizard)
Keeping ahold of the nakaten's pommel ring, you lean your full weight against the side of a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka. He shuffles a step, widening his stance and lowering his center to accommodate this new imposition, then turns his head toward you and expresses his irritation with a menacing hiss. Keeping ahold of a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's nakaten's pommel ring, PERSON leans her full weight against the side of the beast. He shuffles a step, widening his stance and lowering his center to accommodate PERSON and expresses his irritation with a menacing hiss.
LEAN
(while mounted)
You lean forward over your nakaten's pommel ring and sweep your palm along your fringe-toed yierka's neck. His mottled, gold hide quivers at your touch, and he gives a sudden, jerky shake of his wedge-shaped head. PERSON leans forward over her nakaten's pommel ring and sweeps her palm along her fringe-toed yierka's neck. His mottled, gold hide quivers, and he gives a sudden, jerky shake of his wedge-shaped head.

Verb Set 3

Usage

Verb Style First Third
TILT
(nakaten in hand)
You tilt your selshis skin nakaten, examining its underside for hidden flaws, then move your inspection to the attachment points of its many straps. PERSON tilts her selshis skin nakaten, examining its underside, then moves her inspection to the attachment points of its many straps.
TILT
(nakaten on lizard)
With one hand steady on his nakaten's pommel ring, you extend and wrap an arm around the end of a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's wedge-shaped head and haul it down to eye level. The beast stares at you unblinking with one fiery orange eye, head tilted, until you finally release him. With one hand steady on his nakaten's pommel ring, PERSON extends and wraps an arm around the end of a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's wedge-shaped head and hauls it down to eye level. The beast stares at her unblinking with one fiery orange eye, head tilted, until she finally releases him.
TILT
(while mounted)
You lean hard and tilt in the nakaten, your grip fast on the pommel ring and your knees clamped to your fringe-toed yierka's sides. The beast moves with you, veering sharply to keep his weight under you for several steps until you straighten up and regain your center of balance. PERSON leans hard and tilts in her selshis skin nakaten, her grip fast on the pommel ring and her knees clamped to her fringe-toed yierka's sides. The beast moves with her, veering sharply to keep his weight under her for several steps until PERSON straightens up and regains her center of balance.
RAISE
(nakaten in hand)
You heft the selshis skin nakaten in your arms and angle it just so, displaying it proudly for all to see. PERSON hefts her selshis skin nakaten in her arms and angles it just so, displaying it proudly for all to see.
RAISE
(nakaten on lizard)
Spying something amiss, you loosen the fringe-toed yierka's rear girth strap for a moment and lift up the back of the nakaten just enough to tug free a stray burr, which you cast aside. You pull the rear girth tight once again and fasten it securely. Spying something amiss, PERSON loosens a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's rear girth strap for a moment and lifts up the back of his selshis skin nakaten just enough to tug free a stray burr, which she casts aside. She pulls the rear girth tight once again and fastens it securely.
RAISE
(while mounted)
You raise yourself up in the nakaten, weight balanced entirely on your stirrups, and survey your surroundings. PERSON raises herself up in her selshis skin nakaten, standing in her stirrups to survey her surroundings.
TOUCH
(nakaten in hand)
You trace your fingers along the selshis skin nakaten's seat and cantle, admiring the fine craftsmanship and stitching. PERSON traces her fingers along the selshis skin nakaten's seat and cantle, her regard thoughtful and admiring.
TOUCH
(nakaten on lizard)
Keeping a light hand on the nakaten, you brush your other palm over the fringe-toed yierka's mottled hide in wide, soothing circles. His slit-pupilled eyes drift nearly shut, and he heaves a contented sigh. Keeping a light hand on a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's selshis skin nakaten, PERSON brushes her other palm over the yierka's mottled hide in wide, soothing circles. The beast's slit-pupilled eyes drift nearly shut, and he heaves a contented sigh.
TOUCH
(while mounted)
Reaching down past your nakaten's edge, you rest your hand against your fringe-toed yierka's side and give him a reassuring pat. Reaching down past her nakaten's edge, PERSON rests her hand against her fringe-toed yierka's side and gives him a reassuring pat.
CLENCH
(nakaten in hand)
You shift your grip on the selshis skin nakaten, hefting it by its pommel ring and beneath the fanned arch of its cantle. PERSON shifts her grip on her selshis skin nakaten, hefting it by its pommel ring and beneath the fanned arch of its cantle.
CLENCH
(nakaten on lizard)
You rest your forehead against a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's neck, fingers clenched around the straps of his nakaten. The beast flares his nostrils and lets out an impatient snort, yet remains steady and waiting. PERSON rests her forehead against a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's neck, fingers clenched around the straps of his nakaten. The beast flares his nostrils and lets out an impatient snort, yet remains steady and waiting.
CLENCH
(while mounted)
You clench the selshis skin nakaten's upright pommel ring in a white-knuckled grip, determined to keep your seat. PERSON clenches her selshis skin nakaten's upright pommel ring tightly, her knuckles whitening with tension.
PUSH
(nakaten in hand)
Your selshis skin nakaten overbalances and begins to topple from your grasp. You manage to catch it before it hits the ground, though you spend some time sorting its straps. PERSON's selshis skin nakaten overbalances and begins to topple from her grasp. She manages to catch it before it hits the ground, though she spends some time sorting its straps.
PUSH
(nakaten on lizard)
Leaning hard into the motion, you shove roughly at the nakaten to make sure it's secure on a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's back. The beast sways with a small huff of annoyance, and a broad swipe of his tail narrowly misses you. Leaning hard into the motion, PERSON shoves roughly at a sinewy gold fringe-toed yierka's selshis skin nakaten to make sure it's secure on his back. The beast sways with a small huff of annoyance, and a broad swipe of his tail narrowly misses PERSON.
PUSH
(while mounted)
Kicking free of the stirrups, you fluidly spin around your nakaten's pommel ring until you are facing backward on your fringe-toed yierka. Your momentum carries you in a controlled slide down the beast's left flank. You shift your grip on the ring as you rotate, your feet barely kissing the ground before you haul yourself smoothly back up into the nakaten with the facility of an acrobat, once again facing forward. Kicking free of the stirrups, PERSON fluidly spins around her nakaten's pommel ring until she is facing backward on her fringe-toed yierka. Her momentum carries her in a controlled slide down the beast's left flank. She shifts her grip on the ring as she rotates, her feet barely kissing the ground before she hauls herself smoothly back up into the nakaten with the facility of an acrobat, once again facing forward.

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Tiu and Qaiteke saddle Information
Type Fluff
Item Classification Miscellaneous
Item(s) Applied to Mount saddle
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep No
Customizable Yes
Custom Blanket (nakatela)
Original Release Venue Rumor Woods
Tiered Yes
Number of Tiers 3
How to Unlock Certificate
Corresponding Item Scripts Lizard mount
Restrictions The noun cannot change. Any merchant may alter the article, adjective, and/or long description of the nakaten. They can also add a show description that will append to the hard-coded LOOK. All alterations must be in keeping with the saddle's style. It is also recommended that you avoid show descriptions that rely on the long description for future-forward accessory use that temporarily changes the long description. Note that some aspects of the LOOK are hard-coded (such as the length of the stirrups) and cannot currently be modified by a merchant. The pommel ring can be swapped between single or double by willing merchants.
Item Verbs
ATTEND CLENCH DISMOUNT GET
LEAN MOUNT NUDGE PULL
PUSH PUT RAISE RUB
TILT TOUCH