Black horns look like black horses with a single black horn. For this reason, they are often confused with unicorns. The main difference, however, is their origin. The first black horns were created by the Striped Conjurers of Karmithyash as steeds during the Siege of Brasolet in 532 AT. After the fall of Presson’s Enclave, the Conjurers abandoned the black horns in favor of the more intelligent nightmares. The nightmare’s vile temperament also appealed to the rakshasas.
The virtue offered by a black horn is its ability to cover long distances in short periods of time. However, only a rare few can ride the beasts without being thrown from their backs. The most famous black horn riders are the Knights of the White Pillar who train at an early age to bond with their steeds. Still, most White Pillar youths die young, often as a result of the intense training regimen required of them. The few who survive, however, are some of the deadliest and most respected warriors in all Omeria.
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