Briarwood Equestrian

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Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:43 pm

There's talk floating around about some of the Briarwoods - the Hillfolk family famous for their skill at breeding and training horses - being scheduled to arrive soon in the Northern Lost Lands to offer horse sales, grooming, training, equestrian supplies, and possibly other horse-related services or goods. While there should be something for people of most any financial standing, some of the finer goods and services are likely to be quite expensive, so start saving up that riln now in order to be prepared!

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Kiyaani » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:46 pm

Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by jilliana » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:26 am

Thanks so much for letting us know ahead of time. Certainly looking for it! :)
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:28 pm

Just a reminder for those who are interested in this merchant: Save up that riln. There's still time.

Services will include:

- Purchase of horses, both war-trained and non. There will be some breeds (nouns) of horse that aren't normally available in the game.
- Horse grooming (updating the horse's appearance or description).
- Aesthetic accessories such as saddles, bridles, stirrups, and so on. These will have no mechanical effect, and are just for appearances. Sorry, no horse armor.
- Endurance Training: Increase your horse's stamina, letting it ride further or battle longer before becoming tired. (Once per horse, no exceptions)
- Maneuver Training: Increase a horse's Dodge capabilities. (Once per horse, may be possible to get more training at future merchants.)
- Battle Training (Warhorses only): Increase a horse's Melee and Brawling (affecting kicks, etc.) capabilities. (Once per horse, may be possible to get more training at future merchants.)

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Jabril » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:33 am

Any chance of getting some horses trained to use barding? I can't afford a warhorse yet but it would be nice to have something to save up for.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:26 pm

Unfortunately, this merchant/event can't do anything related to horse armor, including adding the ability for a horse to wear armor. Sorry!

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Kiyaani » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:21 pm

If anyone wants to get their horse description altered at this event and would like some help or ideas please feel free to shoot me a personal message either here on the boards or on discord. I'm happy to offer some suggestions based on your ideas, a picture, or a theme. It would help to have something in mind prior to the event.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Dorn » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:35 pm

CLOK wrote:Unfortunately, this merchant/event can't do anything related to horse armor, including adding the ability for a horse to wear armor. Sorry!
Can you repair it at least if it is damaged?
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by jilliana » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:37 am

Dorn wrote:
CLOK wrote:Unfortunately, this merchant/event can't do anything related to horse armor, including adding the ability for a horse to wear armor. Sorry!
Can you repair it at least if it is damaged?
There'd be some stinkin' happy folks around if this could be done. :)
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:46 am

As stated, this merchant/event won't be able to do anything related to horse armor at all. Sorry!

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Dorn » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:48 am

An idle hope, guess I misread your response (or read too little into it). Ah well. Still really looking forward to this!
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Zahrah » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:23 pm

Any idea when this might be happening? I'm just curious!
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Dakhal » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 am

I'm quite eager to see it happen, and worried that it will whilst I'm at work and waste my effort in preparing for it. Been a long time since I looked forward to something!

So I'm quite curious as well, so I can try to schedule for it.
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:46 pm

There's been some codework going on to accommodate some things with this merchant. It'll hopefully be ready by next weekend. The NPC merchants should be around multiple times and days to try and ensure everyone has a chance to partake of the services that require a GM/NPC be present. We'll also announce on Twitter/Facebook when the merchants are around to perform said services.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Lun » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:01 pm

I noticed that the list says once per horse, not once per character. Could I get endurance raises on two horses from the same character, then? For example, one on my warhorse, another on my riding horse.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:40 pm

Lun wrote:I noticed that the list says once per horse, not once per character. Could I get endurance raises on two horses from the same character, then? For example, one on my warhorse, another on my riding horse.
Correct. You can get training for as many horses as you can pay for, but each horse can only receive endurance training once.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Zahrah » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:41 pm

CLOK wrote:There's been some codework going on to accommodate some things with this merchant. It'll hopefully be ready by next weekend. The NPC merchants should be around multiple times and days to try and ensure everyone has a chance to partake of the services that require a GM/NPC be present. We'll also announce on Twitter/Facebook when the merchants are around to perform said services.
Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Can't wait!
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:40 pm

This clearly didn't happen last weekend. Apologies for that. What's going to happen is that over the next week or two, merchants will occasionally announce being available to train and/or groom horses, at which point PCs can bring their horses over for service for as long as the NPC is around. A more general area with some off-the-shelf wares (horses and horse accessories) will be open 24/7 for a week or so, giving everyone a chance to partake at their leisure.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Dorn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:42 pm

Thank you for the update! And no worries on the weekend. Stuff happens, and you did say there was going to be warning if it did! Guess we were just hopeful. Cause. HORSIES! *prances around pretending to ride one*
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Zahrah » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 pm

CLOK wrote:This clearly didn't happen last weekend. Apologies for that. What's going to happen is that over the next week or two, merchants will occasionally announce being available to train and/or groom horses, at which point PCs can bring their horses over for service for as long as the NPC is around. A more general area with some off-the-shelf wares (horses and horse accessories) will be open 24/7 for a week or so, giving everyone a chance to partake at their leisure.
Yay! I can't wait to see the off-the-shelf stuff :)
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Edoras » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:19 pm

Will the NPC merchants be available during, or after, the general area where horses can be bought?

In particular, will we be able to both buy horses from the event and also train those same horses?

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:39 am

Edoras wrote:Will the NPC merchants be available during, or after, the general area where horses can be bought?
Sporadically during. Occasionally they'll show up at the pavilion where the off-the-shelf-stuff is sold and offer services.
In particular, will we be able to both buy horses from the event and also train those same horses?
Yep.

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Edoras » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:38 pm

*Furiously resumes logging*

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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by Zahrah » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:21 pm

If anyone needs help with horse-y descriptions for the grooming stuff, just let me know! I own horses IRL and uh... I sometimes write gud. Depends on the level of caffeine in my system.
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Re: Briarwood Equestrian

Post by CLOK » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:37 pm

The Briarwood Equestrian Pavilion has been set up. It's by the ruins of Valeria, right there at the crossroads, in an attempt to have a fairly central location.

Horse accessories:
- are mostly customizable while ordering
- are completely aesthetic and confer no mechanical benefit or function
- the worn variety can be put on a horse via PUT <item> ON <horse>
- can be removed from a horse via REMOVE <item> FROM <horse>
- (cannot be worn by PCs - yes, we thought of that)
- were QCed but something may have slipped past, so please use the BUG command to report any bugs you experience

Riding horses:
- are not war-trained
- have a little more energy than typical horses
- can be trained ONCE by an NPC during a GM-controlled event to have more energy just like any other horse, and will have the same total as any energy-trained horse, so don't feel the need to replace your trusty horse with one of these to try and get a higher total energy since it won't make a difference

War horses:
- start with significantly higher skills than typical war horses
- are a good deal costlier because of this

NPC groomers and trainers:
- will not be showing up tonight, but will occasionally pop in over the next week or so and will be announce via Facebook/Twitter

We hope you all enjoy the horse stuff! A few new accessories may still be added as we think of them.

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