DiscardedYKTTW Horse Lords YKTTW Discussion
A nation of master horsemen,
The horse was an important domesticated animal in many parts of the world. The Horse Lords are a nation or tribe for which horses are not merely important, but supremely important. Furthermore, the relationship they have with horses is virtually a defining characteristic of their culture. Some other traits of Horse Lords:
- The horse is the major, or only, domesticated animal they have.
- They are known, even among outsiders, for producing the best horses.
- They have a nomadic lifestyle. This brings with it a shortage of workable metal and other material resources. Peaceful Horse Lords
- Horse Lords are fierce warriors. They may prefer the bow to the sword, especially if they are nomadic. Nomadic Horse Lords go into combat unarmored.
- A psychic bond with their horses.
- The horse clan of the Marat in the Codex Alera.
- From A Song of Ice and Fire, the Dothraki.
- In The Lord of the Rings, the people of Rohan are the greatest horsemen of Middle Earth, and even called "horse-lords" in the text.