You get your donkey quest at level 16 or 17 from an NPC named “Igor Bartali” in Velia Town. Simply talk to him by pressing “R” to accept then complete the quest.
He will give you a donkey emblem which you need to take to the stable hand and register.To register the emblem, talk to the stable hand by pressing “R” and going to “Stable” then “Register item”. Right-click the emblem in your inventory then enter a name for your donkey in the box provided.
To take your donkey out of the stable so you can ride him, click on the picture of the donkey on the left-hand side, then click “Take Mount”. Your donkey will appear next to the stable hand. Go up to your donkey and press “R” to mount him.
Once a mount has been taken out of the stable, an icon will appear below your level and stats in the top-left corner of the screen. This icon shows your mount’s HP and Endurance/Stamina. You can left-click this icon to whistle, which will bring the mount to you from a short distance. You can also right-click the icon to show where your mount is on the map. There is no way to summon and desummon a mount so make sure you don’t run off without it! To put a mount back in the stable you also need the mount to be near the stable hand.
Your first horse can be obtained in 3 different ways:
- You can buy a beginner horse (Tier 1) from a stable hand. This horse costs 15,000 silver and comes in either brown or grey depending on which emblem you purchase. The beginner horse is the slowest horse in the game with a base speed of 94%.
- You can tame a horse. Taming costs a minimum of 7,500 silver if you know what you are doing and if you get lucky. Tamed horses usually have a speed of 104% or 109%. Refer to our “Taming Wild Horses” section for more information.
- You can wait and receive a free horse in your rewards. On the second day of playing a new account you will receive a horse emblem in your rewards window as well as some other treats. This horse has the same stats as the one you can buy from the stable hand but it is completely free.
Mounts have a small inventory which can be opened by going up to the mount and pressing “F2”. Here you drag and place, or right-click items from you inventory such as trade packs or extra potions. Mounts also have weight limitations and will move slower and lose endurance/stamina faster with items in their inventory.
Horses have 5 equipment slots and 4 costume slots. The equipment slots are for bard, saddle, stirrups, feather and horseshoes. While costume slots are for bard, saddle, stirrups and feather. Horse costumes can only be purchased from the Pearl Store or item market.
Each piece of horse equipment has different stats:
- Bard – Increases armor
- Saddle – Increases endurance/stamina and maximum HP
- Stirrups – allows mounted combat
- Feather – increases maximum HP
- Horseshoes – Increases speed
To equip horse armor stand next to the horse and right-click the armor. You can also choose to hide the armor while it is equipped so you have the stats without the appearance. To do this, mount the horse and press “P” to open the horses stats. Next, click the green button on the horses equipment slots to hide/show the armor.
All horse armor can also be enchanted to increase stats. Enchanting stirrups will increase the damage during mounted combat.
Horses have endurance/stamina just like our characters. The horses HP and stamina bar is shown above our characters HP and stamina bar, in red and yellow. Once your mount runs out of stamina they will move much slower. To increase the stamina again you can either feed the horse a carrot or go to the stable hand and click “heal” to pay a small fee and restore your horses stamina to full again.
Horse skills are different for each horse and selected from random when you obtain a horse. Each time the horse levels they have a chance of learning a new skill. The higher the tier, and the higher your taming level is, the more chance the horse will learn a new skill. You can also change your horses skills using an item from the Pearl Store.
Below is a list of all of the skills a horse can have.
Horses have different tiers which will affect the appearance, skills and stats of the horse. The horse tier is shown by the number before the text in the top right corner of the horse icon in the stable. For example: in the image on the left, the horse tier is 1 and in the image of the right, the horse tier is 3. Currently the highest tier horse you can get is tier 8.
If a horse learns certain skills they are known as a “courser” horse. This is indicated by a gold icon next to the horse details, normal horses are marked with a silver icon. Courser horses have a 20% increase when it comes to: breeding, breeding market price, horse market price, imperial delivery price. In addition, if you breed using two Courser horses, the offspring is guaranteed to be born with 2 skills (normal horses are born with 1). If you breed a Courser horse and normal horse, there is a chance of the offspring being born with 1 or 2 skills.
|Horse Tier||Skills required|
|1 and 2||Charge|
|3 and 4||Charge, Drift|
|5 and 6||Charge, Drift, Sprint|
|7||Charge, Drift, Sprint, Instant Acceleration, Side Step|
|8||Charge, Drift, Sprint, Instant Acceleration, Side Step, S: Instant Acceleration, S: Side Step|
Tier 8 “Courser” horses can carry out training once they reach level 30 and are capable of become an awakened horse.
Mounted combat only becomes available if the horse has stirrups equipped. The cheapest stirrups you can buy are 10,000 silver from the stable hand. You will need to increase your intimacy with the stable hand to 100 before you can buy the stirrups from him. To increase your intimacy you use the story exchange mini-game.
You can have up to 3 mounts or wagons in your stable but if you want to register more mounts or wagons you will need to buy a horse ranch for them. There is only one horse ranch available in each town/city but they can be upgraded to hold 4 extra horses in each. To purchase a horse ranch you need to click the town/city icon then find the property type and click purchase. Horse ranches will need to be unlocked first by purchasing the houses in the same connection.
The horse market can be accessed by going to the stable and pressing “Stable” then “Market”. Here you can view all the horses which are currently being sold by other players.
To register one of your horses on the market you click the horse you want to register then “Start Market Registration”. Enter the price you would like to put the horse on sale for and press “Confirm”. You can only list the horse on sale between the prices listed. For example: on the screenshot below, I would only be able to put the horse on sale for between 20,521 silver and 47,197 silver.
To take the horse off the market go to the market window and click “My list” at the top. Here you can click “Cancel” to take the horse off the market. If your horse has been sold the cancel button will instead say “Receive”. You click this to receive the payment from selling the horse.
Wagons are used to transport trade packs. It is much faster than a donkey or horse. 3 starter wagons are available from the stable hand under the “Shop” tab. The cheapest one you can buy is 35,000 and is only available after level 8. The Flimsy Wagon has the follow stats:
- Boxes: 6 Cannes
- Acceleration: 100%
- Speed: 100%
- Rotational force: 100%
- Breaking: 100%
Once you have bought the coach registration you register it at the stable hand like any other mount. To do this press “R” to speak to the stable hand then go to “Stable” and click “Register Item”. Select the item from your inventory then choose a name for your Wagon.
To use the Wagon, left-click the icon and click “Take Mount”. You do not need to buy any other items for the Wagon. The “Coach-pulling Horse” in the shop tab is for crafting Wagons from scratch.