|Official Name||Painted Lancierron|
|Common Nicknames||Lancy, Coastal Racer.|
One of the fastest stallions in Ithania, the Painted Lancierron is a horse known for its skinny physique and chestnut brown spotted fur. This stallion has made a great impact to jousting and the world of racing, the skinny horse making up for it’s lack of power with speed. People believe the Lancierron has great importance - mostly because there is currently no other breed of horse that can compete with the steed. In the present day, the Painted Lancierron is being domesticated and has started showing up in a manner of events; some even being chosen as a Viridian Knight’s preferred species of horse.
The Painted Lancierron was first discovered by an Ithanian nobleman by the name of Charles Lancierron in 180 AC. The man was an explorer, and came across the dainty species of horse in the Ithanian plains just by the coast line. The horse immediately showed aggression, flaring its nostrils and flicking it’s tail. It took approximately a month’s time of dedication and perseverance for the man to gain the horse’s trust, coaxing it with soft tutting and clicks, alongside food. The horse is currently found in herds around the coastlines of Ithania, though stumbling upon a lone Lancierron is not uncommon. These are the ones to be avoided, as they are even more aggressive than those with herdmates. The domesticated Lancierrons are often used by lancers for racing, with this breed of horse being one of the fastest known. The steed is also selected for jousting events, where the speed of the horse aids and often leads its rider to victory.
The Painted Lancierron is often recognized by its creamy brown coat, which is decorated by soft pearly white spots. It’s eyes usually match the coat’s color, giving it a rather sinister look. It’s pure black eyes making it seem devoid of all emotion but anger. The horse has a thick mane and tail, perfect for swatting away the flies that seem to torment them by the coastline. Males and females tend to have the same physique, though females are naturally smaller. The entire breed has a rather skinny and dainty frame, however this body structure is paired with agility-based traits that outshine its lacking physical strength. The Painted Lancierron is often rather tall, usually standing at the height of six foot. The hooves of the horse are like any other, and usually a jet black or dark brown colour.
This breed of horse is mostly populated by females, as a male Lancierron is quite rare and sell for abundant sums of money. Mares are the more common counterpart, with stallions often being bought for the sole purpose of breeding in captivity. The offspring they produce is usually easier to tame and less temperamental if they are raised in captivity.
Life Span and Development
The usual life span of a Lancierron is around 25-30 years, and the development of the horse is relatively simple. The foal is born after a gestation period of 11 months. The horse is then ushered by its mother to take its first steps in a matter of minutes; the impending danger of living in the wild meaning the duo is vulnerable to predators. The two then go on the move, the mother only feeding its child once the two are in a secluded and more safe location. When the horse turns about one or two years old, its tall rear end begins to equal out with the rest of its body. Most of their learning occurs at this age, though the Lancierron cannot be ridden. As the horse progresses into an adult, usually at the age of seven, it becomes fully developed and thereafter known as either a Mare or a Stallion. When a Painted Lancierron begins to reach the end of its life, it will begin to show signs of age related disorders and become more lethargic over time.
The Painted Lancierron is typically a wild horse, prone to temperamental tantrums and outbursts. Though the horse resides in the wild, it can be tamed. It can take upwards of a month to acclimate the beast to handling; the Lancierron, desiring independence and freedom, often retaliates against the taming process. This breed of horse is extremely protective of those they classify as close friends, be it another fellow Lancierron or the owner which cares for them, and show natural hostility towards rival herds. The breed is rather tight knit and introverted, and the idea of another herd attempting to disrupt this often causes fights and disarray. When the leader of the group feels threatened by one of the younger males, he will often attempt to assert his dominance by rearing up on his hind legs and kicking out in an angered frenzy. This case of aggression is also shown when a rival herd begins to step upon their territory.
Territory and Groupings
The Painted Lancierron travels in herds, usually a male horse taking the role of leader. More often than not the horses in a group are related, with the alpha horse mating with the females. The Lancierron are often found by the coastlines, nestling into the long grass and sand. They don't seem to travel often, as they become attached to their territory and homelands. It is common for a wild herd of Painted Lancierron’s to be populated mostly by females. They mainly choose to live by the sea for comfort, as they prefer to run through the waves of the water to cool themselves from the Ithanian sun.
- The Painted Lancierron is a horse used mainly for racing and jousting events - the aggression and speed of the stallion aiding them greatly. Viridian Knights are particularly fond of this breed for the same reasons.
- The horse is often decorated with painted spirals and designs, staining the fur with colour. The dye usually fades within a month, and Lancierrons often consider this act rather soothing.
- Those who manage to acquire the patience of taming the horse are often respected by the horse enthusiast’s of Ithania.