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Get in the saddle
After a harrowing battle, nothing helps an adventurer ride out in the sunset better than a trusty mount. Perhaps even more so when they require assistance to carry home the spoils of their escapades. Typically, an adventurer can find most conventional mounts available at their local stable. The selection may vary depending on the region, though they usually include animals like horses, camels, or even mastiffs for those smaller in stature. However, adventurers would do well to know that each creature comes with a particular speed, carrying capacity, and of course, cost. Selecting by looks alone may not always be the best course of action.
Some players may tire of the standard or expected variety of four-legged, earthbound creatures. Those with more eclectic tastes may find excitement in the exotic or rare animals available in the fantasy realm of Dungeons & Dragons. These adventurers may seek to ride pegasi, griffons, hippogriffs, and other winged animals by air or giant seahorses and reef sharks among the great seas of Toril. Such unusual mounts are rare but not impossible to obtain and could be the subject of an inspiring new quest. A party may seek to acquire an egg, negotiate with a powerful mage, or track down and bargain with the beast itself.
Let your mount help
While some players may move remarkably fast, a good mount can move quickly while allowing the rider to save their strength for whatever may await them. In addition, many riding animals provide adventurers with the added benefit of carrying gear that may otherwise slow down the party. Simple saddlebags may work for smaller objects, but mounts can also pull carriages, carts, chariots, sleds, and wagons to hold all manner of large and heavy items.
Equip your riding animal
Riding bareback may be romanticized in novels and tapestries, but the realities of an adventurer’s life can be rather strenuous. Rushing into battle without a saddle can be uncomfortable for both rider and beast and may prove particularly difficult for an adventurer to remain seated and in control.
Those planning to take on a perilous quest may also want to purchase barding for their loyal steed. This specialized set of armor protects the creature’s head, neck, chest, and body. Like the armor available to players, barding can consist of various materials and take on many different forms. However, the amount of raw material required typically increases its cost by nearly four times that of a humanoid and can weigh more than twice as much.
Certain classes come with mounts
Although all players can acquire riding animals, certain classes have specialized skills that make them better suited for the task. Paladins can learn Find Steed at fifth level, which allows them to summon a Celestial, fey, or fiendish mount that behaves similar to a wizard’s familiar. Other classes like bards may use special abilities to obtain the knowledge to perform the same magic. Fighters have the option to learn the cavalier martial archetype, which provides them with the skills necessary to master mounted combat.
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