Engines in the Dark
“Horses are unreliable, weak, and they reek of dung. When I want to ride, I ride in style… on a Tirra Steam Cheval.” – Tirra Lucal
Steam Cheval (Sheh-val) are mechanical wonders, utilized by the Nobles of The Shining City.
Steam Cheval are very expensive, but they are:
- Fast – As fast as any steed, they can maintain a full gallop for hours!
- Loud – Show off your fantastic wealth! Let everyone know your exquisite taste! Make your enemies tremble!
- Tireless – They never ask for a break!
- Hot – They generate a great deal of heat, for the cold days we constantly experience.
- Stenchless – No more shite or hay; they just put off a little smoke and steam.
- Tough – They don’t die nearly as easily as a warhorse; they have plate barding built it!
While the High Court Palace does not allow pack beasts inside, they do turn a blind eye to Steam Cheval, with several Princes, Vosir, and Barons riding them around the Court.
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