I lean low over Elisha’s neck, narrowly avoiding the tightly twisted, low hanging branches of the forest around us. I can hardly see past his billowing white mane whipping at my face, but I trust him to choose the smoothest path forward, picking his way quickly around the exposed roots that could easily take down a less surefooted beast.
The noble destrier may be a sign of wealth for the mighty, but to the wise man, it is much more than that. A knight's destrier is his constant companion and most trusted compatriot, the one being he can depend on to keep him out of harm's way no matter the stakes. Earning a destrier's trust and companionship is no small feat, but once accomplished, they will risk life and limb for their rider.
Knight or Nobleman's mount.
While destriers are certainly not naturally occurring, they often have the same intrepid, independent, unbreakable spirit and heightened intelligence as their wild ancestors. Between this and their incredible strength, it takes an experienced hand to properly raise and train a destrier for their work.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Laird's lands and tenants, its uses have expanded as the breed has become more popular. It is common for noblemen of all kinds to purchase the finest destriers as their personal mounts, and the breed is favored for entertainment and sport, such as jousting and tournament. A well bred and trained destrier speaks more to its owners wealth and status than any other material belonging.
Lucian "Deordhan" Cathasach
The main character of the OUTSPOKEN trilogy, Lucian is a mute bond servant in Laird Sadach's service. We see the world through his eyes, experiencing Éirigh from the darkest fringes of society.