Riding animals

Skill used: riding animals
Usable by: Scout (level 1)
Pilot (level 1)

Riding animals allow you to travel faster over land, and some of them can fight for you.

What animals you can ride depends on your level as a pilot or scout. These commands can be used with riding animals:

  • "mount <animal>" to get on the animal. Note that some animals can carry more than one rider.
  • "dismount" to get off an animal.
  • "ride <direction> <distance>" to move around. Note that "ride <direction>" is equivalent to "ride <direction> 1".
  • "sic <what> <optional number>" to have your animal attack something. Note that pking rules apply, as with droids. Also, some animals cannot attack. Lastly, if your animal attacks something, it will fight back against you and your animal.

Note that you must mount the animal to use ride or sic.

Some animals may buck when you try to ride them or sic them on someone.

All riding animals have saddlebags; they may be used with "put <object> in <animal>" and "get <object> from <animal>".

Animals do not need any sort of fuel. They can be healed with medkits. If you are not a high-enough level pilot or scout to use an animal, you will get an error message if you use ride or sic on that animal.

Some animals can be used by non-pilots and non-scouts (basically those weak enough that a zero-level character can ride them).

Animals can be owned; an animal that is owned will only obey the commands of its owner, and will only let its owner use its saddlebags. You can give away an animal you own by typing "give <animal> to <who>".