While it may seem like a relaxing past-time, trail riding has become more dangerous due to werewolves, vampires and ghouls in the Farmlands region. Once a beautiful destination spot, now a beautiful destination spot with a few hazards. Hopefully, your trail-ride will be relaxing and beautiful with little to no interference with things that want to kill you.
- Ride with a friend. The animals and supernatural beings here tend to run in packs. Don’t you think you should too? They are less likely to bother several people, but are more likely to try and pick off a single loner. Safety in numbers.
- Know where the territorial zones of these creatures are. Several guides will help you navigate around hostile territory and contested zones between these creatures. Never be afraid to ask for help! The towns are full of people with useful information.
- Think that trail looks foreboding? It probably is. If you get a bad feeling in your gut, go a different way.
- Pack first aid supplies. You don’t want your ride to end sooner than you’d like just because you forgot to bring some bandages. Hey. Accidents happen!
- Bring a weapon of some kind. If numbers don’t scare something off, making it bleed will.
- Keep to the well beaten paths. The locals use these routes because they’re safer. Don’t go wandering off too far or you may find yourself in a pit of ghoul slop.
- Wrap your horse’s legs in Neoprene or any other kind of athletic bandage so a little nick doesn’t turn into a festering ghoul wound. Also bring that iodine!
- Always…always have a mobile phone handy.
Wynn Gwynn is an Illustrator, Editor and Writer of Tuppenny Dreadful, a media company in Darkside of Ealdwic London- Shades District.