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Horses

Updated: Apr 21, 2023


Horses are animals used for navigation and travel across the vast terrain, usually in Titan-infested territory outside the Walls. They are mostly used in expeditions, though they can be used for leading carriages inside the Walls. Like all other wildlife, except humans, their presence is completely ignored by Titans. People also use them to haul carts; in the Scout Regiment's case, they are used for quick travel as well as hauling supplies and provisions.


It is considered virtually impossible to escape the grasp of a Titan without a horse outside the Walls, excluding forests, where omni-directional mobility gear can be utilized. Their top speed can range from 75 to 80 kilometres an hour, roughly maintaining the speeds of 35 kilometres an hour.


Horses are extremely expensive, costing about as much as an average citizen's lifetime earnings. As such, the Scout Regiment are usually the only ones to have them.


They are considered, like human soldiers, a part of the Scout Regiment. If they die, it is suggested that you bring back as much of its mane as possible for a burial.


Breeding


They have been specially bred to allow the Scout Regiment to outrun Titans while outside the Walls. They are capable of running for long distances without complaint and are not easily frightened by Titans.


After the fall of Wall Maria, humanity lost a considerable amount of territory and resources. In an attempt to make ends meet, the government reached out to rural hunting villages in the hopes of turning them into hired horse breeders. In exchange, they would need to stop hunting, as the cost of meat had risen considerably.


Notable Traits


Speed - They have a top speed of 75-80 km/h, making them ideal additions to the Scout Regiment.


Endurance - They can maintain a constant speed of 35 km/h. Due to their staunch legs, they are capable of withstanding the stress of sudden starts, acceleration, and circling. They are also capable of reaching a speed of 20 km/h while pulling a wagon.


Temperament - They are quite docile and do not normally frighten in the presence of Titans. The nearly constant sound of omni-directional mobility gear being used so close to the horses also seems to have no effect on them.

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