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04:44 pm: Mab’s Handy Guide to Surviving the Supernatural

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Mab here, Prospero Inc. company gumshoe.

As part of my campaign to protect you woefully-uninformed humans from your own folly—in hopes of saving even one of you from an elf-induced death, or worse—here is some of my gathered wisdom concerning the supernatural world. 

Read. Pay attention. And maybe you’ll live. 

For those of you who are just coming in, we’ve started with Tsukumogami, Japanese household objects that wake up after their 100th birthday and become animate.

SekienKurayaro

I've twisted my head back and fort.

No idea how to see this as a saddle.  

Name:  Kurayaro

Description:   An animated saddle that can buck you off your horse all by it self.

Where To Find It: Barns, backs of horses.

Frequency:  Less than horses.

Danger Level:  Pretty honkin’ high!

Mab’s Eye View:  I like horses. Quite a few of them were fathered by us winds. My brother Zephyrus, in particular, likes those frisky mares (or maybe I should say: he liked to get frisky with those mares.)

But, man, riding? Really?

Pulling a chariot. I get that. Horses and chariots go together like a wind tunnel and a whooshing noise. The sun? The moon? Chariots.

But climb onto the back of a rambunctious animal and ride it? And then, after all that, risking getting bucked off by a 100-year-old saddle?

Man, you humans are crazy! 

 

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From:catholicteacher
Date:March 13th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)

How to see a saddle

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The black beak portion is the saddle. The rest of the 'body' would be the saddle blanket and the arm-like things would be the girth straps.
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 13th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)

Re: How to see a saddle

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Ah! You are right!

Mab thanks you.
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From:catholicteacher
Date:March 13th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: How to see a saddle

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My pleasure, Mab. Any time. ;-)
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From:juliet_winters
Date:March 13th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I did mention my husband's experience with such a saddle on our honeymoon? Of course, the trail leader tried to blame the horse for bloating its girth out.... but maybe that was the real cause.

He did get right back on. And cheerfully, too.
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 13th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
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;-)
From:mythusmage
Date:March 14th, 2014 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Once we thought we used chariots because horses weren't big enough yet. Then we learned that horses have always been big enough to ride, it's just that certain people were timid little scaredy cats.
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From:Earl Wajenberg
Date:March 15th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
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So, elderly animated saddles like to smoke corn cob pipes and go fishing?

Well, I'm sure they've ha their fill of riding.
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From:arhyalon
Date:March 15th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Mab says to tell you: "What else would they do in their spare time? They're over 100 after all. Can't spend their whole life bucking hapless humans."
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