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- "At the Battle of Falinesti, several herds of Wood Elf totem elks vanished—some say to Khajiit scoundrels. Later, Falinesti Faithful regained them, gifting them to devout riders. What constitutes a devout rider? Ask them."—Flaccus Terentius
The Falinesti's Faithful Totem Elk is an elk mount. It is available from the Crown Store individually for 3,000 , or as part of the Flames of Ambition Collector's Bundle for 4,000 . It entered the Crown Store on March 8, 2021 for PC, and March 16, 2021 for consoles. It will leave the store on (?). Its default name is "Sprigganbane".
- In Fang Lair, not even ancient warriors' steeds are safe from reanimation by necromancers! Though to be fair, if you're looking for "grimly impressive," this is the mount for you.
The Fang Lair Courser is a reanimated skeletal horse mount. It is available from the Crown Store individually for 3,000 , or as part of the Dragon Bones Collector's Bundle for 4,000 . It entered the Crown Store on February 12, 2018 for PC, and February 27, 2018 for consoles. It left the store on June 5, 2018. Its default name is "Deadmane".
- After arriving on Firemoth Island, the slavers found and trained a flame-hued variant of the nix-ox steed. Its vibrant colors belie its fiery temperament, making it a suitable match for those seeking to ride into the midst of combat.
- When the Empress Hestra led her legions in harrying the Vampire King Styriche and his Gray Host into western Hammerfell, it's said she did so while riding a great Flame Atronach Bear Mount named Fiery Ursula.
- When Peregrine Direnni passed her Master Conjurer test by summoning the first-ever Flame Atronach camel, her mentor Corvus gave her high marks but was heard to comment, "Now you're just showing off."
- Flame Atronachs are summoned from the Oblivion plane of Infernace, a realm so hot that molten rock flows across its surface, and its Daedra are creatures of living flame. Summoned to Tamriel, such atronachs can be given almost any shape, even a Guar!
- It was the master summoners of the Direnni who first discovered that a conjurer could impose any desired shape on a Flame Atronach - even that of a horse. Direnni mages mounted on flaming horses first appeared at the Battle of Glenumbria Moors.
- For centuries the conjurers' standard spell for summoning Flame Atronachs has been Koron's Peremptory Summons, which is easily modified to change both the duration of the summoned atronach's binding and its form - for example, into that of a Senche-Tiger.
- "An oversized Flame Atronach Wolf makes for an impressive mount," wrote arch-conjurer Corvus Direnni, "but it's inconvenient to house such a steed in flammable stables. When I'm not riding mine, I temporarily lodge it in a pocket realm Adjacent Place."
- It's no surprise that in the Alik'r Desert, where blooming flowers are rare and prized, that Shorn Camels tattooed with Floral designs are well loved and popular. Covering them with flower designs is even said to make them less ornery!
- Orcish spellwrights rarely call for boons from Daedric realms beyond Malacath's Ashpit. Even so, the lure of a raging bear wrought from rock-hard ice is difficult to pass up.
- All the strength of a standard frost atronach, with all the nobility and grace of the equine form! Create a spectacle by riding into your favorite town on this mighty steed.
- This kagouti-shaped frost atronach might just be the last thing an unfortunate apprentice warlock crafted before becoming its first victim. Perhaps you can tame this mount? If not, best have extra healing potions on hand for the inevitable bites.
- Most sorcerers scoff at the idea of imbuing the lumbering frost atronach with feline grace, but when summoned correctly, this frigid senche more than matches its warm-blooded peers in quiet and cunning. Perfect for a hero of your stature!
- Few mages possess the power to press a frost atronach into service—but twisting its form into that of a Dwarven spider? That takes a rare gift. And with the sun glinting off it as you ride it, you'll cut quite an imposing figure!
- Two mages crafted this mount, then had a deadly falling out over whether to share their research. Now you can ride it into the frozen peaks of Skyrim with no problems … or enjoy its coolness in the blistering heat of the Alik'r.
- What were Senche-Tiger Mounts doing in ancient Skyrim, and why were their half-frozen bodies mummified beside the Draugr in certain dark Nord catacombs? And why are they rising now, imbued with animating frost magic? The answers are as yet unknown.
- With its icy gaze and steaming breath, the frigid Frost Mare seems carved from the very glaciers of Skyrim.
The Frost Mare was previously available from the Crown Store for 3,000 from (?) to (?), 2015. The mount reappeared in the Crown Store throughout the 20 day duration of 2020's New Life Festival, and was offered to ESO Plus members at a discount for 2400 . It is also available in the Storm Atronach Crown Crates as a Legendary-level reward. Its default name is "Snowhoof", although it originally had no default name.
- The Bear was also one of the ancient Atmoran animal tokens, associated later with the Nord god Tsun, so the Frostbane Bear has historically been one of the most prestigious mounts a tradition-loving Nord could ride.
- Perhaps the Atmoran totems and dread-knots sported by the Frostbane Camel actually do help protect it from the bitter cold of Skyrim. Or maybe camels are just too ornery to care.
- Since the Guar is native to warmer climates, the existence of the Frostbane Guar in Skyrim, theoretically protected from the cold by its dangling talismans, may be the strongest argument of those who say the Frostbane wards actually work.
- The ancient Nords who came to Skyrim with Ysgramor worshiped animal totems, and adorned their mounts with symbolic hair-knots and hide strips meant to protect their livestock from the frigid climate. These "Frostbane" talismans are still in use today!
- Sabre Cats, of course, are inured to the harsh, wintry conditions of Skyrim, and scarcely need warding from the cold; kitting them out as Frostbane mounts is therefore more a question of tradition than of protection.
- The Sacred Wolf was one of the most revered Atmoran animal totems, associated by later Nords with the goddess Mara. The great Frostbane Wolf is therefore one of the most iconic mounts of the ancient Nords.
- The magic of the Icereach Coven shapes these striped durzogs in the womb, and handlers train the pups to the saddle. To transfer loyalty to a new rider, that rider should sleep with the saddle for a few days before attempting to mount the durzog.
The Frostborn Durzog Mangler is available in the Crown Store for 3,000 . It first became available on August 24, 2020 for PC and Mac, and September 1, 2020 for Xbox and PlayStation 4. It is also available in the Stonethorn Collector's Bundle. Its default name is "Rumbletummy".
- "One of Ahzidal's experiments involved creating an ideal wolf mount for dangerous forests and caverns. This Fungiflare Wolf has a vicious temperament by design and nature—fungiflare mushrooms are lethal."—Halund Greycloak