The Duskgrim, is a fictional horse breed that is available in Star Stable Online.
|October 12, 2021||A teaser image of the Duskgrim is revealed on SSO's social media|
|October 14, 2021||A trailer of the Duskgrim is released on SSO's social media|
|October 20, 2021||The Duskgrim is added to the game for a limited time during the Halloween event.|
"Jorvik is rich with tales of nature spirits appearing as horses. Two of those spirits are strongly linked to grim stories reminding the listener that appearances are deceiving. The Duskgrim of the barren mountains look deadly even though they come to help. On the flip side the Songsorrows seem tame, even pitiful, until it is too late to escape the vicious water horse.
Myths tell of a horse followed by ravens descending to Jorvik and appearing to an unsuspecting person. The inky black horse charges at the human, the fearsome appearance and cawing ravens driving the person away in terror. Later the person finds tragedy has struck, unaware the Duskgrim appeared to help guide them from disaster. The well meaning spirit is treated as an omen of doom, their mere presence bringing despair even though they come to help. Despite the grim legends a white Duskgrim is good luck, a messenger from fate of a bright new dawn. Even with positive associations, like luck and the day night cycle, Duskgrim are largely seen as spirits surrounded by death, though they are never the cause.
As a legend intrinsically tied to Jorvik’s landscape it is no surprise that they appear as Jorvik Wild Horses. They use illusions to appear as normal pale horses when traveling from their mountain peak home but reveal their true colors to those they trust.
Like ravens, Duskgrims are incredibly intelligent and social, perhaps unaware of the stories they are a part of. They reward those who show them kindness with unwavering loyalty. Earning the trust of a Duskgrim is to earn a friend for life, and perhaps beyond."
The Duskgrim is a magical horse with the special ability to change colors. When In the wild, it changes from its neutral colors to its natural (magic) colors. When the horse approaches Jorvik's different villages it regains its more realistic colors.
While most breeds in SSO only have five gaits, the Duskgrim has six. This special gait is called the "Mezair," a gait derived from the Airs Above Ground move by the same name. To make your horse do the Mezair, the horse must be walking. The player then must hold down the Shift key and then simultaneously hit either the up arrow or the 'w' key. The Duskgrim will then begin to perform the special gait. During the Mezair, the horse cannot move to a faster gait or jump. To stop the Mezair, simply slow your horse down like you would with any other.
The Lay Down
The Duskgrim can perform a special move called the Lay Down. The animation can be activated by pressing the spacebar, but only when standing still, otherwise the horse will jump instead of performing the move.
The Duskgrim sports moderate feathering on its legs. This long hair covering the horses' canon and fetlock means that the Duskgrim cannot wear leg wraps or open front boots in the game.
Colors, Pricing, and Location
Note: This horse is released for limited periods of time and is not always in the game.
- Natural color: Black body with blue and green raven-like feathered mane and tail
- Neutral color: Cremello