One of the popular mounts to own, ostards have not always been a staple of the game's mount resources. For a long time after their release, these happy rides were spawn blocked as badly as the nightmares and white wyrms often were, and it was a treasure to find one of the ostards running wild. There are 3 varieties of ostard (4 counting the etheral.) None of these creatures carry loot. The forest ostard is a favorite among non-tamers, for their pretty colors that go nicely with armor. Forest ostards can be found in Ilshenar and the forested areas of the lost lands. Desert ostards can be found in the desert regions of the lost land and ilshenar. They and the forest ostards are about as strong as a common horse. Frenzied ostards are the monarchs of the ostard world, with their extremely high dex, melee, and their speed. Frenzied ostards are tameable at 77.1 and are found in most regions of the lost lands. I have not seen them in Ilshenar. Etheral ostards are a 3 year veteran reward and can only be ridden by veteran characters. They cannot be dismounted or fed.