(note: this would have been posted last night, but the Third Dawn client locked up my computer, losing everything I had written. Yes another reason for me to dislike it /php-bin/shared/images/icons/smile.gif) A mainstay in fantasy literature, from the days of the Canterbury Tales to modern day Mercedes Lackey and Piers Anthony, unicorns have only recently found their way into Ultima Online's Britannia, by way of Ilshenar. Unicorns spot in one location only, Spiritwood of Ilshenar, located between the Sacrifice and Spirituality shrine gates. They spawn two at a time in the company of grizzly bears, pixies, and normal horses. In their early testing days, when viewed in the 2D client unicorns had this appearance: But before they were released to production shards, unicorns changed hues, going from the silver grey to a milky white, like that of a white wyrm. Unicorns are tameable and rideable only by females. They can be transferred or friended to males, but will never accept them as riders. When slain and a bladed item is used on its corpse, it produces no meat or hides. In addition, the corpse also reverts to the silver-grey appearance, not the icy white of the living beast. Their loot consists of 250-300 gold, low level scrolls, a potion, and a jewel. Unicorns have approximately 250-280 str and a mana pool of on average 200. These creatures are not comparable to nightmares. They have half the hit points of a nightmare, deal less melee damage and lack firebreath. But research has proven they are highly trainable, capable of taking down such creatures as powerful wild white wyrms with veterinary. A unicorn can first be tamed at 95.1 taming, a second tame at 95.1, and a third and final tame at 99.9. (Confirmed by testing) These are one of the only creatures whose taming skill does not increase for the second tame, a possible glitch overlooked by OSI as no one has yet figured out a way to exploit it and turn it into a real threat. Many bugs are also attributed to unicorns. If an etheral mount is used in the company of a nightmare, the etheral mount has the capability to go wild as if it were a real horse, and only a Gamemaster can fix it. Also, a unicorn rider often gets bucked off her mount if locking down or releasing items in a home. When adding a person to a party, a unicorn rider will often get the message "you are unable to dismount to that area" along with the party invitation message. Unicorns are a good-aligned creature, and will attack anyone or anything with negative karma, including both players and monster pets with the exception of the ki-rin or other tame unicorns. Once tame, a unicorn acts much like a white wyrm, and only attacks when asked to or when it is being targetted. It will not attack negative karma just for being negative karma then, and even a lady with low karma may ride a tame unicorn. Now its everyone else's turn to reflect on unicorns, tell tales of their unicorn friends, write haikus about them, or just add any info I neglected.