In my best Professor Farnsworth voice, "Good news everyone!" Aran (sp?) tipped me off to a mare near umbra, and when I got there it was my favorite shade, that velvety deep black. I've tamed a lot of mares on prodo but always with peacemaking. I didn't want to miss my chance on this one with good stats and color though, so i slipped up to her all ninja like, and spammed my tame macro. Girl had a little fire in her....literally. As I'm trying to stop, drop, and roll the locals take note and come to play. Whole time I'm trying to convince mare of how I'll protect her (as if me flailing as a human fireball is making a convincing argument for that). Either my dashing good looks or witty banter convinced her though just as my screen went grey. Sure enough, coming back from healer I found her waiting patiently for me, all blue. Later, checking on my now neglected Atl clan, I stopped by the stable with my first character created 5 years ago after returning from 2000. Claim list revealed something named Rabbit in my stalls. Why would this old wizard have a rabbit? Maybe I had started working birthday parties with him years ago, I dunno. I had the stable master bring it out and lo and behold there stood a bonded Vollem. Sweet ass sweet! A pretty good score for a short afternoon in UO. My siege stable now has a nice mare and cu. Going to build honor up before getting t that rune beetle.