9.8.1 Barding

The Barding talent deals with the creation of a mount's barding (from saddles and saddlebags to horseshoes and armour). These items can be equipped upon your noble steed, and rearranged to modify its appearance. These items are aesthetic only.

The talent of Barding can be bought from Seli, the Mitrine farrier in the village of Mitrine for 80 credits.

Seli's shop also sells designs so that saddlers can design their own pieces.

DESIGN REQUEST - creates a blank design pattern
DESIGN <your new pattern #> COPY <pattern to be copied from WARES>
DESIGN on its own will return the various syntaxes.

Barding designs make use of the appearance, dropped, examined, worn, removed and attire fields as well as two new ones:

DESIGN <your pattern> DISPLAY <content>
  - e.g.: DESIGN 1234 DISPLAY a saddled $(mount$)
  This field is what modifies your mount's appearance. It must contain the $(mount$) tag.

DESIGN <your pattern> DISPLAY_DROPPED <content>
  - e.g.: DESIGN 1234 DISPLAY_DROPPED A saddled $(mount$) stands nearby.
This field modifies the dropped appearance of your mount. Be mindful with your language, as barding can be worn by any mount, just as clothing can be worn by any body: focus on the intent, not success.

Worn and Removed messages in the context of Barding are what you/other people see when equipping or unequipping your mount with Barding items. The $(mount$) must be used in all worn/removed messages.
  - e.g.: DESIGN 1234 WORN 3P $(name$) equips $(mount$) with a leather saddle.

Once you have submitted your design through the crafting guild and had it approved, you CRAFT <design>.

$(mount$) tag
The $(mount$) tag must be used in both display messages, and the worn/removed messages.

In the display messages, it will substitute the tag with the mount's appearance without the leading article (e.g. "proud stallion") UNLESS the mount tag appears at the start of the sentence in which case it will be included.

In the worn/removed messages, it will ALWAYS substitute the tag with the mount's appearance while including the leading article (e.g. "a proud stallion")

Applying Barding
STEED DISPLAY <item> to determine which piece is modifying your steed's appearance.
STEED ATTIRE <item> <message> to change its attire.