Vana'diel Bestiary: Dark Rider  

Family:Unknown Family
Found in:Caedarva Mire
Mount Zhayolm
Wajaom Woodlands
    Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

    Dark Rider Picture

    Has been spotted wandering around various zones in the Aht Urghan areas. If you have any additional information, please let us know!!!

    This page last modified 2007-09-25 13:50:57.

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    # Feb 11 2010 at 2:22 AM Rating: Decent
    Mount zhayolm H-9 Wed feb 10 1:22 am mst
    Odin's behavior
    # May 30 2009 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
    It would be really cool if this "Dark Rider" aggroed player and monster alike. Sometimes saving your *** from mobs wanting to give you a beat down with one swift stroke otherwise known as "Zantetsuken", or cutting your own hide in two whenever he damn-well pleases.
    # Jan 15 2008 at 5:02 AM Rating: Decent
    This just spawned, 21:32FFXI time, Earthday, J-8 at about 7am Central USA time.

    Azoulph isle
    # Oct 12 2007 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
    Well, I just saw him while we were exping at Wajaom. First a Dark Bugler spawned and then he came riding in from behind. It was pretty impressive, wish I could take a SS but the buglar pretty much wiped our party.
    # Jul 21 2007 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
    When wandering around, spawns the Warhorse Hoofprint and a Dark Bugler.
    horseback rider
    # Jul 19 2007 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
    anyone else realize, Final Fantasy is a series where the common mode of land transportation are chocobos, no horse stables to speak of... Why is this Dark rider not riding a demonic chocobo?!
    horseback rider
    # Dec 13 2007 at 4:09 AM Rating: Default
    Odin always rides on Slepnir. If you played Final Fantasy you would know that.
    New Avatar?!?!!?!?!?
    # May 12 2007 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
    who knows maybe if u beat him u'll have him as a new avatar! either that or of course all the servers will implode and the apocalypse of Vana'deil will begin with vrtra and all his brothers and sisters alike will wreak havok on the cities..... either one..... of course =] I hope someone beats him

    on a lighter note..... Alexander is gunna beat him first!!!!
    New Avatar?!?!!?!?!?
    # Jan 14 2008 at 9:12 PM Rating: Decent
    /hurray Alexander!!

    Lv75 DRK Clarenze
    # Feb 22 2007 at 2:21 PM Rating: Decent
    From Teutonic Mythology:

    The horse which this woman of torture and death rides is black, untamed, difficult to manage (styggr), and ugly - grown (ljótvaxinn). It drinks human blood, and is accompanied by other horses belonging to Leikin, black and bloodthirsty like it. (All this is stated by Hallfred Vandradaskald.)* Perhaps these loose horses are intended for those persons whom the horsewoman of torture causes to die from disease, and whom she is to conduct to the lower world.

    Popular traditions have preserved for our times the remembrance of the "ugly-grown" horse, that is, of a three-legged horse, which on its appearance brings sickness, epidemics, and plagues. The Danish popular belief (Thiele., i. 137, 138) knows this monster, and the word Hel-horse has been preserved in the vocabulary of the Danish language. The diseases brought by the Hel-horse are extremely dangerous, but not always fatal. When they are not fatal, the convalescent is regarded as having ransomed his life with that tribute of loss of strength and of torture which the disease caused him, and in a symbolic sense he has then "given death a bushel of oats" (that is, to its horse). According to popular belief in Slesvik (Arnkiel, i. 55; cp. J. Grimm, Deutsche Myth., 804), Hel rides in the time of a plague on a three-legged horse and kills people. Thus the ugly-grown horse is not forgotten in traditions from the heathen time.

    Voluspa informs us that in the primal age of man, the sorceress Heid went from house to house and was a welcome guest with evil women, since she seid Leikin (sida means to practise sorcery). Now, as Leikin is the "horsewoman of torture and death," and rides the Hel-horse, then the expression sida Leikin can mean nothing else than by sorcery to send Leikin, the messenger of disease and death, to those persons who are the victims of’ the evil wishes of "evil women"; or, more abstractly, to bring by sorcery dangerous diseases to men.t
    Source: http://www.boudicca.de/teut.htm

    Hel is the daughter to Loki and and Queen to Hel(Realm, the underworld). This is the only thing I can find regarding to the identity of the three legged horse. Hope we find out soon!
    # Apr 29 2007 at 1:19 PM Rating: Default
    probly can't kill him till they finsh ToAU story and/or key item,item.
    # Mar 09 2007 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
    This one does have 4 legs though, as stated in previous posts. The angle makes it look like 3.
    # May 07 2007 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
    not really, when ever odin appears in games there are 2 sets front legs and one set of back instead of what some people might think they see in that pictures
    New lance?
    # Feb 16 2007 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
    i wonder if hes killed will he drop that lance.... i really dont care what the stats are for that thing are, i want thaty god d%^& lance
    # Feb 16 2007 at 1:08 AM Rating: Decent
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    Dark Esquire sighted at I-8 in Bhaflau Thickets just now. 75Pld and 67Blu got it down to 75% HP before losing. While fighting Dark Esquire, Dark Rider rode past. Warhorse Hoofprint left in I-8 path to Postern.
    # Feb 15 2007 at 10:55 PM Rating: Decent
    you guys do realize that in order for this to be Odin he'd have to wield gungnir right? that isnt gungnir in his hands >.>
    # Feb 07 2007 at 6:39 PM Rating: Decent
    i thought odins horse had 6 legs....this one has only 3
    Overseen Avatar/ummons
    # Feb 07 2007 at 3:57 PM Rating: Decent
    Of course it's Odin, they have put other high ranking Avatars in there we can only see them. I have seen Bismarck the whale on my way over on the ferry, I only caught a small glimps of him, but I was sure it was him, the detailing on his belly wasn't normal for any other sea creature.
    No matter how many times I went on the ferry to catch another glimpse, but I have not seen him again. I have yet to see Dark Rider, but judging by the pics, it is Odin.
    tough mob or no
    # Jan 15 2007 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
    what is this the toughest mob or something?
    dark rider death
    # Jan 05 2007 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
    i heard this guy alrdy been taken down by BtL hnmls inseraph server
    dark rider death
    # Jan 10 2007 at 4:25 AM Rating: Decent
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    finalhart wrote:
    i heard this guy alrdy been taken down by BtL hnmls inseraph server

    He can't be killed, he takes 0 damage from everything. He only exists to leave behind a warhorse hoofprint.
    Final Fantasy XI 12-14-11 Update wrote:
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    I thought of it first:

    How strong?
    # Dec 16 2006 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
    How tough are these things? It certainly looks intimidating, but looks may be decieving...right?
    4 Legged Pic
    # Dec 04 2006 at 10:23 PM Rating: Good
    22 posts
    It's just a bad angle pic. Dark Rider's horse has 4 legs.. here's the proof.


    You can see the Dark Bugler in the corner of pic too.
    # Nov 27 2006 at 9:30 AM Rating: Decent
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    In the traditional myth, Slephnir has 8 legs. In the Final Fantasy world, Odin's horse always had either 4 or 6 legs (four legs in the older ones). Yyou can see pics here http://www.ffcompendium.com/h/espmon/odin.shtml . Seeing that FF11 brings back a lot of old school things, I wouldn't be surprised if they depicted Odin's horse with 4 legs, like the old ones.

    And this horse has 4 legs -- it only looks like three in this screenshot because one of them is bent up and hidden. Here are better pictures of him http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ten13films/my_photos .

    Interesting detail : The sculpture figure of FF8's Odin (which i own cuz that was my favorite Odin so far) actually has all 8 legs. At least in principle : If you look closely you can see that 2 of his legs have been amputated at the body...
    (It's that badly painted orange nubby thing on hiss chest)
    Prety cool detail huh?

    Oddly this doesn't seem to show on the texture of the ingame version though.
    Odins an emo :x
    # Nov 21 2006 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
    someone lost a leg lalala
    56kness >_>'
    # Nov 21 2006 at 10:51 AM Rating: Decent

    Edited, Nov 21st 2006 2:05pm by DeadfIy
    # Nov 19 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
    O D I N
    dark rider
    # Oct 31 2006 at 11:36 PM Rating: Decent
    just saw him on lightsday, 6:00, no weather effects.
    A dark bugler was pecking at some players as my pt lay dead. ;.;
    # Oct 27 2006 at 4:27 AM Rating: Default
    his armor looks like iron musketeer armor...maybe he's in the shadowe family?
    Dark Rider
    # Oct 26 2006 at 11:47 AM Rating: Decent
    Just saw him a few mins ago. My pt was xping in Caedarva Mire and first I saw demons and was like "Why are there demons here..." then I saw him and was like Holy Crap! Then he came towards my pt and I thought we were all screwed but he didn't agro just walked past us. It was really awesome he's pretty impressive.
    # Oct 16 2006 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
    this horse has 3 legs? o.o;
    # Nov 17 2006 at 8:47 PM Rating: Decent
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