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I get a cryptic message every time I click on the horse. Example:

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Other messages include

  • Gazing into the horse's eyes, you feel on the verge of understanding a deep mystery.
  • You ponder the horse's speed, and are inspired to quicken your own step.
  • The horse's calm in the face of danger steels your will.
  • The horse gazes upon you calmly, reminding you that patience is a virtue.
  • Peering deep into the horse's eyes, you feel you are not yet ready for its wisdom.
  • The horse fixes you with a withering gaze.

These sound a lot like the stat increase messages in ADOM, because they reference things like speed and willpower; however, my stats don't seem to be increasing on their own, and I get the feeling that the game might be just messing with me...

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    twitter.com/Horse_ebooks – LessPop_MoreFizz Feb 3 '13 at 17:38
  • Ahhh, Torchlight 2, full of easter eggs... – Samir Izmier Chong Feb 3 '13 at 18:18
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    @LessPop_MoreFizz What the hell have I just read. – User not found Feb 4 '13 at 0:10
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    Short answer: the game is messing with you. The horse itself does nothing but cycle through a long list of messages. You should take the warnings about the power and might of the horses seriously if you ever intend to enter the secret horse level though - the horses there are hostile and not to be underestimated. – jw013 Feb 4 '13 at 15:03
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As far as I know, the Horse's only purpose is to hint at the "Secret Horse Level", much how Diablo had a cow that could be clicked (though the Secret Cow Level only existed in the sequel).

To clarify, the cows in Diablo also responded when clicked on:

  • "Yup, that's a cow all right!"
  • "I am not thirsty"
  • "Hey! I am no milkmaid!"
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