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Nolhiir
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Nah, I think the truth is that Jagex just doesn't care about horses. There's too many inconsistencies, such as horses being referenced by the Karamja cart and the Lores & Histories, yet the guy who changes your family crest not knowing what the "legendary horse" looks like and requiring a reference. I believe horses and hornless unicorns to be the same thing, but the problem is that nobody at Jagex cares enough to keep up a consistent story for their lack of a presence.
In short, horses are the single biggest lorefail in the game.
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26-Jun-2016 15:16:44

Wahisietel
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The current official explanation is that Horses and Hornless Unicorns are separate creatures. Most of the references to horses being legendary are just fourth-wall breaking jokes. You never were our brightest star, Khazard. 'Vermin slaughtered like lambs'? What does that even mean?

26-Jun-2016 15:23:16

N7spongy

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Nolhiir said:
Nah, I think the truth is that Jagex just doesn't care about horses. There's too many inconsistencies, such as horses being referenced by the Karamja cart and the Lores & Histories, yet the guy who changes your family crest not knowing what the "legendary horse" looks like and requiring a reference. I believe horses and hornless unicorns to be the same thing, but the problem is that nobody at Jagex cares enough to keep up a consistent story for their lack of a presence.
In short, horses are the single biggest lorefail in the game.
It's called a recurring joke, like how the mods joked about not updating the Black Knight Titan(who seriously needs lore, I have no idea what he exactly is and his origin).
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26-Jun-2016 20:12:46

Ancient Drew
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Ancient Drew

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N7spongy said:
Nolhiir said:
Nah, I think the truth is that Jagex just doesn't care about horses. There's too many inconsistencies, such as horses being referenced by the Karamja cart and the Lores & Histories, yet the guy who changes your family crest not knowing what the "legendary horse" looks like and requiring a reference. I believe horses and hornless unicorns to be the same thing, but the problem is that nobody at Jagex cares enough to keep up a consistent story for their lack of a presence.
In short, horses are the single biggest lorefail in the game.
It's called a recurring joke, like how the mods joked about not updating the Black Knight Titan(who seriously needs lore, I have no idea what he exactly is and his origin).
Plus he looks like a potato with hives.

As I said before, there were horses around in the Second Age as shown in Twice Burnt when Char rode one, and they may have been around during the God Wars before Zamorak razed Forinthry and probably roasted them.
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26-Jun-2016 20:17:48

sir eos lee

sir eos lee

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Humans are likely to blame.
They are too widely distributed, being among the most dominant species on the map.

As you learned from Bringing Home the Bacon, the horses had really tasty meat, but the extinction would have had to have been at least sometime in the late 5th Age for that knowledge to be more "fact" than "legend".

So once the addiction to the tasty meat crept in, the large masses of humans quickly hunted an already rare species into extinction (or at least near extinction if the Lores and Histories from Worth Comes From Battle is accurate)

27-Jun-2016 03:34:06

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