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Ride the Night-Mare is a quest with a boss called the Night-Mare. Defeating this boss will unlock the Horse Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Night-Mare's HP (500) makes this a medium length quest and its strength multiplier (1.5) make this an easy quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about two weeks.


While relaxing in the Tavern with @beffymaroo and @JessicaChase, the talk turns to good-natured boasting about your adventuring accomplishments. Proud of your deeds, and perhaps getting a bit carried away, you brag that you can tame any task around. A nearby stranger turns toward you and smiles. One eye twinkles as he invites you to prove your claim by riding his horse. As you all head for the stables, @UncommonCriminal whispers, "You may have bitten off more than you can chew. That's no horse - that's a Night-Mare!" Looking at its stamping hooves, you begin to regret your words...


Defeat the Night-Mare.

On Completion

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It takes all your skill, but finally the horse stamps a couple of hooves and nuzzles you in the shoulder before allowing you to mount. You ride briefly but proudly around the Tavern grounds while your friends cheer. The stranger breaks into a broad grin. “I can see that was no idle boast! Your determination is truly impressive. Take these eggs to raise horses of your own, and perhaps we’ll meet again one day.” You take the eggs, the stranger tips his hat…and vanishes.


Achievement: Ride the Night-Mare x1
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Horse Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
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275 experience
37 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Horse pets and mounts.

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Horse Pet Horse Mount
Base Pet-Horse-Base.png Mount Horse-Base.png
White Pet-Horse-White.png Mount Horse-White.png
Desert Pet-Horse-Desert.png Mount Horse-Desert.png
Red Pet-Horse-Red.png Mount Horse-Red.png
Shade Pet-Horse-Shade.png Mount Horse-Shade.png
Skeleton Pet-Horse-Skeleton.png Mount Horse-Skeleton.png
Zombie Pet-Horse-Zombie.png Mount Horse-Zombie.png
Pet-Horse-CottonCandyPink.png Mount Horse-CottonCandyPink.png
Pet-Horse-CottonCandyBlue.png Mount Horse-CottonCandyBlue.png
Golden Pet-Horse-Golden.png Mount Horse-Golden.png

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Night-Mare was created for the official Habitica blog.

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Development and Credits

  • Release date: September 9, 2015
  • Writers: VikingRunner
  • Artists: Scroll - UncommonCriminal   Boss - beffymaroo   Egg - JessicaChase   Mount - UncommonCriminal   Pet - UncommonCriminal   Promo Art - beffymaroo
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