Ashes of Creation is adding a new mount, and as is often the case when this happens, there’s a big ol’ lore dump that weaves a story about why players can ride giant-sized fauna. So it is with the Scalerunner, a very large and very good lizard friend that has its roots in local game world myth.
The Scalerunner itself is a fearsome beast with impressive agility and a venomous bite, which led to a number of tales warning villagers away from roaming the lands at night or warning children from misbehaving unless the maw of a Scalerunner finds them. While the Scalerunner itself is not a particularly aggressive creature, its actual danger is very real, particularly those which are bred for war. Raising a Scalerunner for battle purposes is described as a months-long process, but also a worthy effort; there have been tales of how a group of Scalerunner riders have turned the tide of battle.
All of this is certainly well and good and interesting, but perhaps you’re the sort of person who would rather see the Scalerunner in action. In that case, the embedded video below features not only the actual development process of this new mount, but a whole bunch of lizard riding footage. Giddy up, giant iguana friend!