All horses are “sold as is” and Helrin is very clear that a horse can not be returned once sold. He also does not rent out horses; they are only for final sale. It is possible for a player character to examine a particular horse for possible issues a horse might have. This would require the appropriate animal handling skill at a normal difficulty.
Helrin “Able” MinHe is a young man, 21, who is trying to better himself. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and felt that this is an overlooked market that he could exploit and make a living at. So far he is right. He is full of high energy and this easily comes across as he tends to speak rapidly. He knows his horses all have some fundamental flaw; otherwise their previous owners wouldn’t have parted with them for such low prices in the first place. He won’t lie about a horse’s issues, but he also won’t volunteer such information. Helrin is single and with his successful business he sees himself moving up in society. Thus, for now, he is a ladies man playing the field.
Adventure Ideas-Able bought and sold yet another horse without knowing its drawbacks. Only this time it was a Nightmare. He bought the horse from a traveling merchant, a demon in disguise who is sowing discord on the Mortal Plane. The Nightmare was warded to believe it was an ordinary horse until it had passed through three owners. Able sold the “horse” to a local farmer, Trent Waysider, and the Nightmare gained its true mind the next day. While Able normally enforces his “sold as is” policy, the Nightmare has been rampaging through the countryside causing all sorts of destruction and Able fears gaining a bad reputation. Able is looking to hire some adventurers to kill the demon horse.
-Most of Able’s horses have come down with a disease. Small patches of skin with raised spots have been scabbing over and spreading around the head area of his horses (Ringworm). The spread of the infection has increased and spread to his other horses so he knows this is not related to one animal. No one in town seems to know how to cure his horses. He knows of a tribe of centaurs, the Spirithoof Tribe, which roam nearby. However, they have a personal dislike for Able, “a horseflesh peddler”. Able is looking to hire some adventurers to go and talk to the centaurs in the hope they will be able to provide a cure for his horses. Of course, the centaurs may want something in return for such a cure other than gold; something like the removal of a monster that has recently moved into their territory.