The green-eyed mare took this as placidly as she did most things, including her master's need for a diet of fresh blood and his penchant for painting her pale gray hide all the hues of the current season.
Jame's narration, Bound in Blood, "Prologue: A Flight of Jewel-Jaws"

Mirah is Randiroc's horse. He has her fitted with a leather band on her neck holding a plug that caps an open vein, letting him drink her blood to survive.[1] Randiroc paints her in green to camouflage her when he's in the wilds.[2]


  1. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XXI: Loyalty or Honor", V — " 'Now only blood and milk will stay down.' […] Jame remembered the band and plug on Mirah's neck, the permanently open wound. The thought made her a little queasy, but it didn't seem to bother the mare."
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XVII: Into the Wilds", III — "The mare greeted her with a friendly whicker, long, moss green tail swishing at flies. On closer inspection, Jame saw that although her eyes were the color of new leaves, her coat was actually pearl gray, subtly stained in all the shades of leaf and lichen, wood and stone. […] tracing the swoop of a line down her shoulder—tawny gold tinged with a rosy haze the color of ripening wheat—she was beautiful, a true work of art, and also excellently camouflaged"

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