I had my first experience with skeleton horses and skeleton riders today. I dropped down into the water to swim out for some wood to make sticks for general usage. It was raining, and I spotted a strange looking horse as I swam to shore.
I’ve often heard that lightning strikes can cause strange things to happen. As I was looking at the horse, I realized it was a skeleton. something I’ve never seen before.
And then, lightning struck and suddenly four more horses appeared, each with a skeleton with a glowing purple helmet. They saw me right away and started firing their arrows. There were so many I had to teleport back to my base (thank you for that ability, Lafe!) to survive. From the sky palace, I watched them for a while and thought about trying to keep them, but I don’t like the idea of hostile mobs loose in the Overworld.
So, I took care of them but when the riders were gone, these guys ended up grazing on the round island below the palace. They were both tame as neither through me off, but I have no saddle to control them.
A year into playing this game, I’m still discovering surprises. As the game continues to evolve, I’m sure I’ll have many more. In the meantime, here’s what the sky palace looks like today. It’s going to become much more grand over time.