The town of Oxblood is reknowned for its Riders, a clan of rutterkin that serves the militia of Oxblood's armanites as camp followers, skirmishers, and grooms. The armanites are clearly the masters, not their riders. An Oxblood rutterkin is just as deformed as most of its kind, but it's also a born rider, able to ride hanging off the side of its master or standing on the armanite's back like a monkey. These rutterkin all carry serrated sabres and small, barbed crossbows that fire quarrels laced with arsenic.