while rereading these books I noticed that Morgan was riding a Barb so I googled it. interesting history. they were bred in North Africa (Barbary coast apparently shares the name derivation) but what was funny was this description in wikipedia:
Due to the amount of cross-breeding, it is difficult to find a purebred Barb today. The Barb generally possesses a fiery temperament and an atypical sport-horse conformation, but nevertheless has had an incredible impact on today's modern breeds.
change a few nouns and its a good description of that half-breed and his impact on the royalty
so where is the barbary coast in the world of deryni?