Found myself laughing throughout! A very realistic, though somewhat comical character. At the same time, his desperate desire to be important while keeping control of his particular little fiefdom rings of truth. Sadly, the real world is populated with quite a few such Viceroys.
I like their ambiguous nature. The real and more-or-less harmless (so long as you leave it alone) creature with a reputation for much much more. A nice addition to any good fishing village. Go to Comment
My kind of magic item, magic with a price. Suitable for a Garage Sale from Hell submission or Dalme the Tinkerer item. Well executed, enough details to be strongly expressed, and enough dramatic hooks to be a great kicker in any campaign. Two Paws up! And a tail! Go to Comment
Next time you're contemplating a horse variation, but don't want to get too dramatic, how about a Zorse? An offspring of a zebra stallion and horse mare. In nature they are infertile, but in a fantasy world, not necessarily. They are also known to be extremely cantankerous.
"It soon became apparent that zorses are not the most easiest of the equine family to get along with." -- Trainer Pat Parelli, on working with zorses