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Being a wild horse, Peggy Sue is strong, but skittish around humans who would try to tame her, having run free in the forest near Somnia for quite some time. The townsfolk of Somnia fear her strength, and so have made tales of her terrorizing the area. In response, the forest is cordoned off.
Little is shown of how the Hero and Carver actually subdue the horse, but Peggy Sue does manage to outmaneuver the pair for a short while. As she is bridled to a royal wagon, traces of nobility surface, and she proudly serves the party throughout their quest.
Amid the town's tales of woe regarding a wild horse, the Hero and Carver, fresh off their test at Gardsbane Tower, meet with the wagon master looking for a horse. They enter the forest, attempting to corral the horse. The bold mare, however, outsmarts them several times, leading Carver to ask the Hero to help him cut her off. Carver's plan works, and the horse is tamed enough to bring back to Somnia. She is named Peggy Sue, to which she seems agreeable. Peggy Sue is soon fitted and bridled, and the party gains clearance from the royal court to take the wagon.
Legends around the world speak of an extraordinary winged horse, Pegasus, said to have traveled the skies in days of yore. It is also said that Pegasus knows the path to the Dread Realm, and so the horse's powers were sealed by the Dread Fiends in order to prevent its discovery. The same process was used on Alltrades Abbey, Medford's Manor, Sorceria, and Cloudsgate Citadel.
The party, having freed Cloudsgate, meets with King Zenith, who fills in the remainder of the Pegasus legend and guides the party to the Pillar of Pegasus, where Peggy Sue fuses with her true spirit, becoming the noble winged horse she always was. She grants the party her celestial reins in gratitude, and with them, her power of flight.
Upon their return to Cloudsgate, Zenith unbinds Pegasus' ultimate powers for the party, allowing passage to the Dread Realm.
- The name Peggy Sue is perhaps an all-too-obvious hint at the horse's true identity as Pegasus, though the connection is not apparent but for one line of early dialogue and the events of the late game. Nevertheless, it is a common name for a female character in Western film and music.
- The horse's gender is not specified in the original Japanese version of Dragon Quest VI, thus assumed to be male. The fan translation uses "Falchion" as a possible name, which can apply to both genders. The DS and mobile remakes make it clear that the horse is indeed female.
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