As you soar through the sky, Maurice chuckles as he randomly remembers a past event.
This reminds me of the time I gave a few Andorra magi a ride to the Arc of Fire, just off the coast of Sicily. That was just after I learned how to fly, but before I learned to shapeshift. At the moment I can't remember what the quest was or the bargain we made, but it worked out well
As you approach your desitination, the scene is one of mass combat. A dozen or more pikemen lie dead in burning flames. A bishop, guarded by soldiers, is reciting something from a book (probably a bible). A battered knight faces a deadly beast, his sword crackles with thunder and the symbol of House Flambeau can be seen on the dressing of his dead horse.
Venkath, the vicious, snarls in rage. A few broken spears are lodged in his hide. He roars a gout of flame, which showers the knight-magus, but washes over his parma.
Maurice bristles in rage, and dives down towards the bishop with a roar.
Make a roll to keep hanging on. Str or Dex plus Riding or Athletics. Or whatever. I am only requiring a 6 or better.