Behind the scenesEdit
This item is known simply as the 'Bridle' in the inventory of KQ2. It is the 'Leather bridle' in the KQ2 hintbook.
More directly the idea of throwing it onto an enchanted creature comes from a Romanian fairy tale (which appears in Andrew Lang's Violet Fairy book from Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, which he calls The Fairy of the Dawn), the Hero Petru is tasked with throwing a bridle over the head of several "Welwa" (a monsterous beast depending on the source, which is either similar to the ugly beast that becomes a unicorn seen in KQ8, or a giant worm/snake, of some sort). When he throws the bridle over each of the beasts head, each creature turns into a beautiful horse.
- ↑ KQC2E, pg 497