Nimbus is a marking that adds a soft patch of light color to the beasts’ neck.
Alternatively, it can have a slightly marbled look by adding multiple soft-edged stripes instead. These stripes may interact with each other as well! They can branch off from each other, touch at the ends, fuse together, and so on.
Only covering manes (the regular one from Equus imports or mutations such as Razor on Megaloceros) is not possible! Nimbus must somehow cover part of the neck.
Relevant to: Base
Can be white: No
Layering: Designer’s choice
Hides other genes: No
Quick Facts Guide
Nimbus is relevant to and will always be lighter than the base coat color of the beast.
Nimbus must have a soft edge.
Nimbus on Equus
Equus have a special sort of mane on top of their neck, unlike all other species. This mane typically counts towards the neck area as well, but be careful: just because it counts as neck too, does not mean that Nimbus can only cover part of the mane! Nimbus must cover some part of the normal neck besides the mane as well!
Combinations with other markings
Nimbus has no distinct minimum range, but must be present in a noticeable way on the beast.
Feel free to search for this marking in our CaveSpeaker gallery to get some inspiration or a better grasp of the marking.
However, be careful of old designs as they might be illegal by now due to previous rule changes!
Please do not just copy existing designs either, as those are the property of their designer!