The two horses only appear in the short story Ignorant Armies.
Although only minor characters in the story, the fates of both Would-Have-Been-Tsar and Tsarina are detailed as the plot unfolds.
- Bargained for from a trader month prior to the oppening of the story.
- The names of Tsar and Tsarina for the horses was suggested by Johann, however as Vukotich points out "Johann, you don't give a name to something you may have to eat."
- Left in the clearing when the stragglers from Cictrice's warband attempt to ambush the Johann and Vukotich.