- Companions here refer to the fantasy characters. Companion is also a term used to describe a level of mateship amongst chakats.
Companions are horse-like beings which feature in a number of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar fantasy novels. They are reborn souls in the form of blue-eyed white horses with silver (matte, not chrome) hooves. Companions have extended endurance, speed, and mental magic including Mindspeech. A Companion, at some point in his or her life, Chooses a human, bonding them (usually for life) and setting the human on the path to becoming a fully-trained Herald.
 See also
- Companions in the Wikipedia article about Velgarth
- Mercedes Lackey: Companions in the Firebird Arts & Music Catalog
- Heralds of Valdemar FAQ: Companions
- Companions' Choices or Why Companions Choose the Heralds They Do
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