Before the Great War, buffalo lived in tribal herds lead by chieftains. Buffalo herds also participated in traditional stampedes as their ancestors did before them.
A tribe of buffalo was encountered during the Ministry Mares' youth, hijacking train cars and threatening open war with the ponies of Appleloosa, a conflict which began when the Appleloosians built an apple orchard on the herd's stampeding grounds without permission. War was looming, but after a short battle, diplomatic solutions were sought and the crisis was averted on the condition that the buffalo get a path cut through the orchard to stampede through and a share of the produce.
During the War
During the Great War and prior to Princess Celestia's abdication from the Equestrian throne and the establishment of the Ministries, she would send the Ministry Mares off as emissaries to both the buffalo and griffins, in hopes that they would join the war on the side of Equestria, or at the very least avoid an alliance with the zebra empire. It is unknown what the buffalo chose to ultimately do, though it appears that they played no major role in the war.
After the War
No buffalo have been seen since the end of the Great War, and it is unknown precisely what happened to the buffalo after the Last Day had passed; all that is known is that they somehow survived. Whether any Stables were built to house buffalo has not been stated.
No buffalo were sighted in the Equestrian Wasteland throughout the events of the Wasteland Conflict, but they are apparently present; Gawdyna Grimfeathers planned to send emissaries out to buffalo tribes after assuming control of Red Eye's operations in Fillydelphia.
|Buffalo in Fallout: Equestria - The Last Sentinel|
Stalliongrad was known to be home to a small, stable population of Buffalo, including a pre-war ghoul named Chief Thunderhooves. The Buffalo live and work within the city as valued members of the community, a number of them were killed during an assault by The Dead Boys talon company.
Buffalo are a bovine species of mammals, with four short legs and a large body. Their skin is typically in shades of brown, and they have a very large hump on their back where near their front legs.
Not much is known about Buffalo culture, besides the fact that they were tribal and participated in annual stampedes. They got on well with the ponies of Appleloosa, once a peace treaty was negotiated by the buffalo chieftain, Thunderhooves.
|Culture of Buffalo in Fallout: Equestria - The Last Sentinel|
Before the War
Buffalo lived in tribes, scattered across their homelands. The buffalo had no concept of capitalism, instead believing in redistribution. Buffalo gave away their wealth in order to gain power and prestige in turn. Chieftains in order to maintain their status, must give away a lot of wealth, but will get more back in the same way a capitalist loan must be repaid.
When receiving gifts from the chieftains, the receiver must refuse three times before accepting any gift. To continue to refuse would shame a chieftain greatly, for it would be assumed that they did not give enough and that you are thus challenging the chief's prestige and power.
Chief Thunderhooves - Leader of the Appleloosa tribe, notably long winded in his speeches.
Little Strongheart - Influencial young buffalo in the Appleloosa Herd. Possibly replaced her father as chief.