It's not so ridiculous in this sort of setting, i guess. Cresctor is probably even a common name in this world around us that we're about to begin exploring.
I'm giving you an animal companion
in the way of a heavy (but aged) warhorse. It has 26 HP and is a trusty steed to you. Check out it's attacks; and treat this horse like you would another character entirely.
Can you see the changes effected on your character sheet?