My guess (and it is only a guess) is it has something to do with the Hytbold quest given inside Cliving. This quest takes place on the landscape outside but APPARENTLY the spear mechanic comes into play regardless of whether you actually have the quest active. It pops up whenever you are on a war steed in the vicinity. Once you get to Hytbold and get the quest it starts to make sense. I am not sure the spear thing does anything for you outside of the quest. (Spear is supposed to be used against the enemy's Shield Totems.) To me, this whole quest is VERY clunky. I have no idea exactly how to be successful, even though I managed to complete it a few times. I just kept trying to hit the shields from different angles until finally it works.
Originally Posted by airsoftg36c
Kinships: Fifth Star Vagabonds on Crickhollow (Dotswith); Random Access on Arkenstone (Dottiel)