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Hide Armor (TOSC)
Category: Armor (Leather Armor) Value: 7
Lore Req to ID: 0 Weight: 40

6 (8 vs. piercing and missile)-Handed Weapon
Requires: 6 Strength

Equipped Abilities:
  • Open Locks: -10%
  • Find Traps: -10%
  • Pick Pockets: -10%
  • Move Silently: -20%

Hide armor is made from the thick hide of a very large animal (an elephant for example) or from many layers of normal leather from common animals, like cows. Hide armor is far too bulky, inflexible and heavy to be used much in advanced human cultures. However, among the barbaric humanoid masses throughout the dark forests and misty jungles of the world, hide armor is common. Even though it does offer more protection than leather armor, one must get by the offensive odor and shoddy appearance in order to wear it effectively. Even though Thieves can wear this armor, it has a negative effect on their abilities.