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Robe of Netheril (SOD)
Category: Armor (Robe) Value: 1
Lore Req to ID: 70 Weight: 3

Equipped Abilities:
  • Magic Resistance: +50%
  • Disables spellcasting
  • May only be removed with a Remove Curse spell

In the days of Netheril, the sorcerer Elemin Vael was so powerful that he could make and unmake the world around him as he saw fit, or so history claims. Legends and rumors surrounding the source of his power have passed their way across the centuries, but all stories share one vital fact: that in the peak of his power, Elemin's magic proved too powerful for him to control, and he lost his entire family. He created this robe, so the stories claim, from the tears of Mystryl, to stanch his power and protect him from its influence. When he became sick in his later years, Elemin refused to remove the garment in order to let the priests work their magic on him. "I have had enough of this world of magic," he said. "Let me die an ordinary man." And so he did.