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Plate Mail +3: The Practical Defense (TOSC)
Category: Armor (Plate Armor) Value: 8800
Lore Req to ID: 70 Weight: 18

Armor Class: 0 (-3 vs. slashing)

Requires: 11 Strength

How Obtained:
  • Durlag's Tower (Lower Level 1) - Found in chest in bedroom (TOSC)

The traveling adventurer could ask for no better a suit of armor in all the land. Specially commissioned by Bolhur "Thunderaxe" at GREAT expense, this suit was his most prized, even if not his most ornate. Eminently practical, Bolhur demanded armor that would offer superior protection while hampering him in the least. By "hampering" he did not just mean in movement or weight, though this suit is just over one-third the weight of normal plate mail: His ideal suit should also be able to withstand the rigors of his wanderings with little maintenance. This is not to say that Bolhur "Thunderaxe" neglected his armors (to say as such would get your ears boxed) but the regime of spit and polish required for a "gentleman's" suit was beyond his caring. Save the tassels and gilding of full plate for kings and heads of state; a working dwarf cares more for utility than looks.