Armor Descriptions

Armor descriptions for the game are as follows:

Breastplate

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Hand Right_Hand

Description:
A steel open faced helm, gorget, gauntlets, and shaped plate encasing the wearer from head to hips over the soldier's clothing. Worn in battle by many by common Knights in both Kingdoms, also called a 'Half Harness', when worn by knights fighting afoot.

Brigandine

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg Left_Foot Right_Foot

Description:
An open or visored helm and a coat of plates worn over a complete suit of mail (coif, hauberk, mittens, and leggings). Higher quality suits of brigadine will include steel gauntlets. Fairly expensive and worn by Knights in both Kingdoms. The more ornate versions are reserved for Royals and nobility. This armor provides enhancement of mobility during a fight.

Full Maille

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg Left_Foot Right_Foot

Description:
Mail from head to toe, worn under a cloth surcoat in house livery. A steel helm with a nasal guard, coif, hauberk, mittens, and leggings. Often worn by common-born knights. While not providing the same protection as the Brigadine it does allow for greater movement.

Full Plate

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg Left_Foot Right_Foot

Description:
Extremely expensive and fully enclosing articulated steel, crafted and fitted to the individual wearer. Not worn as much on horse back during combat, except for the extremely wealthy there are versions to be used during the Joust that is less expensive. These Joust Harnesses still cost and are usually provided by a sponsoring Vassal or Kingdom.

Joust Harness

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg

Description:
Very expensive and designed for one purpose, the Joust. Each harness is crafted and fitted to the individual wearer. Not costing the same as full war plate, these Joust Harnesses are still out of the reach except for Lords of castles and the very wealthy and are usually provided by a sponsoring Vassal or Kingdom.

Leather Jerkin

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Covered Locations: Head Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg Left_Foot Right_Foot

Description:
Either hardened leather, or soft leathers reinforced with iron rings. Worn with a cap to protect the head. Low maintenance and relatively inexpensive, such armor is popular among the common men at arms.

Padded Jack

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Covered Locations: Head Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm

Description:
A long, thick, quilted cloth coat. Usually worn with a steel cap. Professional troops such as archers and pikemen who are not intended to come into close quarters from both kingdoms will often wear this, occasionally reinforced with jackchains.

Partial Maille

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Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen

Description:
A steel cap or mail coif and hauberk. The most popular harness among raiders of the Iron Islands.

Scale

Covered Locations: Head Neck Chest Abdomen Left_Arm Right_Arm Left_Hand Right_Hand Left_Leg Right_Leg Left_Foot Right_Foot

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Description:
A steel helm and either a gorget, or drape of scales hanging from the helm to cover the lower face and neck. A coat of metal scales protect the torso and shoulders, often hanging as low as the knee. Higher quality suits of scale are made of steel and are enameled to prevent rust and add ornament. It is usually presented to a Man-at-Arms that has gained favor from the Lord of a Vassal.

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