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January 29, 2006, 8:42 am

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Ivory armor


This is a light armor developed by a smart -now master- alchemist. It is a light, gives decent protection, is of high quaility and thin enough to not be noticable in public. In short the perfect armor for travellers that don’t want draw attention to themselves.

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The Armour is one made with dedication and with the idea in mind that the wearer will not want it to be noticed. Magic was used in its making and the Alchemists have put their mark on it which means no one else can make a similar item or the magicians will pay them a visit. If anyone is found wearing ivory armour without the Alchemists seal on it they will be lucky to get away with only a scar. The best part is that the kings and other hierarchy will not intervene as the Alchemists made a deal with them. The Armour can be in the form of thin vests, thicker jackets and leggings and hats that are harder to disguise. From a distance the Armour is hard to see and close it is still quite difficult if your ivory disks are melded into the fabric well enough. The Ivory is of the highest quality and is strengthened slightly by a magic potion that only works on non-manmade materials. The Ivory is applied densely and in layers (up to 5 depending on how visible you want it to be).

When the great cat known as Kyters by natives were discovered something resembling a war took place between the settlers in the Southlands and the strange tiger-like beasts. The beasts were in fact alike to tigers in almost every way except that they had protrusions on their skin made of Ivory. The protrusions are like ridges across their skin in white stripes. The amount of Ivory on one animal at the time could sell for the equivalent of a century’s work in soldiering.  Mercenaries flooded into the area and are in the stage of wiping the animals out. Although it should be noted before you run off to kill them that the beasts are extremly dangerous, vicious and will kill your average band of adventures an appetiser for a real foe.

There was a period of around six months when people failed to realise that their was no longer a limited supply of ivory and that they need not pay so much for it however even after those expensive months people still make piles of gold as the Kyters expense.

It just so happened that one smart Alchemist Journeyman needed an idea for a masterpiece to become a master. He had already amassed a sum capable of filling in the monetary requirements, which were much more important than anything else. When he thought of the influx of ivory he decided to make use of it. Instantly after seeing the material’s hardness he decided make armour out of it. So he did and after becoming a master of the guild of alchemy he decided to use the guild to mass-produce the armour for a huge profit for himself as well as the guild who got a significant portion of the profit.

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January 27, 2006, 16:23
A couple of things.
Ivory is bone, so this tiger like animal has bony protrusions? And they are long?

The first part of the description seems to be part of the history. The remaining part of the description is unclear.

The writing is unclear. This needs much more editing. Perhaps you should return this one to your working space, and bring it out when it is complete.
January 27, 2006, 20:12
I don't like the 'you can't use this without permission or nasty people will come and beat you up' aspect of the armor. AS for the Kyters, I coudl see there being kind of a goldrush on their natural supply of ivory, millionares spending a thousand gold pieces for a dozen eggs sort of rush.
Voted Michael Jotne Slayer
February 21, 2006, 19:28
A good solid idea, but I must agree with Moon when he states that this is somewhat unclear.
I think I got the point, but you should make sure that I get the point in the post. Open ends are only attractive to create an air of mystery, not confusion.
Still a 3.0 though, if you update this I will update my vote accordingly.
Voted valadaar
September 20, 2013, 14:39
Okay, armour created from Ivory is not too far-fetched - lacquered wood and boiled leather both make reasonable armours. I could see alchemists involved in the preparation of the substance but not in the actual construction of the armour.

Apart from Moons comment on Ivory being bone (its not, similar, but different) his comments are spot on.

Voted Cheka Man
February 1, 2017, 22:50
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