Tuesday Magic Item – Cavalryman’s Half-plate

26 October, 2010

The Thunder Lancers and the King’s Own Cavalry are the elite of the Arsagosian cavalry and are justly feared, they equipment and training is superb as is their discipline.  The enemies of Arsagosia know to avoid facing the knights of that kingdom when going to war, seeking ways to avoid meeting these units on an open field,

Cavalryman’s Half-plate

These suits of half-plate are designed specifically for horsemen, providing excellent protection while mounted and simply good protection otherwise.  Depending on who they are made for their can be elaborately decorated with enamel work and accents of precious metals while others are plain and functional.

Worn while dismounted, it is +1 half-plate, nothing more, nothing less.  However, while mounted, it functions as +2 half-plate and the wearer suffers no armor check penalties to ride checks or to any skill checks involving mounting or dismounting.  Additionally, it provides a +1 enhancement bonus to the mount’s natural armor and the mount can use the rider’s Will save if it higher.

Aura moderate abjuration and transmutation; CL 7th
Slot armor; Price 8,250; Weight 50 lbs
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, cat’s grace, owl’s wisdom, stoneskin; Cost 3,750 +750 for the armor (+300 xp for D&D)

Notes: Again, covering neglected corners of D&D items.  Cavalry and rider related items seem to be few are far between,

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