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These are but a few of the Armors that can be found on the Material Plane. Conflict takes many forms in these lands, and almost all use one or more types of armor.


=Armors=
Banded Mail Armor – Armor with overlapping plates of metal defending critical locations.
Breastplate Armor – Suit of armor that includes a breastplate among other things.
Chain Shirt Armor – Lesser form of chain mail armor- more flexibility, less protection.
Chain Mail Armor – Full suit of interlocking metal rings called chain mail.
Full Plate Armor – The heaviest protection available and the ultimate in plate armor.
Half-Plate Armor – This partial suit of full plate offers most of the protection for less cost.
Hide Armor – Stiff armor made from layers of leather and hide.
Leather Armor – Armor made from leather; easy to move around in.
O-Yoroi – Heavy, inflexible armor used by samurai.
Padded Armor – Armor made of thick, quilted cloth; easy to move around in.
Scale Mail Armor – Overlapping metal scales over a leather base.
Shell Mail Armor – Ornamental armor rarely seen except beneath the waves.
Splint Mail Armor – Sturdy leather armor with metal strips and chain mail.
Studded Leather Armor – Leather armor reinforced with metal studs.


=Shields=
Buckler – The smallest basic type of shield.
Dastana – A bracer-like piece of armor, similar in function to a buckler.
Heavy Shield – A moderately large basic type of shield.
Light Shield – A moderately small basic type of shield.
Pavise – A type of tower shield used by archers.
Tower Shield – The largest basic type of shield.


=Helms=
Armet – A type of helmet that fully encloses the head.
Barbute – Variation of the great helm with a ‘T’ shaped opening in the front.
Bascinet – A dog-faced helmet with a very distinct design.
Burgonet – A helmet with a distinctive brim.
Cervelliere – A skull cap that extends upwards to a point.
Great Helm – Large helmet that totally covers the head, sometimes with a smaller helm beneath, used in jousting.
Jingasa – Type of helmet commonly worn by ashigaru.
Kabuto – Type of helmet commonly worn by samurai.
Mail Coif – A chain mail cowl.
Nasal Helm – A cervelliere with additional nose protection.
Sallet – Helmet with an extended guard projecting from the back of it.
Spangenhelm – A nasal helm with cheek flaps.
Steel Cap – The modern day incarnation of the basic skull cap.
Thief Helmet – Specialized helm that amplifies sounds.


=Hands=
Gauntlets – Reinforced metal gloves to keep your hands safe.
Locked Gauntletsgauntlets that help defend against being disarmed.
MitonsChain mail gloves.
Spiked GauntletsGauntlets designed for punching.


=Arms and Shoulders=
Ailettes – A piece of armor that fits over the shoulder.
Besagews – Rounded bits of armor that protects the armpit from attack.
BracersMagical armor worn on the wrists.
Couters – Armor that protects the elbow.
Pauldrons – Extensive shoulder armor that protects the armpit, upper arm, as well as part of the back and chest.
Rerebraces – Arm armor that protects the upper arm.
Spaulders – Protects the shoulder and upper arm but only the outside, front, and back of it.
Vambraces – Tubular armor that protects from wrist to elbow, usually connected to upper arm armor.


=Lower Body=
Boots – Reinforced shoes to keep you feet safe.
Boots of Elvenkind – Boots that help keep you quiet.
Boots of Expeditious Retreat – Boots that help you move faster.
Chausses – Chain mail leggings.
Cuisses – Thigh armor.
Faulds – Armor that protects the waist and hips.
Greaves – Strapped on leather or metal plates to protect your shins.
Poleyn – Knee armor.
Sabatonplate armor for the foot.
Schynbalds – Lower leg plate armor.
Shoes of Spider Climb – Slippers that help you walk up walls.
Tassets – Armor that protects the upper legs.


=Components=
Aventails – Type of chain mail neck protection.
Breastplate – Heavy piece of metal armor that covers the chest and waist.
Brevors – Piece of plate armor designed to protect the neck.
ByrnieChain mail garment extending to the waist.
Cheek Flaps – Pieces of head armor that hangs down from the skull cap of helmets, providing protection to the sides of the face and head.
Comb – Ridge on helmets.
Cuirass – Body armor with a breastplate as well as a backplate.
Culet – Armor protecting the lower back and buttocks.
Falling Buffes – A type of visor that lifts up instead of down.
Gorgets – Metal collar to protect the neck.
GoussetChain mail used to connect parts of armor, usually to defend joints and points of flex.
HaubergeonChain mail garment extending to mid-thigh.
HauberkChain mail garment extending to the knee.
Lam├ęs – Sheets of metal used to make pieces of plate armor.
Rondels – Circular piece of armor that often protect connecting leather straps.
Skull Caps – The minimum component of any helmet that protects the top of the head.
Vervelles – Metal staples that attached aventails to helmets.
Visors – Mobile part of a helmet that protects the eyes.
Wrappers – Component of head armors that protect the chin.


=Categories=
Arm Armors
Body Armors
Hand Armors
Head Armors
Lower Body Armors
Shields


=Materials=
Chain Mail
Cloth
Hide
Leather
Metal
Plate
Studded Leather


=Miscellaneous=
Shield Spikes – These metal skewers make shields more effective in battle.
Armor Spikes – These metal skewers make body armors more effective in battle.
Armorsmith – Worker who makes armor for a living.
Riveting – Process by which some plate armor is made.
Barding – Special armor built for a mount.
Tanner – Expert who makes leather, studded leather, and tans hide.


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