All righty then. It seems like we have something close to consensus to go looking for a back door. I take it from Gaptooth's post that he is bringing Herman along. Marching order looks something like this:
Tenkar Owynn Pan Bitsa 'Nasan Herman
I'll wait until noon to post next, to give folks time to post a piece in the IC thread if they haven't yet.
So that would be a very very obscure version! (Or, more likely, a misinformed writer )
No, no... it's from the very rare Cuir.
Cuir - (Kwer) n. An ancient creature once thought to be mythological until fossilized remains were found. It has since been discovered (Lord Korrtermane, Haggard's Deep, 1876) to be existent in small family tribes in remote, forbidding country. Legend has it that the hide of these creatures can be fashioned into armor suits through a process known as 'bouilli' (A sophisticated alchemical process of which the basis is boiling liquid). These suits are lighter in weight than comparably sized steel suits but provide an equivalent measure of protection.
Whether the legend is true or not is difficult to say. Lord Korrtermane does provide anecdotal evidence of the cuir's superior resistance to all manner of damage. There is also mention of a 'blinking' ability akin to a Leprechaun's Wink Wing spell. Whether this 'blinking' ability is accurate or simply misreported due to the lighting (or lack of it) in Haggard's Deep is beyond current documentation. Those few who actually own authentic cuirbouilli suits are curiously silent upon the topic.
I'll have the deep-fried battered pixie with balrog dipping sauce and a Hobgoblin ale.
Yeah, 'Nasan agreed to the terms, showing genuine sympathy for the lad. I compiled Hermie's backpack here, and if things get tough, I can give him the crossbow, and explain to him how not to shoot himself in the face.