The Scout's Guide to Defensive Attire is a skill book in Book II and Book III.


  • Grants the skill Light Armor if the player character has not learned it.
  • Grants 2 points in the skill Light Armor if the player character has learned it.


This book is well worn and appears to have done quite a bit of travelling. You flip open the cover and read the first page:

"Soldiers recruited for scouting duties value mobility above all else. For this reason, one should focus on lightweight, flexible armors. Standard issue for new recruits is a hide jerkin and leggings, with additional/higher quality pieces left to the wearer to purchase. Try to stay from armors crafted from metals, as they tend to be heavier and noisier, affecting both speed and the ability to remain silent when attempting to sneak through hostile territories. The first half of this manual will instruct in correct equipping and combat strategies for light armors. Proper care for armor is also essential; one must keep leather oiled and inspect the stitching on regular basis. This will help them remain flexible and avoid degradation over time. Failure to do so can lead to early fatalities. Refer to later chapters for proper techniques."

While it's obviously meant for a soldier of the Commonwealth, you do find some good points worth committing to memory.


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