The Soldier's Guide to Heavy Armor is a skill book in Book II and Book III.


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


"Soldiers of the Commonwealth Guard are required to be proficient in armor types that are capable of absorbing considerable damage. Examples of these armors include, but are not limited to: Chainmail, Scalemail, Platemail, etc. The Commonwealth will provide a soldier with armors based on position and rank. The metal types will range from bronze to more durable alloys such as steel. If a soldier wishes for armor to be crafted from exotic alloys, this will be allowed, but the expense will be that soldier’s own responsibility. Additionally, any custom armor will need to meet the Commonwealth’s strict design specifications. For more information see a book titled “Commonwealth Guide to Weapon and Armor Design Specifications and Commonwealth Approved Magickal Enhancements”. The following chapters in this guide will outline proper armor use, as well as basic maintenance to extend the life of armor in the field. This should increase the soldier’s survivability and reduce the amount of necessary repairs (which are also the financial responsibility of the soldier)."

Although it makes for extremely dry reading, you are able to glean enough information to increase your own skill with handling heavier armors.


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