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Chainmail (also knowns as chain mail or simply chain) was a type of armor used on Toril.

DescriptionEdit

Chainmail was a common form of armor made of interlocking metal rings. Clothing was typically worn underneath such an article to prevent irritation and chafing. Chainmail could also provide the base of other armors, such as plate mail.[6]

Chainmail could comprise an entire set of armor, or it could be a specific article, such as a chain shirt or gauntlet.[7][8] Aurora's Emporium sold chainmail chemises (45 gp), corsets (25 gp), leggings (35 gp), loin cloths (20 gp), bustenhalts/brassieres (15 gp), and skirts (40 gp).[9] Chainmail was often used for barding (armor for a horse or other mount).[10]

Chain shirts covered only the torso, leaving the arms and legs free. They usually had a cloth layer underneath to prevent chafing and bruising. A typical chain shirt was considered light armor and cost 100 gp. Chainmail armor covered most of the body and hung from the shoulders, making it uncomfortable to wear for a long time. A typical set of chainmail armor was considered medium armor and cost 150 gp.[11] Some chainmail armor was considered heavy armor.[12][4]

Lace mail was a variant of chainmail that was "airier" and showed off the skin beneath it.[13]

Ring mail was a variant of chainmail in which large metal rings were sewn onto a backing of leather or cloth. It was harder to maintain and provided less protection than standard chainmail.[6]

MaterialsEdit

Chainmail was usually made from metal. In Faerûn, the following special metals were typically used:

Sometimes, other nonmetal materials could be used to make special chainmail:

Notable chainmail itemsEdit

Elven chain

Elven chainmail

Notable wearers of chainmailEdit

Individuals
Groups

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  2. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 69. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  3. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rob Heinsoo, Andy Collins, James Wyatt (June 2008). Player's Handbook 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 214. ISBN 0-7869-4867-1.
  5. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 145. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra, and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  7. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 34. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 142. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  9. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), pp. 90–93. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  10. Thomas M. Reid, Sean K. Reynolds (Nov. 2005). Champions of Valor. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 126. ISBN 0-7869-3697-5.
  11. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 123–124. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  12. Logan Bonner, Eytan Bernstein, & Chris Sims (September 2008). Adventurer's Vault: Arms and Equipment for All Character Classes. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 978-07869-4978-6.
  13. Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 91. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  14. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 55. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 178. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  16. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 178–179. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  17. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 179. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  18. Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 179–180. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Sean K. Reynolds, Duane Maxwell, Angel McCoy (August 2001). Magic of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 180. ISBN 0-7869-1964-7.
  20. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), pp. 36, 129. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.
  21. Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 42, 58. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
  22. Anne Gray McCready et al. (March 1994). Elves of Evermeet. (TSR, Inc), p. 16. ISBN 1-5607-6829-0.
  23. Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra, and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  24. Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra, and Scott Davis (1991). Arms and Equipment Guide. (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 1-56076-109-1.
  25. Ed Greenwood (1992). Menzoberranzan (The Houses). (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 1-5607-6460-0.
  26. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-07-19). More Marches (Zipped PDF) p. 2. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved on 2009-10-07.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  28. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  29. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 177. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  30. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 160. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  31. Ed Greenwood (January 1993). Volo's Guide to Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7. ISBN 1-5607-6335-3.
  32. Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 109. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  33. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 202. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.

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