Spiked Gauntlets that provide defensive protection
Maximum Threads: 2
Spell Defense: 14
Legend Point Cost: Journeyman
Spike gauntlets are metal gauntlets bristling with many small, slender, steel spikes. These spikes are usually highly polished and sharply pointed. Spike gauntlets are made from metal mined in the Caucavic Mountains, despite earth elemental objections to the mining activities. The gauntlets draw power from the mountains themselves.
Thread Rank One
Key Knowledge: The wearer must learn the gauntlets’ Name.
Effect: The wearer adds +1 to his Physical Defense.
Thread Rank Two
Effect: The wearer adds +1 to his Spell Defense.
Thread Rank Three
Key Knowledge: The wearer must learn the Name of the person who created the gauntlets.
Effect: The wearer adds +2 to his Physical and Spell Defense.
Thread Rank Four
Effect: For 1 Strain, the gauntlets increase the length of the spikes for one attack when using the gauntlets as a weapon. The wearer gains a +4 bonus to his Damage Test for that attack. The wearer may also try to increase his chance of making an Armor-Defeating Hit by taking additional Strain damage. For each Strain he takes, the wearer gains a +1 bonus to the result of his successful Attack Test. The maximum amount of Strain that the wearer can spend each round is equal to the gauntlets’ Thread Rank.
Thread Rank Five
Key Knowledge: The wearer must learn the Name of the mountain that produced the metal used to create the gauntlets.
Effect: The wearer adds +3 to his Physical and Spell Defense.
Thread Rank Six
Effect: For 1 Strain, the wearer now gains a +6 bonus to his Damage Test for one attack.
Thread Rank Seven
Deed: The wearer must make contact with an earth elemental living near the mountain the metal came from, arguing why the deeds he performed with the gauntlets’ help justify the metal’s mining.
Effect: The wearer adds +1 to his Social Defense and +4 to his Spell Defense.
Thread Rank Eight
Effect: The wearer adds +2 to his Social Defense and +4 to his Physical Defense.