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Weight and Capacity
All warrior-made sheaths, regardless of size, weigh a half a pound. They can hold only weapons. A weapon held in a warrior sheath counts as weighing 2 pounds less than it actually does for encumbrance purposes. For every 10 skins used in a sheath, it can hold 1 item. For every 2 skins used in a sheath, it can hold 1 pound. Because of the fixed weight, there is no mechanical disadvantage to making a sheath out of more skins than needed.
Arrows are considered weapons, and thus warrior-made quivers reduce the weight of arrows. Because of the way Gemstone calculates weight, for maximal weight reduction, arrows should be bundled into packs of 24.
Making the Sheath
Warriors can only make and decorate the sheaths in a Workshop in the Warrior Guild. There, the shop master only accepts silvers.
Creating a sheath takes a number of steps. A few are required, but most are optional choices of decoration.
Before making a sheath, the warrior can measure a weapon, to determine the minimum size of the sheath that can hold it. This was a more important task before sheaths were updated to all weigh a half-pound, and can be safely skipped if making a 50-item sheath. If one intends to make a sheath with ankle, thigh, wrist, or arm straps, measuring the weapon to ensure it fits might be useful.
The first step in making a sheath is to cut a bundle of hides into a pattern. The warrior can choose the number of skins to cut into the pattern; extras are not wasted, and can be used later or sold. The choices are:
|baldric||swordbelt||dagger sheath||dagger scabbard|
It is possible to bundle the patterns that you've cut before curing. This is not recommended, as it delays the creation of the sheath significantly.
The hides must then be cured. Only the light curative keeps the name of the skin in the sheath.
| Price for|
|Light||Preserves skin name||a lion skin baldric||42 minutes||50||2500|
|Strong||Makes leather||a leather baldric||42 minutes||100||5000|
|Laquer||Makes a lacquered item||a lacquered baldric||time||500||25,000|
It is highly recommended to cure in smaller bundles to cut down on prep time. For a strong curative, one package of 50 skins would take 35 hours to cure, for example, while 5 packages of 10 would take 7 hours.
Sewing turns cured hides into the actual sheath. If you have cured your hides in small patterns, be sure to bundle them before sewing. The cost for the thread is 1.25 silvers per skin, and thus 60 silvers for a 50-skin sheath.
Straps (Usually Required)
Some patterns, such as slings, harnesses, and baldrics, come with straps built in. These patterns can therefore only be worn in one place on the body, usually across a shoulder. Sheaths and scabbards do not come with a strap, and can be worn in multiple locations. A sheath without a strap is beltworn. Adding a belt strap makes it waistworn i.e. as a belt.
|Strap Location||Price|| Maximum number|
|Belt(AS THE BELT ITSELF)||50||50|
One the straps have been added, the sheath is ready to use. It is not particularly decorative, however. At any point, a warrior can add decorations to the sheath to personalize it for the wearer.
There are two decoration slots, one before the noun, one after the noun. Therefore, a sheath can have two noticeable decorations. If you made a baldric out of lion skins, you could make a <decoration> lion skin baldric <decoration>. Mechanically, you can put a longer description in the second slot. Dyes can only go in the first slot; if you want to put any decorations on before dying, use HOLD.
WTRICK SHEATHM HOLD tells the system, "Hold the slot before the noun, I want to fill the second slot first." The most important use for this command is putting on a decoration before dying the sheath. This will save a trip back to the guild to add a second decoration to the sheath.
A warrior can affix his or her initials to the sheath. This does not affect any other decorations, and adds, to the end of the show description, the phrase, "You see <Creator's First Name>'s initials stamped upon it."
Binding or Trimming (Decoration)
Your sheath can be bound or trimmed with a metal foil. If you want to bind or trim your sheath with two metals, it must be in the second slot, after the noun.
| Price for|
A sheath can be fringed with one or two animal parts. These can be claws, teeth, talons, feathers, horns, fangs, stingers, plumes, manes, mandibles, pincers, whiskers, incisors, canines, jawbones, or bones. If a sheath is fringed with just one item in the second slot, the whole name shows up, such as a brown leather sheath fringed with martial eagle talons. Otherwise, only the noun shows up: a talon-fringed leather sheath, or a brown leather sheath fringed with talons and claws. You need 6 of any fringe item to put them on the sheath. 300 silvers.
Inlaid Gems (Decoration)
To decorate a sheath, gems can be inlaid. One gem can be put in the first slot, or one to two in the second. In the second slot, using 6, say, pale green moonstones will result in a sheath inlaid with pale green moonstones, while mixing types of the same base gem (e.g. other moonstones) will result only in a sheath inlaid with moonstones. You may inlay 1 to 6 of a type of gem, but 6 are required to be part of the description. 50 coins per gem, 300 for all 6.
Dying costs 50 silvers per skin, and appears to take 50 minutes per skin. If you would like a color not listed here, you can request one for 5000 silver (non-refundable).
|orange||white||snow white||chalk white|
|lily white||ivory white||glossy blue||pearlescent|
|inky black||ebony||coal black||jet black|
|sooty black||dusky black||dingy black||grey|
|dark grey||light grey||dove-colored||iron grey|
|dun||drab grey||dingy grey||steel grey|
|ashen||ash grey||dapple grey||dappled|
|slate-colored||stone grey||brown||dark brown|
|light brown||nut brown||hazel||puce|
|blood red||coral red||ruby red||fiery red|
|flame red||dark red||brick red||green|
|verdant||olive green||dark green||light green|
|forest green||leaf green||sea green||grass green|
|light yellow||lemon yellow||sallow||tawny yellow|
|purple||dark purple||violet||deep chrome|
|mauve||blue||dark blue||light blue|
|sky blue||steel blue||pearly white||rosy pink|
|rosy red||indigo||murky indigo||coppery brown|
|grey-blue||greyish blue||slate grey||dusty rose|
|pure white||dark azure||storm grey||royal blue|
|ruddy crimson||deep violet||dark cyan||celadon|
|midnight black||ale brown||chrome||cherry red|
|dark cerulean||blue-black||emerald green||sea blue|
|dark crimson||banana yellow||deep blue||stark white|
|grape||silvery blue||icy blue||ghostly white|
|rainbow||matte black||ice blue||ultramarine|
|silvery||midnight blue||bright pink||ivy green|
|raven black||honey-colored||pewter grey||obsidian black|
|sand-colored||deep purple||deep brown||pale blue|
|teal||ocean blue||dirt brown||deep red|
|bile green||deep black||lava red||cobalt blue|
|jade green||shadowy black||sapphire blue||bone white|
|periwinkle||murky black||grey-green||smoky grey|
|cypress green||creamy white||glacial blue||pristine white|
|malachite green||royal purple||misty grey||powder blue|
|slate blue||alabaster||chestnut brown||twilight blue|
|coral pink||verdant green||caramel-hued||coppery gold|
|mottled black||apple green||celestial blue||moss green|
|chartreuse||seaweed green||mottled green||dull black|
|ebon black||ebon||onyx black||amethyst purple|
|bleached white||deep crimson||salmon pink||navy blue|
|glossy black||hazel-brown||hunter green||earthen brown|
|tawny sable||magma red||charcoal black||midnight ebon|
|twilight grey||burgundy||moonlight silver||dusky blue|
|twilight black||pitch black||void black||red-tinged|
|baby blue||dark russet||deep ebony||platinum grey|
|pale golden||charcoal||glacial white||faded black|
|iridescent black||green camouflage||woodland camouflage||green-layered camouflage|
|brown camouflage||pink-layered camouflage||chocolate-hued||berry red|
|pale jade||sunset orange||dull grey||red-speckled black|
|cucumber green||bright golden|