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Newbiespud 14th Dec 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Author: Winged Cat

Guest Author's Note: "Magic projectiles (flame, acid, et al) aside, there are all kinds of threats best dealt with by different kinds of armor. Chain mail is of little use against crushing underwater pressure or deep space vacuum, while a low-end diving or space suit is vulnerable to swords. And then, as demonstrated here, appropriate garb can reduce or eliminate certain social threats. As many a diplomancer can attest, several challenges can be utterly defeated without rolling initiative if approached in the right way, using the right gear. For instance, Pinkie's dress here includes actual candy, possibly enough to give her a sugar high beyond her normal levels.

With that mental image, we conclude these lessons for now."

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6 Comments:

Digo 14th Dec 2021, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
With a Polymorph Any Object spell, one could theoretically change their armor to suit any thread. Oooh, we could market this to adventurers. Call the fashion line "Threat Threads".
Prairie Son 14th Dec 2021, 9:59 AM edit delete reply
So basically an update on Armor of Blending? That stuff is way too useful to be ignored like it is. Same as the Calling ability.
Blake Black 14th Dec 2021, 9:39 PM edit delete reply
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Also being totally naked can help you get out a sticky situation. As in the one time my Alchemist had to make a daring one goblin escape. I was shanghaied into serving in a human only racist guard and if I didn't escape I'd be left behind. My escape included me devouring the whole of the guard pantry nude, and when the captain found me I offered him some mashed potatoes I had being sitting on....in.....can't remember which it was. As he was trying to process what was going on, all the while looking very concussed, I grab a handy ham and actually concussed him. I then 'ran' for it. Well I had coated myself in grease, butter, various other oils and other slippery stuffs and so I was almost as hard to catch as an air elemental with your bare hands. I slid down three levels' out the main door, and was half way across town before the guard captain burnt my recruitment papers. Apparently he had no urge to play catch the greasy goblin nudist and neither did his men. I met up with the rest of my party and spent the trip home in a pickle barrel being vigerously scrubbed by the paladin who swore to Pelor he'd get me degrease or he'd throw me to the sharks.
Smithers 15th Dec 2021, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
This sounds exactly like something I remember from a Horrible Histories book (don't know which one) which mentions fashionable silk "armour." I'm sure in real life it was, as here, intended as social, rather than physical, defense, but it was illustrated in the book with a cartoon of someone asking "will it stop a dagger?" To which the tailor replied that it would, but had a thought bubble "if it's a silk dagger."
Prairie Son 15th Dec 2021, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
Silk is surprisingly tough due to the high thread count, so it actually might stop the dagger. Especially if there's a couple layers involved to give the 'armor' some bulk.

Loose weaves like cotton or linen, however...
Prince Chrom 16th Dec 2021, 12:35 AM edit delete reply
That also depends on how many layers, though there are unlikely to be enough in a standard shirt.