List of alternative armor names

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This is an official list of existing alternative names for armor, provided by APM Wyrom 12 Sep 2015 as a part of Hot Summer Nights 2015.

Armor names

1. Clothing 2. Cloth Armor

No functional armor

  • Pretty much anything cloth or fabric based and worn on the torso
5-8 Soft Leather Armor 5. Light Leather 6. Full Leather 7. Reinforced Leather 8. Double Leather
  • Leather
  • Leathers
  • [Leather/hide/skin] armor
  • [Leather/hide/skin] hunts
  • Light leather
  • Light leathers
  • Buffcoat
  • Casting leather
  • Casting leathers
  • Jack
  • Leather cyclas
  • Leather jerkin
  • Leather shirt
  • Leather tunic
  • Leather vest
  • Reinforced leather
  • Reinforced leathers
  • Aketon
  • Arming coat
  • Arming doublet
  • Gambeson
  • Quilted leather
  • Double leather
  • Double leathers
  • Aketon
  • Arming coat
  • Gambeson
  • Bodysuit
9-12 Rigid Leather Armor 9. Leather Breastplate 10. Cuirbouilli Leather 11. Studded Leather 12. Brigandine Armor
  • Armor
  • Cuirboulli
  • Cuirboulli leather
  • Cuirboulli leathers
  • Brigandine shirt
  • Cuirass
  • Jerkin
  • Lamellar corslet/corselet
  • Lamellar shirt
  • Leather corslet/corselet
  • Scale
  • Scalemail
  • Tunic
  • Studded leather
  • Studded leathers
  • Splint leather
  • Splinted leather
  • Lamellar leather
13-16 Chain Armor 13. Chain Mail 14. Double Chain 15. Augmented Chain 16. Chain Hauberk
  • Chainmail
  • Byrnie
  • Chain corslet/corselet
  • Chain shirt
  • Chain tunic
  • Double chain
  • Double chainmail
  • Chain corslet/corselet
  • Chain shirt
  • Chain tunic
  • Haubergeon
  • Jazerant
  • Augmented chain
  • Augmented chainmail
  • Haubergeon
  • Jazerant
  • Chain hauberk
  • Body armor (armor is the noun, body will directly precede it)
  • Hauberk
  • Jazerant hauberk
17-20 Plate Armor 17. Metal Breastplate 18. Augmented Plate 19. Half Plate 20. Full Plate
  • Augmented breastplate
  • Breastplate
  • Coracia
  • Cuirass
  • Platemail
  • Plate corslet/corselet
  • Half plate
  • Half-plate
  • Plate
  • Platemail
  • Full plate
  • Full platemail
  • Body armor (armor is the noun, body will directly precede it)
  • Field plate
  • Field platemail
  • Lasktol'zko (Half-Krolvin name for full plate)
  • Plate
  • Platemail

Armor nouns tend to also see more nouns added over time, so this list is not final.

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Category: General Gemstone IV Discussion
Topic: Items and Inventory
Message #: 1986
Author: GS4-WYROM
Date: 09/12/2015
Subject: HSN: Armor and Weapon Nouns Update

Here is a complete list of nouns that can be used for armor by AsG. We've also added some more weapon nouns to our arsenal! Enjoy!


Here is a list of approved armor nouns.

Type AsG Nouns
Cloth Armor 2 very flexible with new revisions.
Soft Leather All leather, leathers, [leather/hide/skin] armor, [leather/hide/skin] hunts
5 light leather, light leathers, buffcoat, casting leather, casting leathers, jack, leather cyclas, leather jerkin, leather shirt, leather tunic, leather vest,
6 full leather, full leathers, arming doublet, buffcoat, casting leather, casting leathers, leather shirt, leather pourpoint
7 reinforced leather, reinforced leathers, aketon, arming coat, arming doublet, gambeson, quilted leather
8 double leather, double leathers, aketon, arming coat, gambeson, bodysuit
Rigid Leather All armor
9 leather breastplate, breastplate, brigandine shirt, corslet, cuirass, jack, jerkin, lamellar shirt, scale, scalemail, tunic
10 cuirboulli, cuirboulli leather, cuirboulli leathers, brigandine shirt, cuirass, jerkin, lamellar corslet, lamellar shirt, leather corslet, scale, scalemail, tunic
11 studded leather, studded leathers, splint leather, splinted leather, lamellar leather
12 brigandine, brigandine armor, brigandine leather, banded armor, coat-of-plates, jack-of-plates, kyuak, laminar armor, lamellar armor, scalemail, splint armor, splinted armor, splint mail, splinted mail
Chain Armor All chain, chainmail, chain armor, mail, ringmail
13 chainmail, byrnie, chain corslet, chain shirt, chain tunic
14 double chain, double chainmail, chain corslet, chain shirt, chain tunic, haubergeon, jazerant
15 augmented chain, augmented chainmail, haubergeon, jazerant
16 chain hauberk, jazerant hauberk, hauberk
Plate Armor All plate armor
17 metal breastplate, breastplate, cuirass, disc armor, [reflective metal] mirror armor, plate corslet
18 augmented breastplate, breastplate, coracia, cuirass, platemail, plate corslet
19 half plate, half-plate, plate, platemail
20 full plate, full platemail, field plate, field platemail, plate, platemail

Armor nouns tend to also see more nouns added over time, so this list is not final.


Here are some added nouns to several weapon profiles.

Weapon Nouns
Awl-pike breach pike, ahlspiess
Bola bolas, boleadoras, weighted-cord
Dagger sidearm-of-Onar
Discus throwing disc, [metal] disc
Falchion kiss-of-Ivas
Fist-scythe hand-hook, hook, hook-claw
Flamberge reaver, wave-bladed sword, sword-of-Phoen
Flail spiked-staff
Hammer-of-Kai piked-hammer, longhammer
Handaxe logging axe, splitting axe, double-bit axe, ono, tomahawk
Javelin nage-yari
Jeddart-axe poleaxe
Katar kunai, slasher
Knuckle-duster [metal] knuckles
Leather Whip whip, training whip, slaver's whip, single-tail whip, signal whip
Longsword tachi
Main Gauche shield-sword, sword-breaker
Mattock pickaxe
Military Pick mining pick
Naginata swordstaff, bladestaff
Pilum shield-breaker, shield-sunderer
Quarterstaff walking staff, warstaff
Quoit bladed-ring, bladed-disc, bladed wheel, war-quoit, battle-quoit
Runestaff walking stick, sceptre-of-Lumnis, scepter-of-Lumnis
Scimitar Charl's-tail
Short Sword Backslasher, Niima's-embrace
Spear yari
Tiger-claw thrak-bite, barbed claw
Troll-claw wight-claw, bladed claw

~Wyrom, APM

>>They call him Wyrom, not afraid to get dirty; work all day, in game by 5:30; loresongs eloquent, item embellishment, double speed development... ~Silvean