Shield Cape

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The Shield Cape was released at the August 2019 run of Duskruin Arena in the Shield Thyself shop by GameMaster Thandiwe. A Shield Cape is a new outerwear garment that is attached to the left wrist by a large bangle of some kind, it is drawn across the left arm and shoulder before dipping down the back (it is Aelotoi friendly after all) and hugs the right ribcage before being pinned across the chest at the left shoulder by a large brooch of some kind. Shield Capes, once unlocked, provide a chance to block an incoming physical or magical attack. This percentage increases with each tier. The bangle and brooch can be removed, replaced, and customized.

Off-the-Shelf

Usage

Verb First Third
PULL (removes brooch - must be in hand) - Unhooking the hasp on a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch, you carefully pull it free from the fabric of spidersilk cloak. Fiddling with a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch, (Player) carefully pulls it free from the fabric of his spidersilk cloak.
PUSH (adds brooch - both must be in hand) - You open the hasp on your red carbuncle brooch and carefully pierce the fabric of your spidersilk cloak with its stickpin. Being cautious not to stick yourself, you hook it into place. (Player) fiddles with his red carbuncle brooch and carefully stabs its stickpin into his spidersilk cloak.
REMOVE Unclipping a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch at your left shoulder, you carefully unwrap a black spidersilk cloak banded with tiny metallic threads from your shoulders and slip your wrist from its attached alabaster bangle. Unclipping a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch at his left shoulder, (Player) carefully wraps a black spidersilk cloak banded with tiny metallic threads from his shoulders and slips his wrist from its attached alabaster bangle.
TURN (removes brooch - must be in hand) - You slowly rotate a seven-sided alabaster bangle attached to the left edge of your spidersilk cloak until it slips free of its casing. (Player) slowly rotates a seven-sided alabaster bangle attached to the left edge of his spidersilk cloak, until it slips free of its casing.
TWIST (adds brooch - both must be in hand) - You carefully slip your alabaster bangle into the casing on the left side of your spidersilk cloak. (Player) carefully slips his alabaster bangle into the casing on the left side of his spidersilk cloak.
WEAR Slipping your wrist into a seven-sided alabaster bangle that is attached to the left side of your spidersilk cloak, you draw the fabric up over your arm and across your left shoulder, around your back, and under your sapphire wings, before pulling it taut under your right arm. With care, you bring it across your chest and pin the right corner into place at your left shoulder using a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch. Slipping his wrist into a seven-sided alabaster bangle that is attached to the left side of his spidersilk cloak, (Player) draws the fabric over his arm and up across his left shoulder, around his back, and under his sapphire wings, before pulling it taut under his right arm. With care, he pulls the lower edge across his chest to his left shoulder and pins it into place using a scarab-shaped red carbuncle brooch.

Tier 1

The Shield Cape has a 1% chance to block an incoming attack with at least one open hand. There is a 50% reduction in the ability if you do not have at least one open hand. A runestaff-wielder gets the 50% reduction.


Tier 2

The Shield Cape has a 2% chance to block an incoming attack when there is at least one open hand. There is a 50% reduction in the ability if you do not have at least one open hand. A runestaff-wielder gets the 50% reduction. It loses its locked status and gains access to the following verbs: close, hug, open

Usage

Verb First Third
CLOSE Brushing your fingers against inner pockets of your spidersilk cloak, you watch as (blue energy) spreads across their openings and seals them closed. - (changes based on flare type) Brushing his fingers against inner pockets of his spidersilk cloak, (Player) watches as (blue energy) spreads across their openings and seals them closed. - (changes based on flare type)
HUG Placing your left hand upon your right shoulder, you draw the folds of your spidersilk cloak around you for warmth. Placing his left hand upon his right shoulder, (Player) draws the folds of his spidersilk cloak around him for warmth.
OPEN Lightly brushing your fingers over the sealed pockets woven into the lining of your spidersilk cloak, you watch as (blue energy) trails in your wake, causing them to open. - (changes based on flare type) Lightly brushing his fingers over the sealed pockets woven into the lining of his spidersilk cloak, (Player) watches as (blue energy) trails in the wake of his touch and causes the various compartments to open. - (changes based on flare type)

Tier 3

The Shield Cape has a 3% chance to block an incoming attack when there is at least one open hand. There is a 50% reduction in the ability if you do not have at least one open hand. A runestaff-wielder gets the 50% reduction. It also gains an auto-close feature and access to the following verbs: flip, nudge, tap

Usage

Verb First Third
FLIP Flipping back the length of your spidersilk cloak that lays against your torso, you cause the fabric to ripple and draw a cooling bit of air into its folds in an attempt to cool off. Flipping back the length of his spidersilk cloak that lays against his torso, (Player) causes the fabric to ripple and draw a cooling bit of air into its folds in an attempt to cool off.
NUDGE You give a seven-sided alabaster bangle a little nudge to reposition it within the sleeve of your spidersilk cloak. (Player) adjusts the fit of a seven-sided alabaster bangle around his wrist, carefully repositioning it within the thin sleeve that binds it to his spidersilk cloak.
TAP You tap out a simple rhythm on the red carbuncle brooch that is pinned at the left shoulder of your spidersilk cloak, causing (blue energy) to dance across the fabric. - (changes based on flare type) (Player) taps out a simple rhythm on the red carbuncle brooch that is pinned at the left shoulder of his spidersilk cloak, causing (blue energy) to dance across the fabric. - (changes based on flare type)

Tier 4

The Shield Cape has a 4% chance to block an incoming attack when there is at least one open hand. There is a 50% reduction in the ability if you do not have at least one open hand. A runestaff-wielder gets the 50% reduction. It also gains access to the following verbs: bow, cover, rub

Usage

Verb First Third
BOW Forming a fist with your left hand, you knock on your right cloak-covered shoulder and incline your head in a show of respect. Forming a fist with his left hand, (Player) knocks on his right cloak-covered shoulder and inclines his head in a show of respect.
COVER Feeling playful, you place your left hand upon your right shoulder and briefly duck behind the stretched fabric of your spidersilk cloak. You peek out above your arm so that just your eyes and head are visible. Placing his left hand upon his right shoulder, (Player) briefly ducks behind the stretched fabric of his spidersilk cloak. Ever so slowly, he peeks up over his arm so that only his hazel eyes and the top of his head are visible.
RUB You run your hand over the alabaster bangle attached to your spidersilk cloak and watch as (blue energy) dances across the fabric. - (changes based on flare type) (Player) runs his hand over the alabaster bangle attached to his spidersilk cloak, causing (blue energy) to dance across the fabric. - (changes based on flare type)

Tier 5

The Shield Cape has a 5% chance to block an incoming attack when there is at least one open hand. There is a 50% reduction in the ability if you do not have at least one open hand. A runestaff-wielder gets the 50% reduction. It also gains access to the following verbs: attend, pinch, snuggle, tilt

Analyze

A multi-hued parrot feather cape is part of the Shield Cape Collection, which was purchased at Duskruin in the shop "Shield Thyself".  It is a passive defense item that has a chance to block an incoming blow.  The chance increases with each tier that is unlocked.  If the wearer has no weapons in his hands, no shield/runesetaff, or is using a bow/crossbow, then he gets the full benefit of the cape.  Otherwise the chance is halved.

Currently, a multi-hued parrot feather cape is 5 out of 5 tiers, which provides a 5% chance to block an incoming blow.  It also has access to the following verbs: attend, bow, close, cover, flip, hug, nudge, open, pinch, pull (removes brooch), push (adds brooch), snuggle, remove, rub, tap, tilt, turn (removes bangle), twist (adds bangle), wear

The Auto-closure feature has been unlocked.

Brooch Data: (Upgraded Brooch) A metallic quintuple-ringed brooch inset with vari-colored cabochons can be changed by using PULL to remove the brooch and PUSH to add a new one.  Please note, only specialized brooches will work.  Once your brooch is upgraded from the default piece, it unlocks a 50% chance to retain a charge within it for each successful block.  When the brooch reaches 10 charges, it automatically flares and absorbs all of the charges.

Bangle Data: (Upgraded Bangle - Flare Type - Lightning)  An abalone shell-inlaid bangle can be changed by using TURN to remove the bangle and TWIST to add a new one.  Please note, only specialized bangles will work.  Once your bangle is upgraded from the default piece, it provides an additional 25% chance to absorb a charge.  It will not provide this additional percentage chance if the brooch is not upgraded.  Additionally, bangles can have special unlocks to change the flare type.
There are currently 4 charges stored in this parrot feather cape.

You may alter a multi-hued parrot feather cape freely providing it does not contradict the messaging.  The cape can never be a jacket, a longcoat, a coat, a robe, or any similar nouns based on its design.  Nor will it ever have a hood.  This garment will attach at the left wrist by an abalone shell-inlaid bangle, slide over the arm and across the left shoulder.  It will then dip down the back (under wings for the Aelotoi), under the right arm, and can be pulled across the chest so that it is pinned at the left shoulder with a metallic quintuple-ringed brooch inset with vari-colored cabochons.

You might be able to have a talented merchant lighten the parrot feather cape for you or deepen its pockets.

Usage

Verb First Third
ATTEND Bending at the waist, you brush (dust) from the hem of your spidersilk cloak. - (changes based on terrain) Bending at the waist, (Player) brushes (dust) from the hem of his spidersilk cloak.. - (changes based on terrain)
PINCH You tug the edge of your spidersilk cloak higher up your left shoulder, adjusting the drape across your back and easing the tautness of it where it was rubbing against the underside of your sapphire wings. (Player) tugs the edge of his spidersilk cloak higher up his left shoulder, adjusting the drape across his back and eases some of the tautness of the fabric beneath his sapphire wings.
SNUGGLE - Kneel Leaning back, you sit upon your feet and bring your left hand to rest upon your right shoulder. This draws the fabric of your spidersilk cloak more closely about your body. Leaning back, (Player) sits upon the heels of his feet and brings his left hand to rest upon his right shoulder drawing the fabric of his spidersilk cloak more closely about his body.
SNUGGLE - Laying Rolling on your side, you prop your head with your right arm and draw your left hand up under your chin. The fabric of your spidersilk cloak ripples briefly with blue energy before settling upon you. Rolling on his side, (Player) props his head with his right arm and then draws his left hand up under his chin. The fabric of his spidersilk cloak ripples briefly with blue energy before settling around him.
SNUGGLE - Sitting You place your left hand upon your right shoulder and draw the fabric of your spidersilk cloak up around you. The fabric swaddles you from the elements. (Player) places his left hand upon his right shoulder and draws the fabric of spidersilk cloak up around him for comfort.
SNUGGLE - Standing Placing your left hand upon your right shoulder, you lower your chin to the fabric of your spidersilk cloak and snuggle into its depths. Placing his left hand upon his right shoulder, (Player) lowers his chin to the fabric of his spidersilk cloak and snuggles into its depths.
TILT You raise your left hand before you and tilt it from side to side, causing the bangle around your wrist to slide across your skin and the attached fabric from your spidersilk cloak to ripple. (Player) raises his left hand before him and tilts it from side to side, causing the bangle around his wrist to slide slightly up his arm and the attached fabric from his spidersilk cloak to ripple.

Bangle

Upgrade your bangle to provide a boost to your brooch that will give it an additional 25% chance to absorb a charge AND the upgrade allows you to change your reactive ability from impact to one of the following flare types: fire, cold, lightning, vacuum, disintegrate, unbalance, acid, plasma, steam, or magma.

Analyze

A ruby-inset gold filigree fibula is part of the Shield Cape Collection, which was purchased at Duskruin in the shop "Shield Thyself".
It is the default brooch used in a Shield Cape.
This may be altered freely provided that it remains a brooch-like item.
While both long and show descriptions are supported, once it is in place on the Shield Cape the only thing that will be visible is a long description.

You get no sense of whether or not the fibula may be further lightened.


Analyze, Upgraded

An abalone shell-inlaid bangle is part of the Shield Cape Collection, which was purchased at Duskruin in the shop "Shield Thyself".  It can be used to upgrade a Shield Cape that has an upgraded brooch pinned to it, giving an additional 25% chance to retain a single charge per successful block and by changing the default flare to Lightning.  Once the Shield Cape has absorbed 10 charges, it will discharge a flare at the attacking person/creature.  You may add this to your current Shield Cape by TURNing the cape to remove the current bangle from its casing and TWISTing this one into place.
This may be altered freely provided it remains a solid, circular item for a wrist.
While both long and show descriptions are supported, once it is in place on the Shield Cape the only thing that will be visible is a long description.

You get no sense of whether or not the bangle may be further lightened.

Brooch

Upgrade your brooch to gain a reactive ability. Each time you block an incoming attack, there is a 50% chance that it will absorb a charge. Once it has absorbed 10 charges, on the 11th block it will automatically reactively flare with impact damage.

Analyze

A smoke-filled blown glass bangle is part of the Shield Cape Collection, which was purchased at Duskruin in the shop "Shield Thyself".
It is the default bangle used in a Shield Cape.
This may be altered freely provided it remains a solid, circular item for a wrist.
While both long and show descriptions are supported, once it is in place on the Shield Cape the only thing that will be visible is a long description.

You get no sense of whether or not the bangle may be further lightened.


Analyze, Upgraded

A metallic quintuple-ringed brooch inset with vari-colored cabochons is part of the Shield Cape Collection, which was purchased at Duskruin in the shop "Shield Thyself".  It can be used to upgrade a Shield Cape, giving it a 50% chance to retain a single charge per successful block.  Once the Shield Cape has absorbed 10 charges, it will discharge a flare at the attacking person/creature.  You may add this to your current Shield Cape by PULLing cape to  remove the current brooch and PUSHing this one into place.
This may be altered freely provided that it remains a brooch-like item.
While both long and show descriptions are supported, once it is in place on the Shield Cape the only thing that will be visible is a long description.

You get no sense of whether or not the brooch may be further lightened.

Upgraded Brooch Flare Messaging

Moving your left arm into a defensive position, your red tartan wool cape suddenly flares to life as blue energy forms a shield in front of you that turns solid enough to block a gremlock's incoming blow.
As the energy flows away from the cape on your defensive arm, a small portion of it seems to be absorbed into the attached holly wreath clasp.

  Crackling and flashing, a decorative holly wreath clasp encircled by carnelians attached to the left shoulder of your red tartan wool cape suddenly explodes with a brilliant flash of blue energy that quickly encompasses a gremlock! 

   ... 20 points of damage!
   Blow connects right below right eye!
   The gremlock is stunned!

Additional Information

This cape does not require any specialized skills to function. It is a separate chance to block from block. The cloak can block magical bolt spells and melee attacks. This does not count as a shield for any combat maneuvers, guild tricks, or spells.

See Also

Shield Cape Information
Type Mechanical
Item Classification Container
Item(s) Applied to Cloak-worn item
Alterable Yes
Light/Deep Yes
Customizable Yes
Custom Brooch (custom item)
Bangle (custom item)
Original Release Venue Duskruin Arena
Tiered Yes
Number of Tiers 6
How to Unlock Certificate
Restrictions See analyze for noun restrictions.
No hood.
Item Verbs
ATTEND BOW CLOSE COVER
FLIP HUG NUDGE OPEN
PINCH PULL PUSH REMOVE
RUB SNUGGLE TAP TILT
TURN TWIST WEAR