The skin of the Nemean Lion - proof against every blade.
This item may only be used by a PRIEST, PHILOSOPHER or ATTENDANT. It may only be used TWICE during the Final Annual. It may only be used in the Arena or on a Quest, and the effect lasts only for the duration of the arena battle or quest. For the duration of the effect the wearer of the Lionskin acquires all of the skills of an on-kit cultural champion in addition to their own skillset (up to a hard maximum of ten hits total). Further, for the duration of the effect, the wearer may call RESIST to treat any call of IMPALE, REPEL, STRIKEDOWN or CRUSH as a normal hit during Friday and Saturday of the Final Annual - it loses these resistances on Sunday of the Final Annual . While wearing it, the wearer is possessed of an enormous sense of confidence and heroism - no challenge is too great, no battle too fearful, no enemy too strong. This can become overcofidence, and if defeated while wearing the Lionskin, a character takes two bead pulls, keeping the worst.
|Type||Tribute Item (Egypt)|