In the The Dark Eye Aventuria Compendium, page 215 has a break down of the stats and equipment for the Dajin-Buskur template.

Its equipment section makes a mention of a Wood Harness as the first item. Now the only wooden item in the Armor section of Aventuria Compendium is Wooden Armor on page 230.

The Aventuria Armory book has no reference to either Wooden Armor or Wood Harness.

So, is there a book that talks about difference in materials being used to create the armors or is this just not reference yet?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you quote the mention of a "wood harness"? \$\endgroup\$
    – enkryptor
    Jun 26, 2018 at 12:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes, when I get home I will get the quote. \$\endgroup\$
    – Vi1i
    Jun 26, 2018 at 12:31
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The Wood Harness is a Wooden Armor

The sample character Dajin-Buskur in the Aventuria Compendium uses a Wooden Armor as his armor. Additionally previous editions of of The Dark Eye did not include other types of Wooden Armor.

¹: I'm unsure if this is an error. The german translation also uses two different names for both (Hartholzharnisch & Holzrüstung). It could be planned, that specific rules for a wood harness will be added in a later book, and until then this should be used. Other source books about regions add region specific weapons and armor.

  • \$\begingroup\$ The "Maraskanischer Hartholzharnisch" is an item that backdates to the old Maraskan box. It was featured (among others) in "Kaiser Retos Waffenkammer" for DSA3 as much as it was in "Aventurisches Arsenal" for DSA4 and the "Wege des Schwertes" for DSA4.1 ; It traditionally has (almost) the same states as any other wooden armor. \$\endgroup\$
    – Trish
    Sep 24, 2018 at 23:39

Hartholzharnisch is in the Aventurian Armory 2 which is currently only available in German.


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