Mountainfall Bracers are usually made from sturdy material: mithril alloys, shaped pieces of natural amber, or in some cases even pieces of carefully-smoothed stone. They are usually accompanied by a set of greaves in a similar style, and a pectoral, and the whole is often decorated with ambergelt inlays. They tend to be heavy, and even a muscular magician often finds it difficult to undertake extended periods of exercise while wearing them. Many wearers complain that the mage armour becomes a little heavier every time the paralysis spell is cast with its assistance, although they clearly do not actually weigh more than they did when they were donned.
In Wintermark and the Marches, runesmiths and battle-magicians often practice fighting with heavy weights attached to their wrists and ankles to prepare themselves for using this mage armour. They also practice a discipline developed in Urizen in which they remain completely still for a short period of time and then perform a sudden action that stretches their muscles, unbalances them or the like. This technique allows a magician to take advantage of the paralysis they have inflicted on their opponent to do something surprising - to draw and strike with a sword, for example, when their enemy expects them to make another attack with their staff, or to move in an unexpected direction to keep their opponent off their guard.
- Form: Armour. Takes the form of a suit of mage armour. You must be wearing this armour to use its magical properties.
- Requirement: You must have both the magician and battle mage skills to bond to this item.
- Effect: You may cast the paralysis spell for 1 mana rather than 2 mana.
- Materials: Crafting Mountainfall Bracers requires fifteen measures of ambergelt, ten measures of iridescent gloaming, nine measures of dragonbone, eleven measures of beggar's lye and seven ingots of tempest jade. It takes one month to make one of these items.