A mithral shirt was a form of nonmagical armor that was much lighter and less constricting than a typical chain shirt. A mithral shirt sized for a human-sized creature weighed about ten pounds (five kilograms) and sold for about 1,100 gold pieces.
Mirt the Moneylender owned a mithral shirt that was magically glamered to look like ordinary clothing. The Silvaeren scroll merchant Xara Tantlor wore a mithral shirt that allowed her to move silently. Sovial, a Hand of the Adama from the Shining Lands, also possessed a magical mithral shirt, as did Blackteeth, the leader of the gnolls who were a part of the Reavers gang of bandits in the Forest of Amtar. Khemal Serist, a cultist of the Shattered Peak, owned an enchanted mithral shirt as well. Zabbas Thuul, an infamous thief of Waterdeep, had a slick mithral shirt that always seemed covered in grease, allowing him to escape more easily through tight spaces.
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