162: The Armor Auction

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"This is the Armor of the Water Breather," The auctioneer announced. "This piece has been streamlined for swimming. The plates have gaps for drainage, and the metal is comparatively light. Let us begin at a thousand gold." She banged her gavel.

After fierce bidding, the duke of a nearby seaside castle won the auction. He insisted on testing the armor out right there, and over his retainer's protests, jumped into a nearby river. He quickly drowned.

She checked her notes.

"Ever so sorry. That was 'Armor For Water Breathers." She sighed, then brightened. "Well, shall we present the next piece?"

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