My player of the mechanisms rogue wanted to arm himself appropriately while in the big, civilized city of Pavis Outside the Walls, which is currently under Lunar occupation. He thinks he should be able to parry with his cloak whenever fighting with a dagger or a sword.
To this end, he has paid extra for a huge, sturdy, quilted linen cloak, and has already started his city skirmish weapon style with the trait that it is hard for Lunar patrols to perceive that he is fighting in the streets.
I am using the gladiator net listed under one-handed melee weapons as the archetype for his cloak, but he thinks his cloak is longer and heavier than the net. He wants to be able to parry a heavier weapon at a longer range.
I think it would be Herculean difficulty to entangle an opponent's weapon with such a stiff, heavy cloak, but that it could nevertheless be used to blind an opponent. He had big, heavy brass buttons put on the cloak to weight one edge of it for throwing over an opponent's head.
I hope the mechanism rogue doesn't turn Pavis Outside the Walls to a culture of Rennaisance dueling, cloak and dagger cold wars, and intrigue. To this end, I would appreciate any ideas on whether I can realistically foil the rogue's strategy (again).
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