There are many strange plants found in the Sargrass Plains and no where else in the Wold. Among the most well-known outside the Plains is steel grass, a thin bladed green grass that is easily woven into buildings, weapons, and armor. When it is treated with a paste made by the Manfri, it becomes extremely rigid and strong. The Manfri are known for wearing armor made from this grass that can turn a tempered sword.
Steelgrass armor and shields: Steelgrass can be used as a substitute for metal in certain armors and shields. Steelgrass "padded," "leather," and "studded leather" armors cannot be made, nor can a steelgrass "tower shield."
Type: Treat light and medium steelgrass armor as light; treat heavy steelgrass armor as medium.
Armor bonus: 2 less.
Max Dex Bonus: 4 higher
Armor check penalty: 4 less
Arcane spell failure: 10% less
Speed: Determined by armor type (light or medium)
Weight: 1/3 normal.
Special: Natural (nonmagic) electrical resistance 5. (armor only, not shields or weapons)
Note: All steelgrass armor is masterwork by definition. This is reflected in the statistics above.
Steelgrass Weapons: Treat as masterwork, but at 1/3 weight.
Obtaining Steelgrass Items
Steelgrass generally cannot be bought, even in the Wold’s greatest magic shop, the Catacombs. It is just too rare. To obtain it, you will have to visit the Manfri, a small noble race native only to the Sargrass. It is rumored that the greatest weavers of Rattledam have also mastered the weaving of steelgrass, but if that is true, they do not sell it or even admit to the knowledge.