Shezestriakis ( [ )
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Item Type Gauntlets
Artifact? Yes
Weight 10s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Iron

The gauntlets of eternal peace "Shezestriakis" are an artifact in ADOM. In ADOM v 1.1.1 and some earlier versions, the artifact can only be generated by crowning.

Essentially, the gauntlets of eternal peace are an upgraded set of gauntlets of peace. The gauntlets confer four elemental resistances as well as a massive increase to DV, but come at the price of massive to-hit penalties and an annoying autocursing nature.

In their unidentified form, they are indistinguishable from many other gauntlets (including regular gauntlets of peace). The only ways of safely identifying the gauntlets are by magical identification means, appraising, or attempting to sell them (artifacts often have unusually high selling prices).

Desirability[edit source]

Like regular gauntlets of peace, Shezestriakis can be the bane of PCs depending on melee or missile combat due to the extreme to-hit penalties and annoying autocursing trait. They are generally not useful to any of the classes that can be crowned with them; however, since as of v 1.2.0 any class can potentially find them, they might be very useful indeed to PCs relying solely on magic or mindcraft that manages to do so.

Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]

It is a possible crowning gift for Healers, Merchants and Monks.

As of v. 1.2.0 it can also be granted as a precrowning gift or a reward for making use of a potion of uselessness, generated in a surge of power or greater vault, or generated as random loot (albeit very rarely).

Greater Identify information[edit source]

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The gauntlets are actually blessed gauntlets of eternal peace "Shezestriakis" 
(-15, -15) [+15, +3].
It is an artifact.

When worn they modify DV by +15 and PV by +3.
When used in melee combat it grants a -15 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -15 bonus to hit 
and causes 1d2 points of damage.

It is a permanently cursed item.
It grants resistance to poison.
It grants resistance to cold.
It grants resistance to acid.
It grants resistance to shock attacks.
It grants resistance to fire.
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