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    I have a kilt that a bard says weighs "less than a pound." When a 3-pound weapon is inside it, the kilt plus weapon weighs in at 3 pounds. Does this mean the kilt is weightless, or weighs 0 pounds, or does the kilt weigh between 0 and 1 pounds (but not including 1 pound)?

    Thanks!
    -LizardClan1/Ulaahn

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardClan1 View Post
    I have a kilt that a bard says weighs "less than a pound." When a 3-pound weapon is inside it, the kilt plus weapon weighs in at 3 pounds. Does this mean the kilt is weightless, or weighs 0 pounds, or does the kilt weigh between 0 and 1 pounds (but not including 1 pound)?

    Thanks!
    -LizardClan1/Ulaahn
    it's not an altered warrior sheath of some kind? Even then it should be 1.5 (3-2 weapon + .5 sheath) so i dunno.
    Mithrilschlong, 2015-03-10 to slightly later on 2015-03-10. You will not be forgotten!

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    Well, zero is certainly less than a pound.

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    Based on research by Mark/Riltus, 160 coins weighs 1lb, 16 silvers weighs 0.1lb, and most gems weigh 0.1lb. I’d say just keep adding 1 gem or 16 silvers to the container and keep singing until the weight increases by 1lb. Then, you should know the weight of the container down to the tenth of a pound.
    Last edited by Palcron; 10-28-2018 at 11:28 AM.

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    oh, i should mention. the kilt holds a small amount (5 pounds -- it can hold a steel broadsword), but only for *1* item, so I can't add gems to determine the kilt's weight. it can hold exactly 1 gem and that's it.

    Thanks!
    -LizardClan1/Ulaahn

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    Used to be many old containers that were ubiquitously called gem weight, less then a pound but with some unknown value, sadly unless you can fund items that are actually the various percentages of a pound to add to it to then check the weight it would be extremely hard to get a real number.
    Khaladon starts to turn the crystal knob, but stops with a frightened look on his face. He begins shaking uncontrollably and flies across the room, as though by some invisible force.

    **SPLAT!!** Khaladon careens off the far wall, slides down the smooth wood panelling and collapses into a quivering heap on the floor, with only his dignity bruised.

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    Couldn't you use encumbrance messaging with the known weight of silver coins to figure out it's true weight?

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    Using encumbrance messaging, I determined that the kilt weighs the same as 80 silver coins.

    If 180 silver coins is 1 pound, my kilt weighs less than one-half (1/2) of a pound. A half-pound would, of course, weigh the same as 90 silver coins.

    Interesting...

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    a lot of work to figure that out, why was it that important?
    Khaladon starts to turn the crystal knob, but stops with a frightened look on his face. He begins shaking uncontrollably and flies across the room, as though by some invisible force.

    **SPLAT!!** Khaladon careens off the far wall, slides down the smooth wood panelling and collapses into a quivering heap on the floor, with only his dignity bruised.

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    Only took a few minutes, but you're right it wasn't that important. I was just curious how close to weightless the kilt was. As it turns out, it almost weighs 1/2 pound.

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