Barding is a kind of armour designed to cover the lower half of centaurs and nagas. It fills the feet slot in place of boots, which centaurs and nagas cannot wear. Similar to body armour, it offers significantly more AC than ordinary boots, but unlike body armour, it does not offer any GDR. Barding have a small encumbrance rating that incurs a small impact to the species' EV (-2). It does not affect spellcasting, stealth, unarmed combat speed, or melee accuracy.
The AC from barding is not penalized by the centaur or naga's innate Deformed mutation. Centaurs cannot wear naga barding and nagas cannot wear centaur barding.
Barding can be maximally enchanted to +4 using a scroll of enchant armour.
Barding can carry the following egos: