|A set of scales fashioned into armour for a naga's lower body. Faintly crackling with electricity, they have been enchanted to allow their wearer to slither at almost a human's pace.|
Without other bonuses to movement speed, nagas will still move slightly slower than the average character, but that's still a significant improvement over their base movement speed -- the simple addition of Swiftness will allow them to finally move faster than average. Palentongas, meanwhile, will gain the permanent ability to run at above-average speed, granting them all the benefits that entails.
Followers of Cheibriados should avoid this item, as that god forbids hasty items like this.
- art-data.txt:1056 (0.26.1)
- Prior to 0.26, the lightning scales were explicitly intended for nagas to wear.
- Prior to 0.13, this artefact reduced movement delay by 2, but only had a +3 enchantment bonus to AC. Significantly, this meant that Swiftness combined with the scales would give a naga slightly above-average movement speed.
- The lightning scales were added in 0.10.