| A large, loose-fitting, wide-sleeved outer garment made of light cloth. Robes easily adjust to fit humanoid bodies of any size. Habiliments of this sort offer only a little protection against physical harm, but their generous cut does not hinder evasion from attack or the proper performance of thaumaturgical gestures.
"CLEOPATRA: Give me my robe; put on my crown; I have
-William Shakespeare, _Anthony & Cleopatra_, V, ii, ca. 1605.
A robe is the lightest body armour in the game, providing 2 base AC with no EV penalty. Many classes start the game with one, including most casters. Moreover, robes, animal skins, and dragon armours are the only types of body armour that spriggans, ogres and trolls can wear.
It takes 3 turns to wear or remove a robe.