Some items will have numerical values such as +1, +2, +3, etc. trailing their names. These magic values indicate that the item is enchanted, and in some way may be better or (if the value is negative) worse than ordinary run of the day items of its kind. Characters can only use a weapon that has 5 + 1 enchantments for every 5 levels of physique experience possessed. So, a character with 10th level in the physique experience category may only be able to use a weapon with a maximum of 7 enchantments.
Enchantment of armour is achieved with the enchant armour scrolls. Each time a scroll is successfully applied, the item will have an additional +1 to magic. This adds more physical resistance or armour and ac to the piece of equipment whilst adding a fractional amount to its weight.
A maximum of up to 1 + (overall level/10) (rounded down like an integer) in pluses to any one piece of armour may be added. The value of armour added to the item is also dependent on the characters overall level. Armour may never be enchanted to have an armour rating greater the character applying the enchant overall level or 99, which ever is smaller.
Weapon enchanting is accomplished with a series of scrolls that can be found or bought from shops. The procedure is done in two steps.
Scrolls for weapon enchantment are:
Diamonds are required for the sacrifice. The item can be enchanted the square root of the number of diamonds sacrificed. Thus, if 100 diamonds are sacrificed, the weapon can have 10 other enchant scrolls read.
There is no sacrifice. Each scroll read will increase the damage by 5 points, and the weight by 5 kilograms.
There is no sacrifice. Each scroll read will reduce the weight by 20%. The minimum weight a weapon can have is 1 gram.
This does not require any sacrifices, and increases the magic by 1.
The sacrifice is the potion potion of charisma potion of constitution potion of dexterity potion of intelligence potion of power potion of strength potion of wisdom of the same type as the ability to be increased (ie, Improve Strength requires strength potions). The number of potions needed is the sum of all the abilities the weapon presently gives multiplied by 2. The ability will then be increased by 1 point. Thus, if a sword is Int +2 and Str +2, then 8 potions would be needed to raise any stat by one point. But if the sword was Int +2, Str +2, and Wis -2, then only 4 potions. A minimum of 2 potions will be needed.
God's (whom acknowledge weapons) will sometimes add their blessing to a weapon. God's will only enchant weapons that don't already have enchantments (e.g. they will not enchant a +3 weapon). They will not enchant a weapon that already has a form of slaying (e.g. a Sting). Each god has a preference for the use of weapons which translates to the maximum + enchantment they will offer:
- enchant_weapon_low = weapon bonus +3 is max - enchant_weapon_medium = weapon bonus +7 is max - enchant_weapon_high = weapon bonus +12 is max
Each god will offer weapon slaying for the weapon against its enemies. E.g. Mostrai will offer goblin and giant slaying.