Glowing dragon scale mail

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[   glowing dragon scale mail  
Appearance glowing dragon scale mail
Slot body armor
AC 5
Special
Base price 900 zm
Weight 40
Material dragon hide
[   glowing dragon scales  
Appearance glowing dragon scales
Slot body armor
AC 1
Special
Base price 500 zm
Weight 40
Material dragon hide

Glowing dragon scale mail is one of two new dragon scale mails added in UnNetHack. By default, glowing dragon scales and glowing dragon scale mail function as light sources [1].

Prior to version 5.0.0, the glowing dragon's scales conferred petrification resistance. As of version 5.0.0, however, the breath types and resistances of all dragons (except the chromatic dragon) are randomized, so the resistance conferred by glowing dragon scales depends on the breath type assigned to the glowing dragon.

Note that in UnNetHack, dragon scale mail is considered a magical item, so it cannot be wished for, according to the rules for wishing in UnNetHack. Dragon scales, however, are acceptable. A note in the source code[2] explains that this is because magic (a scroll of enchant armor) is required to produce the mail, but the scales are produced "naturally". Also, it is possible to wish for the scales that produce a specific resistance only if the appearance of that type is known, but it is possible to wish for scales from any dragon regardless of whether its resistance is known. Because "glowing dragon" is an appearance, glowing dragon scales can be wished for without knowing what resistance they give.

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