Armor is any piece of material, typically worn or carried, that is used for the purpose of absorbing damage so that one may preserve his or her Hit Points. Historically, armor has played an important role in war, anime and RPGs.
History of Armor
In the year 1345, people were desperately attempting to invent something that could protect them against Chuck Norris. Armor failed miserably, but they discovered it was rather effective while fighting fellow mortals, so they decided to keep it and expand upon the idea. Eventually this would lead to the invention of modern day objects.
Types of Armor
The Shield is a slab of steel or wood one holds in front of oneself to block a sword, a punch or a fireball. Another effect way to use a shield is to throw it at your enemies face in hopes you will, well, hit them in the face. Shields are effective at protecting against arrows, spears, and magic missiles.
Also know as the Bascinet, a helmet is a hat but much larger and metal-ier. It allows your head to become tired and be somewhat harder to crack open. It does not protect from Chuck Norris.
The armor worn around the body, sometimes referred to as mail. Body armor has many practical purposes, such as wearing for the sake of looking cool and wearing so you won't be hit by Chuck Norris No, wait. That one turned out not to work. It also provides the side effect of making the person more difficult to harm. Some dumbasses thought this makes you invulnerable, and thus ran into a minefield. As one expects, after the asplosions ceased, the soldiers were quite Dead. Others attempted running into a storm of arrows. They were 1/4ths right. The arrow barrage bounced off their body armor... And skewered their arms and legs.
Invented as a substitute for deodorant.