Certain weapons, such as swords, are restricted to the fighting classes like Hirebrands
and Paladins. Other weapons, such as maces and mauls, are typically used by religious
players like priests and sages, since they do not shed blood. There are also class
restrictions placed on armor - fighting men can wear plate mail and shield, for
instance, while peasants and thieves may wear nothing heavier than leather armor,
and mages may wear nothing more than a cloak.
Equipment may also be restricted to a specific race or class. Daggers, for instance,
are restricted to use by mages. Dwarven hammers, manufactured and used exclusively
by dwarves, may not be used by members of other races.