@Baron: That's a sizable chunk of change out of your allowance. And Fort saves for one character aren't a concern (there are lots of other aspects besides the Fort saves to the environment). No objections, but tell me where this cloak came form and why it's important. Every magic item is an artifact; I don't need paragraphs, but I want some explanations.
@Narmoth: Heh. My SCA experience, such as it is, tells me there were some organic layers under both those that decayed. I'd be very surprised if there wasn't a chain skirt there, and a gambeson, and probably some leather too. The being said, I'm dead certain your knowledge of Russian history surpasses my own. Be kind and I'll do my best for you.
@canuhearmenow: Arkadians only. Hard rule. No exceptions. I'm going to be working hard to establish this culture, establishing a second isn't on my agenda. There are nations outside of Arkadia - from the East we have Goea, an island nation of explorers and crusaders, and the distant Evercoiling Empire... but those are for another day.