A hired sword may not be given weapons or equipment. The Imperial Assassin may be given weapons but they are his to keep. Neither rule states where armor stands, but i would assume no hired swords may be given armor.
To get around the gromril armor issue (and artifacts) many players allow heroes to use any armor. Another solution is to incorporate any armor into the weapon master skills, both the combat and shooting versions. The second method is my preference. ave a talk with your group and see what you can agree on, if nothing, just auction it off. Better yet make a scenario about the auction!! You know these enemies would be more prone to let an auction descend into a bloody mess than peaceful exchange!The Auction
This scenario may only be played if a player wishes to sell an expensive item to the highest bidder. The player and anyone intending to bid on the item will meet in the auction house and hopefully things will go according to plan...Terrain
: an indoor auction house in cut-throat den, or a market square. A circle of relatively clear terrain with the occasional table of chair occupies a 24" diameter circle in the center.Players
: each warband wishing to bid on the item may send their leader plus d3 other warriors (the auctioneer gets d3+3), only one of which may be another hero. No animals, large monsters, mounts, vehicles or artillery are allowed. Each player secretly writes down how much gold crowns from their stash they wish to bring to the auction, and who carries the purse. The auctioned item is treated exactly like a shard of wyrdstone for game purposes.Setup
: the selling warband sets up all his auctioneers within 6" the center of the table,and the item being auctioned in the exact center represented by a counter.
The rest of the players, in random order, set up their buyers within 2" or each other, more that 8" away from any of the auctioneers and 6" from other players.Bidding
: The game begins with the auction, during which their are no actual game rounds, no models may move or take any action. If a final bid is declared and no one wishes to outbid it, the game ends and the item and gold are exchanged. If the items fails to sell the game ends with no result. If someone draws weapons, a battle will begin and all bids are off. No players may bid more than they brought to the auction!
The seller states a starting bid at any reasonably low price (20-40 is a good range for nice items, artifacts may start higher). Players raise their hands to bid and may match the bid or state a higher bid. The auctioneer then raises the bid by 5-20gc.Nerve
: After each bid all buyers roll a d6 and add it to their nerve total. A roll of six is ignored and counts as zero, unless a player brought a model that hates any enemy, in which case it adds 6 to the nerve total (players wishing to spoil the auction may want to bring along warriors with grudges)! If the nerve total for a player ever exceeds the combined leadership of the present warriors in his/her warband they draw their weapons out of uneasiness (larger groups can keep their cool longer). Multiple players may draw swords at the same time, and once one warband does all hell breaks loose! Battle
: If the auction turns into a battle by someone losing their nerve and drawing weapons, each player rolls a dice to determine turn order. Money
: After the game, if the auction dissolves into bloodshed, all players reveal their gold and who was carrying the purse , if that warrior was taken out the person who took them out claims all the gold!Ending
: No warband may rout, the winner is the warband that brings the item off the table, which they may keep.Experience
+1 surviving (only if weapons are drawn)
+1 keeping your nerve
+1 heroes who take enemies out of action (only if weapons are drawn)
+1 the model that takes the item off the tableSpecial: Any warband that looses its nerve receives no experience except by causing wounds and bringing the item off the table.
Wow that was all spur of the moment right there... based on the shootout scenario from Necromunda. The nerve thresholds may need altering to make sure their is a reasonable chance for chaos to ensue. Have fun let me know ow the auction goes!!