A Chain Mail is a light, aluminium-armour made from small rings linked together to form a flexible steel-shirt called a mail. The mail covers the body from the shoulder to the waist and has short sleeves protecting the arms to just above the elbows. The chain mail is 4-in-1 with each ring interlocking with four other rings. All the rings on the armour are riveted together improving the overall durability of the mail but adding to the weight. Chain mail is tough but flexible and is usually worn with padding to prevent bruising and take the blunt off slashing and bludgeoning strikes. Mail is amongst the oldest armours in the world but is still used in modern day protective technologies. It was introduced in the 4th century BCE – around the famous battle between the Greeks and Persians at Thermopylae and will go well with almost any character in any epoch though chain mail was particularly popular in the early medieval-, dark age- and Roman periods. The short sleeve mail is great for light fighters.