The Shining Hand Monastery in Vaasa has made an impressive reputation, and a small fortune, designing these robes. Demand has spread across many nations, such that different variations on the similar robes keep the monks hard at work. The roves increase a monk's senses to such a degree that she can focus on her opponent and move her body to absorb blows. One drawback to these robes is that they make the wearer supersensitive to noise. Even in the quiet rooms of the monastery the wearer would have a hard time distinguishing between the snoring of a brother down the hall and the scuttling of a rat under his bed.