Hi y'all. Hoping to set up a brainstorming session here
What, in a medieval-fantasy world a la Elder Scrolls, could armour be made from? I'm hoping to have a vast array of different armours, and perhaps the magical ones could have their own subtle abilities. All ideas welcome! Here is the most interesting subset of what I have come up with so far:
EDIT2: No longer taking armour ideas - I have 30 different materials now, but thanks to everyone who contributed! I got rid of a few, including a few of my own, and am satisfied with the final list Seeing how awesome this thread was, I might make another suggestions thread for other items (Especially weapons!) and spells
The armour categories are now divided into: Mundane, Elemental, Natural, and of course the two Divine armours accessible to demigod characters
Golden - magic properties of gold allow mage-smiths to alloy it with steel to make it stronger
Leaf - Armour made from very very tough leaves! Very lightweight.
Igneous - rocky exterior with the lava core showing through cracks
Sanguine - steel fused with blood, forged by vampire blood-alchemists
Magesteel / Necrosteel - Normal steel forged with enchantments
Skysteel - rare metal found in falling stars (meteorites)
Aphotic - this mysterious material absorbs all light...
Apocalyptic - forged in the heart of a dying star
(Apocalyptic and Halcyon armour only accessible to characters that have become demigods)
Again, all ideas welcome, and feel free to suspend disbelief/ignore the practicalities!
Edited by hupsilardee, 20 March 2013 - 05:49 AM.