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Codex - Hecatomb Tassets
Thelist of codex entries of the antiquity Hecatomb Tassets in the ESO-Database.
Shadowfen Codex - Hecatomb Tassets
- Thirsting Girdle At first blush, there was nothing exceptional about this plain, leather belt, but its appearance is deceiving. There are hollow channels beneath the surface that I can only describe as veiny and the inside of the loop is studded with teeth!
- Thirsting Girdle I pricked my finger on one of those pointy teeth. It felt like something was sucking at the wound as I pulled away! If I was going to make a bloodsucking belt, why would I put the teeth on the inside of the band? Maybe this was an instrument of torture?
- Thirsting Girdle So, it definitely drinks blood. You can feel it pulse when doing so, and this seems to empower its enchantments. Unless someone volunteers to try it on, that's as much as I can discern. If I wanted a garment to drain the life out of me, I'd buy a corset.
- Sanguine Doublet I don't recognize the style of this doublet. Probably a bespoke piece commissioned by a wealthy patron. The suppleness of the leather is beyond exquisite. It doesn't creak when stretching and snaps back elastically. Wearing it is like a warm hug.
- Sanguine Doublet Touching this dredged up an unpleasant memory I'd hoped never to relive. It reminded me of the work of a Bosmer tanner I met in Valenwood who was a devoted practitioner of the Green Pact. The lifelike feeling makes my skin crawl.
- Sanguine Doublet Amalien's suspicions are correct. I've, unfortunately, had enough experience with evil necromancers to know what Elf leather feels like. This skin isn't technically alive, but it still acts like it. It even seems to heal cuts and abrasions.
- Goblet Gorget Typically, a gorget would sit closer to the throat and fully encompass the neck. This wide scoop would offer limited protection from anything other than arrows deflected upward after striking the carapace. It would provide ample room for a bulky helmet.
- Goblet Gorget It's not my area of expertise, I know, but it seems that there is a deliberate gap between the plating and where it would sit on the collar. Honestly, it reminds me of a drain basin. What purpose would that serve?
- Goblet Gorget I just cleaned some rust out of that channel, Reginus, and it turned out to be dried blood. Finding it on bits of used armor isn't unusual, but what if it really is a drain? If the owner was a vampire, feeding in battle would be messy business, I think.
- Fanged Cuirass Unusual design. The spine and chest are heavily reinforced from the front and rear, but the flanks and abdomen are completely exposed. The benefit to mobility would hardly outweigh the sacrifice in protection. Thick spikes appear entirely aesthetic.
- Fanged Cuirass Tested the metal where the enamel paint was flaking. Daedric. The rare material might explain the minimal coverage, but why use so much of it on superfluous spikes then? An armorer this skilled creating something so impractical ... it must be ceremonial.
- Fanged Cuirass I don't think so, Ugron. There are some powerful magic worked into this metal. Enough so that I question whether the material was chosen for its resilience, or because it takes especially well to enchantment. It's frightening, honestly.
- Hecatomb Tassets This is a strange, hybrid design. Normally an encompassing piece like this would strap under the ribcage to protect the abdomen and extend down past the legs. This does neither, offering coverage to the kidneys, hips, pelvis, and little else.
- Hecatomb Tassets There are a series of holes spanning the entire circumference of the waist, presumably for fastening. It's excessive in my opinion. This many points of contact wouldn't improve stability much and be more prone to buckling. I can't see another function.
- Hecatomb Tassets Maybe it was stitched in place? They seem about the right span for stringing a leather cord through. What about bolts or screws? We are only seeing a small piece of a bigger picture. I'm sure it'll all make sense when put together!