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Post by Alicia Jornali on Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:28 pm

Currently, some nice leather armor and a modest tunic. Hey, I was shipwrecked, I'm glad I could scrounge up enough gold for armor.

Preferably, though? Chitin armor. Fine stuff, but a pain to repair anyplace outside of Morrowind.
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Post by Regulus Vortens on Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:19 am

Discounting my original spiel, we have a grand total of four and a half posts mentioning clothes. Four and a half. Out of a list of 25 posts, not including this one.

...well done?


Agrippina wrote:Ignoring the lizard's lecherous tendencies and returning to the topic at hand, I have a meagre wardrobe on account of my constant need to travel. I have few opportunities for social interaction and so do not see the need to retain fine wear. My robe is sufficient for all purposes.

Travel is quite the scourge on the wardrobe, isn't it? I've been on the road for so long I fear that the few articles suitable for the finer cities have been ruined beyond repair.

Alicia Jornali wrote:Currently, some nice leather armor and a modest tunic. Hey, I was shipwrecked, I'm glad I could scrounge up enough gold for armor.

Preferably, though? Chitin armor. Fine stuff, but a pain to repair anyplace outside of Morrowind.

Chitin armour is an abomination. At least leather looks somewhat stylish, even if wearing dead things hasn't been fashionable in civilised company since the Third Era.
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Post by Kestrel on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:58 am

I think I've been wearing the same clothes for two years now...
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:02 am

Time to buy some new ones I think! You must reek!
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Post by Kestrel on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:11 am

I wash them! Also, I consider myself lucky when I can buy food. I think not starving takes priority to new clothes.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:24 am

True. Do you have some way to get clothes now?
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Post by Kestrel on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:33 am

Without stealing ones left out to dry? No.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:34 am

Get some help then.
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Post by Alicia Jornali on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:54 pm

Regulus Vortens wrote:
Alicia Jornali wrote:Currently, some nice leather armor and a modest tunic. Hey, I was shipwrecked, I'm glad I could scrounge up enough gold for armor.

Preferably, though? Chitin armor. Fine stuff, but a pain to repair anyplace outside of Morrowind.

Chitin armour is an abomination. At least leather looks somewhat stylish, even if wearing dead things hasn't been fashionable in civilised company since the Third Era.
It is very good armor for its weight, and style is not what I wear armor for.

Though if you've seen a good suit of chitin, you probably wouldn't think it was an abomination.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:58 pm

um... what is Chitin?
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Post by Alicia Jornali on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Arla Neerus wrote:um... what is Chitin?
Form of laminated insect caprice... there really isn't an equivelent outside of Morrowind. Very comfortable, very resilient.

Let's see if I can sketch my father's setup...

((What follows is a rough sketch of a dunmer male wearing chitin armor, roughly similar to this image.))
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:24 pm

So you wear bug bits?

did you catch a ton of little ones?


Please don't tell me you haven't seen giant ones..
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Post by Alicia Jornali on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:31 pm

Arla Neerus wrote:So you wear bug bits?

did you catch a ton of little ones?


Please don't tell me you haven't seen giant ones..
Morrowind wildlife is very, very weird compared to the rest of Tamriel. But yes, there are big ones. And while they're a bit creepy if you're used to bugs being small, they're not interested in the average person. More interested in some of the other weird wildlife.

... you know what, just take a look at a bestiary if you want to know more, I'm not going to take the time to explain it.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:48 am

Ughhhhhhhhhhh

No chitin for me thanks.
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Post by Alicia Jornali on Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:56 am

Arla Neerus wrote:Ughhhhhhhhhhh

No chitin for me thanks.
Suit yourself.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:10 am

Just not with bug bits


Get it?
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Post by Regulus Vortens on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:37 am

Alicia Jornali wrote:Form of laminated insect caprice... there really isn't an equivelent outside of Morrowind. Very comfortable, very resilient.

Let's see if I can sketch my father's setup...

((What follows is a rough sketch of a dunmer male wearing chitin armor, roughly similar to this image.))

I always wondered what creature it was made from, myself. It might offer decent protection - I wouldn't know, I'm reduced to wearing scale armour, of all things! - but it's far too unwieldy for my tastes. Not to mention the smell...
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Post by Alicia Jornali on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:20 am

Regulus Vortens wrote:I always wondered what creature it was made from, myself. It might offer decent protection - I wouldn't know, I'm reduced to wearing scale armour, of all things! - but it's far too unwieldy for my tastes. Not to mention the smell...
... if you smell something coming off of chitin armor, that means that it wasn't properly sealed and is decaying. As for protection, yes, it's good. Tougher than leather armor, but still lightweight.
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Post by Nightshade on Sun May 20, 2012 1:47 am

Anything loose, light and warm. I can't stand the cold of Skyrim...
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Post by Kestrel on Sun May 20, 2012 1:48 am

I'm okay with the cold.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun May 20, 2012 2:21 am

It's meh. I prefer the warmth of Imperial lands.
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Post by Seeks-Many-Secrets on Sun May 20, 2012 8:19 pm

You men and mer with your warm blood. I wear what I need to keep warm and covered. I care little about how I look.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 pm

Don't you need a lot of heat and stuff? Are Argonians cold like lizards?
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Post by Seeks-Many-Secrets on Mon May 21, 2012 1:52 am

That's why I have magic. I can use it to channel heat throughout my body. It takes a good deal of energy, though. I'm still trying to figure out how in Oblivion Kennek survives in the weather.
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Post by Arla Neerus on Mon May 21, 2012 1:56 am

So more evidence that you people are lizards!

I don't get how that's considered insulting. I don't think it is.
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