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[Sticky] Tribal Armor Concept: Janoan Medium Armor Concept
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Hail and well met, my fellow Elyrians! It's shiny time!

Last week, we shared the light incarnation of a Janoan suit of armor, so in keeping with our practice, I think it's time to take a look at the concept sculpt for a medium configuration of the same armor. Have a look:


For the Janoa, armor is a bit of a conundrum: They build their sense of worth from their exploits, their bravery, and their strength, but by implication, someone who protects themselves with armor isn't particularly brave. Historically this, alongside the heat and humidity of their home biome, has led them to wear less armor than nearly any other known tribe of mann.

But, as the tribes came into contact with each other, the advantages of armor -- and arguably the very real need for heavier protection -- became obvious even to the most zealous Janoan. Their solution? Make their armor a testament to their past triumphs and accomplishments: Their armors are made from the materials harvested from their hunts. The more armor you see on a Janoan, the more likely they are to be one of the premier hunters and warriors of their settlement.

It also means that Janoans tend have the most distinct armor in any conflict they are a part of.

Enjoy and stay shiny, my friends!


  • Snipehunter
11/29/2018 8:09:35 PM #16
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Nice Janoa lore!

11/29/2018 8:13:00 PM #17
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Posted By Stormbreaker at 12:03 PM - Thu Nov 29 2018

That just makes no sense, you'd just go to an armoury store and buy the armour, that doesn't make you a good hunter.

What, off the rack?! Eww! ;)

or don't Janoans have armour shops?

Sure they do, but an armor shop in Elyria isn't like a big-box store here in America; you can commission custom armor. Culturally, you bring your materials to the armorer and have the materials treated and made into armor for you, if you're not making it yourself.

Hope that helps! :)


  • Snipehunter
11/29/2018 8:13:23 PM #18
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UwU Janoa will glomp their enemies with their fancy furry armor owo


11/29/2018 8:18:10 PM #19
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Nice


11/29/2018 9:07:54 PM #20
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Posted By Snipehunter at 11/29/2018 8:09:30 PM

That was the 2D concept sketch, released about 6 months ago, back in May. It was also NDA'd. ;)

wags finger

Oof. My bad bruv.

Edit : as an aside, this project must really be moving to show that kind of progress. Nice.


Count of Wyrmar

11/29/2018 9:42:56 PM #21
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Stop picking on the big fuzzy kitties Janoa... meanies


11/29/2018 10:03:32 PM #22
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like this armor quite a bit tbh. as always, glad to see progress being made with this jazz. gives everyone a better idea of how the cultures work and interact


People will always be wanting something. It's my job to get it for them.

11/29/2018 10:04:20 PM #23
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So pretty! The Janoa will really look stripey wearing that headdress.


There is hope impossibility.

11/29/2018 10:39:43 PM #24
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First impresson: cool! Second thought: OMG what if a meet a Janoan in the jungle with like Kypiq skin gloves and a Dras helmet made of a real Dras? cry


11/29/2018 10:53:43 PM #25
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Bakas


Blaah

11/29/2018 11:12:29 PM #26
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Hnnnnng, yes! And next week will presumably Janoan armor. Such excitement...

This looks great. Makes me wonder what kind of hide the arm/chest is made from. It looks armadillo ish but I can't imagine armadillos being particularly lauded prey items worthy of turning into armor. Maybe a brown crocodile type animal. Still very cool.


11/29/2018 11:15:25 PM #27
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Lovely!!!


Duke of Lyrhia

11/29/2018 11:35:50 PM #28
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Posted By Daarco at 2:39 PM - Thu Nov 29 2018

First impresson: cool! Second thought: OMG what if a meet a Janoan in the jungle with like Kypiq skin gloves and a Dras helmet made of a real Dras? cry

Can I suggest this?


11/29/2018 11:39:21 PM #29
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I am going to have to forge some armour and tougher claws for the Tigers to give them better chances against the Janoans I think.

There would be an irony of using Janoan skulls for Tiger armour :)

11/29/2018 11:46:50 PM #30
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Posted By Shamstone at 3:39 PM - Thu Nov 29 2018

I am going to have to forge some armour and tougher claws for the Tigers to give them better chances against the Janoans I think.

There would be an irony of using Janoan skulls for Tiger armour :)

Good luck wandering around my Rainforest without being noticed ;)


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