Tribal Armor Concept Scuplt: Kypiq Medium Armor

Greetings Elyrians!

Can you guess what day of the week it is? Perhaps the glare from the every-present shiny will clue some of you in. :)

That's right, it's shiny time!

We're actually getting close to the end of our series on armor concept sculpts, for that matter. There are very few tribes left unrepresented at this point. Though there are still some unseen armor concepts for the tribes that are represented too, I suppose. This time, let's go for something a little rare.

Let's take a look at the Kypiq medium armor concept sculpt:

This one is actually a favorite of mine because it investigates one of the more interesting materials the Kypiq have at their disposal: Ironwood bark. The Kypiq, ever clever, have a bit of a secret. They know both how to collect useful Ironwood bark and how to treat it in a way that temporarily softens it to allow it to be better formed before curing it back into its famous hardness. This makes them both, similar to the To'resk, who guard the secrets of their lacquering agents, and also a direct competitor to the To'resk commercially as both control a monopoly (for however long that lasts) on technologies that can mitigate a lack of mineral resources, something that literally every tribe on Elyria would find useful.

Just between you and me, I think the Kypiq have the competitive edge here. Someday the secret to To'resk paper forming will come out, and anyone will be able to do it who takes the time to learn, but to use the Kypiq techniques, you'll need Ironwood. The Kypiq control both the technology and the resource; that's a powerful monopoly if used well.


  • Snipehunter
1/17/2019 8:15:10 PM #1

first !

Looks awesome ! Can we have these armors in the store as promotion after D&SS ?

1/17/2019 8:16:23 PM #2

Ghilly suit.. Woodie Suit? Hmm- I like it.

1/17/2019 8:17:45 PM #3

Wow very nice, love it!!! :D


1/17/2019 8:17:53 PM #4

Those micky mouse hands :D

1/17/2019 8:17:55 PM #5

What do I win?

1/17/2019 8:20:11 PM #6

Love it! Kypiq are my favourite tribe :)

1/17/2019 8:21:30 PM #7

So cool! Looks designed for disguise.

1/17/2019 8:21:45 PM #8

Oh man I can't wait to see how the heavy armor looks.:D


1/17/2019 8:25:01 PM #9

Looks like a walnut. Bring me a nutcracker.

1/17/2019 8:25:12 PM #10

Cool yes.... Nice skin

1/17/2019 8:26:39 PM #11

Good camouflage with good protection? RL Military could learn a thing or two here.

On another note, the mentions about competitiveness for armors, especially tribes like Hrothi who use alot of metal, makes me think of how gear would be passed down instead of forged anew.

Not unlike WH40k altho the issue there was simply forgetting the manufacturing methods instead of lack of resources.

Shroud to The Covenant of the Veil

1/17/2019 8:28:31 PM #12

Really good armor and understandable monopoly

1/17/2019 8:35:19 PM #13


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1/17/2019 8:46:00 PM #14

I love it! It looks so good, I’m very happy about how this came out.

1/17/2019 9:05:39 PM #15

Whelp, time to annex the kypiq's sources of ironwood.

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