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Blackwarden's Breast Source: WM2
Category: Medium Armor (Chest) Value: 740

DR: 12 (Pierce 16, Burn 10, Freeze 10, Corrode 15)
Recovery Speed: -40%
Exceptional: +4 Damage Reduction
Aura of the Hunt: +15 Accuracy against Beasts (3m)
Corrode-Proofed: +3 Damage Reduction (Corrode)

How Obtained:
  • Iron Flail Fort - Dropped by Adaryc

Matha Faett was discovered slumbering in an Engwithan ruin deep in the heart of Eir Glanfath. She was a great worm, a subterranean animal rarely seen by kith. Nearly all of her body was burrowed in the dirt beyond the walls of the ruin, so the Dyrwoodan looters that provoked her were more than a little shocked to see that when she emerged she was perhaps three times the height of a person, and thirty times as long.

The initial group of looters escaped with their lives, and returned with large hunting parties aimed at slaying her, for the ruins she took over were home to one of the finest collections of relics yet found in Eir Glanfath. But Matha Faett killed those hunters by the score. Her body was coated in an acidic mucus that devoured weapons before they could pierce her flesh, and she vomited bile upon her attackers that burned away flesh and bone alike, leaving no trace of them for future looters to find.

Her reign there ended when the Hounds of Galawain were paid a vast sum to see her destroyed. They sent one woman, Cillanna Fealmes, whose stature was such that few questioned her going in alone. She ordered built a set of custom weapons and armor, including this breastplate, which was blackened to resist the monster's corrosive bile.

She entered the ruins to find Matha Faett had died sometime in the last month, and the smell was so overpowering that it knocked her unconscious for hours.

When she emerged from the ruins unscathed in her black armor, she was nicknamed the Blackwarden before she could even recount the tale. So much did she like the nickname that she happily bent the truth in order to keep it.

The smell did not leave the armor until well after Cillanna's death, and it has seen very little wear as a result.