Out With the Old
Cornelius' Studded Leather Armor
This armor is crafted of deep blue-dyed leather, a shade so dark that it seems almost black, and is studded with stellate mithril rivets. These rivets shine in moonlight, practically glowing when the light of the moon strikes them directly.
This armor was, according to its legend (as determined by the maker’s mark on the inside of the chest and the owner’s sign on the collar, once owned by the assassin Perenor Naïlo (Perenor “Nightbreeze”), who murdered the much-beloved human princess Elessa over four hundred years ago, sparking a bloody interracial war. The amor, along with Perenor’s other belongings, was kept in a trophy-case in the royal palace following his execution, until the castle was sacked by orcs around 150 years ago.
- Fey Equipment: When in direct moonlight, the armor sheds dim light out to a radius of 5 feet. This can be suppressed by a mundane cloak or cape.
- Minor Property: Song Craft: When this armor is struck in battle, the wearer hears fragments of ancient eladrin songs.
- Quirk: Blissful: Butterflies and moths sometimes flutter whimsically around the armor. Donning the armor brings a sense of optimism and well-being. Pixies are well-disposed toward the armor’s wearer.
- History DC 15: History is not so easily divided into heroes and villains as the tale-tellers would have you believe. For example, though Perenor’s most famous act was the assassination of Elessa, his behavior prior to that was more of a folk-hero “lovable rogue” type. Some believe that Elessa must have “had it coming” in some respect.
History DC 16: Another theory that some entertain is the possibility that despite (or even because of) all of the overwhelming evidence against him, Perenor was innocent of Elessa’s death, the victim of some elaborate conspiracy.