Usually I come up with pithy narratives for these, whether comedic or not. Today…dagnabit, I just really dig the cloak.
The High Herald’s Cloak is just so cool. Gryphons! Heraldry! It seems to call for heavy armour and a heroic stance, so that’s exactly what I did.
The gryphon (griffin) as a heraldic device is a popular one, appearing on both individual and institutional coats of arms. Check out the Knowlsley Metropolitan Borough Council, or any of the other hundreds of images that pop up under a search about gryphons in heraldry.
Today’s model greets the dawn in fitting colors of gold and rust and grey mail. I love the look of different heavy armour types blended together to give a warrior a more authentic appearance: he isn’t perfect and polished in ornamental mail ready for review. Instead, he wears the pieces he could find or make or was issued, all of a theme, but not all of a whole.
- Shoulders: Shoulders of Gamil Filk, dyed gold
- Back: High Herald’s Cloak
- Chest: Survivor’s Armour
- Hands: Chainmail Gauntlets
- Legs: Sturdy West-land Leggings of Resilience, dyed gold
- Feet: Dwarf Steel Boots of Might, dyed rust