When a pack of wolves hunt down a deer herd, they will wisely pick a sick or weak animal and feed. They hunt, they kill, they eat. There is no carnage, no useless bloodshed. But shepherds know very well that this is not how wolves react faced with a defenseless herd of sheep. The helpless animals drive the predators mad and violent. They will slaughter far more than they need to eat and leave the carcasses in the sun to rot.
This savagery leaves the shepherd shocked and confused, but I understand these beasts, and I know why they feel so compelled to cull. It’s their visceral gut reaction to the violation of the natural order. It is ancient primal wisdom acting through them. I for one share their instinct. As they do with the sheep herds, I do the same with these vile human paddocks called cities.
I don’t recognize the humanity of these so-called civilized folks, the ones who built walls to hide themselves from the woods and the beasts, and cut themselves from the wilderness that birthed us all. When they lock their doors and gloat with their sense of superiority, I shall be the one who knocks and reminds them that the might of nature cannot be tamed.
Inspired by some designs seen in the Dark Souls franchise, this full helmet uses a subtle mesh inside the visor to hide the wearer's features and give a darker, more ominous presence to the wearer. This feature has little effect on visibility, but it makes a big impact in terms of fear factor, giving a distinctive inhuman appearance in LARP. This piece is a natural choice for a barbarian warrior, may it be a feral raider, tribal mercenary, brutal rampager, or any kind of threat born of the wilderness and the clans that inhabit it. The aged patina decorating the dyed and molded leather makes it obvious this armor piece has seen battle and gives it an appearance of battle-worn looted gear.
- Dyed vegetable leather 8-9 oz / 4 mm
- Dyed vegetable leather 5-6 oz / 2 mm
- Antique brass plated eyelets, rings, rivets, and buckles
- Mobile visor with mesh
- Dyed vegetable leather with a used patina
- Medium: 56-58 cm / 22-23 in
- Large: 58-61 cm / 23-24 in
Made in Quebec, Canada, by Les Artisans d'Azure