The armour consisted of shoulder plates, and the chest and back in separate halves. A thick belt joined the upper parts to a waisted skirt. Smaller dragon scales formed the thigh-guards, with knee bosses made of dew-claws forming deadly spikes. Beneath the knees, a single molded scale protected each shin. Vambraces of matching construction protected the wrists, with suppler hide covering the upper arms. Gauntlets of bone strips sheathed the hands.
Time's assault had failed – the scales were solid, the gut ties and leather straps supple as if new. The armour probably weighed as much as a grown human.
Last came the helm. Hundreds of bone fragments – probably from the dragon's skull and jaws – had been drilled and fastened together to form an overlapping skull cap, brow and cheek guards, and articulating lobster tail covering the back of the neck. The effect was both ghastly and terrifying.