Battle odaj

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The battle odaj is a type of armor originating with the Rakash people.

Definition

The term battle odaj always refers to armor, and never just clothing. It is a more recent development, having first begun as makeshift armor during the fights against the undead prior to the Great Migration. Rakash of that era would sometimes add scraps of metal or leather to their odaj, affixing them in whatever way they could to give themselves a measure of additional protection.

Though superficially differing from the more common armored robes mainly in the odaj-esque styling, a modern battle odaj is a much less haphazard creation and is actually quite difficult to make due to the balancing of the armored properties with the movement and flow expected in an odaj. Usually crafted either wholly from leather or from a combination of chain atop cloth, a battle odaj will always cover both shoulders and be ankle length. Oftentimes, a battle odaj will have some sort of decorative pauldrons as well. When these are present, they are most likely to be designed to reflect the religious leanings of the wearer.

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Austere battle odaj of somber black leatherDroughtman's Challenge 430/Incidental lootDroughtman's Challenge 433/Incidental loottrue
Battle odaj crafted from intricately connected tursa links atop silvery clothComfortable Rakash (2)Comfortable Rakash (3)truetrue
Battle odaj crafted from layers of oiled leatherCefrit of OdcoruCefrit of Odcoru (Siksraja)true
Blackened battle odaj affixed with pauldrons sculpted to resemble crow headsBeyond the Barrier: The Devastation of Lyras/Incidental Loottrue
Silversteel and ialalhe battle odaj affixed with afis-etched pauldronsHollow Eve Festival 417/Auctiontrue
Simple battle odaj crafted from chain atop cottonCefrit of Odcoru (Siksraja)true

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