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[Always open][LABYRINTHIUM] Heroes - Day 8: Tempting Gold
As the lid flicks open on it’s own volition, she is hesitant to look inside. What if there was something that popped out? Glancing around, she sees others were reaching inside their own chests and pulling out stuff. Breathing deep, she ducks low and slowly reaches her hand in the chest, grabbing around blindly. Feeling something soft, she closes her eyes as she pulls it out in front of her face.
Opening her eyes a slit, she see a long piece of dark fabric. A scarf? As she opens her eyes more, she sees that it is a dark red, almost burgundy colour, with some fancy gold-coloured tassels on the end and some black bordering. Bunching it up in one arm, she breathes out, breathes in, and brings the scarf up to her face before reaching the other arm into the chest.
Feeling something cold on the tips of her fingers, she tries to extend her fingers to reach around it but is suddenly stopped it when she felt a sharp pain in her palm. Trying to gasp, the scarf prevents it. Bringing her palm up, she sees a few drops of blood that begin to drip into the chest.
Pulling her hand back and pushing it against her thigh, she leans over to look inside. There was something shiny inside. Putting her scarf down beside her, she reachers her free arm in to the far side of the shiny piece, feeling a gap underneath and placing uer fingers underneath and her thumb over.
Pulling the thing up, it soon is resting over the edge of the chest, and pulling isn’t helping. It was a breastplate, similar in colour to the scarf for the base part, and, on the exposed, side dotted with black spikes, ornate etchings, dark green edging that reminded her of the forest, and a few splatters of her own blood. Lifting her other hand, which has mostly stopped bleeding, she grasps the breastplate by the bottom opening and lifts it over the edge. Placing it down, it managed to be placed on the ground higher than expected. Maybe… there are spikes on the back, also…
Reaching in again, she carefully pulls out more and more things, each made in the same style. Pauldrons, grieves, even a light gambeson. I had to sell these things from time to time, but I never seen any that looked like this…
There was a pair of gloves that were not as nice looking, but still the same redish-colour. These gloves seemed to be built to help grip weapons, but she did not know why they looked different.
Taking another look at the armour, she sees that some parts were not quite as shiny as the others. This seems old. It should use some work.
Not knowing how she would carry this, it took a moment before she started taking off her leather armour. As she finished that, she puts on the gambeson before putting on all the metal parts. It felt awkward, bulky and uncomfortably warm, but stretching out her scarf, she places her shield in it and her leather armour on top of that before tying the scarf up in a slip knot. Lifting the scarf from under the knot, she was amazed by the durability of it. It was heavy, though, and she was limited to using her hands in this armour, and not able to lift it over her shoulders. This will definitely take some getting used to… and won’t these spikes direct sword hits towards my chest? Not worrying about it, she carries the scarf and its contents over towards the tables and places it down while still standing, doubting she wants to try sitting when still getting used to it.