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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Armor 

Developed by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls is one of the longest lasting RPG franchises in video games, with the most recent release being that of Skyrim. Before Skyrim and Oblivion, Morrowind was a breakthrough for the world of RPGs, existing as an open-world fantasy game on both XBox and PC that won over 60 awards (including Game of the Year).

Morrowind takes place in the land of Vvardenfell, a Dunmer island within the continent of Morrowind. It focuses in on Dagoth and other dieties, and sees Imperials and other humans as more outsiders, compared to Skyrim and later titles. Part of the success of Morrowind, however, is the expansive nature of the game, and the level at which it’s filled out: there is endless variety in the armor that you can outfit your character with: Daedric armor, chitin armor, armor fashioned of iron and steel, or iron of bronze. Many of the human armors (Imperial) take reference from real-world conquistador armors, while armor for the Dwemer, for example, is much more “out there”.