Hi there Guys,
I’m planning on attending with a group of friends for E1 2020. we’re going Wintermark and considering starting a banner for us as a group.
I’ve had a look through the guides for equipment and the feel and look of Wintermark characters (specifically a Steinr banner bearer as that will be my character’s background and archetype)
part of my character’s back story is that he went travelling around the empire (specifically dawn, the marches, Highguard and the Brass coast) before settling back down in his ancestral homeland.
As a result he’s taken a shine to the metallic plate armour employed typically in Dawn and Highguard.
I’ve come up with ways to give this a more Wintermark appearance in order to set them aside from the aforementioned nations but adding fur trims and possibly some runes, as well as the fact it will not be a full set of plate armour, keeping in line with the layering look that Wintermark prefers.
I realise that metal is generally used sparingly in terms of warfare for Wintermark and wanted to make sure this was a good enough IC reason to don the armour that i’m planning.
secondly, I’ve also seen mention of Rune plate however i’m currently under the assumption that it would be extremely on the nose for a new character to just “turn up” with a full set on, would this be correct? and would armour with runes be automatically considered rune plate?
apologies if this has already been covered but i couldn’t find anything in the forums or on the wiki regarding it
thanks in advance for any responses and assistance.