SoS:The Ebony Mail

The Ebony Mail

Armor (breastplate), legendary (daedric artifact of Boethiah) (requires attunement)

The Ebony Mail is a pitch-black breastplate adorned with a chain shirt and brilliant gold filigree. Legends speak of the history of this cuirass curiass dates back before recorded history, sometime after the death of Lorkhan during the Dawn Era. It is say that the blood of the Heart of Lorkhan is the origin of ebony, which the armor is crafted from.

An artifact of the Daedric Prince Boethiah, Ebony Mail has been passed on from champion to champion either through loss of favor with the Prince or through single combat.

While wearing this armor, you gain a +3 bonus to your AC, as well as to have resistance to fire damage and you have advantage on saving throws against spells.

Daedric Attunement. To attune to this item, you must bathe the armor in the blood of a fallen enemy for one hour.

Muffled Movement. While attuned to this artifact you have advantage on Agility (Stealth) checks. Wearing this breastplate does not impose disadvantage on Agility (Stealth) checks. Additionally, this armor imposes disadvantage on Willpower (Perception) checks that require hearing to detect you.

Daedric Binding. Should you lose the favor of Boethiah, the armor will be forcefully withdrawn, leaving you without armor. Boethiah has a penchant for reclaiming her artifact at the most inopportune moments.

Destroying the Ebony Mail. To destroy the Ebony Mail, the breastplate must be anointed with holy oils from the Tribunal Temple and gifted to the bearer’s worst enemy. If the enemy accepts and attempts to don the armor, it becomes a regular breastplate and the Ebony Mail is destroyed. The Ebony Mail will reconstitute itself in Boethiah’s realm of Attribution’s Share after 1d10 x 10 years.

Found In: Shadows Over Skyrim