The smell of disease is rancid in the streets, but you are the Plague Doctor. All you smell are the fresh lemon balm and rose hips in your mask, protecting you from the lethal miasma of the dying.
You wear a mask, leather gloves, and your Benedict Robe as your protection from the dangers of the world's illness, shielding you just as a knight's armour protects him from a fatal strike. To everyone else, you are a symbol of knowledge and healing...but also the harbinger of death. Looking into the blackness of your mask's eyes feels like exposing one's soul, and so even your patients harbor fear at your presence.
Epic Armoury’s Robe Benedict is an all-purpose robe made from textured cotton and secured below the neck with a cotton tie-string through a soft-leather plate. Whether it is worn open or closed, this versatile long-sleeved robe is an essential when adding layers to almost any character’s costume. The robe’s hood, roomy sleeves and length combine ease of movement with the best degree of protection from wind, rain or sun. Made from cotton, this robe is easily made waterproof.
The Robe Benedict is a classic cut and will be usable by any character in any game world, allowing freedom when customizing equipment for your characters.
This product can have slight deviations in pattern, colours and shape.
This textured cotton product is nice to the touch, with enough heaviness to drape well. It has an irregular thread that gives it a textured appearance.
- “Robe” is derived from Middle English robe (“garment”)
- Traditionally used as a form of religious dress by monks and certain priests
- Worn in traditional fantasy literature by magical characters
- Affordable, personalized costume interchangeable with all other Epic Armoury gear
- Made from fabrics manufactured locally
- Handmade by qualified professional. Measurements are approximations and may vary.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase
It is best to start cleaning leather from the most delicate measures possible. Therefore, use a damp cloth with a little soap. If this is not enough - use a hard brush to remove dirt. Remove the soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue, and then use a dry cloth to wipe away the remaining water from the leather. Let it dry completely before the next maintenance step.
Always keep the leather maintenance after cleaning, because the soap will remove some of its natural oils. Apply mink oil, olive oil or professional lanolin-based fats to clean leather using a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of fat with circular movements. Wait for the fat to soak in the leather, then use a clean cloth to clog the residue. For maintenance, you can also use beeswax by heating it to a liquid state and applying it to the leather. Remember that the leather so preserved will be harder and significantly darken what sometimes is the desired effect.
- Epic Armoury
- Textured cotton, Cotton tie-strings