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A Compendium of Weaponry and Military Costuming
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** Kandori **

The guards of Canluum are depicted "... in helmets with [Lord] Varan's antlered crest and the Red Stag on their chests ... only back- and breast-plates for armor ..." <Legends: 639, New Spring> An officer wears steel-backed gauntlets; all have swords at the hip; the Red Stag, emblem of House Marcasiev of Kandor, is either painted, embossed or attached directly onto the breastplate <Legends: 640-1, New Spring>.

Lan at the gates of Canluum
detail, inside cover art from Legends, ed. R. Silverberg
Copyright © 1998, Agberg, Ltd.

Sweet depicts Lan and at the gates of Canluum for the inside cover of Legends. As usual, he gets it partly right. The books describe, repeatedly, helmets with antlered crests. Antlered helmets are not mentioned, and are vastly impractical: lean forward or bow your head, and the helmet drags you down. In the chaos of battle, tangle your antlers in your neighbours', and both of you are Trolloc meat. And Lan's hadori is almost certainly not red: eleven books, and not once has Jordan mentioned that (or any) colour. Undyed leather seems most likely.


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