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curufea [Some Design Notes]
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 ====Some Design Notes ==== ====Some Design Notes ====
-Though the armour of Faction Paradox is variable in form - inevitable, given that it can't exactly be mass-produced - all the suits have key features in common, with significant variations being found between cliques (or cabals) rather than between individuals:​ most personal customisations of the armour are purely aesthetic. The suit seen here may not exactly be average, but it contains most of the usual fixtures." +Though the armour of Faction Paradox is variable in form - inevitable, given that it can't exactly be mass-produced - all the suits have key features in common, with significant variations being found between cliques (or cabals) rather than between individuals:​ most personal customisations of the armour are purely aesthetic. The suit seen here may not exactly be average, but it contains most of the usual fixtures. 
-Note also that different models of armour are worn under different conditions. For diplomatic (and purely ritual) occasions Faction agents wear no real armour apart from their ceremonial headpieces, while in open warfare they tend to favour lighter, more flexible, less elaborate protection. The suit seen here might be described as the armour of standard bearers",​ worn on the battlefield - if the War can be said to have any real battlefields - but designed to make a specific impression. Typically the Cousin-proteges would wear this model of armour, allowing them to act as go-betweens for the Mothers and Fathers while under fire."+Note also that different models of armour are worn under different conditions. For diplomatic (and purely ritual) occasions Faction agents wear no real armour apart from their ceremonial headpieces, while in open warfare they tend to favour lighter, more flexible, less elaborate protection. The suit seen here might be described as the armour of "standard bearers",​ worn on the battlefield - if the War can be said to have any real battlefields - but designed to make a specific impression. Typically the Cousin-proteges would wear this model of armour, allowing them to act as go-betweens for the Mothers and Fathers while under fire.
 As a result, this suit can best be described as part armour and part carnival construction,​ and its heavy use of skull-and-spines imagery may be more than a little tongue-in-cheek. As a result, this suit can best be described as part armour and part carnival construction,​ and its heavy use of skull-and-spines imagery may be more than a little tongue-in-cheek.
  
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