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Social armor sets from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm

Three social armor sets drop in the Sepulcher of the Wyrm: Shemite Exile, Shemite Mercenary and Shemite Wayfarer. None of them is terribly original in appearance, as similar (or, in some cases, identical) items already existed in the game for some time; these will also be shown below for comparison.

Shemite Exile

As far as I can tell, this set consists of just four items: wrists, feet, belt and chest. By now I’ve done more than 40 runs of the dungeon and seen each of these four items several times, but never any other parts from the same set, so I think it’s unlikely that any other parts actually exist.

These are green social items and seem to be using exactly the same models as the Shemite Exile items of the same name from the item shop. Incidentally, the item shop set also consists of just these four parts. (However, the item IDs are different and if you click the link of the item, the window that pops up is slightly taller in the case of the item shop versions than the dropped versions.)

Shemite Exile social armor from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm.

The chest piece has a curious property: equipping it not only hides your leg armor (this is not uncommon among chest pieces), but even your necklace. You might say that a necklace-like thing is incorporated into the chest itself, so hiding your necklace makes sense.

I can’t help feeling that the smaller parts of this set don’t go together very well with the chest; perhaps the combination looks better on the male models. Incidentally, the chest looks exactly the same as Kel’Avashk Robes from the Sanctum of Burning Souls. Apart from that, the two sets don’t have much in common: Kel’Avashk is cloth armor (with HoXish stats) rather than social, and besides the chest it contains feet, leg and head pieces (which go quite well with the chest IMO). So besides the chest, the only part that is present in both sets are feet, which look very different in Kel’Avashk than they do in the Shemite Exile set. Here’s a screenshot of the Kel’Avashk set from my old post about Sanctum sets (modelled by Cynara’s younger and sluttier Aquilonian cousin :P):

Kel’Avashk cloth armor from the Sanctum of the Burning Souls.

Shemite Mercenary

This is a blue social set and consists of all eight parts. In terms of appearance, it’s closely related to the Exaltate’s set (see below).

Shemite Mercenary social armor from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm.

Note the terrible clipping issues between the helmet and the character’s hair. Other turban-like helmets shown in this post don’t seem to have any such issues.

For comparison, let’s take a look at the Exaltate’s set. This is the level 80 old-world dungeon set traditionally associated with the Priest of Mitra class, though its stats since 1.05 (light armor with wisdom) are also suitable for a ToS. As with the other sets of this sort, its parts drop in Atzel’s Fortress, Caravan Raiders’ Hideout, and Onyx Chambers, so collecting the complete set would require an enormous effort nowadays, as it would be difficult to find people to farm Onyx rare bosses with you. The following screenshot is from the testlive server, where Fate hands out this set if you’re a PoM and ask for level 80 gear:

Exaltate’s (PoM level 80 dungeon set).

Shemite Wayfarer

This is another blue social set from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm and it also consists of all eight parts. In terms of appearance, it’s closely related to the Shemite Stormwatcher set (see below).

Shemite Wayfarer social armor from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm.

For comparison, let’s take a look at the Shemite Stormwatcher set. This is the Bear Shaman culture armor set, i.e. crafted level 78/79 blue armor; the recipes for it drop from Kesh in Onyx Chambers. As with other culture armor sets, it consists of six parts (head, chest, legs, feet, belt, hands). The following screenshot is again from the testlive server, where any character can obtain any culture armor set from Fate:

Shemite Stormwatcher (BS culture armor).

I have no idea whether these items (or other items with an identical appearance) will still be available after the forthcoming crafting revamp. My understanding from the information available so far is that you probably won’t be able to craft exactly these items any more, as they have gem slots and the new system won’t really have the concept of putting gems into an item after it has been crafted; but what used to be the recipe for an item will now become a template for its appearance, so that if you were formerly able to craft this particular culture set you will afterwards be able to craft new crafted items with the appearance of this former culture set. At least that’s the impression I got from what the devs said so far.

What drops where?

The following table shows which of the three bosses in Sepulcher of the Wyrm drops which parts of these sets:






























As we saw above, several of these sets include a turban-style hat. It turns out that a few other similar (but mostly not identical) turbans also drop elsewhere in the game.

One is the Darkslayer Hood, which drops from the Devourer in the Amphitheatre of Karutonia (normal mode, i.e. level 63). It uses the same model as the Shemite Wayfarer Turban from the Sepulcher of the Wyrm. However, other gear which is meant to match that hood looks quite different than the Shemite sets from this post; see one of my old posts for more about that.

(Click to enlarge.)

Another similar turban is the Shroud of Vladislav, which drops from a rare boss (Olgerd Vladislav) in one of the Silk Road encounters (The Silk Road Pass). It’s fairly easy to farm it; go to Khemi, talk to the Khitai travel NPC and offer to guard his caravan; if you didn’t get the Silk Road Pass encounter, but one of the other ones, just relog and talk to the NPC again; repeat as long as needed. Once you get the Silk Road Pass encounter, pick up the quest and kill all the waves of attackers; the end boss is either Zuagir Raider Chief (common) or Olgerd Vladislav (rare — but not terribly rare, IME). If you didn’t get Vladislav, or if you did but he didn’t drop the turban, you can simply delete the quest and take it again (without leaving the Silk Road Pass zone), thereby triggering the waves of mobs again, etc. You can keep on repeating this as long as you like. See also this very interesting post on Slith’s blog about the lore behind Vladislav.

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Speaking of turbans, the Headdress of the Blue Sea, which has a chance of dropping from the ape boss on the Isle of Iron Statues, also looks like a turban when worn by a male character; but in this case the turban is blue and looks quite different than the others in this post. It is worn by several NPCs in the city of Ardashir and also in the new playfield, Dragon’s Spine. On female characters this item has a completely different appearance anyway (a mostly-transparent face veil).

Another vaguely turban-like item is the Crown of Winter’s Knight from the recent (Winter 2012/13) seasonal quest, though it’s presumably intended to be a Santa-style hat:

(Click to enlarge.)

Categories: Age of Conan, Vanity Gear
  1. Selona
    February 3, 2013 at 18:58

    Neat! Are these items tradeable, or Bind on Pickup?

    • February 3, 2013 at 23:33

      All of the stuff in this post is bind on pickup (except of course the BS culture armor, which is bind on equip).

  2. Ewan
    June 11, 2013 at 22:33

    I think the Winter’s crown is the same crown which was featured in the first Conan movie on King Osric’s (Max Von Sydow) head.

  1. June 19, 2013 at 22:03
  2. August 31, 2013 at 09:13

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