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Ancestral Akaviri Style
Book Crafting Motif 92: Ancestral Akaviri Style
Material ON-icon-style material-Burnished Goldscale.pngBurnished Goldscale
Outfit System
Armor Styles 1 Weapon Styles 1
Small Armor 00000500500 Gold 1-Handed 000015001500 Gold
Large Armor 000010001000 Gold 2-Handed 000030003000 Gold

Ancestral Akaviri Style is a crafting motif released with the Blackwood chapter. It is obtainable via the Antiquities system. The associated style material is Burnished Goldscale.

The armor style appears to be based on the original Akaviri racial motif from the base game—but has been visually reworked and upgraded. As a result, this style appears to be more of an upgrade to the older racial style, as opposed to a brand new style.

Motif Pages[edit]

All pages are excavated from dig sites in Blackwood via the Antiquities system. The Leads for these pages can be obtained from chests found with Treasure Maps:


Type Items
Light Armor ON-icon-armor-Hat-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Epaulets-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Jerkin-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Robe-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Gloves-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Sash-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Breeches-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Shoes-Ancestral Akaviri.png
Hat Epaulets Jerkin Robe Gloves Sash Breeches Shoes
Medium Armor ON-icon-armor-Helmet-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Arm Cops-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Jack-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Bracers-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Belt-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Guards-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Boots-Ancestral Akaviri.png
Helmet Arm Cops Jack Bracers Belt Guards Boots
Heavy Armor ON-icon-armor-Helm-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Pauldrons-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Cuirass-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Gauntlets-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Girdle-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Greaves-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Sabatons-Ancestral Akaviri.png
Helm Pauldrons Cuirass Gauntlets Girdle Greaves Sabatons

Weapons and Shields[edit]

Weapons and Shields
ON-icon-weapon-Dagger-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Sword-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Axe-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Mace-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Greatsword-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Battle Axe-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Maul-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Bow-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-weapon-Staff-Ancestral Akaviri.png ON-icon-armor-Shield-Ancestral Akaviri.png
Dagger Sword Axe Mace Greatsword Battle Axe Maul Bow Staff Shield

Codex Entries[edit]

Alongside being readable as books, these motif pages are also accompanied by a short antiquity Codex Entry:

Chapter Codex Entry
Ancestral Akaviri: Axes (link) I'm surprised at the condition of this. I'd take care handling it from here on out, the binding is particularly weak. The fact that it's survived all this time is a wonder. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Belts (link) Interesting. It's a shame that these original symbols haven't survived the passage of time. I would be curious to know in what ways they inspired current Imperial garb. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Boots (link) Our author writes about this so casually. I suppose he couldn't have possibly known the kind of influence the Akaviri would have on the Empire at the time, though the very act of writing this account might suggest he at least had an inkling. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Bows (link) Bows are pretty standard across all disciplines, races and times. It sounds like the ones this soldier describes are similar to the type of weapon we see today. A string, a curved length of material and some tension. That's all you need. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Akaviri: Chests (link) The Akaviri's style of armorsmithing changed the Imperial legions irrevocably. It took a great deal of time, of course, but no one can dispute their influence. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Daggers (link) I'd be curious to know the kind of material the ancient Akaviri fashioned their daggers out of. Shame the author doesn't specify. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Akaviri: Gloves (link) I imagine tensions were high between the Akaviri and the Imperials at the time, but I wish our author had consulted with an actual armorsmith while writing this account. More clarity on the handwrappings would likely be fascinating. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Helmets (link) By far the most unique aspect of the ancient Akaviri's armor. Even the author sounds impressed, as he well should be. The distinct shape and flare was likely something that had never been seen before in Tamriel. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Legs (link) The Akaviri were certainly not the first to go light on the legs when it comes to armor, but it seems to have surprised our dear author. I shudder to think of what kind of stiff plate armor the Imperials had to walk around in at the time. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Maces (link) I wonder what the soldiers who first went up against the Akaviri thought of the maces described here. Must have been quite a sight with those long spikes.—Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Akaviri: Shields (link) "Dragons in flight," huh? Seems fortuitous, considering what they saw Reman as. That's definitely something that hasn't fallen out of style. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Akaviri: Shoulders (link) The words here are nearly illegible. Time faded the ink almost completely. Let's be even more gentle with this tome than we think we need to be. I'd hate to lose it. —Verita Numida
Ancestral Akaviri: Staves (link) The rings the author describes baffle me. What function could those have possibly served? The Akaviri of old seem too practical to do anything for style alone. —Ugron gro-Thumog
Ancestral Akaviri: Swords (link) You can almost hear the reverence our author had for these weapons. Not surprising. I'm sure they looked something fierce against the swords being made in Tamriel at the time. —Ugron gro-Thumog


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