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Ancestral Breton Style
Book Crafting Motif 93: Ancestral Breton Style
Material ON-icon-style material-Etched Molybdenum.pngEtched Molybdenum
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 Breton Style is a crafting motif available with the High Isle expansion. It is obtainable via the Antiquities system that comes with the Greymoor DLC. Crafting Ancestral Breton items requires ON-icon-style material-Etched Molybdenum.pngEtched Molybdenum.

The armor style appears to be based on the original Breton 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.

Some of the weapons already exist as Tier 5 Racial Styles. However, some are new designs. It was first added in Update 27 and seen in the game on certain NPCs (notably House Ravenwatch and Lothid Clan members).


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

Weapons and Shields[edit]

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



All pages are excavated from dig sites in High Isle.

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

Chapter Codex Entry
Ancestral Breton: Axes (link) The color of the ink is curious. Either it's aged exceedingly poorly, or the author used a pigment made from crushed berries. Was this an attempt to appear close to the ancients he described or perhaps, more likely, a lack of funding? — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Belts (link) Triangles often appear in Breton art, but almost always in relation to Julianos. Perhaps the looping symbol etched on this book's cover is inspired by the God of Wisdom. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Boots (link) Do you see those sketches in the margins? It's an old symbol Druids still use as a mark of their combined circles. Finding that symbol outside of Druid lands probably means the site is from 330 1E. Possibly even older! —Gabrielle Benele
Ancestral Breton: Bows (link) I unearthed a lot of Breton archery tools outside the Crypt of Hearts, but I can't be sure I found anything like what this book describes. There was a drawing on the lower half of the page, but it didn't survive the perils of time. — Gabrielle Benele
Ancestral Breton: Chest Pieces (link) Helvaine Ragon revolutionized Breton chest pieces in the First Era when the armies of Orsinium fought the Bjoulsae River Tribes. I wonder if this author found one of her sets of armor. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Daggers (link) Strange. I've been delving into permits and records of expeditions leading into old Breton crypts and grave sites, but I haven't found any record of this author. Could these be findings from unsanctioned digs? — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Gloves (link) I think there was something glued to the pages of this section, perhaps a swatch of the leather used to make the gloves? Regardless, the pages are bare of any added materials now, and all that remains is dreadfully sticky. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Helmets (link) It looks like some pages were torn from the back of this book, but the text seems complete. Maybe there were diagrams too? Why anyone would tear pages from a book is beyond me. — Gabrielle Benele
Ancestral Breton: Legs (link) See those little circles surrounding some words? You can tell they aren't original to the book since the ink is slightly darker. Whoever had this book was either very bored or took issue with the author's diction. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Maces (link) Whoever had this book before it was buried definitely didn't like the author's interpretations of the artifacts. See the notes in the margin? They seem more frustrated with each line! No wonder the owner tossed it to the wayside. — Gabrielle Benele
Ancestral Breton: Shields (link) I had to carefully wipe the dirt off these pages before I could make out the words. Whoever buried this book, did it with purpose. I can barely move it without releasing dirt onto my reading table. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Shoulders (link) The drawings on these pages appears to match the style of master artisan Rumlirdilmo. His later work seemed oddly Breton-inspired. I'll have to compare these against his sketch books. — Reginus Buca
Ancestral Breton: Staves (link) Our library has accounts and even a few manuals on how the druids and Breton mages of old made their staffs. The other books are organized from completely fabricated assumptions to factual guides. I wonder where this one falls. — Gabrielle Benele
Ancestral Breton: Swords (link) There are rumors that Breton warriors used to put skyshard slivers in the hilts of their swords. I was really hoping this book would confirm that theory or offer a new insight. Oh well, perhaps the next one will have some answers for me. — Gabrielle Benele


There is one Achievement associated with this style:

Achievement Points Description
Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-quest-Book 01.png Ancestral Breton Style Master 50 Learn every chapter in the Ancestral Breton style book, obtained by following antiquity leads that are occasionally found by opening treasure map chests.