B. A sketch of a drake noble (c. 1614) wearing a Type IIa mollusc-helm, wrought from an actual snail-shell. Most mollusc-helms are bronze; actual examples of this form are relatively rare, and usually retained as valued heirlooms. Image reconstructed from a pebble mural preserved in the ruins of Stone Nest.
(Originally posted on ImmoderateGloranthaQuest, 9 December 2007.)