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Mountain pattern armor is the best armor created by the Shou armorers. It is 'only' a medium armor, as heavy armor is unsuitable for the elite warriors of Shou. Shou is a big country, with often soaring temperaturs, high humidity, and horses bred for endurance, not size. Also Shou warriors are expected to be accompliced bowmen as well as melee fighters, and almost all heavy armors limit the wearer to much for a proper shot.