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Tetsu-Dou was the Rokugani version made by the Kaiu family of the gaijin cuirass. [1]

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The laminar armor was made from very thin plates of cast iron that were overlapped to provide layered protection, with a do made formed by a hinged cast iron cuirass made from two individual pieces. It was worn almost exclusively by Crab samurai, intended to protect the wearer from an oni claws and teeth. It was crafted for very prominent Crab, and the Emperor's personal set was displayed in a place of prominence within the Imperial Palace. [2]


  1. Book of Earth, p. 23
  2. Book of Earth, p. 26

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