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Bosmer Style is a craftable armor and weapon style in Elder Scrolls Online.This Style is divided into several motif book chapters: one for each weapon type and one for each armor piece. It was made craftable by the Orsinium DLC.

Crafting Motifs 18: The Wood Elves

Gem Needed Bone
Location Desks, Dressers, Backpacks, Trunks, Nightstands & Wardrobes (In all zones)
Level required to learn Metalworking, Tailoring or Woodworking level ??
Sets in this Style Stendarr's Embrace, Shadow Dancer's Raiment, Darkstride, Ranger's Gait, Archer's Mind and Knightmare

 

Heavy Armor

Iron

Bosmer Helm Iron.png Bosmer Pauldrons Iron.png Bosmer Cuirass Iron.png Bosmer Girdle Iron.png Bosmer Gauntlets Iron.png Bosmer Greaves Iron.png Bosmer Sabatons Iron.png

Steel

Bosmer Helm Steel.png Bosmer Pauldrons Steel.png Bosmer Cuirass Steel.png Bosmer Girdle Steel.png Bosmer Gauntlets Steel.png Bosmer Greaves Steel.png Bosmer Sabatons Steel.png

Orichalcum

Bosmer Helm Orichalcum.png Bosmer Pauldrons Orichalcum.png Bosmer Cuirass Orichalcum.png Bosmer Girdle Orichalcum.png Bosmer Gauntlets Orichalcum.png Bosmer Greaves Orichalcum.png Bosmer Sabatons Orichalcum.png

Dwarven

Bosmer Helm Dwarven.png Bosmer Pauldrons Dwarven.png Bosmer Cuirass Dwarven.png Bosmer Girdle Dwarven.png Bosmer Gauntlets Dwarven.png Bosmer Greaves Dwarven.png Bosmer Sabatons Dwarven.png

 

Medium Armor

Rawhide

Bosmer Helmet Rawhide.png Bosmer Arm Cops Rawhide.png Bosmer Jack Rawhide.png Bosmer Belt Rawhide.png Bosmer Bracers Rawhide.png Bosmer Guards Rawhide.png Bosmer Boots Rawhide.png

Hide

Bosmer Helmet Hide.png Bosmer Arm Cops Hide.png Bosmer Jack Hide.png Bosmer Belt Hide.png Bosmer Bracers Hide.png Bosmer Guards Hide.png Bosmer Boots Hide.png

Leather

Bosmer Helmet Leather.png Bosmer Arm Cops Leather.png Bosmer Jack Leather.png Bosmer Belt Leather.png Bosmer Bracers Leather.png Bosmer Guards Leather.png Bosmer Boots Leather.png

Thick Leather

Bosmer Helmet Thick Leather.png Bosmer Arm Cops Thick Leather.png Bosmer Jack Thick Leather.png Bosmer Belt Thick Leather.png Bosmer Bracers Thick Leather.png Bosmer Guards Thick Leather.png Bosmer Boots Thick Leather.png

 

Light Armor

Jute

Bosmer Hat Jute.png Bosmer Epaulets Jute.png Bosmer Robe Jute.png Bosmer Jerkin Jute.png Bosmer Sash Jute.png Bosmer Gloves Jute.png Bosmer Breeches Jute.png Bosmer Shoes Jute.png

Flax

Bosmer Hat Flax.png Bosmer Epaulets Flax.png Bosmer Robe Flax.png Bosmer Jerkin Flax.png Bosmer Sash Flax.png Bosmer Gloves Flax.png Bosmer Breeches Flax.png Bosmer Shoes Flax.png

Cotton

Bosmer Hat Cotton.png Bosmer Epaulets Cotton.png Bosmer Robe Cotton.png Bosmer Jerkin Cotton.png Bosmer Sash Cotton.png Bosmer Gloves Cotton.png Bosmer Breeches Cotton.png Bosmer Shoes Cotton.png

Spidersilk

Bosmer Hat Spidersilk.png Bosmer Epaulets Spidersilk.png Bosmer Robe Spidersilk.png Bosmer Jerkin Spidersilk.png Bosmer Sash Spidersilk.png Bosmer Gloves Spidersilk.png Bosmer Breeches Spidersilk.png Bosmer Shoes Spidersilk.png

 

Weapons and Shield

Iron

Bosmer Sword Iron.png Bosmer Axe Iron.png Bosmer Mace Iron.png Bosmer Dagger Iron.png Bosmer Greatsword Iron.png Bosmer Battle Axe Iron.png Bosmer Maul Iron.png Bosmer Shield Maple.png Bosmer Bow Maple.png Bosmer Staff Maple.png

Steel

Bosmer Sword Steel.png Bosmer Axe Steel.png Bosmer Mace Steel.png Bosmer Dagger Steel.png Bosmer Greatsword Steel.png Bosmer Battle Axe Steel.png Bosmer Maul Steel.png Bosmer Shield Oak.png Bosmer Bow Oak.png Bosmer Staff Oak.png

Orichalcum

Bosmer Sword Orichalcum.png Bosmer Axe Orichalcum.png Bosmer Mace Orichalcum.png Bosmer Dagger Orichalcum.png Bosmer Greatsword Orichalcum.png Bosmer Battle Axe Orichalcum.png Bosmer Maul Orichalcum.png Bosmer Shield Beech.png Bosmer Bow Beech.png Bosmer Staff Beech.png

Dwarven

Bosmer Sword Dwarven.png Bosmer Axe Dwarven.png Bosmer Mace Dwarven.png Bosmer Dagger Dwarven.png Bosmer Greatsword Dwarven.png Bosmer Battle Axe Dwarven.png Bosmer Maul Dwarven.png Bosmer Shield Hickory.png Bosmer Bow Hickory.png Bosmer Staff Hickory.png

 

Bosmer Style Gallery

 

 

 

The Wood Elves Motif Books

 

(Dr. Lupus was Imperial Ethnographer for Potentate Savirien-Chorak from 2E 418 to 431)

Next we complete our study of the Elves with the Bosmer of Valenwood. Though less influential in the world at large than their cousins the High Elves and the Dark Elves, the Wood Elves outnumber all other Mer in Tamriel, being relatively fecund (for Elves) and more, shall we say, amorously-inclined.

It's a commonplace to point out that the Wood Elves favor natural motifs, but as I learned, there's more to it than that. Their reverence for Y'ffre and the story of the Earth Bones is reflected in the stylized fashion in which these natural motifs are represented. The Bosmer believe that all nature was in chaos before Y'ffre gave all plants, animals, and people their names, which defined the permanent form each species would take. Thus each species is depicted by a particular, idealized motif which represents the ur-form it was given by Y'ffre.

This is reflected in the designs that appear everywhere on Wood Elven arts, crafts, and clothing. These designs are drawn from a large repertoire, as there is a design for each species of plant and animal in the Bosmer's world, but the use and depiction of these designs is culturally prescribed, and there is very little room for variation. Unorthodox usage of these stylized pictograms is considered improper, just plain "wrong."

This may seem paradoxical in a race whose members otherwise seem so carefree and easygoing, but it is so, as I had an opportunity to see for myself. There are quite a few Wood Elves in the Imperial City, enough that there is a small Bosmeri neighborhood down on the waterfront, served by a tavern called the Tipsy Torchbug. Divayth Fyr, the fascinating Dark Elf wizard assisting Morian Zenas in his experiments, had offered to take me there, and I agreed.

When I arrived at Morian's house on the date of our jaunt to the docks the old professor himself answered the door, and I was surprised when he asked me to step into his study for a moment. Also surprising was the way Morian was turned out: in a new silk robe sporting star-sign symbols, hair trimmed and combed, and smelling faintly of lavender. Quite a transformation from the disreputable, singed and stained robes I'd seen him in previously.

It turned out he wanted to caution me about going down to the waterfront with Divayth Fyr. I'm afraid I laughed, at which he reddened, and I then told him I was a grown woman who could take care of herself. He was somewhat abashed and muttered some excuses, from which I gathered that he was more concerned about my spending time with Divayth than going to the docks. I didn't want his feelings hurt, so I complimented his new robe, at which he beamed, and then I went to the parlor to meet Divayth.

I shouldn't ramble on, but we had a wonderful evening. The Tipsy Torchbug was a lively place, and Divayth introduced me to Lady Biniele, the proprietor, who insisted that we share our table. The entertainment was Biniele's Bosmeri Burlesque, which was hilarious, and though I couldn't drink any of the Wood Elves' revolting beverages, I did consent to share a pipeful of bugsmoke with Divayth, which made me feel strangely exhilarated.

It also led to my seeing a prime example of Bosmeri disdain for "improper design" when a Leyawiin sailor, who'd seen me sharing Divayth's pipe, offered to sell me a carved-bone pipe of "genuine Valenwood make." Lady Biniele told me it was a counterfeit and not to waste my money. The sailor protested, but the diminutive Wood Elf woman told him any fool could see the tail was wrong on the Imga carved on the bowl, and he should shove off. Which he did.

Divayth and I shoved off shortly thereafter, and on our way back up to the city gates he pointed to the stars in the brilliant night sky and told me the ancient Chimeri names for the constellations. I must confess, I remember nothing but the warm tones of his resonant voice—and the warm touch of his hand on my arm.

 




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