Write-Up by Molly
on concept art; update coming soon!
"The design of Miraz's armor flowed naturally out
of the shapes being established by his helmet and weaponry.
The conscious decision was made to create a broad, imposing
figure that would stand in stark contrast to the color and
style of armor worn by the Pevensie children and Prince Caspian.
By choosing bronze as the metal base tones for Miraz's armor,
he immediately stood out from his fellow Telmarine lords as
something different, but also presented a heavy, aggressive
contrast to Peter's lighter, silver-hued armor."
Blog on Miraz's Armor and Costume
In contrast to the stark dull greyness of the Telmarine footsoldier's
armor, Miraz's armorial colors are blue and bronze. All of his
armor is decorated with fine acid-etched designs. Unfortunately,
we don't know yet what these designs are! According to reports,
the etchings are pictographs of Telmarine history. Due to the
etching on the sword described below, I am inclined to believe
Miraz is well armored. The innermost layer is a hauberk of
chain mail. This mail reaches down to his kness and comes to
a point in the front. On top of this is a black brigadine, one
piece forming a vest with bronze buckles down the front, and
two more pieces covering his thighs. This brigadine has gold
The plate armor consists of a breastplate covering the upper
chest, pauldrons with several lames, gauntlets with vambraces
attached, greaves on the shins, and sabatons covering his feet.
Miraz's helmet and mask are one piece. The helmet is a bronze
morion. The faceplate is similar to the Telmarine facemasks,
but has a longer beard. It supposedly has roots in samurai battle
Miraz is also wearing a blue decorative sash, a blue shoulderbelt
(probably a sword-belt) and blue knee-length blouson trousers
Miraz's sword is an arming sword like Caspians. The blade is
narrow and comes to a sharp tip. The crosspiece, knuckle bow
(curved piece) and pommel are bronze, and the grip is black
leather bound with bronze braid. Attached to the crosspiece
are bronze rings which go below the hilt and wrap around the
blade. The entire hilt and part of the blade are very finely
etched with curling designs and figures of horses, large cats,
human figures, human profiles, and ships. The etching seems
to be detailing a history of Telmarine culture and would remind
one much of ancient carvings depicting battles or mythological
stories. The curling designs are stylized breakers of waves
that originate from the bow of a ship etched into the pommel
of the sword.
The shield is edged with steel. On the top and side edges of
the field are designs etched in bronze. The field is blue, and
the device is a compass star of gold and silver at the honour
point of the shield.