"The Defenders of Aleroth were a group of wizards who at the height of the Great War formed a cabal that was to play a pivotal part in the city's defense. Experienced casters all, they were terrifying opponents who refused to yield when an army of Demons launched a massive assault. None of them survived, but the carnage they had inflicted was of such a scale that they have become legends among the people of Rivellon and today, sparse though its numbers may be, their equipment is sought after by even the most powerful of battle mages.
Magic was the Defenders' first line of attack and defense, yes, but they knew too much about war not to encase themselves in the protection of steel. Wrought by the armour smiths that would later supply the Aleroth Champions, their armours are brilliant pieces of workmanship. It is no coincidence all but exact replicas of them are now fashioned for those who enlist in the ranks of the New Order of Rivertown."