On the Claw Continent, there are two organizations actively competing for artifact acquisitions, the Den of Papyrus and the Weaver's Guild. While the attire for each organization is similar in structure and function, the silhouettes vary dramatically.
Structure & FunctionIn the field, both organizations wear jackets and pants designed for extended wear and flexibility. The jackets are slim in the torso and forearms with pockets for storing potions and samples. The pants are bootcut with pockets and straps for tools and supplies. Both organizations wear boots & gloves but that is where the similarities end. The Den of Papyrus focuses on slim fit & structures for running. As such, the boots are designed to protect the ankles from excessive movement. Their gloves are fingerless. When handling artifacts, handkerchiefs protect artifacts from oils on the hands, but also to keep the user safe from touch transferred enchantments. Meanwhile, the Weaver's Guild acquisitionists wear flowing clothes that obscure their form. To that end, Weavers working in the field wear flowing enchanted cloaks that camouflage the wearer. Their jacket sleeves puff from shoulder to elbow. Over their pants, they wear half skirt wraps. Elbow length gloves conceal their fingers. Their boots are knee high with wraps for tools.
SymbolismExternally, there are no visible symbols or iconography on an acquisitionists' attire. Internally, the Den of Papyrus has an embroidered scroll inside the collar and cuff, while the Weaver's Guild quilts the lining with a web pattern.
MaterialsThese clothes are designed to assist the artifact hunters with bodily and artifact safety in mind. The Weaver's Guild attire utilizes enchanted fabric that conceals the body, while the Den of Papyrus uses stretchy fabric that allows for a quick getaway. Both organizations wear neutral tones for the base of the outfit. The Weaver's Guild attire have accented sleeves, wrap, and cloak. This fabric is enchanted to blend into the environment when the wearers' adrenaline spikes. To save on materials, there haven't been any major evolutions to Acquisitionist Attire.
Societal ReactionWhen an acquisitionist travels through town, some kids stand in awe as they imagine daring adventures; however, most acquisitionists (and their attire) are met with indifference. Enterprising individuals either seek out or avoid acquisitionists. While curious about the knowledge an acquisitionist possesses, the Den of Papyrus has been known to claim items for their collection without appropriate compensation. The Den of Papyrus chose their attire with function in mind first and foremost. If they desired any reaction from those around them, it would be silent respect. The Weaver's Guild, on the other hand, prefers to remain out of sight. Their attire is similar enough to the Den of Papyrus that it doesn't look out of place to a passerby. In the evening or in the forest, their cloaks and wraps help them remain concealed.
Clothing / Accessory