The first suit of this type of armor was made in the Dawn Era. Forged and magicked by the primordial lord Surtur, it was given as a gift to a fire giant champion by the name of Hofthorm. This hero survived the Creation War, then went on to fight the abyssal hordes in the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE). In this system spanning conflict, Hofthorm sometimes battled the Covenant, yet for most part battled the demons, helping the Covenant cause. While personally trying to take down the demon prince Baphomet, Hofthorm was killed inside the Kodgroar fortress. His armor and other gear, taken as booty, were considered lost, taken back to the Abyss.
In 108 HE, a fire giant ranger named Kelksorli found the lair of an aging red dragon named Diist'yol Dein. This dragon was ancient, claimed to have been of a line of dragons that dutifully served as mounts for Sutur's fire giants as far back as the Creation War. Up until that time, the legend of the hero Hofthorm along with the tale of the fire giants battling angels and upstart gods in the Creation War and then demons in the Demon Spawn War was largely forgotten by Borngring's fire giants. Kelksorli's rise to glory and unification of Borngring's fire giants under one banner are thought to have been inspired by Diist'yol Dein's wise words.
Hofthorm Plate was primarily developed to protect and possibly heal its wearer from cold-based attacks like iceballs, ice storm, and the natural bitter cold of Ice Cap and high mountain elevations. Whereas most suits of this armor range in value from +2 to +4, that worn by the fire giant hero Hofthorm was +5.
|Frost Embrace||half damage from cold attacks, if a save is made against the attack then no damage is taken with the cold damage acting as healing up the wearer's maximum hit points, immune to natural cold||continuous|
|Flame Essence||wearer immune to fire damage||continuous|
|Fire Blade||form a blade of fire from a nearby hot source of flame, duration is 1 melee round per level of the wielder, this weapon is a flaming sword equal to the enchantment plus of the armor||3/day|