"Skogul, Earth Valkyrie, is loyal, practical, and dependable. She may be apathetic and indifferent to those around her, but once she made strong bonds with others, those bonds won't be easily broken. She may also the slowest out of four, but she is the most resilient and strongest like Earth itself."
—Asger about Skogul
Skogul, also known as Earth Valkyrie, is a green Valkyrie Armor that specializes in elemental earth greatsword combat. Whoever wields the armor shall take the title of Skogul the Quake Valkyrie. The current bearer of the armor is Sucy Manbavaran.
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
Skogul is a Valkyrie Armor with green and white coloration as well as one of four Elemental Valkyries. The armor is made of Great Lindworm scales-based Solais Metal, forged by witch-blacksmiths of Thapoli under comission of Beatrix Cavendish many generations ago. Bearers of this armor said to be true companion to her fellow Valkyries in spite of appeared indifferent and apathetic. As with other Valkyrie Armors, the user has time limit around two minutes when donning the armor before its magic overheats and begin to burn her. When charged with emotional and spiritual energy of the user, the bright green glow of circuit-like markings on the armor's wing ornaments, sides of the helmet, breastplate, shoulder plates, tassets, greaves, and edges of its robe/tunic's bottom and sleeves become brighter.
According to Ursula, the Skogul armor's earliest bearer was one of Woodward's most trustworthy follower and Sucy's distant predecessor. The armor then passed from master to apprentice over the course of generations. However, during Naglfar's resurgence and attack on Thapoli, the latest bearer of this armor was killed by a mysterious adversary, prompting German and Asger to search for new successors at Luna Nova. Skogul armor, alongside Kara and Geirskogul armors, eventually made their way to Sucy, Akko, and Lotte as their latest successors.
Skills & AbilitiesEdit
As with other Valkyrie Armors, the armor designed to bestow any witch who wear it enhanced strength, defense, and power to superhuman level. Made from Solais Metal, the armor can withstand magical and physical attacks and its power can be used in Ley Lines-free areas. The armor's strengths however, noted to be above average compared to standard Valkyrie Armors. The armor can also temporarily gains upgraded forms if empowered by strong magic and feelings of others or the user.
For combat, as the armor specializes in greatsword combat, the user has greater advantage when using either greatsword form of her Valkyrie Blades or ordinary greatswords as the armor increases her performance with the said weapons.
Skogul possesses affinity to element of earth and noted to be slowest out of Elemental Valkyries due to its sheer weight, but makes up for this shortcoming with its heavily fortified armor. It can also form Quake Gauntlets, huge clawed gauntlets around the arms that provide greater superhuman strength and tearing most materials on ease. In addition of affinity to element of earth, Skogul armor can unlock a boost in power and speed that is unleashed by sprouting Ephemeral Wings, allowing the user to vanquish enemies instantly as well as fly without need of broom. This ability is shared by its sister armors, Kara, Eir, and Geirskogul. While being slowest out of four Elemental Valkyries, Skogul is the strongest and most resilient, making it a formidable armor.
Weapons & EquipmentsEdit
- Skogul Gauntlet: This is the vital part of Skogul Armor which acts as both its dormant form and summoning trinket. It takes the appearance of metallic green bracelet with thicker edge and a symbol in form of matching circle with yellow four pointed star inside. This part magically linked with the rest of the armor that normally stored in pocket dimension when not used. To bring out Skogul Armor's full potential, the user must chants out Venta Herkleda while simultaneously rubbed the gauntlet abrasively. If performed correctly, the friction will create multiple green sparks which forms a circular portal (usually above the user's head) from which the armor descends and wrap themselves around her body with temporary glow, completing the transformation. As the gauntlet being vital part of the armor, its destruction will cause the armor to disintegrate into nothingness.
- Ephemeral Wings: A pair of mechanical wings which drastically increases the user's speed and enable flight without broom.
- Quake Gauntlets: Skogul can manifests a pair of large, 3-fingered claw gauntlets that provide greater enhanced strength and able to tear through most materials with ease.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- As with Kara armor, Skogul armor underwent some improvements by BSoulstone with inspiration from white colored, enchanted version of main characters' robes which featured in episode 25 of Little Witch Academia anime before adding the armor plates and bird/angelic motifs found in popular depiction of mythological Valkyries to make it both beautiful and gallant in appearance. To correspondent with its elemental affinity (earth) the armor's armor platings are given crude, rock like appearance with inspiration from Havel's Set from Dark Souls game. The meridian emerald glow was later added as reference from TRON series.
- Skogul's quirk, Quake Gauntlets, is inspired by Thor's Gauntlet and Yellow Lion's giant claws from Tomb Raider: Underworld and Voltron: Legendary Defender respectively.