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In her private chambers the Magistrate disrobes and allows her attendants to begin the long process of putting on her armor. They start with a cool, silky shift, and follow that up by wrapping a padded scarf around those areas where the armor tends to chafe. Note that this scarf, save for being black, is just like the one she wears in her normal robes (giving her the "leather-neck" look some wondered about).