I've found an odd object - some leather and chain mail embedded into a wooden plank. It appears to be a type of ceremonial shoulder decoration that has somehow become fused with the wooden plank itself. I'll need to find a way to remove the wood without destroying the armor.
With a little effort, I believe I can extract the armor from within this wooden plank.
Collect enough gnoll sweat glands to extract a fiber-softening substance from them.
Collected gnoll sweat glands.
I need to obtain mystic paint from the Steelhoof mystics.
I've found some mystic paint.
I need to travel to the Valley of the Ancients to bless the armor.
I've stepped foot within the Valley of the Ancients.
I've successfully retrieved the chain mail armor from the wooden plank.
With some hard work, the lessons I learned from my old teachers and a bit of luck, I've recovered a nice bit of shoulder armor that could be useful to folks who go in for this sort of thing. I've named my sartorial creation the "Deepening Barrier."