Chitin is a type of light plate armor which is constructed by laminating several layers of insect shell glued with organic resins. The design is superior to Western leather armor as it is lighter and more comfortable. It is easily found throughout Vvardenfell, but is most commonly favored by Ashlander tribes. The book Ice and Chiton tells a story of its benefits.
Chitin weapons are similarly created from the laminated shells of creatures to produce strong but flexible weapons, typically serrated to create a more damaging edge.