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Ochain85

Statistics

OchainAugmentedRareExclusive
All Races
DEF: 20 VIT +10
Lv. 85 PLD

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

Synthesis Recipes

None

Used in Recipes

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Desynthesis Recipes

None

Obtained from Desynthesis

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How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, bazaared, or delivered.

Quest

Special Event

Historical Background

In the Táin, "the Cattle-Raid of Cooley", Fergus mac Roigh has just been equipped with the mighty sword Caladbolg, and it matches up against Conchobar's shield Ochain. This is one of the central conflicts, as Fergus, the ousted former king of Ulster battles Conchubar, the king installed afterwards. The Ulstermen hear the noise of the sword battering against the shield.

"Conchobar went his way to the place where he heard the battle had gone three times against him from the north, and he lifted shield against shield there, namely against Fergus mac Roig, even Ochain ('the Fair-ear') of Conchobar with its four ears of gold and its four bracings of red gold. Therewith Fergus gave three stout blows of Badb on the Ochain of Conchobar, so that Conchobar's shield cried aloud. Whenever Conchobar's shield cried out, the shields of all the Ulstermen cried out. However great the strength and power with which Fergus smote Conchobar on the shield, so great also was the might and valour wherewith Conchobar held the shield, so that the ear of the shield did not even touch the ear of Conchobar."
—tr. Joseph Dunn 27a. "Here Followeth The Muster of The Men of Erin"
Cecile O'Rahilly ed., tr., Táin Bó Cúalnge from the Book of Leinster (1967) CELT: {line 4727-4762}. [1]

Etymology

  • "Ear of Beauty" ó "ear" [OIr.] + caín "beautiful, fair" [OIr.]

A shield with four gold borders, borne by Conchobor mac Nessa, then later by Fergus.[2]