Scales (鱗衣 Sukeiru ) are the armors worn by Poseidon’s mariners.
During the Time of the Gods, Athena and Poseidon clashed many times for hegemony over Attica, the Greek peninsula projecting into the Aegean Sea on which Athens was built. Following the disappearance of Zeus, the Sea God started preparing for a much broader invasion, intent on wrestling from Athena’s hands the land the King of Gods had entrusted to her. The Scales were created in anticipation of the war to come. It is unclear if Poseidon himself crafted the armors, although some of the marine beings and creatures they are based on were born of the Sea God. Their superiority on the battlefield was such that Athena was forced to order the creation of special armors for her own warriors. The Cloths were born to counteract the devastating powers of Poseidon’s Scales. Armor TraitsModifier The Scales contain Orichalcum, a metal known in Antiquity as “mountain copper”. In the Saint Seiya universe, it is considered the strongest metal on earth and is labeled “hypermetal” in the Gigantomachia novels. It is most likely what gives the Sea Generals’ and Poseidon’s Scales their golden orange hue. It is unknown if Orichalcum is the only component or if it is part of an alloy, but the difference in defensive abilities among the armors would seem to indicate that stronger Scales contain more of it. There is no information regarding the potential ability of the Scales to either heal or evolve and no indication that they may even be alive. They appear devoid of Pandora boxes as they were simply store in object form in Poseidon’s Temple. Nevertheless, there is no doubt they saw more than their share of combat, suffering damage during Poseidon’s defeats at the hands of the Saints. Yet when Kanon discovered them in Poseidon’s Temple, the Scales were in perfect condition. They can therefore at the very least be repaired. Unlike Athena, it appears Poseidon did not place a ban on weapons and the Chrysaor Scale comes equipped with a lance.