Since elves don't sleep I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I would think Enanthil would have to remove the shin and hip guards to sit cross-legged in a trance so we will say the armor will be the equivalent of a breatplate when he's trancing if he doesn't want to remove it all.
Hey @FrontLine MeatShield
I always figured Elves just sit/lie next to a tree, a rock, or on the ground, so they don't need to cross their legs (ex: here
; you can also go a google search "knight sitting"). I never visualized elves sitting as monks crossed legged in reverie; I see them more looking at the sky, or trees, and meditating that way. If this is acceptable, this is what he would do. Also, please consider that this is magic armor exceptionally comfortable & flexible.
I would also venture that you can sit crossed legged with regular plate armor, but that is entirely your call.
So if the above doesn't work for you (again, entirely your call, and I will respect your decision), can I propose half plate instead of breast plate? This is pretty much the definition of half plate (keep top, no legs); this makes a bit more sense to me than breastplate.
In my opinion, this mithral armor is like the armor of a SWAT team or motorcycle protective gear
made of lightweight composites. It's flexible, and doesn't restrict movement.
I look forward to your feedback Meatshield, and whatever your call, I won't have any hard feelings.