The Minecrawler Plate Armor was created by Wolf, a rogue from the New Camp of the Colony. The armor uses the hard plates of natural armor ripped off the dead bodies of stronger, armored sub-species of Minecrawlers.
Wolf, an oppurtunistic Rogue from the New Camp, came up with a new armor design. To build a prototype model of it, he required the armor plates of Warrior Minecrawlers - a naturally armored sub-species of Minecrawlers, found in the New Mine. For this, he requested the Hero's help in retrieving the armor plates, to which the Hero agreed, on the condition that he would be the one getting the finished armor set, should Wolf succeed in creating it. Wolf agreed and patiently waited for the Hero to return from the New Mine, occupied by the Guards of the Old Camp during that time.
The Hero was succesful in collecting enough armor plates. Wolf started working on the armor and some time later, completed the suit of armor. As agreed, the Hero was the first to wear it. The armor proved to be just as sturdy as expected and protected the Hero during his expetidion to the Temple of the Sleeper. However, being only a prototype, it was put together in a relatively weak manner, and soon was too damaged to rely on. The Nameless Hero was quick to ditch the suit of armor for the newly-found Ancient Ore Armor, an armor set of higher quality.
Despite its shortcomings, the Minecrawler Plate Armor was superior to most of the typical suits of armor used in the Colony. Wolf planned on improving the design of the armor and starting a business, but the fall of the Barrier turned his life towards another direction.
Gothic 2 Edit
After escaping the Colony, Wolf became a mercenary under Lee. No longer in a postion to experiment with armor designs and to coduct business, he spends his days on Onar's farm, waiting for something interesting to happen.
However, he did not forget the armor design he came up with. A hunter by the name of Gestaht somehow got word of the Minecrawler Plate Armor and contracted Wolf to make one for him. After getting the armor plates, Wolf produced the armor.
The player character can acquire this armor by talking to the hunter, who will direct the Nameless Hero to Wolf, who is staying on Onar's Farm. Wolf requests the player to get ten Minecrawler plate, which can't be acquired without the Trophies remove crawler plates. The hunters Grimbald and Gestaht can learn the hero how to remove crawler plates for 3 learning points.
Even though the Nameless Hero notes the damaged state of the prototype model of Minecrawler Plate Armor after returning from the Temple of the Sleeper, the actual in-game quality of the armor is not decreased at all.