Yeah all i have done is the head piece so far. Just doin' it one at a time.
As for the lore I thought about it. The metals are still gonna happen. The reason for the metals in the first place was because of the lore actually. "...until he has fulfilled the remainder of the prophecy by attaining legendary stature on a field of battle." Metals for a job will done in battle? Perhaps trophies? I wanted to somehow visually represent that he is accomplished on the battlefield in an interesting way.