Direhelms resembled the upper part of a set of plate armor. Even though they were made of metal, they were extremely silent.
Direhelms were created by raising the spirits of fallen warriors, using the unique rituals of the Eminence. The only purpose of their existence was to serve the goals of the Eminence.
- Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 252–253. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.