Ivy is a symbol of fidelity, immortality, and determination. The sword is broken to show that this suit of armour and the one who wears it can cause no violence. Armour is worn in battle or for ceremony, it is either created to represent power, or it is meant to protect, and to be splattered in blood. it is protective and violent. Soldiers, knights, and kings all are part of the power play of battle, whether that be physical or metaphorical. This armour is covered in ivy, signifying that it has long been standing guard, unused. a sentinel of unviolence.