Recently, our DM asked us to create an alternate character in case ours is killed. So I want to play along and create a Chultan fighter from Port Nyanzaru who's sent by the merchant princes to help a group of adventurers lost in the jungle. My DM likes that idea very much and approved it. However given my build, I really want nothing but the heavy armor, but a heavy armor is mostly made of metal. But on the other side, my character is a Chultan soldier and would use what Chultan people use, and there is barely any metal in Chult, from what our DM said.
So when Chultan use heavy armor, what makes that armor? Metal anyway? Something else? Are there any description on that? How are Chultan warriors armored?
P.S. We're playing Tomb of Annihilation, so please no spoilers.