EverQuest Announces the Hero's Forge
Once you purchase this new system for a character, you will be given one set of armor that you can use immediately. You will receive a Plate, Chain, Leather, or Cloth Armor Set, depending on your class preferred type. Any character that has the feature will also be able to obtain a selection of armor, including multiple color variations and different styles through all sorts of different activities within EverQuest.
SOE plans to offer more armor sets and color variations through its Marketplace once the new feature goes live.
Update: Hero's Forge FAQ Posted