Poor Iorek. He's so sad without his armor.'Why don't you just make some more armor, Iorek Byrnison?'
'Because it's worthless,' he said. 'My armor is made of sky iron, made for me. A bear's armor is his soul, just as your daemon is your soul. You might as well take him away and replace him with a doll full of sawdust. That is the difference. Now, where is my armor?' -Philip Pullman 'Armor' The Golden Compass(coloured pencil)