Death lotus armour is a set of degradable ranged armour unlocked via Player-owned ports. 85 Defence and Constitution are required to wear it. It can be made at 90 Crafting in the port's workshop. Boosts cannot be used. The material used to craft it is the trade good Lacquer.
Before the armour can be made you will need to unlock the ability to make it. To do this, you will need to collect 4 scroll pieces for every piece of the armour you wish to make. A total of 12 scroll pieces is needed to be able to craft all 3 pieces of the armour.
The armour comes in two versions, tradeable and untradeable ('Superior'). The Superior version has higher stats than the tradeable one and lasts longer (12 hours of combat, as opposed to 10 hours for the tradeable version). The Superior version can be repaired, but the tradeable version cannot and will degrade to nothing. The repair cost of the Superior armour set is &00000000021000000000002,100,000 at level 99 Crafting.
The more requirements met for Player-owned ports (level 90 in Slayer, Prayer, Herblore, Thieving, Runecrafting, and Fishing), the easier it is to obtain the armour, especially thieving since the thieving adventurer is likely to give lacquer missions.
The inventory icon of each piece of Death lotus armour was changed in an update around a month after the release of Player-owned ports. Their appearance was changed on the 3rd of January, 2013. Death lotus assassins still wear the original versions of the armour.
Death lotus Armour, along with all other player-owned ports armours, received an update on the 4th of March 2013 to their degradation mechanic to allow them to last much longer in combat. They now share the same degradation mechanic as Nex armours.
Like Tetsu armour and Sea singer's robes, the port management interface seems to have room for two more scrolls for the set, implying that there may be an update to expand the rewards. This will likely include the Shark soup that was leaked into the Grand Exchange's list of items.
Death Lotus Amour, and Other Player Owned Ports Items are a common items for scams. The Grand Exchange price and the trading price usually differs greatly. Take caution when trading Player Owned Ports armour.