[Ansteorra] Personna play

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Jan 26 23:06:26 PST 2008

On Jan 27, 2008, at 12:25 AM, Sher M wrote:

> My understanding of history is that items that were costly were  
> basically
> passed down to the next in line.  They may have been remade  
> (clothing) or
> simply made to fit that particular person.  Armor, swords, etc were  
> passed
> down the male line again because they were costly items.

Yes, and there was a thriving business in used clothes. And clothes  
were reworked as fashion changed. But clothes only last so long. So  
while this will work for clothes for a few generations it doesn't  
give you a ready excuse for wearing clothes mixed over several  

> So the way people learned of new 'fashions' was when they attended  
> court of
> some type and saw what the nobles surrounding the King, Queen, Prince,
> Princess, Duke, etc wore.  Then the 'cloth' was remade into more  
> fashionable
> clothing.  Sort of a waste not, want not.
> Runa of the Thundering Herd

For commentary from a number of different points of view, see these  
files in the PERSONA section of the Florilegium:
Barbrn-Persona-art (9K)  2/18/05    "Barbarian Personae" by Baron Hrolf
Persona-CMA-art   (13K)  2/18/05    "Persona in the Current Middle  
Ages -
                                        Guidelines to persona play"
                                        by Mistress Willow de Wisp.
persona-msg       (77K) 12/ 8/00    Persona development. Ideas of  
Persona-Play-art  (14K)  1/ 3/07    "Persona Play: A Suggestion for  
the Dream"
                                        by THL Caitlin Christiana  
persona-art       (14K) 11/12/96    An article on persona by Duke  
Persona-Build-art (14K)  2/24/99    "Building A Persona"
                                        by Pamela Hewitt, the Harper.
Som-Per-Ideas-art (16K) 12/31/02    "Some Persona Ideas" by by HL  
Elaine de
                                        Montgris (known as 'Lainie).

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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