NR - How about that persona?
sabredon at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 8 19:13:19 PDT 1998
Here's a question for the net.....
We of the rapier set spend a lot of time on our personas, and pride
ourselves on the research that we do.
At an event today, I watched the heavies competing on the field, and it
suddenly struck me, there were personas from Roman through every
possible time period in history, including scots and other celts in
kilts, all busily bashing ewach others brains out with relatively the
I did not see anyone from the nobles down through the event-crats
raising a ruckas about mixed time-periods.
Why then is it so darned important that we rapierists must be restricted
to a very narrow time period. If, in an event, someone chooses to fight
heavy AND rapier, generally a portion of their 12, 13 or 14th century
armor is left on. No one seems to care. However, if I appear in a 14th
century outfit (with sufficient protection of course) I am sure that
someone who fancies themselves the period police would strenuously
Whaddaya think, readers?
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