However, I would point out that women in period DID fight. We have
evidence of women warriors throughout history. It wasn't common, by
any means, but it wasn't unheard of either. Generally a woman who
wins Crown Tournament become "Queen by Right of Arms" and her consort
become "King Consort". Yes, it has happened with both Kingdom and
Principality Crown/Coronet tournaments. The real issue I see your
hypothetical situation running into is that Corpora requires a Royal
Pair to be members of the opposite sex. So your woman adopting a male
persona MUST fight for a male consort, regardless of the persona she
chooses to adopt. When Crowned, there will be a King and a Queen. Of
course, this doesn't really become an issue until she/you are good
enough to stand a chance of winning a Crown/Coronet tournament. ;-)
While there's certainly no restrictions against taking a persona of
the opposite gender, and I know two women who have done so... and
there is no gender implication in the awards and titles you earn (for
example, after ruling once you recieve a "County", twice a "Duchy" -
regardless of your gender. The gender difference is in Title and Form
of Address, NOT the award itself).... it isn't necessary to take on
an alternate male persona simply for the sake of engaging in combat
activities. Not even for the sake of historical accuracy.
Dulcia, who dresses in historically accurate male clothing when she
fights, as her research indicates female warriors would mostly have
done, but does not take on an alternate male persona...
> Quoth Anders Lundgren:
> > A woman playing a noblewoman decide to try for heavy fighting, and adopts
> a m
> > ale persona, wins the crown or coronet and serves the time, and step down.
> > en she goes back to her female persona, will she have the title of
> > ount, or countess/viscountess?
> Yes. The awards are all recorded under the person's primary name, and
> the awards are won by or granted to the person, not the persona. As
> for personas with different genders, awards grant rank, not titles, so
> there's no problem with using a different title for the appropriate
> rank depending on the persona.
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