On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, L Joseph wrote:
> I hate to tell you this, Alianor, but guess what?
> "Fencing" isn't period for him. ;->
Fencing per se, no. BUT it was illegal for Jews to wear armor. AND there
are at least two instances of Jews being killed/involved in
duels. Fighting with swords while not wearing armor = almost
fencing. Also, there's no way a person would make a pilgrimage
ANYWHERE unarmed. That'd just be dumb. So he doesn't fence, he
kills people with swords while not wearing armor. (Hey,
he's doing better at getting a way for his persona to fence than I am!)
> Here's a thought. How about a surcoat he can wear over
> either a modern fencing jacket or quilted gambeson? If
> you cut the surcoat so it falls to just below the
> knee, he should still be able to move reasonably well.
That's sorta what he has now, but let me tell you, modern fencing jackets
don't breathe for squat. A couple of layers of linen is much nicer. I'm
finding some interesting things in the Life of King Edward manuscript -
people in servant-type positions seem to be wearing short/3/4 length
tunics a lot of th time, which would work out well for hsi persona.
Sarah Michele Ford
aka Alianor of Ravenglass
aka the Dark Melm of Sith