Re: [SCA Newcomers] More questions for a newcomer
- --- cutter07 <cutter07@...> wrote:
> Here they are:Actually most fabric stores i've been to have had some
> 1.) Where can I get cloth of a rougher texture? All
> the store boughts
> are microtwist herringbone crap that is very
nice stuff in the apholstry sections. Granted they are
mostly man-made/ synthetic fabrics, they have a nice
texture and are still useable. Just a thought.
>I'm not sure what you mean. I mean, if the "ruling
> 2.) Is challenging the ruling seat in heavy weapons
> combat bad?
seat" is in armor and playing on the field with folks,
then asking if he/she wants to play is cool.
Otherwise...dunno. Schtick is okay, but sometimes the
local "ruling seat" isn't there to fight/ is there
just to be a presence. I guess it just depends on the
>You would be suprised what colors were available in
> 3.) What colors are 4 to 10th century? I know pruple
> and blue were
> pretty hard to get then.
period. Unlike the movies they didn't all dress in
drab colorless garb. Actually it was common in amny
cultures at the time to wear vibrant colors as a sign
of wealth (along with additional embellishments and
adornments). I'll leave it at that and let a real
costumer expound on the intricacies of what is and
>Historically? Straw. Horsehair. Sheepskin (hair on)
> 4.) What makes good padding *IN PERIOD* besides
>It's okay to wear live steel to events. I don't think
> 5.) Is it ok to wear live steel (sheathed swords) to
> meetings if they
> are peacetied and taken off for combat? This is for
most "meetings" like baronial and shire meetings are
generally full-garb ordeals (maybe they do it
different in other places). Most of the business
meetings (baronial meetings) and shire meetings were/
are mundane gatherings to discuss upcoming events and
relay officers reports, and are in general not a place
for live steel. SCA Events on the other hand are fine
as far as that goes.
>Hope this helps.
> Thats it for now thanks :)
Anyone else have any ideas?
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