Re: Persona / Garb / Accesories Question (kind of long)
- First of all, welcome to the SCA from a fellow semi-newcomer.
Now to answer your questions.
Your persona can be anything you want, or anyone you want, which a
few restrictions. For example, go ahead and create an elvish persona
if you want, but please don't tell us about it. Also, keep in mind
that you cannot infer or claim rights or titles of nobility.
Everyone in the SCA is assumed to be of minor birth, unless their
actions and deeds have gotten them awarded some sort of title. This
being said, your persona could have been from any country you want.
He/she could have traveled all over the world (If you choose this
option, which it sounds to me like you wish to do, it may be helpful
to note that many people who choose this pick an occupation such as
a merchant or trader.) This way, you can have a name like William
Thatcher and still carry that dagger from the Middle East. Again,
its completely up to you. Your story can be interesting or bland.
Just make sure you follow the rules: stay clear of the fantasy-type
stuff and remember that you cannot claim a title.
Padraic Ua Ruairc
Kingdom of Atlantia