Author Topic: Silk Clothes for the Southlands  (Read 1173 times)

Calavera

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Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« on: July 14, 2017, 12:56:43 AM »
Hi, Armageddon playerbase. I've got a couple projects I'm working on and one of those requires padding the database's collection of silk clothes specifically done in southern fashion style:

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Allanak is a rigidly traditional society, and this has affected the city's trends in fashion throughout the years. For example, the modesty of one's attire is considered before comfort, despite the high temperatures citizens must deal with daily. Even among nobility, style is the priority. While the body may be covered almost entirely, Allanaki fashion can nonetheless be provocative. Less bare flesh, yet more of the wearer's figure, is revealed. Hemlines are low and collars are high. Arms are sometimes left bare, though the lower a garment's neckline, the longer the sleeves.

Even among nobility, comfort is sacrificed for frivolity and whimsy. In fact, the more radical and hindering the style, the more successful its reception. For example, shoes that one could not possibly walk in demonstrate that a noble has sufficient resources for a carriage or palanquin. Likewise, sleeves whose cuffs extend past the fingertips do little to inconvenience someone accustomed to having all tasks performed by one's servants.

Despite the strong southern emphasis on modesty amongst commoners and flamboyancy amongst nobility, the intense heat of the desert is omnipresent, and concessions are necessary. Both nobles and commoners are equal in their struggle to stay as cool as possible. To this end, loosely woven and light fabrics worn in layers are utilized as daily wear to ward off the worst of the sun and sands. Many types of overgarments are worn in long layers, protecting the flesh from the harsh rays of sunlight and the pervasive heat.

Commoners often look to nobility for examples in most aspects of life, and fashion is no exception. The styles of commoner clothing available, while simpler and cheaper, often imitate that of nobles. For example, while nobles often wear ornately decorated silks and other lush fabrics, commoners wear cottons, sandcloth or other inexpensive textiles. Another difference in commoner attire is that it tends to be looser, more comfortable, and less hindering, in order to be practical for everyday use.

Some clothes unique to Allanak include wrapped pants, long tunics, kalasiris, long kilts, and many types of over-garbs, often worn in layers, are also commonly seen in the South. Green, particularly pale green, is generally considered an unlucky color, due to its associations with sorcery, and blue is perceived as a particularly somber color, associated with mourning and tears. Leatherwear is thought somewhat lower class, reserved for guards, hunters and other common military types.

While the weather on Zalanthas is consistently hot and sandy all year round, fashion has its seasons. Frequently, the Kadian shops will change their selections in response to an event or whim. One month, purple might be the rage and the next everyone must have blue. However, the one staple of the Allanaki wardrobe is the color white. Trims may change, and colors may go in and out of style, but white is always in fashion.

I am looking for silk or similarly high-end fabric clothes meant for the upper crust of society.

Please submit items that are the following colors. Bonus points if they are a combination of two or more of the following colors.
  • White
  • Cream
  • Yellow
  • Gold
We do not need any more cloaks at this time, but for all else, go nuts. I can't promise everything will make it into the game, but I appreciate your help!

Please submit your items with the following in a request directed to House Tor. These are not Tor items, but I need a clan to keep track of them. Send in each object with a short description and main description only. Crafting recipes are not necessary. One last request, please limit your submissions to three items each.

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 01:00:02 AM by Calavera »
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ChibiTama

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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 11:20:38 AM »
Can we make more than one submission with 3 items?
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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 02:50:36 PM »
How did I miss this?? ... yes, can we um... submit more than one submission? :-*
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Cind

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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 06:27:44 AM »
I just submitted three silk satchels. That was a lot of fun! I want to see more satchels, though. I love satchels.
Look, a petting tregil.  So silky...Feel him.

Cind

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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 02:52:26 AM »
Why aren't you submitting things for this?
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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 07:28:22 AM »
Because I can't until I hear whether we can submit second groups of more than three things  ;)

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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 04:32:45 PM »
Commoners can wear silk thongs cause who would know right. :)
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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 07:09:52 PM »
Commoners can wear silk thongs cause who would know right. :)

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Calavera

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Re: Silk Clothes for the Southlands
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2017, 10:29:53 PM »
Hey guys, sorry for the late response. I don't read the GDB much. Please keep your submissions to three per person. Some people have already gotten pretty trigger happy and I'd like to spread the love around.

Thanks to everyone who's submitted so far! Happy to take a few more of these.
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