Colours of the League
Competitive Urban Society
League characters are asked to choose one of the four great League Cities to live in - Temeschwar, Holberg, Tassato or Sarvos, which will heavily influence your character style.
The League are based largely on the historical fashions of Renaissance Italy and the surrounding areas - think Romeo and Juliet, The Borgias, Landschneckt mercenaries. Doublets and hose, high-waisted gowns, hats with very big feathers in, and dressing for the city. The League are not country folk and their style reflects the practicalities of city life. Fabrics will be decorated, brocades and slashes, silks and velvets, and fur trims in the more northern cities.
You want bright, unnatural colours and ornate lightweight fabrics. Sarvos is an urban centre on the south coast and the inhabitants reflect this in their sense of style.
Think of Southern Europe - Italy and the Med.
Tassato is north of Sarvos, and tends towards a richer, deeper palette than their southern cousins.
The city of Tassato is two cities, Regario and Maestra, overlapping with a river between them. The two halves of the city have a healthy rivalry.
Holberg is a fortified city in the mid-east of the Empire. Fabrics are thicker - you'll see wools and heavier silks here, fur trims, and drab colours compared to the southern cities of the League. Holberg is inspired by the old European fortified cities like Prague and Cologne.
Temeschwar is the northernmost League city and used to be a Varushkan settlement, and colours and fabrics will lean more towards the dark and primary colours of Varushka and heavier warm fabrics with furs and wools, but with the ornate decorations, brocades, slashings and stylings of renaissance Italy.