Hello everybody! So guess what, another new character to have fun with has emerged…and for the life of me I have no idea where my character sheet is at 5am so well just go with her nickname Nary(at least I think it was Nary). Anyways so she is a Pathfinder character, for those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a role-playing game where each campaign is laid out for the Dungeon Master line by line basically but what you do in game actually effects the Pathfinder world nationally. Also each campaign or module takes about one session of 3-6 hours.
So my character is a Cleric of the Goddess Sarenrae and an elf.
Sarenrae is: Known to her faithful as the Dawnflower, the Healing Flame, and the Everlight, Sarenrae (pronounced SAER-en-ray) teaches temperance and patience in all things. Compassion and peace are her greatest virtues, and if enemies of the faith can be redeemed, they should be. Yet there are those who have no interest in redemption, who glory in slaughter and death. From the remorseless evil of the undead and fiends to the cruelties born in the hearts of mortals, Sarenrae’s doctrines preach swift justice delivered by the scimitar’s edge. To this end, she expects her faithful to be skilled at swordplay, both as a form of martial art promoting centering of mind and body, and so that when they do enter battle, their foes do not suffer any longer than necessary.
I plan to play Nary very similar to Milly Thompson from the anime Trigun, she’s described on wiki as: She appears rather simple, but has a kind heart and also reveals a strength of character and genuine optimism.:
So with all that in mind we are going to the NY Ren faire mid-Sept and most, if not all of us, wanted to go as our new characters now that we have played them in two modules. The first image of this post at the top is actually called Persian princess and is not an actual canon depiction of a cleric of Sarenrae but the image for that has a women with way too much clothes on for me so I went with the above instead…and I ended up altering quite a bit anyways. I kind of took it as a starting point instead. I already own Harem pants and a halter top that are a dark green with very pretty detailed trim and I have my cute brown boots I use for Denya. I also happen to own a nice wooden sword that looks kinda like it could come from the middle-east and will work for now as a scimitar. I also plan on wearing my little leather bracers. So, it’s a start but I definitely needed something like the over garment in the above picture, as well as a hip scarf and perhaps a head wrap of some sort. So the journey began…
When looking into Belly dancing/middle eastern costume wear I found whats called a Ghawazee Coat, the first of which I found that I liked was this one:
But ofcourse it was not quite the pattern or thickness that I wanted as this is made from thick tapestry fabric and has a lining, also it’s not cheap at $80. But the cut and look were exactly what I was looking for, so after some digging I found a women who could make a thin linen one. She is willing to custom make it for me, she went fabric shopping and found a nice brown color with a thin gold pinstripe and I’m going to have it done with copper grommets. She makes her’s much shorter and with sleeves but the sleeves are also laced all the way to the shoulder on top so I can undo that if I want and have the sleeves hanging nicely under my arms or have them laced up in colder weather. She’s also going to make it knee length like I want, all for only $40:-) Here’s the original listing: http://www.etsy.com/listing/107883272/renaissance-faire-bellydance-corset?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=Ghawazee+Coat&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all
I’m going to try and make the waist scarf once I have the coat and I can look at colors, I have a hand sewing tool I can use since my sewing machine broke and I need to buy a new one. Same with the head scarf, we’ll see what happens with that. With all of that all that’s really needed is a few accessories, like the holy symbol of Sarenrae:
Clerics usually carry a holy symbol with them and use it to do any of there magical abilities. One of my dear friends who’s good at working with crafts is going to help me make one based on this image that I can then have hanging off of my belt. I may also see if I can find a sun pendant of some sort as she is the goddess of healing and fire and such.
Eventually, if I continue to like this character and play with her I want to get this top to go with the outfit instead of the green one I’ll be using for now:
I think it will look great with all of the fire like colors in it and go well with the grown and gold coat.
So hopefully it will all look great and not be crazy hot like it was last year at Sept. Ren faire. 🙂