Wow, just got in some of the newest art for the Sartar Book. If you think Ossi Hiekkala’s mercenary picture (attached) was good, then WOW you are in for a treat!
The Sartar book will have the definitive look on the Sartarites – and presents them as being their own culture. Also I have already learned things from the art!
For example, purple is associated with power and authority. This dates back to the EWF (and maybe even the HCLG).
You can really tell a Sartarite’s status by their clothing. Except when you can’t!
It is one of those general rules, with some pretty remarkable exceptions. So in general, a Sartarite advertises their social status with their clothing and jewellery. An Earth Priestess or tribal king is immediately apparent. The wealthy display their wealth – it is a thing of pride.BUT… there are some cults or religious reasons to do the opposite. The Wind Lords that go totally naked (although they usually display their status through jewellery). The powerful Swords of Humakt who cover themselves in ashes. And that sort of thing – but they are advertising their religious devotion through the absence of normal status markers.
Visually there is pretty much nothing Scottish about them.