The An Tir Handbook, 3rd Edition, May XXXIII/1998
Customs, Etiquette, and Playing the Game
Regalia & Sumptuary Laws, or "Who Gets to Wear What?"
The Society as a whole observes certain conventions:
The following is customary within An Tir:
It is considered extremely poor manners to wear jewelry, headgear, or any other articles which might lead others to think you hold a higher rank than you actually do.
On the Subject of Circlets: The variety and splendor of the various styles of circlets worn in An Tir and throughout the Known World are such that you need to be very careful [when wearing one] that you do not presume to a higher rank unknowingly. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that circlets (other than those mentioned above) be less than an inch wide, not vary in height in any way, and have no protuberances above the top edge of the band. Any further designs (excluding those heraldic elements which denote rank), stones, or metals is left up to the taste of the wearer, but bear in mind that fancier generally denotes higher rank.
As a general guide, those without an Award of Arms may wear a simple, undecorated metal circlet. Those with an Award of Arms may add a single stone and/or a small amount of engraving to the circlet. Those with an award which conveys a Grant of Arms, may add several stones and more engraving to their circlet.
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