Monday, September 5, 2016

Gameworld "Cleff" district

Back in the world of the "Haven" game here's a scene of a typical street in this late medieval city. This district is nicknamed the "Cleff" because it caters to musicians and is near a music school. You can shop for musical instruments here or you can hire an ensemble for your next event. You can see two men negotiating on the lower left, one of them with a lute slung across his back. I tried to create an alphabet for their signs which ended up looking a bit like Armenian or Ethiopian script.

Black ink on illustration board, 8 1/2" x 5", July 1984.

Note to Regina: Jews in the Middle Ages were required to wear distinguishing clothing such as the pointed hats and Jewish star badges, much like later 20th century Nazi rulings. This differed from one region to another. A very comprehensive history of this can be found here on this information-rich site.

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