[LMB] Counts' colors
kevink45 at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 20 16:09:14 GMT 2011
If color choice took place during the TOI, there may have been technological limitations on the number of colors available. Also, since you possibly want to be able to tell groups apart and in a hurry, you don't want one group in oh, dark pumpkin orange, and their mortal enemies in bittersweet orange. One bad dye lot and you end up slaughtering your own side during the next war.. Of course there's always bad taste and color blindness to add to the confusion.
> But - apropos of the whole whole conversation that some colours were used up and some counts who came towards the end took ghastly colours - this puzzles me. There are only 60 Vor houses, 60 Counts. There are a lot of colours which can be used in combination. Seems to me it adds up to far, far more than 60 combination, even if you just stick to colours that look really good together. Besides, blue with silver trim is different from silver with blue trim. So the reps of some houses simply had no taste?
> And who adjudicated this, anyway? If there are restrictions, surely it didn't just grow. So some Emperor said, "Thou shalt not repeat any colour combination, even in different shades?"
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