Inquisitor's uniform

The white coats of Be Chuille's Inquisitors have acquired fame through the centuries, sign of inflexible virtue and unrelent zeal they can be easily recognized by anyone even in the most secluded villages.


The first time I did met his gaze, stern and powerful as steel despite his brown eyes, he was riding a chestnut palfrey in the center of his group. His immaculate uniform, after the long travel, stirred by a light breeze and contrasting with the crimson stripes and holy simbol with Be' Chuille's Heptagram. They took up the local inn and the man started to question everyone in the village.
— From a peasant's diary during the Eastern Crusade 2411 MC

The elements of the uniform


While during the time spent in their village most inquisitors will use the traditional cassock and stole, according to their rank which doesn't differ from the ones of the other member of Be Chuille's clergy, if on a mission they are expected to wear and take good care of their uniform. The uniform comprises a wide brimmed white hat with a magenta satin finishing, a white long, waterproof, two-tailed coat, a magenta shirt, a white leather waistcoat (that can be replaced by some stronger armor in dangerous missions), dark brown trousers, leather belt and riding boots.


We stood in front of three wooden pyres, on which were bonded a young girl and two slightly older men guilty, according to the inquest, of unorthodox use of magic. The girl was a seer that someone, during the questioning, accused to be a prophet of doom. The two young man were born with the ability to manipulate a small quantity of magic power and, I was told, not in possess of the documents that allowed them to be. The inquisitor asked them once more if they repented from their acts, the three young people looked around confused as wild animals in a trap. Then the man with the stern look, gestured to two man-at-arms that empty jars of oil on the wood and set it to fire. The flames and the screams rose in unison, I closed my eyes to prevent tears from run down my cheeks, when I opened them again the reflex of the blazing flames was dancing on the white parts of the inquisitor's uniform.
— From a peasant's diary during the Eastern Crusade 2411 MC

Materials and fabric


The leather used for the hat and waistcoat, varies greatly with the rank. The low ranks are made of less expensive cowhide leather tanned using chestnut extract to alter the color, going up to the ranks more expensive leather such as deerhide, various type of lizards skin, and at the highest rank white dragonhide leather (mostly used during parades). The coat is produced from woolcloth that has gone through a process of fulling to make it waterproof, this cloth is naturally white so it doesn't receive a dye. The shirt, trousers, belts and riding boots are more mundane and besides the color code there are no other restriction restrictions.

Weapons and other tools


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Inquisitors are requested to take with them during a mission a lectionary booklet, that collects prayers to focus and screen the soul from evil, meditation exercises and the proceeding to instruct an inquisition trial. There are no restrictions in regards to weapon use but many inquisitor find practical to carry a hand crossbow, alongside a blade according to the martial training received. Unless they are priests, inquisitors don't carry a sacred emblem, but are expected to carry on themselves a brooch, often used to close the coat, with the symbol of the flaming eptagram.

Item type
Clothing / Accessory

Manutention


Inquisitors are expected to take good care of their uniform while on a mission. To wash the coat, they receive a brush with rigid bristles and soap bars made of Red Heather. The fulling treatment, that wool receive, reduces penetration of dirt. To clean the waistcoat and the hat, they use bleaching stones, such as pumice, although the constant treatment will eventually damage the leather making it thin down.

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24 May, 2021 10:20

I love the hat! o.o I bet they look rather intimidating all in white and red.

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Luca Poddighe
24 May, 2021 12:25

They are feared, even because not all of them are exactly good!

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24 May, 2021 19:46

First and foremost. I love it. The article is well written, and short and direct. However I would like to know if there are differences in the ranks. I know the article mentions that they wear a cassack and stole, but this seems like a well-rounded and older organization. Is there way to tell the leadership apart and, if so, why?   But outside of that, I lvove this article! Well done!

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 10:56

I will work on it, give me a little bit of time... I was a bit out of inspiration but I wanted to put down at least those idea to get the badge (I am a badges hoarder)

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 14:36

And this morning I forgot one fundamental thing in the reply "THANK YOU" for reading, commenting and liking it... And more than anything for the advice that for me it is very important to get better!

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25 May, 2021 09:29

Nice article Luca! First off it is very handy how the text becomes bigger while scrolling over it. That is also a pretty cool hat for the uniform ^^ I also like how you made some differences in leather uses depending on the rank. I think that white dragonhide must look pretty nice and will probably instill some fear.

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 11:08

I desperately need to polish the original article about Be' Chuille's inquisition to give more flesh to the organization, the trouble is that I want too many things in the same little time... God give me days of 48-72 hours, please! The increasable character came to my mind during a Thursday podcast, as I like better for the general-purpose the cleanliness of the smaller one but, as Dimis mentioned, it can be hard for people with disabilities or dyslexia and children (although I wouldn't expect them reading Phaldorya), therefore I tried to look for a solution that will combine the two. I am working, as well, with easy-read panels and quote-blocks in case images on the background make them hard to understand.

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 14:37

This morning I was just awake and it is seems I forgot my manners with everyone: Thank you so much!

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25 May, 2021 16:15

Hey no problem :) I would like those longer days too I got so much stuff to write as well xp And yes I think it will be nice for people with dyslexia, kudos to you for figuring something out to help ^^

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 18:21

It is a very simple piece of CSS (I can only handle the very simple ones).

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TimeBender
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25 May, 2021 21:09

I can picture the outfit really well with your description! I'm curious, I understand they go on missions, but what type of missions do the Inquisitor's go on? Anyways, a great article.

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Luca Poddighe
25 May, 2021 21:55

First thing: thank you! For your time and interest in my work really means a lot to me. It is explained a bit more around in the other articles (although I need as I said in the other comments go back polish them and finish some of them), to save from searching around I will explain that Phaldorya has a drama point based on the perception of magic, wizards in many cases are interested in discovering more magic for good purpose but commoners are worried about them been driven by a desire for individual power. To control the diffusion of magic two organization have been created the conclave which is a mage self-regulatory organism and, later on, Be Chuille's Inquisition. This last one finds its purpose in hunting renegade wizards, magicians that operate outside the boundaries of the conclave, users of traditional magic (often practitioners of ritual based on superstition more than real magic), unauthorized oracles and unauthorized spontaneous casters. Some of the members of these categories can ask for a permit document called Dyspel in order to not get hunted down by inquisitors. I hope this clarifies a bit.

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25 May, 2021 22:21

It does indeed! Thanks for taking the time to explain. I shall have to check out this world further! It sounds quite interesting. :)

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Luca Poddighe
26 May, 2021 08:29

Thank you!

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Dejers Garth
27 May, 2021 08:00

Interesting article!   I really like your CSS play to make the reading experience more accessible with the growing letters when hovered over! However, I've gotta say that the contrast of the text to the background makes it difficult to read some sections of the piece. While it's a little bit of an issue when reading the normal article, text over the blue flower in the sidebar is almost impossible to read! I ended up selecting it to highlight it so I could read the text!   Other than that, this was a cute little article that represents the topic well and makes it easy to understand the uniform as well as it's place in your setting. That can be a hard thing to convey, but you've done so masterfully here!

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Luca Poddighe
27 May, 2021 12:25

Thank you very much... I am aware of the trouble on the panel with the raven knot, it is a long-standing one alas, I will almost certainly do an easy-read version with font in white and a single dark colour background for when you hover to solve the issue once for good!

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Luca Poddighe
27 May, 2021 12:35

I have done a temporary solution for the time being while I think some better option. When you hover form, gets sacrificed to readability but it is a reasonable compromise. Let me know what you think about it...

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Dejers Garth
27 May, 2021 14:56

You've got your cake and can eat it too! That's a pretty good solution imo!

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Luca Poddighe
27 May, 2021 19:55

Thank you!

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28 May, 2021 16:54

I really like how the words get bigger when you hover over them. It makes it look quite nice and it is easier to read. I love the detail of the outfit, I can just imagine how nice this would all look together, and I appreciate that there is variation with the armor in case of danger. Variation is always nice, and it’s great that it’s incorporated in here.

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Luca Poddighe
28 May, 2021 19:44

Thank you very much! I am very happy that you liked my work! <3

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
28 May, 2021 22:15

Nice article! This is an interesting use of white as a symbol of moral inflexibility rather than just the usual purity :D What happened if the inquisitors fail to keep their uniform clean and white? Is it seen as a sign of moral failing? I imagine it would get dirty easily if they have to travel and maybe fight. Mundane question, but what kind of technologies do they have to do their washing, and would they be able to do that during their travel or would they wear the same thing until they go back home? Though I've read a lot about Napoléon's army's uniforms to prepare for writing my own costume article and they are all white too, so that's something that can be done realistically. Apparently, they were using chalk to make them seem nicer when they needed to!   Also, great use of css, I love how you've made the text easier to read with the mouseover, both with the change in font size and in background colour :D

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Luca Poddighe
31 May, 2021 11:22

Sorry if it took me a while to reply, but I was mostly using the mobile in the recent days but I find writing anything long very hard, using the mobile. Today I am back to the PC and I will reply step by step. 1) What happened if the inquisitors fail to keep their uniform clean and white? Is it seen as a sign of moral failing? Reply: Yes, it is generally looked at as a sign of lack of moral standing. Some inquisitors will not really be shifted by other people opinion, but their superiors will frown at them and I plan to write a code of punishment for small infringements (including lack of care of the equipment) when I polish the original article about the inquisition that's outdated. 2) What kind of technologies do they have to do their washing, and would they be able to do that during their travel or would they wear the same thing until they go back home? Reply: For the coat, since the wool that has undergone a process of fulling becomes more rigid and waterproof, it can be washed I would like to consider the use of a soap bar with a ritual or traditional fragrance to keep it clean. I assume that if the mission is expected to be carried out in an inhospitable environment, they can carry a spare one in case of need. Inquisition is a rich organization therefore they can provide their members with their needs. In regards to the hat and waistcoat cleaning them, it is a bit more complicated, my thought was to use bleaching stones even if the item will wear gradually with the use. Some repairs can be carried out using magic and probably will be looked at as a very pious way to use magic.

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
31 May, 2021 12:19

No problem for the delay in answering, I understand people have a live outside of WA :D (and I also hate typing on mobile :p )   Now that I think about it, your inquisitors might even travel with servants and a portemanteau like army officers used to, even in the middle of campaigns - for some reason I was stuck with the image of cowboys traveling on dusty roads but that doesn't make a lot of sense XD Anyway, I like to know mundane details like that since they help make the settings alive, so thank you for taking the time to answer :D

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Luca Poddighe
31 May, 2021 13:05

The coat is inspired by Orbaxi, the material for the shepherd's coat in Sardinia (although those get usually dyed black or dark brown) and they are fairly resistant to dirt. They can generally be cleaned with a rigid brush because the fibres don't allow much penetration.

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1 Jul, 2021 12:13

The layout of this article is very dynamic. It's interesting how when you scroll over certain passages of text they get bigger, The CSS for that must have been fun to write.

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Luca Poddighe
1 Jul, 2021 18:38

It´s actually really simple, that is pretty much all my skills allow :P Thank you! By the way your like has made this my most liked article <3

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