Concerning Azlanti fashion


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What books should I read if I want to learn more about Azlanti fashion. Even better: What books show images of Azlanti people.(Other than the iconic Azlanti)


I would hesitate to assume an single school of Azlanti fashion (even though this kind of thing is so common in fantasy - 1 race, 1 culture and no variance... Can you say cookie-cutter caricature?). Azlant had at least 1 continents worth of space and thousands of years. They probably had hundreds of fashion trends...

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There are certainly elements of what we would consider traditional oriental dress in the images we've seen from Thassilon (which was founded by Azlanti), and I'm sure that someone (possibly James Jacobs) has said on the boards something along the lines of the Azlanti being involved in colonising Tian Xia, so...


I saw one picture with the meteor striking and they were wearing Roman-like togas. So you could go with that.
Their architecture is apparently classical Roman, at least going by descriptions of Absalom, Almas and Oppara where they are said to mimic it.

If you go by Thassilon though its something else entirely - those depictions make it seem more Oriental.

So you can take your pick.

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Being the freelancer with the most contributions of Azlanti-related material for Pathfinder, I've planted depictions and clues to the fashion and architecture of ancient Azlant in From Shore to Sea, Lost Cities of Golarion,, and, most recently, The Dead Heart of Xin. For the high apex Azlanti period of which Xin was outcast, I usually go for a Skesis-inspired (Dark Crystal) vibe with layers and layers of overlapping robes and strange coral-like structures, with an obvious bit of idealized lost Atlantis driving the whole strangeness. Go alien...Melinibonean, even.

Of course, I expanded on these themes for the non-IP companion volume of FStS: Open Design's "Sunken Empires."

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Brandon Hodge wrote:

Being the freelancer with the most contributions of Azlanti-related material for Pathfinder, I've planted depictions and clues to the fashion and architecture of ancient Azlant in From Shore to Sea, Lost Cities of Golarion,, and, most recently, The Dead Heart of Xin. For the high apex Azlanti period of which Xin was outcast, I usually go for a Skesis-inspired (Dark Crystal) vibe with layers and layers of overlapping robes and strange coral-like structures, with an obvious bit of idealized lost Atlantis driving the whole strangeness. Go alien...Melinibonean, even.

Of course, I expanded on these themes for the non-IP companion volume of FStS: Open Design's "Sunken Empires."

Which is pretty sweet btw.

To reiterate a point above, Azlant was around for a long time and covered a huge area. There are going to be different styles and fashions coming from there.

That being said, Thasillon's style and fashion is clearly High Tyrannical.


I hear polearms were in fashion...


Minoan is always nice, 'specially on the ladies. ^.^

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