The Sovereign Universe


The Low-Fantasy Knight

You tighten your belt another notch over your hose and braies, frowning at the watered-down soup over the fire. It’s been a long winter, and no one is sure there will be enough food.

”Raiders!” shouts the messenger running through the camp.

Suddenly an empty belly is the least of your worries.

As a knight, your Honor Code is one of valor, truth, and courage. You are tasked with defending the innocent and the weak, and today your oath will be tested. The Raiders have captured a city in the west, and you and the Army of the True King must retake what is rightfully yours.

Your squire assists you into your plate armor, and offers your Lion Shield as you are settled into your saddle. With a prayer to your god, you and your small unit join the marching army.

As your infantry unit finally comes to a halt, there is the tension one always feels before the fight. You resist the anxiety, because the moment you step into battle all of that must fade away. It will be you fighting alongside your fellow soldiers, and it will be the sword hanging in your trusted scabbard that keeps you alive.

What does Sovereign mean?

Epic Armoury’s Sovereign Universe is a line of products inspired by urban Medieval and Renaissance Europe. This classic collection is perfect for reenactment and low-fantasy LARP, built for battle and for long days camping in tents. You’ll find a lot of armour and variation in the Sovereign line, featuring products modeled after historical sources as well as products that have been given a modest creative twist.

Sovereign armour, plate mail, clothing, props, and weaponry will transform you into a polished noble king or fancy urbanite. The Sovereigns are a strong and diverse people, made to survive the political and harsh city. For this reason Epic Armoury has an exceptionally large list of products within the Sovereign line. The possibilities for your character are countless!


Your Sovereign Character

If your favorite roleplay involves drinking an ale in the tavern, joining the army as a King’s soldier, or living the life of nobility, the Sovereign Universe may be a good fit for your character. A Sovereign comes from the city. They are practical and sturdy, with an assortment of jobs and backgrounds far removed from the wilds of the neighboring forest. You are a civilized sort, used to the luxuries of a meal prepared by someone else’s hand. But you also understand the games of society and the dangers even a heavily guarded street can hide.


 

Join the ranks of the nobility by beginning your roleplay costume with the Pirate Shirt beneath an Imperial Gambeson. Ample fabric is always a great way to show off your wealth! Protect yourself with the Complete Warrior, which includes all you really need from a set of plate armor. Finish with the Noble Sword and the Lion Shield to look the part of a true knight of the kingdom. Whether you desire adventure and rescuing damsels (or perhaps lads in distress), or wish to live the life of a commoner in the fields, Epic Armoury products are a great way to customize your unique LARP character.


Inspiration

Many empires have come and gone through the ages, with powerful nations ruling over other countries through colonization and military force. The Roman Empire expanded in this way, as well as the Chinese Empire, Ottoman Empire, Byzantine Empire...the list goes on. Even within the last two-hundred years, Great Britain’s Imperialist expansion changed the face of the globe.

With such large empires, one ruler could hold influence over countless cultures and people. And so, you will find that the Sovereign collection is inspired by diversity. Pirates, kings, knights, and urban civilians are all lumped together in one glorious Epic Armoury Empire.

Inspiration for this particular line also comes from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. You’ll find a lot of plate armour here, modeled after historic sources and the beautiful armour you can still find in museums today.

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