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Letters to Harmonia, “response to Looking Out for Two”

Dear Harmonia,

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I was blessed by the Goddess  Ephrea, the life giver, with twin daughters who are still very young. Well, everyone knows how rare it is to have twin daughters, and that two daughters are double the work of one! It’s a great responsibility to bring up girls that are a credit to our glorious Queendom. I am honored that the goddesses entrusted me with twins.

However, due to the findings of the last census, I’ve received a letter saying that my mother, who lives in a different sector than I do, must move into my household!

Harmonia, this is not fair! I know plenty of mothers who only have one daughter. Why can’t they be chosen to host their mother so that the correct amount of citizens can be housed in her sector? I understand the importance of the census, but why me? My hands are full and my mother is aged and needs almost as much care as my daughters do! Her neighbors are more than happy to look after her. Think of my poor mother! She will certainly be homesick if there is no way to forestall this reassignment!

And, most of all, think of my two daughters! How disrupted their lives will be! It isn’t fair to them, not at all. Tell me there is a way to stop this from happening, please, O wise Harmonia!

Looking Out for Two

Dear Looking Out,

Instead of Looking Out you should first Look Back, and then Look Forward.

You must look back to see that Evlantis was founded by Great Mother Eve and every law that has been passed, or stricken, from the record since then has been lovingly guided by the goddesses and the wisest of women. The committee that evalutates census results takes all factors into consideration before making its decisions on how to disperse our population so as best to serve the State. These are not haphazard or random assignmnents, but based on law, wisdom, and learning. Since Ephrea chose to bless you with two daughters, I must conclude she has blessed you with the wisdom to discern this truth, now that I have plainly laid it out for you! You must be a good daughter of the city and embrace your life-giving mother’s inclusion into your household with joy!

You must also Look Forward and see the profound message you are passing on to your double blessings. In the caring for your mother you are teaching them, by your own example, one of our most sacred precepts; that each woman’s life is holy. The burdens that come with a mother’s aging fall upon the daughter to bear. It is an honor that your mother has lived long enough to need your care.  Not to mention that your daughters will have the privilege of living with their Grandmother! Not many girls have that honor! Your worries about your mother being homesick are unfounded. You forget the old adage, “Home is where your family is.”

Beware, Looking Out, that the person you are really looking out for is yourself. Self-sacrifice is the highest calling of mothers. There is a special place in the afterlife that is only spoken of in shadows and whispers for the Daughter of Eve that abandons her duty to her mother.

Heed my words, young mother. There is still time for you to accept the wise assignment of the census committee with the proper attitude of  joy. There is no question that the decision can not, and should not, be changed.

Looking out for both your daughters and your mother,

Harmonia

P.S. Just in case my argument was not strong enough, having your mother join your household will increase your status. You may be eligible for better housing and more privileges. Please look into those possibilities. It may make your “burdens” easier to bear.

Theater in Evlantis

The Queendom of Evlantis has a thriving theater scene. The women’s world has volumes of plays and musicals which were handed down throughout Herstory. New material is always being written. Talented writers and actresses are held in high esteem. Every sector except the Soldier sector has its own community theater groups which put on productions in small venues. They also run soap-opera type shows during the day. Auditions attract women from all the sectors, but if a leading role goes to an actress from the Arts sector, then the success of the production is guaranteed.

The biggest and best of all the theaters in Evlantis is the Amphitheater of the Arts. The brightest stars perform there. The costumes are lavish, and a full time staff is employed to create them, and to keep them clean and well maintained. A variety of entertainment takes place at this venue: classic plays, new works, concerts and even titillating Fanny Dances, where men entertained crowds of women by dancing and removing most of their clothing. 

The glory days of the theater were, without a doubt, the years that a slave, Octovin, was allowed to oversee the productions. When he was a young man he was assigned to do heavy work in the theater. He was respectful and charming and soon became a favorite among the crew and actresses. Few women liked to work with the Fanny Dancers, and Herstory records that Octovin offered to take over the task and turned a barely attended pre-festival event into one of the most looked-forward to shows all year. While it wouldn’t be at all acceptable to admit it, many law-abiding citizens not eligible for quickening duty left the Fanny Dances Octovin produced wishing for one last tumble in a chamber. 

While Octovin would always be known as the Fanny Dance Master, behind the scenes he became consulted more and more. He had a flair for the dramatic. Productions in which he was heavily involved did well. Though a slave, he managed to create a comfortable life for himself. On his word, actresses rose and fell in fame. By the time he was in his forties he was, in all but name, running the Amphitheater of the Arts.

One of the Queendom’s most beloved stars, Sepheera of the Arts, was one of Octovin’s protégés. The bond between them was so close that Sepheera allowed Octovin to tend to her daughter, Sephora, who in turn, allowed Octovin to tend to her children. There is speculation among citizens about whether Sephora rose to the station of Low Queen of the Arts Sector with Octovin’s counsel, or whether he maintained his standing at the Amphitheater of the Arts because of Sephora.

Gossip Parlors

Instead of pubs, bars, or restaurants, the Queendom is rife with Gossip Parlors. Gossip Parlors keep women informed of events of the day as well as build a close knit community among its patrons. There are several key features every Gossip Parlor has in common. The walls inside the entrance to each parlor has boards for patronesses to post notices. There is always a large, round table in the center of the parlor for gossip circles. The round table seats twelve women at a time. Scattered around the parlor will be smaller tables that seat two to four people for more intimate gossip. There is reading material in the form of Gossip papers. A Gossip Parlor may publish its own Gossip paper, and/or may subscribe to papers that appeal to their patrons. Lastly, each parlor has a counter where patrons can order teas or fermented spirits, or, if the parlor offers it, snacks or meals.

The decor varies from sector to sector, and all parlors are tastefully decorated. Some are themed parlors. The most popular of the themed parlors in High Queen Rachel’s day celebrates the life of High Queen Cleopas the Wise. On display are many relics of her life and times. Patronesses of the parlor can rent clothing of that time period to wear, as well as have their hair styled. The regulars of this parlor tend to be academics. The discussions usually are spirited debates about philosophy and politics. It is part of the school curriculum to take field trips to themed Gossip Parlors in all the sectors, in part to learn about Herstory, and in part to be exposed to a variety of Gossip Parlors. It is common knowledge that when citizens are guests in other sector’s parlors it helps keep peace in the Queendom.

In every sector except the celibate sectors you can find Gossip Parlors that cater to mothers of children of certain ages. These tend to be small, homey places. Children are always welcome at these parlors, and there are strict are rules about language and topics of conversation so mothers can indulge in gossip without worrying about what their children will hear. For Gossip Parlors for mothers of younger children there are play nooks. For Gossip Parlors for mothers of older children there are study nooks, as well as child sized Gossip Circle tables for those girls interested in participating in the ritual of gossip early on in their lives. Often mothers will share wisdom about how to get through the trials of parenting, as well as share their triumphs, and brag about their daughters. 

During the day while children are in school, most Gossip Parlors offer classes to learn or master a hobby. Artisans from the Arts Sector may contract with a Parlor owner to teach drawing or painting to non-Arts Sector residents. Residents of the Government Sector may teach courses in the Law or in home organization. Doctors from the Agriculture sector sometimes teach first aid, or courses in holistic health. Farmers from the Agriculture offer classes in gardening. Women in the clothing industry from the Livestock sector teach weaving, sewing, knitting, crocheting and fine needle work. Soldiers run exercise and meditation classes. Priestesses offer classes in rituals to make supplications to the goddesses. 

At other times during the day there will be Gossip Circles: These may be scheduled, or, if there is big news, impromptu. Women with the highest status (or those who have paid dearly) get a place at a seat at the table, while others may stand around the table behind them to get a chance to hear the topic and participate in the discussion. 

The Notice Boards:

The boards located inside any Gossip Parlor doors may be used by any citizen. Common posts are about items for barter or sale, need for childcare, ads for upcoming items in the marketplace. It will have notices of upcoming dates and times for Theater shows. Schedules of pending government meetings open to the public. Notices for  classes being offered. There are personal ads as well, posted by women looking for romance in their life.

There are also Gossip Parlors with more adult themes where girls under the age of fifteen are banned. There is no restriction on language or topic of conversations in these parlors. They are often rowdy places. If a patroness is known and trusted, she can get into a back room where less-than-legal activities occur. Gambling is one of the most common vices frowned upon by the governments of Evlantis. Drug use and interactions (but censored to prevent pregnancies) with slaves are highly illegal, and Parlor owners who offer these “back room” services have a full-time job keeping these services secret from law abiding citizens and the Queendom’s soldiers. Less illegal, but frowned upon, some Gossip Parlors provide back room spaces for married women having affairs with other women. Basically, if it is banned in the Queendom, some Gossip Parlor will have back rooms geared toward women’s desire to rebel. 

Conflict in the Queendom

     Not everyone gets along in the world where women rule. While there is no such thing as racism, ageism, body shaming, or war, each sector is a clique. There are conflicts between women whenever the interests of one sector clashes with another. One example: there is often a palpable enmity between the women of the Arts sector and the women of the Soldier sector. Women of the Arts sector see laws as not pertaining to them, while the soldiers view their enforcement of the laws as the glue that holds the Queendom together. 

Conflict between women can be expressed in different ways. Sometimes women who are at odds with each other pointedly ignore each other if their paths cross. Other times there are heated shouting matches. Occasionally quarrels escalate to fist fights.

Then there are blood feuds. A blood feud occurs when one family’s slight of another leads to a grudge that can be passed down for centuries. Whenever there is a murder in Evlantis the first step of the investigating soldier is to determine if the victim was a member of any clan with a blood feud. If she was, then ninety percent of the time, the murderess turns out to be a member of the opposing clan. 


While on the surface most women get along, simmering below the veneer of politeness is the subtle expectation that each woman know her proper place in society. Women of daughters are always held in higher esteem than barren women, or women who only bear boys. Popularity, always fickle, can increase status. Serving the Queendom as an elected official increases status. Knowledge can increase amount of respect a woman is shown. Teachers are held in very high esteem. In spite of the conflicts which do occur, life in the Queendom is idyllic for most. Some women even claim that conflict adds some spice to life!

Shopping in Evlantis

The Queendom of Evlantis is a rough semi-circle set on the edge of an ocean, divided into six wedge shaped sectors: the Government sector, the Agriculture sector, the Religion sector, the Arts sector, the Livestock sector, and the Soldier sector. The People’s Palace and its grounds, including a flower garden and a petting zoo, is located where all the small ends of the wedges meet. It is in the rainbow-shaped band of land located between the grounds of the People’s Palace and the residential area of each sector that you find the Market Place of Evlantis. Everything for sale in Evlantis, to be bartered for or paid for with precious jewels, can be found in this bustling, colorful area of the city. 

The Government sector does not produce many goods, though they do produce most of the Queendom’s non-fiction books. The Government sector is one of two sectors that does not require all the market space it owns, so it rents out space to vendors who can’t get booths in their own sector’s market place. The Government market has a plethora of goods from all the sectors for sale.

The Agriculture sector is a bustling place full of stands with fruits and vegetables in season, spices, prepared foods, kiosks to snack in, and lotions and potions with medicinal value. Floral arrangements and seeds are also sold here.

The Religion sector sells incense, statues of the goddesses, and prayer books. It is in the market place of the Religion sector that pregnant women make arrangements for her birthing services: musicians, empathizers, incense, flowers, a birthing pool, and anything else a mother-to-be could desire for her special day.

The Arts sector is one of the most dense market place. Almost every woman in the sector has a slightly different talent and all types of art is available. Books of novels and poetry, paintings and sculptures, tapestries, and jewelry. Love potions and make up can be bought in this marketplace. Musical instruments are made and sold by Arts sector residents. Decorative pottery as well as dishes for food and drink are sold there also.

The Livestock sector is also a densely packed market place. The Livestock sector provides most of the Queendom’s clothing, so it has mostly shops with clothes, shoes, or hats for sale. There are also stands with animals for sale. It is here women buy their household pets, or goats or cows for milk. 

The Soldier sector’s market place is much like the Government sector, having a wide variety of goods for sale, because the space is rented out. The only time a soldier takes a booth in the market place is if she has a hobby that produces wares to sell. Even then, soldiers do not have time to sell their products. They contract with a low caste woman from another sector to do the selling for them.


Food in Evlantis

Not all, but the majority of the women in Evlantis are, for most of their lives, ovo-lacto vegetarians. They do not consume meat, but they do eat eggs and dairy byproducts. Normally food is plentiful in the Queendom, since their entire society evolved around matching city resources to the six thousand women who live within its walls.

Scholars credit the success of the city to the very roots their society came from…their early nomadic days. While no woman is comfortable thinking about living without a permanent home hearth, the benefit of their foremothers’ suffering is undeniable. In the centuries before they made Evlantis their permanent home, women collected plants and seeds for everything they came across that was edible or had medicinal value. The farmlands of Evlantis are vast and sophisticated due to the forethought to save every seed and every plant they could. Fields are irrigated, crops are rotated, composting is a routine practice to keep the earth rich with nutrients. There are orchards of fruit bearing trees, and fields of berry bushes. There is a wide variety of edible foods, lettuces, legumes, all manner of vegetables and grains as well as many herbs and spice plants.

Rich, vegetable stews, hearty and full of taste due to flavorful herbs, are a favorite and a staple. So are roasted vegetables, crispy on the outside and sweet on the inside. Thick brown breads, as well as savory garlic flat breads serve to make vegetable sandwiches. Vegetables and fruits are complemented with eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, cheese, all foods that are byproducts from a living animal. 

While everyday cooking and baking is far beneath the station of genteel women, gourmet cooking and baking is very much encouraged among citizens. Cooking and baking basics are taught in school, just in case one of the children is a budding chef. Gossip parlors are always looking for new recipes to tempt their patrons with and will pay well for any new delicacy. 

Most women are vegetarians most of the time due to their great love for the animal queendom. The exception is that during pregnancy many women crave meat and eat meat. It is looked upon as a personal sacrifice to eat meat for the health of one’s child. 

The other exception is the Soldier Sector. Most soldiers do eat meat because it has long been established that strength increases when animal flesh is consumed. Soldiers do not value life less because of this, indeed, they seek to take on traits of the beasts they prefer to consume and always give thanks to the animals which are sacrificed so that they can be the best soldier they can be. 

Herstory’s Timeline

Printing presses were invented in the Queendom of Evlantis very early on in its inception. Photo from Pixabay by Mari77
Comparing the timeline of History to that of Herstory is like comparing apples and oranges. There was an ancient period of Herstory where women were involuntarily nomadic, moving from place to place as resources to feed and clothes themselves and their children ran low. The over-arching push in the development of the world women rule was to have a safe, stable place to raise children. That desire for stability was what drove huwoman invention. For example, in the women's world running water was invented long before the wheel!

There are other differences as well:

Written language developed very early on. The development of sign language was early and lasting to increase the efficacy of communication. Communication, in all forms, is greatly valued in the development of the women’s world. Knowledge is prized more highly than wealth and just slightly below status. Printing presses were another advancement that took place much earlier in Herstory than in History.

Treatments for diseases developed at a faster pace than weapons, as did gardening tools, cooking tools, and other health care tools. 

Familial relationships, particularly between mothers and daughters, were extremely important. Womankind did not splinter off into the world in smaller groups, but stayed together. 

Mankind, with their tendency toward exploration and dominance, lost their rights slowly over the years until, by the time mother Eve founded the original city of Evlantis, the men had lost their rights completely and were forced to provide the city with free labor. 

In the period of Herstory that The Queendom of Evlantis takes place in, all civilization is believed to exist within the walls of the city. Soldiers stand guard  facing the city, a vigil to keep the citizens in. There are no threats outside the walls that cannot be contained. The biggest challenges in the women's world lie within the city limits.

Housing in the Queendom of Evlantis

Each of the Queendom’s six Low Queens must reside in a castle in the sector they rule. Each sector has at least one castle. The High Queen must reside in the People’s Palace. Image from Pexels.

The mission of the Queendom of Evlantis is to provide stable homes for women to raise their daughters in. The population of the city is held as close to six-thousand women as huwomanly possible. Housing is maintained, rather than built. There are times structures may be torn down to build anew, but it requires a great deal of red tape. It is more common for women to be required to exchange houses based on status changes. 

Each sector may have as many as a dozen or more empty houses at any given time. Each sector arranges for caretakers for the empty houses—a low status job—until such time as they are filled. This helps with the natural flow of status changes, as well as women coming of age and moving out of their mother’s houses, and vacancies due to death. 

If a woman feels she merits a better home due to a positive status change, she must apply to her sector’s housing committee. If she is turned down, she may appeal to the Government sector’s Queendom Housing committee. Is she still doesn’t get a ruling in her favor she may take her case to the People’s Court. 

Reasons why a woman may apply for a bigger home:

Birth of a daughter.

Need to take care of elderly mother. 

Becoming an elected official. 

In addition to applications for housing change, there are times when the High Queen or Low Queens may reassign residencies, both for the better or for the worse.

Better housing may be given as a reward for making a significant contribution to the Queendom or sector, such as: curing a disease, creating a masterpiece, increasing the Queendom’s resources.

Better housing can be assigned as a reward for a favored supporter or close friend.

A down grade in housing may happen to punish an opponent.

A down grade in housing may also be part of a punishment for crimes committed.

If a Queen mandates that you must vacate your house for someone more deserving, there is no  way to appeal the decree. The woman being ousted must make do in whatever residence she is assigned to. 

Housing for the Queens

Each Sector has at least one palace and a newly elected Low Queen takes up residency in their sector’s palace upon taking office. They have the right to have their former residence maintained until their seven year term is up, or to bequeath their former home to anyone they want and choose a new home when they no longer hold office. 

The High Queen lives in the People’s Palace, built near the ocean, where all six sectors meet. Every citizen of Evlantis has the right to enter certain parts of the Palace at certain times of the day. The High Queen’s living quarters, of course, are private.

Dear Harmonia (response to Begging for Mercy)

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Dear Harmonia,

I HATE school! The teachers are so mean! They have even turned my own mother against me! Why, they told mama to punish me for missing one word in Eve’s Creed! Just one word, and mama did what they told her to! I didn’t get to eat honey on my oats for a whole week! It was horrible! 

I miss the old days at mama’s side, having fun with our relatives and friends. Even stupid, repetitive tasks like inspecting the work of the slaves was more fun than learning all the rules and doing all the homework the teachers require. Harmonia, what difference does one word really make? And why do I have to memorize so much? And who cares about proper titles and gestures and silly rules? Why can’t we all just keep behaving freely, like before I had to go to school? My life was so much better then. 

Harmonia, my mother says you give the wisest advice in the Herstory of Evlantis. Won’t you please tell my teachers and my mama to stop being so picky? That rules are not such a big deal? If I hear the saying “Broken rules ruin lives” one more time I’m sure I’m going to start screaming and never stop! No one’s life was ruined when I forgot one word of Eve’s creed!

You are always talking about how women should learn to get along with each other. Please tell women to relax a little! I cry myself to sleep every night, wishing things were different, less strict than they are. Please, please tell them to be nicer, Harmonia. They will listen to you.

Sincerely yours,

Begging for Mercy

 

Dear Begging for Mercy, 

Mercy me, child! Do you expect Harmonia to take your side against centuries of learning and experience? You might as well as the ocean to stop its gentle rhythm upon Evlantis’s sacred shores. You might as well ask the mighty Sun to shine where and when you want it to. You might as well have asked Herstory to re-write itself to give our Dear Mother Eve a faithful companion. You might as well ask the legion of goddesses to get along with each other! You might as well as the slaves to be more huwoman!

I didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry at your letter. So I did both. And then I did something even wiser. I remembered, back to a time when I was your age, when the rules we live by did not make sense to me. How I felt tortured at being chastised for breaking them. How inconvenient it was to eat my vegetables with one implement and my meat with another. How I disliked curtseying to every priestess I passed on the street and saluting to every soldier. I thought that memorizing symbols for words and reading volumes of Herstory very dull indeed! I would rather have been at my mother’s side in the gossip parlor, listening to the latest scandal!

Yes, once even the great and wise Harmonia was once rough around the edges! And how you do you smooth rough edges? Why, you get a slave to file them, of course! Except in the case of personal growth and wisdom, it is the rules and regulations of Evlantis that chip away at our ignorance and failings with the result that our culture and customs flourish inside each of us.

You are a bright and precious jewel of Evlantis, child. You will carry the past forward into the future of our brilliant city. I know it may seem like drudgery now, leaving the joyous, carefree life of childhood behind. I know that not every rule we follow is convenient or fun or makes sense, but what I can tell you, dear child, that all together they have build a great city and secure culture for the nomadic women we were centuries ago. Once our ancestors had  nowhere to call home! Home hearth and family, my dear child, is what each rule and regulation was put in place to protect. 

So the next time a punishment seems harsh or senseless, know that each child before you once felt the same, and all the children after you will feel the same. But also trust, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that when we all learn and follow the same rules we ensure that the glories of Evlantis will endure forever.

Thank you for your letter, it has been many years since I remembered what a jarring transition it was to leave my mother and begin school. I hope my words have given you, not mercy, but good reasons to to work harder. It will get easier as you get older.

My love to you,

Harmonia 

One last thought: This won’t make sense to you now, but every city elder who reads this will nod her head in agreement. What are inconveniences now, will become comforts in later years. The practices and customs we share become far more dear than any memory of childhood. As Herstory unfolds and takes our loved ones away, one by one, we come to realize that what each of has has contributed to our city cannot be destroyed, because the every generation after us will  also carry on the customs handed down by our ancestors with fidelity.

Fashion in Evlantis

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Like everything else in the Queendom of Evlantis, what is in fashion is depends on what sector a woman lives in. 

The Government Sector

Women of the government sector view fashion as another way to maximize efficiency, yet they do not shun frippery as some sectors do. They believe the clothing helps create an image to achieve desired results. Whether it be to compete for the coveted Mother of the Year award, to run for an office, to serve on the Quickening committee, or to engage in more mundane tasks like accounting, government women use clothing strategically to look their best. It is this sector that has contributed the most written material about matching body type to articles of clothing to present oneself in the most flattering way possible. Their fashion budget: carefully determined and strictly adhered to.

The Agriculture Sector

Women of the Agriculture sector are some of the hardest working women of the Queendom. Out of the six sectors they care the least about the appearance of clothing, and their own appearance in general. For their clothing they  care about practical matters such as that it is durable, or that it helps them stay cool in the summer heat and warm in the winter. More pants than skirts are worn in this sector. Aprons are very popular in the Agriculture sector as they help keep clothing beneath them clean. The women of the agriculture sector are still huwoman, though! Every woman has at least one evening dress. Agriculture sector women love getting dolled up too, just not as frequently as other women in the Queendom. Their fashion budget: these women spend the least amount of money on clothing possible…except for their beloved aprons!

The Religion Sector:

Just as each sector in the city has a different fashion sense, each sect of priestesses has a preferred way of dress. Priestesses believe the number of goddesses has never, and will never, been determined. They dress to please the goddess who they are worshipping at the moment. The goddess of life, Ephrea has the biggest and most constant following. When attending to Ephrea priestesses tend to dress in earth tones, browns and greens. Those attending to fickle Fortuna dress flamboyantly. They believe it helps to catch that goddess’s attention. Their fashion budget: Generous! They are the second most highest spending sector for clothing in the Queendom.

The Arts Sector

Women in this sector believe that to look good is better than to feel good. They believe that every huwoman body is a work of art and clothing should reflect that. They are quick to critique a woman who goes out on the streets looking less than her best, though they are very accepting of an infinite variety of fashion styles. It is common in the Arts sector for women to dress their pets when they take them in public so that their outfits match. And accessories! The women of the Arts sector have the fanciest parasols, fans, jewelry, bags, hair bangles and ribbons of all the other sectors put together. Their fashion budget: Arts Sector women spend extravagantly on clothing.

The Livestock Sector 

The women of the livestock sector hold either one or two jobs: to care for livestock, or to design/create clothing. It’s easy at a glance to see who does what. Those who care for animals are rarely seen out of comfortable and durable clothing, shirts and pants. They too, wear aprons, but they don’t see them as a fashion accessory, any covering to keep grime, hair, etc. off their clothes will do. Those that are responsible for the cloth and yarn that becomes clothing for the Queendom tend to emulate the Sector clothing that they are currently selling to, though they are very quick to lend out clothing to others in their industry for the sake of efficiency. Their fashion budget: on the small side. Clothing is either used until it is threadbare, or recycled. Their goods become their livelihood, so they try to economize on personal clothing expenditures.

Fun fact: the Livestock Sector houses the Museum of Fashion. It’s most treasured item is a once-colorful, now faded and tattered shawl that was said to have been worn by Mother Eve herself. In addition to articles of clothing that have been preserved throughout the centuries, there are tapestry of all eras that feature groups of women wearing what was fashionable at the time. 

The Soldier Sector

Soldiers love fitness and prefer clothing that lets them move without any interference. They prefer wearing leather and fur to cloth. An outfit is considered fashionable if it shows off their muscles and movements to their best advantage. Their armor is made of leather and reinforced with bone to protect them from spears, knives and, the women’s favorite weapon, daggers. They are the least likely to show up anywhere in a dress, their chief complaint is that it hides too much and is too difficult to fight in. Their fashion budget: moderate. It is a benefit for the Soldiers that the cost of leather and fur is low due to being supplied by slave labor. Harvesting fur and creating leather is no task for a woman!