Court Robes

Court robes are worn by the Chosen and the Wise at the court of the God Emperor. They are architectural constructions as much as costume, consisting of a skin woven from precious metals and stones hung over a framework of bones. These rough sketches give an indication of how they might appear.

Note the extreme height which is a result of the court ranga worn under them. Note also the sculptural integration of the crowns with the robes. The heraldic themes expressed in a crown is carried on in a band down the front of the robe.

The second sketch shows He-who-goes-before with his two lictors. Only the God Emperor is entitled to wear taller ranga.

Note the court staves. These not only allow the display of cyphers representing the powers of the Lord, but also act somewhat like ski poles to stabilize the Lord on his high ranga.

These court staves carry, as finials, the pomegranate and the lily, representing He-who-goes-before command of the two Ichorian legions that control the Canyon of the Three Gates. Each stave also bears the rayed sun-eye which matches the mask worn by He-who-goes-before and which indicates that they are the representative of the Great.

Note also the pomegranate that forms part of the crown.