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To become a part of our Company is relatively easy. Upon joining, every member must choose a name that he/she would use in the 15th century. Choosing a name is the first important process each companion undergoes because it requires a certain cultural and historical knowledge about the today’s Slovene territory. Each member can of course receive help from other members.

The next task requires a lot more time and is undoubtedly more demanding. The new members are encouraged to make or otherwise acquire (following the Company’s standards) the minimal standard gear required for participation at the living history or other medieval events. Naturally, in obtaining this equipment we limit ourselves only to the materials available in the 15th century. Due to the social scheme the Company presents and re-enacts we allow minor fashion diversity but we do strictly avoid courtly and extravagant fashion. The minimal equipment is:

Men: Women:
  • shirt (linen)
  • braies (linen)
  • stockings (wool, linen)
  • doublet (wool, linen)
  • hose (wool)
  • hat, hood
  • belt
  • shoes
  • chemise (linen)
  • stockings (wool, linen)
  • dress or kirtle (wool, linen)
  • headcloth (hood or kerchief)
  • belt
  • shoes

Of course, this is not the final stage in reconstruction and research. In fact, reconstruction is a never-finished process that develops in dialogue between the researcher and the source and its only limit is the strength of will of an individual to constantly improve and multiply his/her equipment Therefore, it is only fair to mention that such a hobby demands a lot of patience, time and money as well.

New members can still opt not to participate at the living history events (though we encourage them to) and make authentic gear of the late medieval period. Instead, they can become companions only because they are researchers of the Middle Ages and are simply fascinated by this diverse period of human history. Especially, since the Company, when making shared equipment, often needs additional research force. The ‘exploring’ members are thus expected to share their knowledge and dedication with the ‘re-enacting’ members and help the society achieve their aims, by collecting iconographic and scientific material and by writing papers on a certain medieval topic.