I regard a “persona” to be simply an area of research, learning, and play…centered around building a person from a particular time and place. That person needs clothes, may have activities, and perhaps even a name!
Folks in the SCA tend to either develop one persona very deeply, or dabble in a few. I’m definitely a “dress up and dabble” type! Here’s a way to review all the personas that I’ve worked on. Click on any of the pictures or links to go to a summary page for each persona. That’s where you’ll find all the research notes, original post links, and images associated with each version of Greet.
1000AD Viking Age
1350AD Western Europe
1450-1530AD Flanders…this is where my name comes from!