All plastic and/or modern sports equipment used by all participants on the field of combat must be covered in a manner to disguise the material in an attempt to display historical pre-17th Century accoutrements to the average passerby. This section and its subsections will take effect December 1, 2003.
The law goes on to exempt certain modern equipment needed by water bearers or that which is medically necessary for the participant.
Comments have begun to circulate on Internet lists suggesting that other kingdoms are considering similar laws, and many are watching to see how well or how poorly this new law will work in Atlantia. The West Kingdom, in particular, is said to have a vigorous ongoing discussion of this topic.