- All Souls Ending
23 Mar 2018 - 20:00 - 25 Mar 2018 - 03:00
Horley Scout Camp (Wroxton)
- Vive La Résistance
8 Jun 2018 - 20:00 - 10 Jun 2018 - 02:00
Horley Scout Camp (Wroxton)
- Pride before the Fall
28 Sep 2018 - 19:00 - 30 Sep 2018 - 02:00
Horley Scout Camp (Wroxton)
- Falcon on the Wing
2 Nov 2018 - 20:00 - 4 Nov 2018 - 02:00
Horley Scout Camp (Wroxton)
“The Danari Chosen: All Souls Ending.
I see that, from the Dukes’ Isle of Fire, comes Souls’ Ending.
Nature stills, life stills, Death and Life themselves lose sway.
Flow tides of stillness, ebbing outward, at its heart power’s balance.
New Lord may rise but Chosen set the path of Fate.
In Elements lie danger and salvation.
Twisted hope and blessings’ curse.”
In public squares and taverns across the Known Lands, the Mystics and Lay-Worshipers of Wyrd-ren have been putting up posters reciting a prophecy, reportedly from the Oracle himself. Since the last time this happened was in the months preceding the appearance of the Walkers, there has been a great deal of interest amongst the powerful and the wise. It is rumored that the followers of Luthien and Ki-Rin are showing an especial concern and that each are paying good gold for any information on what this may mean, or for bold adventurers willing to join explorations to investigate leads.
Fueled by local gossips in the taverns, speculation about the prophecy has become a favorite pastime, not least because the Wyrd-Ren worshipers refuse to be drawn to make any comment other than the Oracle commanded that the warning he received in a dream be shared far and wide.
Busy going about your normal life as an adventurer, much of this has passed you by. You have also been distracted by increasingly disturbing and vivid dreams that have startled you awake, and even intruded on your day dreams, leaving behind vague impressions of rivers of light, scintillating gems dripping fire and of a dead rocky landscape soaring over choppy waters.
Possibly influenced by the debates on the prophecy, lack of sleep and the accompanying quantities of alcohol consumed in the taverns, you find that you are now hearing the words of the prophecy sounding in your sleep. Nearing exhaustion after days of this, at the end of the now familiar nightmare, a figure appears in your dream, as vivid as if he stood before you. White haired and white eyed, dressed in ornate armour and adorned with crystals.
“I am Go-Rin of the Danari, and I ask your help on behalf of myself and my sister. Wyrd-Dren has shown me that you are one of those who may be fated to answer this plea. I ask this knowing you will face great risk, but can only tell you now that doing this will be in your own interest, and we will also not prove ungrateful.If you will help, come to the Crossroads Tavern outside the village of Grimswell in Aurea, on the evening of the *First Spring moon, when it is at First Quarter. I and others will meet you there. Tell no-one you do not trust with your life, and your soul.
This is a High Combat Event, suitable for all levels of characters, including Epics and New characters.
Marshals : Rob Pearce and Clive Everest.
Wroxton Scout Camp has been booked on an Exclusive use for this event.
Word has spread across the Known Lands that there is an opportunity for newer, less well-known adventurers for a discrete endeavour in which a famed name or face would be inappropriate.
Those interested are to meet a knight of Celuvial by the name of Sir Scathelocke at the tavern known as Le Sanglier Bleu in the north-eastern reaches of the Aurean nation. He will provide more information on the work required as well as agreeing terms of payment for those to be employed.
Level: Low to mid only
Word has spread that the well-known mystic of Omaga, Lady Alexi of Morvania, has donned the red robes in reaction to a vicious strike against the people of her lands, who stand under her protection. She has put out a call to adventurers of the known lands to ask for those willing to stand with her and act on her behalf against those who would kill and enslave her people to stand with her and her own guard against the attackers.
OOC: A more detailed brief, and some personal invites/information will be forthcoming on and following Abi’s game in June, as they are set within the same area.
An event set in the Rivers of London universe (books by Ben Aaronovitch)
The event is a modern urban fantasy, with elements of supernatural horror, and a simple rules system, where players will regularly feel out of their depth. The emphasis is on role play, investigative skills, problem solving, teamwork, attention to detail, and information gathering and sharing. There will be some traditional LARP combat, but the tone of the event is such that non-com characters will still have plenty to do. NERF blasters will be used to simulate firearms. Firearms will play a very limited role in the game. Only trained firearms officers will be allowed to use them, and they will only be issued under specific circumstances.
We aim to recreate the feel of the first novel in the series, Rivers of London itself, where Peter has met Nightingale, but has not yet learned to use magic, but the timeline is current – all the events of the books up to and including The Furthest Station have already happened.
The writing team includes two published authors, R.A Smith [The Grenshall Manor Chronicles urban fantasy series], and Paul Grzegorzek [The Follow, Flare, But For the Grace of God, When Good Men Do Nothing, Subversive]; Lucie Elliott and Craig Slee of Aeon Horror LARP; and Lyn Morton and James Stevenson of Legion of Dreams.
All characters will be members of UK police forces who have experienced a supernatural event that resulted in them to recognising their own magical talent (i.e. the ability to sense Vestigia). All characters need to be suitable for inclusion as part of an investigation team. The team will consist primarily of sworn police officers, supported by a small number of civilian police personnel (scene of crime, computer forensics), with a limited opportunity to play non-police personnel as “associates” of the Folly.
Police officers will have a broad range of abilities useful across all aspects of the game. Civilian personnel will have a specific area of focus with limited cross over potential, whilst associates will be very focused with no cross over abilities.
Over a period of 8 weeks, people have been disappearing in the area around Banbury, Oxfordshire. The disappearances seem to be entirely random: an elderly man and his dog, a middle-aged woman out jogging, an young male Amazon delivery driver, a teenage girl on her way home from school, a newlywed couple and the driver of their horse drawn carriage, the sales assistant of a shop selling antiques and local memorabilia, a train driver …….and finally and most disturbingly, a group of over a dozen teenagers from a London school who vanished while doing their Duke of Edinburgh award at a scout camp in a village just outside Banbury.
Thames Valley Police have set up an incident room at the Scout Camp, and due to the odd circumstances of the many disappearances, have asked the Met for specialist assistance from their magical department, the Special Assessment Unit, [SAU] aka The Folly. As the regular officers are busy on an investigation of their own, a number of officers and civilian staff from around the UK with some previous experience working alongside Inspector Nightingale, Peter Grant, Dr Walid, and/or Sergeant Jaget Kumar, have been seconded to Thames Valley for the duration of the investigation. All those involved have shown themselves to have a rudimentary ability to sense Sestigia, but have had no formal training in Newtonian Magic as yet.
Refs: Lyn and James, with Martin as support if needed
A bespoke rules system is being created for this event by Matt and Alex of Legion of Dreams.
Catering will be available all weekend in the form of a ‘police canteen’, with set meal times plus drinks and snacks ad hoc, at a cost of £15 per head.
There will be some bunks available for players, but priority will be given to those with medical issues or travelling by public transport. Crew will be expected to camp, unless otherwise agreed (Head Ref will be camping!). The site we are using has two well heated buildings which we will be using, as well as a good (and heated) toilet and shower block right next to the car park and camping area.
The event will finish to all intents and purposes late on Saturday night, but there will be an IC ‘breakfast briefing’ to wrap things up for those who are interested (and can force themselves out of bed).