It is time to do something to celebrate the new changes in my life and this new endeavour, as such I think its time to get right back to basics.
I am a larper, that is a hobby that has had a huge effect on my life, I have met many friends, and even my wife. So, when it came to deciding what to do about an event to launch this new beginning there was only one thing to do: hire a castle, and restart a campaign.
Many years ago, when I was a young wippersnapper I started to run 12th century murder mysteries, but with a twist:
"The year is 1144, Matilda of Boulogne has returned to Normandy and King Stephen has been acclaimed King by the Barons. All is at last peaceful in our green country, and yet trouble seems to have hovered over our troubled land. The nobility seem not to feel it, but the cross is heavy on us who have forsaken the world. We see trouble in the deep woods, more than the habitual bandits who gather there and murder travellers in these dark times, more even than the troublesome soldiers who have been left without work and cause mischief amongst the surfs.
There is talk of children disappearing, of dark rites being taken in the deep forest.
Old things creep from forgotten places, things that where once remembered and seek remembrance again.
The monastic orders however must stand silent, we must hear not the cries of the peasantry for the flock is not our concern, and we do not partake of the world anymore. However, others do and I have given over the last of my life to noting the names and the deeds of those who would otherwise be forgotten. Some are not Christian, others renegades, but all have given their oath to investigate this darkness. It saddens me that we cannot sing their praises, give song to their valour but many of these walk outside of God and the church must keep its involvement secret."
So why larp? Have a look here
You may find that it has more for you than you realise!
Where? Our end game is to hire St. Briavels castle a beautiful castle on the edge of Wales.
When? The 29th September to the 01st October 2017
We have a huge amount of kit and equipment to lend everyone and there really is nothing stopping you coming along to wander the halls of a Norman edifice and enjoy a whodunnit with food and a banquet.
Costs (including food, comfortable beds, a banquet on the Saturday night and all the amenities the YHA have to offer):
£60 Before September 2016
£70 Before March 2017
£80 Before the event itself
£90 on the gate
Payment can be made through the store: Ticket
or Paypal: [email protected]
Booking details here: Booking
Once you have purchased a ticket, we will send you a 10% discount so you can grab kit ready for the event!