Bumps, bruises and bites – tending your own hurts at fests

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I like to travel prepared for going larping (as you have probably gathered over the past year of updates) and usually carry a small first aid kit (or two depending on the circumstances) to larger events. As a member of the volunteer first aiders I will tend to the hurts and ouchies that come my way – however you should speak to some of my closer friends about my treatment of their self-inflicted hangover. Buckets of water might have been threatened …

I prefer to look after myself unless I have no option, so most of the times I will raid my personal first aid kit to tend to cuts, bumps, bruises, bites and blisters before taking my ouchies to a first aider for a second opinion. With the larger events upcoming and people taking to the field for their summer of fun, I thought I might offer my thoughts on what most people should have amongst their ooc gear in their tents so that they can tend to the smaller bumps and hurts themselves.

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Over the hills and far away – travelling and camping at a fest

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Fest season is in full swing as we reach the heights of summer, but it never hurts to make preparations for each time you head out into the hills and leave this land for a long weekend or a significant number of days. Whilst some sites have bunk houses, most require you to sleep in a tent – and camping requires kit!

I am not a graceful camper – my OH will attest to this – but having camped at each fest since I began attending the large Fools and Heroes events I would like to think I have developed some amount of resilience. I am a grumpy camper, I do not find climbing out of a warm sleeping bag into the cold amusing, and dashing through the rain to the toilet block is not one of my fonder memories of events. However, camping can help leave the “real” world behind.

So, as I cast my own mind forward to the next event and consider whether it is time to replace our tent, I thought I would share some of my views on preparing to go larping in the wilds (or not so wild wilds).

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Ithronian Adventures #138 – Blackest Heart

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The northern city of Barra, home once to a great and mighty cathedral, has been betrayed. It’s Earl has turned her back on the Gods and the streets of the city have been stained with the blood of the faithful. Unwilling to let this stand adventurers from across the country have joined the militia muster at Braeloch to plan their offensive.

The plan? Take back Barra. At whatever cost.

Thank you Glasgow for another great pair of missions. Even though the sun didn’t always shine, the day was not spoilt for it. If you were here and have been misnamed (or missed completely) please comment below or contact Space-wolf at wolfish [dot] written [dot] author [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Ithronian Adventures #137 – Victory in Llaminusia

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The land across the sea lingers yet in shadow, but the final offensive has been planned to take back the fortress from Konnish hands. A group of adventurers led by General Garrison are to strike out at the treacherous Jarl who had sided with the Konn. But victory is not certain.

And there is danger closer to home.

Thank you Tees Valley for a great day out in the sunshine and for welcoming us to the final episode of the Llaminusian saga. If you were at this day site and have been mis-named (or missed out altogether) please comment below or write to wolfish [dot] written [dot] author [at] gmail [dot] com

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Ithronian Adventures #136 – Under the Amnorian sun

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The people of Northern Eborshire are beset by the presence of the Primate of Krygan and his church spreading their corrupting ways amidst the green and pleasant land. Sir Crispin Falcon sought the aid of the adventuring community against the foe and many answered his call. But all was not as it seemed and their adventures took them abroad to Amnor with its sun, foreign food and vampires.

Thank you to the refs and dedicated crew of Leedsfest for the weekend of fun and scary plot, character interactions and mad cap romps through a “foreign” country. As one player said it was nice to have a “holiday in the sun” for a change.

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