Preparing for the unexpected

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I don’t know about you, but I know I’m in the throes of preparing for the final Fest of the season. Costumes are being packed, camping gear being checked, armour being repacked into a bag and the car surveyed with a bemused expression and much humming and hah-ing and sizing up of space is attempted.

Whilst this is going on, I thought it might be a good idea to briefly sum up some of my previous character kit posts and general self care for fests – just in case you didn’t have enough to think about!

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Ithronian Adventures #246 – The Tourney Fields of Boston

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What is a summer without a tourney? After the misadventure of the one at Falconberg Lady Judith Tirel hoped a visit to Boston in Meadhampstead would lighten her mood and provide her with some sport. But as the old saying goes “When adventurers gather in number, trouble follows”…

Thank you Peterborough for an enjoyable day out and a nice change to the standard format.

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Preparing for summer LARP – raising the roof

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Heading into the tail end of the fest season is possibly the worst time to be putting up a blog post about putting up tents, but bear with me. For those of you who know how to do this, bravo! Here’s a reminder of things you might want to take just in case. For those of you who don’t know how to do this, read on. For some the late summer is the only time they’re out at a fest, and as a first time camper erecting a tent can be an intimidating affair. But it doesn’t have to be.

Since I have covered things like packing food for fests and caring for your walking boots, I give you another staple of fest LARPing – the tent.

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Ithronian Adventures #245 – Under the thrall

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With the trouble in the Tisa Valley threatening to spill over, much of the miltia forces of the area in the border have been sent to stand guard over the border. In their absence strange things have gone under investigated, so adventurers are summoned in their stead. A spate of murders, missing persons, and a mystery leads Lady Judith down a dark path sprinkled liberally with blood.

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Ithronian Adventures #244 – Librarian Treasure

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Earl Crispin Falcon of Falconberg wishes to build a great city from the ruins of Old Kirk-Leigh. The efforts of the adventurers to date have secured much for the future of this city, including the Stone of Faith which shall one day form the heart of a great cathedral to the Seven in the city, but he wishes to create a great library as a centre of learning. And what is a library without its books?

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