Earlier this year I wrote a little of Judith’s inspiration soup and showed the kit I had quickly pulled together. Months have passed and I have had a chance to develop the kit further; and I would like to share some of her garb with you, as she progresses from adventuring Esquire through to Lady Knight.
Sometimes when we are at LARP we want to keep our mundane items safely out of sight. Wallets, phones, keys – all our important possessions need to go somewhere. Whilst camping we can tidy things away into cubbyholes and bags, however we always need these things to hand on day sites.
In this bag tutorial I will show you how to add a hidden pocket that can be closed with a button (or substituted for a zip) to provide a secure place to stash your keys close at hand.
For more bag and kit tutorials and walk-throughs, check out my Tutorials page.
So, here we are again. In 2015 I introduced you to Brigit Wooller, the Crowan Priestess who would do more than I ever thought possible. Losing another character to Final Battle has been a wrench, but nowhere near as devastating as losing Rowan Tait-of-Amblevale back in 2013 given that this time I definitely felt to have a choice in the matter. Thanks again to the referee who gave her ending meaning, and who made her an utter bad-ass in the end. But this isn’t about Brigit. This is about my new character.
And so, in continuing the tradition, I write below the inspirations, aspirations and hopes for my new character Lady Judith Tirel of Prudha’s Ridge, Feudal Knight and noblewoman.
With the nights darkening, the leaves turning in hue and the mornings often shrouded in mist – I can safely say that autumn is here! A time for smooth hot chocolate with marshmallows, snuggly jumpers, pumpkin soup and atmospheric adventures! Perhaps, with luck, even night sites dusted with snow or sprinkled with stars …
I thoroughly enjoy adventuring in autumn and winter even though I am uncomfortable with the cold. So, as usual, I enclose below a collection of hits and tips for the new (and not so new) LARPers in the community to help you keep gaming during this slower colder period of the year.
Brigit has developed an interest in scholarly pursuits, and I decided that I should also invest in creating a scribal kit for myself that I can take with me to events. Sadly our system does not allow for much sitting around the camp pursuing scholarly arts (which isn’t a bad thing …) but it does mean that every time I take out my ink I risk a fight kicking off.
However, all complaints aside, I took a scribal kit with me to Springfest and the Leeds Invite and much fun was had. Taking inspiration from the kits and works of Ian the Green, Alexandre Saint Pierre and others in the SCA who share their beautiful works and teachings online; I made for myself a Fools and Heroes friendly kit which is not exactly period but will, in my opinion, still make some beautiful scribal works.
In this walk-through I will show you the contents of my kit, my scribal bag and photographs of the scroll I prepared to give to the Dragons of Cathay.
For more kit walk-throughs, go to Tutorials.