[quote=“Welshy”]Hi Isca, thanks for your reply.
I am working my way through all the lore and back story, but hadn’t read that yet…
So in game, if I became a briar, at a later date, people would ostracise me? What would the IC effect be, if I can ask?
And I would love to join the FB group, but believe it or not, I don’t have facebook!
EDIT: Isca, are you Navarr?[/quote]
Yep, Navarr. We have a reputation for having more of a problem with Briars than many other nations, because they look contaminated with horrible Vallorn.
People are usually really bad at discriminating against characters based on IC attributes. Most of Navarr would either be mostly fine with you, or you’d get a bit of friendly teasing. There’s a few people who will go to the other end of the scale and refuse to talk to Briars, or loudly go on about how awful Briars are in your hearing, or similar. There are some but relatively few in between, who will still talk to you whilst remembering that they really don’t like being around you. There are a few Stridings who would throw you out if you became a Briar, but you would definitely still be able to find a group to be part of.
Ostracising other characters isn’t much fun - it’s far more interesting to talk to them, or possibly have screaming rows, rather than ignoring them.
My character would probably end up making friends with you if it turned out you were a Briar. She loudly tells everyone that the only reason she is friends with so many Briars is because it is her duty to keep a watchful eye on what they get up to. Other people suspect her of being an undercover Briar herself, which is why she enjoys the company of Briars. But if you said that to her face, she’d shout at you a lot.
Being a Briar isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for your first time at larp, but the people who play them seem to enjoy the in-character conflict it creates.
There’s a lot on the wiki. Don’t worry about having to memorise it all. It is your character’s first time at Anvil too, everything is very confusing for them, and it is absolutely fine to ask questions in-character. The best thing you can do at first is wander around asking ‘What’s going on?’ and ‘Can I help?’.