So E4 is going to be my first Larp (fingers crossed) I have organised to come as my friend’s Bachelor event. (He’s an avid DM, roleplayer, and all round fantasy nut) We’ve wanted to get into LARP for the longest time, so this seemed the perfect way to start.
I thought I would run my plan for our characters ect here, so that I don’t make any faux pas or step on any toes. So my plan is to have a weekend themed around his character proving himself as worthy IC. This would be done through IC tests of strength, charisma, dexterity ect. (planning on keeping the themes close to what he would be familiar with). He could spend the weekend completing these quests as a way to drive his character and ease into the LARP scene!
As for character backstories, I was thinking that we would play a pair of Forest Knights who have travelled from a distant land to Anvil. (Naming them “the Blades of the Wood” or some such). They fight in pairs, and focus on training combat in a fluid, dance like style (think WoT sword forms) to honour the forest. Each pair are sworn in within a grove of trees, and their unit would be named for the trees found in that grove. His knights quest would be to prove himself, and mine would be acting as his confident, battle brother, and advisor. A big part of their tradition is song and story, so we would be trying to include a lot of roleplay to that extent too. I thought that given the Forest theme, tree motifs, and dance like combat training, Navarr might be the right nation to sign to. Does this BG break any conventions or rules?
As for his challenges, I was wondering how hard it would be to get other players help. It would be incredible to march him around the event, and request challenges from other characters, as part of his proving. Something Like: "My Lord, May I introduce sir who has travelled from a world away to prove himself. I have heard it said that the Dawnish of Anvil are second to none in tales of heroism. Are there any here who can provide a test of Skill for the good sir ?" I thought if I could get one challenge from each Nation it would be a really cool experience for him, and a great introduction to LARP for the both of us!
Any advice or help you could give would be greatly appreciated, and I look forward to seeing you all in september!