First of all, I just wanted to say how exciting Empire looks! My wife and I have been wanting to come for a while, but have held off due to financial reasons and uncertainty about not knowing anyone as we join. Recently though, we have seen a lot of really welcoming posts on here and through YouTube and similar things, and it’s really given us the push to give it a go, maybe around the first event of next year.
A little about us! My name is Josh, I’m 26 and live in Rotherham with my wife, Sacha. We’ve both done a little larping before in the form of Leicester’s Synergy, though that is more sci-fi futuristic in nature, set in a night club.
Sacha is really interested in exploring Empire as a more rogue-like character, dual wielding and treasure hunting, with inspiration from characters like Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark and Assassin’s Creed’s usual main protagonists. She’s really anxious about going in as we don’t know anyone that does it, but I know that after we get to know people, she’ll enjoy herself more.
On the flip-side, whilst I am interested in the combat side of the event, I am more interested in learning and playing in a support capacity, building a character with a combination of medical and magical healing that could perform as a battlefield medic or run a small medical clinic in whichever nation we settle into. The main thing that makes me anxious is just making sure I’m doing things properly!
Leading into that, our interests are drawn by nations such as Wintermark, Dawn and Highgaurd, but to be completely honest, any nation that is friendly enough, with a group willing to help and support a couple of nervous noobs is a win for us whilst we’re getting a feel for the game.
Thanks again for being such an inviting community!
Josh and Sacha x