Greetings one and all.
I was originally looking to contact the leader of a specific hall, whom I met at the Winter Solstice, to ascertain the rules on becoming a member.
However, thinking a little less selfishly, I thought I would see if a list of all Halls could be produced in this thread (or elsewhere if its more appropriate).
The Ask: I am hoping that the heads of each of the halls of Wintermark or a knowledgeable representative would perhaps consent to and provide a little
information on their hall. This could simply be a high level introduction (E.g. Name, Region, Rules, Members and General goals (no spoilers)) or a
more in-depth description covering the aforementioned points and whatever additional information you feel is pertinent.
The Reason: Being new to Empire and LARP in general, I spent the first part of the Winter Solstice very much wandering around trying to find my feet (no pun intended). Unfortunately I kept missing the Egragore and found it difficult to integrate with the many groups around the site as they all seemed to know what they were doing, where they were going and wasted no time in getting there. Plus unnecessary travel and gathering was hampered slightly by the not inconsiderable mud. I did finally find one of the Egragores who was extremely helpful with the overall gist of what was going on and when.
This was a great start but still my friend and I were alone amongst a sea of strangers. As a slightly reserved individual (IC and OOC) it took quite some time to integrate, time wasted in my opinion.
To that end, I thought a list of Halls would be useful to many “new players” and perhaps some old who were looking for a solid start or a change of scenery. At least it would give us an IC touch point once we have landed.
I would be happy to compile a solid list and keep it up to date once a few groups have responded.