Good idea waiting to pick up apothecary - You can always nip to GOD ad add it mid-event if you find you need it.
But yeah, seems pretty straightforward. Nice touch with the Threeoaks, and I’ve no doubt you can turn that into a Lewd Joke if the situation requires it.
Have you Empired before? (Empored? Emp?.. I dunno)
If not, be sure to hit up the new player meetings before Time-In on Friday.
Normally I’d say ‘Have a goal in mind’, but if it is your 1st ever empire, It’s worth not overthinking it (Yeah i know, Larp messageboard Overthinking can’t be helped), and trying a bit of everything.
It’d be a decent Idea to have a chat with some Marchers before time-in aswell - Have a look for their Facebook group, or head over and offer to help put up some of their tents. There will be some traditions and usual things that the marchers do that might be interesting to you. I think their time-in meeting is called a ‘Muster’. Can be intresting to go, just to get an idea of what the leaders of the nation are on about and what sort of stuff is happening.
You’ll find that you have 0 idea whats going on politically (It’s complicated as), BUT you’ll be able to identify key people - Usually the ones who get up and speak, who might be able to help you further to get some fun stuff to do - They’ll also usually talk about the battle coming up and might even direct healers and such to a specific person.