Past LARP List



DateLARP TitleGM(s)

5th January 2003Glass BanditsDan
25th January 2003Where Have All The Dreamers Gone?Jen
8th February 2003Bound to the EastXan
22nd February 2003The Black WidowJen
8th March 2003Dem BonesNatalie & Laura
3rd May 2003Looking for LucianoXan
10th May 2003Journey to the Burned Realm (Campaign 1, Part 1)Natalie & Dan
17th May 2003Binding the LightBen
24th May 2003The Black Wind (Campaign 1, Part 2)Natalie & Laura
1st June 2003MahogadonJames W
7th June 2003Saving the Great River (Campaign 1, Part 3)Natalie
21st June 2003The Palace at Three Rivers (Campaign 1, Part 4)Natalie & Laura
2nd August 2003Mahogadon II: EvolutionXan

18th October 2003Run Rabbit RunNatalie
?? ???? 2003Partridge EscortNatalie
?? November 2003WaterfireBen
29th November 2003After Party EmergencyRich
24th January 2004Hunting JacquesNatalie
7th February 2004The Chain-SnakeJames W
21st February 2004Troglodyte MissionariesNatalie
6th March 2004Returning WaterfireBen
20th March 2004InnocenceChris N
16th-18th April 2004Pirates of the Breathing Isle - photosNatalie & Steve J
1st May 2004SteelsilkHelen W & Steve J
8th May 2004The Sentinel (Campaign 2, Part 1)Rich
15th May 2004Recovering the DefectorNatalie & Chris N
22nd May 2004D'Edibri KidnapHelen W
29th May 2004The Sword of Drant (Campaign 2, Part 2)Rich
5th June 2004Ashen MemorialJoff
12th June 2004Waking Nightmares (Campaign 2, Part 3) - photosRich
19th June 2004Splintered Personality (Campaign 2, Part 4) - photosRich
3rd July 2004Search & Destroy - storySteve J & Ellie
11th July 2004The Adventures of Bobbin SnoodJen
24th July 2004Love BurnsXan
14th August 2004Saving Private KitDan
28th August 2004The Kind ManJen
4th September 2004Blessed Are The CheesemakersHanbury & Laura
11th September 2004Disciples of DarknessXan
25th September 2004Dragonfire & Deep Water - diaryBen

9th October 2004BookbindersJoe W
23rd October 2004The Hunt for Radjic TobarrJoff & Helen W
6th November 2004Bounty for the GuyVicky & James W
20th November 2004Four Legs Good - plot (.rtf)James W
27th November 2004The Spider & The Fly - photosJoe W & Ellie
4th December 2004It Came From The Forest!Rich
18th December 2004It Came From The Forest II: Data Capture - plot (.rtf)Helen W & Xan
16th January 2005Red Over White - plot (.rtf)Laura & Xan
22nd January 2005The Mysterious City of Gold - photosJoe W & Ellie
29th January 2005Heads & Minds (Campaign 3, Part 1) - photosRich
5th February 2005Troggle Death CultJoff & James W
12th February 2005Life is Cheap (Campaign 3, Part 2) - photosRich
19th February 2005Mad Dogs & Vitriarchs - photos - plot edit (.rtf)Xan
26th February 2005If I Had A Hammer (Campaign 3, Part 3) - photosRich
5th March 2005Pocketful Of PosiesJoe W & Ellie
12th March 2005Hammering the Snake (Campaign 3, Part 4)Rich
26th March 2005The Hunt for Shenya CristoforiJulian & Helen W
9th April 2005Trollberries - photosRich
16th April 2005Prince of WintersJulian
24th April 2005Patriot ChainsJoff & Helen W
30th April 2005Escape From The Red Gryphon (Campaign 3, Part 5)Rich
6th May 2005White City Banquet - photosRich
7th May 2005The Horse Whisperers - photosJoe W
14th May 2005Forging Kit Fisable (Campaign 3, Part 6a) - photosRich
14th May 2005Uniting The Tribes (Campaign 3, Part 6b)Rich
14th May 2005Hope From The North (Campaign 3, Part 6c) - photosRich
21st May 2005Pirates of the Southern SeasLaura
28th May 2005Avalanche Delivery (Campaign 3, Part 7)Rich
4th June 2005The Cruel Tutelage of Liu-Ne - photosJoff
11th June 2005The Battle For The White City (Campaign 3, Part 8) - photos - filkRich
18th June 2005Death & The Maiden - photos - filkJulian
25th June 2005Hunt The Gryphon - photos - plot (.rtf)Xan
9th July 2005HousekeepingHelen W & Joff
16th July 2005Logan's RunnersJoe W
23rd July 2005Glass & Green - photosDom, Helen W & Lucy
13th August 2005Everybody Dies! - plot (.rtf)James W & Vicky
13th August 2005Raindrops & Roses - photos - story - invite (.rtf)Chris N, Helen W & Joe R
27th August 2005Tournament TrophiesJoff & Joe W
10th September 2005The Blind Leading The BlindRich
17th September 2005Lands of the Dying SunJulian
24th September 2005Vengeance Is Whose?Joe W
1st October 2005The Name Of The RoseMatt H

8th October 2005Best Served Cold (Part 1)Julian
15th October 2005Gilliano Dreaming (Campaign 4, Part 1) - photosJoff
22nd October 2005Bill & The Bodach - story - plotJames W
29th October 2005I Dream of Vengeance (Campaign 4, Part 2) - photosJoff
5th November 2005Best Served Cold (Part 2)Julian
12th November 2005Infinite Dreams (Part 1) (Campaign 4, Part 3) - songJoff
19th November 2005Apocalypse Miaow - photosDom
26th November 2005Infinite Dreams (Part 2) (Campaign 4, Part 4) - photosJoff
3rd December 2005Bill, The Bodach & The Broken Guard - plotJames W
10th December 2005Salvage Rites - photosJoe W
17th December 2005Engagement PartyJoff
7th January 2006Many Mansions - plot (.doc)Helen W
14th January 2006War in the Greenwood - photos - story - story - storyMatt H
21st January 2006Cult Activity (Campaign 5, Part 1)Julian
28th January 2006Peak Performance - photosJoe W
4th February 2006Night of the Long Knives (Campaign 5, Part 2)Julian
11th February 2006Intimations of Mortality - photos - pamphletPeter M
18th February 2006The Light Corrupt (Campaign 5, Part 3)Julian
25th February 2006Reflections of RuinsVicky & Matt H
4th March 2006Comes the Night (Campaign 5, Part 4)Julian
11th March 2006Blades & Feathers (Campaign 6 Pt. 1) - photos - plot (.rtf) - posterHelen W & Chris N
18th March 2006Season of Shards (Campaign 7, Part 1) - photosMatt H & James W
25th March 2006Fire & Ice (Campaign 7, Part 2) - photos - plot - drawingMatt H & James W
1st April 2006The Horror In The Garden (Campaign 7, Part 3) - Ash party plot - photosMatt H & James W
10th April 2006Grey Ford AnniversaryHelen W
15th April 2006Blood In The Streets (Campaign 6, Part 2) - photosChris N & Helen W
22nd April 2006Milamber's Down (Campaign 6, Part 3) - plot (.rtf) - photosChris N & Helen W
29th April 2006Marriage PartyVicky & Ellie
6th May 2006Crossroads Burning - photosMatt H & James F
13th May 2006No, Nay, Never - photosJoe W & Andrew C
20th May 2006By Any Other NameEllie & Jessie
27th May 2006Toquell's Lesser HouseRich & Peter
3rd June 2006Things of Glass, Darcly - plot (.rtf) - photosAndrew C & Vicky
10th June 2006Picture If You Will - photosAndrea & ???
17th June 2006Among the Sands - photosDom & James W
24th June 2006Remembrance Day
15th July 2006The Secret of InnocenceJames W & James F
29th July 2006Fair GameJoff & Emma
5th August 2006Heart of GlassVicky & Ellie
12th August 2006Save the ChildrenRich
2nd September 2006Crystal CastleJames W & Joe W
16th September 2006Chasing LemuelRich & Helen W
16th September 2006 (evening)The AmbassadorsMatt H, Vicky, James F
23rd September 2006The Precious OneMatt H & Matt R
30th September 2006Blessed Are The Broken - plot (.rtf)Laura & Xan
7th October 2006Gold Rush! - AKA Talk is Cheap - photosJulian & Jen

14th October 2006The Bird Charmers (Campaign 8, Part 1)Vicky & Tom
21st October 2006Days of Wine and RosesMatt H & Peter
28th October 2006Glass Guardians (Campaign 8, Part 2)Vicky & Matt H
4th November 2006The Order of the RoseJoff & Matt H
11th November 2006Roses are Red (Campaign 8, Part 3)Vicky & Fed
18th November 2006Unlikely HeroesJen & Rich
25th November 2006Faith and the Fallen (Campaign 8, Part 4)Vicky & Andrew C
2nd December 2006Don't Shoot the Messengers - plot (.rtf)Xan & Laura
9th December 2006Adi in the Park of DarknessJames F & Joe W
16th December 2006In the Bleak Midwinter
13th January 2007Concerning TrogsEllie & Tony
20th January 2007The Heart of the MountainJulian
27th January 2007Walking on GlassTony & Jessie
3rd February 2007Secrets and LiesAndrew C & Matt H
10th February 2007Flame EternalMatt H & Fed
17th February 2007Splintered ShellJoff & Jessie
24th February 2007Rise AgainJames W
3rd March 2007The World as Will and DreamPeter M & Ellie
10th March 2007A Link to the PastJessie & Tom
17th March 2007Flame NoireVicky & Matt H
31st March 2007Desert CaravanTony & Gareth
21st April 2007The Importance of PortentsJoe & Ellie
28th April 2007The Miracle MenMatt & Vicky
5th May 2007Sun Under the GroundFed & Ellie
12th May 2007Unfinished BusinessMatt & Andrew C
19th May 2007Sands of the Golden DawnJames & Tony
26th May 2007Shadow GalleryXan & Laura
2nd June 2007Fading LightMatt & Ellie
9th June 2007A Crown of ChainsJoe W & Peter
16th June 2007The Master and SelenaMatt & Andrew C
23th June 2007Smoke and MirrorsAndrew C & Peter
30th June 2007The Winds of ChangeVicky & Matt
6th-8th July 2007Even Death May DieLaura & Matt
28th July 2007Clear and Absent DangerJoff & Ellie
22nd September 2007Bridal GiftAndrew C & Joe
29th September 2007I Can't Believe They're Not TrollberriesJames W & Tony
6th October 2007Song of the SouthMatt & Vicky

13th October 2007Into the Leoni's DenAndrea
20th October 2007Reflections of MortalityPeter & Andrew C
27th October 2007Rising DeepVicky & Matt
3rd November 2007Enter Stage LeftHelen & Tom
10th November 2007North is NorthFed & Jessie
10th November 2007For a Muse of FireVicky & Peter
17th November 2007The Ties that BindTony & Joe
24th November 2007The Chains that BindPeter & Dominic
1st December 2007Do Undead Dream of Reanimated SheepJoe & Matt H
8th December 2007Things to do in the Burned Realm when you're DeadJessie & Tom
12th January 2008Whispers in the WindPeter & Chaos
19th January 2008The Road Not TakenVicky & Andrew C
26th January 2008Full Metal Tunic Joff & Joe W
2nd February 2008Dark HarvestVicky & Dominic
9th February 2008Gang WarDominic & Fed
16th February 2008Dulce et Decorum EstPeter & Ellie
23rd February 2008Birthday GreetingsJames W & Rob W
1st March 2008Operation Certain DeathVicky & Peter
8th March 2008Last OrdersMatt & Helen
15th March 2008The Golden RoadFed & Joe
5th April 2008Morituri te SalutantDominic & Ellie
12th April 2008Man of Chains, Man of ActionJames W & Joe
19th April 2008A Hero's RestJoe W & Ellie
26th April 2008Daughters of MenVicky & Tom
3rd May 2008Gang War IIDominic & James F
10th May 2008Let Sleeping Sleepers LieAndrew C & Ellie
17th May 2008The Serpent and the RainbowMatt H & Vicky
24th May 2008FMT II: The Quiet BarbarianJoff & Joe
31st May 2008Looking for Family, Searching for TribeJames W & Ellie
14th June 2008Oliviero & ILaura & Dom
21st June 2008Ashes to AshesMatt H
28th June 2008For Science!Joe W
5th July 2008The Curse of Trog IslandDom
11th - 13th July 2008A Green Thought In A Green ShadeHelen and Peter
16th August 2008Once upon a Time in the EastVicky and Matt
23rd August 2008How does your Garden Grow?Ellie and Andrew C
13th September 2008When Lightning Strikes?Dominic
27th September 2008In The Shadow Of The MountainsJames W
4th October 2008Sand and StormFed
11th October 2008Rats Live on No Evil StarLaura

18th October 2008Eastwards DreamingDominic
25th October 2008Adventuring in the EastRob
1st November 2008Breaking and EnteringJoe W
8th November 2008Low Tolerance Fed and Jessie
15th November 2008Worms and the WitchVicky
22nd November 2008Folorn HopeDominic
29th November 2008In the Shadow of the SunEllie
6th December 2008Go West!Gareth
20th December 2008From the FlamesRob C
17th January 2009On the RocksJoe W
24th January 2009The Mirror and the MoonJames W
31st January 2009Carnival of CarnageTrevor
7th February 2009Dominic and the DragonRob C
14th February 2009Rocks FallJoe W
21st February 2009Dark DreamsBen A
28th February 2009Swords and CauldronsFed
7th March 2009Blue BandanaVicky
14th March 2009The Thousand Mile HeistMatt H
21st March 2009The RingmasterTrevor
28th March 2009All Covered in BeesJames G
4th April 2009Rock and RoleplayChaos
25th April 2009A Night at the OperaVicky
2nd May 2009Drive Back the DarkBen
9th May 2009Rebound in the DarknessRob
16th May 2009Dark Carnival Part 3: The RiddleboxTrevor
23rd May 2009The End of the LineJoe
30th May 2009Raising the SaintVicky
13th June 2009Games of the GodsRob C
20th June 2009To Catch a ThiefPeter
27th June 2009The Abbey of Broken DreamsJames W
4th July 2009Blood Jewels of the Underfolk!Joe W
11th July 2009Catch a Falling StarJames G & I
18th July 2009A Tangled WebJames G
1st August 2009When the Storm strikes the SandsChaos
7th - 9th August 2009Diplomats and DragonsVicky and Rob
19th September 2009Flamin' HeckFed
3rd October 2009Homeward BoundWritten by Matt, GM'd by Vicky
10th October 2009"Truth, Justice, Reasonably priced Love and a hardboiled egg"Rob C

17th October 2009Path of ProsperityJoe W
31st October 2009The Life of the PartyJames I
7th November 2009Monday, Bloody MondayVicky
14th November 2009Dark Carnival Part IV: The Great MilenkoTrevor
21st November 2009SandcastlesJoe W
28th November 2009To Arise AgainChaos/X
5th December 2009Anderson's Grim TaskPeter
12th December 2009Queen of ChaosMatt & Ellie
19th December 2009The Horror of HelveticaTrevor
23rd January 2010Rebels in the East" Part 1: "On the field of Battle"Rob & Fed
30th January 2010All Along the WatchtowerVicky
6th February 2010Rebels in the East 2: Freedom PoliticsFed and Rob
13th February 2010Fire under the HillEllie
13th February 2010Rebels in the East 2.5: War CouncilJames I
20th February 2010Rebels in the East 3: Whispers of MortalityFed and Rob
27th February 2010The Fountain of Eternal YouthJulian
6th March 2010Rebels in the East 4: The King who Waits No MoreFed and Rob
13th March 2010Dark Carnival V: The Amazing Jackal BrothersTrevor
20th March 2010Don't you Open that TrapdoorEllie
27th March 2010Dark Carnival VI: The WraithTrevor
10th April 2010A Series of Ornithological EventsOliver
17th April 2010King of LightsJulian
24th April 2010Taking the Low RoadJoe W
1st May 2010Dungeon CrawlRob C
8th May 2010Reliance BrewChaos & Dave Ha
15th May 2010The King in PurpleMatt & Ellie
22nd May 2010Quest for the Silver HideJulian
30th May 2010All Quiet On The Western Front Rich G
12th June 2010Back to RealityVicky
19th June 2010The UnderstudiesJoe W
26th June 2010A Name BesmirchedOliver
17th July 2010Blowing on the WindVicky
8th August 2010The Gathering StormPeter
27th-29th August 2010Shattered DreamsJames I & Rob
4th September 2010Magellen's Marvelous Menagerie James G
18th September 2010Night of the Buzzing DeadOliver
25th September 2010An End to DeathJoe W



Important Notes

The below information is strictly Out of Character and relatively little of it will be publicly known, except (in most cases) by the characters involved. Please do not assume that, just because it's written here, your character might know about it. Also, much of the below information has been written from memory, some of it over a year and a half after the original events mentioned, so there are likely to be any number of errors and omissions.
If you can help correct any mistakes or fill in any gaps, then please email the webmaster to let us know.




Glass Bandits

Run by Dan on 5th January 2003 (a Sunday in the Xmas vacation)
Players: Anna De Almedia (Natalie), Julia van der Meer (Laura), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan), The Ashen Scholar (Jen)
Mission Brief: The De Almedia merchant caravans to the Port of Glass are being attacked by bandits. The Family sends two of its junior members, one of their bodyguards and a member of the Velasquez Family who owes them a favour to put a stop to the attacks.
Adventure Summary




Where Have All The Dreamers Gone?

Run by Jen on 25th January 2003 (Saturday 0th week, Hilary term)
Players: unknown
Mission Brief: The Earl de Borres is afflicted by a strange sleeping sickness, and some adventurers are hired to seek out the cause and find a cure.
Adventure Summary




Bound to the East

Run by Xan on 8th February 2003 (Saturday 3rd week, Hilary term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Fitz (Neil), Julia van der Meer (Laura), The Ashen Scholar (Jen)
Mission Brief: Oliviero Cristofori hires some adventurers to take a small package East to the City of Crossroads. Fitz is given a message to deliver by the Low Guard while he's there.
Adventure Summary




The Black Widow

Run by Jen on 22nd February 2003 (Saturday 5th week, Hilary term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Claret (Frances), Julia van der Meer (Laura), Duke Renaldo De Mallarde (Arthur), Sir Robert Cristofori of the Shining Order (Paul)
Mission Brief: The Exalted Church of the Light, the Temple of Ashes, the Port of Glass Embassy and the White City's shrine to the Old Powers all ask some of their affiliates to investigate the pious settlement of Dragontown, as they have all recently lost contact with their associates there.
Adventure Summary




Dem Bones

Run by Natalie & Laura on 8th March 2003 (Saturday 7th week, Hilary term)
Players: Claret (Frances), Sir Robert Cristofori of the Shining Order (Paul), Sirius (Rich), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: The Temple of Ashes finds out that a necromancer is attempting to get hold of the bones of the First Returned - the first people to come back from the Burned Realm - and sends a party of adventurers to try and get there first and retrieve them before the necromancer's minions can.
Adventure Summary




Looking for Luciano

Run by Xan on 3rd May 2003 (Saturday 1st week, Hilary term)
Players: Anna De Almedia (Natalie), ? (Callum), ? (Chris ?), ? (Steve ?)
Mission Brief: Luciano De Almedia and his bodyguard go missing, following which a ransom note is sent by a group of bandits from the Western Forest. The Duke and Duchess De Almedia offer a very generous reward for Luciano's recovery and the head of the bandit leader, so Anna De Almedia takes a tracker and a couple of High Guard soldiers and sets out to claim it.
Adventure Summary




Journey to the Burned Realm

Part one of the "Necromancer At Three Rivers" campaign.
Run by Natalie & Dan on 10th May 2003 (Saturday 2nd week, Trinity term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Sirius (Rich), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: People have started returning from the Burned Realm. The Temple of Ashes hires some adventurers to question them, find out why, then go to the Burned Realm and put a stop to it.
Adventure Summary




Binding the Light

Run by Ben on 17th May 2003 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
Players: Anna De Almedia (Natalie), Tanner (James W), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W), other(s) ?
Mission Brief: The White City has been disturbed by reports of a strange and growing darkness hanging over one of the great Battlefields to the East. Merchant caravans coming from the City of Crossroads have reported seeing a looming cloud upon the horizon, like a black mist that doesn't move in the wind. More worryingly, a pedlar has been heard in the taverns saying that the path to the small village of Imbar's Dyke has been swallowed up by the darkness. As these rumours spread, a quiet word is put out to the noble Families and reliable adventurers of the White City; a request from the Exalted Church of the Light for a powerful Blood sorcerer and some reliable associates for a confidential mission.
Adventure Summary




The Black Wind

Part two of the "Necromancer At Three Rivers" campaign.
Run by Natalie & Dan on 24th May 2003 (Saturday 4th week, Trinity term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Sirius (Rich), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: The necromancer at the Palace at Three Rivers has raised a great Black Wind, which is travelling across the land towards one of the Battlefields in the East and raising the dead wherever it passes. The party must outrun the wind and those it raises in order to ward the Battlefield with the consecrated ash given to them by the Temple of Ashes before the ancient armies of the Binding War can arise once more.
Adventure Summary



Mahogadon

Run by James W on 1st June 2003 (Sunday 6th week, Trinity term)
Players: Sir Gustav Oberon of the Shining Order (Hanbury), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: A vast forest has suddenly appeared in the lands to the East of the White City. Following rumours of treasure to be found at the woodland's heart, two adventurers go to investigate.
Adventure Summary




Saving the Great River

Part three of the "Necromancer At Three Rivers" campaign.
Run by Natalie on 7th June 2003 (Saturday 6th week, Trinity term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Sirius Panastra (Rich), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: The Great River that provides the White City's water supply is being poisoned. Rebecca De Courci commands some adventurers to travel North along the river's course, find out why and put a stop to it.
Adventure Summary




The Palace at Three Rivers

Part four of the "Necromancer At Three Rivers" campaign.
Run by Natalie & Laura on 21st June 2003 (Saturday 8th week, Trinity term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Sirius Panastra (Rich), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: The Temple of Ashes sends some adventurers to infiltrate the Palace at Three Rivers while the necromancer is away, in order to recover his wife and son and bring them back to the White City.
Adventure Summary




Mahogadon II: Evolution

Run by Xan on 2nd August 2003 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Fishknife (Arthur), Sir Gustav Oberon of the Shining Order (Hanbury), Julia van der Meer (Laura)
Mission Brief: The Cloistered Brethren of Chains and the College of the Thousand Arts hire some adventurers to travel East and bring them a chunk of heartwood from the now-dead Mahogadon, giving them a supply of alchemical blade-herbicide to help with their mission.
Adventure Summary


Oxford University academic year 2003-2004 begins.




Run Rabbit Run

Run by Natalie on 18th October 2003 (Saturday 1st week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Brick (Jen), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Ryn Coth (Ellie)
Mission Brief: An assassin attempts to assassinate Anna de Almedia and frame the Port of Glass. Anna is slowly dying of poison, so Captain Matteus and an entourage are sent to catch the assassin and persuade him to tell the Family what the antidote is.
Adventure Summary




Partridge Escort

Run by Natalie, date uncertain
This was an unofficial LARP occurring out of the usual schedule, on an occasion when several players and a GM happened to find themselves in the same place as a plot and a bunch of swords on a free weekend. Because it was not officially announced beforehand, no XP was given, no levels were made available, and the characters gained no tangible IC benefits. Nevertheless, the events occurring within this LARP are considered to be canon, and their repercussions on the lives of the characters concerned are considered to be as IC as those of any other LARP.
Players:
Kit Fisable (Helen W), Sebastian (Joff)
Mission Brief: Following the scandalous assassination attempt on Anna de Almedia, the ambassador from the Port of Glass to the White City is cleared of all responsibility, but - for tact's sake - must be returned to the Port. A pair of bored adventurers, one of whom has previously proved herself useful to the City by helping to track down the would-be assassin, are persuaded to act as an escort.
Adventure Summary




Waterfire

Run by Ben - date uncertain, either 1st November 2003 (Saturday 3rd week, Michaelmas term)
or 22nd November 2003 (Saturday 6th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), La Colpa (Caz), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Tibs (Joe W)
Mission Brief: The great Western Forest has always been a dangerous place, but the wise foresters and silk gatherers of the City of Silk knew its ways and its creatures and walked at least its outskirts in safety. Now they dare not enter save in large groups, for those that hunt alone do not return. Something has awoken in the depths of the Forest, the streams are running deeper and the calling of the frogs seems to carry hidden messages. Queen Marianna Mor, ruler of the City of Silk, is looking for scouts to search the Forest and find out what is going on.
Adventure Summary




After Party Emergency

Run by Rich on 29th November 2003 (Saturday 7th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: The morning after Rosie Cristofori's latest party, she discovers that a gang of guests has made off with her silverware. Captain Matteus, also a guest at the party, volunteers to track them down and recover it, taking along the criminal he currently has under probationary supervision to help.
Adventure Summary




Hunting Jacques

Run by Natalie on 24th January 2004 (Saturday 1st week, Hilary term)
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Sebastian (Joff), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: It is discovered that a scion of the De Almedia Family has been raised by bandits out in the woods, so a member of the Family and some adventurers are sent to fetch him home.
Adventure Summary




The Chain-Snake

Run by James W on 7th February 2004 (Saturday 3rd week, Hilary term)
Players: Corinna (Claire S), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Lacey (Chris N), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Sebastian (Joff)
Mission Brief: The village of Quaint, near the City of Crossroads, has stopped sending the consignments of armour that the High Guard need. Adventurers are sent to find out what has happened and ensure that the shipments start again.
Adventure Summary




Troglodyte Missionaries

Run by Natalie on 21st February 2004 (Saturday 5th week, Hilary term)
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Mistor De Almedia (Tristram), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Ryn Coth (Ellie), Serafine D'Artois (Laura)
Mission Brief: Serafine D'Artois recruits a group of priestesses and De Almedia nobles to visit the Tattered Hat tribe of troglodytes and convert them away from the worship of the Vitriarchs.
Adventure Summary




Returning Waterfire

Run by Ben on 6th March 2004 (Saturday 7th week, Hilary term)
Players: Antonio (Steve J), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Tibs (Joe W)
Mission Brief: The Waterfire is causing problems in the City of Silk. The White City sends a High Guard Captain, a Low Guard agent and some adventurers with previous experience of the Waterfire to collect it and bring it to the Cloistered Brethren of Chains so that it can be properly dealt with.
Adventure Summary




Innocence

Run by Chris N on 20th March 2004 (a Saturday in the Easter vacation)
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Brick (Jen), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan)
Mission Brief: The Dream sorcerer Alexis de Tariq hires a group of adventurers to go and map some of the Dreamlands on the far side of the Northern mountains and look for an unusual creature of which he's recently been dreaming.
Adventure Summary




Pirates of the Breathing Isle

Run by Natalie & Steve J on 16th-18th April 2004 (36-hour special event over the Easter vacation, from Friday evening to Sunday 0th week afternoon at Candleston campsite in South Wales)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by various people and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Jacques De Almedia (Chris N), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Sebastian (Joff), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: The De Almedia Family sends a mission to the Breathing Isle to negotiate trade contracts with the inhabitants. Rebecca De Courci insists that another noble Family is also represented on the venture.
Adventure Summary




Steelsilk

Run by Helen W & Steve J on 1st May 2004 (Saturday 1st week, Trinity term)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Sebastian (Joff)
Mission Brief: The De Almedia steelsilk trade with the City of Silk is suffering. Fal-Kar is sent, with an entourage, to find out why and to restore the regular flow of trade.
Adventure Summary




The Sentinel

Part one of the "Dreams & Nightmares" campaign.
Run by Rich on 8th May 2004 (Saturday 2nd week, Trinity term)
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Jacques De Almedia (Chris N), Ryn Coth (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Four adventurers receive a mysterious note asking them to seek out and destroy a camp of bandits as a test for an unknown potential employer.
Adventure Summary




Recovering the Defector

Run by Natalie & Chris N on 15th May 2004 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Mab (Emma ?), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: A defector from the Port of Glass military has found her way into the hands of the Bodach in the Garden Lands. The party are sent to find her and bring her back to the White City before the forces of the Port of Glass can retrieve her.
Adventure Summary




D'Edibri Kidnap

Run by Helen W on 22nd May 2004 (Saturday 4th week, Trinity term)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Brick (Jen), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Kevin (Smaff), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: Robert Ivanescu, a merchant from the City of Crossroads, hires a band of adventurers to kidnap Alissa D'Edibri, heiress of the D'Edibri Family of Crossroads nobility, under false pretenses.
Adventure Summary




The Sword of Drant

Part two of the "Dreams & Nightmares" campaign.
Run by Rich on 29th May 2004 (Saturday 5th week, Trinity term)
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Jacques De Almedia (Chris N), Ryn Coth (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Having proven themselves to their employer, a Dream sorcerer named Brucci, he sends the party North to find and recover the mystical Sword of Drant.
Adventure Summary: unknown.




Ashen Memorial

Run by Joff on 5th June 2004 (Saturday 6th week, Trinity term)
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Gideon Vassily (Twitch), Loric (Joe R), Marek - RIP (Martin), ? (Joe P)
Mission Brief: An Ash sorcerer from the City of Crossroads named Dreshush has stolen various papers and animated a statue, causing vast destruction and setting it free to roam the lands. As the statue rampages westwards past the White City, a group of adventurers is hired by the Temple of Ashes to stop Dreshush and his creation.
Adventure Summary




Waking Nightmares

Part three of the "Dreams & Nightmares" campaign.
Run by Rich on 12th June 2004 (Saturday 7th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Izzy and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Jacques De Almedia (Chris N), Ryn Coth (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Heading back to the White City, the party find a town beset by nightmarish spirits and attempt to save the town from this evil menace.
Adventure Summary




Splintered Personality

Part four of the "Dreams & Nightmares" campaign.
Run by Rich on 19th June 2004 (Saturday 8th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Izzy and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Jacques De Almedia (Chris N), Ryn Coth (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Returning to the White City, the party meet up with Brucci to give him the Sword of Drant. But he is sorely afflicted by Glass magic and they must enter his dreams to try and save him.
Adventure Summary




Search & Destroy

Run by Steve J & Ellie on 3rd July 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
There is an In-Character write-up of this adventure available here, written by Xan.
Players: Brynna Mortivelli (Helen W), Jzad (Caz), Loric (Joe R), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: Bandits based in the village of Four Elms are attacking Cristofori caravans, and the Family's own men are failing to stop them, so Duke Cristofori hires some adventurers to seek out and destroy the bandit group.
Adventure Summary




The Adventures of Bobbin Snood

Run by Jen on 11th July 2004 (a Sunday in the summer vacation)
Players: Agelmar Cristofori (Steve J), Althea (Rei), Sir Gustav Oberon of the Shining Order (Hanbury), Thalia (Laura)
Mission Brief: Agelmar Cristofori and an entourage are sent to help the Sheriff of Shottingham collect taxes on behalf of Lord Corioli, as the Sheriff is being hampered by the bandit Bobbin Snood and his men.
Adventure Summary


Rich succeeds Natalie as LARP Organiser.




Love Burns

Run by Xan on 24th July 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Agelmar Cristofori (Steve J), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Marcellus the Seer (Dan), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Thalia (Laura)
Mission Brief: The merchant Alfred Burns hires some adventurers to find out why he's stopped receiving regular letters from his daughter Emily, who lives in the small Garden Lands farming village of Golden Hills with her husband Simeon, a Priest and sorcerer of the Light.
Adventure Summary




Saving Private Kit

Run by Dan on 14th August 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Antonio (Steve J), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Jacques De Almedia - RIP (Chris N), Serafine D'Artois (Laura)
Mission Brief: Some adventurers put together a plan to rescue their friend Kit Fisable from the clutches of Lemuel D'Artois in the Port of Glass.
Adventure Summary




The Kind Man

Run by Jen on 28th August 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), ??? - the adventurer formerly known as "Tibs" (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Four adventurers wake up in a field late one afternoon, dressed only in their nightclothes.
Adventure Summary




Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

Run by Hanbury & Laura on 4th September 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Althea (Rei), Marcellus the Seer (Dan), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: Harding & Sons cheese merchants are suffering from a shortage of cheeses, as their caravans from the village of Urdale have stopped arriving. In need of cheese for his next party, Vincenzi recruits some random adventurers to go with him and restore the cheese supply.
Adventure Summary




Disciples of Darkness

Run by Xan on 11th September 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Mistor De Almedia (Tristram), Thalia (Laura)
Mission Brief: Banditry on the South Road between the White City and the Port of Glass is on the increase, caravans vanishing without trace along with their guards and passengers. The attacks seem to be centred around the area containing the small farming village of Golden Hills, once famed for its wine and olives and now the heart of a black canker upon the landscape. General Sanders of the High Guard sends a representative of the White City's noble Families, accompanied by two adventurers who have been to the area before and a diplomatic representative of the Port of Glass, to investigate and hopefully put a stop to the problems.
Adventure Summary




Dragonfire & Deep Water

Run by Ben on 25th September 2004 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
There is an In-Character diary covering the events of this adventure available here, written by Helen W.
Players: Kit Fisable (Helen W), Sirius Panastra (Rich), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: Having come into possession of the Waterfire, Toquell Velasquez seeks to persuade a dragon to sacrifice its fire so that he may then take the Waterfire to the deep ocean and destroy it. At least, that's what he's telling his brother and the adventurers he's hired...
Adventure Summary


Oxford University academic year 2004-2005 begins.


Bookbinders

Run by Joe W on 9th October 2004 (Saturday 0th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Agelmar Cristofori (Steve J), Arik Blackthorne (Julian), "Guy Cristofori" aka Shardface - RIP? (James W), Marcellus the Seer (Dan), Selena Curiana (Vicky)
Mission Brief: Brother Bertrand of the Cloistered Brethren of Chains hires Agelmar Cristofori to lead a group of adventurers to the City of Chains and recover an ancient book for him.
Adventure Summary




The Hunt for Radjic Tobarr

Run by Joff & Helen W on 23rd October 2004 (Saturday 2nd week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Alberto (Ben), Belor de Velland (Peter M), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Bandit activity between the White City and the Port of Glass has increased to the point where trade is becoming all-but-impossible. The De Courci Family hires some adventurers to clean out the bandits.
Adventure Summary




Bounty for the Guy

Run by Vicky & James W on 6th November 2004 (Saturday 4th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Brother Jara (Xan), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Shenya Cristofori (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Guy Cristofori was last seen fleeing into the City of Chains in service to the Bound Ones. The Family Cristofori hires some adventurers to help Shenya bring him back before he embarrasses them - alive if possible, dead if necessary.
Adventure Summary




Four Legs Good

Run by James W on 20th November 2004 (Saturday 6th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Artemis (Claire), Crow (Carla), Jared (Fergus), Ryn Coth (Ellie), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Winsel (Ben), Nameless (Olivia)
Mission Brief: The Low Guard sends a party of adventurers to investigate a spate of robberies in the area of a swamp to the southwest of the White City.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




The Spider & The Fly

Run by Ellie & Joe W on 27th November 2004 (Saturday 7th week, Michaelmas term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joe R and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Dante De Almedia (Chris V), Brother Jara (Xan), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Sebastian (Joff), Shenya Cristofori (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Nadia-Caterina De Almedia has had visions that the Spider-Queen of the Seven-Legs tribe in the Western Forest is having trouble and requires assistance. She hires a group of adventurers led by Dante De Almedia to find the tribe's territory, discover what's going on and help solve the tribe's problems.
Adventure Summary




It Came From The Forest!

Run by Rich on 4th December 2004 (Saturday 8th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Phillionel Curiana (James W), Winsel (Ben), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: The White City's inns and whorehouses seem full to the gills. Unsavoury types are flooding into the city for some unknown reason. A merchant hires some adventurers to find out why everyone is fleeing the lands to the North for the safety of the White City.
Adventure Summary




It Came From The Forest II: Data Capture

Run by Helen W & Xan on 18th December 2004 (a Saturday in the winter vacation)
Players: Alexis (Tristram), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Thalia (Laura), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: Two separate and rival faculties of the College of the Thousand Arts, the Faculty of the Arcane and the Faculty of the Western Forest, both wish to acquire a live specimen of one of the northern wolfmen. The Faculty of the Arcane has already sent out a retrieval team, so the Faculty of the Western Forest hires some adventurers to foil the rival team and to help their own guide and scholar gather data.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




Red Over White

Run by Laura & Xan on 16th January 2005 (Sunday 1st week, Hilary term)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Jared (Fergus), Reimus Velasquez - RIP (Julian), Ryn Coth (Ellie), Shenya Cristofori (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Vincenzi Velasquez hires a group of adventurers to travel to the village of Redbridge in the great Western Forest, a place where humans and Children of the Vine live in peace under the guidance of a powerful sorceress and priestess of the Lady of Blood and Wine named Belladonna. Redbridge is known for producing some exceptionally fine wines, but no word or wine has arrived from the village for two weeks and the last letter Vincenzi received from Belladonna has him worried...
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




The Mysterious City of Gold

Run by Ellie & Joe W on 22nd January 2005 (Saturday 1st week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Gideon Vassily (Twitch), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Sebastian (Joff), Selena Curiana (Vicky)
Mission Brief: The merchant Marlin Carstel has come into possession of a map that shows the location of a city of gold on one of the Breathing Isles in the southern seas, which he hires a group of adventurers to investigate. At least, he has half of the map - first the adventurers will have to retrieve the other half from the Port of Glass.
Adventure Summary




Heads & Minds

Part one of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich on 29th January 2005 (Saturday 2nd week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joff and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Dante De Almedia (Chris V), Jared - RIP (Fergus), Shenya Cristofori (Helen W)
Mission Brief: A worshipper of the Bound Ones named Wate is recruiting cultists in the southern reaches of the great Western Forest. The De Courci Family hires some adventurers to kill the cultists and bring back their heads for sorcerous interrogation.
Adventure Summary




Troggle Death Cult

Run by Joff & James W on 5th February 2005 (Saturday 3rd week, Hilary term)
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Cassio (Glyn), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Brother Jara (Xan), Phillippe de Navarro Velasquez (Gobion)
Mission Brief: A colony of troglodytes in the Western Forest is causing trouble, particularly since some of their number appear to be Ash sorcerers. The Temple of Ashes hires a group of adventurers to go and deal with them, bringing any non-Ordained Ash sorcerers back with them for conversion if possible.
Adventure Summary




Life is Cheap

Part two of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich on 12th February 2005 (Saturday 4th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Fergus and hosted by Chris N.
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: The word goes out through certain channels in the White City that somebody wants some people dead and is willing to pay very well for the deed. Five adventurers of dubious moral integrity come to the Rotting Badger Tavern to answer the call.
Adventure Summary




Mad Dogs & Vitriarchs
aka
Purging the Low Guard

Run by Xan & Joff on 19th February 2005 (Saturday 5th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joe R and Chris V, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Dante De Almedia (Chris V), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Quinn (Fergus), Phillionel Curiana - RIP (James W), Winsel (Ben), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: A small cell in the Low Guard has started learning Glass magic. Several factions within the White City, among them the Exalted Church of the Light, the Knights of the Shining Order, the High Guard and some factions of the Low Guard, are very concerned about this and send some of their members, along with some sympathetic hired adventurers, to find the cell's isolated base of operations and wipe it out.
Adventure Summary - Edited Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




If I Had A Hammer

Part three of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Chris N on 26th February 2005 (Saturday 6th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Fergus and Jen and hosted by Chris N.
Players: Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Sebastian (Joff), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Murmurs are going around the adventuring circles of the White City that information has come to light of a powerful artefact that could free the Bound Ones! Soon the High Guard and Gob ion the Cloistered Brethren of Chains will be forming a expedition to go and recover the artefact. Already various parties have left the White City in various directions to seek out this artefact, not knowing what it is or where it is. Various people are murmuring that if anybody was able to bring this thing back before the High Guard and the Cloistered Brethren got to it then they would be the toast of the City. It would be a powerful symbol of the fact the Bound Ones are going to stay bound, a massive reassurance to the City.
Everybody is rooting around for information on what this artefact is and where it might be. The more well informed adventurers may have heard that a Priest of the Bound Ones was apprehended out to the southwest of the White City and into the great Western Forest. Now if only somebody was to discover the information of what it was that was being looked for. One merchant, named Trab Bas, got a little more drunk in the Black Griffin than he intended and did go on about knowing what the artefact was. So rather than be mobbed or killed for the information he has put out word that he wants people to go and find the thing to bring it back to the White City and donate it to the authorities before people badger him so much that he has to give up work as a trader in the City.
Adventure Summary




Pocketful Of Posies

Run by Joe W & Ellie on 5th March 2005 (Saturday 7th week, Hilary term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: There is a sickness in the White City. At first it was but a minor concern, those seriously ill being easily treated by the City's sorcerers and healers; now the numbers of people affected have spiralled beyond control - those lucky another to be cured early on can only watch as those close to them sicken. Last night the pestilence claimed its first life and by sunrise over a hundred more were dead. In the marketplaces people talk of plague and eye each other warily for any symptoms. Faced with this disaster the College of the Thousand Arts has put out a call for adventurers to step forward and do their bit for the City...
Adventure Summary




Hammering the Snake

Part four of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Ellie on 12th March 2005 (Saturday 8th week, Hilary term)
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Toquell Velasquez and his Band of Merry Bastards steal the First Hammer from the College of the Thousand Arts and head East to hunt down the Chain-Snake.
Adventure Summary




The Hunt for Shenya Cristofori

Run by Julian & Helen W on 26th March 2005 (a Saturday in the Easter vacation)
Players: Shardface (James W), Sirius Panastra (Rich), ??? - the adventurer formerly known as "Tibs" (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Arik Blackthorne hires some adventurers to find and kill Shenya Cristofori for him.
Adventure Summary




Trollberries

Run by Rich on 9th April 2005 (a Saturday in the Easter vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W & Laura, hosted by Chris N.
Players: David Southpaw (Arthur), Federico Velasquez (Joff), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Stephano De Courci (Julian), Winsel (Ben)
Mission Brief: Five adventurers are drinking in a tavern in the village of Treamdip on the borders of the Great Forest when a breathless villager runs in to announce that it's trollberry season again - so they decide to try their luck.
Adventure Summary




Prince of Winters

Run by Julian & Joff on 16th April 2005 (a Saturday in the Easter vacation)
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), David Southpaw (Arthur), Kit Fisable (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Laodisia De Courci hires some adventurers to find her daughter Tithona, an explorer from the College of the Thousand Arts who has disappeared on a visit to the Whistful City.
Adventure Summary




Patriot Chains

Run by Joff & Helen W on 24th April 2005 (Sunday 1st week, Trinity term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Brother Jara (Xan), Julia van der Meer (Laura), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Agent Verrone of the Low Guard calls some adventurers to the Grassy Knoll tavern and tells them that a highly placed politician and merchant in the City of Crossroads has come into possession of the First Hammer and is preparing a ritual to free the Bound Ones. The adventurers are tasked with recovering the First Hammer at any cost, in order to save the world.
Adventure Summary




Escape From The Red Gryphon

Part five of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Joe W on 30th April 2005 (Saturday 1st week, Trinity term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Brynna Mortivelli (Helen W), Sebastian (Joff), Stephano De Courci (Julian), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
Mission Brief: Sir Francis De Courci has a quiet word in Vincenzi's ear and asks him to put together a team of adventurers to head East and scout out the Army of the Red Gryphon in a manner which gives the White City full deniability.
Adventure Summary




White City Banquet

GMed by Rich, organised by Chris V, Ellie, Helen W & Joe R
Run at The Mitre on the evening of 6th May 2005 (Friday 2nd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Chris V & hosted by Chris N.
PCs: Belor de Velland (Peter M), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Dante De Almedia (Chris V), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Erica de Velland (Vicky), Federico Velasquez (Joff), Johanna De Courci (Christi), Kisu (Dom), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Lucia du Bois (Lucy), Neara (Helen L), Sebastian (Joff), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Stephano De Courci (Julian), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W), Toramil Ayaron Loralion (Francis), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan)
NPCs: Sir Alexander Monteveri of the Shining Order (Matt H), Brand of the Temple of Ashes (Arthur), Captain Caraban of the Army of the Red Gryphon (Chris V), Rebecca De Courci (Ellie), Lady Sophia of the City of Crossroads (Tristram), Xerxes of the Port of Glass (Mark B), a skeletal emissary of the Necromancer of Three Rivers (Rich), a Sergeant of the High Guard (Rich), a Brother of the Cloistered Brethren of Chains (Rich)
Event Brief: With tensions between the White City and the City of Crossroads running at an all-time high following the theft of the First Hammer, a banquet was arranged for the people of the two cities to mingle, politic and socialise in an effort to foster more cordial diplomatic relations while current events are discussed.
The De Courcis have announced that the small event they had organised to smooth things over further between the White City and the City of Crossroads now has greater importance. They wish, in the coming conflict, to see their allies stand with them so they can be counted and praised.
Event Summary




The Horse Whisperers

Run by Joe W, Ellie & Xan on 7th May 2005 (Saturday 2nd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Fergus & hosted by Chris N.
Players: Alexis (Tristram), Erica de Velland (Vicky), Erskine Uskglass aka "Roland the Subtle" (Matt H), Johanna De Courci (Christi), Kisu (Dom), Lucia du Bois (Lucy), Toramil Ayaron Loralion (Francis)
Mission Brief: Louis Trentard, a priest of the Verdant Lord, asks a group of adventurers to travel West into the Great Forest to speak with a friendly tribe of centaurs in an attempt to persuade them to lend their aid in the war against the Army of the Red Gryphon.
Adventure Summary




Forging Kit Fisable

Part six-A of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Ellie on 14th May 2005 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Fergus, Dom & Lucy, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Belor de Velland (Peter M), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Toquell and his "Band of Merry Bastards" head West into the Great Forest in search of the First Anvil, where they hope to use the First Hammer, the remains of the Serpent of Chains and a willing sacrifice to create a weapon that will bring down the Powers themselves.
Adventure Summary




Uniting The Tribes

Part six-B of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Joe W on 14th May 2005 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
Players: Federico Velasquez (Joff), Kisu (Dom), Lucia du Bois (Lucy), Neara (Helen L), Vincenzi Velasquez (Xan), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Kisu leads a mission East under Vincenzi's sponsorship in an attempt to unite the tribes of the East and recruit their aid against the Army of the Red Gryphon.
Adventure Summary




Hope From The North

Part six-C of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Ellie on 14th May 2005 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Fergus, Dom & Lucy, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Andreas Garric (Fergus), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Erskine Uskglass aka "Roland the Subtle" (Matt H), Brother Jara (Xan), Johanna De Courci (Christi), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Kit leads a College of the Thousand Arts sponsored mission North in an attempt to recruit the aid of the dragon known as "Toramaes, The Burning Ghost" and the army known as "The Black Sword of Hope" for the war against the Army of the Red Gryphon.
Adventure Summary




Pirates of the Southern Seas

Run by Laura on 21st May 2005 (Saturday 4th week, Trinity term)
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Andreas Garric (Fergus), Erica de Velland (Vicky), Sebastian (Joff), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: A group of adventurers from the White City head to the Breathing Isles to talk to the Pirate King in an attempt to recruit his aid against the Army of the Red Gryphon.
Adventure Summary




Avalanche Delivery

Part seven of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich & Ellie on 28th May 2005 (Saturday 5th week, Trinity term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Toquell and his entourage travel North in search of an avalanche, which he plans to bind in his recently acquired Chain of Gold and deliver to the Army of the Red Gryphon in their mountain hideaway to the East.
Adventure Summary




The Cruel Tutelage of Liu-Ne
aka
Dancing Ferret, Chomping Wombat

Run by Joff & Vicky on 4th June 2005 (Saturday 6th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by various people & hosted by Chris N.
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C)
Mission Brief: Carlos de Mamushi has come into possession of a fragment of a map of the northeast, which he believes will lead him to the origin of the deadly art of TrogloFu.
Adventure Summary




The Battle For The White City

Part eight of the "Naming & Binding War" campaign.
Run by Rich on 11th June 2005 (Saturday 7th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by various people & hosted by Chris N.
The duel between Sirius and Matteus has inspired a song.
Players: Andreas Garric (Fergus), Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Belor de Velland (Peter M), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Brick (Jen), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Erskine Uskglass aka "Roland the Subtle" (Matt H), Federico Velasquez (Joff), Brother Jara (Xan), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Neara (Helen L), Rupert Blake (James W), Ryn Coth - RIP (Ellie), Sebastian (Joff), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Shenya Cristofori (Helen W), Simon de Briganza (Matt H), Stephano De Courci (Julian), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W), Yana (Ellie), ??? - the adventurer formerly known as "Tibs" (Joe W)
Mission Brief: With the Army of the Red Gryphon only a few miles from the White City, battle will soon be joined. The White City has been asked to send forth a champion to face the Red Gryphon's champion before the armies clash.
Adventure Summary




Death & The Maiden

Run by Julian & Rich on 18th June 2005 (Saturday 8th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joff & Fergus, hosted by Chris N.
The events of this LARP have inspired a popular song about the ship Inferno.
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Toquell and his Band of Merry Bastards seek an entrance to the Burned Realm so they can visit the House of Gods and steal a valuable artefact containing the soul of a dead god.
Adventure Summary




Hunt The Gryphon

Run by Xan on 25th June 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Marco di Falconi (Joff)
Mission Brief: The Army of the Red Gryphon has been defeated, but many of its scattered and demoralised troops still roam the lands - some of them human, others less so. The High Guard has offered a bounty for every right hand (or bestial equivalent) brought back, which many adventurers are eager to collect.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




Housekeeping

Run by Helen W & Joff on 9th July 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Brother Jara (Xan), Loric (Joe R)
Mission Brief: The Low Guard introduce two adventurers in a pub.
Adventure Summary




Logan's Runners

Run by Joe W on 16th July 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Arik Blackthorne (Julian), Baragh (Paul), Brother Jara (Xan), Marco di Falconi (Joff)
Mission Brief: Messages are put up around the White City stating that Oliviero Cristofori wishes to recruit some adventurers for a simple caravan escort job to the Whistful City and back.
Adventure Summary




Glass & Green

Run by Dom, Helen W, Lucy & Ellie on 23rd July 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Dom & Lucy, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Erica de Velland (Vicky), Federico Velasquez (Joff),
Mission Brief: The young noble Johann de Cotteril must spend a night in a ruined abbey in the Great Forest as part of his Family's traditional "coming of age" rites. He asks his friend Federico Velasquez to gather some companions to keep him company and safeguard his sojourn.
Adventure Summary




Everybody Dies!

Run by James W & Vicky on 13th August 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
This was an experimental one-off LARP run for six GM-created NPCs given to the players at random at the start of the LARP. Every one of the NPCs had a secret mission to try and kill the Cotter il rest of the party.
NPCs: Billy - RIP (Lucy), Sir Enzo Cristofori - RIP (Joe W), Gilbert Green (Dom), Morrid Dostor (Xan), Rufus - RIP (Joff), Sable - RIP (Tristram)
Mission Brief: Six adventurers are hired by the Low Guard to assassinate a necromancer named Choke-Bone, who has a lair in the wooded hills to the northwest of the White City.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file)




Raindrops & Roses

Run by Chris N, Helen W & Joe R on the evening of 13th August 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by unknown photographer(s), hosted by Chris N.
Players: Lieutenant Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Neara Therapainas (Helen L), "Francesca Correlli" aka Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Shardface (James W), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
NPCs: Alice Gower (Lucy), Alicia Fane (Ellie), Arturo de Verlay (Dan), Belinda Thaler (Jen), Duchess Caroline D'Artois (Celine), Capt. (ret) Dominic Laird (Chris N), Emmanuel D'Artois (Xan), Engel Karlsson (James W), Horatio Cristofori (Joff), Imelda Foucard (Helen L), Jeniveive De Almedia (Tristram), Karl D’Artois (Matt H), Duke Lemuel D'Artois (Joe R), Niske D’Artois (Dom), Raddigan Bey (Julian), Rose D’Artois (Vicky), Silvestre D’Artois (Chris N), Thaddeus de Verlay (Rich), Wat Miller (Arthur)
Mission Brief: Various movers and shakers are invited by Duke Lemuel D'Artois to a party, held at his Ducal Palace in the Port of Glass, to celebrate the twenty-second birthday of his latest wife, Duchess Caroline D'Artois. The attendants will be a mix of D'Artois, merchants, criminals and other nobles from the Port, and foreign notables - both those attached to the Embassy and those attending for the occasion. Anyone with an ear to the ground will know that such parties are popular breeding grounds for political manoeuvring, and that this occasion in particular is rumoured to be a fertile one for anyone contemplating the idea of regime change in the Port.
Adventure Summary - Official Invitation (.rtf file)
There is an In-Character write-up of the event available here, written by Xan.




Tournament Trophies

Run by Joff & Joe W on 27th August 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Don Inigo Montoya (Julian), Sebastian (Joff), ??? - the adventurer formerly known as "Tibs" (Joe W)
Mission Brief: To celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of his shop, Sebastian organises a small melée tournament in the adjoining market square with some choice weapons as prizes for the winners.
Adventure Summary




The Blind Leading The Blind

Run by Rich on 10th September 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Diego (Joe W), Don Inigo Montoya of the Shining Order (Julian), "John Coates" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H)
Mission Brief: The Exalted Church of the Light advertises for some adventurers to go to the Great Forest and find out what has happened to one of their missionaries, a man named Sloughberne who went forth to spread the doctrine of the Light.
Adventure Summary




Lands of the Dying Sun

Run by Julian on 17th September 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Captain Matteus De Almedia (Xan), "Roland the Subtle" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Her Eminence Rebecca De Courci sponsors a large caravan led by the merchant Marco Grigori to travel far to the West, journeying many weeks beyond the City of Silk, in search of new trading partners and more information about the great danger warned of by Belor de Velland. The party are hired as scouts and guards.
Adventure Summary




Vengeance Is Whose?

Run by Joe W & Ellie on 24th September 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: Word is put out amongst adventuring circles that Duchess Chiara Velasquez is looking for capable and discreet individuals to engage in a lucrative but risky venture outside the lands of the White City.
Adventure Summary




The Name Of The Rose

Run by Matt H & Joff on 1st October 2005 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Diego (Joe W), Don Inigo Montoya (Julian), Brother Jara (Xan), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea)
Mission Brief: Gilliano de Riaga, brother to the Count de Riaga, seeks enterprising individuals for search and retrieval work of an unusual nature.
Adventure Summary


Oxford University academic year 2005-2006 begins.




Best Served Cold (Part 1)

Run by Julian & Xan on 8th October 2005 (Saturday 0th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Marietta (Andrea), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Desiring vengeance on Imaldo D'Artois, the party start by researching his background... until Kit receives a vision of the Maiden of Tempests and they set off towards the south coast in search of the site she saw.
Adventure Summary




Gilliano Dreaming

Part one of the "Dream A Little Dream" campaign.
Run by Joff & Matt H on 15th October 2005 (Saturday 1st week, Michaelmas term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Denise, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Baragh (Paul F), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Mrs. Hespera Pax (Helen L), Jamus de Ar (Andrew P), Paulo (Tom), Sir Pedoran of the Shining Order (Peter R), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea)
Mission Brief: Many people in the White City receive a strange dream in which the Dream sorcerer Gilliano de Riaga appears and requests their aid, asking them to travel to the Whistful City and meet with Juliana Casemore for a further briefing.
Adventure Summary




Bill & The Bodach

Run by James W & Joe W on Saturday 22nd October 2005 (Saturday 2nd week, Michaelmas term)
There is an In-Character write-up of this adventure available here, written by James F.
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Arbella Luxfrey (James F), Bairoth (Peter M), Franceso di Vert (Matt R), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Sir Pedoran of the Shining Order (Peter R)
Mission Brief: News has reached the White City that the Port of Glass are beginning an invasion of the Three Gardens. While the diplomatic channels seem unwilling to do anything about this, word on the street is that the feared pirate, Blood sorcerer and psychopathic madman Bill McKenzie is looking for adventurers to travel with him and assist the Bodach in their fight. Exact details remain unclear, but interested parties can probably find him in his favourite drinking-hole, 'The Boot & Jockstrap'.
Adventure Summary - Original plot document (.rtf)
There is an In-Character writeup of this adventure available here, written by James F.




I Dream of Vengeance

Part two of the "Dream A Little Dream" campaign.
Run by Joff & Andrea on Saturday 29th October 2005 (Saturday 3rd week, Michaelmas term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Lucy, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Aramil (Mark P), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Jamus de Ar (Andrew P), Orpheus du Valle (Dom), "Roland the Subtle" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H), ? (Kali)
Mission Brief: "Roland the Subtle" advertises for people to accompany him to the Whistful City for a business venture trading in "herbal remedies".
Adventure Summary




Best Served Cold (Part 2)

Run by Julian on 5th November 2005 (Saturday 4th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Toquell and his Merry Band continue their quest to hunt down and destroy Imaldo D'Artois.
Adventure Summary




Infinite Dreams (Part 1)

Part three of the "Dream A Little Dream" campaign.
Run by Joff on 12th November 2005 (Saturday 5th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Adi (Jessie), Arbella Luxfrey (James F), Clare Shelton (Emma L), Eldron Haderas (Andrew P), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Don Inigo Montoya (Julian), Rupert Locke (James W), ? (Amy)
Mission Brief: Singing recruiters from the High Guard send people north to assist the beleaguered army known as the Black Sword of Hope.
Adventure Summary - Recruitment Song




Apocalypse Miaow

Run by Dom on 19th November 2005 (Saturday 6th week, Michaelmas term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Dom, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Arabella Dawn (Lucy), Ambassador Constantine D'Artois (Nathan), "John Coates" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H), Baron Rorschach (Ralph)
Mission Brief: Professor Heinrich Estall of the Zoology Faculty at the College of a Thousand Arts wishes to mount an expedition to the edge of the Great Forest in hopes of capturing some catkin.
Adventure Summary




Infinite Dreams (Part 2)

Part four of the "Dream A Little Dream" campaign.
Run by Joff & Matt H on 26th November 2005 (Saturday 7th week, Michaelmas term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Adi (Jessie), Arbella Luxfrey (James F), Clare Shelton (Emma L), Diego (Joe W), Eldron Haderas (Andrew P), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Rupert Locke (James W), Tora (sp?) (Steve ?)
Mission Brief: Fighting off attacks by the minions of the Necromancer of Three Rivers, the adventurers attempt to restore Hope to her former glory.
Adventure Summary




Bill, The Bodach & The Broken Guard

Run by James W & Matt H on 3rd December 2005 (Saturday 8th week, Michaelmas term)
Players: Lieutenant Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Aramil (Mark P), Ambassador Constantine D'Artois (Nathan), Selena Curiana (Vicky), ??? - the adventurer formerly known as "Tibs" (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Waldo, the Port of Glass' crazed spymaster, hires some adventurers to journey into one of the Three Gardens of the Bodach and deal with the horrible Blood-sorcery fuelled monstrosity that has arisen there.
Adventure Summary - Original plot document (.rtf)




Salvage Rites

Run by Joe W & Ellie on 10th December 2005 (a Saturday in the winter vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Tom, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Federico Velasquez (Joff), "Roland" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: Stephano gathers some companions and heads for the City of Chains to seek mystical components with which to forge a sword to kill Toquell Velasquez.
Adventure Summary




Engagement Party

Run by Joff on 17th December 2005 (a Saturday in the winter vacation)
Players: Lieutenant Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), The Honourable Arbella Luxfrey (James F), Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Ambassador Constantine D'Artois (Nathan), Erica de Velland (Vicky), Federico Velasquez (Joff), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Rupert Locke (James W), "Joan" aka Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W), Yana (Ellie)
Event Brief: This was an IC social event held in the Port Mahon pub on St. Clement's to provide an afternoon of plot-light freeform roleplaying. IC it was a party held in the Seven Candles tavern to celebrate the engagement of Federico Velasquez and Erica de Velland. The Seven Candles is one of the nicest upper-class taverns in the White City, with a reputation for superb wines and exquisite food. It has a zero tolerance policy on barfights and use of sorcery, all weapons are peace-bonded on the door with darling little gold thread and steelsilk ropetassels with the Seven Candles sign on a little shield in the middle.
Event Summary




Many Mansions

Run by Helen W & James W on 7th January 2006 (a Saturday in the winter vacation)
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Bairoth (Peter M), Paulo (Tom)
Mission Brief: The morning after a grand Midwinter party held at the Whistful City Embassy, none of the guests have emerged from the Embassy compound. The windows are all darkened, and none of those who have entered the Embassy to find out what happened - including a full squadron of crack High Guard troops - have returned. Realising that subtlety may triumph where brute force could not, Rebecca De Courci promptly orders the High Guard to round up all the adventurers they can find who aren't totally incapacitated from post-Midwinter hangovers, and sends them in...
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.doc file)




War in the Greenwood

Run by Matt H & Rich on 14th January 2006 (Saturday 0th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen L & Dom, hosted by Chris N.
There is an In-Character write-up of this adventure available here, written by Julian.
Players: Baragh (Paul), Belor de Velland (Peter M), Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Iago de Beus (Julian), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Paulo (Tom), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Toquell Velasquez (Joe W)
Mission Brief: In the Great Forest, Lord Roderick Blakelock is searching for the mother of his young son. Meanwhile, rumours spread of the Exalted Church of the Light outfitting an army in and around the City of Silk. In the White City, Toquell Velasquez is asked to undertake a mission for a high ranking member of the Cloistered Brethren of Chains, and the Merry Band is called together once again...
Adventure Summary




Cult Activity

Part one of the "Child Of The Light" campaign.
Run by Julian & Joe W on 21st January 2006 (Saturday 1st week, Hilary term)
Players: Andreas Garric (Fergus), Ambassador Constantine D'Artois (Nathan), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Brother Jara (Xan), Marco di Falconi (Joff), "Roland" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H)
Mission Brief: Francis De Courci is seeking adventurers for a secret mission in the East: few think it is a coincidence that rumours of a great prophet of the Light arising in the City of Crossroads reached the White City only a few days ago...
Adventure Summary




Peak Performance

Run by Joe W on 28th January 2006 (Saturday 2nd week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Ellie & James F, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Alain De Almedia (Lucy), Alex the Sociologist (Chris O), Dale Coth (Chris N), David Southpaw (Arthur), Eldron Haderas (Andrew P), Elias Vincenzi (Dom), Mrs. Hespera Pax (Helen L), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Thumbs McCracken (Marcus)
Mission Brief: Unknown.
Adventure Summary




Night of the Long Knives

Part two of the "Child Of The Light" campaign.
Run by Julian & Rich on 4th February 2006 (Saturday 3rd week, Hilary term)
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Cassandra (Ellie), Diego (Joe W), various PC & NPC Knights of the Shining Order & Priests of the Light
Mission Brief: Marius De Courci, the great prophet of the Light who conquered the City of Crossroads, has taken control of the Shining Order and the Exalted Church of the Light. He sends a group of fanatical Light worshippers to assassinate the High Captains of the High Guard and Sir Francis De Courci before aiding the Shining Order in their assault on the Governor's Palace with the intent of assassinating Rebecca De Courci herself.
Adventure Summary




Intimations of Mortality


Run by Peter M & Joe W on 11th February 2006 (Saturday 4th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Ellie, Jessie & Helen W, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Belric Luxfrey (James F), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Karl (Ben), Paulo (Tom), "Dulsinia" aka Selena Curiana (Vicky)
Mission Brief: The Church of the Light Indivisible gathers a group of adventurers to head northwest in search of the itinerant preacher Markel Leigh, who trained many of the novices in the Exalted Church of the Light and will be able to help recruit worshippers of the Light to the cause of overthrowing Marius.
Adventure Summary - pamphlet from the Church of the Light Indivisible




The Light Corrupt

Part three of the "Child Of The Light" campaign.
Run by Julian on 18th February 2006 (Saturday 5th week, Hilary term)
Players: Belor de Velland (Peter M), Lord Belric Luxfrey (James F), Ambassador Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Carlos de Mamushi, White City Ambassador to the Port of Glass, is called to Rebecca De Courci's military base on the borders of the Great Forest, where the armies that remain loyal to the old regime are being commanded by High Captain Matteus. He is joined by Lord Belor de Velland, Lord Belric Luxfrey (representing the Church of the Light Indivisible), Ratrina De Almedia and Yana of the Cloistered Brethren. They are taken to Rebecca's headquarters, where she briefs them personally that their task is to visit the Port of Glass and retrieve an artifact Duke Lemuel D'Artois has informed her may have the power to destroy Marius De Courci. In return she will use her influence to help the adventurers gain prestige and power in the White City, after she is Governess again of course.
She authorises them to use whatever force is necessary, but tells them to be very careful in dealing with Duke Lemuel.
Adventure Summary




Reflections of Ruins

Run by Vicky & Matt H on 25th February 2006 (Saturday 6th week, Hilary term)
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Bairoth (Peter M), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Marco di Falconi (Joff), Sir Pedoran of the Shining Order (Peter R), Phillippe D'Artois (Andrew C), Trintignan Dauphin D'Argent (Aubrey)
Mission Brief: A High Priest of the Lord of the Gardens has stolen an artefact from the Temple of Ashes and headed South. The Temple hires a group of Ash priests and adventurers to bring back both the priest and the artefact.
Adventure Summary




Comes the Night

Part four of the "Child Of The Light" campaign.
Run by Julian on 4th March 2006 (Saturday 7th week, Hilary term)
Players: Baren (Ralph), Captain Belor de Velland (Peter M), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Sebastian (Joff)
Mission Brief: As the armies of Rebecca De Courci approach the White City, several loyalists are contacted by her agents with a mission - the assassination of Marius.
Adventure Summary




Blades & Feathers

Part one of the "Shattered States" campaign.
Run by Helen W & Chris N on 11th March 2006 (Saturday 8th week, Hilary term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Adi (Jessie), Eldron Haderas (Andrew P), Lord Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Lecturer Neara Therapainas (Helen L), "Roland the Long-Winded" aka Erskine Uskglass (Matt H), Paulo (Tom)
Mission Brief: Some adventurers from the White City are hired to discreetly escort Niske D'Artois from the Port of Glass to the Breathing Isles so that he can kill his half-brother Emmanuel D'Artois.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf file) - Lemuel's announcement of a week of mourning for Emmanuel




Season of Shards

Part one of the "Broken Gardener" campaign.
Run by Matt H & James W on 18th March 2006 (a Saturday in the vernal vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Dom, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Captain Belor de Velland (Peter M), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: Selena Curiana and minions friends head East in search of a shard of the King in Fragments and the world's greatest alchemist.
Adventure Summary




Fire & Ice

Part two of the "Broken Gardener" campaign.
Run by Matt H & James W on 25th March 2006 (a Saturday in the vernal vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Jen, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Adanemoay (Xan), Lord Belric Luxfrey (James F), Brynna Mortivelli - RIP (Helen W), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Allie Carpenter (NPC)(Helen W)
Mission Brief: Rumours of the growing madness of the Lord of the Gardens come to a head. From the White City stride a party of brave adventurers, determined to recreate the Coldfire in order to purge the Glass from the Lord of the Gardens. Their plan: to go to the North and obtain the coldest thing in the world from the Frost Prince, then to go to the West and obtain dragonfire. The one snag: Selena Curiana has recently left the Port of Glass, heading East, on a similar mission with quite the opposite intent...
Adventure Summary - Original plot document (.rtf) - Automatic drawing received as a vision at the start of the mission




The Horror In The Garden

Part three of the "Broken Gardener" campaign.
Run by Matt H & James W on 1st April 2006 (a Saturday in the vernal vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Matt H, Ralph & Ellie, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Lieutenant Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Stephano De Courci (Julian)
Mission Brief: Selena attempts to complete the corruption of the Burned Lord known as the Lord of the Gardens into a new Vitriarch.
Adventure Summary - Speculative plot document for Ash party (.rtf)




Grey Ford Anniversary

Organised by Helen W on 10th April 2006 (a Monday evening in the vernal vacation)
Players: unknown
Event Brief: This was an IC social event held in the Port Mahon pub on St. Clement's to provide an evening of plot-light freeform roleplaying. IC it was a party held in the Black Griffin tavern to celebrate the anniversary of the battle at Grey Ford, the last battle in the war between the Port of Glass and the White City some forty-three years ago. Traditionally, people meet up and celebrate the anniversary of peace in various pubs.
Event Summary




Blood In The Streets

Part two of the "Shattered States" campaign.
Run by Helen W, Joe W & Chris N on 15th April 2006 (a Saturday in the vernal vacation)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Helen W, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Adi (Jessie), Clare Shelton (Emma L), Rupert Locke (James W)
Mission Brief: Karl D'Artois is looking for some capable people to run a few errands for him in the Port of Glass in order to aid the revolution and the overthrow of Lemuel's regent, Silvestre D'Artois.
"Smoke from burning buildings clouds the sky over the Port of Glass. The Broken Guard, with their numbers depleted and morale falling, are slipping to desertion or fanaticism. Along with his wife Caroline and High Priestess Rose, Lemuel D'Artois has left on a state visit to Crossroads, and there are those who say he has no intention of returning. His regent, Silvestre, seems to be losing his grip. The great rabble-rouser Engel Karlsson has been arrested for treason, but the common people have already caught his fervour. Revolutionaries and rioters clog the streets, and nobody yet knows which side Commandante Iarendo and the Port's navy will declare for. And on the edge of Laughing Hill, a quiet tavern called the Joyous Raven has closed to the public - behind its heavily-guarded doors, Karl and Niske D'Artois are masterminding the revolution..."
Adventure Summary




Milamber's Down

Part three of the "Shattered States" campaign.
Run by Chris N & Helen W on 22nd April 2006 (Saturday 0th week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joe d'Artois, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Brother Jara (Xan), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Yana (Ellie)
Mission Brief: Serafine recruits some companions for an attempt to kidnap the wife of her father, Duke Lemuel, and use her as a hostage to blackmail him into renouncing the Vitriarchs, then to try and kill him once he's reduced in power.
Adventure Summary - Original Plot Document (.rtf)




Marriage Party

Run by Vicky & Ellie on 29th April 2006 (Saturday 1st week, Trinity term)
Players: Federico Velasquez (Joff), Philippe D'Artois (Andrew C), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Rhiannon Slater (Ann), Paulo (Tom), the Hon. Arbella Luxfrey (James F), Adi (Jessie)
Mission Brief: It's the wedding of Federico Velasquez and Erica de Velland, and the White City minor nobility is mixing with a variety of other associates of Federico's. However Erica is noticeably late - and then a messenger bursts in with news that the temple she's been staying in has been attacked by Glass mages and she's been kidnapped! A group of the guests get armed and prepare to help Federico save his bride...
Adventure Summary




Crossroads Burning

Run by Matt H & James F on 6th May 2006 (Saturday 2nd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by various people including Jessie, Tom and Peter, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Captain Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Diego (Joe W), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Don Inigo Montoya (Julian), Kratos (Rich)
Mission Brief: "In the eastern city of Crossroads, bloody civil war rages, as it has for many months past. The revolutionary Council of the Faithful has long lost control of the city. Since the death of the Prophet Marius the Council had behaved increasingly erratically and brutally, with summary executions, witchhunts for "Bound One cultists, necromancers, glass worshippers, and all other stains on the purity of the city", and the burning of temples of every faith not dedicated to the Light. Inevitably the other faiths soon began to fight back, and the city dissolved into blood. With the refugees, dark rumours reach the White City, rumours of false confessions extracted by torture and whole families burnt in their homes on the whim of the Council’s interrogators.
Rumours also of the murderous lengths to which the followers of Blood and Wind will go to protect their faiths. In the taverns of the White City, the regulars shudder at the news from the East, and look askance at any passing in the robes of the Shining Order or the Exalted Church. How near was it to happening here...?
But in the City of Four Winds, the city of caravans built by the refugees from Crossroads, a new resolve is taking hold. An army is building, swelled by the ranks of the dispossessed and funded by the wealth of merchants returned from the Far East to find the city of their birth destroyed. Mercenary companies have been hired on, and a force of ‘volunteers’ from the White City is joining the people of Crossroads (the word is that the ‘volunteers’ have been mainly funded by the De Courci family and the Cloistered Bretheren, but that shouldn’t diminish the charitable gesture). The caravans and wagons of the City of Four Winds are stirring again, and the feeling is that it is time, at long last, to go home...
The head of the army of the City of Four Winds, General Holden, has discreetly let it be known that he requires the services of some adventurers. There is business to be taken care of in the burning city of Crossroads, it seems, before the people of Four Winds can march in and reclaim their home. Quiet business, that promises to be well paid. Any interested should enquire with all speed for General Holden at the sign of The Rose of the North, in the City of Four Winds."
Adventure Summary




No, Nay, Never

Run by Joe W and Andrew C on 13th May 2006 (Saturday 3rd week, Trinity term)
There is a gallery of photographs from this game available here, taken by Joff, hosted by Chris N.
Players: Captain Belor de Velland (Peter), Professor Kit Fisable (Helen W), Selena Curiana (Vicky), Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Paulo (Tom), Roland (Matt)
Mission Brief:The Merry Band of Bastards gathers itself, and some trusted hirelings, for one last quest. They intend to destroy the Never-Queen, but must first weaken her by seeking out their cultists. They also have some unfinished business with the Great Western Forest...
Adventure Summary




By Any Other Name

Run by Ellie & Jessie on 20th May 2006 (Saturday 4th week, Trinity term)
Players: Stephano De Courci (Julian), Markos (Gareth), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Matteus De Almedia (Xan), Elias Vincenzi (Dom), Lucia du Bois (Lucy), Bairoth (Peter)
Mission Brief: Stephano De Courci and companions attempt to find the child of the Rose-Princess of the East.
Adventure Summary




Toquell's Lesser House

Run by Rich & Peter on 27th May 2006 (Saturday 5th week, Trinity term)
Players: Draven (?), Kane (?), Poppy (Lucy K), 6 or 7 others
Mission Brief: With the flight of Kit, Belor and Selena, Toquell's estate has been taken over in various parts to various extents by the Velasquez Family, the High Guard, the Low Guard, the cult of the Black Flame and others - anyone who is anyone has tried to grab a bit of it. One relatively unknown house remains.
The College of the Thousand Arts has been hit rather hard by the problems caused by a major professor going off in the way she did. A figure purporting to be from the College has been secretly recruiting relatively unknown figures from the adventuring groups around the White City. It is said they are to be going into and exploring this house to find what riches remain and extract them.
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Things of Glass, Darcly

Run by Andrew C & Vicky on 3rd June 2006 (Saturday 6th week, Trinity term)
Players: Jenevieve Velasquez (Jen H), Marcus (Gareth), Bottle (Joe W), Tarich (Tom), ??? (Tony), Ian Bracket (James W), Ulf (James F)
Mission Brief: Anyone frequenting the taverns and inns of the White City is likely to have heard a rumour that a certain merchant by the name of Aidan Darc is looking for adventurers for the purpose of retrieving some lost money. By all accounts he's somewhat poor at the moment, so cash in advance is likely to be slight, if offered at all, but as compensation, there will be ample reward if the retrival operation is successful. A time and date, and the name of a tavern- "The Hamstrung Trog", are given.
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Picture If You Will

Run by Andrea & ??? on 10th June 2006 (Saturday 7th week, Trinity term)
Players: Federico Velasquez (Joff), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Adi (Jessie), Clare Shelton (Emma), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Rupert Locke (James), ??? (Julian), others?
Mission Brief:A group of adventurers each have a dream of their heart's desire and a path in the Northern mountains; they set off to investigate.
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Among the Sands

Run by Dom & James W on 17th June 2006 (Saturday 8th week, Trinity term)
Players: Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Captain "Ripper" Bill MacKenzie (James W), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Teresa De Courci (Helen W), Henry De Courci (Chris N), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Diego (Joe W), Adi (Jessie), Inigo Montoya (Julian), Orpheus du Valle (Dom), Kisu of the Nge (Dom), Kratos (Rich), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Adanemoay (Xan), Cpt. Ambiel Chermes (Helen W), Lucia du Bois (Lucy H), Bairoth (Peter), Tarich (Tom), Paulo (Tom), Bottle (Joe W), Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Ulf (James F), ??? (formerly 'Tibs') (Joe W), others?
Mission Brief: Posters, rumours and handbills draw various adventurers, politicians and warriors to the arena at the heart of the New Tribals known as the "Glory of the Sands".
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Remembrance Day

Run on 24th June 2006 (a Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Captain Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Captain "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Rupert Locke (James W), Ian Bracket (James W), Bottle (Joe W), Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Calista Uskglass (Vicky), Roland the Smug (Matt H), Azuma (Matt H), Valentine Thomas (Kit), Bairoth (Peter), Amity (Ellie), Yana (Ellie), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Serafine d'Artois (Laura), Thalia (Laura), Julia van der Meer (Laura), Claret (Frances), others?
Event Brief: This was an IC social event held in the Angel & Greyhound pub on St. Clement's to provide an afternoon of plot-light freeform roleplaying. IC it was an afternoon in the Black Griffin tavern to celebrate the anniversary of the war with the Red Gryphon.




The Secret of Innocence

Run by James W & James F on 15th July 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Lazarus (Rich), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Brother Jara (Xan), Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief: Michael Carding, a respectable merchant who isn't at all a frontman for King Eric oh no no no, is hiring adventurers to act as bodyguards for an alchemist going to the far North. A group of adventurers specialising in Exorcism, Chain and Ash gather in a bar to meet him.
Unknown to the adventurers, the potion the alchemist is making is actually the Elixir of Innocence, and will restore the Innocence of the individual who drinks it, getting them moral, spiritual and physical forgiveness from all past crimes. Lots of people want this- King Eric, Carding, the alchemist himself, The Necromancer at Three Rivers, some Tears-As-Fire cultists, Rebecca De Courci (to give to Stephano), and Carlos de Mamushi...
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Fair Game

Run by Joff & Emma on 29th July 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Thalia (Laura), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky)
Mission Brief: A call for bounty hunters and assassins goes out from the City of Silk.
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Heart of Glass

Run by Vicky & Ellie on 5th August 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Paulo (Tom), Ulf (James F), Marco (Joff), Rhiannon Slater (Ann), Bottle (Joe W)
Mission Brief: A group of adventurers, led by Paulo, set out to heal the Great Western Forest of its madness.
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Save the Children

Run by Rich on 12th August 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Bottle (Joe W), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Federico Velasquez (Joff)
Mission Brief: A merchant travelling home from Belor's Folly reports that a village in the North-West has suffered an invasion of monstrous creatures controlled by a mysterious man.
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Crystal Castle

Run by James W & Joe W on 2nd September 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Captain Ambriel Chermes (Helen), Lady Serafine d'Artois (Laura), Kratos (Rich), ??? (Andrew C)
Mission Brief: A group of foolhardy adventurers, led by the d'Artois Serafine and Philippe, enter the Port of Glass and Flame in an attempt to tame the Labyrinth of Selves and recover the Ducal signet rings.
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Chasing Lemuel

Run by Rich & Helen W on 16th September 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Carmina Curiana, "Ripper" Bill MacKenzie, Diego, Inigo Montoya, Winzel, Roland the Smug
Mission Brief: Carmina Curiana and a group of associates attempt to track down the old Duke, Lemuel d'Artois, and destroy him.
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The Ambassadors

Run by Matt H, Vicky & James F on the evening of 16th September 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Fal-Kar De Almedia (Rich), Dante De Almedia (Chris V), 'Ripper' Bill Mackenzie (James W), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Edwin Lunn (Andrew Currall), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni H), Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Dr. Edward Holtz (Joe W), Teresa De Courci (Helen W), Federico Velasquez (Joff), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Sir Pedoran of the Shining Order (Peter R), Francesco di Vert (Matt R)
NPCs: Prince Roderigo Mor (Dom), Bea (Jenni H), Sycorax, The Witch (Lucy), Nerino Velasquez (James F), Obeserver Yu of the Shengzhi (James F), Oliviero Cristofori (James W), Svetlana Cristofori (Tracey), William Brazen (Ben), Irabella Freece (Laura), Gerran Bellart (Matt H), Brother Gideon Anders (Matt H), Johann Ivanescu (Tristram), Helena D'Edibri (Vicky), Halam Aziri, Ambassador of the City of Lights (Wart), Lady Asuga Souritsa, Ambassador of the Verdant City (Amy), Silys Khala aka Rashamaya, Midnight's Voice (Ellie), Prince Aresh Sadye, Ambassador of the City of Ash and Iron (Joe R), Malik de Janin (Helen W)
Mission Brief: A group of dignitaries meet in Crossroads to greet the first Ambassadors from the mysterious Eastern Kingdoms in living memory.
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The Precious One

Run by Matt H & Matt R on 23rd September 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Yana (Ellie), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Matteus de Almedia (Xan), Inigo Montoya (Julian)
Mission Brief: "Curious rumours are sweeping through the ale-houses of the White City. Rumours of great wealth to be found in the north, in Dream or elsewhere, and of armies on the move in the mountains. Also of mysterious individuals offering vast sums for jobs done on the quiet. Alessandro De Almedia, wastrel heir to the duchy, has left the city in great haste, to the consternation of polite society. Meanwhile the individual known as the Bagman seems to have returned, and has a very particular job offer for one Sister Yana of the Cloistered Bretheren of Chains, and her chosen companions..."
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Blessed are the Broken

Run by Xan & Laura on 30th September 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: "Ripper" Bill McKenzie (James W), Yana (Ellie), Ulf (James F), Adi (Jessie), Sebastian de Fideli (Joff)
Mission Brief: Some twenty months ago Bill McKenzie, Jared, Reimus Velasquez, Ryn Coth & Shenya Cristofori were hired by Vincenzi Velasquez to travel to Redbridge, a small village of humans and Vinechildren nestled in the dpeths of the Great Forest, run by a priestesss of the Lady of Blood & Wine named Belladonna and famed for its fine wines. Nothing had been heard from the village for some weeks and worrying visions had been received from the Lady concerning the area's condition.
They found the land surrounding the village tainted by Glass and full of dangers, the village itself besieged by horrors, and at the area's centre a place of power, a crystal cave in which they faced and slew a Glass sorceror - but not before he could complete his plan of sacrificing Belladonna so that her living dead body might become a vessel for the Absent Lord. The Vitriarch departed into the tainted Forest and the surviving adventurers fled back to the White City.
Since then the Glassy taint has been slowly but inexorably spreading. Now Bill, the only member of the original party still alive, has gathered a new group of adventurers to battle their way to the taint's heart and do something about it... but are they the only one's with an interest in what's happening there?

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Gold Rush! - AKA Talk is Cheap

Run by Julian & Jen on 7th October 2006 (A Saturday in the summer vacation)
Players: Bottle (Joe W), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Marcus (Gareth), Ulf (James F), Rupert Locke (Jawes W), Anaximander (Peter M), Eldron Haderas (Andrew P)
Mission Brief: GOLD! Excitement sweeps the streets of the White City - there are riches to be made! News has arrived that the hills west of Belor's Folly are filled chock-full of the shiny stuff, and swarms of eager miners and adventurers are heading west to milk the mighty udders of this new cash-cow. It is amidst this excitement that several of the White City's inhabitant's receive visitors...
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Oxford University academic year 2006-2007 begins.




The Bird Charmers

Part one of the "Tough on Glass, Tough on the Causes of Glass" campaign.

Run by Vicky & Tom on 14th October 2006 (Saturday 1st Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Ian Bracket (James W), Dante de Almedia (Chris V), Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Miranda (Jessie), James Coin (Andrew C), Azuma (Matt H), Anaxamander - RIP (Peter M), others?
Mission Brief: Over the past few months the Temple of Ash and the Exalted Church of the Light have become increasingly worried. They have been notably in quiet negotiation with Rebecca De Courci. Those in the know will realise that they have become disturbed by the actions of the Necromancer-Glass Sorceror, Selena Curiana, and the risk to the souls of the departed caused by the infestation of the Burned Realm, the land of the dead, by the maddening and corrupting influence of glass magic.
To the North the adventurers and traders alike report that Three Rivers seems to have been building up more Undead and Apprentices than have been seen of recent years. They say hat even he fears the vitrification of the Burned Realm.
To the South, in the Garden Lands, reports that the Necromancer is spreading her influence are growing daily. Rumours abound that former White City Priest of the late Lord of the Gardens, Porostock Talma, has turned traitor and signed up with the Necromancer and is now leading an assault on the lands of the Bodach. That without aid the Bodach will be wiped out. Rumours abound that the Necromancer has created something terrible in the Broken Garden, which threatens the eternal rest of all.
In the Port of Glass and Flame, Lord Protector Belor de Velland along with his wife Lady Lydia De Courci, dressed in all their finery, announce that they are to hold a grand festival for the citizens of the port.
In the Breathing Isles, Pirates and Merchants return with sightings of twisted and hideous creatures inhabiting one of the islands.
In the Temple of Ash in the White City, a quietly concerned High Priest of the Lord of the Faithful reveals that he has been granted financing by Rebecca De Courci for a number of missions of greatest import.
After much debate it has been agreed that the Shining Order along with the High Guard are willing to spare a number of troops and military supplies to hold back Porostock Talma's forces and save the Bodach. Unfortunately the Bodach are known for their stubborness and wariness of humans. Therefore the Temple has put up an offer of 30Hx each for a group of adventurers to go and negatiate with the Bodach and persuade them to seek white city aid.
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Days of Wine and Roses

Run by Matt H & Peter on 21st October 2006 (Saturday 2nd Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Tarich (Tom), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Styx (Darren), Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Dante de Almedia (Chris V)
Mission Brief: With steelsilk production mysteriously declining in the entirety of the De Almedia estates, the family is particularly concerned about the fall in deliveries from a remote silk-gathering station manned by one Roberto De Almedia and the Silver Woods weaver tribe. Rumours abound of battles in that part of the forest, and activity by a cult dedicated to the Rose Princess of the West. In the City of Silk, the family puts out the call for adventurers to travel into the forest and render Roberto any necessary aid. Pay will be 30Hx each.
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Glass Guardians

Part two of the "Tough on Glass, Tough on the Causes of Glass" campaign.

Run by Vicky & Matt H on 28th October 2006 (Saturday 3rd Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: ??? - formerly Philippe d'Artois (Andrew C), Miranda (Jessie), Teresa de Courci (Helen W), Francesco di Vert - RIP (Matt R), Diego (Joe W), ??? (Andrew P)
Mission Brief: The word goes out that the Exalted Church of the Light and the Temple of Ash are looking to hire some adventurers to go investigate rumours of strange happenings on the Breathing Isles. Those in the know hear reports of pirates and merchants sighting strange things of Ash and Glass in the deep south. In the Temple of Ash it is whispered that the High Priest has a special task for one of their number, a young ash sorceror of some note whose name no-one can seem to recall.
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The Order of the Rose

Run by Joff & Matt H on 4th November 2006 (Saturday 4th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Gex the Ratcatcher (Rich), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), ??? (James W), Observer Yu (James F), Bairoth (Peter), Miranda (Jessie), others?
Mission Brief: Lord Carlos de Mamushi, on hearing that the last of the D'Artois family are due to be executed in the Port of Glass and Flame - and that the famous loyalist known as the Crimson Rose is presumed dead - leads a daring covert rescue mission into the heart of De Velland's Port itself.
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Roses are Red

Part three of the "Tough on Glass, Tough on the Causes of Glass" campaign.

Run by Vicky & Fed on 11th November 2006 (Saturday 5th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Lord Belric Luxfrey (RIP) (James F), Lord Fal-Kar de Almedia (Rich), Captain Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Markos (Gareth), Lieutenant Tristram Silke (James F)
Mission Brief: The temple of ash have heard rumours that the Necromancer, Selena Curiana is not in her residence currently and have seen this as a perfect opportunity to send in a recconaisance mission to find out more about her capabilities. Those in the know will have heard rumour that there is more to this mission than meets the eye.
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Unlikely Heroes

Run by Jen & Rich on 18th November 2006 (Saturday 6th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Enrico "Flash" Cristofori (Fed), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Michael Bannor (Mike), Azuma (Matt H)
Mission Brief: A group of young nobles go for a day's hunting in the Western Forest during which surely nothing will go wrong.
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Faith and the Fallen

Part four of the "Tough on Glass, Tough on the Causes of Glass" campaign.

Run by Vicky & Andrew C on 25th November 2006 (Saturday 7th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Tommy Truebreath (Matt H), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Bairoth (Peter), Adi (Jessie).
Mission Brief: A group of adventurers head into the Burned Realm to heal the Lord of the Faithful of his glass infestation. The party is nominally headed by the Temple's representative, Harriet Pinter, but it seems that Rebecca is sending along her own representative as well. It is publically known that the Temple of Ash is looking to hire mercenaries and adventurers for an extremely important mission, although the specifics themselves are being kept under wraps..
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Don't Shoot the Messengers

Run by Xan & Laura on 2nd December 2006 (Saturday 8th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), James Coin (Andrew C), Nucagrah Velasquez (Ann), Raff (Joff), Raven Blight (Joshua), Tarich (Tom), Lieutenant Tristram Silke (Bunni)
Mission Brief: During the week preceding the adventure, a Low Guard agent visits each of the PCs independently and asks if they'd be willing to spend four weeks undertaking a simple mission on behalf of the White City. Those who agree and attend the briefing will be told that the mission involves posing as a merchant's escort from the White City to just outside the Port of Glass & Flame, collecting a package from an agent there, and then discreetly carrying that package back to the Southern Watchtower. What could possibly go wrong?
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Adi in the Park of Darkness

Run by James F & Joe W on 9th December 2006 (Saturday 9th Week, Michaelmas Term)
Players: Adi & Paulo
Mission Brief: The College of Thousand Arts have had a series of thefts recently, of glass artefacts. Last night they reached a peak, with robberies of glass artefacts and of some very rare texts. Meanwhile, someone opened up the Department of Anomalous Zoology’s menagerie as a distraction... One of the staff of the College has recently disappeared. This is Dr Hopper, formerly one of the leading animal psychologists of of the Department of Perfectly Normal Zoology, who was studying rabbit behaviour. Reading his notes suggests he had recently gone quite, quite mad.
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In the Bleak Midwinter

Informal pubmeet held on 16th December 2006 (A Saturday in the Christmas vacation)
Players: Ulf (James F), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Tarich (Tom), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Ratryna de Almedia (Andrea), Valentine Thomas (Kit), Rupert Locke (James), Ian Bracket (James), Dr Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Captain Ambriel Chermes (Helen), Lieutenant Tristram Silke (James F), "Pilgrim" (Tom), others?
Mission Brief: Midwinter festival draws closer, and various of the White City adventurers gather for celebration and company.
The followers of the Old Powers gather together for warmth and company, and look forward to the annual return of Man Oak, Man Willow and the end of the rule of Evergreen. Those dedicated to Wind celebrate the Frost Prince at the peak of his yearly rule of the White City and its environs. The Light worshippers claim the Light Shines Brightest In The Dark, and anticipate the lengthening of days. Meanwhile, those pledged to the newest of the Powers are planning to celebrate its first birthday....




Concerning Trogs

Run by Ellie & Tony on 13th January 2007 (Saturday 0th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Azuma (Matt H), Orpheus du Valle (Dom), Arabella Dawn (Lucy), Brother Jara (xan), ??? (Julian), ??? (Alex), Nuwayrah Velasquez (Ann)
Mission Brief: Within the past couple of months the trogs have been causing more trouble than usual in the near east (Crossroads and the like as oposed to the far east). Merchant caravans to crossroads and beyond have been having increased trouble getting through and the villages between Crossroads and the White city have been asking for help. The Guild of Free Traders is employing a group to deal with the problem.
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The Heart of the Mountain

Run by Julian on 20th January 2007 (Saturday 1st Week, Hilary Term)
Players: ??? (Joe W), Avity (Ellie),Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Nuwayragh Velasquez (Ann), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C)
Mission Brief:Explorers have recently returned from the Far North: from the very heart of Dream.
They report that they found there a huge mountain, part destroyed by some mighty blast, and at its foot a ruined city, mysteriously empty of inhabitants. In the centre of the ruined city they found a domed temple, and in the heart of the temple, they found a huge, glittering diamond... too large for a man to carry. They managed to grind some dust from it though, and brought it back as proof of their discovery.
The explorers are now rich men. The dust proved to have strange properties... when sown in the ground, fertile crops burst forth. The tiny amount a man dared eat made him unnaturally strong and vigorous. Dust sprinkled on damaged buildings and furniture caused it to miraculously repair itself. Dust placed in fire caused it to flare up and burn with unparalleled heat, melting the very stone beneath it.
Naturally, some people will pay a very great deal for the whole dimanond, if it can be recovered...
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Walking on Glass

Run by Tony on 27th January 2007 (Saturday 2nd Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Ulf (James F), Lucia du Bois (Lucy), Henry de Courci (Chris N), Teresa de Courci (Helen W), Neara Therapainas (Helen L), Morgock Sarm (Rich), Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Lucius Cristofori (James W).
Mission Brief: Among those to die at the New Tribals arena was Gallo-Speaks-Like-Thunder, prodigal son of the Hung Boar Tribe. His remains are currently in the custody of the white city, and returning his posessions to the Tribe has been seen by Rebecca De Coursi as a fine opporunity to cement new diplomatic relationships with the Tribals after it seems to have, once again, split politically.
Henry De Courci has been charged with gaining allies among the 13 tribes of the East. In particular, they are looking to ally with the strongest tribe – the Hung Boar, against the Nge, who abused the White City's trust, and presented a serious threat at the Gladiator pits of the New Tribals.
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Secrets and Lies

Run by Andrew C on 3rd February 2007 (Saturday 3rd Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Simon (Tom), Nuwayrah Velasquez (Ann), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Brother Jara (Xan), Bairoth (Peter), Raph (Joff), Dominic (Tony).
Mission Brief: You are awoken very early one morning while the city is still in darkness by an unfamiliar figure knocking at your door. Unless you're a low guardsman, in which case you're awoken by a familiar figure knocking at your door, but it comes to much the same thing. Nobles and people with Wealth are instead awoken by one of their (very apologetic) servants, with a message from said unfamiliar figure.
In any case your presence is requested (though not required, again, unless you're a member of the low guard, in which case it's An Order.), at a stated and not terribly exciting address. You are informed that you will be well paid for a piece of work for the Low Guard, but that it could take some time. Secrecy is required.
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Flame Eternal

Run by Matt H on 10th February 2007 (Saturday 4th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: The De Courci Party- Teresa De Courci (Helen W), Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff) & Tarich (Tom); The Velasquez Party- Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Adi (Jessie) & Ulf (James F); Carmina Curiana (Vicky)
Mission Brief: Ever since it was supposedly ‘set free’ by Toquell Velasquez, the heart of the Black Flame has burned next to the Heart of the Great Forest. Whatever the Flame’s advocates may claim, the agonised ravings of the Verdant Lord’s priests suggest that the forest suffers from the unnatural union. Deep within the woods, travellers and weavers report twisted growth and strange behaviour in plants and animals. With the supposedly more dangerous taint of glass driven from Redbridge and elsewhere, the attention of the Forest’s guardians turns to the Flame. Various parties receive signs and portents that a solution may lie with the Lord of Sand and Stone, and travel to Crossroads to seek out Sacha Vereiss, most public of the Lord’s followers…
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Splintered Shell

Run by Joff & Jessie on 17th February 2007 (Saturday 5th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Cpt. Ambriel Chermes (Helen W), Lt. Tristram Silke (RIP) (James), Kratos (Rich), Pvt. B. Wheldon (Fed), Lord Vitale de Verlay (Peter)
Mission Brief: The party are sent by Ambassador Waldo to investigate the progress of a diplomatic mission sent to Crossroads some six months ago and not heard from since. Hilarity ensues.
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Rise Again

Run by James W on 24th February 2007 (Saturday 6th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Dart (Andrew C) (RIP), Bairoth (Peter M), Marcos (Gareth), Tommy Truebreath (Matt H), Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Adi (Jessie)
Mission Brief: A party is formed to defeat the Princess of Tempests and send her back to the Burnt Realm.
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The World as Will and Dream

Run by Peter M & Ellie on 3rd March 2007 (Saturday 7th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Abelard Velasquez (Rich), Paulo (Tom), Stephano de Courci (Julian), Za'Thul (Matt H?), ??? (Formerly 'Tibs') (Joe W)
Mission Brief: In the very quietest of corners, in the darkest of alleyways and with the greatest of care word is being got out that well paid work may be got for those willing to travel south. Those who delve more deeply hear rumours that it is the de Velland who is asking and in getting that far they have proved their competence enough that they are considered for contact. Contact is initiated and then it is up to the person to make his own way South. At least one Low Guardsman follows these rumours to an early grave (though there is no body to be turned to ash) and two ex-High Guardsmen are deemed threats to the security of the White City and quietly sent on their way to the Burned Realm.
Abelard Velazquez, the Burning Captain, receives orders by word of mouth to attend the Lord Protector. Stephano di Courci finds amongst his voluminous correspondance the Ducal Seal and orders to make arrangements for a prolonged absence from his post. Paulo is informed by Selena, during one of her more stable periods, that he is to get himself to the Port and obey such orders as Belor should give him. Oh, and to bring her back something shiny.
Finally, word is put out in the Obsidian Guard that volunteers are needed for a special assignment, but that only the quickest, the strongest and the most driven will be accepted. Some few step forward and even fewer are accepted.
Belor de Velland wants something. He wants it badly, and when he sets his will to something, he very rarely fails to get it.
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A Link to the Past

Run by Tom & Jessie on 10th March 2007 (Saturday 8th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Tommy Truebreath (Matt H), Yana (Ellie), Bairoth (Peter), Markos (Gareth)
Mission Brief:Around the city, people are having their sleep disturbed. In their troubled dreams, a man in robes is sitting on a cold plateau at the summit of one of the mountains. He is concentrating hard on something and chanting. Around his head floats an ethereal circle of glowing golden chain.
The view pulls back, showing this to be the Peak of Memory, and continues south, down the River Echoes, past the Palace at Three Rivers, until we see, outside the walls of the White City, the resting place of He Who Walks Wilderness. As we watch, the giant chains are corroding and crumbling. Suddenly a huge hand bursts from the ground, grabbing the chain, and with a swift pull, snapping it.
As the enormous links fall to the ground, the earth trembles and cracks as the Namer emerges from his tomb with a titanic roar...
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Flame Noire

Run by Vicky & Matt on 17th March 2007 (Saturday 9th Week, Hilary Term)
Players: Marco de Falconi (Joff), James Coin (Andrew C), Miranda (Jessie), Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), Dr Edward Holtz (Joe), Gex (Richard)
Mission Brief:Rumour abound that Belor de Velland has made contact with the nations from the far south and seeking an alliance with them in order to consolidate his position as ruler of the Port, has invited an number of ambassadors to meet with him. Sources in the White City are uncertain as to whether this is genuine or whether Belor has staged the arrival of aforementioned ambassadors in order to appear less weak in front of the White City. Many are agreed, however, that further investigation of this matter is required and word is put out for those who know where to look that the Low Guard are looking to hire a group of advertures for a mission to the Port of Glass and Flame. It is said that the Low Guard may be willing to pay substatial bonuses to anyone bringing back useful information on the matter.
On a seemingly unrelated note another rumour is heard in the taverns of the White City: last night one of the funeral pyres in the Temple of Ash turned black and a voice was heard to come from it. Only those present at the time seem to know the precise details of what it said but there are occassionally mumurings about something to do with a oath.
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Desert Caravan

Run by Tony & Gareth on 31st March 2007 (Saturday in the Easter Holidays)
Players: Sasha De Courci (Vicky), Nuwayrah Velasquez (Ann),Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief:During Henry De Courci's journey east, the beginnings of an alliance were forged with Tribe Glittering Eye.
After much discussion the details of this arrangement have been finalised. The Glittering Eye promise an alliance with the White City in any Tribal conflict, and the services of their sages, seers and trackers, to be used as Rebecca sees fit. In exchange, Glittering Eye have asked for a supply of steel and water, to be delivered by men of the white city to hidden locations in the desert.
Now that caravan is being prepared, and The De Courcis require a trustworthy group to guard its passage through the harsh desert, headed by a suitably ranked noble. Scouts and Warriors will be essential, but scholars, merchants and diplomats are also requested, as this is another chance to study secrets and influence the power of the 13 Tribes.
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The Importance of Portents

Run by Joe & Ellie on 21st April 2007 (0th Week Trinity)
Players: Simon Tyvek (Tom), Lucius Cristofori (James), Brother Dieter (Andrew C), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Azuma (Matt H)
Mission Brief: A call has gone out to the adventuring for a group to come forward in assistance of the Gubernatorial Astronomer, Mario Stazalli. Word is that Mr Stazelli requires a group to journey into the wilds to collect some information for his records, and is putting forward the modest reward of 20 hexa per adventurer should the mission be a success.
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The Miracle Men

Run by Matt & Vicky on 28th April 2007 (1th Week Trinity)
Players: Phineas Crabbe (Joe W), Thalia (Laura), Lucius Cristofori (James), Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Nuwayrah Velasquez (Ann), Brian (Rob)
Mission Brief: In the last few days Peg Leg Anne, the retired adventurer and regular at the Black Gryphon, hasn’t been seen around much. The full significance of this becomes apparent when men in livery start putting up posters. Peg Leg Anne is Anna Cristofori, Duke Ario’s cousin, and she has gone missing. A considerable reward is offered for her return. Interested parties should report to the Duke’s townhouse with all haste.
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Sun Under the Ground

Run by Fed & Ellie on 05th May 2007 (2nd Week Trinity)
Players: Raph (Joff), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Lilly (Jessie), Marcus (Gareth), Ulf (James F)
Mission Brief: "The mysterious City of Streng has been discovered by lies unexplored, Basil Cristofori, a wealthy collector based in the City of Crossroads, has called for adventurers to explore the underground tunnels of the city and bring him back items of wonder. He has promised significant rewards in cash for any worthwhile artefact brought back."
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Unfinished Business

Run by Matt & Andrew C on 12th May 2007 (3rd Week Trinity)
Players:
Part A: Phineas Crabbe (Joe W), Lucius Cristofori (James), Brian (Rob), Jane (Jenni), Andreas Garric (Fergus)

Part B: Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Nuwayragh Velasquez (Ann), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Jenevieve Velasquez (Jenni), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky)

Part C: Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Yana (Ellie), Bairoth (Peter), Marcus
Mission Brief:
Part A - 'Homecoming'.
The High Guard have been gathering in troops from the quieter watchtowers in preparation for an offensive to the north. No response has been received from the watchtower garrison at Bowvale, in the north-east. A party of adventurers is hired to investigate.
Part B - 'The Lords of Misrule'
Nerino Velasquez has sent messengers to his more adventurous young relatives, gently requesting (in other words, ordering) them to put together a group of adventurers to undertake an extremely important mission, with all haste. The group is to meet him at the city’s south gate as soon as possible.
A low-mid level mini-larp for Velasquez PCs and their retainers.
Part C - 'Rebecca'
Sir Carlos de Mamushi, head of the Low Guard, has been asked to put together a team of adventurers to escort Rebecca De Courci herself on a mission of a personal and private nature.
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Sands of the Golden Dawn

Run by James W & Tony on 19th May 2007 (4th Week Trinity)
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Sir Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W), Bairoth (Peter), Marco de Falconi (Marco),Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief: Carmina Curiana leads a jaunt east into the land of the Thirteen Tribes on a research mission for the Cloistered Brethren
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Shadow Gallery

Run by Xan & Laura on 26th May 2007 (5th Week Trinity)
Players: Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Orpheus du Valle (Dom), Canting (James F), Lucia du Bois (Lucie),Brother Dieter (Andrew C)
Mission Brief: Involving a rich art-collecting Dream sorceror in the Whistful City who has asked the PCs to investigate a mysterious disappearance
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Fading Light

Run by Matt & Ellie on 2nd June 2007 (6th Week Trinity)
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Bottle (Joe W), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Tarich (Tom),Bairoth (Peter)
Mission Brief: One day, a cowled figure mounts a soapbox in the square before the De Courci palace. Throwing back her cowl, she declares: ‘People of the White City, take heed! I am the emissary of the Lord of Three Rivers. I have led the Returned Dead here, to your city and theirs, to reclaim their rights. I challenge the Exalted Church of the Light to stop us, if they can. My name is Katherine Sloughberne.’ And with that, the figure calls forth an Ashen Cloud, and somehow manages to escape.
The first riots start twenty-four hours later. The ordinary people are scared of the Dead and the Exalted Church; the Dead and their supporters are scared of everybody; and the Exalted Church are hell-bent on capturing the apostate Sloughberne, who was once one of their best missionaries.

Two days later, as the city totters into anarchy, a select group of adventurers are called to High Guard barracks, to undertake a mission vital to the survival of the city.
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A Crown of Chains

Run by Joe W & Peter on 9th June 2007 (7th Week Trinity)
Players: Tarich (Tom),Federico Velasquez (Joff), Enrico Cristofori (Fed), Tommy Truebreath (Matt),Adanemoay (Xan)
Mission Brief: In the depths of the ruined City of Chains something stirs and an anguished howl rings out across the Eastern Plains.

In the cloisters of the Brethren of Chain, the leaders of that secretive order meet behind closed doors.

In the White City those few independent sorcerers who have mastered the magic of the Chain without the Brethren's instruction find their heavy Iron talismans pulling to the East, as though caught in a strong wind. And as they examine the intricately carved links, they see tiny fracture lines start to spread across the metal.

A few days later, a coalition of influential sorcerers, headed by Duke Nerino Velasquez, announce a reward of 20 hexa to the adventurers who journey to the City of Chains and return with an explanation of this phenomenon, and a promise of substantially more if the matter is 'satisfactorily resolved'.
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The Master and Selena

Run by Matt & Andrew C on 16th June 2007 (8th Week Trinity)
Players: Tarich (Tom),Bottle (Joe W), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Harriet Pinter (Ellie)
Mission Brief: "Even as the White City is still reeling from the recent strife, a smattering of refugees arrive from the south, telling tales of terrible battles in the streets of the Port of Glass and Flame, of the dead returning to express their disapproval of the Lord Protector. Whatever the plans of the Necromancer, they seem to be vast in scope. Concern mounts day after day over the supposed army of the Necromancer that has disappeared from the north.

Then word comes from the Cloistered Bretheren of Chains; while attempting to track down Jeremiah Tacinth, their former Master and current abscondee from the Burned Realm, they have located him and a great force of undead both, some days travel to the south of the City. Their scouting expedtion was all but destroyed in the gathering of this information, it seems. Now the call has gone out, from the Temples and Great Families of the White City, for a party of heroes to travel south and discover the plans of the Necromancer and his chain mage henchman and, perhaps, to stop him."
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Smoke and Mirrors

Run by Andrew C & Peter on 23th June 2007
Players: Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Marcus (Gareth), Adanemoay (Xan)
Mission Brief: The Temple of Ashes are looking for a small group of competent (or presenting a reasonable appearance of such) adventurers to investigate the mysterious lack of communication for several months from the Temple of Four Roses, located some weeks to the south-west of the city and formerly worshipping the Lord of the Gardens. They are willing to pay some money up-front, with promise of substantially more or favours owed should there turn out to be a serious problturn out to be a serious problem there and the PCs capably deal with it. em there and the PCs capably deal with it.
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The Winds of Change

Run by Vicky & Matt on 30th June 2007
Players: Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Brother Dieter (Andrew C), Phineas Crabbe (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Following the mixed success of her ventures in the Port of Glass and Flame, Ambassador Miguel Santos has asked Captain Ambriel de Verlay to help put together a party for an important mission in the far south. News have been received that Belor de Velland has been continuing in his efforts to make an alliance with the City of Stone, a city state in the far south, somewhat hampered by the embarassment caused at the ambassadors visit to the Port of Glass and Flame. Duke Karl's spies in the south have managed to get their hands on a set of rough maps of the southern lands and the Duke has requested a party of brave adventurers travel there in person to follow up on this information. Getting in contact with the City of Stone and trying to sow the seeds of an allianceon behalf of the Broken Moon should be a priority but sabotaging any endeavours Belor has made at alliance would also be considered useful.
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Even Death May Die

Run by Laura & Matt on 6th-8th July 2007
Players: Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Bairoth (Peter), Adi (Jessie), Tarich (Tom), Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Carlos de Mamushi (Joe W)
Mission Brief: A brave group of Adventurers set out to finally slay the Necromancer at Three Rivers.
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Clear and Absent Danger

Run by Joff & Ellie on 28th July 2007
Players: Bottle (Joe W), Lucius Cristofori (James), Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief: Adventurers needed to locate and then relocate an artifact which may be of some magical significance on behalf of an 'independent individual'.
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Bridal Gift

Run by Andrew C & Joe on 22nd Sept 2007
Players: Avity (Ellie), Azuma (Matt), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky)
Mission Brief: Anyone frequenting any of the slightly less salubrious drinking establishments within the white city in the last week or so, will have heard rumours that a certain individual is willing to pay a substantial sum to any person or group of persons willing to "recover" a certain item of little value to those in whose possession it currently resides. Those wishing further information can find said individual at an address and time that can be discovered without too much difficulty.
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I Can't Believe They're Not Trollberries

Run by James W & Tony on 29th Sept 2007
Players: Jake Anvil (Joe), Clare Sheldon (Emma), Lorenzo De Almedia RIP (Tom), Dr Joanna Smith (Laura)
Mission Brief: It's Trollberry season again, and all over the White City nobles are holding Trollberry juice parties. The merchant Bilious Cardew, meanwhile, is looking for some people who can help him with an investigative quest.
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Song of the South

Run by Matt & Vicky on 6th Oct 2007
Players: Lord Sebastian de Fideli (Joff), Ratrina De Almedia (Andrea), Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), Lt. Welldon (Fed), Markos (Gareth)
Mission Brief: A joint White City and Broken Moon party set out to find the fabled Gloaming isle
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Into the Leoni's Den

Run by Andrea on 13th Oct 2007
Players: Jake Anvil (Joe W), Beornwulf (Dominic), Brother Dieter (Andrew C), Stophos (Fed), ??? (Dennis), Di Marco (Silva), Kendall (Jacqui), ??? (KT)
Mission Brief: A group of adventurers are hired by a Thousand Arts Professor to track down a reclusive Artist
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Reflection of Mortality

Run by Peter & Andrew C on 20th Oct 2007
Players: Lee (Ellie), Bjornwulf (Dominic), Alessandro (Tom), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Di Marco (Silva), Kendall (Jacqui), Theodore Fletcher (Dave), Echo D'Almedia (Lousia), Michael Raes (Dan), Brian Smith (Rob)
Mission Brief: "It is a little over a year since Belor de Velland and Selena Curiana took control of the Port of Glass and Flame, a little over a year since Belor "married" Lydia De Courci and claimed to be the rightful ruler of the White City and a little over a year since the Port's Government in Exile set itself up on the Ilse of the Broken Moon.

Since then diplomatic relations between the Port and the White City have been... fraught, but no overt action has been taken by either side. Rumours of spies, of Selena's cultists, of Belorite loyalists, of murders and kidnappings abound, but nothing is ever proven and nothing is ever found.

Currently a large part of the High Guard is on manoeuvres near the Southern Watchtowers. A show of strength, to remind Belor that even were he able to push through the Garden Lands, he would face the finest troops the world has ever seen. At least that is the idea.

However, the North, were so recently an army of undead seemed to threaten, has not been forgotten. The De Courci High Captain, Gerhard De Courci, has gone North to inspect the Watchtowers, to ensure that the defences are solid.

Only, he never arrived at the Watchtowers. And with most of the High Guard occupied to the South, a more informal search party will have to be organised.

By word of mouth and by public proclamation, a request for brave souls seeking to earn the Goodwill of the City and, more importantly, the comforting weight of the hexa in hand, is put out. Those seeking employment should report to Captain Felicia Adams at the Barracks at the Northern Gate at Sun-down this evening."
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Rising Deep

Run by Vicky & Matt on 27th Oct 2007
Players: Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), Phineas Crabbe (Joe), Avity (Ellie), Lt. B Welldon (Fed), Edwin Lunn (Andrew C), Adi (Jessi), Jenevive Velasquez (Jenni)
Mission Brief: Duke Karl D'Artois is planning a celebration of the anniversery of the recovery of the ducal signet rings and his coronation. He has invited a number of White City dignitries and as such wishes to ensure the passage is safe. He has asked a group of his most loyal subjects, led by Captain Ambriel de Verlay, to make the way for the White City diplomats and to act as a welcoming comittee.
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Enter Stage Left

Run by Helen & Tom on 3rd Nov 2007
Players: Brian Smith (Rob), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Theodore Fletcher (Dave), Daniel Kelson (Dominic), ??? (Robert C)
Mission Brief: "In the Whistful City, affairs are disturbed - more disturbed than normal. The White City's ambassador has sent a communique reporting violent brawls in the streets - unusual for the Northern state - and a higher-than-normal instance of mad prophets, oracles and sibyls reporting strange portents in Dream. Last week, two suns seemed to shine in the sky and there was a terrible noise as of the glaciers themselves cracking apart...

In amongst the nonsense and drug-fuelled prophecies of the Temples, the priests of the White City have managed to pick out a few grains of truth - or possible truth. To whit, the Temple of the Light believe that one of the furthest Northern temples, which vanished into Dream some twenty years ago along with all its congregation, may have returned.

Therefore, the High Priestess of the Light in the White City is offering rewards to any adventurers willing to go North and investigate the truth of these prophecies; and to bring back concrete evidence of whatever they find."
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North is North

Run by Fed & Jessie on 10th Nov 2007
Players: Jake Anvil (Joe), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky), Proyas De Almedia (Peter), Alessandro (RIP) (Tom N), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), ??? (Rob), ??? Tom, ??? (???)
Mission Brief: A notice has been up about the White City by an entirely unknown noble, Sercico de Palla, presumed to be connected with the Cristofori... or maybe the Velasquez... look, nobody is really quite sure. He is, however, a noble (it seems) and is promising money (in large quantities) as well as treasures (untold) and adventure (aplenty). He is therefore hiring a party of bold adventurers who are willing to help him out on a treasure hunt to recover, er, treasure! All those interested should inquire at the sign of the Black Gryphon and seek the man in de Palla livery. That's blue and red by the way.
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The Ties that Bind

Run by Tony & Joe on 17th Nov 2007
Players: Brian Smith (Rob W), Samual Fletcher (Robert C), Proyas De Almedia (Peter), Enrico 'Flash' Cristofori (Fed), Dieter (Andrew C),
Mission Brief:Many months ago, Sasha de Courci headed a diplomatic mission into the desert of the 13 Tribes. Her path crossed that of Tribe Jaguar, a hostile, matriarchal tribe, known for their blood sorcery. Whatever they were attempting with their ritual, Sasha's team stopped it.

Though the ritual was reported to fail, everyone in the White City with the De Courci blood, or with an affinity for blood magic felt the culmination like a tremor in the hills. Something Happened.

Court scryers have confirmed little: Only that it targeted Rebecca de Courci's child, and that an element of the ritual is sill active somewhere East of the White City. Any potential threat to Rebecca or her babe is unacceptable and will be dealt with.

You have received a request from the De Courci family to assist in investigative mission. You are to travel into the desert, learn the details of the ritual, find the active element and, if it cannot be returned for study, destroy it. Tribe Jaguar committed an outright act of war, and are presumed to be backed by other tribes. The investigators are encouraged to be cautious and... diplomatic in all their dealings.
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The Chains that Bind

Run by Peter & Dominic on 24th Nov 2007
Players: Bottle (Joe), Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Tommy Truebreath (Matt), Sister Yana (Ellie), Paulo (Tom), Ambriel de Verlay (Helen W)
Mission Brief: Following the Burning Flames licking at the Chains which Bind He Who Walks Wilderness, a number of powerful individuals are asked to attend the Cloistered Brethren in order to provide their services in aid to the White City.
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Do Undead Dream of Reanimated Sheep

Run by Joe & Matt H on 1st Dec 2007
Players: Vitale de Verlay (Peters), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sasha di Courci (Vicky), Daniel Kelson (Dominic), Calith (Rob)
Mission Brief: The Mysterious Warden at the the Palace of Three Rivers is apparently hiring adventurers for some sort of mission to clear up the Undead still roaming those lands. Interested parties should travel to the Palace to learn more.
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Things to do in the Burned Realm when you're Dead

Run by Jessie & Tom on 8th Dec 2007
Players: Ryn (Ellie), Dart (Andrew C), Sirius Panastra (Rich), Kalipet (Helen)
Mission Brief: Over the last few days, the Temple of Ash has been receiving strange reports: spirits of babies and young children given the last rites do not appear to be going to the Burned Realm. It is unkown whether this is linked to the war and the plans of the Necromancer, or an unrelated problem. Since these reports started coming, the High Priestess of the Lord of Silent Voices has disappeared.
In the Burned Realm, several notable deceased adventurers receive a summons to attend the Lord of the Faithful for an important and urgent mission.
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Whispers in the Wind

Run by Peter & Chaos on 12th Jan 2008
Players: Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Bottle (Joe W), Tarich (Tom), Carmina Curiana (Vicky), Adi (Jessie)
Mission Brief: A bunch of Bairoth's old friends try to save him from his horrible fate.
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The Road Not Taken

Run by Vicky & Andrew C on 19th Jan 2008
Players: Tommy Truebreath (Matt H), Bottle (Joe W), Paulo (Tom), Lt. B Welldon (Fed), Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), Dominic du Cesare (Tony)
Mission Brief: Belor's road slowly but surely advances on the White City and his army will be at the gates within a matter of weeks. It must either be stopped or taken under the control of the White City, otherwise when the attack begins he will have the advantage. Rumours head back to the High Guard's headquarters that the road is being driven forward by a powerful spirit of the Black Flame, and therein lies a chance. If something of enough significance can be offered it may be possible to hault the road's progress. Legend tells of a mystical artifact linked to roads and travel, a potent token of the Prince of Trade Winds. A party of brave adventurers is hired to go and retrieve the token and take it and proffer it to the demon of the Black Flame in the hope it will be enough to stop the road. The mission will be incredibly dangerous, as it will entail travelling into the very seat of Belor's power. .
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Full Metal Tunic

Run by Joff & Joe on 26th Jan 2008
Players: Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Lee (Ellie), Kumar (Tony), Sir Lucas De Almedia (Dominic), Echo De Almedia (Lousia)
Mission Brief: Commoners are being drafted into the High Guard to boost its numbers for the war, Less useful offspring are likewise being sent from the noble families to get them out of the house for a while. You will become soldiers and lay down your lives for your city.
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Dark Harvest

Run by Vicky & Dominic on 2nd Feb 2008
Players: Paulo (Tom), Adi (Jessie), Lady Ambriel de Verlay (Helen), ??? (Joe), Tommy Truebreath (Matt), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Edwin de Caius (Andrew C)
Mission Brief: Paulo and a group of his friends head to the northern mountains to forge an artefact capable of killing the dread necromancer, Selena Curiana.
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Gang War

Run by Dominic & Fed on 9th Feb 2008
Players: Proyas de Almedia (Peter), Samuel Fletcher (Rob), Meredith d’Artois (Vicky), Echo de Almedia (Louisa), Sra’em (Trevor), Dr Johanna Smith (Laura), Sereth (Dave)
Mission Brief: Rumours have reached the White City of a disturbance on the road to the City of Silk, with even a few outlandish mentions of running battles between bandits. This is disrupting the De Almedia family’s trade, and they are not best pleased about this. The De Almedia Family have put out a call for adventurers to join an expedition to assess and to sort out the situation.
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Dulce et Decorum Est

Run by Peter & Ellie on 16th Feb 2008
Players: Lt. B Welldon (Fed), Serafine D'Artois (Laura), Lucius Cristofori (James W), Jake Anvil (Joe), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Brother Dieter (Andrew C), Beornwulf (Dominic), Abelard Velasquez (Rich)
Mission Brief: Those individuals interested in aiding the Allied forces in retaking the Port of Glass and Flame should present themselves to the Recruiting Officers located outside the Gubnatorial Palace or the Embassy of the Broken Moon. Adventure and fun for all!
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Birthday Greetings

Run by James W & Rob W on 23rd Feb 2008
Players: Keldon Mortice (Tom), Samuel Fletcher (Rob), Lazarus (Rich G), Daniel Kelson (Dominic), Sra’em (Trevor), Sereth (Dave)
Mission Brief: In your local there is a silver-haired man who has drunk there for as long as anybody knows. He's a quiet sort -- keeps himself to himself, doesn't talk much, but has a way of looking after people when they're in trouble, when they're down on their luck.

You are approached by him one evening. He tells you that he has need of a group of adventurers to bring birthday gifts to his three brothers: one of whom is in the West near the City of Silk, one of whom can be found in the Northern Mountains, and one of whom is somewhere southeast of the City of Crossroads. He says that he'd be willing to pay 15 Hexa apiece for the difficulty (five now and ten later), that he'll look about for other adventurers to join, or that if you know some folks who you'd like to bring along then they'd be welcome too, and to meet him in the Black Griffin the following morning if you're interested.


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Operation Certain Death

Run by Vicky & Peter on 1st March 2008
Players: Part 1:
Paulo (Tom), Adi (Jessie), ??? (Joe), Tommy Truebreath (Matt), Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Edwin de Caius (Andrew C), Ulf (James F)
Part 2:
Lt. B Welldon (Fed), Ambriel de Verlay (RIP) (Helen), Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Yana (Ellie), Diego (Joe W), Gex (Rich), Marcos (Gareth)
Mission Brief: Part 1: No one Mourns the Wicked
Paulo and friends, having forged a magical artifact capable of killing the dread necromancer Selena Curiana, head into the Broken Garden to finish the bitch.

Part 2: Pro More Suo Mori
"The Port is lost to Belor. The Long Road is lost to Belor. His army is collapsing quietly. Now is the time to attack. Now is the time to act."
Belor must die. Certain individuals are gathering to ensure that this becomes the actual state of affairs as opposed to the merely desired state of affairs.
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Last Orders

Run by Matt & Helen on 8th March 2008
Players: Harriet Pinter (Ellie), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Beornwulf (Dominic), Brian Smith (Rob W), Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos)
Mission Brief:The Temple of Ashes seeks a party of adventurers to travel into the northern mountains and confront a powerful servant of the departed Necromancer of Three Rivers. Known as the Grey Templar, the creature is thought to be a powerful living dead warrior, and has been sighted numerous times in recent months. It appears to be gathering a powerful force of the Necromancer’s former undead thralls; and worse, rumour suggests that the Templar carries Three Rivers’ last orders, a set of written instructions holding who-knows-what terrible secrets… pay is to be thirty hexa in the first instance.
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The Golden Road

Run by Fed & Joe W on 15th March 2008
Players: Morgock Sarm (Rich G), Azuma (Matt H)
Mission Brief:Basilus Cristofori, a merchant and conoisseur of all things exotic based in the City of Crossroads is getting some returns on the Cristofori investment in the whole 'Take back the Port of Glass' malarkey. He intends to mount an expedition into the East to have a go at trading in the Port of Sands for Eastern valuables. He is on the lookout for any historic or otherwise valuable artefacts that may be gathered, both through trade, and if necessary unorthodox means. He requires those of excellent ability for both protection of his agent and the modest caravan and to 'procure' whatever items they might require.
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Morituri te Salutant

Run by Dominic & Ellie on 5th April 2008
Players: Marcos (Gareth), Diego (Joe), Keldon Mortice (Tom), Enrico Cristofori (Fed)
Mission Brief:Several known warriors of the White City have been sent anonymous, cryptic messages reading: “We have heard of you, and would like to make your acquaintance. If you are interested in adventure, excitement and wealth, travel south to the blasted oak two days south-east of the White City. If you are valiant, the rewards will be wondrous.”
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Man of Chains, Man of Action

Run by James W & Joe on 12th April 2008
Players: Tommy Truebreath (Matt H), Brother Dieter (Andrew C), Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief: This morning the Cloistered Brethren within the City of Crossroads sent out several messengers on an urgent mission. Of the dozen they sent, one was sent to you.

You were awoken at an uncivilized hour by a worried-looking young man wearing Cloistered Brethren insignia. His message was simple: the Brethren need a party of talented adventurers at extremely short notice for an urgent mission. Full details are not yet available, but upon arriving at the Brethren's HQ you will be briefed by Alonzo Babbitt, their commander within the City of Crossroads. Due to the urgent nature of the work, fees are negotiable.

Of the dozen messengers sent out to various adventurers about town, about half of them were sent away -- either with polite refusals or a bellowed stream of abuse. You, for whatever reason, accepted.
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A Hero's Rest

Run by Joe W & Ellie on 19th April 2008
Players: Proyas De Almedia (Peter), Sir Lucas de Almedia (Dominic), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky), S'raem Yar (Trevor), Samual Fletcher (Rob C), Stophos (Fed)
Mission Brief: Raphael LaCosta, the scion of a minor noble family, has put up discrete notices around town asking for adventurers willing to travel deep into the Western Forest and recover the body of his late father so that it may be cremated and the last rites performed. He is willing to pay 20 Hx for their assistance. Anyone interested should attend the family home for further details.
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Daughters of Men

Run by Vicky & Tom on 26th April 2008
Players: Anvil (Joe), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sir Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Echo D'Almedia (Louisa), Brian Smith (Rob W)
Mission Brief: Alphonse du Marchant, merchant trader from the city of crossroads, has not received word from his daughter Eliza in several weeks. She was based in an agricultural village in the south east. He offers a party of adventurers 10 Hx a piece to go investigate the situation there.
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Gang War II

Run by Dominic & James F on 3rd May 2008
Players: Avity (Ellie), Keldon Mortis (Tom), Sereth (Dave), Tristan (Chaos), Magnus (Tony), Finch (James I)
Mission Brief: A rumour goes out in the White City that adventurers interested in carrying out unspecified “diplomatic work” to the west – particularly those who have no reason to love the de Almedia family – should meet at the Rotting Badger inn.
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Let Sleeping Sleepers Lie

Run by Andrew & Ellie on 10th May 2008
Players: Arashi (Vicky), Azuma (Matt), Beornwulf (Dominic), Diego (Joe W), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth)
Mission Brief:Two entirely separate and completely-unrelated-in-any-way-whatsoever events occur during the next few weeks in the White City.

Firstly, the following advertisement appears in many of the city's drinking establishments and other places frequented by adventurers: "Experienced adventurers required for a simple, safe, well-paid, entirely legal and not unreasonably-time-consuming task. Should apply to Ms Dimity Plene, secretary to the du Licci family within the next few days."

Secondly, minor nobles of the city will recieve invitations to a party at the du Licci estate, some distance to the west of the Whistful City, in three weeks time. Those wishing to attend are invited to join Lord Jules du Licci in his journey from the White City (where he currently resides) to said estate, and he hopes to entertain them as they travel.
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The Serpent and the Rainbow

Run by Matt & Vicky on 17th May 2008
Players: Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Adi (Jessie), Beornwulf (Dominic), Proyas De Almedia (Peter), Stophos (Fed)
Mission Brief:"In recent days, the borders of Dream have been unusually active, bringing strange storms to the mountains and disturbed dreams to the people of the south. The Aurora Borealis has been seen from as far south as the White City’s northernmost watchtowers. Noted scholar and dream sorcerer Gilliano de Riaga has advertised around the city for adventurers to travel north and investigate these unsettling phenomena, but rumours abound in the adventuring community of a mysterious and wealthy sponsor for de Riaga’s expedition.

Meanwhile, the Red Tower burns bright in the northern sky, and Professor Carter of the faculty of the arcane has received a peculiar letter..."
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FMT II: The Quiet Barbarian

Run by Joff & Joe on 24th May 2008
Players: Sir Lucas De Almedia (Dominic), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), ??? Di Courci (James F), ??? (Helen)
Mission Brief:The Black and Whites are called upon to assist the barbarian warlord Chesh once again...


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Looking for Family, Searching for Tribe

Run by James W & Ellie on 31st May 2008
Players: Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Anvil (Joe), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Ulf (James F), Lady Serafine D'Artois (Laura), a href="roster.html#weldon"> Captain B Weldon (Fed)
Mission Brief:Dominic Du Cesare and his Chosen Men go into the Forest in search of Dominic's roots
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Oliverio & I

Run by Laura & Dom on 14th June 2008
Players: Sereth (Dave), Magnus (Tony), Finch (James I), ??? (Matt H), ??? (Andrew C), ??? (Rob W)
Mission Brief:"Following certain unpleasant incidents involving Bound Ones, Oliviero Christofori is away from the White City in order to spend more time with his angst. However, he doesn't see why exile should necessarily be uncomfortable. To that end, certain individuals within the White City have been discreetly contacted by Oliviero's servants, with the offer of a lovely holiday in the country and 20 hexa each towards their expenses. All they have to do is spend 5 days preparing Oliviero's hunting lodge in the Western Forest according to his exacting instructions, and coping with the drug dealers, poachers, relatives and other hazards of lovely holidays in the country..."
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Ashes to Ashes

Run by Matt H on 21st June 2008
Players: Harriet Pinter Retires (Ellie), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Adi (Jessie), Tarich (Tom), Proyas D'Almedia (Peter).
Beornwulf (Dominic), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Julia Vandermeer (Laura), Phineas Crabbe (Joe)
Mission Brief:"Harriet Pinter, high priestess of the Temple of Ashes, has been found unconscious in her quarters, and can by no means by roused. A similar fate seems to have befallen Professor Carter of the Faculty of the Arcane and Captain Arashi Moriyama of the High Guard. The three organisations concerned have consulted various experts, and Gilliano de Riaga, expert on Dream magic, has come up with an answer: their minds are trapped, somewhere, in a Dream. The call goes out to the adventuring community for brave souls to travel north and rescue these lost dignitaries."
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For Science!

Run by Joe W on 28th June 2008
Players: Stophos (Fed), S'raem Yar (Trevor), James Warver (Dave), Thier Cristofori (James G), Crispin (Andrew C)
Mission Brief:Professor Maximilian Grant of the College of a Thousand Arts' Alchemy department requires the assistance of the brave and the bold to seek out alchemical components, sample the resulting concoction and then report back on the results.
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The Curse of Trog Island

Run by Dom on 5th July 2008
Players: Phineas Crabbe (Joe W), Thier Cristofori (James G), Lee (Ellie)
Mission Brief:“The Department of Historical Art and the Department of Comparative Mythology of the College of a Thousand Arts would like to make it known that funding has been released for a group of hardy types to travel south, to investigate the veracity of a legend regarding ancient treasure. Interested parties should report to the College for a briefing. Note: those with experience of curses are particularly encouraged to apply.”
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A Green Thought In A Green Shade

Run by Helen and Peter on 11th - 13th July 2008
Players: Beornwulf (Dominic), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky), Azuma (Matt), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sir Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Brian Smith (Rob W)
Mission Brief:"Across the White City, astrologers, priests and scholars are reporting strange signs and portents. Rituals go awry, or work spectacularly well; herb-gardens and climbing vines across the city are springing up to twice their normal height within days, or withering and rotting with no sign of disease. The stars themselves take on strange new alignments and mystify curious gazers into the night sky. The Temple of the Verdant Lord has so far released no official word on the matter, but minor acolytes whisper that something is happening in the West which has not occurred for centuries...

In the wake of these strange events, Professor Fairfax at the College of the Thousand Arts has put out a call for scholars, philosophers, sorcerers, trackers and mercenaries for an investigative mission into the Western Forest. Payment will be "by results" but is rumoured to be generous, and interested parties are asked to apply to the Faculty of Botany to present their credentials."
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Once Upon a Time in the East

Run by Vicky and Matt on 16th August 2008
Players: Beornwulf (Dominic), Stophos (Fed), Diego (Joe W), Sir Robert (Racheet)
Mission Brief:"The Temple of Ash is hiring adventurers to investigate an incident in the Tower of Heroes. Interested parties should contact the Temple."
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How does your Garden Grow?

Run by Ellie and Andrew C on 23rd August 2008
Players: Azuma (Matt), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky), Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Enrico 'Flash' Cristofori (Fed), Tarich (Tom)
Mission Brief:"Arashi and friends attempt to address the plight of the slain Lord of the Gardens.
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When Lightning Strikes

Run by Dominic on 13th September 2008
Players: Dr Johanna Smith (Laura), Stophos (Fed), ??? (Helen) and others...
Mission Brief: The College of a Thousand Arts has circulated a notice announcing the death of the Head of the Faculty of History, with an addendum requesting adventuring types to convene to help fullfil his last will and testament. It is fairly well known that Said academic was also a high-ranking Priest [if not in fact the High Priest] of the Princess of Stories.
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In the Shadow of the Mountains

Run by James W on 27th September 2008
Players: Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Eduardo (Fed), Sir Samual Asbodan , Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Sereth (Dave), James Warver (Dave H), Michael (Dan), Tristan (Chaos)
Mission Brief: A notice has appeared around the White City:

"WANTED: Talented and resourceful individuals willing to take responsibility for their own success on behalf of a legitimate mercantile enterprise. Applicants should be talented in small-group fighting tactics, be willing to use their own initiative and capable of adopting a pragmatic approach to diplomatic relations with a diverse variety of individuals. Interested parties should apply to Gilliam Cake in the Black Griffin at 5pm on Sunday Night."
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Sand and Storm

Run by Fed on 4th October 2008
Players: Daniel Kelson (Dominic), Meredith D'Artois (Vicky), Thier Cristofori (James G), Morgock Sarm (Rich G), Lee (Ellie)
Mission Brief:Word has filtered down the usual channels in the White City and the City of Crossroads requiring brave adventurers to head off into the East in the interest of securing the White City's interests. Rumours would suggest that the White City is intending to arrange for a group of trusted individuals to help resolve the recent 'invasion' problems the Port of Sands may have been experiencing.
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Rats Live on no Evil Star

Run by Laura on 11th October 2008
Players: Avity (Ellie), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Keldon Mortice (Tom), Finch (James I), Rufus (James W), Jack (Kit), Michael (Dan), Stophos (Fed)
Mission Brief: A notice has been circulated by Professor Cornelia Vanderdecker, head of the Faculty of Astrology at the College of a Thousand Arts. It reads "The Moon has gone wrong in the North. Adventurers needed. Go into Dream. Fix it.
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Eastwards Dreaming

Run by Dominic on 18th October 2008
Players: Thier Cristofori (James G), Orlando (Vicky), Ulrych von Rauschpfeife (Peter), Finch (James I), Falcon Bravo (Joe W)
Mission Brief: A notice is posted in the various taverns and similar locales frequented by the adventuring community: “New to adventuring? Interested in protecting the free and waking world, as well as making some money? Opportunities available for both those interested in a career and in casual work. Those interested should apply to the Headquarters of the Northern Defence League, Artisans’ Street. Bonuses available for successful missions.”
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Adventuring in the East

Run by Rob on 25th October 2008
Players: Sareth (Dave Harper), Michael (Dan), James Warver (Dave H), Rowatt (Jonathan), Medea Mor (Amy), Sir Samual Asmodan (Chris), Olaf (Dominic)
Mission Brief:Word has come from the City of Lights embassy in the white city, and circulated out to the other cities, that the King Who Waits requires a group of outsiders to deal with a situation developing in the East. If the party can deal with his little problem, he is willing to offer negotiable rewards, including trade privileges with the east, or one off payments. Those interested should come to the embassy in the white city.
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Breaking and Entering

Run by Joe W on 1st November 2008
Players: Maximilian (James G), Rowatt (Jonathan), Cpt. Tristor Ashil (Fed), James Coin (Andrew C), Olaf (RIP) (Dominic)
Mission Brief: A small note goes up in the Black Griffin Pub- "Robert Chadwick, trader in second-hand luxury items, seeks adventurous sorts to recover an exotic item from the South, outside the Legal Jurisdiction of the White City."

Those in the know will be aware that Mr Chadwick is a fence for King Erik, and word is that the King is looking out for some fresh faces to do some work against competition in the Port of Glass.
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Low Tolerance

Run by Fed and Jessie on 8th November 2008
Players: Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Rowatt (Jonathan), Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Brandon (Rob C), ??? (Rob W), Gustav (James I), James Blackthorn (Thibault)
Mission Brief: "Routine information gathering in the Port of Glass is quickest way to advance in rank of the Low Guard! Flexible hours, good pay, opportunities abound!"
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Worms and the Witch

Run by Vicky and Joe on 15th November 2008
Players: Sir Lucas D'Almedia (Dom), Naomi (Ellie), Ulrych von Rauschpfeife (Peter), Thier Cristofori (James G), Gustav (James I), James Blackthorn (Thibault)
Mission Brief: A Cristofori caravan has gone missing on the trade route through the tribal lands. The family puts out a notice for some nice expendable trustworthy adventurers to investigate.
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Folorn Hope

Run by Dominic on 22nd November 2008
Players: Sariel (Jessie), John (Gareth), Gregor (Dave H), James Warver (Dave Holley), Brandon (Rob C), Falcon Bravo (Joe W)
Mission Brief: Amid rumours of trouble on the northern border of the Western Forest, a notice is posted in the usual spots:

THE NORTHERN DEFENCE LEAGUE NEEDS YOU!

A mission of vital importance to the Waking World is departing in three days, bound for the Western Forest. Interested parties should contact the headquarters of the NDL on Artisans’ Street, by midnight two days hence. People with knowledge of Dream or of the Forest or travel in general are particularly desired, as well as those skilled in martial pursuits.
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In the Shadow of the Sun

Run by Ellie and Andrew C on 29th November 2008
Players: Enrico 'Flash' Cristofori (Fed), Proyas De Almedia (Peter), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave H), Azuma (Matt), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Arashi Moriyama (Vicky)
Mission Brief: Arashi and friends head east to fulfill a quest for the senechal of the Palace at Three Rivers to cast his dreams into the sun, before heading back west and into the burnt realm to complete the ritual to empower three new 'garden lords' to join the Lord of Grey Roses in tending the old domain of the Lord of the Gardens.
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Go West!

Run by Gareth on 6th December 2008
Players: Michael (Dan), James Warver (Dave H), Gregor (Dave H), Gustav (James I), ??? - RIP (Helen W)
Mission Brief: In the past few weeks the price of recreational herbs in the White City has rocketed, and news has spread by word of mouth around the Black Griffin and beyond: Horace DeWitt, a factor for a variety of interests in the White City, is looking for a party of adventurers to travel north to the Whistful City to investigate the situation.
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From the Flames

Run by Rob C on 20th December 2008
Players: Anvil (Joe W), Thier Cristofori (James G)
Mission Brief: Black Flame has begun to burn in a forest in the East. No one is sure why or how the flame has arisen, but the City of Ash and Iron is concerned about the implications it could have. It has also come to their attention 2 sects seem to be fighting a guerrilla war over control of the flame.

This is a mid level Larp, particularly suitable for Black Flame Sorcerers, and others with knowledge of Black Flame. A note, glass magic is forbidden throughout the Eastern Kingdoms, while this doesn't stop glass mages from playing, the practice of your magic will be illegal.
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On the Rocks

Run by Joe W on 17th January 2009
Players: Beornwulf (Dominic), Lt. B Welldon (Fed), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Thier Cristofori (James G)
Mission Brief:Beornwulf and Welldon gather some acquaintances and set off to learn the methods of creating a Antimagic potion against the Black Flame.
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The Mirror and the Moon

Run by James W on 24th January 2009
Players: Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Orlando (vicky), Sir Ulrych Von unspellablename (Peter), Finch Tyrell (James I), Avity (Ellie), Sir Cordelia (RIP) (Helen), James Warver (Dave Holley)
Mission Brief:A day ago, any adventurers affiliated with the Northern Defence League will have received a request for assistance from Beornwulf; at the same time, posters have gone up asking for adventurers willing to immediately leave the White City and assist the Northern Defence League in a mission of some importance. Those who serve the Black Flame need not apply.
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The Carnival of Carnage

Run by Trevor on 31st January 2009
Players: Mr Black (Peter M), Sir Lukas (Dominic), Crispin (Andrew C), Sereth (Dave)
Mission Brief:A messenger from the Wistful City requests aid from the High guard to investigate strange and disturbing events in the north. The high guard are too busy so they send members of the low guard to go and investigate. Those with clown phobias need not apply.
Adventure Summary: pending.
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Dominic and the Dragon

Run by Rob C on 7th February 2009
Players: Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben A), Sir Dominic du Cesare (Tony), Brian Smith (Rob W), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave), Anvil (Joe W)
Mission Brief:Reports are coming from the City of Lights that one of the Eastern Dragons has been co-ordinating attacks. Any who can slay the Dragon, may claim his hoarde as the reward. Sir Dominic du Cesare is organising a group of Adventurers to go and claim the treasure
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Rocks Fall

Run by Joe W on 14th February 2009
Players: Finch (James I), Thier Cristofori (James G), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky)
Mission Brief:An enormous rock has fallen out of the sky and landed with some violence in the Garden Lands. The scholarly community is very excited and the Nobility is seeking reassurance that it won't happen again. A modest sum is soon being offered for adventurers to investigate the fallen stone, with the promise of a significantly larger reward if the safety of the White City from further such events can be ensured.
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Dark Dreams

Run by Ben A on 21st February 2009
Players:Gustav (James I), Sir Hector De Berlioz (Trevor), Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Sir Ulrych von Rauschpfeife (Peter M), Sir Lucas D'Almedia (Dominic), Brandon (Rob C)
Mission Brief:Sir Ulrich encountered some refugees from the Dark World while travelling through dream. On his return, the Church of the Light has sponsored him on a mission to rescue them from dream and bring them back into the arms of the light.
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Swords and Cauldrons

Run by Fed on 28th February 2009
Players:Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Thier Cristofori (James G), Sereth (Dave Ha), Lord Edwin de Caius (Andrew C)
Mission Brief:"A priest of the Princess of Monsoons has hailed from the mysterious isle of Cummro, calling for champions of the White City to come to the isle and compete for great rewards and honours."
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Blue Bandana

Run by Vicky on 7th March 2009
Players: Sir Hector (Trevor), Gustav (James I), Gregor (Dave Ha), Rowatt (Johnathon), ??? (Rob W)
Mission Brief:Helena Cristofori, Priestess of the Prince of Trade Winds, hires a party of adventurers to acquire a magical artifact for her from the Port of Glass.
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The Thousand Mile Heist

Run by Matt H on 14th March 2009
Players: Beornwulf (Dominic), Finch (James I), Arashi (Vicky), Adi (Jessie), Diego (Joe W), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sam Fletcher (Rob C)
Mission Brief:The King Who Waits, ruler of the City of Lights in the Far East has a library. A Big Library(tm). Beornwulf and Gilliano di Riago have determined that within this library there is a cache of information pertaining to the Sleepers, and this knowledge must be recovered. The Temple of Ash are happy to assist with this mission, as the Sleepers have shown a willingness to offend the Burned Lords for fun, and so are providing a sanctioned Burnt Gate to speed the Party on their way, via a detour to the House of Gods for a preparatory stage of the creation of an artifact to slay the Third Sleeper.
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The Ringmaster

Run by Trevor on 21st March 2009
Players: Rowatt (Johnathon), Brandon (Rob C), Daniel Kelson (Beornwulf), ??? AKA TAFKAT (Joe W)
Mission Brief:Following the destruction of Carnival of Carnage in the villages of the North, a nightmare slipped silently south and now reports of a strange new cult of killer clowns has arisen in the Port of Glass. The White City embassy have sent word back home that things need looking into.
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All Covered in Bees

Run by James G on 28th March 2009
Players: Meredith D'Artois (Vicky), Lord Vincent/Winsel (Ben A), Naomi (Ellie), Steve (Rob C),Cristofori Mook (Peter)
Mission Brief:The lucrative Christofori controlled trade in honey from the town of Sunnyheath southwest of the white city has mysteriously dried up in the last few weeks.
Lucrieza Christofori is offering 25 Hexa to any adventurers willing to travel to the town and get the trade flowing again.
Adventure Summary: pending.
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Rock and Roleplay

Run by Chaos on 4th April 2009
Players: Lee (Ellie), Octavia (Helen), Rowatt (Johnathon), Michael (Dan), Cleric (Tony)
Mission Brief:Having failed as an adventurer but inspired by his travels, Clarence Cristofori has returned to the White City to follow in his family's mercantile traditions and open up a chain of all-night guitar shops. Now seeking the means to do so, he is searching for fully-fledged adventurers to hire, offering them a minimum of 10 Hx to carry out the various chores and tasks which stand between him and the shop's big opening night...
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A Night at the Opera

Run by Vicky on 25th April 2009
Players: Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Brandon (Rob C), Sir Vincent (Ben), Thier Cristofori (James G), James Warver (David Holley)
Mission Brief: Falcon Bravo has received free backstage passes to the opening night of a new opera debuing in the Whistful City

A mid-level LARP for friends of Falcon Bravo, 'cultured' nobles and those with an interest in musical theatre.
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Drive Back the Dark

Run by Ben on 2nd May 2009
Players: Anvil (Joe W), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Sereth (Dave), Finch (James I), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky)
Mission Brief: The Temple of Light now knows that somewhere deep in Dream is a World of Darkness, where foul sorcery has bound the light itself. This is reason enough to seek out this land and free the light, but adding to the urgency of this holy quest is the news that the Servants of the Darkness are seeking out this world, seeking to corrupt the servants of Light, and eventually to bind the Light of this World as well. Already Sir Ulrych von Rauschpfeife has defeated one such minion, and charged off into the darkness to destroy the source, but no news has return of his victory, and more such minions of darkness have been reported, so it is feared that he has fallen. The Temple is calling for a band of mighty heroes to venture into the Land of Shadows, unbind the light and put an end to this travesty of all that is pure. The Arch Luminary Charion, a high priest of the Light, has volunteered to accompany the adventurers if they think his services will be required.
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Rebound in the Darkness

Run by Rob on 9th May 2009
Players: Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Sister Yana (Ellie), Bartholemew D'Artois (Ben), Finch (James I), Thier Cristofori (James G)
Mission Brief: Reports have come to the Cloistered Brethren of Chains, that one of the groups of Guards that guard the entrance to the city of chains has been found murdered, and it appears someone or something has gone into the city. The Brethren are sending a group of chain mages and accompanying bodyguard to investigate, and check nothing has been set free either on purpose or by accident.
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Dark Carnival 3: The Riddlebox

Run by Trevor on 16th May 2009
Players: Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Thier Cristofori (James G), Brian Smith (Rob W)
Mission Brief: Some catalysmic event in Dream has caused chaos in the waking world: following a storm of ash and glass, the vitriachs are missing, the Lord of the isle of souls cannot be contacted and ordained preists of these entities can no longer feel their presence. Not only that, anyone approaching the North falls into a deep sleep and cannot be woken! Every night from then on sleeping is a dreamless state. In the following days ghosts of those who have died in the north have started to appear coming down from the Wistful city seeking their final rest. Finally on the night of the full moon everyone has the same nightmare, a purple and green box appears at their feet, whilst the vitriachs screams of rage scorch the skies above. On the box's side is a crank handle, slowly you turn the handle, eerie music plays and then something truly horrible happens to you.
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The End of the Line

Run by Joe on 23rd May 2009
Players:Maximilian (James G), Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Brother Lazarius (Rich G), Tristan (Chaos)
Mission Brief:Horace Bakeswell, a young tradesman from the White City, has put out the call for adventurers willing to work on a tight budget to end a deadly curse upon his family. Payment will be 15 hexa.
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Raising the Saint

Run by Vicky on 30th May 2009
Players:Gustav (James I), Brandon (Rob C), Brian Smith (Rob W), Falcon Bravo (Joe W)
Mission Brief:A call goes out for adventurers to investigate a disturbance in the Burned Realm.
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Games of the Gods

Run by Rob C on 13th June 2009
Players:Thier Cristofori (James G), Lee (Ellie), Sir Ulrych (Peter), Phineas Crabbe (Joe W)
Mission Brief:Word has come to all the temples of the Princes of Breath, that champions should travel to the White City, to take part in a competition to show the glory of their God, they may bring some companions.

Those with Arcane Lore Wind will know that once about every 200 years, the princes bring their priest and companions together, and put them into teams, containing a number of their Priests. They are given a map, with the location of a number of sites where there will be Princes for an alloted length of time. The teams must travel to these locations where the Prince will set them a task, and will award them favor based on how well they do. At the end of the allotted time the teams gather and the winner is announced and given the blessing of the pantheon.
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To Catch a Thief

Run by Peter on 20th June 2009
Players:Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Sasha Di Courci (Vicky), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Gex (Rich G)
Mission Brief:The word is going out amongst the criminal bretheren that King Eric is going to call for a Night of Knives. This is a special arrangement set up by King Eric where, for the period of one day precisely, any member of the criminal network is fair game and can be dealt with by another member of the underground, and no consequences to follow, as guaranteed by King Eric. During that day vendettas can be settled, dead men’s boots arranged and ambitious underlings dealt with, all with the security of a ban on retribution after the day is passed.
And Sam Fletcher is hoping to use this time to go in for some underworld re-organisation of his own. To that end he has made tentative contacts with members of the High & potentially Low Guards to aid him in this task.

This game is appropriate to thiefy characters who are looking for advancement within the ranks of King Eric's men and potentially certain members of the High & Low Guards looking to help weaken the criminal fraternity of the city, even whilst working with certain members of that fraternity. It will definitely be a job on the quiet. Sam Fletcher won't have full discretion over who comes along, but he will be leading the mission.
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The Abbey of Broken Dreams

Run by James W on 27th June 2009
Players:James Warver (Dave Holley), Beornwulf (Dominic), Gustav (James I), S'raem Yar (Trev)
Mission Brief: The ranger Sra'Em seeks to find suitable ingredients and a location in which to forge a magical axe for fighting the forces of dream. The NDL has received from the Ironwood Warriors reports of a location in dream called the Abbey of Broken Dreams, which is a place of power for the Sleepers. It's likely that storming it and forging the axe within its walls would not only be a significant act of defiance against the Northern powers, it would also strengthen the symbolic power of the axe as a Weapon Against Dream. Exploration of the abbey might also give some clue as to how to cure the team of Ironwood Warriors who went into Dream to scout the Abbey's potential defences and returned with their eyes fixed permanently open, oblivious to any external stimulus.
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Blood Jewels of the Underfolk!

Run by Joe W on 4th July 2009
Players:Mr Black (Peter), Orlando (Vicky), Maximilian (James G), James Coin (Andrew C)
Mission Brief: Recently the High Guard have received a number reports of diminutive humanoid figures emerging from the city's sewers at night. This activity is attached to a handful of crude notes that have been fixed to the side of some of the White City's more prominent buildings:
"Deer Hoomans
Hy King Streng has declard that he seeks brayv advencherors to help with big misshun!
There is reword- lots of gold!
Come meet by big red rock owtside sity."
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Catch a Falling Star

Run by James G & I on 11th July 2009
Players:TAFKAT (Joe), Bartholomew D'Artois (Ben), James Warver (David H), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos)
Mission Brief: A few nights ago, a shooting star was seen to streak across the night sky towards the north, ending its passage with a blinding flash of light. For some it was merely an astronomical phenomenon, while farmers in the fields went to sleep feeling certain it foretold a good year. Several of the temples held impromptue but nonetheless packed midnight services to proselytise on its meaning to the faithful.

What is certain is that the next morning 12 children, rumoured to include several from noble families, did not wake up. They have been gathered in the college of a thousand arts, but no one has heard of any success in attempts to awaken them.

This morning, messages were passed around the upper echelons of the adventuring community, some finding their way into the offices of the Northern Defence league, to the effect that a group is sought to travel north to investigate the area where the star was seen to fall, and that substantial rewards in both money and favour await any whose efforts awaken the sleeping children. Those interested are to present themsleves at the college of a thousand arts. The message is signed by Rebecca De Courci, Ario Christofori, Nerino Velazquez and, strangely, the Port of Glass ambassador.


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A Tangled Web

Run by James G on 18th July 2009
Players:Beornwulf (Dom), Sir Vincent D'Ermine (Ben), Gustav (James I), Adi (Jessie), Stophos (Fed), Brandon (Rob C)
Mission Brief: The agents of the D'almedia family report that the number of disappearences among the human population of the city of silk have sharply increased recently, and there are whispers that weavers have begun to vanish as well. This is adversely affecting the steelsilk trade, and they wish to hire a group to investigate the cause.
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When the Storm strikes the Sands

Run by Chaos on 1st August 2009
Players:Sasha Di Courci (Vicky), Falkar D'Almedia (Rich), Lee (Ellie),Stophos (Fed)
Mission Brief: The main temple to the Prince of Storms within the White City has put out a call for adventurers to assist in a potentially dangerous investigation. A number of their disciples along with two of their higher ranking priests recently embarked on a pilgrimage to the Breathing Isles and were not heard from again. Others have been sent to look into the matter and have not returned, so the temple seeks seasoned adventurers to investigate further.
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Diplomats and Dragons

Run by Vicky and Rob C on 7th-9th August 2009
Players:Thier Cristofori (James G), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Bartholemew D'Artois (Ben),Enrico 'Flash' Cristofori (Fed), Gustav Yoma (James I)
Mission Brief: Rumours of a uprising in the Dukedom of Arakan, one of the 100 dukedoms owing fealty to the King Who Waits, reaches the ears of the higher echelons of the White City. The Low Guard hire a group of adventurers to travel to the far East, gather information on the rebellion and if appropriate to subtly aid the King in quashing it, in order to improve diplomatic relations.
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Flamin' Heck

Run by Fed on 19th September 2009
Players:Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Dreamcatcher (Rich), Naomi (Ellie),Gregor aka 'Mumbles' (Dave Harper), Memnon (Julian)
Mission Brief:"The famous band of musicians, Blaquinox, on tour in the City of Silk, has gone missing. The band's 'Managing Man' has come down from the Whistful City to put up a reward for anybody who can find them..."
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Homeward Bound

Run by Vicky on 3rd October 2009
Players:Taggart (Joe W), Samantha (Chaos), Andreas (Dominic),Marcus ??? (Rob)
Mission Brief:“The winds of rumour blow sinister news to the White City from the East: Barakalus the Bloody, noted Dire Necromancer and loony, claims that he has discovered a ritual that will enable him to free the Bound Ones and resurrect the Necromancer from Three Rivers. Nobody much believes him, but the City’s Just In Case committee (Chair: R. De Courci) has nonetheless earmarked a small sum, such as may be suitable recompense for a less experienced adventuring party, as reward for those willing to travel to the wilderness beyond Crossroads and settle Barakalus’ hash once and for all. This would normally be an ‘alive or dead’ mission, but no-one wants to listen to his ranting, so the authorities just want his head. Rumour also suggests that Barakalus has kidnapped some local farmers, and a caravan of orphans who were travelling to Crossroads to start a new life.”
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"Truth, Justice, Reasonably priced Love and a hardboiled egg"

Run by Rob C on 10th October 2009
Players:Sasha (Vicky), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Thier Cristofori (James G),Lee (Ellie),Gustav (James I)
Mission Brief:A few months have passed since the Dukedom of Arakan rebelled, with help from the White city and now the situation in the Dukedoms who pledge loyalty to the City of Lights is critical. Many of the Dukedoms have rebelled against the puppet dukes and have established republics, outside of the control of the City of Lights. The dragon Matahadreas, on the suggestion of his sister Rajanigandha has contacted Kyre Wordsmith, asking if he will put together a party to return to the East to help further Dukedoms throw off their oppressors and help bring the forces of the Rebelled governments together, to form a force that can fight the City of Lights itself. Kyre has notified the White city government, who has agreed to the request, and has notified the noble families and the temples, should they wish to send representatives.
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Path of Prosperity

Run by Joe W on 17th October 2009
Players:Kevin Dolan (Kevin), Mr Black (Peter), Memnon (Julian),Difracti (Dave Holley),Andreas (Dominic), ,Shadow (Trevor)
Mission Brief:For weeks there has a steady trundle of workers out of the White City in the employ of the Fairweather Engineers, a new mercantile concern backed by some of the biggest names in the Guild of Free Traders. They're building a great road to the Whistful city and, according to their propoganda, using techniques of the ancient past to build the highway of the future! Now however workers are beginning to return to the city with complaints that conditions on the road are too dangerous. Apparently barely a day goes by without a group of labourers being set upon by brigands. To keep the project on track, Fabian Fairweather has put out a call for enterprising adventurers who are prepared to do what is necessary to establish a long term 'security solution' for the road.
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The Life of the Party

Run by James I on 31st October 2009
Players:Martius ??? (Rob C), ??? Velasquez (Oliver),Mephisto di Fracti (Dave Holley),??? (Johnathon)
Mission Brief: Alberto Velasquez, son of Nerino Velasquez and wealthy scion of the family, is coming of age. As nothing but the best will do for the most ambitious family of the White City, word has been put out that the family is looking to hire entertainers, notable company, performers and security for the most lavish party of the year. Nobles are able to attend as a matter of course; all others are to report to Piera Velasquez, master of ceremonies. Pay will be 10 Hx up front, with 10 Hx on safe and entertaining completion of the festivities.
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Monday, Bloody Monday

Run by Vicky on 7th November 2009
Players:Taggart (Joe W), Solomon (Julian),Nathaniel de Almedia (James I),Jacob (Alex)
Mission Brief: Three days ago a messenger arrived from a small town to the North saying they were under attack. When reinforcements arrived they could find no sign that a town had ever existed and nobody remembers meeting anybody who lived or had been there, yet maps of the area show that the town had been where the messenger said it was.

Upon hearing the rumours Duke Ario Cristofori has matched the site of where the town was supposed to be to an old gem mine. Seeing the potential profitability of this he called for one of retainers to track the messenger down in order to learn more of the site’s whereabouts. However no one has as yet been able to track down the mysterious messenger. Even more strangely the High Guard checked back through their records when their contingent returned from having been sent out as reinforcements and found out that a little over a year ago a messenger arrived in the White City under very similar circumstances. Three years before that a group of Shining Order Knights reported having passed through the town on a training mission and were not able to find it on the way back. In fact a careful pooling of all the resources shows similar reports dating as far back as the last six years. The evidence suggests that the town and presumably the gem mine might have disappeared in to dream. Duke Ario Cristofori has set aside a small sum of money for a relatively inexperienced group of adventurers to see if the mine can be recovered.
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Dark Carnival Part IV: The Great Milenko

Run by Trevor on 14th November 2009
Players:Anvil (Joe W), Thier Cristofori (James G),Proyas de Almedia (Peter),Sam fletcher (Rob C)
Mission Brief: The college of a thousand arts has received a message from Demitrius, Town Clerk to the Wistful City. "The inmates have broken out of the asylum and headed north towards dream, the staff have been taken captive, those responsible left a cryptic message. "The time has come for the Necromaster, the unleashing of the fourth joker's card... the Great Milenko!"
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Sandcastles

Run by Joe W on 21st November 2009
Players:Orlando (Vicky), Daniel Kelson (Dominic),Memnon (Julian),Avity (Ellie), S'raem Yar (Trevor)
Mission Brief: Malvolio de Courci, a respected and wealthy patron of the adventuring community, seeks a small band willing to venture into the great Eastern Desert to find an ancient abbey of the Light, lost to the sands many centuries ago.
Long forgotten artifacts of religious, magical or financial value are to be recovered, whatever the cost!
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To Arise Again

Run by Chaos/X on 28th November 2009
Players:"Maverick" (Vicky), Nathaniel De Almedia (James I),Marcus (Rob),Kevin (Kevin), ???
Mission Brief: As usual, things are strange up North. Rumours are filtering down from the Whistful City that suggest odd things have been going on as of late. Weird **** with Dream, something about some cult, the usual stories. Begrudgingly, the White City's Just In Case committee has assigned a small amount of Hexa for whoever needs the cash to go and look into things and solve any potential problems -this- time. Actual reward amount is to be based on the DPI (Doom Probability Index), to be determined based on the outcome of the investigation.
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Anderson's Grim Task

Run by Peter on 5th December 2009
Players:TAFKAT (Joe), Daniel Kelson (Dominic),Gex (Rich G),Mephisto Di Fracti (Dave H), Michael (Dan), Maximilian (James G)
Mission Brief: Those who know a little about the social mores which govern the Great Families, will know that, whilst it is not always adhered to, there is an etiquette which the greater Noble Houses are expected to adhere to when offing their rivals. This acts as a symbolic limit on their actions and lets everyone know when the gloves are off and real blood is about to be shed (i.e. when these rules of etiquette are left to one side).

Specifically, all murders ordered by the Great Families ought to be made to look like accidents, but not so much like accidents that one might actually mistake it for such.
In this manner, accidentally dying from a very nasty shaving injury (involving an undetectable, but slow-acting poison) is acceptable, accidentally dying by cutting your own head off whilst shaving is generally thought to be a little uncouth. Of course, there is a large degree of wiggle room, but the more artistic and/or dramatically appropriate the "accident", the better it is considered by all those who matter. The architects of a particularly fitting accident have even, in the past, become the talk of the nobility for a day or two.

And so it happens that word is being passed out through the appropriate channels, mostly over ales, beers and less easily classified alcohols, that Andersen Velasquez wishes some people made dead in the "appropriate manner". Interested parties, the sort willing to kill people for money or favour, should find their way to the back foom of The Rutting Badger in three days time at noon. Payment will be arranged at the meeting.
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Queen of Chaos

Run by Matt & Ellie on 12th December 2009
Players:Kyre Wordsmith (chaos), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Harper),Stophos (Fed),Sasha De Courci (Vicky), Finch (James I)
Mission Brief:"The night two weeks before the MidWinter Festival finds the City of Crossroads in a state of early celebration: the Earth-Bound Disciples, a group of Namer-Worshipping bandits, have been found, slaughtered. No-one is sure exactly which adventuring group or guard company is responsible, but everyone is happy for a reason to kick the festivities off.

The following morning, the most prominent adventurers currently in Crossroads find themselves awakened before dawn. They are awakened by the Watchers, the city guard of Crossroads: the City wants to hire them, fee to be negotiated. Something is very wrong with the fate of the Earth-Bound Disciples. Crossroads’ government wants adventurers – the very best – to travel to the massacre site and investigate. Now."
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The Horror of Helvetica

Run by Trevor on 19th December 2009
Players:Memnon (Julian), Gregor (Dave Harper),Daniel Kelson (Dominic),Mr Black (Peter), Marcus (Rob C)
Mission Brief:The College of 1000 arts has been investigating the properties of a chalky material brought to them a few weeks ago by worried chalk cutters of the southern coast. Following several disastrous experiments, the College require a band of adventurers to go to the village and destroy the source of this chalk, the village is a few days east of the Port of Glass and is called Helvetica.
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Rebels in the East" Part 1: "On the field of Battle"

Run by Rob & Fed on 23rd January 2010
Players:Solomon (Julian), Nathaniel De Almedia (James I),Taggart (Joe W),Sir Hector (Trevor), Roark Velasquez (Oliver), Akmenos (Elliot)
Mission Brief:In the far east the Dragon Matahadreas has prompted the rebellion of a number of dukedoms who have declared independence from the City of Lights which is ruled over by the King Who Waits. The Grand Alliance of Independent Dukedoms wages war against the forces of the King Who Waits. With the rebellion well under way Matahadreas has withdrawn from the battlefield his part complete. With the war at a stalemate, the rebels have called on their allies in the White City for aid, and with the recent attempt on Rebbecca de Courci's life by eastern assassins, war is declared and a number of noble families have put together troops to seek glory and the spoils of war in the East. A White City army is being put together and sent to the port of sands to rendezvous with the Rebel forces in the East.
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All Along the Watchtower

Run by Vicky on 30th January 2010
Players:Thier Cristofori (James G), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Harper),Anvil (Joe W),Lee (Ellie)
Mission Brief:Five days ago a bard walked in to the Black Griffin and played a string of music. Several of the patrons, offering no explanation, got up and walked out of the bar. Meanwhile Silvio Cristofori has been growing increasingly concerned about a number of irregularities centring on the High Guard. An experienced group of adventurers is called upon to meet with Captain Moriyama and to investigate.
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Rebels in the East 2: Freedom Politics

Run by Rob & Fed on 6th February 2010
Players:Mr Black (Peter), Naomi (Ellie),Akmenos (Elliot),Maximilian (James G), Michael (Dan), Morgock (Rich G)
Mission Brief:"A White City squad bravely operating behind enemy lines has recently uncovered important intelligence. A number of spies working for the King Who Waits have been placed in key positions of new rebel governments and are working at destroying the Alliance of Dukedoms. Now that the Alliance has paused and military operations are delayed until after winter, the King's spies are likely to do their worst. High Captain Silvio Cristofori, now operating out of the Port of Sands, quickly assembles the necessary individuals to put a stop to the King Who Waits' interference."


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Fire under the Hill

Run by Ellie on 13th February 2010
Players:Sasha De Courci (Vicky), Gustav Yoma (Jamess I),Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos),Sereth (Dave Harper), Inigo Montoya (Julian)
Mission Brief:Sasha De Courci and Gustav Yoma are leading a group north into Dream to try and find the Mother of All Serpents believing her to perhaps be residing in dream somewhere.

In unrelated news spring has come to the White City and across the city and its surrounding environs the snakes are beginning to stir. Serpents and lizards in large numbers have been seen moving north towards dream which is causing some consternation amongst the scholars of A Thousand Arts. The great forest seems unusually alive with lizard men crossing the paths of unsuspecting travellers more often than usual and reported sightings of a new flying lizard not recognisable as any of the known dragons is seen over the city of Silk. Deep in the South fishermen report that the volcano of great Faragmas is rumbling...
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Rebels in the East 2.5: War Council

Run by James I on 13th February 2010
Players:Many and Varied
Mission Brief:Meetings occur in the Black Griffin and De Courci Palace to discuss the War.
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Rebels in the East 3: Whispers of Mortality

Run by Rob & Fed on 20th February 2010
Players:Sir Ulrych (Peter), Sir Hector (Trevor),Maximilian (James G), Michael di Raes (Dan), Orlando (Vicky), Phineas Crabb (JoeW)
Mission Brief:In the Black Gryphon and other notice boards across the White City, a notice, signed by the very hand of Rebecca De Courci, calls for adventurers to embark upon a great quest. The Princess of Whispers returns to the world and her priest, Sicorious, has come to the White City with the vital information that the goddess knows the story of how the King Who Waits became immortal. Now there is a glimmer of hope, as the King Who Waits may be made mortal again and slain, and the war in the East may come to an end. Rebecca De Courci has asked that a group of adventurers travel to the Breathing Isle, find the Princess of Whispers and learn the whispers of the King's mortality...

Already, the signatures of Sir Ulrich and his faithful husband Orlando Cristofori grace the call for volunteers. Who else will take up the call?
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The Fountain of Eternal Youth

Run by Julian on 27th February 2010
Players:Akmenos (Elliot), Gex (Rich G),Maximilian (James G), Nathaniel de Almedia (James I), Roark Velasquez (Oliver), Falcon Bravo (JoeW)
Mission Brief:In the oldest and rarest of books concerning the Binding Wars there is a legend. It is said that one of the ancient Bound Ones could by his blessing grant his followers eternal life and youth. In the final battles of the Binding War, he was bound beneath the earth in the City of Chains, but it is said that a fragment of his power remained free – a fountain whose waters when drunk would give the drinker eternal life. Most have thought it just a legend, but now the eccentric Baron Juan Velasquez claims to have uncovered its location in ancient maps. He is offering a great reward for those who can find the fountain and bring back its waters – a mountain of treasure of course, but also a chance to drink from the fountain itself, with all that entails. Dozens of adventurers of all levels of ability have flocked to his mansion seeking the commission, and the streets throng with arguments and brawls. So far, the favour of has not fallen on any adventurers, and more and more join the queue with each day…
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Rebels in the East 4: The King who Waits No More

Run by Fed and Rob on 6th March 2010
Players:Yana (Ellie), Finch Tyrell (James I),Thier Cristofori (James G), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Ha), Beornwulf (Dominic)
Mission Brief:The time has come. Rebecca De Courci has summoned the greatest heroes the White City knows with the single mission of killing the King Who Waits and ending the war in the East. The great Tyrant of the City of Lights is the only thing that stands between freedom for his subjects and an end to a bloody war of liberation - with his death the war must end, peace restored and freedom for the people under his thrall secured. From the Cloistered Brethren, Sister Yana and Brother Finch journey to oppose the King's formidable powers, from the North General Beornwulf Oakfast comes from the Norther Defence League to finish his quarrel with the King and the great champions of freedom and friends of dragons, Kyre Wordsmith and Thier Cristofori prepare to bring what they started to an end.
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Carnival of Carnage V: The Amazing Jackal Brothers

Run by Trevor on 13th March 2010
Players:Sasha de Courci (Vicky), Anvil (Joe),Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Ha)
Mission Brief:"As the full moon rises over the midnight watch of the white city, the northern gates burst open and a horde of undead, dream creatures burst and attack the night watch, following in behind are dozens of carnival wagons holding Juggalo's, Jack and Jake are at the head directing the carnage together. Fortunately there are some heroes sleeping nearby and help defend the city, during the skirmish hundreds of citizens leave their home s in a deep trance, each holding a lit candle and muttering "look into the light, the light of Shangri-La" and escort the carnival into the twisting street of the white city. By the time dawn comes our heroes are on the hunt for the dark carnival hiding somewhere in the dark heart of the city."
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Don't you Open that Trapdoor

Run by Ellie on 20th March 2010
Players:Akmenos (Elliot), Solomon Grey (Julian),Shadow of the Wolf Trevor), Lucinda (Liz), liz (Gail), Roark (Oliver)
Mission Brief:After all the disruption in the White City these past few months (The earthquake, the war effort and invasion by the Carnival of Carnage) the College of a Thousand Arts has posted a notice asking for help in the clean up effort:
"Wanted: Hardy souls not afraid of hard work required to help with the rebuilding and clearance efforts within several faculties of the College as well as aiding with clean up of the central stores facility and reorganisation of archival material. Starting rate of 20Hx for completion of the job with negotiable bonus' for additional help rendered. Interested applicants should come to the College of a Thousand Arts and ask for Prof. Peabody"
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Dark Carnival VI: The Wraith

Run by Trevor on 27th March 2010
Players:Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Ha), Finch Tyrell (James I),Thier Cristofori (James G), Naomi the Walker (Ellie), Beornwulf (Dom)
Mission Brief:From the White City there are those for whom the grip of jugallo is too strong and they feel the pull of Shangri-La, in the middle of the night they head north into dream and beyond, they are joined by others, some coming as far south as the port of glass, the call of "Ooooh-way-oh" is heard on the wind from time to time. From the Port of Sands, the City of Lights, Crossroads, the even the City of Chains have all been touched by a visit from the Dark Carnival, and in droves their people are hearing the call and heading north.
This mass exodus has trigger alarm bells in all corners of civilised and uncivilised lands. The shengzi tribe and weavers rom the city of silk have in small amounts had some of heir folk go missing, the occasional troglodyte and ogre has stopped they actions and wandered north into dream.
Now that the scholars have the college of a thousand arts back in order they too have noticed a discrepancy in timekeeping, the clocks are all wrong, the faculty of chronological investigation which has so far been ridiculed has confirmed that time is slowing down, then speeding up to catch up. this is progressing into misalignment of the order of events which if allowed to continue will lead to confusion and madness.
A light on the northern horizon beyond the mountain range grows brighter, and candles bearing the butterfly emblem are still appearing all over the city.
Rebecca de Courci has had enough of this, She sends out a formal commission, every adventurers tavern, hiring square, the college, the temples the high guard, the low guard and each embassy.

"Bold adventurers of the White City lands;
I call upon you to tackle the threat of this Shangri-La, to destroy this dark carnival which has wreaked so much damage to our city and now threatens to invade our world once again. Thousands of souls have left their homes throughout the lands and must be released and returned.
Those who are strong in arm and mind come forth, whether you be nobleman or serf, city dweller or from a far flung corner, warrior or scholar. if you have the power to enter Shangri-La and destroy it along with the Wraith then you will be greatly rewarded by the city and a debt owed to you by all who dwell in these lands.
Applicants must come to the royal palace in the White City in one weeks time and I will speak with you there."
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A Series of Ornithological Events

Run by Oliver on 10th April 2010
Players:Akmenos (Elliot), Meredith D'Artois (Vicky), Kevin (Kevin),Nathaniel de Almedia (James I), Solomon Grey (Julian), Shadow of the Wolf (Trevor), Taggart (Joe W)
Mission Brief:Lady Maris Cristofori has let it be known that she seeks a group of capable and trustworthy individuals to escort her husband Count Reginald Cristofori on an expedition to the North to study the giant eagles that are rumoured to be found there. The Count is renowned as a wealthy retired noble who made a vast fortune in the steel silk trade over the past three decades. He is also notable for his various scholarly publications on the life history of rare birds and it is said that few scholars are more knowledgeable about the avifauna of the known world. Beyond a few academic publications little has been heard from the Count for the last few years and it is whispered that he went into seclusion after a mercantile dispute with a influential member of the Velasquez family. In fact this latest advertisement would seem to be the first time in years the Count has been willing to leave the bounds of his estate or accept visitors. The Countess has requested suitable individuals present themselves at her townhouse in the noble quarter for assessment and has indicated the payment for skilled men and women will be very generous.
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King of Lights

Run by Julian on 17th April 2010
Players:Beornwulf (Dominic), Soldier of the White City (Rich), Brandon (Rob C), Maximilian (James G), Sereth (Dave Ha), Phineas Crabbe (Joe W)
Mission Brief:For as long as anyone can remember, the first born son of every fifth generation of the Von Prittwitz family has disappeared, their fate unknown. All the few survivors of these kidnappings can report is a terrible, numbing cold, ghostly lights in the sky, and the terrible howls of soulless beasts in the night. Now is time for the loss of another scion of the line, but the head of the family, Galerius von Prittwitz, has vowed that this time will be different! It is widely known that he keeps his son, Piter, under close guard against the curse, using some of the best mercenaries in all the White City.

It is to some general amusement therefore that Galerius is forced to put out a request for adventurers. His son is missing, and Galerius will pay well for his return – 50hx a head, plus another 40 if the adventurers can end his family’s terrible curse.
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Taking the Low Road

Run by by Joe W on 24th April 2010
Players:Memnon(RIP)(Julian), Mister Black (Peter), Gex (Rich G), Avity (Ellie), Roarke Velasquez (Oliver), Rowatt (Jonathan R)
Mission Brief:The Fairweather Engineers seek Enterprising persons to Assist with Public Relations exercises along the Proposed Western Forest route to the City of Silk.
The Successfuly Applicants will be:
A) Capable of working within a Wide Variety of Cultures
B) Good Problem Solvers under Pressure
C) Ultimately Sensitive to the company's Business Needs

Please Apply to the Office of Martinez Fairweather
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Dungeon Crawl

Run by Rob C on 1st May 2010
Players:Thier Cristofori(James G), Kyre Wordsmith (Chaos), S'raem Yar (Trev)
Mission Brief:With the King Who Waits defeated, and the city in lights in ruins, the East has been in turmoil. However the noble freedom fighters (Rebels! That sir is slander.) have finally secured the area, from the last of the broken forces, and the opportunity to explore the ruins of the city has finally been made available. Beornwulf has put together an expedition to reclaim some of the texts from the Kings library.
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Reliance Brew

Run by Chaos & Dave Ha on 8th May 2010
Players:Orlando Cristofori(Vicky), Nathaniel D'Almedia (James I), James Warver (Dave Ho), Michael de Rias (Dan), Taggart (Joe)
Mission Brief:One night, people across the White City are plagued with strange dreams:

"You there! Do you want -UNFATHOMABLE POWER-? Reliance Brew is a new alchemical potion that can give you -GODLIKE LEVELS OF STRENGTH-. After drinking it you'll feel -UNBELIEVABLY ENERGETIC- as your body is filled with -ULTIMATE POWER-. Tired of always getting cut down? Then try Reliance Brew and you'll have the strength of -SEVENTEEN TROLLS-. You'll feel strong enough to wrestle -BEARS-, -ZOMBIES-, -OGRES- and -OLD POWERS-! You'll feel like Rebecca De Courci, if Rebecca De Courci was -THIRTY FEET TALL AND MADE OF ELITE WARRIORS-. Forget Blood Fury, it's time to unleash the -BREW FURY-. Don't take any chances, drink Reliance Brew and -WIN ANY FIGHT EVER-. For a limited time only, visit all good potion dealers for a free sample, and you too can have -ABSOLUTE POWER- today."

When morning comes, a variety of reputable potion shops around the city find samples of some potion along with a note asking to distribute them. Both the High and Low Guard begin their own investigations into the matter and warnings to not trust the mysterious potions until their nature can be determined are issued, although already a few bright and early customers have claimed their free sample...
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The King in Purple

Run by Ellie & written by Matt on 15th May 2010
Players:Arashi Moriyama(Vicky), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Ha), Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Sam Fletcher (Rob C), Anvil (Joe), Falkar (Rich G)
Mission Brief:"The High Guard are advertising around the city for 'Individuals of Suitable Experience and Prowess' to accompany Captain Arashi Moriyama on a diplomatic and military mission to the City's new allies in the Far East, with the purpose of consolidating the White City's position (and exalting its name)in the former lands of that villain, the King Who Waits. Pay will be 50Hx each, with the opportunity to earn bonuses.

Meanwhile, astrologers at the College of a Thousand Arts note a conjunction between the Queen of Lillies and the Dead Knight among the Hosts Arrayed. Interpretations vary."
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The Quest for the Silver Hide

Run by Julian on 22nd May 2010
Players: Maximilian(James G), Michael di Rias (Dan), Roarke Velasquez (Oliver), Marcos (Rob C), Kevin (kevin)
Mission Brief:Jason D’Artois is old and childless. His branch of the D’Artois line, bereft of an heir, looks set to fail, and its assets will be divided amongst his greedy brothers in the Port of Glass. Jason does not intend to allow this to happen, and so he has been looking about for someone to adopt as his heir. Jason, being a D’Artois, knows that whoever he chooses will have to be exceptionally capable to survive in the Port of Glass, and for that reason he has set a quest for any prospective heir, and for any of their companions…
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All Quiet On The Western Front

Run by Rich on 30th May 2010
Players: Stephano Di Courci(Julian), Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Gustav Yoma (James I)
Mission Brief:Professor Kane Hanton of the college of the thousand arts wishes a party of suitable and hardy individuals to follow up information’s in his possession. This will lead to something of great significance out beyond the Western Forrest.

Interested individuals are to present themselves to Professor Kane Hanton in his residence at Belor’s Folly as soon as they are able.

Rumours abound that there is a map and that it certainly shows the way to something significant. The argument is to what? The Professor left the White City some twenty years ago while he was in his fifty’s mumbling about his notes taking him west. He was known to have been excellent tutor in the oldest tongues. Everyone having never heard from him again assumed he was dead.
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Back to Reality

Run by Vicky on 12th June 2010
Players:Sir Falcon Bravo (Joe W), Maximilian (James G), Michael D'Artois (Dan), Kevin(Kevin),Roarke Velasquez (Oliver),Andreas(Dominic)
Mission Brief:After an ill-advised drunken bet with Rosalind de Vermilli, Lady Sasha De Courci is now honour bound to attempt to annexe the city of Streng of the White City. Advertisments around the White City state that Sasha De Courci is looking for adventurers for hire who would be willing to undertake a mission to help expand the White City’s sphere of influence.
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The Understudies

Run by Joe on 19th June 2010
Players:Armand Velasquez (Julian), Brother Nimrod (Vicky), 'Cuts' (Racheet), Mollie(Jenny),Manfred (RIP) (Dominic),Markus Helios(Rob C)
Mission Brief:Peruchio Velasquez, a noble of little note, has discretely put out a call amongst the less renowned of the White City's adventurers. He is seeking some brave souls with an interest in money if not fame, to assist him with a number of small, and (probably) entirely safe tasks that his family has delegated him to complete.
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A Name Besmirched

Run by Oliver on 26th June 2010
Players:TAFKAT (Joe W), Naomi the Walker (Ellie), Akmenos (Elliot)
Mission Brief:Something of a spat has flared between two high ranking members of the nobility. Lady Dalmatia Velasquez and Lady Maris Cristofori, long quietly working against each other on the development of western trade routes, are rumoured to have got into a shouting match during a party held by Rebecca De Courci herself. Whatever insult was exchanged is being covered up by the two families but clearly it was considered deadly by the two women. Velasquez and Cristofori retainers have been killing each other on the western road and tensions have escalated between the Velasquez and Cristofori families. To avoid open conflict the upper echelons of the two families have pressured the countesses into holding a duel to decide the matter of honour.
Over the past three days agents of Lady Maris Cristofori have been trawling the seedier taverns and adventurer hideouts of the White City for a champion, strangely they seem to selecting people known for their laissez faire attitude to legality. Potential candidates are being asked to attend her mansion three days hence.
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Blowing on the Wind

Run by Vicky on 17th July 2010
Players:Roarke Velasquez (Oliver), Sir Ulrych von Rauschpfeife (Peter), Solomon Grey (Julian), Nathaniel D'Almedia (James I), Marcos Helios (Rob C)
Mission Brief:The von Rauschpfeifes are a small family living in the south, who are of little consequence to most people. They are said to suffer from a terrible curse placed on them several decades ago by a Priest of the Rattle Prince. A clue to the Priest’s whereabouts provided by an astrologer has prompted the family to offer a meagre reward to anyone willing to bring justice on the Priest. For most adventurers this would be of little interest, were it not for the rumours that someone from the Low Guard is offering additional payment to anyone willing to take on the quest.

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The Gathering Storm

Run by Peter on 7th August 2010
Players:Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Stephano De Courci (Julian), Sereth (Dave Ha)
Mission Brief:The Princes of Breath are in tumult again, as is their nature. The Prince of Trade Winds has been buying ships and temples belonging to the Prince of Storms and having them re-dedicated to him. Storms then retaliates with great squalls and gales, the sinking of ships and washing away of caravans to the ruin of wealthy merchants. Now is the time for mere mortals to keep their heads down and to wait for this spat to blow over, again, as is the nature of the Princes. Only those bravest or most foolhardy of souls willingly involve themselves in the affairs of the gods... Or the most cunning and careful. After all, the rewards can be great.
The message is quietly being filtered out through the adventuring community that individuals wishing to receive a certain amount of pecuniary remuneration and the thanks of a grateful community should find Grance Silvant and speak with him.

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Shattered Dreams

Run by James I & Rob on 27th-29th August 2010
Players:Orlando Cristofori (Vicky), Falcon Bravo (Joe W), James Warver (Dave Ho), Leonardo Velasquez (Gareth), Michael d'Artois (Dan), Maximilian (James G), Lee North (Ellie)
Mission Brief:Across the civilized worlds, a plague of dreams is spreading. People from the Whistful City to the Port of Glass are reporting dreams of a great change being worked far to the north - sights of the chaotic, mercurial dreamstuff being frozen into ice or glass, and shattering into countless fragments. From the chaos arises a great figure, carrying a broken sword, who turns and looks at the dreamer. The dreamer then wakes screaming, small shards of ice in their eyes that melt away. Those afflicted by the dreams feel an urge to travel to the North and seek the figure, and large groups of Glass cultists have set off on the long journey from the Port to wherever the visions emanate from.

An emergency meeting called by Rebecca de Courci, bringing in experts from the College of a Thousand and Twenty-Seven arts and the Cloistered brethren, has decided that a team needs to be sent far to the North, to investigate the cause of these visions and end any threats to the City that it may cause. Volunteers for the mission will be greatly rewarded, and work has already begun to assemble the supplies needed for the expedition. The Northern Defence league has also shown an interest, promising to work with the City in putting an end to this problem.




Magellen's Marvelous Menagerie

Run by James G on 4th September 2010
Players:Raphael Veducci (Dominic), Mumbles (Dave Ha), Tristan Blake (Chaos), ??? (Elliot), ??? (Roisin), ??? (James I)
Mission Brief:An advert posted around various taverns in the college district of the city:

Help wanted: Doctoral student seeks aid in assembling materials for thesis presentation. Trackers and guards required. 20hx per head. Must like animals.

Apply Ivor Magellen, Department of Mundane Zoology. No timewasters"




Night of the Buzzing Dead

Run by Oliver on 18th September 2010
Players:Falcon Bravo (Joe), Inigo Montoya (Julian), Proyas D'Almedia (Peter), Theodore Luxfrey (Dave Ha)
Mission Brief:From the western forest come rumors of unrest. Trade caravans have been vanishing as they pass to the City of Silk; unusual migrations of the forest's terrified beasts have been witnessed and in the dead of night a terrible whining drone has been carried on the winds from the heart of the forest, striking fear into the hearts of all that hear it. The noble families who depend on trade from the west have been getting ever more nervous and have sent scouts to determine the source of the disturbance in the forest, none of them have returned.

Word is now spreading through the city that a diplomatic emissary of the Swarm has arrived in the White City to seek the aid of Rebecca De Courci herself. Willing adventurers are asked to attend the royal palace three days hence.




An End to Death

Run by Joe W on 25th September 2010
Players:Stephano De Courci (Julian), Falkar D'Almedia (Rich G), Roark Velasquez (Oliver), Gustav (James I), Sam Fletcher (Rob C)
Mission Brief:Stephano De Courci, having earned the blessings of the four Rose Princes, now seeks to implement his great plan and rid the living world of the curse of ash. If the legends are true, then he need only ascend the Cartography Tower of the College, and weather a storm, in order to gain mastery over the Four Winds. As the College's annual Founding Feast approaches fellow adventurers are discreetly sought; others willing to brave the wrath of the gods to return mankind's immortality.


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