This is notes on LARP projects that I want to start or are working on.
Live Action Role Playing Equipment
Things to do:
- Cravat - Need new one and want a white.
- Gloves - Will need to replace them.
- Coat - Two buttonholes and fasten lining at neck.
- Cloak - On hold.
Renaissance / Medieval / Fantasy
Things to do:
- Heater - Paint lion and add carrying strap.
- Doublet for use with armor - Finished, need repairs.
- Landsknecht coat - Have perhaps some silk that could be used.
- Pavaise - Finish painting the decorative edging.
- Breeches - Have saffron yellow wool and linen.
- Shirt - Want a white loose one.
- Shirt - Have yellow silk fabric.
Rope bed 200x120 cm
- 2x Sides 2x6" 215 cm (200 - 2x ~2.5 + 2x 10)
- 2x Top and bottom 2x6" ~155+ cm (120 - 2x ~2.5 + 2x 10 + tusk tenon)
- 4x Corner post 4x4" 2x 80 cm, 2x 160 cm.
- 4x Tenon keys.
- 8x Wedges for tightening the ropes.
- 2x Hemp rope.
For the future
- Aketon with gussets/voiders and skirt - Have parts of pattern and good thick linen. Need to pick up cotton wool. Linen lost in fire.
- Orange, almond, salt, saffron, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger
- Vegetarian Mini Pancakes with Bitter Herbs for 6 people
Take a soup-plateful and a half of white flour, a little saffron, a glass of white wine, 60 grams of olive oil, enough water to mix with the flour, 90 grams of raisins and a handful of finely ground bitter herbs. Mix well. Heat 900 grams of oil in a frying pan and add a spoonful of the mixture at a time. To serve, top with 180 grams of clear honey and 120 grams of sugar.
- White armour consisting of:
- Armet with rondel and crest mount, but without aventail - Ordered - Started
- Cuisses, poleyns and greaves - Ordered - Started
- Cuirass with plackart, arrêt and faulds
- Pauldrons without haute-piece
- Rerebrace, spaulder and vambrace
- Wrapper for armet
- Tassets, two large front, two smaller at sides and a short, wide at back.
- Gauntlets, mitten with scaled fingers?
- Gardbraces and pasguard
- Additional visor for armet
- Ecranche shield with bouche
- Alternative fingered gauntlets
- Spurs - Want to replace my "modern" ones with 15th-century ones.
- Military belt - Buy decorations from medieval designs, quietpress Matuls or Nina and Konrad's.
- Belt pouch - Need one. Buy thick leather.
- Book written by hand calligraphy. Suggested text: Geoffrey Chaucers The Knights Tale in Swedish. - Need paper.
- Bed for use on campaign. Rope bed 200x120
- Wheelbarrow - Saw some nice patterns of one that can be disassembled.
- Heater - Finish painting the lion. Add carrying strap.
- Heater - Have pattern and glued rounded plywood - Need metal rings, studs and leather straps
- Pavaise - Finish painting the decorative edging. Add shoulder strap.
The Pavaise was built using two 4mm plywood that was glued together while wrapped round concrete tube. It then had the edges cut and was cut down the middle. There, a plank was placed that was shaped as to imitate the originals central gutter. Two metal spikes might be nailed on onto the back extending down. Those would help keep the pavaise in place when deployed by being stuck in the ground. The nails would be reinforcing where the plywood meets the plank. The front was covered by glued on linen. It had padded edges added before the linen was glued on. Note: Don't use the white wood glue on the padded edges. It hardens too much. Suggestion: Contact glue...
Notes of a LARP I want to arrange.
Short description of the endinf of my first Jane Austen LARP
"Anne?", said sir Walter Elliot with a superior tone in his voice, "I see no future for her. She's always accompanied by that sailor. They all have such awful complexion."
"No, not him. That other sailor. That sailor poet. I can't remember his name... Wait... Bennick! Yes, Captain Bennick I believe."
Captain Wentworth had overheard the conversation and had had quite enough. Captain Benwick still hadn't followed his request of directing his attentions elsewhere than to Ms Anne Elliot. Looking for him, he soon found him in the ballroom.
"When you came to me for advice I gave it to you, but you went against it. Then I asked you to direct your attentions towards Ms Louisa Musgrove, but you persisted in directing it towards Ms Anne Elliot. I will have no more of it. If you value our friendship you ought to obey me on this."
"You didn't ask me. You advised me.", replied captain Benwick in an insubordinate voice.
"And even if so, you did not heed my advice and therefore, I ask you again to do so now."
Without awaiting reply Wentworth left the ballroom. Needing to get his mind off the subject he went looking for Charles Musgrove. He thought it would be a good time for the walk that they had planned earlier. He gathered his hat and found Charles in the hallway. He agreed to heading out for a short stroll in the park.
"Have you settled in at your sisters?", he asked looking up at the stars above, adding, "Isn't it beautiful here? Almost as good as back home. Will you be staying long?"
"The stay at my sisters is terrific and I like it very well, thank you. I will probably stay as long as it takes for HMS Laconia, my ship, to be repaired. It should be no more than a couple of months."
They had crossed the park with idle conversation and stopped near the lakefront, when Charles Musgrove steered the conversation in a new direction.
"I was wondering how your inclination is towards hunting?"
"It's been quite some time since last I fired any thing less than a broadside. The last couple of years at sea, I have been too busy with the french to let me indulge in that kind of pleasures, but I would love to take the opportunity to exchange my 36 lb cannons for a musket."
"That you shall not. I have recently acquired four new percussion cap rifles. They are of the finest quality and just now made available."
"Even better. I have not followed the trends in firearms lately, but you are obviously thus interested and knowledgeable."
The sound of steps on gravel made them turn around and look back up towards Mansfield Park. They could make out a bright dress approaching in the dark evening.
"I need to talk to Captain Wentworth."
It was Anne Elliot. Her voice had urgency in it.
"I will retreat towards the house." said Charles with a quick bow.
As he left them, Wentworth dared to take a closer look at Anne, previously being concerned with both hers and his own reputation, should anyone notice his feelings for her. He noted that she shivered in the dark December night, not wearing anything warmer than her ballgown.
"You have come out here without a coat? You must be cold in this weather.", said Wentworth in a concerned voice, "Here, let me put my coat over your shoulders."
Though condemning her for the past, and considering it with high and unjust resentment, though perfectly careless of her, and though believing her heart to belong to another, still he could not see her suffer, without the desire of giving her relief. It was a remainder of former sentiment; it was an impulse of pure, though unacknowledged friendship, or perhaps even of his love for her.
"You have avoided me all night.", she started, "I know not what to do. I still love you."
"Is it truly so? I have loved none but you. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own, than when you almost broke it seven years ago, but if you break it again I will not survive."
"I will never do such a thing."
Falling to his knee, he once more asked for Anne's hand in marriage. And so they had exchanged again those feelings and those promises which had once before seemed to secure every thing, but which had been followed by so many, many years of division and estrangement. There they returned again into the past, more exquisitely happy, perhaps, in their re-union, than when it had been first projected; more tender, more tried, more fixed in a knowledge of each other's character, truth, and attachment; more equal to act, more justified in acting. And there, as they slowly paced the gradual ascent, towards Mansfield Park, heedless of the night around them, seeing neither glistening stars, others taking a walk in the park, nor Captain Benwick until he was upon them. He was in an agitated state and with a dramatic gesture he threw a rose on the ground in front of them.
"Liar!" cried Benwick in a high voice, "You have lied to me and made me loose both women of my affection."
"I have done no such thing. I have only told you the truth and I recommended you to direct your affections to Ms Louisa Musgrove and clear Ms Anne from your mind." replied Captain Wentworth.
"But you never told me the whole truth. By withholding your past with Ms Anne Elliot, you have made me loose every thing."
"I withheld it even from my own thoughts to spare me the pain I felt when I lost her. I have made sure my intentions with Ms Louisa Musgrove would not be mistaken for more than appropriate. All is as of your own accord.", replied Captain Wentworth, "I do not believe all is lost, but you are in too an agitated state to be reasoned with. Let's not say anything we both will regret."
Wentworth took Anne's hand, passed Benwick up to the stairs leading back up to the house and the ballroom.
"We must tell my father first..."
Kära Syster. 3 Mars 1765 Karlskrona
Det var inte länge sedan jag skrev till dig sist men dessa goda nyheter kan inte vänta. Jag har tilldelats befälet över Enigheten. Hon är ett 66 kanoners linjeskepp ritat av självaste Charles Sheldon år 1731 med vackra linjer och seglar gott trots sin storlek. Ett passande skepp som visar att min befordran var äkta och inte bara på grund av min fars ryckte.
Så fort vi lastat kommer jag lägga ut, troligen inom en vecka. Jag kommer skriva igen när jag anlöper hamn. Tills dess hälsa Mårten Fredrik och barnen.
Kära Syster. 3 September 1766 Karlskrona
Vi kommer snart ses igen då jag anländer Göteborg i början av oktober och kommer stanna över Jul. På min resa har jag funnit spännande julklappar till barnen. Jag hoppas hälsa på bror snart efter min ankomst. Om ni så önskar skulle sällskap vara trevligt.
Hälsa Mårten Fredrik och barnen.
- Armour in the same style at Historic Enterprises Inc.
- Harvard page about Chaucer.
- Page at site above with interline translation of "original" The Knight's Tale text.