((Short sleeved shirts — if any at all — were high in demand. After weeks of fighting and adventuring in ankle-deep mud and puddles of water, the dieties of the realm finally blessed us with a wonderful Sunday of weather!
What a shame to stain such a beautiful day with the blood, sweat, and tears of war and death. Alas, the world turns ever onwards, and the gods of war and battle and blood wait for no mere mortal nor their petty fancies with the climate.
Today saw a battle at Kalammar between Tyrcath and the defending R’Lyehans, but not before a great deal of words were traded. Criminals? Banishment? What sort of words were spoken, what plans are in the works?
Out at sea, Tyrcath added a new ship to her fleet. The frigate captured was the Flagship of Eztal-Ajim, The Crimson Tide. This will surely put a strain on relations between the two nations, but with both armies fighting battles far from home already, how will things play out?
Come back in two weeks to find out! See you then for the Spring Tournament hosted by the Noble Council, when the skills of our realm’s champions will be put to the test with their pride on the line!))
So follow the events of March 2nd, 14C.E. This is the 162nd day of the Ninth Winter of Orcs.
((Shakespeare once said that a muse of fire would ‘ascend the highest heaven of invention. Shakespeare, clearly, never met a Fire Giant, who only inspirate the deepest hells of pain. Everyone in the Realm of O.R.C.S. now has a leg up on The Wordsmith in this regard!
Fire Giants invaded camps and cities of every nation, and only one survived the onslaught — the mighty Tyrcath and her Northern Alliance fought off the giants on their doorstep. For everyone else in the realm, there are only smoldering ashes and a pile of questions.
The war between Maalkara and Tyrcath drew to a close today, after Tyrcath sacked the capital two weeks ago. The Tribal Lands were able to sack the Ascendian capital today, as well, perhaps marking an end to a long period of bloodshed in the realm. What comes next for the Blue and Silver? Where does Tyrcath turn her mighty war machine next? What are R’lyeh and Eileana’ doing while the rest of the realm engages in bloody warfare?
Find out in two weeks, when Maalkara hosts Two Team battles! See you March second, everyone!
So follow the events of the 148th day of the Winter season.
IT Marshal Michael Quell here. I’m sorry about the recent downtime on the website, but the new website is now live on our domain! Hooray!
That being said, I’m combing everything over to fix dead links and images and the like. I’m also going to be adding a section for Senate Proposals, and updating the information on two recently-completed wars.
If you find any links that are broken, missing images, or anything else wrong with the new digs, please feel free to Tweet @ORCSLarp, leave a message on the Facebook group, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you have any suggestions or content that you feel should be added to the website — pictures, country lore, anything — feel free to contact me, as well. We have a shiny new digital home, and it’s the face of the club to everyone out there in cyberspace. Let’s use it to our advantage!
((The cold and winds can never damper the spirits of the Realm’s Adventurers!
A special thanks to the R’Lyehans for hosting our adventure today. Every adventurer had the chance to bring home a prize, and the grueling gauntlet was challenging for even the most experienced adventurers. Equal among its victims were high-ranking mages with ancient spells and tough-as-nails clerics with impenetrable tower shields..Not even modern equipment could withstand the R’Lyehan gauntlet!
The turnout today was fantastic. Be sure to bring out friends for our next event — a newbie-friendly Icebreaker hosted by the Tribal Lands of Eztal-Ajim!
Stay safe in the weather, and see you on February 2nd!))
So follow the events of the 120th day of the Winter season.
((The new year of ORCS started off with a bang, with the war between Maalkara and Tyrcath heating up in some close fighting today!
Country rivalries were renewed as banner stood against banner in winner-take-all, no-alliance battles. We had a good turnout of forty adventurers representing five countries.
Stay warm, and see you again at Gosnold’s in two weeks!))
So follow the events of the 106th day of the Winter season.
We are proud to announce ORCSLARP’s executive board for 2014! The new members will start with our next event on January 5th.
- President: Robert Dill
- Vice-President: Randy Stowe
- Secretary: Michael Martin
- Treasurer: Jackson Barrow
- Magistrate: Michael Napier
We also have selected our marshals for the next year!
- Lead Weapon Marshal: Bryan Jenkins
- Lead Armor Marshal: Tim Haviland
- Costume Marshals: Shannon Escue, Jeremy Crouch
- Event Marshals: Emily LeMay, Hunter Tench
- Spell Marshal: Eunice Jenkins
- Land Marshal: Bryan Jenkins
- Potion and Scroll Marshal: Eunice Jenkins
- Relic Marshal: Mike Johnson
- Elder of the Tavern: Emily LeMay
- IT Marshal: Michael Quell
Congratulations and best of luck to our newly appointed board members. Here’s to a fantastic new year in the realm of ORCS!
((ORCSLarp got an early Christmas present today, in the form of -fantastic- weather for fighting. Seventy degrees? In December!?
Things were heating up on the field, as well, with four war-related land actions!
Happy Holidays, everyone. Stay safe, and see you next year! Click through the jump for the event summary.))