Favourite Quotes from the GEF 2015

There was a lot of cool and funny (sometimes both) stuff said at the GEF, i’m going to note some of them – there’s probably far more than I can remember (i’ll try not to lose my notepad in the first five minutes of the event next time) but here are the ones I can:

 

“Do you want some of this Rimmel 60 second red nail polish, I don’t know how good it is?”
“Same make as my black nail polish, pretty good.”

– Azzan and Larego during the morning fey glamour preparations

 

“Salami-when-you-wake-up”

– Redcaps even have to get a mention of food into a traditional Jackals greeting

 

“How have you been dealing with the effect on your glamour?”
“It’s very annoying there is less blood on my face than normal and none of it is coming from my hat.”

– Even redcaps were affected by Dolorous’ manipulation of Haven’s link to Arcadia

 

“Unless I can eat those women i’m not interested.”
“Do you want to re-phrase that?”
“No.”

– redcap response to a highly suspect party of suggestive young women arriving at our faction gate

 

“I think I better go and investigate those women at the gate.”
“Someone’s getting robbed then.”

– another response to the party of suspect women/muggers

 

“We’re 3 gold up – we’re in profit.”
“Dude, someone got executed.”

– discussing an evening altercation

 

“Dredd is an excellent bard, i’ve seen him sing songs that made a dwarf weep.”

– a true statement

 

“I’m sorry Lord Oberron, Edreja was speaking to me.”
“Tell Edreja to go away.”

– Lord Oberron, High King of the Unseelie discusses communication with one of his kin

 

“Do you have much experience in the Everwood?”
“It’s where I live.”

– discussing a trip to the Everwood in order to speak with Lord Cleaver

 

“We need claw beasts.”
* several people raise hands *
“Okay, you’re demonic high mages.”
* puzzled looks and waving of claws *
“They’re natural claws, you can cast in them.”
* several smiles and high-fives *

– monster statting

 

“There someone behind us… one’s got behind us!”
* whack whack whack whack *

– Ash, born to be a claw-beast

 

“I’m only here as a slow moving distraction for Ash.”

– Me, decidely not born to be a claw-beast but enjoying it none the less

 

“You are the most beautiful and unique creatures of this world, you are all perfect in your difference, you are dreams, you are what the other races of this world ache and long to be. I hate you all, and I love you all.”

– High King of the Unseelie, Lord Oberron addresses his subjects

 

“What was the name of the person you’re looking for?”
“I don’t mean to sound rascist but all you non-fey sort of look alike to me.”

– Redcap communication challenges

 

“Some things are better written down than said aloud”

– Inky bringing Larego up to speed on what he has discovered about Redcap history.

 

“Yes, Lord Cleaver is most… impressive.”

– Maximillian, envoy from the Unicorn Fey Courts of the Everwood

 

“It’s clear that we are not what we once were.”
“Things change.”
“Like any hunter we have adapted to be more effective in a changing environment, we have changed and have taken on the ways of others to more effectively camouflage ourselves so that we might move among our prey unseen and hunt where we will. That is what I believe.”

– Larego and other redcaps discuss redcaps past & present

 

“I know that i’m unseelie but you’d better believe i’m swearing my fealty to that big bald b*stard over there”

– Swearing fealty to the newly chosen fey princes

[LARP] Redcap Poetry

For those who may not be aware, as well as tabletop roleplaying I also LARP in both the Lorien Trust and Outcast systems over here in the UK, crewing Outcast and playing (also dying frequently) in the LT; my current character is a redcap, a sort of murderous, bloodthirsty fey, however i’m trying to play the character as outwardly polite, more Hannibal Lecter than Jason.
For a bit of a chuckle recently I decide to try and write some poetry in the style of my character and below is what i came up with:

Closing off my LARP blog

As some of my readers may be aware I did have a seperate blog concerning LARP (live-action roleplay) on my main G+ account, it originally started off as a series of in-character diary entries/event reports however due to a sizeable number of character deaths on my part and a general falling out of love with LARP I let it slide and haven’t posted anything to it in a while. However, my recent involvement in NaNoWriMo has rekindled my interest in writing, at the same time that a move to a new faction and a new character has really boosted my interest in LARP.
Reading through a friends WordPress blog this morning has made me think that I really should do some more blog posts about LARP, after all it’s a hobby in which both myself and my wife invest an awful lot of time and effort (not just playing, costume making, etc); however, given that my free time is limited I don’t want to split my efforts, so i’m going to start incorporating future LARP posts into this blog going forwards and will be closing off my old LARP blog.
Currently I am playing a Redcap in the Unicorns Faction of the Lorien Trust system, i’ve only been to one of the faction’s events so far but am looking forward to getting involved more in the future :