LARP Character Tribute by Saver

So I’m not sure that it was ever posted here, but I LARP.  LARP stands for Live Action Role Play and involves creating a character and playing them for usually a weekend.  It’s kind of like acting, only continuously for several days and for no audience other than the other actors.  There is no script and so you must really get to know the character you are playing so that you can react to situations as they would.  It is a truly fun and rewarding experience.

Anyway, I was recently at a LARP where the first character I ever created and played died in the game world forever.   Her story is done.  I don’t like associating names with pics or anything (especially in case someone comes to game) so I’m just going to call her Earth Mage because that is what she had become.  But I just wanted to share a sort of tribute to her because she was such an amazing character to play and also because I’ve discovered that when you lose a character that you’ve become attached to it is still saddening.   For those who read, think of growing attached to a really awesome character in a book and then having them die in circumstances that do not leave you with any anger, just the loss.  That’s a start on the feeling.

Earth Mage started as just a lonely little wizard trying to protect her only friend.  Through time she built up some power, gained friends, lost some, and eventually proved to herself and everyone else that she was capable.  She laughed, she cried, and she fought.  In the end, she had made both a great number of friends and many enemies.  Her in-game final walk through town showed her just how much respect she had earned and was the most epic death of a character that I have actually ever seen.  And I very much thank the other players for that.

With all this in mind I would like to share a few photos from her life and should anyone have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments:

Mercy killing

Earth Mage had an interesting start in the town. (She was dead here)

She did her best to guard her friend.

She did her best to guard her friend.

And deal with problems

And deal with problems

And with practice

But with practice

She became respected

She became respected (“Go away now!”)

And had a happy life

And had a happy life

Fighting beside friends

Fighting beside friends

And in the end

And in the end

And in the end

Dying

Dying

Surrounded by Family

“You’re all done now Earth Mage. Rest easy.” -Another player

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2 responses to “LARP Character Tribute by Saver

  1. Type in LARP and a number of posts with at least a mention, others with more detail, show up.

    And you’re right, I cried again. It’s a shame you had to crop the pics so much. {{{HUGS}}}

  2. Yeah, but I don’t have permission from the other people to put faces online, so cropping.

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