Union Under Shadow (Girls Event)

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Union Under Shadow (Girls Event)

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The Faelands, the magical realm with strange ties to the magic of Etheraz, is under siege. A year has gone by since the heroines of the fortress last set foot there, and though they foiled the plan of the Nothing Fae Queen then, things have not gotten better for the Faelands. The Nothing is creeping in at the edges of the realm, seeping in through the cracks and seams. Fae are vanishing in the night, and ever growing hordes of goblins haunt the woods. 
    Even with these dark times, though, life still goes on. Business must be taken care of to keep society functioning. The Fae are trying their best to move forward, and thus ordinary life continues, to what extent it can. In the village of Haberthy, one can almost forget that anything strange is going on in the realm. But perhaps there is something in this discordant peace that speaks of something darker still coming to the Faelands. The heroines defied the Dark Queen once, but can it be done again?

 

Each year, some of our heroes journey into the Faelands in order to discover the mysterious and magical secrets that lie within. However, in the Faelands, nothing is as it seems. The heroes must use their cleverness, emotional intelligence, and innate power to outwit the fae, face monsters thought to be myth, and ultimately save the faelands from the great and terrible darkness threatening to overtake it.

At this event, the L.A.P. community explicitly celebrates our female members - the women and girls who contribute so much to the greater community. We choose to do this by extending the invitation to take part as a PC only to the female members of our community, while members of any gender are welcome and encouraged to attend as NPCs. As a radically inclusive community, we include all those who identify as female, regardless of birth designation, in this invitation.

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May 25th to 28th at Camp Middlesex - Union Under Shadow

EVENT DESCRIPTION: 

The Faelands, the magical realm with strange ties to the magic of Etheraz, is under siege. A year has gone by since the heroines of the fortress last set foot there, and though they foiled the plan of the Nothing Fae Queen then, things have not gotten better for the Faelands. The Nothing is creeping in at the edges of the realm, seeping in through the cracks and seams. Fae are vanishing in the night, and ever growing hordes of goblins haunt the woods. 

Even with these dark times, though, life still goes on. Business must be taken care of to keep society functioning. The Fae are trying their best to move forward, and thus ordinary life continues, to what extent it can. In the village of Haberthy, one can almost forget that anything strange is going on in the realm. But perhaps there is something in this discordant peace that speaks of something darker still coming to the Faelands. The heroines defied the Dark Queen once, but can it be done again?

At this event, the L.A.P. community explicitly celebrates our female members - the women and girls who contribute so much to the greater community. We choose to do this by extending the invitation to take part as a PC only to the female members of our community, while members of any gender are welcome and encouraged to attend as NPCs. As a radically inclusive community, we include all those who identify as female, regardless of birth designation, in this invitation.

Every year we are asked why we, as a community, feel the need to hold an event exclusively for our female members. After all, we don't hold a "boys event" during the year, right? Well, actually... we do. To this day, every event that we have run outside of our series of girls events have been "boys events" in that they are dominated by men and boys at every level of the event - from leadership to crunchies, experienced participants to brand new players. While we hope that every event we host offers a welcoming and inviting space for those of all backgrounds and identities to participate, we also acknowledge the reality of the uneven gender ratio in our events and in our community.

To that end, we offer the girls events as the one guaranteed opportunity for the young women and girls in our community to have an event where they are not outnumbered, outranked or outvoted. And the result has been some of the most unique and exciting events we have had each year. Our feedback and experiences each year - from members of all genders who attend - reinforce our strong belief in the benefit of this model of community celebration. Just as all our event formats are in a constant state of evolution and improvement, the girls event model changes from year to year, but the core values behind them remain the same - we encourage you to direct any questions or thoughts about this event to our leadership team and we will be happy to discuss them with you.

PRICING:

Early Registration valid February 11th to March 25th - $330.00 (PC) $250.00 (NPC)
Standard Registration valid March 26th to April 22nd - $415.00 (PC) $335.00 (NPC)
Late Registration valid April 23rd to May 6th - $495.00 (PC) $415.00 (NPC)

All payments must be made through our online storefront here. If you are in need of special payment arrangements, please contact the office at larpadventureprogram@gmail.com ASAP.

FORMS NEEDED:

All participants must fill out an Event Registration Form - it will launch after adding this product to your cart.
If not already a member, please fill out appropriate Membership Form: Youth or Adult.

LOCATION:


Camp Middlesex
1031 Erickson Road
Ashby, MA 01431

SITE INFO:

Gender-separated sleeping areas with electricity, running water, indoor bathrooms and shower access. Large outdoor firepit, stream with small waterfalls and rapids, multiple structures across site and more. For further details see campmiddlesex.com.

All staff members are CORI/SORI checked and have 4+ years of LARP experience with First Aid, CPR, CERT, EMT certifications and more among them. For further information on staff, see here.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE:

Event check-in will be on Friday, May 25th, at 7:00 p.m. Late arrivals may have to wait to be check-in by staff members and are not encouraged.
Event check-out will be on Monday, May 28th, at 3:00 p.m. Late departures may be charged late fees at the discretion of the check-out staff.

All payments are non-refundable, you are purchasing a ticket to an event. This event will run rain or shine.