This is not a man to fuck with
A LARP character does not always need to be a noble lord, a warrior or hero. My favorite LARP characters are the ones who fill the odd job, or participate as the supporting cast. LARPing is not about a personal story being told, but the story the players are telling together. This character’s name is Kasimir. He can entertain himself and earn coin by jugging. He can light his own way through a path and even as a little humor about his status. The costume looks like mostly linen with some parts made out of wool. My tip from this costume is, try to think of an interesting character to play. I typically try to find a skill or job that I like in the medieval time period and try to build a person that knows that trait. I learn the skills out of play and mention my work in-game. A bard would learn a few songs, riddles or how to juggle. It is not a skill that can be purchased at the LARP events, but it adds more depth to the character. <3
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A very short clip of me and another gentleman fighting in the mixed weapons tournament at Marinus’s Baronial Birthday.
I am in the white with the palcard and green/white baton.
… the defining characteristic of much Icelandic sorcery were the oddly specific and elaborate rituals which often called for some bodily tithe or gruesome sacrifice…
This sacrificial aspect is never more evident than in the case of the “nábrók,” directly translated as “necropants.” The vile leggings were the main component in a ritual that was said to bring the caster unlimited wealth, although the requirements of the spell were so outlandish that simple back-breaking labor may have been a simpler alternative.
For starters the sorcerer must make a pact with a friend that he can skin the friend’s body from the waist down after the friend dies of natural causes. Once the friend is dead, the greedy magician must then wait until the friend has been buried, dig up the body and then skin the lower half of the corpse without creating any holes or tears. Once the “necropants” have been created, the caster must don the purloined pantaloons against their bare skin.
Now the ritual requires that the sorcerer steal a coin from a destitute widow and place it in the empty scrotum of the pants along with the magical Icelandic stave (symbol), Nábrókarstafur, written on a scrap of parchment. And that’s it! The pants soon become indistinguishable from the wearer’s body and so long as the original coin was not removed, the scrotum would continue to miraculously fill with coins for the rest of time. [x]
That’s it. My new brutal death metal band name will be nábrók.