Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Dates: 19th - 22nd February 2016
Pre-Registration Opens: 27th November 2015
Pre-Registration Closes: 12th February 2016
YHA Haworth is a Victorian Gothic Mansion that was built as the family home of a local mill owner. It overlooks the Worth Valley and the famous Bronte village. Inside the building the sweeping staircase, ornate painted glass, richly carved oak and plaster friezes hint at the building’s opulent past.
YHA Haworth has a variety of excellent facilities which will make for an enjoyable break. These include conference facilities, extensive grounds and a restaurant. There is a good sized drying room for hanging wet clothes and storing muddy boots.
There are a rang of room sizes available so please ask and indicate who you would be happy to share with.
The Steyning Raid of February 21st 1876 saw the downfall of Whistling Bill, the dastardly leader of Belial’s Brood, and the subsequent arrest and destruction of infernal sympathisers throughout the country at the hands of the gallant members of OUR Royal Court. This being the fourth decennial Triumph since that glorious event, WE are proud to present a memorial to the domain of Portsmouth for their part in bringing about this victory.
Once more WE shall honour the heroes of OUR Kindgom, and celebrate the unity of the Kindred in these Sceptred Isles.
Friends, we have had little enough to celebrate this last decade or more but it now seems that peace has managed to take hold throughout the country. I was reminded by a diary that the fourteenth decenial of the Steyning Raid is coming soon, so decided that this was a suitable reason to celebrate.
I would like to invite all kindred of Britain to a celebration of the defeat of Whistling Bill and Belial’s Brood. This will take place in my Domain of Middlesbrough on the 21st day of February, 2016. There will be refreshments and a display of art.
Prince Sir Darcy Beck
OC: This is the premise for the February Mage National. if you play a diamond PC you’ll get the first, a FC one the second. As we don’t have access to all the Order Lists, please pretend that you don’t see the one you’re not privileged to IC.
Both games have the same premise and one will lead into the other. Any further research into the area should be emailed to Kat R (kreid318 (At) gmail.com) and Adam (adam.ottaway (at) gmail.com) and copy in the GST account.
- Are you willing to NPC or ST? Please fill in the pre-reg questionnaire and let us know! If you're willing to ST, please email Adam and Kat so we can tag you into the plot docs.
- Do you want an Order meeting? These are non-compulsory, but we are happy to run them if you want them.
- Do you have any FC connections, or are following the Omega National Plot? If so, email us.
- As an ST if you want lead in for your local games, email us as well!
Background Info for Liverpool:
To the Diamond Orders:
The Free Council are continuing their attempts to usurp power within the Consilium of Liverpool. They have attacked Diamond assets and are destabilising the Hub of Transport that Liverpool represents for our populace. We seek aid in negotiating this issue, also with some other problems we appear to be having.
Carnival of Light
To the Freak Outs of Britain
We took this City when the Diamond abandoned it. We fought off Seers. We rebuilt Industry. We inspired Culture. And now we’ve regenerated Liverpool the Diamond think they can swan back in and claim our hard work for themselves? Like fuck they can.
Don’t listen to their lies about the transport network either - they’ve staged that to give their claims legitimacy. We’ll stand with them against the Seers, fuck yes, but we won’t let them disrespect us.
Stand with us in Liverpool and let the Assembly Flourish. We’ll show them what a little Critical Thinking can do.
Pankhurst - The People United
Trojan - Anarkist’s Kitchin
Epstein - DanceDanceRevolution
Brownstone - Urban Redevelopment Committee
Link to premise doc (shows the above):
This is fine. Please drink responsibly
There will not be a bonfire at this National. There will be a fire in one or more rooms. If you are sensitive to smoke please bring appropriate medication.
Please limit IC actions/scenes to either indoors, or specific ST led scenes at the BACK of the house. The front of the house/car park is overlooked. Please do not loiter /conduct large noisy scenes here. If you costume is particularly spectacular please also take that into consideration. This may change on the day so please pay attention to announcements.
Please identify the appropriate smoking area and smoke there. There is no smoking at all inside the venue.
Liquids/makeup- please keep to a minimum
Sensible levels of makeup/fake blood are fine. If not dry on your skin please keep liquids in sealed containers or bowls/tip resistant container. Anything larger than a bowl of blood is not permitted. Please remember this is a historical hostel and most of the features are original. Please enjoy yourselves but look after the venue- we may wish to go there again!
This limitation does not include food, although if you make a mess please clear up after yourselves
This event is fully catered
[Lost - National Premise Saturday Evening]
An advert carried by Radio Free Fae nationwide
The nights are long, the wind bites and the rain is bitterly cold.
So come and join us for a night of boasting and adventure around a roaring fireplace.
My name is Baron Garmr, high priest of the Twilight Minster. I and my followers stand on the brink of darkness, so we speak with the utmost authority on matters for heroes.
Come join us in a Boast - Munchausen rules, to the victor the spoils. I have an item that might interest you, seized from cold dead hands. In my youth I went on the greatest of hunts and claimed the Shield of Pellinore, and now fate has decreed that I must give it up.
I shall boast of the story for your entertainment if you like, for such is the way of the Boasting Barons of Munchausen. If you don't think you're up for a bit of boasting, then get out!
I jest. If boasting alone does not interest you, then what about the chance for a new adventure?
Such a challenge awaits you in the halls of the Shadow Foundry in the Umbral Dale. My personal soothsayer, Fateblind Stryx tells me that I and my fellows are not the ones to undertake this quest and must leave it in the hands of the Seasons.
Our camp is not far away from the foundry, in a farmhouse just outside Summerbridge in the Nidderdale. We will be inviting the bravest, the wisest and the most cunning to step into its hallways and return its dusty hollows to working condition.
If that alone is not portentous enough to whet your appetite, then let us speak of dragons. The factory is currently claimed by Astakuk, from the brood of Hurstir the Blue. I'm sure by the end of the evening somebody will get to boast about how they challenged and bested the beast in a battle of wits or display of grandiose might.
What more could you ask for?