FilmSim events and Eye LARP proudly presents a Kitty Dobson and Nigel Price production:
Land Without A King
The Shards of Albion
Episode 2: The Vandal’s Seax
April 15th – 17th 2022.
Welsh Drive, Eversley
Tickets price £85 for the Early Bird with a £45 deposit until the 3rd December 2021.
Ticket Price from the 4th December 2021 will be £95 with a £55 deposit.
Please see booking details below.
Capped at 50 players and 40 crew*
STORY SO FAR
The first meeting of the Interregnum court of Uther Pendragon after two years of unrest was unlikely to have been a quiet affair; with old friendships and rivalries brought into sharp focus through the inevitable clash of steel and wits.
The autumn of the Year of Our Lord 504 had brought tribulations to all of Albion – shattered since the Sword of Kings was broken by the Pictish pretender the Thistle King at the battle of Cirencester two years previous.
While banditry abounded South of the Antonine Wall, Uriens of Gore, once a thorn in the side of the Pendragon Court himself, had withdrawn to an isolated castle leaving his Castillans and knights to manage his lands without support. Many from the abandoned villages on the frontiers of Gore chose to seek refuge with the bandit lords establishing themselves at the very North of Albion’s reach, others pushed East to throw themselves on the mercy of the Dunstans of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castles. The remaining supporters of the Thistle King – if indeed any still exist – were cut off to the far North, or scattered amongst the lands of Albion, leaderless.
“The Fallen” of the Cambrian lands to the West have shaken off the fog that filled their minds to find their lands desolate, with kith and kin scattered to the winds. In such a power vacuum, Gwenllian ferch Dafydd – the sister of the last Cymric King to attempt to unite the tribes of Cambria – has stepped forward and carved herself out a new princedom around the Usk river, called Gwent. Taking her seat as Caerleon, the once burned and twisted centre of the plague that sent so many of her kinsfolk into madness, she is determined to show Albion that she is not just a warlord, but a Princess of her people.
In the northern Cantref of Gwynedd, Prince Vortigern has languished without an heir, and seeks all those who think themselves worthy to treat with his court. It is to be seen if he will find a successor to rival those vying for power in other regions, or if his lands will fall to invasion before long.
Without a leader for a handful of years, the Cymric lands of Demetia have become vulnerable, both to coastal raids and spiritual attack. Holy people – of the Christ-God and the Old Gods alike – have gained significant support in recent years with a regular stream of penitents and pilgrims seeking absolution, atonement or answers to their questions.
While their neighbours manage their own affairs, the Lieges of the Interregnum Court have been forced to look internally at the two threats that have festered in the decade since Uther ruled with a fist of steel and blood. The first, the Saes or Saxons who after three years of campaigning have ensconced themselves firmly in Deira Forest. The second, the young man wrapped in mystery claiming to wield the Spear of Longinus against the tyrants of Albion.
The former issue was deftly dealt with by diplomatic action – dividing the three warbands roaming the mountains and forests of Elmet and Lindsey and making one an offer that could give her sway over her countrymen. This Saxon leader – Rowena Hengistdottir of Kent – seeks to gain a foothold of her own in the country, but even the wisest cannot predict if her determination to avenge her father’s killer will be steadied by the pursuit of her ambition.
The latter… it is said that the story of the martyrdom of Saint Owen the Mendicant is being told as far as Frankia. Cut down with his congregation, armed only with staves and hammers, his holy relic given to the knight who led the charge? There are some whispering that the wyrm that plagues the region is a manifestation of the devil himself, here to purge the unholy from the shores.
Others that the Great Dragon itself is displeased. The King is the Land. The Land is the Dragon. And without a king, what hope does Albion have?
What authority does any First Knight of the Court have, without the Sword of Kings?
The game will run from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th April 2021
Registration will be open from 17:00, with a safety and game brief will be at 20:00
Time in will be:
21:00 till 01:30 Friday,
10:00 till 01:30 Saturday,
10:00 till 1:30 Sunday
Feel free to join the Land Without A King Facebook group:Land Without a King
The event will be running over Easter bank holiday weekend, unfortunately it is not currently tenable to run four-day events, so the game itself will run from Friday to Sunday as with our other events.
We will allow attendees to stay onsite until the Bank Holiday Monday if they prefer.
* Player Tickets have been reduced from 60 to account for the remaining ticket credit that was transferred from 2020 and 2021 with prior arrangement due to extenuating circumstances.