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Jaska 7

Jaska 7 (our May event) was in-game hell for my character. I stayed there for a short time, and the first news I got when I appeared in-game was that the maid of honor from my wedding (in-game, of course) was killed. I got manipulated (knowingly, that's the best part) in the cold rage, and took my revenge by taking out the murderer in the middle of the city. During the extremely delicate negotiations that were just taking part. And, of course, the city was plunged into chaos. The count was absent (due to his RL studies in England), and as his friend I got in a really tense situation due to the betrayal of his deputy (who's turned to the evil arts of necromancy) and the fact that city was populated mostly by new players and characters who quickly started taking matters in their own hands. I felt old :)

That night, organizers dropped the A-bomb. Or, to be precise, a huge red dragon who landed into the city and proclaimed his rulership. And people did not get rid of him, as they would usually do to monsters - due to some huge RP efforts of some people, most people actually bent their knee to the dragon and proclaimed obedience and loyalty. I refused, my character holding strongly to his previous word. And next morning, I was an outcast, hunted down.

Red dragon ruling the city. We got a better costume for Jaska 8.

I left that LARP early due to a combination of both in-game and off-game (work-related) sleep deprivation. In-game, I went for some help. However, this event influenced our LARP strongly - it cast down the old nobility (of which my character was a part) with such force that even the mention of our names - or the land as it was called before (Bergamot) - became a crime in the new environment. History was being re-written, and it was time to plan how to strike back...

Jaska 7 was our biggest event organized up to that point with over 30 players - only to be topped by Jaska 8 two months later with over 50 people, which made Jaska 8 the biggest Croatian LARP in years, and certainly the central Croatian LARP event of the year.

Adventures of Maksimilijan will continue soon, on his travels to the mysterious Fortress of the Light in the East a month after Jaska 7...


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