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Jaska 8

While each of us has a unique experience every LARP, the one I had on Jaska 8 this July was shared by very few people... All of them in the same trouble as me.

Have you seen the LARP movie "The Wild Hunt"? Well, it didn't really end that way. But there was a wild hunt. On my character, baron Maksimilijan Vurnovečki, count Vilijam Kruška and our supporters. We were hunted savagely - with search parties, hunting horns etc, while trying to rally more supporters to our cause. It didn't work - most players were either afraid or indifferent to help us, or wary of getting tangled up in in-game politics as we were.

In the end, we went and got ourselves executed. There wasn't much more we could do while our supporters kept dying, except run away which wasn't in our character. So we figured it was better to throw ourselves at the mercy of our prosecutors (with execution being the most likely outcome) than to die somewhere in the bushes an hour or three later or leave the area in-character. Little did we know that in only a couple of hours our hunters would become the hunted. Couldn't help feeling a bit sorry for the missed opportunity.

In the end, we had our own unique experience. Even though the outcome was sad, it was quite epic. Other players had their share of epic too - with over 50 participants, it was the largest LARP in Croatia in over 5 years or so - and players from all Croatian LARP groups came to Jaska. Even a bunch of Serbian LARPers, which were awesome.

Serbian "Green Banner" army doesn't seem to like the general of the NPC army...

Immediately after my character death, I rolled a new character. Luc du Pointeaux, French musketeer, swordsman and womanizer. I didn't get to play him too much though - there was precious little time left on the event, but it did serve as an introduction.

Luc continued his adventures on Rajski Vrhovi XV - I'll talk about them soon :)

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