The Wandering Harpist

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I have been moving forward a lot these past months. I moved to Graz, started working.

While I am adapting to those changes in my life quite well (I still do a lot of costume Crafting in my free time, though I cannot show what I am working on yet), My Larp Character is not as lucky. Elrian has become a respected leader but is now finally past the point where all those responsibilities are starting to crush her. Moringaard with all my fellow elves was a very emotional and combat intense larp. And still, I cannot remember when I had this much time for music on a larp.

Also, “Harp-triforce” is now a specific piece of furniture.

Thank you, Eva Jaksch, for taking these photos!

 

Elven Leather bracers

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My Elven warrior finally has some arm protection now! My boyfriend did most of the crafting here, since he is far better in leather working than me. I did the design and the finish.

They are technically till WIP, since the metal rank insignia is still missing on the tip.

Elven Felt Pouch

This belt pouch is made from felt and dupion silk, and took me about three days. Its tailored to hold a fist-sized conch horn.

I didn’t have a plan for this before I started but instead just made it up during the process.

Embroidered Rain Cloak

After last year’s very rainy Epic Empires everyone is doing new Cloaks, coat and capes.

This is mine, still a WIP and one of my larger embroidery project.

 

I will be adding a thin water-proof membrane between the layers of wool, and the whole cloak will be relatively stiff, with large barely visible embroidery in the front and in the back.

The Tear-lakes of Celendria

 

Being the first of my two planned winter Larps this Year, Celendria‘s Winter Feast did not only have excellent food, but also a beautiful ceremony at dawn that symbolized Unity within the City’s different Elven People.

The Photos were taken by Wiri Pusch.

Elrian – Ready for battle

 

Facing ever onward

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From 2009 to 2017, is has been a long journey for this character. Elrian started out as a princess, now she is a simple soldier. I’ve played her in two different groups, lead other player in battle, used her to overcome my fear of speaking in front of people.

The Surcoat is this year’s adition to my kit, and I like it a lot. I will probably change a few small things, but overall it turned out quite well. The whole kit weights slightly over 10 kilos wich, in terms of armour is not much, but I can wear it for prolonged periods of time. The scalemaille was woven by me, from TheRingLord small scales, the Helmet and Pauldrons were made by Wimmer Live Art.