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Race Packages

Hi Everyone

We are working on getting the race packages completed over the winter. If you are interested in helping out with this email: feedback@nerocanada.com and you will be added to the Google group working on this project.

Thanks


The Change

Early this morning, there was a flurry of activity in the Talerian encampment. and the guards seem to be on high alert.  Anyone who got close was shouted down to back away from the Encampment. Anyone who stood by and watched would notice that a single runner left the Encampment in the direction of Xinshen and returned just a couple of hours later.  Another runner left the Encampment for the tent belonging to the Celestial Towers and then returned a few hours later.  The flurry of activity continued for the balance of the day while rumours spread quickly.  Some said the Drae were afflicted by some type of plague  others that the Lady Mishiko had died.

The latter rumour was put to rest when at dusk the Lady and her entourage stepped out of the camp to meet with Dame Rendal her head held high.  All of the Drae that left the camp had the same shocking appearance.  Their dark black skin had faded to various shades of grey.  By the time the night closed word had travelled through the encamppment that it was just the Drae in Kyrinen but all of them throughout the Kingdom.


Support from the South

Just after dusk on a biter and cold winter night a group of travellers can be seen heading towards the base camp. They are all wrapped up tightly to shield themselves from the elements. As they approach the encampment the banner of Taleria can clearly be recognized in the group.  Amongst the Drae are a few groups of Half-Orcs and Saar but it is clear that the bulk of the support is from the Ryu Chen.

They approach the encampment and, as a well-oiled machine would, they each take a knee simultaneously in front of Dame Rendal awaiting her acknowledgment to rise again.  After their formalities and courtesy’s have been paid, a female steps forward bowing low to the ground and introduces herself as Lady Yoru Michiko, representative of Yoru no Takahiro, His Grace Taleria.  She loudly states that the army they bring is granted in service to the Kingdom.. Behind her stands a formidable group of Drae soldiers and a small scattering of scholars, an equal mix of earth and celestial. All clad in full armour and dark clothing, like the night.

Once accepted in to the camp they would waste no time setting up their tents in a defensive arrangement with the Lady’s being in the very centre.  The non-Drae create smaller encampments grouped together on the edges of the main ring.

 


The Black Watch

The Black Watch regiment is visible long before their arrival at the northern encampment, a precisely square black-uniformed formation marching over the patchy winter’s snow. Largely consisting of criminals and layabouts pressed into service, the regiment is dour and rough-looking, but kept under tight discipline by its officers. With the Black Waste in Ontarius now barely a third of its former size, the number of enlisted – most with many years left in their sentence – has begun to exceed the amount of work needed. So the Black Watch’s overseers are eager to send the excess to a new project.

Behind the tightly supervised regiment comes a smattering of camp followers, driving large wagons of food, soap, animal feed, and other simple necessities. The newcomers’ camps and pavilions spring up quickly and the northern encampment suddenly feels much more densely populated. The Black Watch’s accommodations, for now, are small tents crowded with two to three enlisted apiece, and their meals are equally spartan: long lines form for simple bowls of vegetable stew and hard rolls, but no one goes hungry.

Having set up their camp, the Watch relaxes somewhat, into dense groups sharing jokes and stories round their campfires. Officers patrol between the tents, making sure the night stays peaceful, but members of the other forces committed to Forodren dór avoid walking too close, just in case. Let loose upon an area the size of the North, who knows what these rough souls will be capable of?

It is rumoured that familiar faces will be coming North to join th camp.


The Arrival

And so it begins, a location for a settlement is chosen; above Thursh Peake and beside the embankment of the western most river and just on the other side of the border of the County.  A small contingent of forces in full official regalia lead a series of caravans carrying supplies and what looks like a group of workers.  O

As they arrive at the settlement the group comes to a stop and a Herald announces the opening of the campaign while 2 of the workers place a giant pole into the ground and Dame Rendal raises the banner of the Kingdom.

Three large pavilions are assembled as a temporary measure, one for the Earthen Towers, one for the Celestial Towers and a third for the Kingdom.  Both towers begin the process of setting up their respective circles.  Architects, engineers and surveyors begin the process of designing a more permanent settlement.  A group of High Elves riding wyverns belonging to the Kingdom regent fly overhead with cartographers in an attempt to map out the region.  Extra reinforcements are placed along the road from Watchwood towards Haylem City and on the bridge across the Chasm to Corvedeaux.

Word goes out across out around the County that over the next few weeks many more people can be expected to come to the area and that spots will be made available for merchants who wish to sell goods in a marketplace or provide services.


Introduction

Citizens of the Kingdom of Haylem, I have been charged with the task of creating a public record of Forodren dór, the Kingdom of Haylem’s campaign to expand its Northern boundaries by his Excellency Viscount Vardamir Remi-russë Tuilindo.  To that end I have travelled to the County of Kyrinen to create a narrative and library of documents that can be used in the future by historians and researchers.  I encourage anyone who has interest in these matters to follow along.

Meldarion Tuilindo

Scribe of the Forodren dór


2017 Winter IBGA’s

Hi Everyone

I know that this is the announcement everyone has been anxiously waiting for!

Plot  will start accepting Winter IBGA’s  February 1, 2017. Please do NOT send them in before this time! Additionally they will be due by the end of February, This gives you a month to figure out what you want to do…why is this important you ask?? Well we would ask that you watch the Website over the next 2 months for IMPORTANT IN GAME POSTS that may influence what you decide to do with your Winter IBGA!

As always we ask that you adhere to the IBGA Guidelines. They are the same as 2016.

Thanks Everyone!


Important Information!

Hey Everybody

It’s getting close to winter and that means cold!

Just a reminder to put your reps in a safe dry place that is room temperature and out of the sun. Duct tape and foam does not last very long in cold sunlit areas.

Also Nero is looking for having a few day events, details to follow (will not happen until Feb-Mar)

Thanks Everyone, Have a Great Day!!


Closing Ceremonies Announcements November 2016 2

Hi Everyone,

Here are the announcements for closing ceremonies for 2016!

— A HUGE thank you to the 2016 plot team for all of your hard work and for an amazing year of plot. We all know that without our plot team we would not have Nero!

— A HUGE thank you to everyone that NPC’d both this event and throughout the year. Again without our NPC crew we would not be able to run Nero!

–Thank you Kitchen Mom! Seriously Andrea your food is amazing and we love everything you do for all of us!

— The whole Season survey has been posted… Please complete it! Your feedback is very important to Nero Canada and we cannot make changes to things if we don’t know what needs changing. Also there are rewards for completing it so please do it!!

— Please make sure that you are checking the website over the winter months as there will be important stuff posted and as much as we TRY to cross post to Facebook it is not always possible to do so! We are hoping to make the website more functional like adding Forums etc. Please check in now and then to the website!!

— There is going to be a rather large change to how Plot is done in 2017 (and possibly permanently) going forward. As such there may be requests for additional volunteers. Please make sure you are checking the website for these important announcements.

— We hope to have the 2017 Schedule posted by the end of this year. Please make sure to check back to see when it gets posted.

— We all hope that you enjoyed the Nero season… Now Plot needs (and deserves) a break!! IF you send anything in to Plot between now and mid January please do not be upset if you do not get a response. The Plot team worked very hard and would like a break to recover! Thanks!!

— IF you need to contact Karin please make sure that you are using the Nero email and not her personal email or Facebook. Karin is a busy person and as such your inquiry may get lost in her email or Facebook messages. She’s not ignoring you, she just needs you to contact her the proper way… also please see the above message about Winter break and when you can reasonably expect responses to start happening!

— A few of the PC’s have created a Yule Committee and will be posting details about that soon. As soon as we have details we will let you know.. or they will!

Happy Winter Everyone! I cannot stress this enough please, please, please check back to the website for important announcements and updates… please don’t rely on Facebook cross posting them!

 


Haylem Herald November YULE 2016

Hi Everyone

Here is a link to the Haylem Herald. Enjoy!

Please remember that Rebecca Dotto is doing the herald now and all articles or adds need to be sent to her the Friday before game by midnight to be included. Any and all Herald items can be sent to haylemherald@gmail.com


Haylem Herald October 21, 2016

Hi everyone,

Here is a link to this months Haylem Herald. Enjoy!

Please remember that Rebecca Dotto is in charge of the Herald now and all articles or items to publish in the Herald can be sent to her. Her cut off date for accepting items is the Friday prior to game by midnight to guarantee it makes it in to the next Herald! Items and articles can be sent to haylemherald@gmail.com


September 30th – October 2nd Opening and Closing Ceremonies Annoucements 2

For Everyone that wasn’t able to make it to game, and for those that forgot the announcements, here is a recap of what was said at opening and closing ceremonies as far as announcements:

Opening:

  • Cleanliness at Site has been an ongoing issues. Please make sure that we are all cleaning up after ourselves. We are not the only people to use this LARP site and we need to make sure we are leaving it in a clean state when we are done.
  • Thank you to everyone who used the sign up sheet and completed their task on it. NPC camp has been really short staffed lately and the NPC shifts on the sign up sheet are really important so that we have enough NPC staff to make the game fun for everyone.
  • Consent: Please make sure that you are respectful of each other and get someones consent before touching them or any of their personal property. Please remember that if you have any concerns Hans is the GM and you can reach out to him to discuss concerns or questions.
  • Head shots have been getting better but we still have some work to do. Be mindful when swinging your weapons or throwing packets not to aim for someones head.

Closing:

  • The survey will be posted within a few days after the event per usual. Please make sure you take the opportunity to fill this out. It is what helps to drive the fun at game. The Plot team read each survey and use the feedback to make the game as fun as possible for everyone. If we aren’t filling out the survey they don’t know what is or isn’t working.
  • Formal Magic system is still in the playtest stages. Plot is welcoming any feedback you have on the new system (good or bad) so they can make it fun for everyone. As of next event Jason Leibold will also be a formal marshall on site.
  • Please join the Nero Canada Fan Page on Facebook. This new Fan Page will be used for all announcements and events and any official news from Nero Canada. The pre-exisiting Nero page will be for a more social player driven communication and important announcements can often get lost in the news feed. The link for the Nero Canada Fan Page is: https://www.facebook.com/nerocanada/
  • Reminder that Rebecca Dotto is now doing the Haylem Herald. If you have anything you would like to see placed in the Herald please send it to her by midnight on the Friday before the next gather to guarantee it will make the deadline. You can send your articles etc to: haylemherald@gmail.com
  • IF you have a position with Nero Canada that utilizes an email address please reach out to Karin and Matt H as they are working together to streamline the emails for the group.
  • Plot would like to make the Halloween Event as fun as possible and currently they are really under staffed. As a result they are focusing their time and effort between gathers on the next event. They wanted the player base to know that IBGA’s may be shorter than normal as they try to shift their focus to the event itself. Please keep this in mind when submitting IBGA’s. Plot still encourages you to submit an IBGA!