First, don’t sweat it! We pride ourselves on being an incredibly friendly and inclusive community. If you are ever unsure of something, have questions on the game proceedings, or are lost, please do not hesitate to talk to a Staff Member, Director, or Marshal. We will all do our best to help clarify whatever is needed.
If you arrive at the camp prior to 8PM on Friday of the event, please head to the Mess Hall, which is strategically located at both camps in Hickory Run to be a largest building in the center of the camp. Check-in prior to the event takes place there, as well as Opening Ceremonies. Once there, please sign in, and if it is your first event, please indicate as such to the staff members processing check in. They will help you with getting a character card put together and explain NPC shift sign up as well as your post event cleanup obligation.
Once signed in, you are able to move your belongings to any ‘Public’ building (ie, the larger buildings in the ‘town proper’ or central area of camp). The Mess Hall is the Tavern, the Craft Lodge is the Abbey, the First Aid Building is the Protectorate, and the Nature Lodge is the Library. These buildings are open to all to stay in. If you do not wish to sleep in one of the public buildings, any of the outlying cabins in Areas 4 and 5 are available to you. Cabins are first-come, first-serve, so you are not guaranteed to get the same sleeping quarters you were in the prior month, unless you make arrangements in-game with the other Player Characters.
After you have found a place to sleep, please garb up and come to Opening Ceremonies, or if this has already occurred, please come to Logistics. There, we will get you your item tags and a Marshal, Staff Member, or Director will do a weapons and armor evaluation for you. You will also receive New Player Training here. This is mandatory, regardless of any other LARP Groups you may have attended.
Once this has concluded and Lay On has been called, we will help you work your way into game either through a small mod, or with a group of NPCs.
At any time, if you have questions or concerns, we welcome you to discuss with us. We want to make this as smooth and easy as possible for you!