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There was an Empire, once.

Rastaban. Empire of lands so plentiful that it stretched across the entire world, touched every shore, and brought together every kind of people imaginable into the service of its sacred purpose.

Rastaban. Empire of heroes so numerous that if you emptied out the stone from all the quarries in all its fiefs and carved them into tablets, they could not bear even the index of their names.

Rastaban. Capital of that Empire, larger and taller and more magnificent than every other city. Pride of its people. Envy of the world.

There was an Empire, once.

Its scholars and servants, responsible for maintaining the Empire's vast landholdings, now turn upon each other, backstabbing, intermarrying, scheming; twisted Great Houses who play for echoes of power.

Its commissioners, renowned for bringing forth marvels from thin air, now squat in their Guild suckling on the darkness that pours from the depths; their fetid laboratories spewing forth contagion.

Its paladins, stalwart followers of the Imperial Muses, still cling to their old, forgotten ways. Daily they fall to worship at the five sanctums. Daily they pray for a time when their Empire needs them, once again.

The Imperial Throne lies empty. In place of an Emperor, there is a Silent Regent, and she rules eternally in shadow, the Imperial District her haunt and epicentre of her power.

All around the walls crumble and the populace dwindles and the fields lie fallow: but the people still dream of Rastaban, Rastaban the glorious and perfect and undiminished, and in that dream of Rastaban they dream themselves, and in their hearts the Empire never dies.

So when, on the Day of Triumph, the Silent Regent steps outside her palanquin - unprecedented in a thousand years of history - and announces the Great Edict which stoppered the City is finally to be lifted; that Rastaban is to go forth once more to reclaim its forgotten lands - the people are consumed with ecstasy.

There was an Empire, once.

Welcome To The Animus Wiki!

a player brandishing a sword and grinning in what can only be described as a cross between winsome and utterly terrifying

Animus is the current OURPGsoc society LARP system. It was written and designed by Mat and Seb, who will be LARPOs for the next academic year (Trinity 2017-Hilary 2018).

NB For 1st-3rd we of term, we meet on Saturday mornings from 11am, leaving promptly at 12am, at the Four Candles on George Street - we'll aim for a lower floor table, will have the LARP skull to identify us. Parking costs can be recovered from the LARPO as desired.

Games cost £3 for students, £2 for car drivers, and £5 for people in full time employment, although your first 2 games are free. Lunch is provided. To pay online please use our Payment Form. This is our preferred method of payment.

To get a feel for what the game is about, we recommend starting with the following pages:

If you would like to GM an adventure, please contact gm at animus.chaosdeathfish.com to double check that the date has not been allocated to anyone else. Once you have a date, you can edit the larp details here.

If you want a user account please email the larpos at gm@animus.chaosdeathfish.com

DateGMLevelTitleBrief
Michaelmas13/10/2018
1st Week
SebMidFlesh HarvestCitizens are called to a unique diplomatic opportunity
Michaelmas20/10/2018
2nd Week
AnnaLow/MidMissed ConnectionsA missing person must be located for the sake of love.
Michaelmas23/10/2018
3rd Week - Tuesday Freeform
IainAnyDeath in the EmbraceAn exhibition to the Glory of Rastaban. The Bell of Endings tolls. A murder is discovered. There is a killer in your midst but none may leave.
Michaelmas27/10/2018
3rd Week
SallyStarting-LowThe River and the SeaA nobleman of Esteban is dying, and his family suspects foul play.
Michaelmas03/11/2018
4th Week - NB NEW START TIME 10AM
TomMidTrouble at the Ichorwerks IVThe Imperial Commission is looking for loyal citizens to assist with Ichor experimentation
Michaelmas06/11/2018
5th Week - Tuesday Freeform
JCAny???
Michaelmas10/11/2018
5th Week
Emma?????????
Michaelmas17/11/2018
6th Week
Iain???Out of ShapeThe Shapers' College needs help.
Michaelmas24/11/2018
7th Week
Seb/Mat?????????
Michaelmas01/12/2018
8th Week - Same as Regenesis
JC?????????
Michaelmas08/12/2018
9th Week
Dan?????????
Michaelmas15/12/2018
10th Week
TomMidTrouble at the Ichorwerks VThis time it's personal
Michaelmas22/12/2018
11th Week
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Hilary29/12/2018
-2nd Week
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Hilary05/01/2019
-1st Week
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Hilary12/01/2019
0th Week
George???The FloodBetter bring an umbrella - it's raining out.
Hilary19/01/2019
1st Week
Seb/Mat?????????
Hilary22/01/2019
2nd Week Tuesday Freeform
Seb/Mat?????????
Hilary26/01/2019
2nd Week
Seb/Mat?????????
Hilary02/02/2019
3rd Week
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Hilary09/02/2019
4th Week
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Hilary16/02/2019
5th Week
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Hilary19/02/2019
6th Week Tuesday Freeform
Sally?????????
Hilary23/02/2019
6th Week
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Hilary02/03/2019
7th Week
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Hilary09/03/2019
8th Week
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2018/02/26 20:28 · matthewa
start.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/07 20:12 by gm_seb