Faelan

Tell us a bit about yourself and what got you into larping

I am a big D&D nerd, having over a decade of running games and even doing it professionally. So it was an easy sell when a friend talked me into trying NERO for a weekend, and I was instantly in love with the genre! Unfortunately, that happened shortly before pandemic, so I was left in limbo for a while until I was fortunate enough to find my way over to Convergence and I have been having a blast ever since!

What are your other interests?

If you like minty mojitos
And avoiding the rain
If you don't like big egos
If you're a little insane
If you like howlin' loud at full moons
In the dark of the night
Then I'm the LARPer you've looked for
Write to me and lets fight!

Tell us a bit about your character(s)!

My new Convergence character Spinner [they/he] is still a bit of a work in progress, but central to this Spiderkin (Agrestral-Faeweld) character is the combination of whimsey with creep factor. They hail from a world known as the Court of Candleglass, where they were dressmaker and scribe to "The Queen", and are not entirely sure how they ended up in this new place but they are eager to use their talents for profit. Spinner is not unkind, but comes from a culture that is more brutal and dark than the norm, so if they are helping you then it is likely because they see a perk to doing so. It has also been observed that Spinner seems to have a particular fascination for other Fey-folk, bordering on obsession. With mind and magic being in flux presently, Spinner's exact talents are still being honed in, but a core theme to the character is making/providing things that others need, just as an industrious spider works away tirelessly in their web.

My NERO character Ramble [he] would not port well to the Convergence ruleset, but I'll tell you a bit about him anyway. He was a kindly Mystic Wood Elf with a deep love for the natural world and an open heart. Though, his sheltered upbringing by a Biata hermit colored his worldview on certain peoples and celestial magics. He's known for always being on hand to fortify his allies, and for generosity with healing magic.

What is your favorite larping memory?

In a particularly chaotic NERO battle, one of the front-line fighters was bewitched and fled the fight, and our healers were unable to remove the debuff. Ramble was able to chase after him and use an often overlooked racial social skill to remove the effect, and it was an amazing moment to feel useful even as a first time player!

In my first Convergence game, I had the somewhat randomly good luck of wandering through the forest exactly when a large party was on their way to a mod. Initially they were afraid/concerned to see a totally unfamiliar person tottering out of the darkness, and there was a comical exchange in which they tried to figure out if I was "one of them" or not. It was a really fun way to introduce Spinner with the perfect combination of whimsey and darkness, after my first idea (a fire pit dinner) had sort of flopped.

When someone meets you at larp, how can they best get to know you/engage with you?

Say hello and ask me what I can do! Despite experimenting with a CHARACTER who is a little dispassionate or intimidating, I as the PLAYER am a deeply cooperative person who wants to buff others or help support them. So come to me with your problems, and Spinner may have a way to help if you're willing to make it worth their while in return.