So, another Easter, another Strom, another Costume, another tent in a field... Let me tell you about it...
Blackberry and the wonderful, wonderful, wonderful amazing people at sanctuary - who I still need to thank more - for taking a soggy, bedraggled, overworked eidolon and filling it full of tea and food and giving it back-rubs until it was happy fun stabby eidolon again.
Experimental Shamanism was a success!
Rumours of my explosion due to experimental shamanism were greatly exaggerated!
Raoul annoys me, Raoul flees my wrath outside the ghost fence where I can't get him, Raoul trips in mud. Earthquake approves.
Being hailed as the Eye of Coyote by a mildly jealous Blizzard, after being a very naughty girl this DT...
The Night of Martyrs - from an OC perspective, hearing Tiri's name read out gave me chills.
New Sword and Main Gauche from Light Armouries - Soooooo pretty, plus now I'm finally fighting with the weapons I'm best with OC! Pity I did not get to stab enough...
Charging out of the gate on Friday ready to kill everything, in a nice early Non-Bottle
My faithful getting blessed to high heaven - and getting to deliver at least one of those blessings myself. Which ended up being perfectly done, if not quite as I'd planned it...
Rachida's new Look. Hell Yes! :D
Threatening to cut people for continually asking me to repeat the experimental shamanism. Being scary stabbity eidolon is fun, but sadly I seem to have become fluffier than an Earthquake eidolon really should be... This may have gone some way to rectifying the balance.
I looked Fucking awesome :D
Deep theological discussions with Thane, and their eventual result - "You were never really one of mine, but we could have made you great".
Fun with Vild - especially whilst attempting to convert impressionable Kitty to Jaguar.
"Warbird, can you come here a sec?"
"Why? What is it?"
"I don't know, I just got asked to find a competent Eidolon."
A very FOIP little meeting in the dark with a contact I didn't know, from an ally I'd never met face to face, about very secret information... made me feel like James Bond.
Being the Eidolon who Knows Everything - running around on the Sunday night, making sure everyone was kept informed.
Having Flambard and the White Jackets explained to me as this character, and thinking "Really? I don't remember us being like that!"
Finding out That true name, and spreading it like a Flembic Governess...
Watching undead and eidolons being fired from the trebuchet
Being eaten by a bug - best form of dispatch ever! If slightly tickly...
Dread lord Fucknose
Conversations in the Maelstrom - of fallen, wendigo, Ilini and the like
Something in particular that nearly happened didn't come off in the end - for the best of reasons - but still a disappointment.
Deity team being overworked and understaffed, meaning all but 2 of my imperatives were Vanilla ones.
Fucking Rat Tribe and their Fucking Ghost fence! Treking from the arse end of the field to the Maelstrom tent back to the arse end of the field only to need discorporating again, because you wanted to pop out on the other side of the wall, and got "appear in the serpent shrine" not "appear in the tavern" because you've got the wrong mission... trust me, it gets old fast.
Itchy wig is itchy. But compensated for by looking awesome. But caught on everything. And got wet. But looked awesome!
Couldn't go on the sortie due to bad ankle - yet again getting left behind when there is murdering to be done :p
Couldn't nail anything on Blind Harvey in the end... curses!
Fucking Cold - backs of hands are dry and chapped to high heaven. As is face. Whilst not as bad as Celestial Gala of the Snowstorm, the cold very definitely prevented a certain amount of roleplay and fun.
Fucking Wet - everything is mud. All mud. All of it.
Fucking Boots - ancient CCF things that I've had since I was 13 (so, that's about 12 years now, and all things considered that's a pretty good run) concertina-ing at the back, and digging into my ankle. About time for new boots, says I.
Fucking sword baldric - in principle, really awesome, and will be really useful, but turned my right shoulder into one solid knot.
Bit of a mixed bag of an event. Not helped by the weather. Seriously, seriously hoping the next one will be sunny.
Special mention must go to all the people who made the event wonderful in all the places that it was - Blackberry and all at Sanctuary; the White Wolves - especially Thane; All the Earthquake faithful; All the eidolons - native and invader - for being awesome in my direction, and/or listening politely whilst I got all theological; everyone I tried to convert; Both of Bunni's characters for being funbugs; All at the daggers for giving me free drinks because my alter-ego works there... and I'm sure there's many more I've forgotten to mention.
So tired now!
And only 3 more left to go...