A few weeks ago I was part of a fantasy based LARP event. My first day there someone gave me a bunch of advice and a tour.
The first bit of advice was “follow zombie apocalypse rules: never go anywhere alone or too dark to see.”
There were some other bits but I cant really remember them :P
When the tour came about they pointed down one of the roads that lead to some hidden section of woods and told me that that was called “Death Alley”.
For good reason apparently.
The first day went by and we encountered some bad things. Like bad to the point where I couldn’t even hurt them or they took too long to kill. The next morning I decided I wanted to go exploring. So i grabbed one of the other (more heavily armed and armored) noobs and we decided to take a walk down Death Alley, not even considering the consequences.
We reach the end of Death Alley (still alive) and we find this really cool building! We go exploring for a bit and leave. I step out of the doorway and go to say something to the other noob and the conforsation goes something like this:
Me: ::notices about 8 baddies:: We have a slight problem. Run.
Noob: What’s the problem? ::looks around::
Noob: ::notices the baddies and also runs::
We ran all the way down Death Alley, rallied the town, and survived the encounter. But that was only my first race of the event! The second one took place later that day before the feast.
Shortly after the first race we ate lunch and got some quests assigned to us. One of which is to find a mysterious blink plant. I went out with about 3 different search parties and searched the entire camp. The final search party—a wild elf ranger, a wild elf swordsman, and I—found a portal that we supposedly had to close.
The ranger got curious and shot an arrow into it. After a trip to LC and back we found out that a really bad baddie came out of the portal.
The swordsman and myself ran and drew the baddie away from the ranger and toward Death Alley. It casually walked while following us. Upon reaching Death Alley it burst into a full run. We valued our lives so we did the same.
I made it all the way down Death Alley alive (again) and I decided that that was my LAST time running through that place.
(submitted by super-contributor mrevand6!)