Project: Onsallas Outpost Laws Calligraphy

Since coordinating the editing of the upcoming Guest post by a super-awesome incognito guest blogger has proved harder than originally anticipated, I figured I would share a quick project I’m working on for Last Hope Larp. It was decided fairly recently that Pack Longfang would implement a set of laws for Onsallas Outpost and Longfang Territory.

They were discussed with a small committee of Pack Members, then I wrote a draft. From there they were subjected to a discussion by the full Pack (and a few changes were made, and the relationships between the various clauses were tested, in between a few jokes). By this point I already have a mental vision for how to display them. In accordance, I’m the one who ended up spending three and a half hours hand writing the entire thing in Chancery Hand calligraphy.

The fact that it’s my first calligraphy project does show, but on the whole, I think the imperfections add to the job suiting itself to being on Longfang territory. The final mounting and finishing will accomplish the rest of the look (it’s going to be pretty rustic looking when it’s finished, but be more readable than posting it on leather or fabric, and be a longer lasting piece all told). I’ll post about it again once the project is finished (I plan to debut the prop at the May 3 day event that is upcoming.

Places to Shop: SKS Bottle & Packaging

Disclaimer: I’ve never bought these products, however this site has been floating around my “Places to Buy From” list for awhile. I fully intend someday to make an Alchemist of Reyna. Or maybe an Herbalist. Or maybe both. Only time shall tell. But this place represents some the best prices on some of the products needed for such things.


I have long wanted to shop here specifically because they offer nice deals on Glass Vial’s with Corks. It should be noted that they do require you to buy entire packages, but I can’t think of a LARPer planning an Alchemist who would thing of that as an issue. They also have Larger square bottles with Corks, Boston Rounds with Corks, “Woozy” (beer) bottles with corks, Tall Cylinders with corks, Completely adorable corked honey bottles, and fancy booze style bottles you can get both with regular corks, wood topped corks, or wooden stoppers.

Yes. the case rule is a deterrent with some of the larger ones, though there’s always the option of either selling the extras, or teaming up with a friend or two three when you’re ready to order. If I come across a place without full case requirements I will give them this sort of coverage.