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Welcome back to Not-Quite-Paris!

It is the end of October in 1625, four months since the outbreak of disease threatened Paris, and three months since the Duke of Buckingham's delightful ball.

The newly returned Queen Mother, Maria de Medici, has made herself at home in Paris and there is little her detractors can do. The peace with Spain is holding and there have been no Spanish attacks on French soil, or on the seas. Tensions with England, however, are escalating by the day. Princess Henriette Marie has announced a surprise engagement to a little known French country lord, snubbing negotiations with King Charles, invoking England’s fury, and King Louis’ displeasure. There is already discontent over the Duke of Buckingham’s extended sojourn in Paris and his alleged kidnap of Lady Jennifer Montagu. To make matters worse, the English channel is rife with pirate attacks on both English and French ships, and each nation blames the other.

Joyfully, however, there are whispers that Queen Anne is at last pregnant, and the court waits eagerly for confirmation of a potential heir!

The new Mayor of Paris, Therese Durand, and her brother, the celebrated stage actor Rene Durand, are enjoying great public favour, while Cardinal Richelieu’s Red Guard are unpopular on the streets of Paris following their alleged role in the death of the previous Mayor.

The Court of Miracles is a hive of activity. After the battle for the streets of Paris was fought in the Court between ‘La Chat Noir’ and the imposter ‘Christ’, the mysterious ‘Charon’ has taken it upon himself to be a generous benefactor. His anger and frustration at the upper classes for ignoring the plight of the lower classes has been channeled into gifts of food and opportunity for the poorest of Paris. September was marked by a sudden street festival that sprang out of nowhere, with wine and food for all. It is said that he has sworn that no mouth in Paris will be without bread - even if he has to take it from the rich first. The only fly in the ointment is the plight of orphanages: abandoned children are disappearing without a trace, and people are turning from the city watch to Charon for help.

Crime is, overall, down in the streets of Paris. Captain Treville and his Musketeers patrol the streets regularly and the people welcome them with open arms. They are more than match for the increase in protestant rebels, whose sudden proliferation leaves no doubt their funding has been increased by someone. But with the hard work of the Musketeers, the streets of Paris are safe to walk at night and the blue cloak is a popular sight this summer.

Rumour has it, that the most legendary members of the King’s Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan - who stopped being seen around Paris a year ago, are once again being spotted around the city. Is it really them? If so, where have they been, and why are they in the shadows, instead of on active duty?

PLAYER SPACES

Sales are initially restricted to returning players. If you are a returning player with a returning character, you will have a ticket held for you for the period of one month. You have from July 3rd 7pm to August 3rd 11:59pm (as per Eventbrite's clock) to purchase the ticket available for you. We have chosen this system in the hope that everyone has a pay cycle that falls somewhere in that month. After August 3rd, player ticket sales will close and we will assess if we will continue further sales and if we will open spaces for new characters.

If you are interested in attending as a new player, please email us to be placed on the wait list (musketeer.larp@gmail.com) and have a draft character sheet ready to go.

If there are issues with this, please contact the GM team (musketeer.larp@gmail.com) in the first instance.

REFUND POLICY

Illness: If you are unable to attend due to illness, your game fee will be put forward to a future event.

Other Reasons: If you withdraw from the game after August 15th (one month before the game), we will process your refund request after we have run the event and seen what our finances come out at. We will refund a portion of your fees at our discretion.

Transferal: Player tickets are transferable conditional on Game Master approval. Crew tickets are transferable but the Game Masters must be informed so we have an accurate record of who is attending.

Participation Refusal: If the Musketeers GM team decides to refuse you participation (see below), your ticket costs will be refunded in full.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Musketeers is a hobby event run by a Game Master team that is volunteering their time. We strive to inclusive, however, we want to stress that no one has an automatic right to attend our events. The Musketeers GM team reserves the right to refuse your participation in this event for any reason including but not limited to:

  • Behaviour at other events (including online) that contravenes the nzLARPS Code of Conduct, and/or causes other Musketeers participants unease, discomfort or alarm.

  • Behaviour at other events (including online) that lead the GM team to believe that participant will not behave in line with Musketeers community and artistic values, including negative game play style, bullying or trolling, unsafe combat or role playing practices, or any other behaviour we deem detrimental to the project.

  • Lack of communication with the GM team

  • If the GM team and participant cannot reach a compromise on creative differences

  • Annoying the GM team so much that we don't want to spend any more time on you (we're volunteers, after all)

  • Bringing the game or larp community into disrepute

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