Adventure

– is something you gear up for!

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

– Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64

 

The time has come! Once more, it is time for adventure! To act as the main character in your own story and partake in tales of heroes and monsters, lovers and infidels, battles and tragedies. But where to begin? You may be embarking on your first adventure or merely in doubt about where to begin. Worry not! You may have witnessed experienced roleplayers acting out complex characters, but less is more with unfolding beginnings. Motivation is a vital component, but there are several paths to character creation. One begins with a concept; another begins with the gear. It is time to throw ourselves right on the road of adventure!

I

Sip in Some Inspiration!


Let us pretend that our minds are blank as the infamous spell. Our new character stares back from a blank sheet of paper as we await the first spark of inspiration. It will not arrive by itself, but luckily a myriad of stories and references are at our disposal through the magical mirror of the Internet. Think not of a person but rather a feeling, a situation or an activity. How would you like to feel as you play? What are you roughly doing while feeling this way? Do you see yourself addressing a crowd? Scheming with someone else? Charging into the battlefield? Studying to perform wonders? If you have no clear idea so far, it is also fine. You can then browse game and movie trailers for inspiration, such as The Rings of Power (2022) or Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023), or our “snack movies”. It will provide glimpses of situations and styles that give you an idea of what you find especially appealing.

II

Start with a Concept!


After a bit of browsing, you may select a few that inspire you. It could be that you enjoy the elven grace of Tauriel from The Hobbit (2012) or the elves from The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Trailer (2018) and wish to play something similar. Perhaps you could play a noble elven warrior with a proud family history? In such a case, the Illumine Complete Set is a worthy option. Or instead, a bon vivant elven mercenary hired to fight alongside other races? Then the Renegade Complete Set is a sound choice! The key is to (1) find something style-wise appealing, (2) outline a rough concept of character based on a mix of your inspiration, and (3) decide what kind of style and equipment is needed for a fitting portrayal.

Elven Inspiration

RFB Braided Elven Sword

RFB Braided Elven Sword

Ethereal, Ready For Battle

US$60.00

Not In Stock
Elven Blade

Elven Blade

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$50.00

In Stock*
Elven Head Band

Elven Head Band

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Illumine Helmet

Illumine Helmet

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$165.00

In Stock*
Elven Hunter Blade

Elven Hunter Blade

Ethereal, Stronghold

US$60.00

In Stock*
Illumine Shoulder

Illumine Shoulder

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$155.00

In Stock*
Lorian Glaive - 190 cm

Lorian Glaive - 190 cm

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$180.00

In Stock*
Elven Buckler - 48x28 cm

Elven Buckler - 48x28 cm

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$110.00

Not In Stock
Illumine Bracer

Illumine Bracer

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$80.00

In Stock*
Hood - Fur

Hood - Fur

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$45.00

In Stock*
Eldarian Dagger

Eldarian Dagger

Ethereal

US$10.00

In Stock*
Elf Shield

Elf Shield

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$130.00

Not In Stock
Elven Ears

Elven Ears

Ethereal, Epic Effect

US$12.00

Not In Stock
Enchanter Wand

Enchanter Wand

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Sendivogius Wand

Sendivogius Wand

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Hood elf ears

Hood elf ears

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$18.00

In Stock*
Wood Trophy Mask - Brown - One-Size

Wood Trophy Mask - Brown - One-Size

Ethereal, Epic Effect

US$22.00

Not In Stock
Elven Dagger

Elven Dagger

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

Not In Stock
Buck Horns

Buck Horns

Ethereal, Epic Effect

US$12.00

Not In Stock
Quiver Ranger

Quiver Ranger

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$95.00

In Stock*
Elven Throwing Knife - 23 cm

Elven Throwing Knife - 23 cm

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$9.00

In Stock*
Elven Throwing Knife & Holder

Elven Throwing Knife & Holder

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$22.00

Not In Stock
Osage Orange Wood Bow

Osage Orange Wood Bow

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$200.00

In Stock*
Laureli Diadem

Laureli Diadem

Ethereal

US$35.00

In Stock*
Illumine Cuirass

Illumine Cuirass

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$240.00

In Stock*

III

Start with the Gear!


Another way is to create the character from a piece of equipment or apparel. Let us assume that you have found an Imperial Gambeson, Godfrey Cape and Long Bow that you would like to use in a roleplay setting. What kind of character would use such items? Could it be the practice attire for a steward of the king? Or the belongings of a hunter searching for his abducted family? Might it also be the standard ranger uniform in your home fiefdom? The key is to (1) find a few pieces of equipment that you like, (2) outline a rough concept of character based on those pieces, and (3), most importantly, team up with other players and share in on an adventure! While we at Epic Armoury live to ensure that every adventurer is equipped for their quests, it is essential to emphasise that half of the experience is the personality and story you create for your character! At first, it may seem a daunting task, but remember that every journey begins with a single step and that mastery requires practice.

Adventurous Inspiration

Round Bag

Round Bag

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

In Stock*
Leatherbag Thin - Small

Leatherbag Thin - Small

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$9.00

In Stock*
Warrior Bag - Small

Warrior Bag - Small

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

Not In Stock
Round Leather Bag

Round Leather Bag

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$60.00

In Stock*
Adventurer Backpack

Adventurer Backpack

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$330.00

In Stock*
Warrior bag - Suede - Large

Warrior bag - Suede - Large

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Merchant Suede Bag

Merchant Suede Bag

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Warrior Bag - Large

Warrior Bag - Large

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

In Stock*
Elven Bag

Elven Bag

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

Not In Stock
Sword Bag

Sword Bag

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

In Stock*
Imperial Leather Bag

Imperial Leather Bag

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

In Stock*
Leatherbag Thin - Large

Leatherbag Thin - Large

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$13.00

In Stock*
Merchant Purse

Merchant Purse

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

In Stock*
Ready for Battle Purse

Ready for Battle Purse

Sovereign, Ready For Battle

US$8.00

In Stock*
Compass - W. Leather Pouch

Compass - W. Leather Pouch

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

Not In Stock
Warrior bag - Suede - Small

Warrior bag - Suede - Small

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$20.00

In Stock*
Lorian Bag

Lorian Bag

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$35.00

In Stock*
Potion Holder 2 Piece

Potion Holder 2 Piece

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

Not In Stock
Potion Holder 3 Piece

Potion Holder 3 Piece

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$22.00

Not In Stock
Quiver Hunter

Quiver Hunter

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$45.00

In Stock*
Wildling Quiver

Wildling Quiver

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$90.00

In Stock*
Imperial Quiver

Imperial Quiver

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$130.00

In Stock*
Quiver Hunter - Small

Quiver Hunter - Small

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

In Stock*
Quiver Ranger

Quiver Ranger

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$95.00

In Stock*
Quiver Archer

Quiver Archer

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$60.00

In Stock*
Braided Bracelet

Braided Bracelet

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

In Stock*
Sailor's Diary

Sailor's Diary

Epic Armoury

US$17.00

In Stock*
Cuff Bracelet

Cuff Bracelet

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$11.00

In Stock*
Tie String Points - Bag of 10

Tie String Points - Bag of 10

Epic Armoury

US$7.00

In Stock*
Leg Wraps-Herringbone Weave-Wool

Leg Wraps-Herringbone Weave-Wool

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

Not In Stock
Scroll Holder

Scroll Holder

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$70.00

Not In Stock
Multistrap Bracelet

Multistrap Bracelet

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

In Stock*
Omega Cloak Pin

Omega Cloak Pin

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

In Stock*
CQ Ratio Symbol

CQ Ratio Symbol

Ancestral, Epic Armoury

US$22.00

In Stock*
Telescope With Leather Pouch - Brass

Telescope With Leather Pouch - Brass

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$35.00

Not In Stock
Tie Strings With Points

Tie Strings With Points

Epic Armoury

US$11.00

In Stock*
Seal Of Devotion

Seal Of Devotion

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

In Stock*
Handcuffs

Handcuffs

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

In Stock*
Sword Bag

Sword Bag

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

In Stock*
Thieves Tools

Thieves Tools

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$70.00

In Stock*
Lock Chest - Metal - Small

Lock Chest - Metal - Small

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$25.00

Not In Stock
Plain Cloak Pin

Plain Cloak Pin

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$10.00

In Stock*
Potion Flask Small

Potion Flask Small

Epic Armoury

US$1.00

In Stock*
Coins

Coins

Epic Armoury

US$10.00

In Stock*
Filigree Bracelet

Filigree Bracelet

Ethereal, Epic Armoury

US$9.00

In Stock*
Leather Diary

Leather Diary

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

In Stock*
Compass - W. Leather Pouch

Compass - W. Leather Pouch

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

Not In Stock
Mountable Demon Horns

Mountable Demon Horns

Ruinous, Epic Armoury

US$11.00

In Stock*
Potion Holder 2 Piece

Potion Holder 2 Piece

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$15.00

Not In Stock
Potion Holder 3 Piece

Potion Holder 3 Piece

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$22.00

Not In Stock
Beermug with metal bands

Beermug with metal bands

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$35.00

Not In Stock
Hand Protection

Hand Protection

Epic Armoury

US$20.00

In Stock*
Celtic Gloves Suede

Celtic Gloves Suede

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$35.00

In Stock*
Leather Gloves

Leather Gloves

Sovereign, Epic Armoury

US$30.00

In Stock*
Thief Gloves

Thief Gloves

Defiant, Epic Armoury

US$40.00

In Stock*
Celtic Gloves Leather

Celtic Gloves Leather

Stalwart, Epic Armoury

US$45.00

In Stock*
Falcon Gloves

Falcon Gloves

Epic Armoury

US$60.00

In Stock*

IV

Step onto the road!

 

“Veri’en and Garm had left the outpost at dawn. They followed the Old Pipeweed Road as it was strategically insignificant while the ongoing battles near Markheim. The events from the past few days had made it clear to them that it was politically unwise for a human and elf to travel together. Paradoxically, that made witnesses of their own kin more dangerous than the goblin smugglers they did their best to avoid. Chances were that violence was required to avoid words revealing their location. Too many suspicious ears were about, and the Scarlet Sorcerer expected their arrival within the fortnight.”