"Often she felt as though she had been picked up and turned about like a kaleidoscope, that all her complacent assumptions had been shaken up and reassembled in a different order." (Judith Lennox)

Kaleidoscopic Consequences, November 23–27, 2017, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset

The Life of Mermaids

You are a family that drowned recently in a boating accident at sea, and all of you turned into mer-people. Some of you may be uncertain of how you feel about it; some may be afraid; and others may be enjoying themselves. You are all still adjusting to this new situation: and at the end of the larp you will have the option of staying in this undersea world, or rejecting it and instead going to whatever afterlife you believe in. The Life of Mermaids was designed in draft at Solmukohta 2016, as part of a workshop on techniques for building relationships between characters, although subsequent playtesting has developed it quite a bit. Play is preceded by a workshop in which you will establish your relationship as a family, develop your individual characters, and decide the circumstances under which your boat sank. Then the larp proper will be introduced by a scene where you play out, in an emblematic way, the events of your drowning. You will then begin playing the start of your life as merfolk. New merfolk find themselves in an intermediate watery realm pale flickering light still penetrates through, and the depths are purply-black beneath.

Author(s):Olga Rudak, Mira Suovanen, Jouni Karppinen, and Mo Holkar
Game EMail:christi AT coraline DOT org
Christi "Sesquipedality" S   
Lead GM:Christi S
Game System:Blackbox
Information for Players:No pre-game information,reading or specific costuming required.
Male Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Female Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Neutral Players:Min: 3 / Max: 7
Total Players: Min: 3 / Max: 7
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S, Christi

Christi is Not Dead Yet, and is hoping she's on a roll in that respect. She has been to every single Consequences, and is uncertain whether to be proud or ashamed of that fact.