Lake Elsinore CA
White / Caucasian
i've always had an affinity for martial arts and combat, and have recently developed skills in foamsmithing and armoring with foam leather and metal.
anything i can understand the words too
Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 10:53 AM
To those of you who have inquired about my wares or services, and suffered at the hands of my delay I appologize. Things have been hectic to say the least, and I was formerly unable to keep up with the demands of life, larp, and starting a business. I am now in a more stable enviroment, and will be more susceptable to orders and inquiries. If you have any questions let me know
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12:02 AM
Hello Everyone, with the economy what it is, and the widespread use of their funds it is reasonable to surmise that the larp alliance needs some help economically. in addition to tax-writeoff donations, being a non-prof will allow us to do many things such as fundraisers.
like most of you i completely understand the money crunch situation, as i myself am quite broke, but i also realize that there are those in the Alliance that have given countless dollars and hours to promote larp, and i think now its time we start taking care of the larp alliance.
to my understanding it has and will continue to be the goal of the Alliance to promote LARP in as low cost a way to encourage growth, but i also acknowledge that for the alliance to grow, it will need funds. as much as we may hate to admit it, everything requires money, and time. from the research into alternative weapon construction, to putting gas in the van that drives up north to ROC, to helping coordinate more widespread PC and NPC action in the games, both local, and long distance. It has become my dream as well to see LARP widely enjoyed and accepted, and i would like to make this dream come true.
which brings me to the ultimatum of this piont, we need to make some money for the Alliance. Wheather it be direct donations, or fundraisers, its time for us to do our part, take this group for example, someone is paying $20 a month to keep this running so we all know what is going on, and paying that money from their pocket, without even asking for payback from those that graciously use it. there are many of these things that are taken advantage of, and while it is the goal of these generous people to let everyone have fun for free, we are not set up to do so currently.
To this end I ask, beg, and encourage any who can to make donations, or perhaps better yet, come up with ways you can help the alliance with fundraisers, or services.
if you have any ideas or questions please email me at "miarus(at)dslextreem(dot)com" and i will do the best to help as much as possible.
I would Like to throw a BIG THANK YOU out there to Rick and Adrianne who have put so much of their lives into promoting our sport, as well as Ramsey and the many many others who do what they can to make ends meet, and make LARP survive.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 2:24 AM
For Those of you who are interested in armor or costuming i have uploaded some new sketches in my "for sale" album, in the sub-category.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 1:23 AM
If any of you are genuinely interested in ordering some leatherwork from me tandy leather is now having a pretty good on 13-14 oz leather, the stuff they make authentic shields and armor from, the thick stuff.
also, if you were interested in any wares let me know.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 4:12 AM
On the night of Friday September 12 David Travis passed away in his chair at work. From what we can tell his death was mundane, quick, and easy.
Though it pains us who survived greatly for his loss, we are confident that he died happy, and content with his life.
Dad suffered from a number of ailments, the two major ones being a life threatening heard condition, the result of his previous heart attack, and Diabetes. While his death was a shock in it's suddenness we are relieved that it was not a painful death, and I am personally very thankful to God that he died quickly, rather than rotting away waiting for the moment to arrive. I estimate that he died at approximately 7:30 Pacific Time, and one of his coworkers who had spoke with him at 7:00 said that when they talked he said he felt like ****, but that he didn't feel any worse than usual.
As I'm sure many of you have heard I believe that Dad died at, if there is such a thing, a good time. For years he has struggled to turn his music into something, and fought to keep himself in work. I can confidently say that my dad's only fear was that he would become useless, or a burden to the family.
This is why I say he died at a good time. While he was doubtlessly happy with his life, the recent months were filled with elements of joy for him. Only a short while ago, about 2 months Dad and I spent 2 weeks driving up to Wyoming to see Grandpa, Grandma, and my uncle Jeff. Though I can't recall if he said it or not, I believe this was one of the best times of his life, and his last great road trip. on the way up we were able to visit the Carlsbad Caverns, in it's entirety, which he had always wanted to do.
Upon returning home things only got better. Though his condition would never get any better he seemed to have been rejuvenated by our trip, and though he must have known his time was short, though none of us thought this short, he was happy. For years he has been writing music, as I'm sure many of you know, and it finally started to pay itself off. He had always felt that this perfect outlet of his thoughts would not pay itself off, and had always tried to work from home, and in these last few weeks it did just that, and he did, and scheduled several home-jobs.
One of the other great loves of my dad's life has always been his instruments, which not only played the sounds of his music, but connected his listeners to his soul. In the last couple of months he finally got the only two things he's ever wanted besides me and mom, a baritone 12-string guitar, and a fretless Bass guitar. I personally have no idea how he played either of the damn things, but they are wonderful instruments, and I think still very much a part of my dad.
There are a million things I could say, and a million things I could leave out. so I leave you with this:
"We never know how much time we have with those we love,
so we should spend all the time we can. However inevitably
they will pass, and so shall we, but we must know that the
time we spent with them is worth immeasurably more than
the times we didn't."
I don't know what the last thing my dad thought was, and I don't care too. The first time he had an attack, when he came back he said he saw before him large iron gates, and that god told him he needed to take care of us and finish his music. Now I don't know if he thinks its done or not, but tonight I listened to the song he was working on, and I don't think anything could make it better.
I know that wherever his soul is now he is at peace, and I pray only that God protect and care for him. If there ever was someone who fulfilled their goal in life, it is my dad.
||Currently listening :
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By Dave Travis
Release date: 2005-12-06
Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 1:45 AM
From the Diary of Commander Mirakel of Lod's Army:
...And amidst the chaos and relentless slaughter that was of miniver's court and the armies of Lod there was a truce. As a mage of this damnable force stole away the mind of one of their own they broke the skirmish to hold truce. and thus was the Ice Cream Truce formed. for much time the dust of battle settled and the blood of wounds was cleaned while the leaders of Lod's army and Miniver's Companions discussed a means of a truce. uppon much discussion Lod's General agreed that should Miniver's court bring cake, in addition to the ice cream the initiated the truce, they would cease their calling forth of death upon them. nearly breaching the time perscribed, and as many of their own had been drawn away to fight with Lod's forces, they brought cake, and water, furthering the truce.
But this uneasy peace was not to last. soon they patrons of the manse heard from the camp a short ways away the chanting begin. nearly too late they arrived and attempted to end their summoning. and a great battle ensued as they tried to break the conjuration, a conjuration that would tear away reality, killing many, and setting free only those of lod's men. as the enchantment drew to it's end the air began to shudder, and chaos ensued, all were afraid and many injuries were taken. just as hope seemed to flit away the party dispatched the mages, and the former Allies of Lod's men and their golems dissipated, leaving them to do battle with the party.
Having no reason for quarrel with Miniver's company, the remaining men agreed to hold truce with them, for while they had disliked them, and indeed sworn to end their lives, they had shown the honor to see the battle to it's end, not abandon their friends to a desperate fate. And thus is how commander Mirakel, and 3 of his companions came to acompany Miniver's Court, speaking, dining, and indulging in the company of their strange, dark guests...
The Tale goes on, but it is late, and the Tale of the Party's Escape from their Magical Prison, and the Tragic Death of Mirakel, and others is for another time, and another Bard.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 1:42 AM
First of all I want to say GOOD GAME EVERYONE!!!!
This is the first LE game i've played, and only the 3rd official larp, but i enjoyed it immensely. while there are small things that could be done to enhance the feel even more, this game has a good strong base.
while i was unused to the rules they were easy to adapt to, and though i found small issues within the combat system it seemed to flow rather smoothly none the less, congrats to the designer of the call-less system, you know who you are!
it was good to be a part of this game, i was able to learn much of the live effects games, meet new great people, and be reuinted with others. though it is not likely i will be able to attend any LE games in the near future, i hope to once i am more economically stable.
in addition, i would like to commemorate the PC's of this game, they all were very good at staying in game, and playing the characters they are accurately. I would also like to commemorate the PC's for their feverent attempts to save Mirakel, former commander of Lod's Army once he had joined forces with them, though he was tragically doomed to die at the hands of his crazed former-comrades. I must say that was the hardest I've ever had to work to die on purpose lolz, Good job!!.
also if anyone has questions about any of the gear I had, or about armor and such, as i know some of you were interested, i'll do my best to contact you buy feel free to contact me here.
Depraved Shrieking Goul
Shattered Knight's Spirit
Restored Knight's Spirit
Sunday, August 10, 2008, 7:30 AM
One of my dreams has always been to be part of a live steel entertainment group. The obvious outlet to this would be employment at Medieval Times. I have encountered two problems with this, First the nearest showhouse is far away, second, they will not hire me :"L
In spite of this set back I am still eager to accomplish this goal! There is a VirginianGroup I look to for ideas and inspiration, the name of the group is "Heavy metal Combat"(they have a myspace site if you want to see some of their stuff).
Now there are still many issues, such as Weapons (both safe and durable) armor(also safe and durable) and the most important two aspects:
This is where the larpers come in!!
untill recently i had not known much of larp, but have immersed myself deeply(my thanks go out to the LARP Alliance and Fighters Guild). I believe there is no better source of participants than LARPers. Look at it this way, they are trained to fight, they have a personality, they know their preferences, and they already do it!
This brings me to my point, I would still LOVE to get a live steel entertainment group going, so if there are any larpers interested, let me know!
Merry Battles to you ALL!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008, 11:13 PM
hope to see you all at this next game! looks like the fighters guild and larp alliance will be bringing close to 20 participants! it will be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! as well as more people I will personally be bringing a "suprise" for the PC's this game. lets just say i was inspired by the archers...
SEE YOU ALL THERE!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008, 4:28 AM
Hail My Northern Fellowes!!
I wanted to say Hello to all who Attended from the Northen Area, and use this Blog as a Link to everyone who's name's I do not know!
on other news: Realms of Conflict was an AWESOME GAME! as any of you from the listenup konw it had great appeal from characters and NPC's, and I would like to personally thank the Plot team and moderators again for setting up a great game for us all!
this was my first Official Larp game, and in intend to return, if possible with more players than last time!
GREAT GAME EVERYONE!!