Underworld Larp on Dragons Den! Wednesday, November 5th, at 8pm EST

That’s right folks. We got our air date. For those unaware and new, earlier this year we were scouted by The Dragons Den to give them a spectacle episode and make a pitch for land investment. A spectacle episode is one in which we fill the entire stage with our awesomeness, providing an entertaining and visually breathtaking experience for the viewership. Included in that is our pitch to potential investors so that we might buy our own site to host Underworld and other productions. Now, word to the wise, Dragon’s Den is infamous for creative editing. We’re not sure how things will play out once it goes to air. We could look amazing, or we could look terrible. I can’t tell you the outcome of the pitch but I can say we were extremely happy of how it all played out, from our perspectives. Regardless of scoring investors, a strong secondary reason for appearing on the show, is exposure. If experience has taught us anything it’s that all publicity is good publicity. Kevin O’Leary, a former Dragon on Dragon’s Den, said it best. “A Dragon’s Den pitch is like a 7 minute infomercial on steroids” It’s a 7 minute commercial for Underworld LARP that plays coast to coast, during primetime, on a major TV network. Not to mention the online advertising and it plays in syndicate. We couldn’t come close to this kind of exposure on our own.

So, this could be a pretty exciting opportunity for Underworld to gain investors for our own site but also to expand the game in ways we couldn’t dream of before. Or it could just net us a few new players. Either way we’re happy. When it airs we’ll be unveiling a crowdfunding project to help capitalize on any unanticipated exposure. Also, there are almost always secondary investors that will contact us once the show airs and we want to make sure we can accommodate them if their offers are enticing. To kill the rumour before it starts we won’t be handing over Underworld or “selling out.” Ted and I will always have full creative control regardless of investment opportunities.

So with that explanation out of the way, we’re going to start hyping this. As we get closer to the air date we’ll put out a fancy facebook post and incentives to share it. I’ll be organizing a viewing night at ye local bar in Toronto and hopefully we can get our NPL’s to get something together out in KW, Hammertown and some of the other UW cities. I’m sure our friends in Edmonton and London will be doing the same!

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Underworld LARP Presents: Autumn Thorns

I am Layyah AIeede of the Pax Arcaniam. We are your friends and allies. To the Pax Mordabish: we are your mothers, your sisters, and your daughters. You have been deceived for too long.

Jericho: You have helped liberate our sisters in Pax Prima. For that we are grateful. Our captors in the Pax Mordabish would have you believe that we slept in our prisons, unaware of our surroundings. We were not asleep. Our “brothers” told you we were stricken with insanity and that we needed to be put down. They took our sisters and daughters, the moment they left the womb, and placed us in prisons until they could find a “cure”. This misguided cure is the complete and utter destruction of all magic in the world. The truth is we were never insane. As a result of the destruction of our dragon, the men of our people had the magic removed from them. The women who all stood against the idea, had our magical abilities exponentially increased. At the time we were unprepared for this and had yet to learn how to control it. We did not need to be systematically subjugated. We needed to be trained. Although many lived and died in those black prisons, our subconscious minds were linked, and we planned for the day of our return.

The Pax Mordabish wish to destroy the Aspect of Hatred, known as Inviticus. This may sound just at first, but know their methods of doing so will have a devastating effect. Your land has many intersecting laylines that ebb and flow with all the magic that fills this world. On many of these, the Pax Mordabish have placed their wicked devices. These devices will poison the laylines and ultimately destroy the magic that feeds every living thing. Inviticus will die by their swords when the magic is removed but so too will the Fae, the spirits of the dead, the Mages, and anyone who can cast magic. All those that use magic will suffer a terrible painful death as our “brothers” drain it out of the land.

It is with sorrow in my heart that I must tell you that I do not believe we can stop this in time. There are too many devices in place and we cannot remove them before they are activated. The Pax Mordabish have already begun their final assault and based on our current predictions, they will successfully destroy the magic in our world, and be ready to confront the Aspect of Hatred, by the end of October. That being said, while we cannot stop it, we do have a plan. It is a long shot and we will need all our allies but there is still a chance.

Our first goal must be sever the connections to Pax Prima. With a majority of Mordabish troops fighting their way to Inviticus’s stronghold, only a small reserve has been left behind to guard the main gating device. They are led by the 1st Subjugater Khalid Abed Djinn, a man I understand many of you are familiar with. He will pay for his transgressions. I will be bringing my sisters together in a week’s time. Seek us Friday night, 11pm at your town fire and we will discuss what needs to be done. Be prepared; some of our misguided brothers still creep your woods and they will most assuredly try to stop us.

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Welcome to the second last full weekend event of the 2014 season. Remember to dress warm as the nights are getting cooler.

Logistics opens: Friday of the event, 6:00PM
Event Time: Friday 10:00PM
Cost: $45 ($40 with prelog)
Blankets of CP: 1

Map can be found here http://tinyurl.com/43mlag6