How to: In-character books

I’ve been asked many times on how to craft an In-character book. I am not someone with the tenancy to write a book, but over the years I managed to fill over a hundred pages with Elrian’s thoughts, stories and songs. So, if you are looking to start your own in-character diary, or spellbook, or…

Fairy Faces

Elrian met some Fairies and she remembers their faces- in her diary.

The Book of the Guard

I made another book, this time for the guards of the main gate. The elven camp on the Epic Empire Larp has always had a book of the guard, with a guard shift plan, pictures of all the camp’s inhabitants and notes on events at the gate. The first one is full now, after several…

Elven Book

I made this leather bound journal for a Larp event this year. while manythings are still really improvised I learned a lot on how book covers are constructed. I used an ordinary artist journal for the book, as well as cardboard and thin leather. The motiv was inspired by an art nouveau ceramic tile.

A friendship sealed with blood

“A promise that must not be broken.“ This is yet another page in the diary of my elven larp character, Elrian. It’s based on a scene that occurred on the Epic Empires 2015.

Going back

I am digging through old Photographs of my elven Larp character. This was in 2009. I still like it, and so I did a new retouch on it. I still have the robe and I am planning to make some alterations to it so it will fit my quality standard and the current character concept…

Tirithion Crest

Since Elrian now has a new Surname I started to add the crest of house Tirithion to her costume. And to everything else. This is also the first time I used this really old silver yarn. It looks great, but gets torn all the time.

Elrian’s Diary: Sindarin Songs

I still haven’t started working on the Luinil pages, so here are the pages I did before the Larp. These are songs in Sindarin, the first being “The Fall of Gil-Galad”. I took the translation by Ryszard Derdzinski from elvish.org and the melody my father made years ago. The second one is a compilation from all…

Elrian’s diary – about Lairon Tirithion

I started Elrian’s Diary in summer 2011, continuously documenting my Larp character’s adventures. After four years and 70 pages it is now halfway complete. Here is the working process of a recent page. After sketching the content of the page – which I often do while in-character – I rewrite the text and outline the illustration in…

Elrian’s Diary

Elrian’s diary is a project I started two years ago, and its original purpose was to collect  plot information the character acquired during role play conventions. But after while I started to put in personal stuff that went through my characters head. Its purpose is now to collect both information about plot (which will be…