Das Landsknechtlager

Sonstiges => Landsknecht im LARP => Thema gestartet von: Sonir am 28. Dezember 2018, 22:07:44

Titel: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Sonir am 28. Dezember 2018, 22:07:44
I started this topic becuase there are a few girls in my country who are interested in coming to Drachenfest and _MIGHT_ come to the LKL but they aren't entirely sure if this camp is what they want.

What I'm mainly looking for is ideas of what could female charters do in the camp that aren't just healing, alchemy, water distribution or fighting and the likes BUT also enjoyable AND fits the camp image and won't get boring after half a day

For example just as a random idea, if some of the girls would bring sellable stuff into the town could that be something that is okay with the LKL or can we make it more "landsknechtish"?
Any ideas are welcomed
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Schwannek am 29. Dezember 2018, 09:46:30
They can du what everyone else of us is doing. We have quite some fighting woman in the camp.

Or is it, that they don't want to fight?
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Garfield am 29. Dezember 2018, 19:08:46
In general, we don't have historical gender roles, as split up in "men do fighting" and "women do Tross". Means, everyone in our camp can do what they would like. But: we once decided, that the LKL should mainly be a fighting camp, with as much hellebards as possible. The less hellebards we have, the worse we can sell ourselfs.

So, I say: everyone who is new or old to the camp, should consider to fight with a hellebard. If there is a reason why not, we should see about every single case.
But as you might know, we have no official possibility to control the concepts, only the clothes.

For me, fitting concepts would be fighting (mainly hellebards, but there are other weapons used in the camp) or historically inspired Tross. Only inspired, though.
Until now, we didn't need any healers, as we often hired the Söldner Hospital, which ist specialised in healing. What we need all the time - outgame - is people bringing water to the battlefield.
Tross could be anything that serves us landsknechts, mainly us than others. So selling stuff to people outside the camp would not be very fitting and I also couldn't think of any item that would represent our camp well. There are loads of alcohol, pictures of naked people and even women themselves being sold all over the whole Drachenfest. The LKL is more than just this. But this is just my opinion.
Jupp (https://www.landsknechtlager.info/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=88) did do alchemy this year, maybe write him a message? We also have two people in the camp that do the garden and then make healing potions and one of them is even a doctor. I'm not sure if they are in the forum, but I could send you an e-mail adress. Maybe they need an apprentice?

What could be a job inside our camp (tbc.):
- Outgame: Bringing water to the battlefield (we still need a solution for nice bottles or similar). Cooking, maybe even an ingame offer for those coming without a group.
- Ingame: washing clothes, shaving, selling stuff to ourselfs, doing the dishes (I'd pay for this! :D ), getting a job at the Stab.

But - maybe despite of cooking - all of those ideas wouldn't fill a whole day...
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Lyrah am 31. Dezember 2018, 00:57:37
Seeing as we have a lot of guests coming to camp each day, besides all that is going on around and in front, I would not worry about boredom soon. What they want to fill their day with really depends on the players and their wishes and interests. There are countless options within the camp, also if actively fighting is not their desire. (Can they play the flute perchance?  :D) The language barrier might be a hindrance in camp, but we could also turn it into something that generates play. Why not start an LKL translation service to help the Obrist and Stab cope with all those different Knechts from all those different regions speaking all different languages and accents? I would totally join this, maybe go to town school to do some language learning and then help each other and have some fantastic misunderstandings.
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Ottmar am 31. Dezember 2018, 09:14:22
Could you discribe, what the girls want? So we might say, if we are able to fullfill their expectations and dissolve any doubts
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Sonir am 09. Januar 2019, 17:14:00
I know that the fighting is an option but I'm also aware that not everyone is fond of it so I merely try to look for other options and to make the camp a little more lively maybe in the process, if it's possible.

So I doesn't look for one thing that fills a whole day but one that could be a strong link to the camp so to say. The girls doesn't really knew either what they want or can do here as such a big larp as Drachenfest is completely new to them. That's part of the reason I want them to have some kind of small task that would be good "crutch" and also beneficial for the camp
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: L. Saltz am 11. Januar 2019, 13:35:16
The saltzknechts have, amonst other miscreants, an alchemist and two brewers who work as such and can be hired or traded with.
At the same time, they are mercenaries like everyone else, so if nothing else is going on, they are on the field soldiering whenever we go to battle.

I would recommend that everyone has some way of being part of the landsknecht army when we go to war, even if that is not their main profession. You could boil it down to "if they can be mustered, they have a place in the camp".

If you are looking for suggestion, I think we could use artists of any kind, craftspeople to bother the various guilds, weird priests, bakers to keep the oven from getting depressions, maybe even dedicated messengers on and off the battlefield.
Titel: Re: Ladies in the LKL
Beitrag von: Kendra am 17. Januar 2019, 12:47:35
In general, we don't have historical gender roles, as split up in "men do fighting" and "women do Tross". Means, everyone in our camp can do what they would like. But: we once decided, that the LKL should mainly be a fighting camp, with as much hellebards as possible. The less hellebards we have, the worse we can sell ourselfs.
(...)

+1.

We've got a lot of members in the camp who do many other thing during the days and parallel to battles. As one of them - playing religious stuff in the White, guild-based things in Grey and Aldradrdrradrach - I can say, that it's not that easy to catch all the cool stuff in the Landsknechtslager, if you've some other "needs" to do. If it's the first time for someone to be at the Drachenfest, it may be easier to try to act only in the Landsknechtlager.

(Remember: First time MASH is an experience for a half day. With the drill-time and first maneuvers, Wednesday is fullfilled with experience. If you never were in Aldradrach, you can make a shopping-tour AND stay for 4-6 hours in some taverns and a second day is also filled.... :-) )