Carcosa Dreams

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Alba

The Inevitable Post

So, as per the last post, common sense and government recommendations have swung towards the thing we didn’t want to do. We’ve had a number of people come to the conclusion that for their own safety, they’d rather stay away. This in…

The Raven in the Room

Okay, so, COVID-19, formerly the Novel Coronavirus. We’ve got an event next week, and future events coming up, so we thought it’s worth letting you know where we’re at. We’re not planning on cancelling events at this stage, unless sensible…

Dawn

A sneak peek at some of the things happening in a week and a bit. Dawn breaks over the Summerlands, and the Reckoning begins. It’s annual, is Reckoning. It comes shortly after the snows are banished for another year and…

The Woad Less Travelled

In spring we pick the bluebells that grow deep in the woods. Over the summer they dry, and are ground into dust. In the autumn we fetch the wet clay from the banks near the river, and it is worked…

Alba 1 Feedback Open

CD. It’s been two weeks since the Giants started to sing again. It’s been a fortnight since the people of Alba met up at the request of the Keepers, and said they would do so again. It’s been a couple…

The morning after the day before… [What a day may look like]

They rose a few hours ago but the morning meal has just been tidied away, there was much for the Hunter to discuss after scouting the Other Place the night before. • They found a number of Blood Mushrooms, an…

Selkie

Not all of the Antagonists the Albanni face are interested in physical violence. The more mysterious creatures such as the Selkie offer no reason for their cruel behaviour other than that they simply take joy in the emotional suffering of…

Those Who Came Before, The Old Ones and The Others

Many Albanni will tell tales of strange folk, outsiders and the odd beings who dwell in ths lands of Alba alongside them, but they fall, generally into three broad categories. Those Who Came Before Those Who Came Before seem mostly…

The Feud

For three generations blood was spilled in the forest through which the river flowed. It started when hunters from the two villages disputed the right to claim the pelt of the great wolf which plagued them. In the afternoon light…

The Wildlife of Alba

The wildlife of Alba is very similar to what you would expect in a setting with deep roots in pre-Roman, Great Britain and Ireland. Whilst there is a deep spiritual connection to the seven animal spirits with which the Albanni…