Carcosa Dreams

Games, Events, Madness

Alba

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…

Weapons and Crafts

We are in the process of preparing some posts and information based on the feedback you have given us via the social media page and email. In this, the first of these posts we’ll be looking at Weapons, Crafts and…

The Stone – A tale from the Summerlands

“Countless moons! That is how long we have held the stone and now they come again to take it from us!” The band looked up from their preparations, Gwyn had been talking on and on endlessly, but finally he had…

Changing of the Season – Booking open

Rolling fields and gentle hills, kind land with good grazing and rich harvests. These are the lands where the Potter and the Farmer hold sway, where the wild past of the Albanni sometimes seems the furthest from now. The Summerlands…