A forbidden love has wreaked havoc upon the Woodlands Faerie Clan; the young prince Thorn has fallen for none other than Elfin princess Wildflower. Faeries are losing their power to affect nature. Their faerie bells have stopped glowing. Elves are becoming mesmerized by their surroundings, lost in their own territories. Their spells are not working against the trolls. Giants have seized the opportunity to take back part of the plateau both groups worked together to rid them from years ago.
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There’s much evidence that Vikings had a right to believe in giants. Read about this discovery of a copper mine and tools belonging to Giants.
Faeries have been encountered in right here in Newfoundland. Learn about their trickster ways and allied elf attacks on The Rock.
Mountain Trolls, well, if you don’t believe in them already, by mid July you will! We are having a Mountain Troll Festival July 14th through 17th that should be lots of fun. Why not get a selfie with one, or attend the Mountain Troll Stroll in Corner Brook?
Aviking By Hoof welcomes those who would like to volunteer. In exchange for free gameplay, volunteers can come in costume, rent one of our costumes and/or weapons and help us keep track of player’s points, give players side missions, act as vital clue holders, etc. Character types are limited so volunteers must accept whichever type is open at the beginning of gameplay. You may register by contacting us or registering on the EVENTBRITE.CA page.
The whole purpose of Aviking By Hoof’s Faery Dream Petals and Leaves and are to give you something that makes the world of difference in a hectic, stressful world: a clear mind.
Thoughts are out there like radio waves, bouncing around off people, off each other, causing all sorts of undetected turmoil, like an undertow at the beach.
Pearly Everlasting is a naturally growing herb (in Atlantic Canada) that has a very unique ability; it is a mojo neutralizer. Wild peppermint is a natural focus stimulant. Together these two herbs help your brain focus on YOUR thought energies and YOURS alone.
So if you place one of the Faery Leaves or Dream Petals under your own pillow, the only thoughts in your head will be your own. Other . Other people’s feelings: fears, worries, hatred, jealousy, anger, resentment, frustration, apathy; these will be kept safely at bay. So it’s like an eight hour time out from stress – which is what sleep is supposed to be – rest.
Now, some people have very intentional stressors in their life. These negative people might add stress via their thoughts, words or bad vibes to your work environment, your favourite place to spend time. That’s why Aviking By Hoof also offers Faerie Bells. You can hang them up at work, close to your desk; you can take them shopping with you and hang them on the cart, or carry in your purse or pocket. Leave one hanging in your car, to stay more focused while driving.
Nightmares can wreak havoc on a person’s daytime energy. Don’t let your mind and body suffer while you sleep. Enjoy a restful sleep and awake with a clear, focused mind.
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Green Gardens is part of Gros Morne National Park’s wonderful collection of hiking paths here in Western Newfoundland. Just before the town of Trout River, you embark upon a rocky footpath that is not so green. Sparse clumps of pitcher plants, spreads of creeping juniper, rocks covered with moss and lichen appear scattered here and there. And so your journey goes, until you reach the crest of the first hill. Then the green begins!
“Green Gardens” is the newest pony available in the Newfoundland Country Pony Collection and the first with eyes, because a tiny customer reminded me “if they don’t ‘ave no eyes hows they supposed to see?”
Hand made of cotton, rayon, fleece, polyester and chenille. Stuffed with hypoallergenic polyester fibrefill. She reflects the variegated colors of the plants and rocks you’ll find while embarking on this amazing adventure. You’ll find her at the amazing craft/gift shop right next to the Ultramar in Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
As a Live Action Role Play special events co-ordinator and script writer, I want people who love larping to know about what I’ve put together. I also want people who would like to attend my LARP to know what their options are with regards to costumes, weapons, armor, etc. At Aviking By Hoof, the scenic Gros Morne area is a major part of our appeal, aside from the events themselves.
With that respect, I realize other places offering Live Action Role Playing events are not truly my competitors, but colleagues in an interesting field of outdoor gameplay (pardon the pun). As of late, I am frustrated by various internet hosting websites attempting to take large chunks from LARP sales and request banking information to do so.
Many LARP events held in places with large populations can offer their events free of charge. Some events are free for first time players. Some LARP organizations are run through volunteers and are nonprofits. Others, like Aviking By Hoof, hope to be a source of employment for local gamers, crafters, and students.
So I am welcoming ALL types of LARP eventers to post their listings through AVIKING BY HOOF on a LARP COMMUNITY page FREE of charge. I think the benefits of this activity need to be promoted. Sell your tickets on your own page, showcase your listings on ours. You keep control of your money.
I do so want to hold the first Aviking By Hoof 2018 season Weekend LARP “Vampires On The Rock” in the dark because, well, only certain vampires can stand sunlight and it just doesn’t seem fair! But realistically, from the standpoint of an organizer who has a responsibility to ensure gameplay is held when it is safest and most convenient for players and other campers in the area, we will be holding all events in the daylight.
How will this affect battle? Am I automatically stacking the tides in favor of the Vikings? Well, possibly. I guess that will truly depend upon the brilliance of the gaming Larpers who come out to play. You see, some people do things casually; others do a lot of background work. They don’t just pick out a costume. They pick out a character, fiddle around with personality quirks and backstories, then they begin deciding how to convey what they’ve created to the other players who – well – cannot read their mind.
Costumes are the great nonverbal expressers. Armor and weapons choice also says a lot about a character without that player actually saying a word. Weekend LARP does give you two full days to interact with your team, your enemies, your allies and your indifferent but we’re hoping that its like having a just one spoonful of ice cream. Its a tease compared to the Dramatic Intent 6 Days of LARP option. Plus on the flipside, there’s also another Weekend LARP of your favourite theme later that summer, which can never truly be a repeat because with each new player, the game changes entirely, and if you’ve had a chance to mull things over, you won’t be making the same mistakes next time either.
Come the switchover from horse pulled wagons, horse pulled plowing, haying devices, logging sleighs and tamigans to that of modernized vehicles, farm machinery and snowmobiles, the Newfoundland Pony became scarce. Many were sold to auctions for glue or meat. The breed, which originated from various European ponies and horses, came to be unique for its ability to withstand the harsh winds, strong cold winters, damp weather, bogs and forests rather than fields with sparse grasses.
Today, people are attempting to bring back the Newfoundland Pony. The coastal community of Trout River, Newfoundland uses a community pasture located in nearby Chimney Cove (our featured image shot) for summer turnout of horses, ponies and cattle. The animals make the long trek themselves in the fall, back to the community following one of the trails we offer. See our complete Trail Rides package options.
You can help Aviking By Hoof establish a healthy herd of these adorable, intelligent, little equines in a closer pasture, more easily reached by staff and visitors alike. By purchasing handmade Newfoundland Country Ponies, you allow us to purchase real Newfoundland ponies and have them delivered to Gros Morne area of Newfoundland. You can check back on our website for updates or sign up for our our monthly newsletter called The Pony Diaries beginning in June 2018.
These little versions are 22″ high from hoof to ear tip and 22″ long from nose to tail. Various materials make up the outer shell. They are stuffed with hypoallergenic polyester fibrefill. Manes and tails are yarns of wool, acrylic, cotton and/or chenille. Each one is named after a designated area of Newfoundland and given a map like birthmark of the province.
|Assorted Patchwork $74.00 CAD
Real Pony Colors $74.00 CAD
LARP inspired $74.00 CAD
Custom * $174.00 CAD
For more information on the Newfoundland Pony in general go see the Newfoundland Pony Society Website. The real ponies you help buy will be here for people to enjoy when they come visit. You can choose to have your name, a child’s name, or horse loving friend’s name placed on the real pony’s stable door on the “thanks to” plaques we are engraving; every 10 ponies sold brings one real pony here!
I met these two “Guards of Elfdom” while trekking through the Wallace Brook area of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.
Whilst trolling for costume ideas, nature inspired me with a lot of texture and colour through these exposed patches of moss covered rocks and entangled shrubbery.
The foam and sparkles of light upon the Trout River made me reflect upon Faeries, whilst the hair-like shore grasses reminded me I was searching for Troll inspiration.
I love the layering effect of the Juniper against the mosses and lichens, the ease of which the colors merge and the stark differences of texture coexisting in the same limited space
And of course, the troll hair in unmistakeable green.
Can you spot the wee man and his much larger companion? Hope to see you all at this summer’s Mountain Troll Festival!
Continue reading “Trolling Along”
Lose yourself this summer and become part of the Newfoundland wilderness. We’ve got trails galore and the scenery is…..well amazing.
Learn though LARP under the watchful eye of the Elephant’s Head mountain with several themes to choose from in our Dramatic Intent Acting Camp 6 Day packages.
You are just minutes from Trout River, Woody Point, Shallow Brook and Birchy Head.