Perks provide Battlefield advantages to volunteers that highlight the flavor of different larps and boffer clubs in the Northwest.
How to acquire Perks:
- Sign up for a volunteer shift prior to the event or at the Information Booth on site.
- If you sign up to volunteer two weeks prior to the event, points earned after the war may apply to perks.
- After completing your shift return to the information booth with your timecard and spend points on the Perks and you will receive a Perk Token.
- Volunteers may purchase one Perk for two volunteer points.
- Each additional perk after the first Perk cost double the previous perk
- Perk Token must be worn and visible on the battlefield to use the perk.
- Volunteers may give their Perks to someone else prior to the war starting.
- Perks may not be exchanged after the war has started.
Armor (Dargarth Rule)
Armor absorbs a number of points of damage equal to its AR. Armor only protects areas covered. Armor must be of a size to cover a significant portion (approximately one-third) of a Hit Zone. Armor extending continuously from another Hit Zone is not required to significantly cover neighboring Hit Zones to count as Armor. Weapons that strike both Armored and unarmored Hit Zones are considered to have hit the unarmored Hit Zone. Metal corners must have the radius of, and less cutting ability than a penny.
- Leather armor is made of at least 5/64″ (approximately 5 ounces) thick leather.
- Leather scale armor consists of small leather scraps securely attached to a heavy material or leather in alternating rows.
- Hide is leather armor which is at least 1/8″ (approximately 8 ounces) thick. Multiple layers of leather can be sewn, riveted, or glued together to attain an equivalent thickness. Any single piece of armor that contains an area under 1/8″ in thick (other than fastening straps) is Leather rather than Hide.
- Studded leather is constructed of leather or heavy canvas with smooth metal studs of at least 1/2″ size in evenly spaced rows, set apart at intervals of the diameter of the stud.
- Ring mail is made of non-flexible steel or bronze rings with an inner diameter of no greater than 2″ on leather or heavy canvas. The rings should be evenly spaced, at no more than half of their inner diameter apart in alternating rows.
- Chain mail must be made with links no larger than 1/2″ rings of 12-gauge steel or bronze, 3/8″ rings of 14 gauge steel or bronze, or 1/4″ rings of 16-gauge steel or bronze. Chain mail made of sturdy links that fails to meet the requirement of AR3 (such as Shark Mail) counts as AR2.
- Splint mail is made of 18-gauge steel or bronze plates on 5/64” (approximately 5 ounce) or thicker leather with rounded edges. Plates must be evenly spaced, at a distance of no more than the size of the plates apart.
- Scale mail is made of steel or bronze squares with rounded bottoms. The scales must be at least 18-gauge steel or bronze and no larger than 2″x 3″, and must be fastened to heavy material or leather in alternating rows.
- Butted mail is made of minimum 18-gauge steel or bronze plates that are fastened onto heavy material or leather. The plates must touch or butt up against one another. There may be no gaps between the plates.
- Plate mail must be made of steel or bronze; the metal must be 18-gauge minimum.
- Banded mail is made of overlapping layers of at least 18-gauge steel or bronze. When properly fitted it should leave no edges exposed. Bands can be tied or riveted to heavy material.
War Shields (KBA)
The War Shield perk allows the user to use a shield that exceeds the maximum Belegarth size limit. The shield must be used as shield or Pavise.
Back Shields (Request by Belegarth Fighters)
By default shields must be held in the hand or strapped to the forearm in order to count as a shield. The back shield perk allows the user to wear a shield as a backpack and count as a shield. Players may still only use one shield at a time.
Harden Shield (Influenced by KBA)
Player with the Harden Shield perk can absorb one additional strike before their shield breaks. Three hits to destroy from a two handed Class 2 weapon, two hits from a Sunder attack, or one hit from siege.
Piercing (Adapted from Amtgard)
Attacks from a fighter with the Piercing perk will ignore all armor. Requires a two-handed thrusting melee weapon, javelin, or bow/crossbow. The attacker must call “Piercing” to let the target know you have the Perk.
Poison (Battle of the Bows):
Attacks from a fighter, with the Poison perk, that disables a limb will kill the target. Poison is only effective when attacking with a Class 1 thrusting weapon or a Class 4 weapon. The attacker must call “Poison” to let the target know you have the Perk.
Sunder: (adapted from Dargarth)
Two-handed attack with a Class 2 weapon destroys a shield with a single hit or a Hardened Shield with two hits. Sunder inflicts three hits of damage against armor. The attacker must call “Sunder” to let the target know you have the Perk.
Siege (Adapted from Amtgard)
Each Seige Weapon requires one player to have the Seige Perk. The attacker must call “Siege” to let the target know they were hit by a siege weapon. The abilities and limitations of siege weapons are as follows:
- Siege weapons should have a historical or fantasy counterpart that they mimic in form and function. Ammunition from siege weapons must conform to the following rules:
- Siege Weapons that fire a single projectile will kill a Player and Destroy all their carried equipment if the projectile touches a Player or anything they are carrying or wearing while in motion.
- Siege weapons that fire multiple projectiles simultaneously (such as a grapeshot catapult) count as an armor penetrating projectiles. No effect on shields.
- A siege weapon may not fire at a player within 20’ unless explicitly designed to do so such as boiling oil simulated with rocks in a cauldron dropped from a tower.
- Siege ammunition must, at minimum, conform to the standards of an arrow/bolt, javelin, or rock.
- Siege weapons are considered normal weapons for purposes of being destroyed and can be repaired.
- Siege weapons must be approved prior to being used.
Players with the Fast Recovery perk require half the time for them to be healed, resurrected, and repaired.
A Healer may heal a disabled limb by placing their hand on the wounded player’s shoulder and counting (heal one, heal two, etc…) to 20 (10 count for players with the Fast Recovery Perk). A Healer may not heal themselves, but may be healed by another Healer. A Healer can only heal one person at a time.
Players that want to be resurrected must go to the side line next to a friendly control point. A player with the Resurrection Perk may choose up to 5 Dead Players, at a time, to return back to life by having the Dead players place their hands on the Ressurector’s weapon and counting (rez one, rez two, etc…) for 60 (30 count for players with the Fast Recovery Perk). The player with Resurrection must stay on the Battlefield.
A player with the Repair Perk may restore all weapons, shields, and armor simultaneously by placing their hand on the target player’s shoulder and count (repair one, repair two, etc…) to 20 (10 count for players with the Fast Recovery Perk). A player may perform a repair on one player’s equipment at a time, you may repair your own equipment.
These rules are still in draft form and will be finalized soon.