Libertines of the Hearth
Richard Garriott de Cayeux
Some sort of mini bio could be written here but let's face it, if thou hast to read the bio, then this event is not for thee. ;) Lord British himself will be present giving quests, engaging in combat, and rewarding the Virtuous.
Lord Blackthorn / Darkstarr
In addition to Lord British, his long time rival, Lord Blackthorn/Darkstarr wilt be present and stirring up trouble. Who knows what shenanigans wilt ensue in his presence...
Additional special guests will be added to this list as they confirm their attendance.
Check out last year's event archive to see who mayest be coming.
Sir Edward Vitralis / Rustic Dragon
Former Portalarium community manager, proprietor of the Hearth of Britannia, amateur chef, former fencing instructor, and crazy Ultima fan, Sir Edward is creating, administrating, and hosting this event. Inspired by Lord British's legendary events of yore, Sir Edward hath been putting on non-typical events (i.e. not boring parties) for over a decade and believes HoBLotH IV wilt be the best yet.
While Aleks doesn't do much in the way of crafting and designing Hearth events, she doth hold the honour of keeping Rustic sane. Be it listening to rants about people not understanding the rules or proofreading website copy, Aleks brings much needed balance to the equation behind the events.
Lord Jouten / Beard Commander
David hath been part of the The Hearth of Britannia even before it was formally announced to the world. In addition to attending every HoBLotH to date and enthusiastically participating in nearly every Dragonsmeet, he drove across the county and spent many dozens of hours helping with the original Telethon of the Avatar. Since then, he hath become an active student of HEMA and more than earned the right be Master-at-Arms for The Hearth. David wilt be in command of all Martial Training at HoBLotH IV.
In addition to creating his own Ultima tribute project, The Dark Unknown and attending every HoBLotH to date, Adam leveraged his decade of LARP experience to write the largest, most cohesive quest chain for HoBLotH III. The Hearth is thankful to have his assistance in creating the main quest line for HoBLotH IV.
Indi is the graphic force behind Tortoise & Hare Creations' official Shroud of Avatar comic as well as other fantastic community projects. In addition to being a "founding" member of The Hearth, Indi wrote a massive quest chain for HoBLotH III that didn't get to run due to an injury. The Hearth is happy to integrate that work into this year's event!
Not content with merely attending (and encouraging) Hearth-run events, Joseph decided to carve out his own corner of Britannia under the auspices of the mysterious Unseen Order, which hosts the fantastic Festivals of the Silver Serpent. Joseph's quests for HoBLotH III were unique, thoughtful, and entertaining and The Hearth is excited for his help with the main HoBLotH IV quest line.