The Defiant Universe
The Adventure You’ve Been Wanting
As an Adventurer, you never know who you might be working for or what beast you’ll be sent to dispatch next. There’s only one thing for certain: if there’s enough money or glory to be had, you’re the right person for the job.
Admittedly, when the farmer came running into town claiming his crops had been torched, you hadn’t anticipated a trap. By the time you realized that the farmer was luring you into a bandit ambush, they already had you captured. You really need to rethink trusting farmers.
You assume the bandits are going to kill you when they realize no one is going to pay an Adventurer’s ransom, but for now they leave you tied up in the cellar of an old farmhouse with only your cloak to keep you warm. They took your weapons, including your finest Caprine Sword. Worst of all they took your pride--but they did not take your uncanny ability to wiggle out of ropes!
Free at last, you sneak from the hideout and take to the woods. When they realize you’re missing, they’ll hopefully scour the roads and search the town. You’re a smart adventurer, after all--or at least one that is smart enough to still be alive.
Hiding in the underbrush, you decide to wait the bandits out until you can sneak away to the mountains. Of course, your plan doesn’t really account for the possibility of running into wild beasts.
Here’s hoping the wolves aren’t hungry.
What is a Defiant?
Epic Armoury’s Defiant Universe is a line of LARP products designed for wild adventure! Rangers, mercenaries and thieves--anyone with an adventurous spirit and a streak of defiance--will find what they need in this sturdy collection. These costumes are as resourceful and clever as the character types that inspired it, maintaining comfort necessary to move undetected through the forest and the countryside. You’ll find natural materials in the Defiant line, featuring hardened leather armor with useful pockets, lacing and straps. Natural colours like browns, creams and greens are mainly used to give you the edge necessary to hide in the shadow.
Defiant armour, clothing, props, and weaponry will transform you into an adventurous or treacherous wanderer. The Defiant are creative and cunning people, made to outsmart and defy the typical soldier or noble. For this reason a wide list of functional tools have been included within this line, making your character all the more effective.
Your Defiant Character
When you want to roleplay as an independent and shadowy character at your LARP, the Defiant Universe has all the makeup, costuming, and props you will need. Defy the law and live a life of adventure on the road, camping in the wilderness with only your pack and your weapons to keep you company. You are always one step ahead of everyone else, although sometimes only barely. You’ve been in quite a few close scrapes, but you always live to tell the tale.
Begin your rogue costume with our Fencing Shirt beneath a Altair Vest in order to hide your scoundrel’s face and look dashing in the process. For a little protection, include some leather armor over one side with our Shoulder Armour and arm yourself with a Caprine Sword. Finally, don’t forget to include a pair of Thieves Tools to gain access into forbidden places! Whether you desire finding adventure and legendary treasure, or sneakily stabbing your allies in the back, Epic Armoury products are a great way to customize your unique--and probably unlawful--character.
During the 1500s, the English passed the 1572 Vagabonds Act, arresting and painfully punishing--even executing--people with no land, master, or legitimate source of income. These Defiants were vagrant wanderers who rejected societal rules in favor of their own, and to the English they were viewed as a nuisance and a threat to a peaceful society.
Today, calling someone defiant implies that the person is headstrong and independent, but still deemed likeable. The world likes defiant people--just as they like rogues, rangers, mercenaries and scoundrels. Many find them dangerous and attractive. Robin Hood was a rogue, as are many favorite fantasy characters. In the true words of Han Solo to Princess Leia, “You like me because I’m a scoundrel.”
The Defiant is influenced by the classic noble (and not so noble) adventure lover, who has ventured on their own and has no master but themself. Like the rogue or ranger class of many roleplay games, the Defiant rely on finesse over strength, being clever and skilled in order to accomplish their goals.