The Ruinous Universe
A Savage Marauder
Your shield sends a goblin clear off his feet, landing in a pile of his buddies. They miscalculated your massive strength, and are reeling backwards on the retreat. So much for supposed alliances--you can feel the goblin blood soaked clear down to your tunic. They have learned too late that betraying an Orc of the Black Water would mean death.
You adjust your great shield, letting out a battle cry of rage as another goblin aims for your ankles. Shield Bash! This one goes flying another fifteen paces.
”Slimy, conniving, dirty piece of goblin filth,” you bark at the creatures. It’s too bad these animals won’t be able to share the word with their kin that your clan will be hunting them down. Years ago goblins served as your clan’s slaves.
Perhaps, when your rage is finally sated, you will see that tradition reinstated.
What is a Ruinous?
Epic Armoury’s Ruinous Universe is a line of LARP products designed to fit the chaotic needs of cruel monsters and ramshackle burglars. This villainous and tribal collection is intimidating and brutal, built to be as durable as the orcs and barbarians that inspired it. You’ll find a lot of worn and mismatched looking products in the Ruinous line, featuring rugged and rusted details using natural materials. The Ruinous Hordes take what they want, and we’ve built a collection of trophies and "used" looking products to reflect that trait.
Ruinous armour, clothing, makeup, weaponry, and tools will transform your character into a brutal orc, man-eating troll or a marauding raider at your next LARP.
Your Ruinous Character
A Ruinous is more than an ugly face--they are a force to be reckoned with. The Ruinous Hordes are terrifying creatures who crunch bones with their jagged teeth and instill fear in the hearts of man. If you enjoy roleplay as an evil and savage beast, this collection of costuming and props will transform you into a believable fantasy creature of nightmare. Raid neighboring villages and pillage trade merchant caravans. Become a dangerous marauder and scavenger, piecing together your armour from the stolen goods of the fallen.
Begin your character’s costume with our Green Beast Orc and Azog Robe. Finish with a full set of Brute Armour and a Big Axe to look the part of an uncivilized monster. Whether you desire the brutality of an orc warrior, or the conniving mind of a goblin, Epic Armoury products are a fantastic way to reach your roleplay goals!
The Ruinous Universe is inspired by the monstrous creatures of fictional literature and the legends that began the stories. Early references to orcs are found in Old English and Anglo-Saxon sources, such as in Beowulf and in 16th century Italian folktales. Over time the term orc became interchangeable with goblin or ogre, often describing the same creature.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s 20th century The Lord of the Rings series has influenced how we view such creatures in the high-fantasy genre. Tolkien’s main concept describes orcs as brutish, aggressive beings with a taste for human flesh. They are often pressed into service by evil powers, but are chaotic creatures by nature. This malevolent species influenced many role-playing games, and are now seen in such games as Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer and Warcraft.
The Ruinous Hordes encompass all the goblinoid creatures, each more vile and filthy than the last. Ruinous gear is also meant to include nomadic or war loving characters, built to be strong, brutal and bloody.