Before one game, a friend of mine sent out music videos to friends that reminded her of their LARP characters. This one was mine: Fake Empire by The National.
It definitely hit Ellen's heart strings. She was the only member of the Carthian Movement who could keep any respect in the city, and even though she still aligned with them, she had to play nice with the big boys of the Invictus. Ellen made her own friends with even more monstrous people that she felt she could trust more, and laid low.
And then came the Prima Invicta from the East, trying to convince everyone to join their empire that continued to grow. They had met some resistance but nothing too serious. They came to the Prince of Chicago and offered him Vicerory of several states. He took it.
Chicago proceeded to say "What the hell?!" I won't go into the long story, but that character is no longer Prince. And Chicago has continued to tell the Prima Invicta that they can go choke.
Meanwhile, I think back to when my friend chose this song, and think about all those out East...
"We're wide awake in a fake empire" is what some of them must be thinking to themselves.