|Queen Asharn - Photo courtesy of Jesse Gifford|
1) What achievement either in or out of character are you most proud of?
I feel the achievement I’m most proud of was helping run a Queen of Hearts team. We went into the event wanting to have fun and even though we lost drastically we still had a wonderful time. I hope to help run a team again in the future, maybe not as Queen though.
2) Are you a fighter or a caster? Have you always been? How did you choose?
I am a caster and for most of my realms carrier I have been one. I have had times where I tried to be a fighter but medical issues have gotten in my way so I tend to stay caster. But, honestly, even if i was able to fight more I would still choose to be a caster it is what I'm good at and I enjoy running around throwing lightning bolts.
3) Have you ever owned an artifact, momento, or magic item that has meant a lot to you, and why?
I have a dragon egg that means a lot to me. I got it at Black and White 2014 and I hope to one day hatch it. It means a lot to me because my character had to work to get it it wasn't something just given to me and that to me makes it worth something.
4) What group of people do you spend the most time with and why?
I would say I spend the most time with my nation, Gau Dring. They have been some of the best friends I have ever had, in or out of character, they are there whenever I need them.
5) Who is your best friend in character and why?
I should probably say my husband Luke John but it would probably have to be Lako. For the past few years, he has been one of the people I can go to for anything and I can rely on him to try his best to help me out.
6) What event or moment had the greatest impact on you as a player?
As a player the moment that had the most impact on me was my first event. I was at the event Tournaments of the Blue Rose I believe 2009. I had no clue what was happening most of the time I barely had any practice with larping before then. Nighthawk and Kazmar spent a significant amount of time that event teaching me how to fight and how to play the game in general.
7) What event or moment had the greatest impact on your character?
The event that had the greatest impact on Asharn was Ashen Bounty 2015. I felt that event was a turning point for me. I was working with a lot of people on the quest and I felt like I was contributing a lot to what was getting done. Plus, it was one of the first events I got to quest with my lightning bolt.
8) What is your most embarrassing moment, either IC or OOC?
This is a tough question because I don't really have any moments that stand out to me as embarrassing. I find most of the time that I'm very comfortable with what goes on in the game and community the closest thing to embarrassing for me is public speaking so probably when I was helping with the intros at order of the list and I was not sure of what I was supposed to say and told to make stuff up on the fly.
9) What is the best piece of advice you'd give to other players?
My advice to other players is to go and talk to people. This game is a community and the people in it are wonderful and I have made friends here who I basically consider family now. Realms has shaped my life more than anything and it's all because of the people who play the game.
10 ) What is the most important thing you've learned through the game?
Hands down it would be Heal Limb. But besides spells it would be that you need to learn to think on your feet. More times than I can count I have gotten myself into situations in the realms that i never even thought would happen. Whether it's role playing and trying to think of what my character would say as opposed to how I would react or if we are on a quest and we have to figure out some random way to get passed some magic barrier and licking it seemed to work. That legitimately happened and I honestly didn't think it would work but it did.