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    Welcome to the Lorien Trust

    The Lorien Trust was formed in late 1991 after a group of experienced live role-players decided to run something better than the events that had been run before. After a few large meetings, this group of players formed a company, the Lorien Trust (limited by guarantee). They set up a board of trustees to run the company and the events on a cooperative basis, with a set of business ideas and policies.

    During the first few years, it became clear that major changes in the way the business was to be run in the future needed to be implemented. By mid 1995 the Lorien Trust limited by guarantee was replaced with a new company, Merlinroute Ltd T/A (trading as) the Lorien Trust.
    Merlinroute Ltd then restructured the way the business and events were to run. As the requirements of the players have grown and changed over the years, so too have our business policies, the events we run and the Lorien Trust Role-Playing (L.T.R.P.) system.

    Every year since the change in 1995, improvements to the quality of the events have been made and yet we still hold true to our original policy:

    The Lorien Trust Players Handbook and Game Rules publication (Available to download from the publications section of the website) will provide you with the information you need to create a character and play in our world. It covers everything from a basic knowledge of the history of the game world of Erdreja, to the various people and races, with descriptions of the skills and rules needed to role-play within the game.

    The Lorien Trust Players Handbook And Game Rules (version 3.1.1) now supersedes all previous versions of the Lorien Trust Role-Playing system Player’s Handbook, and all supplements including Rune prior to 2018.

    It covers amendments and clarifications to the rules, and updates that have been made to the system over past years. A rules supplement, Occupational Skills: A Guide to Advancement, is also available and should be read in conjunction with this Handbook. This contains information on the Occupational Skill (OS) system and descriptions of available skills.

    Any correspondence regarding the Lorien Trust Role-Playing System or Lorien Trust events should be directed to:

    Lorien Trust,
    Chesterfield Road
    DE55 7LN.
    Telephone: 01773 294 429
    Our preferred method of communication is via email: enquiries@lorientrust.com
    Please note that there will an intentional delay in answering emails and all associated booking correspondence during late April through to early June and between late July and early September.

    Merlinroute Ltd would like to say thank you to all staff and volunteers who have contributed to the production of this publication.

    Lorien Trust Players Handbook and Game Rules. Copyright 2018 by Merlinroute Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this, or any other, publication may be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the express written permission of Merlinroute Ltd, or in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of any license permitting copying issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. Any person who does any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.