For a while I've been interested in historical larps, so I've decided to write one: The Devil's Brood, based on The Lion in Winter, about the intrigues between Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their children.
The obvious problem is that the core cast is too male - 5 male parts vs 2 females, utterly unacceptable in the kiwi larp commuity. So I'm adding characters. Several of the characters have wives (Constance of Brittany, Isabella of Hainault), and they suggest plots. I can also add in Margaret of France, the widow of the dead Young King (whose death is really the spur for this setup), which would give a 5:5 gender ratio (or 6:5 if I add William Marshal, who was also part of the Young King's court). But I'm wondering if there's anyone else obvious who could be added (I'd like it small, but obviously I don't want to miss out anyone who should be there).
If this works out, it will be my Chimera game for this year.
So, any suggestions?