A printable version of the rules is available here:

Five Oaths Field Rules Player’s Handbook Updated 180722

You can also read through the rules by clicking on the sections below

How to read these rules

When you see a capitalised term, like Effect or Feat, this means that it is a game term, and it has a specific meaning in the context of the rules which will be explained. Some particularly important parts of the rules will appear in bold like this.
Here’s an important example: The Event Team have the final say on the interpretation of this rules document.


This section explains how the game works and basic rules of participation

Safety Rules

Rules to ensure your safety and the safety of other participants

Game Rules

Rules for how your character interacts with the world (and how the world bites back) during an event

Character Creation

Rules for how to design a character and choose their abilities


Rules for weapons, armour, magic items, potions and poisons


Detailed explanations of the skills that your character can learn


Rules for how your character can interact with the world between events



The Five Oaths team have taken from a variety of sources to produce these rules. Primarily we would like to thank the Academy of Eblana rules team whose work was used as a foundation.

We would also like to thank everyone who helped us with reviewing this rules, and the many enthusiastic players who playtested them.