All great ideas. Due to the fact that the town isn't something I made up (it is an established town the GMs for the game are using) I can't use everything. However, there is a lot of wonderful inspiration here.
I am going to post one of the stories I submitted just to show you how much you guys have helped. It is a simple story but keep in mind at a LARP this could eat up a half hour to an hour worth of time for people who want to find the kid.
AUTHOR:Eric Pierson and Kimi
CAST:Linda, Panicked Mother
CAST:Eddie, Lost Child
CASTesert Kobolds (2), Optional to add some action
COSTUME:peasant clothing x2
COSTUME:purple armband for Eddie
Eddie is 8 years old. He wandered away from his homestead. His
mother is panicked. Eddie is lost in the woods. Optionally (but not
needed) there are two desert kobolds eyeing up Eddie for dinner.
That's pretty much the story but let me elaborate.
Set up: Eddie and the DKs, go up the hill somewhere. Wherever the GMs
want you. The DKs should hang out away from Eddie like they are
stalking him without getting too close. IF the adventurers find
Eddie I want it to not be immanent danger just the knowledge that the
DKs could have taken him away at some point. Alternately, there can
be no desert kobolds. I am sure the adventurers will think of all the
terrible things that could happen to a kid after the Kendall Mindfuck
known as Game 6, 2018.
Anyway, once Eddie is in position (and he should be sitting in a field
playing or just cloud gazing or something, maybe in the woods
climbing a tree), Linda comes into town obviously distraught. Her
son wandered off and she is scared something is going to eat the
child. The child is 8. She's a terrible mother. Make the
adventurers calm you down. Mention he could be anywhere up the hill
Basically, the adventurers go and find Eddie and bring him back to his
mother. If the GMs use DKs, then they should stalk the adventurers
too (you're probably outnumbered and outmatched. Try hit and run
tactics.). If there are no DKs, then they just bring Eddie back.
Happy reunion. Mother scolds Eddie and says she loves him all at
once. THE END