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What: A Viking horror larp in the Nordic Larp Tradition

Where: Berghem larp village, Skillingaryd Jönköping County, Sweden

When: June 18-20, 2021. Mandatory workshops start at 11:00. Players allowed on site from Thursday, June 17, at 17:00.

Who: Organized by Karin Edman under her brand of Wonderkarin. Contact me about the larp at wonderkarin.larp@gmail.com

Cost: About 1000 SEK/100 EUR with the possibility to ask for a stipend.

Age: 18 and up, but younger teenagers can be given a character after an interview.

Disclaimer: Run two is currently under development, changes will happen to the web site, and the design of parts of the larp. Other organizers and helpers will be added, you are welcome to contact Karin Edman at wonderkarin.larp@gmail.com .

The sought after atmosphere: Alternative queer, dirty, magical vikings, völvas and thralls who first use violence, then cry in fear at monsters and unfathomable consequences, are lured by magical creatures and by their own desires, and finally either survive in each other’s arms or die alone. The genre could be described as high mythology, so high levels of “historical”/Viking re-enactment accuracy is not expected.

The story: In a pre-Christian Sweden a set of women and other non-men with spiritual connections to the Völvic magical traditions are visited in their village of Astfanginn by a crew of traumatized returning Vikings. Before the evening is over, the Völvas fall victim to a heinous crime.

To avenge themselves they commune with Aesir and Vaenir, with giants and dwarves, with the elvenkind of the underworld and with the spinners of fate themselves. As they dance naked through the darkened forest, the vengeance heeds their call.

They cannot undo what they have done. As vengeance lays waste to all, these humans who hate each other must join forces or perish as monsters and gods toy with their bodies and minds.

Ingredient list

  • Non-traditional interpretation of Viking faith and society
  • All genders welcome, all genders played, but normative oppression will be played on
  • Heavy lesbian representation
  • Full frontal nudity of other players
  • Sexual content
  • Possible character death
  • Mind control of character
  • Paranormal themes
  • Opt-out mechanics, and escalation mechanics
  • Cozy out of character area open at all times
  • Steel weapons (no fighting skills required, conflict resolution based on “biggest weapon wins”)
  • Blood, gore, intestines
  • Alcohol present for purchase on site in limited amounts
  • All meals included in price

Thanks to

Organizers of the future larp Ofridr for inspiration for the setting. The creator and editor of the home page of the larp Inside Hamlet for structure. The staff of the first run.