Krak du Lion d’Or is styled as a medieval great hall – a great hall with a history that has been developed over the last 25+ years, and is rich in characters and opportunities for in-depth character play. From the novice to the experienced LARPer, there is much to look forward to: nobles and pirates, elves and dwarfs, there is something for everyone. Each gathering will have a main theme: a birthday celebration, a tournament or perhaps a summer feast. Within this theme will be underlying plots and events: an elevation to a baroness, a warrior being knighted, a new treaty being set in place, war breaking out. Many of the characters are recurring, with a story arc that develops from gathering to gathering. Others come once or twice a year, joining in and developing their own character. You determine which path is for you. Perhaps you would like to be a noble at court, all intrigue and honor. Maybe a privateer is for you, with your ship making runs out of Pike’s Bay as you sail behind the force of the crown. You could play a stolid dwarf from Stanne Pass, eager to press the king for aid against the hated orcs, or an aloof elf from Ellasir, visiting to discover why Princess Aylwen actually spends time with the Edorans. You may play your existing character or we can help develop one with you – the choice is yours! It is an immersive experience – you arrive in garb and once the doors open, the game is afoot! And here’s how it works….
You decide to join the fun – great! Contact us and let us know you will be attending and which character you wish to play. You may bring one of your own design, or we can help craft a character to suit your desires. Now you choose the level of play: do you wish to participate a little, a moderate amount, or would you like a story arc to develop around your character. Once decided, our lore-masters will provide you a write-up detailing any information your character would need and know to help foster play. Once you arrive, play the character as s/he would actually behave in the situation. In other words, be true to “yourself.” Other players will react and play off you, but don’t worry – you needn’t be over the top or a theatre major to get into this and have a great time. There is usually a feast before each gathering, however attendance at the feast is not required to participate in the roleplaying experience.