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In the Belly of the Whale

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 4-5 players


✏️Peter Hagmann


*“The idea that the passage of the magical threshold is a transit into a sphere of rebirth is symbolized in the worldwide womb image of the belly of the whale. The hero, instead of conquering or conciliating the power of the threshold, is swallowed into the unknown and would appear to have died. This popular motif gives emphasis to the lesson that the passage of the threshold is a form of self-annihilation. Instead of passing outward, beyond the confines of the visible world, the hero goes inward, to be born again.” — Joseph Campbell, The Hero’s Journey*

A Gothic secrets and powers tragedy LARP with drama, revenge, and murder. You find yourself alone with four strangers, stuck deep down in the sea inside the belly of a whale. With no way out, you watch as your meager lantern slowly flickers out and dies... but someone here knows more than they say.

Set in the late 1800s, you were all crew and passengers aboard THE GREY LADY, a cargo ship carrying more than a few secrets. Can you trust your fellow passengers? Can they trust you?

Played at

Intercon T (2020)
Intercon U (2022)

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