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Athena's Chosen

Genre: Drama
Participants: 1 GM, 6-18 players

By

✏️Anna-Karin Linder
✏️Susanne Vejdemo

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Description

The novices are locked in the holiest of holy in Athena’s temple. This final night you will be tested and tempted by the gods themselves. Will you have the faith to turn your back forever on family, love and desire to become an Exalted Virgin Priestess and finally have true power in the world of men? Or will you listen to the sweet temptations of wild Dionysos, the god of ritual madness and fertility, and leave with his free but shunned cultists. Maybe you will reject the gods and return to your beloved but intensely patriarchal Ancient Arcadian Greece outside the temple walls. Your virginity, your soul, the patronymic name that your father branded into your very skin – you might lose them all tonight.

This larp uses physical space to direct players rather than time-bound act structures – as you walk into the different gods’ areas, their essence will influence your character.

All characters identify as female, players of all genders (or none) are equally welcome.

Themes are: Power, lust, love, faith, choice, drama, greek demi-goddesses & empowerment.

The novices are locked in the inner sanctum of Athena’s temple. This final night you will be tested and tempted by the gods themselves. Will you have the faith to turn your back forever on family, love and desire to become an Exalted Virgin Priestess and finally have true power in the world of men? Or will you listen to the sweet temptations of wild Dionysus, the god of ritual madness and fertility, and leave with his free but shunned cultists. Maybe you will reject the gods, returning to your beloved but intensely patriarchal Ancient Arcadian Greece outside the temple walls. Your virginity, your soul, the patronymic name that your father branded into your very skin - you might lose them all tonight.

This larp is organized around "black box scenes", in two acts--the first act, in a more structured way, the second act, in a more freeform way. While some in-character sexism against men is likely to be expressed, the GM are respectful of players of all genders (or none), and all are equally welcome to play. All characters are female.

There will be a casting form, but casting will largely be done during the game session as part of the LARP. The 4-hour run time inclues about 1-2 hours of workshopping, which will cover reading the individual character sheets, elaborating in-game connections with 2-3 other players, review of the setting, jointly asserting common practices of the temple, reviewing the space, and practicing some of the dramatic tools up to and including total freeform play.

THEMES: Power, lust, love, faith, choice, empowerment (in different ways).

Played at

Stockholm Scenario Festival (2017)
Intercon S (2019)


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