Practical

When: Run 1: 24-27 November 2022, Run 2: 28 November-1 December 2022.
Be on site at 13 on the day of arrival, and leave after noon on the day of departure.

Where: Rockelstad castle outside Flen.

Transport: We will not be organizing transport to and from the location, but hope to be able to facilitate picking people up who are not coming by car. The closest train station is Flen. The closest bus stop is Rockelsta, that you can reach with bus 701 from Eskilstuna or Nyköping.

Accessibility: We will be larping in a historical house, where only parts of the bottom floor are wheelchair accessible.

Language: English.

Age Limit: To attend Nocturne you must be 18 years or older. This is in part because of the adult themes, but also because we will be serving small amounts of alcohol at the larp. When it comes to players between the ages of 18 and 23, we will take previous larp experience into account, and in some cases reach out to the players directly to talk through any uncertainties.

Sign-Up Process: We will be using a combination of casting and lottery when allocating the spots at the larp. However, when you sign up during the first sign-up period (15th of April to 15th of May) does not affect your chances of getting a place at the larp. It is not first come, first served.

Facebook Group: Link

Contact us: nocturne@atropos.se

How much:
Regular
Sponsor*
Subsidised
Kitchen

Weekend Run
€270
€320
€240
€140

Weekday Run
€220
€270
€190
€100

*It will also be possible to donate a higher sum to the larp, should you so wish.

The larp is non-profit and done on a volunteer basis. Sponsor tickets will go towards subsidising more tickets, and any surplus will go towards the larp itself, future runs as well as recurring administrative costs for Atropos, which is also a non-profit organization where all creative work is on a volunteer basis.

Safety at the Larp

During the larp we will use meta techniques to escalate and de-escalate situations. These will be workshopped on-site. We will also use meta techniques to opt out of play, or to leave certain situations without the repercussions affecting your character.

The larp will not have a designated safety room or person, but the organizers will be available for you if you need to talk, and it is possible to go for off-game walks outside if you need to be by yourself for a little while. There will also be an off-game house where some people will sleep, that you can use if you need to get away for a while. We ask you to keep socialising to a minimum there.

What does it mean to play kitchen staff?

As kitchen staff you will still get a fully fleshed out character with relations, etc. written into it, but you will be expected to help out in the kitchen around mealtimes (final prep, serving, doing dishes) and some prep in between. There will be a cook in charge of planning meals, etc.

Although the kitchen will look off-game (the pros and cons of a restaurant-standard kitchen) we will still be larping in there while working, and we calculate that you won’t be “stuck” in there for the majority of the day (if you don’t want to that is). The kitchen will be a rumor mill of sorts, so you can expect a lot of gossip/plotting.

If you want to work in the kitchen we appreciate if you have, for example:

  • Previous experience working in restaurants or the like (chef, serving, dishwasher, etc)
  • Helped out in the kitchen at other larps.
  • And, to a minor degree, if you can do hair/makeup and help people dress (mainly to help out the working women and open up gameplay for yourself in that way).

A bonus is if you can play the violin or another instrument that you can bring with you. We will have a songbook for the larp.

Covid Policy

We live in uncertain times, and because of this we all know that we have no guarantees that an event will be able to run. We will do our utmost to run the larp, and should the world shut down again, we promise to be clear and precise in our communication about the larp. 

However, this is a non-profit event where we are volunteering our time to run it. The budget of the larp will have expenses leading up to the event itself, such as rent, scenography etc. As such, we cannot promise you a full refund should the event have to be canceled due to covid-related issues. We promise to do our best to refund you at least part of the sum, should the event be canceled. 

We will also require all participants to either be vaccinated or have a medical exception.

Payment Plan

You will know if you’ve received a spot or not by the 30th of May. After that you will have one month to pay your deposit to secure your place at the larp. Your full payment is due on the 31st of July, but if you need to pay in installments you can reach out to the organizers to set up a payment plan.

Refund Policy

Your ticket contains a €50 non-refundable deposit (€25 for kitchen staff). Should you drop out at any point leading up to the 24th of October 2022, we will refund you your full ticket price, except for deposit. Should you drop out after that date, you will not be refunded. This is to make sure that we can offer a subsidized or free ticket to someone coming in to the larp, so that we can fill all spots.

Important Dates

15 April 2022: Sign-up opens

15 May 2022: First round of sign-up closes

30 May 2022: Casting

30 August 2022: Final Characters

November 2022: The Larp starts

Costume Requirements

For Everyone

At Nocturne we strive for historically inspired outfits, with focus being on the right silhouettes. The requirements differ greatly between groups, so please take that into account when choosing which group you want to play in. We are sadly unable to provide costume rental, but hope that people will be able to borrow amongst each other and make use of costume rentals available.

What everyone will need: A pair of period-accurate or neutral-looking indoor shoes. 

Here you can take a look at our pinterest board for the larp.

Soldiers

Soldiers will require a redcoat of some sort (preferably from the proper time period but early regency or from earlier on in the 18th century also works). You will also need a shirt, matching white or offwhite waistcoat and breeches/pants, and some other bits and bobs. We recommend that officers wear more decorated redcoats, whereas a private might wear a more plain and washed out one.

Sex Workers

Those playing sex workers have a lot of freedom, but it might be good to keep in mind your character’s status when planning their outfit(s). A high-class working woman might go the whole nine yards with a wig, bonnet, full gown, etc, whereas a low-ranking one might mostly wander around in their stays, an undershirt, skirt and maybe a shawl to keep warm. 

When in doubt about period accuracy, go for something that matches the general silhouette of the era and keep it simple. We recommend that those playing in this group either wear stays or jumps, but a more contemporary corset in a neutral color and without very defined cups might also work.

Kitchen

The kitchen will dress similarly to the low-ranking working women, but more modestly. We recommend wearing a bonnet/headcovering and a fichu, but only an apron is really a must. Also keep in mind that you’ll be working on your feet a lot, so bring good (neutral-looking) shoes and skip the stays if they’re uncomfortable to work in.

Townspeople

A period-accurate-ish men’s outfit that doesn’t resemble the soldiers’ uniforms.