Fantasy role-players act out story in Germany

11th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

11 August 2006, BROKELOH, GERMANY - Role-playing enthusiasts from three continents gathered Thursday at a German country estate to act out a fictitious story involving medieval knights and barbarians. About 4,500 people from Asia, the United States and Europe were expected to take part in the Mythodea enactment at the 120-hectare Brokeloh Estate, adopting roles including wizards, warriors and wenches. The 200 organizers have employed 180 tons of scenery and props to turn the site into a fake medieval world

11 August 2006

BROKELOH, GERMANY - Role-playing enthusiasts from three continents gathered Thursday at a German country estate to act out a fictitious story involving medieval knights and barbarians.

About 4,500 people from Asia, the United States and Europe were expected to take part in the Mythodea enactment at the 120-hectare Brokeloh Estate, adopting roles including wizards, warriors and wenches.

The 200 organizers have employed 180 tons of scenery and props to turn the site into a fake medieval world of woods, lakes and meadows for the live-action role playing (LARP) event, lasting through Sunday.

Carina Lehmeier, 24, a German hair dresser, was draped in red, yellow and orange as a fiery spirit, Fernaro, a character in the Mythodea story.

"I like dressing up and being in another world," she explained.

Similar LARP events are planned later this year in Denmark, next year in the United States and later in Italy and Japan.

DPA

Subject: German news

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