A HEROIC SAGA OF SHADOW, FIRE, AND ICE
Dammerung was created by Zach Hershberger and Sam Stone as an intellectual property of Pertho Productions in 2018. Entropic Endeavors is excited to produce and direct Dammerung for its Season One Opener. You can also learn more about Dammerung here.
You will spend the weekend becoming a character in a fantasy world that is rooted in Norse myth and legend. You will work with your fellow cast members to create stories that will become legends in their own right as the world moves forward and advances in time– after all, this is a Saga Larp, which is to say that each season the story will progress twenty five years, and those that came before will be the stuff of mythic heroism. Dammerung tells the story of raiders, outcasts, and exiles trying to survive in a dying world. You will engage in a variety of activities like storytelling, traditional board games, music, brawling, duels, warfare, and even learning period appropriate craftsmanship. There is even a market place to shop for equipment and goods. You may seize opportunities to forge your own tales– whether you decide to become a Nordvik Raider, robbing honest folk of their hard earned treasure or a skilled handverker, creating weapons for those who would put them to bloody ends. When you've figured out who you want to become, simply buy a ticket, put together a costume and show up.
However, it must be noted that we designed the world of Dammerung to be inclusive and not subject to the racism and misogyny that are often falsely lauded as a constant of real world 9th century cultures. To be clear, we strongly condemn the ideology of white supremacy and hate groups' co-option of Nordic culture. While 9th century Earth was a violent place filled with tragedy, we have sought to break down social barriers, and will not tolerate the use of real world bigotry or ‘isms.’
The world of Dammerung has its own social barriers to overcome and real world ‘isms’ are simply not welcome. For example, though this experience features heavy themes of legacy and the feuding of generations, heirs are chosen on merit rather than gender or orientation, and aren’t necessarily even related by blood. A woman’s worth is in no way defined by her ability to have children, and age is not considered a burden but something to be respected. Likewise, we want to make it clear that our written cultures are not intended to be racial divides. Due to generations of intermingling and raiding, ethnocentrism and discrimination based on the color of one's skin is not only ridiculous in the world of Dammerung, it is also impractical. This underscores our real world commitment to center conflict in Dammerung around familial tensions, not race.
Through all of this, we seek to provide a safe, consent-driven narrative. If you feel you are unable to participate in collaborative storytelling and creating a safe space, then this experience is not for you.
White supremacists and participants exhibiting discriminatory behavior will be investigated and may face immediate expulsion from the event.