For their own good, for the good of us all.
In 1941 25 witches are interred by the Swedish state and and are tended to by personnel to prevent them from have any part in World War II.
Ästad Farm outside of Varberg was their home for the duration of the war. This is their story, and my dream.
When the Great War ended, there was an agreement signed, saying no nation-state would employ witches as weapons of war. The memory of the terrible deeds done in war, fueled by the occult still burned bright. All nation-states who signed would take responsibility for any witches who were within their borders..
Sweden chose to round up all witches found to be residing in Sweden at the start of the war and put them in internment camps until the end of the war. This happened between the 3rd and 14th of September 1939.
It’s 1941 and due to a change in public opinion, there has been pressure to “Bring our Witches home” in Great Britain. This includes witches held in Swedish internment camps who are British or have British parents. Soon after our game starts, a couple of British diplomats arrive to find out if any such witches reside within the camp.
We hope to do a third run in the fall of 2018.
What is the larp about?
- Interment for no crime other than what you were born as.
- How human rights are compromised in times of war or crisis.
- Obedience to unreasonable demands.
- Queer relationships
- Finding comfort in a time of crisis. Playing cards, singing songs, doing needlework in cramped spaces in the evenings.
- Forced labour. But also being bored.
- Medical experiments.
You can play either a witch, a guard, a member of camp administration, a member of camp hospital staff, or a Healer. Also a few roles are available as British diplomats who have come to bring their witches home. All player roles can get mail, even the interred witches.