Feria, a Cult

Togetherness, meditation, endings

Designers: Marcel Oerlemans
Number of participants: 12
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

Every Sunday, on a farm somewhere in the countryside, Feria has a special session, where all can relax and think about the one true God, and their place in the new world. Mediation and reflection are a big part of these sessions. All is well, and will be. No-one has any secrets for the others… or do they? And no-one will bring their outside problems to the sect, will they?

Content Warnings: Religion, cult, coercion.

Marcel Oerlemans: Avid larper since 1992, organizer since 1998. Moved from classic fantasy larps, to organizing interactive dramas, and abstract roleplays. Interested in finding/creating new ways of play. Always focused on human interaction. Scenarios, setting, persona, special effects: they’re all means to an end.

Elvira Hernansanz Pérez:


Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Romantic themes but no player contact; e.g. discussion of romance, illicit glances
Conflict and violence Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Characters Characters are fully predesigned
Narrative control Players have some influence over story, but there is basically a script or structure that they’re within
Transparency There are predesigned secrets that players will have from each other
Representation level The fictional space is pretty similar to the play space
Play culture Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed
Tone Dramatic

Saturday afternoon, Studio 7