BECOMING A VIKING EVENT
March 11-13, 2022

Mountain Run Winery
Culpeper, VA.

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Our goal is to offer a fully-immersive weekend of what it might have been like to be a Viking...

THE STORY

The year is 970 and the two kings of Scandanavia come together for a time of peace. King Harald in blue from the west, and King Eric in red from the east.

King Harald is trying to build upon the land he has. He is a good warlord, but no family man. He dreams of a united Scandanavia even if it is done by conquest.

King Eric needs this peace to hold in order to deal with the Germans at his back. He too dreams of a united Scandanavia, but done the right way, through marriage. He is ready to secure that future.

Will the land be united in peace or slide into war?

Each player must CHOOSE a King to be loyal to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTNERS

We have teamed up with VikingsCon, to infuse the event with the ultimate look and feel, and vendors to showcase their wares. Vendors will choose the VENDOR PACKAGE reward to lock in their spot & 1 combatant or non-combatant ticket. 

VikingsCon is also bringing some historical context with Viking Reenactors and historians. So, there could be demos or discussions on actual Viking life. 

We also plan to give you a taste of what we do at Weekend Warrior with epic battles! You will be helping to bring a high-quality, high immersion, but safe, battle to life by using realistic LARP weapons.

Tickets will be limited per King.

WARDROBE

Everyone, including vendors, is expected to be in some form of Viking wardrobe. There are no spectators, so no modern clothing is permitted. This is specific to Viking culture from dress to armor choices. 

WEAPONS

We will be using realistic LARP-style weapons. These must be approved AND pass an onsite safety inspection. You can send in a picture prior to the event OR prior to any purchase (Epic Armory is our go-to vendor).

Though Vikings did not use bows as the English did, archery will be allowed. 

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE EVENT  

There will be intense pretend violence and fierce competition, but honor and chivalry shall be the personal rule. The experience will include guile and betrayal, mischief, and mayhem, but these will be play-acted and pretend. We will have on-site security to help us ensure that we maintain a safe environment for all.

We will have a ZERO HARASSMENT POLICY.

Costumes are not consent.

All are welcome 

HEALTH CONCERNS

We will have an onsite medic, but everyone will be asked to 

1) Sign a release/agreement

2) Maintain their insurance card with them

3) Alcohol may be purchased onsite, but we can't stress enough that this is a family-friendly event. 

4) We are monitoring COVID based on what Virginia recommends. 

AGE  

The age of participation for the overnight event is 18 or over. The minimum age allowed with a parental waiver is 16. Attendees under 18 are allowed overnight only with parental or guardian supervision, and parents must also be participants.

BASIC SCHEDULE (March. 11-13)

FRIDAY

10 AM - Open for setup of Vendors and Event Staff.

1:00 PM - Event will open for check-in and setup.

5:00 PM - Briefing and then event will begin.

6:00 PM - Evening Meal

SATURDAY

8:00 AM - Day Begins

Read Weekend Warrior Rules here for the LARP Rules (Battle) portion of the event: https://www.weekendwarriorexperience.com/combat

SUNDAY

8:00 AM - Day Begins

12:00 PM - Close Out

5:00 PM - Everyone will be off-site

**DISCLAIMER** The event is rain or shine.

BY CHOOSING ONE OF THE PARTICIPANT TICKETS, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ABIDE BY OUR RULES. 

THE VENUE

Mountain Run Winery is Virginia's largest LARP venue, hosting annual Amtgard, Dagorhir, Darkon, LARP Adventures events as well as being the site of the first Weekend Warrior. The venue's 36 acres include vineyards, fields, rolling hills, forest trails, a 125-year-old farmhouse, and three restored barns as well as a 30'x60' Armored Combat fighting list (Mountain Run Winery is home field for the Northern Virginia 'Iron Lions' Armored Combat team). Amenities include four bathrooms, two hot showers, electricity and water, an onsite dumpster, multiple firepits, and complimentary firewood. The winery makes some of the area's best wines, meads, and ciders and will be open late on both evenings for the event. 

THE ENCAMPMENT

We will have TWO different encampments (camping space included with purchase).

  • Encampment #1 Modern Tents; will have a separate spot.

  • Encampment #2 Viking Period Tents; will be a part of the event.   

 

Meals

Meals are included along with a vegetarian option. Due to ABC Laws, no outside alcohol may be brought in. The mead will flow!

Fri. Dinner

Sat. Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Sun. Breakfast 

NOTE: If you have certain dietary needs, please do be prepared & let us know.. 

 

PS. We all dream of having a place to call our own. To build on and grow here...join us in making Adrasil come true! 

What is Adrasil Stuios?

Adrasil Studios will be our very own piece of land with medieval structures to host events, such as re-enactments, LARPS, themed events, and provide filming space for historical and fantasy projects.  

EVENT FAQ's

Can we bring in outside alcohol? Due to ABC Laws, we cannot permit outside alcohol.


I'm a historical re-enactor, am I welcome? 100% we'd still all love to learn from you as though we were back at that time. Think of yourself as our skal! 

What about COVID? We will offer a -10% discount on anyone that forwards their shot list + booster card. We plan to keep things outside as often as possible. We are highly encouraging masks and gloves. We'll also have access to restrooms to keep your hands clean. 

Is this a new annual event? Not likely. This is a specific themed event, which is set in a historical backdrop.

What will non-combatants be doing? Well, some may choose to be a healer (find out more about that HERE).

If I'm a vendor do I need to choose a king? Only if you plan on battling with us.

What if I do not have a Red or Blue tunic? A Red or Blue sash would also work! Though if you are Red, you should not be in a Blue tunic - so any other color would work WITH a Blue sash. 

How many days will vendors be available? For the entirety of the event. 

Not too sure about this... If you’re not interested in the fully immersive part, that's fine! Everyone still ends up having an amazing time. People get a sense of who's more into the storytelling part while others are there for other epic reasons. 

Glasses? We want this to be fully immersive but safe, so glasses are an essential part. For instance, if one has an official ADA animal - we'll welcome both!

Can I get a ticket the day of? We will have our Day Pass that you can get for the day.

Any chance of a payment plan? Ask you ye shall receive - there is a payment plan option!

What time can I arrive/leave? You can arrive at 1pm ET on Fri., and we must be off the property by 5pm ET on Sun. The event will end at noon on Sun. 

Can I get a refund? Yes all the way up to two weeks before the event, as by then we'll have to give all the numbers to catering and facilities. 

What is the cost? Food 40%, Facilities 25%, Insurance 15%, Promotion 10%, Overhead 10%

You still have questions? Email us at: Film@TheForgeStudios.com

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