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QUEST

Swordcraft Quests are immersive camping events held annually in several locations across Australia, where LARPers and merchants gather to roleplay, eat, drink, and battle!

Some locations include: Melbourne VIC, Ballarat VIC, Gippsland VIC, Brisbane QLD

Blood and Gold: Forging Fates

A Warhammer themed LARP
Sunday 22 September - Sunday 29 September 2024

Swordcraft is pleased to invite you to our annual week long Medieval live action roleplay festival. This is a camping event with battles, tournaments, and roleplaying, all in medieval costume. Let your sense of adventure and wonder reign! We welcome people of all ages.

 

The Story

 

As Sudenburg prepares for the spring festival fastly approaching, envoys from distant lands have descended upon the town.

 

Hearing of the removal of the Princes, representatives from the southern realms of Araby and the resilient Dwarfs of Barak Varr have arrived, each with their own agenda. Their mission: to secure lucrative trading rights with the new leaders of Principality and pledge support in the impending battle against the undead threat looming over the region.

 

Yet, amidst the promise of these potential new allies, Sudenburg finds itself in a precarious situation with its neighbours. Brovska, Brasov, Zenres, Somjek, and Vivovdan watch on with cautious eyes, growing hesitant in offering their continued support to the Broker and his plans. In the wake of Sudenburg's unresolved power struggle from the previous year's festival, they seek stability before committing further resources to helping them prepare.

 

Unbeknownst to the people of Sudenburg, the arrival of the Dwarfs and Arabyans carries with it challenges of animosity. The Dwarfs of Barak Varr nurse a centuries-old grievance against the ancestors of the Arabyans of The Red Sands. The Arabyans, in turn, show little regard for the dwarven resentment, exacerbating the tension between the two factions.

 

The Companies of Sudenburg must navigate this grudge, weighing the demands and offerings of each faction against the backdrop of looming necromantic threat. With the fate of Sudenburg hanging in the balance, the decisions made by its people will determine the future of the region.

Aim

 

The aim of the event is to create player driven contest over the course of Quest.  As organisers it's our job to set the boundaries, make the scene and create the sandbox for the players to explore our part of the Warhammer Old World.  

We also recognize that what Swordcraft organises well is battles, while players are the ones who create the best roleplay in the immersive atmosphere of Sudenburg.  Accordingly the overall Quest format will be around the battles for control of Sudenburg, with the Story providing a framework for the battles and key roleplay events while providing lots of space for player driven roleplay.

Setting

Swordcraft Quest is a Warhammer themed LARP located in the town of Sudenburg, a frontier town on the Old Silk road in the Border Princes. Sudenburg is surrounded by wilderness, hostile human and non-human tribes, the ruins of ancient civilizations, and rumors of untold treasure.


The setting is both the in-game and real world year of 2023 – in-game this is during the age of three emperors and the beginnings of the Vampire Wars. For more information see our player guides which were released in 2018 for Blood and Gold. 


Do you have what it takes to survive in this grim world of perilous adventure?

What you can expect

Like previous Quests, we will provide you with the basics: an overarching storyline to provide flavour and kickstart your adventures, food vendors on site, toilets, showers, drinking water (though its always a good idea to bring your own), separate washing up water, ample parking. You will need to bring your own firewood if you wish to have a camp fire.   
 

Other features

Old stone walls crisscrossing the property (please do not climb or try to cross them).

Lots of wild life including koalas, kangaroos, red deer and wild pigs.
Nearest town and V-line train station is 15 minutes away.   

BUY TICKETS

Tickets live!

Purchase your tickets and register for our next quest event.

Note: Only Swordcraft members can attend Quest.  If you are not already a member you can join via the Membership tab on this website

EVENT GUIDE

Coming soon!

The Event Guide provides you with useful information about the Out of Character elements of Quest.

GAME GUIDE

Check it out!

The Game Guide provides all the nitty gritty rules and core roleplay opportunities for Quest!

Alcohol

WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT QUEST

With hundreds of players, food vendors, a fully licensed tavern, an immersive town setting teaming with merchants, in-character embassies, carnival games, and music – not to mention sieges and battles to control the fate of Sudenburg – Swordcraft Quest is the largest Live Action Roleplay event in Australia!

Players and participants of any level of experience are welcome at Quest. We provide new player training at the event, and the community is very welcoming to new players. While you must be 15 years of age or older to participate in fighting and battles at Swordcraft Quest, children of all ages are welcome.

QUEST EVENTS

AND SO MUCH MORE

Battles

SWORDCRAFT OFFERS A RANGE OF QUEST BATTLE TYPES INCLUDING SIEGES, FIELD BATTLES, FOREST BATTLES, CARAVAN ATTACKS, TOWN SCUFFLES AND MORE!

Tournaments

TRY YOUR HAND AT ONE OF OUR MANY TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING SWORD AND SHIELD, SINGLE SWORD, TWO HANDED WEAPON, ARCHERY AND MORE!

Troll Ball

AN EXCITING, COMPETITIVE GAME PLAYED AT LARPS ALL OVER THE WORLD. FIND A TEAM AND LIMBER UP FOR THIS ADRENALIN FEULED  LARP SPORT.

Evening Entertainment

DURING YOUR EVENINGS, GET INVOLVED IN SOME GAMBLING AT THE CASINO, SEE OUR BARDS PERFORM, PARTICIPATE IN A NIGHT RAID OR HANG OUT AT OUR WELL-STOCKED TAVERN!

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