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Grand Elysium 2024

ATHENS - GREECE, MAY 24-26

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The Grand Elysium

The Acropolis casts a long shadow, and it is not the setting sun that darkens the streets of Athens. The Sabbat has called a damnable Crusade, threatening to consume the ancient city. Prince Gloria calls for a Grand Elysium, a desperate plea echoing through the Camarilla and beyond. Kindred from across Greece and the wider world heed the summons, drawn by duty, ambition, or the intoxicating scent of opportunity.

Whispers speak of boons promised to those who drive back the Sabbat, of ancient rivalries set aside in the face of annihilation. Yet, even as plans are forged and alliances solidify, treachery lingers on perfumed lips. In the crucible of war, the lines between friend and foe blur.

Welcome, Kindred, to the Grand Elysium of Athens. Will you stand defiant against the coming storm, or claim your own victory from the ensuing chaos?

About the Event

The Grand Elysium 2024 is a three-day event, between 24-26 May, hosted by Greece of Darkness LARP and tabletop community in Athens.

Come and join us for an unforgettable Vampire: the Masquerade LARP experience in the heart of Athens, that will provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of immersive roleplaying. Your actions at the Grand Elysium will shape the gossip and rumor mills of the Elysia in the cities participating in the Greece of Darkness network.

The event is not-for-profit. All proceeds will go towards planning the event and Storytellers and other volunteers will receive no compensation for organizing and running the event.

Event Schedule

The event schedule for the Grand Elysium 2024

5.00 - 7.00 PM Workshop

Welcome Workshop

Organizers will hold the first workshop with participants, to help them familiarize with the game, the world of Greece of Darkness, rules and safety, and roleplaying.

8.00 - 9.30 PM Walking Tour∗

Athens by Night Tour

An afternoon guided tour winds through the heart of the ancient city, revealing the rich lore of Greece of Darkness.

10.30 PM - 1.00 AM Activity

Meet & Greet

Meet your fellow players and Storytellers for a meet & greet dining experience at a traditional Greek taverna. (food and drinks not included)

10.30 AM - 12.30 PM Workshop

Main Workshop

The workshop for the main event. Participants will receive information on the rest of the events planned, as well as rumors and news that their characters may know going into the events.

5.00 - 7.00 PM Game Event

Sect Meetings

The main in-character meetings of the Sects, prior to the main event, will take place during this time.

8.00 PM - 9.30 AM Game Event∗

An Audience with the Princes

The Princes and Elders of Athens and Larissa will receive a select few Cainites for a private audience with them.

9.30 PM - 1.30 AM Game Event

You are Cordially Invited...

The main event, the Grand Elysium of Athens will take place during this time. Kindred for across Greece and the world will gather to decide the fate of this ancient city, under the guidance of the Council of Defenders.

12.00 - 5.00 PM Tabletop

The Attack on the Sabbat

The offensive groups take action against the Black Hand! Engage in downtime raids against their strongholds in Piraeus, Karea and the Athenian countryside. (One-Roll Conflict rules)

6.30 - 10.30 PM Game Event

Closing Elysium

In the aftermath of the attacks against the Sabbat, participating characters will have a chance to see who survived and discuss victories and losses at the Closing Elysium.

10.30 - 11.30 PM Workshop

Exit Workshop

A short, exit workshop to discuss how participants and organizers experienced the LARP event, and make suggestions for future events hosted by Greece of Darkness.

12.30 - 03.30 PM Out-of-game Activity

Succubus Club

Those wishing to unwind and mingle, a nightclub outing will take place in downtown Athens. (Out of Character)

∗: Event only available for some ticket tiers

The VenueS

Discover the Elysia of Athens, where the events of Grand Elysium 2024 will take place

Gallery

Location

Tickets

The tickets available to participants of the Grand Elysium 2024.
The event is not-for-profit.

General Admission

GoD players discount available (30€)

40

for all events and workshops

  • Elysia and Meetings
  • Workshops
  • Photography
  • Open bar
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Neonate

Includes walking tour

60

for all events and workshops

  • All benefits of General Admission
  • Evening walking tour of old Athens
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Ancilla

Exclusive benefits (LIMITED)

90

for all events and workshops

  • All benefits of Neonate
  • Character portrait
  • Play influential NPC
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Elder

Exclusive benefits (LIMITED)

120

for all events and workshops

  • All benefits of Ancilla
  • Play Elder NPC
  • Council of Defenders seat
  • Restricted Clans & Bloodlines
  • Private audience with Princes & Elders
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Frequently-asked Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions regarding the event, including information about tickets, addons, location, and more.

What is the Grand Elysium 2024?

The Grand Elysium 2024 is a LARP (Live-action Roleplaying Game) event open to international players. It is a three-day event set in the shared world of Greece of Darkness, a LARP and Tabletop network for World of Darkness and Vampire: the Masquerade games.

The event will feature a rich and immersive storyline, giving participants the opportunity to involve themselves in the plots and intrigues of Greek Kindred.

The Grand Elysium 2024 is not-for-profit and adheres to the Dark Pack agreement.

What is the event's storyline?

The Grand Elysium 2024 takes place in the world of Greece of Darkness. Our world features a rich history and regular LARP and tabletop game sessions that influence and affect the wider world.

The main story behind the event is the imminent threat of the Sabbat in Athens. Three Elders of the Black Hand have joined forces and threatened to destroy the domains of Greece. In response, the Kindred of Athens and Larissa have come together in a Grand Elysium to try and save their cities from destruction.

Game events will delve into the intricate stories and secret histories of Greek domains and vampires, and participants will have the opportunity to alter significantly the politics of these domains.

When and where is the event taking place?

The Grand Elysium 2024 will take place between 24-26 May in Athens. The hosting party will be the Prince of Athens, joined by the Court of Larissa and international visitors.

Who can participate in the event?

The Grand Elysium 2024 is open to all fans of Vampire: the Masquerade, regardless of experience level, as long as they are 18+ years old. You don't have to be a Greece of Darkness player to participate.

To participate, you must carefully read the Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy.

All Greece of Darkness events are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Women and Beginners Inclusive.

What should I bring with me to Athens?

Participants should bring appropriate clothing and equipment for a three-day LARP event, including comfortable clothing and shoes, as well as props, costumes, or makeup that may be necessary to portray their characters.

In addition, participants should bring any necessary medications or personal items that they may need during the event. You may also bring reusable water bottles, food and snacks, although some will be provided by the organizers.

Please note that all items you bring with you must comply with the event's rules and code of conduct. No real weapons or dangerous objects will be allowed at the event location. Also, keep in mind that Athens in May can be particularly warm during the day and somewhat chilly at night, so make sure your clothing is appropriate for the weather.

How can I get to the event's locations?

The main events will be hosted at two locations, both located in downtown Athens and conveniently accessible via taxi and public transportation.

Event organizers will share travelling instructions to all game event locations shortly before the event's dates.

Can I bring props or costumes?

Yes! We encourage participants to bring their own props and costumes to the Grand Elysium 2024 event, as they are an important part of the LARP Experience. Just make sure that you bring no hazardous or dangerous objects, and ensure that you can carry your props and costumes with you throughout the event.

We also suggest labelling your equipment, so that they do not get lost or mixed up.

What character can I portray at the event?

Participants can portray neonate characters, created using the Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition rules. A flat XP bonus will be granted by the Storytelling team.

Available Clans: Banu Haqim, Brujah, Gangrel, Lasombra, Malkavian, Nosferatu, Toreador, Tremere, Ventrue

Available Sects: Camarilla, Anarch Movement, Church of Caine, Bahari

Greece of Darkness players can portray their regular characters, although some exceptions to this can be made if the organizers are given timely notice.

Elder and Ancilla ticket holders also have access to Elder or Ancilla characters respectively, and Elder ticket holders can play characters from the following Sects and Clans: Sabbat, Hecata, Ministry, Ravnos, Salubri, Tzimisce, Caitiff, Thin-blooded

What safety techniques and measures will be used?

The safety and well-being of our participants is a top priority for all Greece of Darkness events. We will be implementing a number of safety techniques and measures to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and supported throughout the event.

These include: multiple Workshops, explicit consent required for intense, potentially trigerring or sensitive roleplaying scenarios, the "Cut" mechanic, the OK check-in gesture to determine whether players or organizers are comfortable with the current situation or need a step back or to take a break.

Payment methods

We will be accepting payment for the Grand Elysium 2024 event via bank transfer to an IBAN account or through the national IRIS money transfer system.

Participants will receive payment details and the total owed shortly after signing up for the event. Please note that payment in full is required immediately after you receive the payment, in order to secure your tickets and any add-ons selected.

Participants are expected to cover all bank fees for their ticket purchases.

If you have any questions about the payment methods or process, please don't hesitate to contact us

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that unexpected circumstances can sometimes arise, and participants may need to cancel their attendance at the event. In the event of a cancellation, we will offer a full or partial refund, as follows:

  • If the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the event start date, we will refund the full ticket price (excluding service fees).
  • If the cancellation is made between 30 and 60 days before the event start date, we will refund 50% of the ticket price (excluding service fees).
  • If the cancellation is made less than 30 days before the event start date, no refund will be provided.

Please note that these refunds will be processed within 30 days of the cancellation request. In addition, we may be unable to offer refunds for any add-on items or services that have already been provided.

We appreciate your understanding of this policy, as it allows us to better plan and prepare for the event. If you have any questions or concerns about the cancellation policy, please don't hesitate to contact us.

How can I contact the organizers?

You can contact us using our website's contact form here.

Safety & Content

As in all Greece of Darkness events, we follow a set of rules and guidelines to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our participants. Please read the following carefully, as violations may lead to your removal from the event.

Code of Conduct

Our community's top priority is the safety and entertainment of all participants, including the organizers. If at any point you feel uncomfortable with a fellow member's behavior, or any aspect of the game, we ask that you immediately inform a member of the Storyteller team or the Player Representative.

We do not welcome any form of intolerance or harassment, including (but not limited to): abusive, violent, or insultive out-of-game behavior, insulting a fellow member of the community, attacking their personality or identity.

Greece of Darkness has a policy of zero tolerance towards racist, homophobic, or other discriminatory behaviors towards fellow members or in general.

Game Content

The world, characters, stories, and plots that take place within Greece of Darkness-run games are purely fictional.

Greece of Darkness games are intended for mature audiences only.

Stories that take place within the world of Greece of Darkness may include sensitive subjects, such as: violence, blood, politics, the supernatural, fictional racism, religion, sex and sexuality, drugs, alcohol, verbal aggressiveness, poverty, paranoia, criminal behavior, toxic relationships.

If you feel uncomfortable with any of the above subjects, please ensure that you inform the Storyteller team beforehand, so that we can either adjust the scenes that involve your character, or have your character abstain from scenes that feature said topics.

Privacy Policy

To read about our Privacy Policy and how we handle your personal data and information, please find our Privacy Policy in the Resources section of this website's footer.