Two days ago on Sunday a small event was held called "Royal feast". A couple of hours of indoor roleplaying, it was a prelude to Crolarp which starts this Thursday, bridging the story arc from Rajski Vrhovi last week. It was a cheerful and relatively peaceful event, with a couple of in-game incidents but overall the mood was very pleasant. There was plenty of food, drink and song going around to set a good mood, with a decent roleplaying and even several new people who never played before, some of them with impressive character portrayal. Edit: Watashi's photos
And high spirits continued until the next day when GAIA association announced that they are pulling their support from Crolarp. They will not be participating in storyline design. A lack of communication was cited as the reason. Much drama ensued, and it will probably not be resolved anytime soon. In the meanwhile, the organization of Crolarp will fall entirely upon the Zagreb groups: Ognjeni Mač and Shire of Krvomeđe, assisted by Green Banner Croatia as well (Green Banner Serbia are organizers of the biggest Serbian LARP, VLARP).
But despite all the drama what's here is still holding its ground as the only mainstream Croatian LARP in years that's been organized across several groups as a collective effort. And, almost certainly, the biggest Croatian fantasy LARP this summer. Despite all the things which people are not satisfied with, it's a big effort and a lot of work has been put into it.
What happens on it (and after it), both in-character and out-of-character, will be interesting... As well as the big question, is there going to be a Crolarp 2013 and how it will end up being organized?