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A visit to Zelingrad

Zelingrad in fog

Zelingrad is a ruined medieval fortress-city near Sveti Ivan Zelina. I went there today with Red Srebrnog Zmaja (my reenactment/living history group) to a party organized by Vitezovi Zelingradski (the local group) and for the other living history groups.

Intro speech of the party, Slip band in the background. Rightmost is Ivo, organizer of Krvomeđe and Rajski Vrhovi larps, getting ready to play his tin whistle.
Most people were in their medieval garb, helping to increase the atmosphere - which was quite good. Very high-profile costuming and props. Which made me think... What's stopping us from equipping our fantasy larps with a similar level of quality gear?

I'll leave this unanswered for now. The program included a short review of everything that happened on a living history scene this year. Overall, it was a great party with plenty of interesting people to meet and talk to. And drinks to drink, and meat to grill.

I think something like this was exactly what I needed to make this a very nice Sunday. A big thank you to the organizers! It was relaxing and inspiring in these cold and dark days, and I got some new ideas.

Here's a short video walk around the event:


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