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Game design by 
Mareike Zerpner, Maren Duda, David Pusch & Stefan Deutsch

The Story

„In the year 1845, two ships, HMS Erebus und HMS Terror headed towards the Arctic to reveal the last unknown section of the Northwest Passage. They disappeared forever.

Since the British Admiralty would not do so by themselves, Lady Jane Franklin, widow of Sir John Franklin, the commander of the expedition, sponsored or otherwise supported several expeditions to determine his fate. 

This is the story of the first of these expeditions.

It is the year 1848, and the steam yacht „The Hart“ heads towards King William Island to find traces of the lost Franklin Expedition. Will they find any trace of the ships or proof that Sir John is still alive?

Or will they instead find something far, far worse…“

The Event

Erebus is a 3 day nordic-inspired horror larp on the schooner Pippilotta, moored in a harbor on the Schlei. The game will deal with themes of civilisation vs. nature, sexism, cannibalism, insanity, deprivation, sickness, religion and the supernatural.

The game uses a variety of methods including pre-written character sketches, black box and shadow play.

There will be no sailing during this larp. The ship will move from Kappeln to Maasholm harbor only and stay there for the duration of the larp.

You will board the ship in the port of Kappeln (Schlei).

Date: 3-5 February 2023
Location: Traditional Ship Pippilotta, Kappeln (Schlei), North Germany. How to get there.
Price: 299€ (non-sailor tickets), 319€ (sailor tickets incl. costume rental)

Player’s Guide

We have collected all you need to know about this event in the Player’s Guide. It also contains travel information, packing lists, et.al.

This guide will be further updated with new information as available.