To be redeemed, you must first sin. If your conscience is clean, what is there to forgive?

Redemption is a larp set in the last years of the Romanovs in Russia. Nobility, revolutionaries, artists and socialites wastrels come together in a yearly celebration of their faith among a religious sect that believes that redemption is the highest value of all.

And to be redeemed, you have to sin. Even if you’re the purest of souls, you know that your fate in the afterlife will not be pleasant unless you wallow neck-deep in moral filth.

A cross at the home of Rasputin’s murderer. Photo: Maria Pettersson

The khlysts who serve as one of the larp’s main sources of inspiration are a real historical sect. The most famous person to draw from their ideas was the monk Rasputin. However, Redemption is not primarily concerned with historical fidelity. Rather, our approach to history is similar to the film The Favourite, the series The Great or the 2006 film Marie Antoinette.

The most important thing this larp can provide is an arena in which you can explore the themes of sin and redemption elbow deep in physical play. Please also note that this is not a satire of religion. Our goal is to attempt to create the means to explore how a spiritual experience is created.

Dates: The larp is held twice in November 2021, first on 16.-18.11. and then on 19.-21.11.

Social media: We have an information group on Facebook. Join it here.

Sign up: Sign up will open on Thursday the 29th of April. Read more here.

Venue: Our venue is Einon pirtti near Tampere, Finland. Read more about the location here.

Price: 350 €, with a small number of subsidized tickets available. The fee includes accommodation in single or double rooms, food and participation in the larp.

Larpfund is subsidizing two tickets for each run of the larp. These Larpfund-subsidized tickets cost 250 €.

Inclusivity: Our goal is to make the larp friendly and welcoming to people of all genders , sexualities and ethnic backgrounds. Homophobia, transphobia, racism and similar attitudes have no place here.