Seeking players for Beta LARP
Horror in the Treetops
The Horror In The Treetops is an atmospheric Lovecraft/Call of Cthulhu horror LARP (Live Action Roleplay) based in a sprawling 20 acre manor estate in Mullion, west Cornwall. Each game takes place over a period of four days.
- David Sharrock
A mate of mine is setting this up, following on from his experience with playing the incredible 2.8 Hours Later. However rather than being chased around by hordes of screaming zombies, this will be more about atmosphere and the building of tension through play and environment. He’s recruited actors and is in process of finalising arrangements with the venue – a spooky manor house in a remote part of west Cornwall. There’s room for 6 people so it’ll be first come first play.
Mullion parish is also important historically, with evidence of prehistoric burial mounds, Celtic crosses and ancient chapel sites, and in more recent times evidence of copper and china clay mining and a World War II airfield at Predannack
The name, Mullion, is believed to derive from the Saint who gives his name to the Parish Church, Melanus. St Mellanus was Bishop of Rennes in Brittany. The name was first recorded in the 13th century.
The current parish church building dates from the 15th century and includes a 13th font and numerous ancient carved bench ends.
INFORMATION FROM WEBSITE:
The Treetops Estate is situated in the heart of unique and hauntingly mysterious Cornish countryside with nearly 20 acres of atmospheric gardens and grounds perfectly suited to the subtle yet period specific brand of Lovecraft horror. Inhabited since the Stone Age, Treetops sits at the centre of its own secret wooded valley near historic Mullion Cove and is one of the oldest and most isolated estates in Britain.
The Horror in the Treetops is a live action (LARP) horror running over a long weekend (players arrive Friday evening, playing through Sunday to leave Monday lunchtime).
The images below show various aspects of the estate. Much of the game will take place outdoors on uneven ground. Players should be prepared to do plenty of walking and exploring!
Mercutio House (the team’s base for the duration)
The trees are strange – worshipped by the ancients according to superstition and folklore
Peacocks stand sentinel while the treetops are filled with the eery cawing of ravens
The boundary of the 20 acre Treetops estate where the game takes place, a secure environment completely isolated from the general public.
Best if you view the official website (still in beta) and follow-up with David Sharrock directly.