Hrothgar's Hall
@ 10 p.m.
Brookfields Scout Camp, Wainuomata, New Zealand

Run at Hydra 2014. Replacement game on Friday night


Oft drunken with beer O’er the ale-vessel promised warriors in armor They would willingly wait on the wassailing-benches A grapple with Grendel, with grimmest of edges. -­ Beowulf VIII: 24 - 27

A monster has been attacking the hall of King Hrothgar, abducting his thralls in the middle of the night and eating them, leaving the bones for others to find. The King has been forced from his hall as a result. Now he has summoned his mightiest warriors, who have gathered to determine who shall have the honour of slaying this monster...

This is a Nordic "framework game", similar to "New Voices in Art". It includes an option for live combat for verismilitude, but can be run theatre-style.