The GreywolvesThe Greywolves is a historical re-enactment and live action role-playing society based in Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland. The Greywolves aim at realistic historical re-enactment, without romanticising the conditions or customs of a certain era. The main emphasis in our activities is on experiencing. We want to know what it would have been like to live in a different time and society, bound by different customs and norms than our own.
Re-enactment is focused on, but not limited to Scandinavian Viking Age as well as 15th-17th century Baltic Sea Region. Live action role-playing games, larps, are a means to relive and re-experience history, but also an independent area of the society’s activities.
The Greywolves started out as a small larp group, but has evolved during its twenty years of existence. The society relies entirely upon volunteer work, and raises funds by membership fees and the income from re-enactment performances. Anyone can join, although the society is mainly a youth organisation.
Live action role-playing is one of the Greywolves’ most central activities. By empathising with the people of old and acquiring their roles we try to get closer to their world, or something that their world could have been. In larp we are not restricted to the Viking Age or the Middle Ages only. Instead we have had a range of larps from Tang Dynasty China to 1950’s Central America. The interests of the members are the only limit. Some larps have been set in more or less imaginary worlds. Rather than focusing on a certain time or place, we aim for a feel of realism and quality. The members arrange several larps a year.
The Greywolves have regular activities from fall to spring. During the summer there are trips to different historical re-enactment events, such as Viking Age or Medieval markets, in Finland as well as around Europe.
The Greywolves have several weekly activities, including battle training on Tuesdays and changing programme including different presentations and workshops on Sundays. Additionally, several handicraft workshops are arranged during the year. The Greywolves also perform in different events.
Are you arranging an event? Do you need a viking to steal the bride or tell the boss off? Or maybe you just need a brisk sword fight to spice up your party? The Greywolves has a re-enactment performance group that can be booked for private events or historical markets. The group is at its best in arranging small humorous battle performances and archery workshops, but we are open to suggestions. The fee is case-specific and will be used to fund the society’s activities.
For more details, please contact our performance representatives Maria von Hertzen, Santeri Virtanen and Julius Väliaho, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board members 2018-2019
Santeri Virtanen, chair, publicist
Maria von Hertzen, vice chair, publicist
Venla Hämäläinen, secretary
Niina Manner, treasurer
Board’s vice members
Other officers 2018-2019
Mikko Heimola, internet
Maria von Hertzen, performances, storage, trailer, editor of the Blog&Archives
Konsta Nikkanen, trek
Santeri Virtanen, performances, storage, handicrafts
Julius Väliaho, battle
Sakari Saaristo, battle
Valeri Saltikoff, battle
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Maria von Hertzen, firstname.lastname@example.org.