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, Joeli Takala and Santeri Virtanen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board members 2016-2017
Santeri Virtanen, chair
Maria von Hertzen, vice chair, publicist
Niina Manner, treasurer
Elisa Pokkinen, secretary
Board’s vice members
Helmi Koivumäki, post
Other officers 2015-2016
Mikko Heimola, internet
Maria von Hertzen, performances, storage, trailer, internet
Niina Manner, editor of the Blog&Archives, post
Konsta Nikkanen, trek, storage
Elisa Pokkinen, trailer
Cecilie Sundman, handicrafts
Joeli Takala, performances, theatre
Santeri Virtanen, performances, storage
Laura Väisänen, theatre
Julius Väliaho, battle
You can contact the board by email email@example.com.
You can contact us by mail, email or phone, or just come to the next event!
Iso Roobertinkatu 9 B 16
Maria von Hertzen, firstname.lastname@example.org.