Gothic: Runeheim

Brand burns from brand
until it is burnt out;
fire is from fire quickened.

-The sayings of Aufvaldr

This is Runeheim. Frontline of the war for the soul of Njordr.


Runeheim is a setting within the world of Gothic: The Lion Age, a live action roleplaying game. In Runeheim, you will take on a role of your choice and immerse yourself in a medieval fantasy-horror world where you can build a second life with new friends and family, defend yourself from monsters and bandits, learn dark mystical secrets, just try to survive and stay sane, or even build an empire. 


Gothic: Runeheim is your opportunity to tell your personal story in a richly detailed dark fantasy world where your every decision matters. We want to provide each of our players with their own unique experience, whether it be that of a brave Njord warrior struggling to reunite his fractured family, or a mage seeking ancient truths best left buried, or a miner who found his fortune only to be haunted by a dark entity he disturbed below the earth. We want to bring you the story and struggle that you are asking for, and provide real meaningful challenges for you to overcome… or not. The possibility of failure is what brings victory its meaning.


Whether you are a returning Gothic player or brand new, we want to make it easy for you to jump in and engage. Our systems are designed and implemented to allow our staff to take most of the burden and leave you to act and react as your character would in a fully immersive world.


One of the amazing things that sets Gothic apart from other LARPs is the interconnected world from the smallest scope to the largest. In the world of Gothic, a single farmer committing his  crop to the war effort can make or break a battle fought miles away, and that battle can define the history of a nation. We hope to build on that principle and deliver you a game where whether you’re a woodsman, tailor, lord or mage, you can watch the events unfold and see how your actions mattered.


*links to Start Here, Core Rules, Character Creation and Setting here*


“THE RUNES BURN” *link to the Runes page*