Slaying monsters, gathering loot, and having magical powers? Count us in! The Witcher School is finally here and it looks amazing.
An unofficial “Witcher School” has been active in Poland for the last six years with more than 2,000 LARPers (a.k.a. live-action role-players) from 52 countries. They follow the footsteps of Geralt of Rivia, the lead character of The Witcher books, video games, and Netflix’s live-action series. But this week, CD PROJEKT RED is teaming up with the event’s organizer, the 5 Żywiołów agency, to make this an officially licensed affair.
According to the official Witcher School website, the LARP finds inspiration in both the games and Andrzej Sapkowski’s saga. We’re sure the Netflix series has had some influence as well because honestly, Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Geralt was just immaculate.
Over the course of three days, the Witcher School will bring attendees inside the world of The Witcher. They will stay in a real Polish castle, undergo Witcher training (as will be depicted in season 2 of the Netflix show this December), hunt monsters (i.e. people dressed in monster garb), and meet characters from the games and books. That’s just pretty frickin awesome.
“This is not a movie,” a teaser for the school shares, “This is a game in real life.”
So far, the school has three upcoming events planned for the fall, with more to come. With admission, Witchers-in-training also get lodging and food, a costume, classes with professionals, and more. Wh’s even more awesome is that there is also a strict health and safety protocol in place to keep everyone safe. Tickets for the three-day experience range from around $600 to around $1,300.
New event dates release approximately six months in advance, but beware, tickets go quick! Much like Geralt’s clothes whenever Yenneffer is around.