A company in Poland is making fantasy dreams become reality by running its very own Witcher school. 5 Zywiolow (which translates to 5 Elements in Polish) runs immersive LARP (live-action role play) experiences dedicated to the fantasy world of The Witcher.
The company began running Witcher related events in 2015 and has recently been officially licensed by CD Projekt Red, the creators of The Witcher video games.
During these events, participants become apprentice witchers and learn things like fencing, archery, alchemy and other skills to help them hunt down monsters. The events run for four days and take place during Spring and Autumn, with tickets announced around 6 months prior.
Dastin Wawrzyniak from the 5 Żywiołów agency said in a statement “before the game, there are workshops explaining the game and safety rules, with special consideration for people who are at the event for the first time.”