Middleground LARP Site


Jul 31 2021 - Aug 01 2021




Pre-Release Event

Escape Room Event

And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who’ve been travelling so long.
Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
~Leonard Cohen

What was meant to be a long voyage to a distant outpost has instead become a grueling overland trek of seemingly countless miles and weeks. The opportunities for misfortune are many as a motley group of Hesha crewmates, Nemien guides, and a long caravan of travelers and supplies bound for Cenotaph makes its way across the blasted wastes of the Outlands. Still more than a week away from their next destination, the Gothic border town of Praesa, nearly all yearn for the opportunity to stop for trade and re-supplying. But that is a point of excitement for another day. For now, night is falling. The Nemien within the caravan point out a very specific spot for the band to set up camp, indicating brusquely that they are not to wander towards a set of ruins to the west.

In the setting sun, the shadows of what appear to be crumbling stone walls form what would once have likely been a village or large estate create dark, deliberate shapes against the horizon. The wind blows and rustles through the dry bushes and grasses surrounding them, adding to the air of loneliness.

When asked for more details, the Nemien do not care to converse over much, but they indicate the place is a known haunt for Malefic, and it is best to avoid it.

But you, of course, have other plans.

Welcome to a new Age of Ashes Escape Room Experience to tide us over in these trying times.

We will begin by selling passes for time slots on Saturday 7/31. If the day fills up, we will add on Sunday 8/1 as well. The time slots are intended for parties of 5 people, but the escape room can be done with less. The cost for the experience is per time slot and is $100 ($20 per person).

Should Covid-19 guidelines change to be more restrictive in WA, we will issue refunds or credit the purchase to when the experience may be safely run, based on purchaser preference.

Masks are mandatory, and all rooms will be cleaned and sanitized in between uses. Where possible, we are making materials single use or disposable. The experience is designed to have minimal NPC/staff interaction to keep population numbers down, and so participants can expect to interact with one NPC within 6 feet, though more may be at a distance.

The experience is designed to last approximately 2 hours, though we are scheduling larger timeslots to ensure adequate time to clean.

Additionally, if there are any who are interested in a glory-earning opportunity, there is trail work to be done at Middleground, as well as limited other cleaning and repair work. If anyone is interested in performing socially distanced volunteer work in the woods before or after their time slot, there is the opportunity to earn 1 glory per every 2 hours of work. Please indicate with your ticket purchase if you would like to volunteer on the second page of your registration, or send staff an inquiry ticket through the website.

Thank you again, our marvelous community, for your interest and support, and we hope to see you soon!