The year is 2021.
Peaceful life is disturbed by an unnatural phenomenon.
Portals open around the planes throughout the universe.
Mysterious Beings arrive on Earth, in human guise.
They seek to understand the land better.
To find knowledge that has been lost.
To triumph and make a name for themselves
The Air of Earth is toxic to these mysterious beings
The Portal is protected by powerful fields that they cannot go through.
Traverse the land and collect enough power
To find your way back home!
Swear your Allegiance!
A lifeform that appreciates beauty above all, the Malemani tribes travel across the planes to find beauty and experience it to the best of their ability. The stronger and fondest memories of beauty that they get, the stronger they grow. They usually like to seal their experiences, by taking a selfie with a duckface. #teamMalemani
A peaceful species that seeks to understand and co-exist. Nulyer Beings visit other planes, get to know more about the culture and problems of the plane, and establish good relations. Usually take selfies making the peace sign with their hands. #teamNulyer
A proud race of scientific prowess. Scadfar Beings stop at nothing to sate their curiosity – learn what can be used and harnessed and further their understanding of the universe. They communicate a lot by sticking their tongue out, which can be observed in their selfies. #teamScadfar
An honorable kind, that seeks to conquer all, under the mighty banner of the Ventrod Sovereignty. Ventrod beings scour the lands to find that which seems more precious, and put it under the axe, until the land belongs to them. Usually afterwards, they can be observed taking pictures of the place with a raised fist in the frame.#teamVentrod
Playing the Game:
We have assembled a list of tasks you may wish to fulfill throughout the weekend. We understand that the COVID restrictions do not allow for a smooth convention experience, and as such, we wish to give people the chance to create a more vivid experience and be part of the convention, in a nonconventional way! Join a Faction, do as many achievements as you want to, and post them in social media with your Faction’s tag. The winning team will be announced after the convention – and glory will follow it forever! During the event, a facebook page will be up, called the Scavengers High Command, where random events will be happening – that you should keep up with!
Complete one or more of the following achievements!
- “Marco!”: Take a picture by the sea side!
- “We need to go deeper!”: Take an underwater picture!
- “King of the World”: Take a picture from a high place!
- “Isn’t this supposed to be a city?”: Take a picture of farm animals!
- “Hey, it’s not Halloween”: Take a picture of people in costume!
- “Myths and Legends”: Learn and post the story of a local store!
- “Greek Hospitality”:Get a video of being called malakas!
- “Custodian of the New Lands”: Express your undying affection for souvlaki!
- “Tree Hugger”: Make a picnic in the forest!
- “Shopaholic”: Enter the monastiraki flea market!
- “Capitalism Enthusiast”: Visit the Mall of Athens!
- “Ally”: Visit the Pride Parade (on Saturday)!
- “Dizzy Shenanigans”: drinking ouzo!
- “Royal Guard”: Witness the changing of the Guards in Syntagma (1100 on Sunday)
- “Pilgrimage”: Visit an Orthodox Church
- “Feeling Special”: Find a street performer
- “Ally of the Skies”: Feed the Pigeons at Syntagma
- “Athlete”: Visit the Olympic Stadium in Eirini
- “Pirate”: Visit the Docks of Piraeus
- “Nature’s Protector”: Visit 3 different forests or Parks.
- “Lost and Fountain”: Visit the big Fountain at Omonoia Square
- “Student”: Visit a Museum
- “Food Connoisseur”: Eat at a Taverna
Be inspired by the PoRtaL convention and show us your art!
- Write or tell stories – yours or that of other people!
- Show us your larp crafting!
- Write poetry about a program title that inspires you!
- Express yourself through song!
- Rap on the topic of our convention!
- Sketch how your Faction would look like!
- Explain a nuanced art form that you like!ike!
- Tell us about a unique way you have combined art and LARP yourself!
Visit one, or more of the following and take a selfie with them!
- Acropolis Museum
- Theater of Dionysus
- Herod Atticus Odeon
- Panathenaic Stadium
- Syntagma Square
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- National Library of Greece
- The Academy of Athens
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Ancient Agora of Athens
- Temple of Hephaestus
- Hadrian’s Arch
- Mount Lycabettus
- National Archaeology Museum
- Kapnikarea Church
- Roman Agora
- Museum of Cycladic Art
- Byzantine Museum
- War Museum
- Changing of the Guard at Syntagma Square
- National Gardens and the Zappeion
- Tower of the Winds
- Areopagus Hill
- Hill of Pnyx
- Filopappou Hill
- “No Land For the Poor” Mural
- “Praying Hands” Mural
- ‘Freedom for Sale’ Mural
- ‘System of a Fraud’ Mural
- ‘So Many Books, So Little Time’ Mural
- Athens Pinball Museum
- Socrates’ Prison
- Polytechnic University
- Alexandros Grigoropoulos Memorial