The sign of a true warrior is his ability to wield a weapon against an opponent on the battlefield. - Gordon Robinson
SEILA was founded in Pocatello, Idaho by Gordon Robinson, Ben Johnson, David Goodwin and Luke Robinson. It soon went international after the addition its first international Larping Team, Klan of the Black Dragon. SEILA is currently based in of Mexico City, Mexico.
SEILA´s primary intention is to organize hand to hand and bring True Larp Warriors with true weapon skills together from around the world. For this reason, our Association focuses more on the battle than the characters involved in it. Members of SEILA pride ourselves in the fact that our fighting skills are far more superior to those of common Larpers and that there is no make believe involved; a SEILA champion is the real deal.
What differentiates SEILA Larping from most common forms?
· No pretend or make believe
· No character game-play (cards, dice, etc.)
· Focus is mainly on the battle and ability to wield a weapon
· Protective gear is absolutely necessary
· Fights are sanctioned and score is kept (wins and losses only)
· Fights are man to man, 1-on-1
Similar to Common Larping, padded weapons are used to physically battle opponents and character names and costumes are permitted. In contrast to common Larping, our battlefields aren’t large playgrounds or open fields with combatants using magic powers or playing cards to avoid physical contact. There isn’t any actual role playing or pretending involved. SEILA´s battle grounds bring the true warrior out.
At SEILA, the actual role playing or survival is determined on the battlefield. Magic, cards and dice are strictly prohibited. As a result, battle and fighting styles are more physical and can be more dangerous than common Larping. For this reason, protective head gear and eye gear are absolutely necessary on the battlefield. All battles are 1-on-1 as the only important part of the activity is combat. In SEILA, the fights are officially sanctioned by the Idaho State Battle Larping Association and score is kept in tournament (wins and losses only).
Any SEILA member will gladly challenge any “true” or “hardcore” Larpers and/or any wannabe sword wielders in battle.