While doing my weekend photo trawling around town I saw a group of people, some in quasi-medieval dress, some it tee shirts and shorts, in pitched battle on the make-believe Runnymede of Forest Park. Had to stop and say hello.
This is the Realm of Arnor, according to Mike Hockaday, the organizer. It's the St. Louis branch of Belegarth, a "medieval combat society" inspired by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien: role playing, fantasy and good outdoor exercise with foam-covered swords and cudgels. What a great idea. There are lots of times I'd like to whap the bejeezus out of certain people with foam (or other) weaponry. More tomorrow. And pray, my lord, smiteth not the photographer!
Two days in a row with non-English post captions. Am I putting on airs?