32 do battle for Throne of Meridies

About 200 people were on hand recently to cheer on the combatants vying for the Throne of the Kingdom of Meridies. Jamon Smith, Staff Writer for the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News covered the story.

Smith followed several of the bouts including that of Iastreb Desislavich and Madach Macadhol, providing a detailed, blow-by-blow description of SCA armored combat. After the tournament, he intereviewed Iastreb.

“I got hit in the arm twice, which counted as a death blow,” Desislavich, who’s real name is Mike Myers, said after the fight. “I went for a leg shot, and he went for an arm shot at the same time. He was faster and struck first and moved out of the way.” “He’s good,” Myers said. “I’ve been doing this for about five years, and he’s been fighting for about 20.”