Kingston, New York shire members "Light up the Dark Ages"

"Initially my friends dragged me into it," said Christine Larsson, who has been a society member for 26 years. "I started cooking because I noticed everybody else's cooking wasn't that good. I had to show them it could be done better." Larsson is a member of the Shire of Nordenhal, the subject of a recent article by Bonnie Langston of the Kingston Daily Freeman.

Langston spent the day with members of the East Kingdom shire, learning about fighting and A&S in the SCA as well as the Pennsic War. A video clip of a large Pennsic battle is included with the story.