"Kick back and relax" with the SCA

On a lazy, late spring day in the Kingdom of Calontir, members of the Shire of Heraldshill (Mason, Iowa) invited their friends to "kick back and relax" for a day of dice games, medieval combat and handicrafts. Kristin Buehner of the Globe Gazette covered the story. (photo)

The occasion was St. Augustine's Un-Faire and the atmosphere was friendly. “We teach honor, honesty and chivalry,” said Lady Royse Meingnes, otherwise known as Ruth Thorson of Floyd. “I have not met a kinder group of people.”