"No wizards, no magic, no trolls" at Mermaids XVI

"We're basically just a bunch of adults playing dress-up. It's just that our dress-up is very coordinated and historically based," Lady Francesca told reporter Dylan B. Tomlinson of the Herald Times when he visited the recent Mermaids XVI at Camp Sindawa, Wisconsin.

"Some people ask if we're a religion or a cult," Francesca said. "Others think it's something like Dungeons and Dragons." She went on to explain that wizards, trolls and magic are not part of the SCA, nor is organized religion. "This is for people who are fascinated by history," she said.