Blackstone Raids: They came for the coal!

"The Middle Kingdom had come to AEthelmarc to raid their coal," writes staff reporter Veronica Nett of the Charleston Gazette, who was present at AEthelmearc's annual Blackstone Raids event. Her article features a photo album and numerous interviews of SCA folk.

The article, which focuses mainly on armoured combat but also mentions A&S, explains to modern readers the weight and encumbrance of armor and some of the physical demands of fighting in it. One of the interviewees is Queen AnneMarie of the Middle Kingdom.