“Nothing beats a friend like a foam sword”

“We’re out to kill our friends, not hurt them,” said Phillip Gossman at a recent gathering of Dagorhir fighters in Warrensburg, Missouri. Matthew Steingraber of the Sedalia Democrat visited the event and has the story. (photos)

Participant Jacob Waid of Kansas City spoke about the attraction of the group, which fights with padded weapons. He said that the "camaraderie, teamwork and crafting associated with the activity keeps him coming back for more."