Chivalry in the Mists

Commuters using the Rockridge, California BART station stop are occasionally treated to a sight one would not expect while using public transport: knights in armor duking it out in a parking lot. Felix Irmer of Oakland North visited the practice and reports. (photos)

Through interviews, the article discusses armored combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism, including the group's emphasis on honor. “This is not a play, this is an ideal that we all hold and we try to live up to it,” said Tasia, a female fighter from the Principality of the Mists in the San Francisco area.