Stronghold of Hellsgate on the march in Killeen, Texas

For the past year, members of the Stronghold of Hellsgate, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, have been striving to form a new SCA chapter. Sean Wardwell of the Killeen Daily Herald discussed re-creating medieval arts and sciences with three SCA locals.

Hellsgate, which is located near a military base, attracts current SCA members stationed there, but is also actively recruiting newcomers interested in learning the combat, arts and sciences of the Middle Ages. "It's an outlet for creativity," said Timur Borte (Robert Ruiz).