Fighters prepare for West - An Tir War

On weekends, armored fighters from the An Tir have gathered to prepare for the annual West-An Tir War in Gold Beach, Oregon. Theresa Novak of the Corvallis Gazette-Times caught up with some of them recently in a local park.

“We meet somewhere just about every weekend,” said SCA ambassador and press escort Mathea Volpella da Perusia, whose 21st Century name is Meredith Alden.

Members pitch tents and spend the weekend practicing fighting techniques and planning strategy for the big event July 4th weekend.