Armored combat and rapier flighting caught the eye of 14-year-old Dylan Sapp at the recent Tri-State Renaissance Faire in Keokuk, Iowa. "I loved swords before I even knew what they were," he told reporter Jeff Hunt of the Hawk Eye. (photo)
Members of the local SCA Shire of Lochmorrow, Middle Kingdom, took part in the faire, providing demonstrations of fighting prowess. "This will be the ultimate of RPGs," commented Sapp about SCA-style and ren faire combat.