"Sometimes you end up going to Wal-Mart in Viking garb.”

For four years, members of the Medieval and Renaissance Society (MaRS) of the University of Georgia have been honing their fighting skills at Myers Quad. Recently reporter Emily Dardaman of the Red & Black dropped by for a visit. (photos)

Dardaman spoke to several members of the group which is affiliated with the Society for Creative Anachonrism. “It’s a lifestyle,” said chapter president Ray Smith, who later admitted that members often become wrapped up in the hobby. It’s so immersive, says Smith, that “sometimes you end up going to Wal-Mart in Viking garb.”