Going Medieval in Memphis

Memphians become lords, ladies, knights, and laurels by returning to the Middle Ages, says an article by Bianca Phillips of the Memphis Flyer, a weekly newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, about the Barony of Grey Niche’s 30th anniversary.

"It is a warm, sunny day in the Barony of Grey Niche, otherwise known as Memphis. The night before brought torrential rains, and fighters in heavy armor splash in puddles as they bonk one another with swords, spikes, and axes. Tents of onlookers dot the muddy field, otherwise known as Meeman-Shelby State Park. They clap and cheer as their favorite fighters strike their opponents -- hard."