Shire of Grey Gargoyles subject of feature article

Don't tease the gargoyles! Members of the Shire of Grey Gargoyles, in modern-world Chicago, Illinois, say they occasionally are thought odd for their hobby, but that onlookers can't help but respect the weaponry. Blake Rachowin of the Chicago Maroon has the story.

Despite their dedication to the club, members admit that they struggle to reconcile their participation in the organization with their day jobs and social lives. They risk facing ridicule from friends, colleagues, and random strangers alike....

“I get a fair share of bad reception about my participation in the Society. Although, on the other hand, I have gained a lot of respect for fencing with such large wooden swords,” DesRoches said.