Ames, Iowa: medieval center

Ames, Iowa is definitely a center for medieval activities according to an article in the Iowa State Daily. Staff writer Jenn Hanson reports that both the Society of Creative Anachronism and the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society have chapters there.

Hanson interviews members from Tir Asleen of the Belegarth Medieval Combat Society and the Canton of the Axed Root of the SCA and compares the philosophies of the two groups. While the SCA strives to re-create many aspects of the Middle Ages, Belegarth focesses mainly on combat.