Sunday, June 29, 2008

Back from the battle at the end of the world - Ragnarok XXIII - with pictures


My daughter and I are safely back from our week at Ragnarok. There were several evening storms which meant we got a little bit damp, but it was, once again, an experience to remember. I don't fight, my daughter does. I did my fighting thirty years ago when Dagorhir was first starting out. Below are some more Ragnarok XXIII pictures.

Here are people gathering on the battlefield:

Many people put a lot of effort into their "garb" and their armor:

Here are some things on the ground:

And here they are on a person:

More interesting people:

Now for some action:

Looking down a front line during one of the battles:

More of the front lines:

Fighting is thirsty business:

Surveying the battlefield:

One of the most impressive sets of leather armor I saw the whole week - she's from the Narnia camp:

Ready for battle:

One last shot:

So that's Ragnarok. A full week of medieval/Tolkienesque battles. Any questions?

P.S. If you like fantasy, I have a short story up on my other blog for your enjoyment. It's called The Fairy's Tale. In it you'll find a little Celtic myth and legend, warrior women, manticores, leshies, and of course fairies.


Anonymous said...

Great Photo's Gwen! I had a blast and it was good to see you again. I think this will be an annual event for me. I definitely need to get into better shape. 9 days of fighting and partying took its toll. Get off the field, take a shower, get something to eat, grab a beer, look at the watch and it's 2:00AM. That's how it felt to me.


ICQB said...

Hi Trebor,
Are you going to be involved in the Conquest at the Black Gate sponsored by the Orcs of Mordor at the end of August?

It was fun hearing the old geezer's tales at Rag.


A Paperback Writer said...

Well, hey, this looks fun.
Thanks for dropping by and giving me a link on my blog. Where was this camp and battle? I can't really tell. It looks like you'd meet all kinds of interesting people doing this.
I have a herniated disc in my back, so I could never actually participate in this sort of thing anymore, but I'd get a kick out of watching. I love Tolkien, love drama, love dressing up.... I'd fit right in.

ICQB said...

Hi paperback writer,
Ragnarok takes place in Cambridge, Ohio at a place called Spring Valley Campground.

You don't have to fight. I don't fight anymore. You can just go and have fun with other people who like to leave this world and go someplace else for a week.

Anonymous said...

Except now it's been moved to the bigger (and possibly) better Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, PA.