WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - While not quite a medieval reenactment, Dagorhir gives individuals the chance to let out their inner-fantasy warrior. }}" />

   
 
 
Mansfield Gets Medieval With Dagorhir
otc abortion pill abortion rates open
abortion providers abortion pill name read

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 7/2/2014

Not to be confused with LARP (Live-Action Role Playing Game), Dagorhir is a fast- paced, full- contact, live-action combat game, where combatants engage each other in battle with foam-padded weaponry and equipment. Fighters typically use foam weapons such as swords, flails, spears, bows and arrows, javelins, axes, and other medieval weapons.

Inspired by J.J.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", a man named Bryan Wiese wanted something to capture the spirit and adventure of swordsmanship and archery. In 1977, Bryan ran ads on a local radio station. Bryan became known as "Aratar Anfinhir the Stormbringer" and Dagorhir was born.

Weapons began as thick lumps of couch-padding foam duct- taped to sticks. Dagorhir has grown significantly since its initial upbringing nearly 40 years ago, adding rules and regulations as well as more refined weapon builds.

There are a number of national events with the largest being "Ragnarok" averaging about 1,500 participants. Ragnarok originally was held in Cambridge, Ohio from 2001 up until 2009 when the location was moved to Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

A local unit out of Ashland called "Ohio Uruk-Hai" participated in last months Ragnarok and are training for their next competition. The unit meets every week at Marshall Park in Ontario to hone their medieval combat skills and also to have a good time.

Members of the Ohio Uruk-Hai travel from all over North Central Ohio to compete with the unit, hand-crafting their own weapons and period attire. WMFD had an opportunity to witness a training session for the unit, getting an inside look at the growing sport. 

medical abortion misoprostol morning after pills how to get the abortion pill
infidelity how to cheat on wife read here
wifes that cheat why women cheat on men they love click
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The United Way of Crawford County is doing a Stuff the Bus drive for school supplies. Full Story
Image1 An accident involving three vehicles, temporarily closed interstate 71 South Monday afternoon. Full Story
 
Image1 A Fredericktown man is dead, following a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon in Knox County. Full Story
Image1 Mothers from all over Ashland visited the Ashland Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center this weekend to participate in the Big Latch-On 2015. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ashland Moms Participate In Big Latch-On 2015

Community Street Fair Celebrates 25th Anniversary

NECIC Holds Community Garden Bike/Walk Tour

Reward Offered For Suspect In Plymouth Arson Fire

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Opens in Ontario

Students in Need Receive Back to School Supplies for Free

Mother Facing Charges in Willard Murder

Shelby Man Indicted Over Incident In Commissioners' Office

Each One, Reach One Rally Set For August 15th

Willard woman gunned down by neighbor

BBQ Shack Opens On Park Avenue West In Ontario

Mansfield Walk To End Alzheimer's Kick-Off Held

Semer Brothers Perform Concert In Marshall Park

More News