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Friday, March 10, 2006
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Just jousting around


A1 / Laura Walker
  Robin the Ruthless (aka Raphael da Cernia, a 13th Century Italian), battles Sir Badger (aka Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford, a late 14th century Englishman) at Wright State University-Lake Campus during a program Thursday night. The medieval weaponry demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism, based out of Wapakoneta, was sponsored by the new Cultural Enrichment Club at the campus. The members wear armor and use replicated weapons of the time. The group competes, wearing 50-60 pounds of armor that must be inspected. Each competitor must pass a test of competence before entering the field to fight. With these stipulations in place, the fighting is actually relatively safe, the members say.