The Gulf Wars
Guest Post from T. Russell:
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Oh yeah!!! You guys remember the Medieval Club in college? You know, the ones below the math club in popularity? Well my co-worker has a neighbor who is currently on “vacation” in Mississippi at the annual SCA Gulf Wars (SCA is the official name of the club). Ever wonder what those guys were doing in between the HFAC and the Wilk, swinging 20 ft. wooden broad swords? That’s right – practicing to fight in a fake war.
Back to the neighbor. When asked about Medieval Times, he related the story that I guess is now known in SCA circles as “the Incident”. At one point, MT invited members of SCA to legitimize the restaurant chain but the plan backfired. Apparently there was an open tab offered SCA as means to lure them into the grandstands. When one of the drunken minstrels in the party found out that MT was staffing the show with only actors and fake fighting, he became infuriated and cleared the bench. They challenged Red Knight to a duel and the rest is history. SCA members have been barred from Medieval Times.
Here is a little clip of what is going on right now at the SCA Gulf Wars:
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