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Medieval revelers gather for a tournament in Lodi

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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:41 am | Updated: 2:04 pm, Sun Sep 16, 2012.

A group of jovial folk gathered at an arena outside of Lodi on Saturday to enjoy a Medieval style tournament, complete with decorated horses, suits of chain mail and battles for the honor of becoming Equestrian Champion of the Western Kingdom.

Lords and ladies, bards and heralds and even knights and royalty were in the crowd cheering on the competitors. These are players of the Society for Creative Anachonism. The national group connects fictional kingdoms, principalities and local groups who meet up to act out their favorite Medieval hobbies. Many began playing as children or teens, and never stopped.

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