Galladorn is the local Dagorhir chapter for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It was founded something like 60 years ago by Rap Spaceington and some other people. We welcome all newcomers and visitors from other realms. Our neighbors are Corvalin to the north, Mittelmarch to the west, Hiraeth Demesne to the south, and Rivendell to the northeast.
If you are interested in participating, join our Facebook group and introduce yourself or go to one of the practices listed on the right. All you have to bring is yourself - loaner gear is available for newcomers.
Galladorn Facebook group
Dagorhir is a full contact medieval battle game that lies somewhere between a live-action roleplay (LARP) and a sport. Dagorhir differs from LARPs in that there is no magic, class system, or character statistics and rules are very streamlined so that there is minimal confusion during battles. While roleplaying is encouraged, the focus of combat is on skill, battlefield tactics, and realism.
Dagorhir was founded in 1977 by a bunch of college friends who shared an enthusiasm for Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and medieval history. Regular "battles" were held, and friends were encouraged to come out and play. Over the next couple of years, Dagorhir was featured on a number of local college radio shows. Demonstrations were performed at Maryland's local Renaissance Festival. Dagorhir's membership began to expand in the Maryland/Virginia area. Dagorhir was featured on a variety news show called PM Magazine in 1982, and hundreds of new members joined. This show was featured across the country, and new chapters (Realms) sprouted in various locations including Ohio and Illinois. By 1986, a national event called Ragnarok was held in Ohio. Ragnarok has grown every year, drawing hundreds of avid Dagorhir enthusiasts from all over the United States.