Galladorn is a foamfighting realm in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. It was founded in 2009 by Rap Spaceington, Enderonimus, and Aldous. We welcome all newcomers and visitors from other realms. Our neighbors are Couatl's Eye to the north, Mittelmarch to the west, Midgard to the south, and Grim's Keep 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.
Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a fun, safe, and inexpensive sport where participants wear medieval or fantasy-themed clothing and fight with foam-padded weapons. The fighting is hard and fast and has, since 1979, refined into its own brand of martial art. The rules are easy to learn, and after a few practices, you’ll be hooked!
Like traditional sport teams, Belegarth groups have themes and symbols. Many groups choose to base themselves on medieval fantasy fiction or history such as Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or ancient Rome. Participants choose a name that represents them and can choose to portray a character or to simply just fight. Since the Belegarth ruleset is for combat and safety only, all role-play is optional. The amount of effort you put into your characterization is up to you! Belegarth provides a great environment for both serious role players and those who would rather just fight.