What we do
One of Markland's most popular and visible activities is combat, which takes on two forms: Re-creation or "rec" ("Fake fighting with real weapons"), and Fratricidal or "frat" ("Real fighting with fake weapons").
REC is Recreational Fighting that is staged fighting using historically accurate garb, armor, and weapons focusing around the Battle is Hastings of 1066.
FRAT is Fraticidal Fighting that is a martial, skill based activity using an assortment of
differenttypes of armor and padded weaponry.
Non combat activities
Markland's living history displays are an important part of our educational status, as well as being fun. We have a number of different historical groups or camps, some of which are official Markland groups, while others are simply common interest activity groups. At most of Markland's own events you don't have to part of a group to participate. Some people have their own activity to display and share, such as spinning wool into thread, and others just hang out. At events where Markland is just one of several organizations involved, you might need to be a member of a participating group in order to take part. There may also be garb requirements for an event. Visit our facebook page for upcoming events.
Feast are non-public events, meaning that there is no audience. They are for food and fun, and you need a ticket to get in. Sometimes there will be a theme which attendees are encouraged to follow. Feasts may be fully provided, meaning your ticket gets you a complete meal; or partly provided, meaning only certain items are provided and you must bring anything else that you want. In any case, you'll need your own dishes and utensils, and most people also bring candles, tablecloths, etc. There may also be live music, dancing, and more.
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History of Markland Survey
Help our Markland Historians grow our information about this wonderful organization by answering a few quick questions about yourself and your history in living history!