The SCA is one of the few places in the world where the things that I think are important, the things that I believe in, are understood. People get courtesy, chivalry, honour. The twentieth century is all about dog eat dog and back-stabbing people and I’ve gotta make more money than you cos else I’m nobody.

The Middle Ages in the SCA is about what you do and how you treat other people. There are very few refuges in the twentieth century where people get that anymore, and the SCA is a great one. Just about everybody I know, every friend I have, is involved in one way or another.