“Fantasy Fanatics Take Medieval Make-Believe to Bill Schupp Park”
By Amy Nichol Smith
September 17, 2009
Bill Schupp Park in McAllen has become a battleground.
A warrior clutches his shield against his chest and lunges with his sword toward an enemy. His opponent, a besieged wizard, quickly casts a spell that freezes his nemesis in place – for a few seconds anyway.
The war between two groups continues until there is a victor. The Reeve, or referee, picks up a padded sword that’s been cast aside and tosses it to its owner, instructing each team to go back to its base. A young boy grabs the dagger his mom helped him make out of foam and cloth and heads back to a tree with his group.