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Helheim

Every Thursday

6:30 – 10:00pm @ Gilbert Regional Park

Helheim is a realm of Belegarth Medieval Combat Society. Within our realm you will find a host of avid crossgamers and we welcome those from all foam backgrounds be they Belegarth, Dagorhir, Amtgard or one of the other foam fighting games out there. We use the rules of Belegarth at local practice and our events. You can find a copy of the Book of War here.

As a realm where we often attend other events, as well as Belegarth, and visit nearby Amtgard and Dagorhir realms so it may be of interest to read up on their rules as well. If you’d like to review the rules of Dagorhir or Amtgard you may do so here and here.

Our Weekly Practice

Every Thursday @ 6:30pm

Gilbert Regional Park

 

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.

What’s Next / Getting Started

The rules are easy to learn, and after a few practices, you’ll be hooked!

Attend An Event

Our weekly practices and most annual events are free to attend. You must be over the age of 16 and have a signed waiver. We will have blank copies for newcomers. We will have loaner weapons at our events and practices.

Join the Realm

Membership within Helheim is free. To have a vote in realm matters you do need to be a dues paying member. Dues are $1 every 6 months. All dues and donation will be used for realm expenses, loaner gear, and making events happen.

Build or Buy Weapons

Now you’re in love and you want to have some foam babies of your own. You can buy/trade with one of our local foam smiths, or you can buy from a foam smith online. Garb is required at official events and helps set the mood at weekly practices.

New to Belegarth?

The Basics of Foam Fighting

Safety + Playability + Realism = Fun. That is the basic equation of foam fighting. When at a practice and events use common sense to use that formula and all of us benefit.

SAFETY

includes not striking the head and neck. Avoid over-hand strikes if you are new. We also advise that you stick to blue weapons (single hand swords and such) for a while. This is a fast, full contact sport but we do not need to cause undue hazards for the sake of winning a combat. Safety also includes bringing water to stay hydrated. We will require that all participants sign a waiver (notarized for those under 18). You can find one of those here. Please print one out and bring it with you or fill one out online here or sign in person, we keep them on hand. Knowing the rules helps as well, click here and read over them here.

PLAYABILITY

Indicates that we use weapons that usually approximate the more common types of weapons used on battlefields of the middle ages. If it is something that a knight in armor would have used it is a good place to start. Unusual weapons are allowed but it is best to acquire some equipment that you can use immediately while you work on your more exotic stuff. Playability also includes having your own equipment. The Realm has some weapons that you can use to try out our game. If you are going to keep playing then you will want your own things and allow the Realm weapons to be freed up for more newcomers to use.

REALISM

is about wearing garb at practice and events. Even if you are not a combatant your costume sets the mood for the practice or event. It will put you in the mindset of this other world where we share our fantasy where heroic deeds are the order of the day. Garb is required at official events so you will want to have something soon. It is not terribly difficult and if you ask for help it will be given.

FUN

If you are a gamer that wants to get a feel for the real thing, a sport lover looking for a new challenge or are just trying to find something different that lets you use your imagination as well as include some action this may be for you. When you are at your first event and see the combatants arrayed across the field, experience the clash of arms, and then count yourself among their number while feasting afterward you may just realize that this is fun.

Realm Recources

Book of War

Whether you are new player or a long time player looking for an enthralling read. The book of war has something for everyone. Swordsman, archers, spearman, hammer heads, and that guy hiding behind a tower sheild and a flail. 

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Realm Bylaws

We are an official belegarth realm and have these nifty documents that make a bunch of totally normal stick welding humans into a finely tuned machine.

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Build Guides

Essential tool lists, online shops to find the best stuff, step by step guides, etc…

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Social Links

Facebook

Discord

Twitter

Instagram

etc…

Realm Leadership

Elections are held twice Annually for dues paying members.

Voice of Hel

President

Gillion

 

Hand of Hel

Vice President

Elder

Human Resources

Ambassador

Public Relations

 

Investor

Treasurer

Secretary

Sectretary

Freinds of Helheim

The Knights of Winter Heart

Details Here…

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Iron Dawn

Details Here…

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Amtgard

Essential tool lists, online shops to find the best stuff, step by step guides, etc…

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Social Links

Facebook

Discord

Twitter

Instagram

etc…

10 + 2 =

Quick Links:

Admin Login

Belegarth Official Site

 

Areas Our Realm Spans:

Phoenix, AZ

Tempe, AZ

Mesa, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Payson, AZ

Chandler, AZ

Santan, AZ

Florence, AZ

Casa Grand, AZ