Welcome to the
Dagorhir Realm of Middle~Earth
We are an educational historical renactment group that uses the “Dagorhir” rule set for our style of martial arts.

Dagorhir (which translates to "battle lords" in author J.R.R. Tolkien's Sindarin Elven language) is both a sport and a game that combines fast-paced, full-contact combat simulation with elements of live-action role-playing. We engage in a safe, full contact style of sparing that utilizes solid but  safe equipment.


Dagorhir battle games combine elements of both history and fantasy, allowing participants a wide range of character choice.


We study historical fighting styles and the arts and crafts of the Middle Ages in a way that entertains and educates. From the western martial arts, to fiber crafts we will offer a wide range of activities.
Our ranks are open to all looking to spar, learn, and have fun. Come sign up and lurk on the Realm Bulitin Board for a time.
Our Realm reach from Racine, Wisconsin to the north, Carmi Illinois to the south, Macomb Illinois to the west,Kingman Indiana to the east, with the majority living in the Danville, Illinois area. Give us a Google as we may be closer than you think.
Or drop us a line for more information.
Sir Gheldar Blackthorn,
High King of Middle~Earth
 Bids you welcome to his lands.


Territories of Middle~Earth

Endor Battles @
Lincoln Park In Danville, Illinois

Laurelad Battles @
Compton Park in Macomb, Illinois

Lonely Mountain Battles @
Olney City Park in Olney, Illinois

Minas Morgul Battles @
Manners Park in Taylorville Illinois

Fiery Nights Battles @
Cliffside County Park in Racien Wisconsin

Dunharrow Battles in Findley, Illinois

Amon Sûl Battles in Charleston, Illinois

Hunters Reach in Lafayette, Indiana

The Dagorhir Realm of Middle~Earth

Upcoming Events

May 30- Jun 1, 2014

Sept 5-7, 2014

Jan 31, 2015

Despite the apparent size and heft of the equipment it's really quite safe. Neither participant wears or needs armor according to the well established rules.



Guilds, Households and Units


House Neraka

The Order

House Manticore

Servants of Alchaeryon


See the world famous Black Company and our own Fergus McAskill (as seen on Wreckreation Nation!)



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