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Medieval armored combatants duke it out in flagship Bellingham duels

'Barbarians' host throwback West Coast fighters for ritual club fest

From left, Jason Gill, Johny Porter, Cord Goss and Jason McClelland of the Vagabonds — a Seattle-based armored combat team — warm up to fight other knights at the Bellingham Barbarians' first event. More than a dozen fighters duked it out to a sold-out crowd of more than a hundred locals. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Hailey Hoffman Visual Journalist
Swords clanged and maces bounced off helmets to a backdrop of cheers, jeers and gasps from an animat
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