The renaissance festival I participate in has a "Human Combat Chess Match" which, like its name implies, has people as pieces on a chessboard and they 'fight' when those pieces collide. I will be able to participate in the show this year and the audition/workshop included basic stage fencing and fighting class. This is my hand and and I am fencing with "The Cardinal", a pirate and has several years of experience of sword and physical fighting with this show. I have no doubt I will be part of the show, but I don't know if I will get to have any kind of fight yet. My shoulder is really sore today.