Just curious, are any other C-C members into any medieval/renaissance re-enacting groups? Maybe part of your local Renaissance Faire or a member of the SCA, or some other group?
I myself belong to the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, http://www.sca.org ) and I absolutely love it. Growing up, I always had an interest in medieval history, that's why so many of the Lego sets in my collection are of the castle and pirate (and later, viking) lines.
I'll delve into more details if asked.