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Ryan Heron / Andy Deere
Running time: 3 mins

A knight-in-waiting faces his demons to lead the Steel Thorns in the intense world of medieval combat.

Ex-infantryman Martainn has a passion and commitment to his sport of full contact medieval combat normally only found in professional athletes. We follow him and his team, the Steel Thorns, to the bone-crunchingly brutal New Zealand National Championship. Three years of training have led Martainn to this moment in which everything can be decided in the swing of a poleaxe. Will he manage to step up as a leader amongst the team and help guide the Steel Thorns to victory?

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