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Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave

Photographs from Aug. 31, 2013 - Melee: Sanctus Azatoth's 6th Annual Conclave, held in Black Forest.

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Michael Kirby, Zach Eldridge and Senjin Shioshta chase Alex Welch during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Kayle Schneider, Will Bland and Robert Leming during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming spars with Kelby McClellan during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming and Shoshana Shellans spar during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming and Shoshana Shellans spar during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming and Shoshana Shellans spar during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Senjin Shioshta spars with Alex Welch during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azathoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth are seen during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Brody Pentek takes aim during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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During the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Brody Pentek during the annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Alex Welch and other members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth listen to an explanation of rules during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Kayle Schneider stands with a pole arm during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth spar during a game at their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth raise their handmade weapons during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Kayle Schenider rests after hurting his ankle during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Corey Clevenger and Kelby McClellan spar during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Tents are seen at the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Zach Eldridge lies on the ground as Will Bland pours cold water on his face during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Brian Drake talks to Eli Welch while Petey the dog runs out of their tent area during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Eli Welch, 8, wears his fathers handmade helmet during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Eli Welch, 8, carries his fathers helmet during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Matthew Drake (Center) and other members of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth fight with foam weapons during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A member of Melee: Sanctus Azatoth runs with his shield forward and axe at the ready during their annual Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Andy Yiduring and Matthew Drake participate in the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Andy Yi grills up Korean Style bar-b-que chicken during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Zach Eldridge shows off his 'battle scars' during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming during the 6th annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Foam weapons are seen during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Eli Welch, 8, spars with his father during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Robert Leming spars with a group member during the annual Melee: Sanctus Azatoth Conclave held in Black Forest in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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