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Historical Reenactor Gets Medieval On A Drone Buzzing Overhead

Video shows him spearing the quadcopter out of the sky.

Drones weren't around in the Middle Ages. Obviously.

So when one started buzzing over the Rusborg medieval reenactment festival in Russia earlier this month, a man dressed as a warrior took serious exception.

The gadget's camera captured a video of a reenactor breaking away from a battle to hurl what looks like a spear into the sky.

The object strikes the quadcopter and sends it spinning down to Earth:

However, the man's weapon was just a soft-tipped javelin. 

"Therefore the quadcopter was not destroyed," Pavel Semyonov, who organizes the event in the Lipetsk Oblast region, told Rossiyskaya Gazeta. "It just dropped to the ground." 

Drone owner Gennady Tolcheev came under fire from some reenactors who said the quadcopter had no place at the event, UPI reports. The festival is so dedicated to historical accuracy that guests aren't even allowed to wear modern underwear. 

But Tolcheev said organizers had given him permission to film, and the javelin-thrower has since voluntarily offered to pay for the minor damage he caused to the drone.

Watch Tolcheev's full video here:

The three-day festival has taken place annually since 2005. More than 1,000 participants gather to take part in a host of medieval activities including traditional fighting, archery and crafts.

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