Chieftains 2020 Viking Age Heroes & Myths

Date and Time

Saturday, 22 February 2020 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


The American Czech Center 4690 Lansdowne Ave Saint Louis, MO 63116-1523

Directions: Take Kingshighway south from I-64 or I-44. Take a left on Lansdowne Ave (one block south of Sutherland). Center is located on the right.


  • Adult: $17
  • Adult with Member Discount: $12
  • Youth 17 and under: free
  • Feast: $12

    Make checks payable to "SCA Inc. — Barony of Three Rivers"


  • 10:30 – Iren Hirth meeting
  • 1:00 - Baker’s Guild Meeting
  • 3:30 – Stile Hirth meeting



  • Norse in any medium.


  • Submit and perform a poem or song about your SCA hero! Selected poems and songs will be performed during the feast by the entrants or their proxy.


10 - 11 Lady Emeline de Erin Mulinax “Vinegar in the Medieval Era” Vinegar in the Middle Ages - learn the history of vinegar, directions on how to brew your own, and delicious medieval recipes. PLUS tasting! If you would like some vinegar mother to begin making your own, please bring a container.

11 - 12 Count Yseult de Michel “How to Make and Give Largesse” How to Make and Give Largesse - learn about useful things to give to the Crown as largesse (purchased or made). Also learn how to organize, label, and present largesse.

12 - 1 Lunch Break

1 - 2 Lady Pádraigín AnEinich “Roman Obscenities” Roman Obscenities - we can't give a description...

2-3 Lady Astridr Arnardottir “Accessorizing and Adding Authenticity to your Norse Women’s Garb” Accessorizing and Adding Authenticity to Your Norse Women's Garb - learn how to accessorize and add detail to add authenticity to your Norse garb.

3-4 Oswyn of Baðon “An Apple a Day - The History of Cider” An Apple a Day - The History of Cider - looks at the history of cider with a particular emphasis on England. Discussion of basic cider making and a tasting.

4-5 Competition Judging


Choose your own heroic path. Volunteer to support the brave fighters of Calontir. Participate in the song and skaldic contest. Take up arms in a Youth Tournament. Find a token-bearing crafter and learn from their art. At day's end, no less than half an hour before Court, find Maire (MOY) to have your deeds recorded and receive a token in honor of all you have done. Bardic Youth Competition

Youth Combat : TBD

Event Contact


The inn this year is brought to you by Girl Scout Troops 3731/621. Menu (at this time) to include: Beef and Barley stew, Vegan veggie soup, tea eggs, granola bars, baggies of chips, fruit, bread, and cans of soda. For desert the Scouts will be selling boxes of Girl Scout cookies

Armored Combat:

Proposed Rattan fighting for Chieftains in 2020 using the “standard” four field lay-out.

  • Mass Weapon & Round Shield – the traditional Baron Cormac Memorial Tournament with 24” maximum round shield
  • Pole Arm Tourney
  • Great Sword Tourney
  • Two One Handed Weapons – This the best way for rattan fighters to simulate the first middle ages Florentine style.
  • The finals will be round-robin using only those weapons used during the day. The combatants will not be limited to the weapon system the won but must use it once. Each champion will face the other champions using each other’s system (i.e. pole arm vs. pole arm and then great sword vs. great sword)

All tournaments will be single elimination.

Novice Tournament – standard qualification rules – Unranked and not have won a tournament. (This may be double elimination depending on the size of the list)


9:30 am - Inspections begin and authorization sign-up
10:00 am - Authorizations begin
10:15 am – Authorization sign up ends
10:15 am – Novice Tournament sign-up begins
10:30 am – Tournaments Sign-up begins
10:45 am – Novice Tournament sign-up ends
11:00 am – Novice Tournament
11:30 am – Pole Arm Tournament sign-up ends

Fifteen minutes after Novice Tournament ends Pole Arm Tournament begins

At the quarter finals the Mass Weapon sign-up ends.

The same will be done first for the Two One Handed Weapons and then Great Sword.

(This will be adjusted as the List Table requires)

Stile schedule:

11-1PM Dance Card Tourney
1-2PM Lunch
2-3PM Side Sword and Shield Bear Pit Tourney
3-4PM Open Field for Pick Ups

Steel Fighting will have two list fields for their use all day.
The Dance Card Tourney consists of 4 cards, each consisting of 5 fighting styles. Your fighting style categories are Dagger, Sword & Shield, Saber, Rapier, & Long Sword. You must fill your card with a win in each category to advance to your next card. Prize for the fighter with the most wins and fewest losses is a Girdle Purse made by Master Ravasz.
The Bear Pit Tourney will be fought with Side Sword and Shield. Standard play rules. If you have extra side swords please bring them to share. The Prize is a tooled leather Round Shield by Master Ravasz.
Master Ravasz is the Stile Marshal-in-Charge


On your table:

Two mustards – Made Commercially - One Sweet One Spicy
Farmers cheese – Made Commercially – Milk, White Vinegar, Salt
Pickled Eggs – Beet Juice, Cane Sugar, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Eggs
Assorted Olives – Made Commercially
Sweet Bread – Made Commercially – Pretzel Nuggets

Remove TWO:

Pork and Rice – Pork, Apples, Onion, Honey, Soy Sauce, Garlic, Plum Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Onion Powder, Corn Starch, Water, Salt, Pepper.
Roasted Vegetables – Eggplant, Zucchini, Mushroom, Tomato, Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Avocado, Basil
Roasted Pears – Pears, Salted Butter, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Rosemary
Shrub – Pomegranate juice, Water, Cane sugar, Vinegar

Remove THREE:

Beef and Bread – Hamburger, Yellow Mustard, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Honey, Paprika, Pepper, Flat Bread – Commercially made
Cucumbers and Onions – Cucumbers, Onion, Vinegar, Water, Honey, Salt, Pepper
Strawberries and Carmel – Strawberries, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Unsalted Better, Whipping Cream
Shrub – Strawberry, Water, Cane sugar, Vinegar

Remove FOUR:

Chicken – Whole Chicken roasted at Schnucks, Olive Oil, Pepper, Scallions, Red Wine Vinegar, Unsalted Butter, Chicken Broth
Carrots with Brown Butter Vinaigrette – Carrots, Olive Oil, Paprika, Fennel, Coriander, Garlic, Thyme, Salt. Pepper, Unsalted Butter, Sherry Vinegar, Water
Vinegar Pie – Pie Crust made commercially, Eggs, Brown Sugar, Salt, Unsalted Butter, Apple Cider Vinegar, Whipped Topping made commercially
Shrub – Blackberry, Lime, Water, Cane sugar, Vinegar