Three Saints and a Tournament of Defense

General Information:

The time has come - Defend yourself!

The Barony of Rivenstar cordially invites you to attend their annual Spring event.

There will be a Tournament of Defense!

There will be an Investiture for the Barony of Shadowed Stars!

There will also be thrown weapons, archery, a regional practice for both heavy and fencing...

And so much more!

Date & Location

Saturday, April 21st from 8 AM - 10:30PM EDT

Ross Camp - 9225 W 75 S, West Lafayette, IN 47906

This is a DRY site, by county law. Buildings are handicapped accessible. The grounds are not wheel chair friendly.

Looking for a chance to volunteer? TRM are looking for retainers! Sign up here.


  • Registration Fee: $15 per adult, $5 discount for members. Children 6-17 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.
  • Family Registration Cap: $30 max per family (feast not included)
  • Feast: $10 per person
  • Merchants Fee:No fee, but no indoor space - you will want to bring your own sun/rain cover, chairs, and tables.
  • Animals: No animals are allowed in the buildings and no temporary pens can be constructed for them outside of the buildings. Standalone enclosures and crates are fine. All animals must be on leash or contained at all times and curbed/cleaned up after.
  • Phones & Food: This site is far removed from modern conveniences - cell signal is weak and restaurants are a good drive away. Strongly consider bringing food or taking advantage of our lunch tavern during the day.
  • Chairs: This is a primarily outdoor event and chairs inside the building may not be brought outdoors. Strongly consider bringing a chair to use or blanket to spread on the ground.
  • Reservation Payments: Make Checks payable to SCA, Inc.-Barony of Rivenstar. Please still check in at Troll even if pre-registered.
    • Send Reservations To:
      Françoise Katze
      4955 State Road 26 West,
      West Lafayette, IN 47906
  • Autocrat: Lady Encara of Darkhorse
  • A&S Co-ordinator:Katrin Grimsdottir
  • Merchant Coordinator: Master Sigulf Karlnar (Richard Pierson)
  • Rapier MIC: Lady Briana Stonefield
  • Armored MIC: Lord Orentil
  • Archery MIC: Gunnarr Bogsveigir
  • Thrown Weapons MICs: Mistress Mary Garret and Baron Eirik the Elder
  • Feast Coordinators:Lady Margaret du Darregonne and Lord Nikolai Stefanov
  • Facebook Event:


For those who will be bringing children not their own: There are TWO forms that you will need to bring for each child. They both need to be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian. ONE MUST BE NOTARIZED per Indiana law.

1) This form needs the notarization and should be kept with the child at all times:

2) This form is the usual Minor Waiver:

PLEASE have both these forms filled out and signed/notarized where appropriate for each child you will be bringing that you are not the parent or legal guardian of. This requirement is out of our control and the children affected will not be allowed to attend if they are not completed properly before arrival. Thank you.


Ross Camp

9225 W 75 S, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Site Map

  1. Archery & Thrown Weapons
  2. Heavy List (fair weather)
  3. A-Frame Lodge
    • Registration (Troll)
    • Restrooms
    • Gold Key
    • Lunch Tavern
    • A&S Hall
  4. Day Camps, Vigils, & Merchants (all weather)
  5. Rapier List (fair weather)
  6. Port-o-Pottys
  7. Feast Hall
    • Restrooms
    • Feast
    • Court
    • Rapier List (foul weather)


General Heavy Rapier Archery & Thrown A&S
8:00 am Site Opens
9:00 am List opens/inspections Authorizations Inspections Open Largess Derby Open
10:00 am Authorizations C&T / Novice Tourney / Speed Tourney TW Range Open Largess Derby Voting Begins / Intro to the Pole Lathe
11:00 am Lunch Novice Tourney ToD Felt Largess Projects
12:00 pm Lunch ToD Lunch
1:00 pm Lunch War Practice ToD Scribal Toolbox
2:00 pm War Practice ToD Bone Sewing Needle / Tassles
3:00 pm War Practice / Unbelt Champaion War Practice Viking Knit / Tassles / Largess Derby Voting Ends
4:00 pm War Practice / Unbelt Champaion War Practice Range Close A-Frame Cleanup
4:30 pm List Closes List Closes
5:00 pm
5:30 pm Court Court Court Court Court
6:00 pm
7:00 pm Feast Feast Feast Feast Feast
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
10:30pm Site Closed

Merchant Information

Merchanting space is available. There is no fee, but no indoor space. Bring your own booth and tables. Any questions should please be directed to the merchant co-ordinator, Master Sigulf Karlnar (Richard Pierson).

Attending Merchants

  • Wired Whimsy
  • Marina da Fiore Designs
  • Woodmonth Leather

Heavy Combat

There will be a regional war practice!

8:00 am
9:00 am List Opens
9:30 am Inspections
10:00 am Authorizations
11:00 am Novice Tournament
12:00 pm
1:00 pm War Practice
2:00 pm War Practice
3:00 pm War Practice / Unbelt Champion Practice
4:00 pm War Practice / Unbelt Champion Practice
4:30 pm List Closes

Archery & Thrown Weapons

The Archery range will be available for Kings Challenge and Open Shooting all day!

There will be a thrown weapons target available all day to score for the MK totals!

Archery Thrown Weapons
8:00 am
9:00 am Archery Inspections Open
10:00 am Thrown Weapons Range Opens
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm Range closed for lunch
1:00 pm Range re-opens
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm Range Closes "Throw Off" competition
4:30 pm Range Closes


There will be a Tournament of Defense AND a regional war practice!

8:00 am
9:00 am Authorizations
10:00 am C&T Tourney // Novice Tourney // Speed Tourney
11:00 am ToD
12:00 pm ToD
1:00 pm ToD
2:00 pm ToD
3:00 pm Regional War Practice
4:00 pm Regional War Practice
4:30 pm List Closes

Arts & Sciences

Half-Dozen Largess Derby!

Create six similar items like six illuminated note cards or six embroidered needle books and enter them into the derby. You can enter more than six of the same item, but it will count as one entry. You may enter more than one type of item. The sky is the limit.

All items should be appropriate to give out as gifts and tokens by TRMs or TRHs. If you have questions, please contact Lady Katrin

Please list ingredients for people with allergies. No perishable items like cookies. TRMs need to be able to transport items home and store them.

The winner will get to choose one of each item entered.

We will start taking entries at 9:00 am in the A&S area next to Troll.

This will be a populace bean count. Voting will begin at 10:00 am and continue until 3:00 pm.

A&S Main Floor (Across from Troll) Basement - Lunch Tavern
8:00 am
9:00 am Largess Derby Registration Opens
10:00 am Populace Judging Begins

Introduction to the Pole Lathe
By Lady Sarah of Sternfeld
11:00 am Making Felt Dragons & Other Largess Projects
By Lady Katrin Grimsdottir
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Mathildis's Scribal Toolbox
By Mathildis la Libraire
2:00 pm Tassles (2 hours)
By Cindy Mak Faraone
Make & Take Bone Sewing Needle
By Aveline de Ceresbroch
3:00 pm Tassles (2 hours)
By Cindy Mak Faraone

Populace Judging Ends
Viking Knit
By Brianna the Small
4:00 pm Cleanup Cleanup

Class Descriptions

Introduction to the Pole Lathe by Lady Sarah of Sternfeld

I will introduce people to the tools that would have been used. I also encourage attendees to try out the lathe. As far as who can attend...anyone can. Those who want to try...I think 16 is okay with approval from a parent or guardian and of course adults. (The tools are sharp and accidents happen.) This is a show and invite class, I love it when I have participants.

Making Felt Dragons & Other Largess Projects by Lady Katrin Grimsdottir

Learn how to whip stitch and blanket stitch craft felt into fun projects perfect for favors and Largess Derby entries. Katrin will provide handouts, embroidery floss, fiber fill, and precut felt for needle books, scissor fobs, and little stuffed dragons. A $1.00 donation will be appreciated for each project. Thisis not a class designed for children. Any children that attend MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Mathildis's Toolbox: Taking the Next Step by THL Mathildis la Libraire (formally Arrantxa Idazle Irunekoa)

A catch-all sort of class about taking small steps to improve your work. Come pick Mathildis' brain and learn things that aren't already covered in other classes you may have taken. Want to try gilding? Maybe how to use a dip pen or cut a quill? Have you ever test-driven a scrap of vellum or perg? Perhaps you'd like to improve your work with period margins? Whatever you want and we have time for, if Mathildis knows it, you can learn it.

Make and Take Bone Sewing Needle by Aveline de Ceresbroch

Learn how to make your very own bone sewing needle! Bone sewing needles have been used since the dawn of time (or at least the dawn of garments!) and were avidly used up through the 18th Century throughout the world. Participants will be given their very own bone needle kit, tips and tricks for working with bone, and have time to work with the instructor to make their own bone needle! (If you don't finish it at the class, you get to take the kit with you to finish it at home!) Class fee $4.

Tassles by Cindy Mak Faraone (Stick) 2 hours

Make a super-easy tassel and enough whipcording for purse drawstrings. One skein of perle cotton makes 2 tassels, and the second skein makes 2 yards whipcording. Purse pattern also included. Fee $4, gentles age 16 and up.

Viking Knit by Brianna the Small

Learn how to do Viking Knit.


Lunch will be $5.00 per person, paid at the lunch tavern. Lunch service will be from 11am to 1pm.


  • Spiral cut ham
  • Chicken Soup
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Hot Dogs
  • Vegetarian Lentil Soup
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly fixings
  • Cut Vegetables
  • Cut fruit
  • Various desserts


The Masters of the World, Famous Fighting Styles to Please the Palate!

If there are any special dietary needs, food allergies or other concerns, please contact the Feast-o-crats Lady Margaret du Darregonne and Lord Nikolai Stefanov before the day of the event.

There are only 80 feast tickets in total. If you intend to sit feast, please consider pre-registering to guarantee your feast. Please remember to sign up for feast seating at troll.


  • On the table:
    • Italian Antipasti with bread
  • Course One:
    • French Garlic garden salad (GF/V)
    • Quiche with onions (V)
    • "Moulinet de Poulet" chicken pie
  • Palate cleanser: Pickled Squash
  • Course 2:
    • German Kluski with mushroom sauce & pork sauce (GF*/V)
    • "Squashbuckling" hasselback squash
  • Palate cleanser: Orange ices
  • Course 3:
    • Turkish Flatbread & cucumbers
    • Spicy bazargan & herb yogurt (V)
    • Lamb and beef urfa kebab
  • Dessert:
    • English White scones & gingerbread scones
    • Cherry-almond sauce
    • Russian cream


Garlic garden salad : Cucumber, Romaine lettuce, Spinach, Endive, Garlic, Rice wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, Olive oil

Quiche with onions: Pie crust, Swiss cheese, Onion, Eggs, Half and half, Salt, pepper, cayenne

"Moulinet de Poulet" chicken pie: Pie crust, Chicken, Leek, Mushrooms, Chardonnay, Half and half, Dijon mustard, Parsley, thyme, salt, Egg

Pickled Squash

Kluski noodles (Mushroom Sauce): Vegetable oil, Butter, Mushrooms, Vegetable broth, Corn starch, Sour cream, Vegetable better than boullion, Onion, White wine, Garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, parsley

Kluski noodles (Pork Sauce): Vegetable oil, Onion, White wine, Mustard, Worchestershire sauce, Corn starch, Vegetable better than boullion, Pork, Sour cream, Broth, Salt, garlic, paprika, pepper, parsley

"Squashbuckling" hasselback squash: Butternut squash, Salted butter, Olive oil, Garlic, salt, cajun seasoning, pepper, parsley

Orange ices: Mandarin oranges, Vanilla ice cream

Flatbread & cucumbers

Spicy bazargan & herb yogurt: Bulgur, Onion, Garlic, Lemon juice, Tomato paste, Tamarind concentrate, Olive oil, Cayenne, cumin, coriander, allspice, salt, parsley,Honey, Walnuts, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Yogurt, Cucumber, Mint, Sour cream

Lamb and Beef urfa kebab: Beef, Lamb, White bread, Egg, Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, parsley, dill

White scones & gingerbread scones (White): Flour, Baking powder, Salt, Sugar, Crisco, Buttermilk

White scones & gingerbread scones (Gingerbread): Flour, Brown sugar, Baking powder, Ginger, Baking soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Butter, Molasses, Milk, Egg, Sugar

Cherry-almond sauce: Sugar, Tart cherries, Almond extract, Butter, Cornstarch

Russian cream: Gelatin, sugar, half & half, vanilla extract, almond extract, sour cream.