In 1022 A.D., Emperor Basil II has returned triumphant from conquering much of Iberia and Armenia, and defeating the rebellious generals Nicephorus Xiphias and Nicephorus Phocas. with the Empire enjoying a rare time of peace, he wishes to celebrate his victories.
Let there be a remission of land and hearth taxes! All neighboring kingdoms are invited to send those persons of high birth and great aptitude to participate in a tournament of skill and prowess in honor of Emperor Basil II's victories!
This will be a high persona event with every element in sympathy with the Byzantine Empire during the reign of Basil II. A High Persona event is a special kind of event where every effort is made by the organizers and attendees to replicate the styles, attitudes, and crafts of one specific time and place within the broad spectrum of what the SCA covers. For this event, the classes, feast, and activities during the day will focus on Constantinople in the early 11th century. We ask all attendees to make an attempt at wearing 11th-century Byzantine garb.
There will be multiple tournaments - including the traditional Chieftains mass weapons tournament. But the event will also include A&S class and competitions, youth activities, social dancing, a Byzantine inn, and Byzantine feast with entertainment.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at B'nai El Congregation on 11411 N 40 Drive, St. Louis, MO 63131.
$10 for Adults (18 and older), $5 Non-member surcharge
$5 for Youth 5-17 years
Free for Children 0-4 years
$10 for Adults
This site is discretely wet.
Event Stewards: Lady Ariadne Karbonopsina & Lady Judith of Three Rivers
Feast Steward: THL Cathus the Curious
The Tournament of Chieftains is an SCA event sponsored by the Barony of Three Rivers in the Kingdom of Calontir.