gentles of the heartland! As winter gains its grip over our hearths and
homes, the Barony of Three Rivers would invite you
to shake off the winter doldrums and come revel with us at Fasching (a
German Mardi Gras) at the annual Chieftains Tournament on February 15,
the spirit of medieval Faschings, where women and men exchanged roles, and princes traded clothes with paupers, our event will be a
Chieftains like in the days of old "when a person might for a day be changed to someone else who might suit his or her fancy." We would
encourage all to "Come as you are normally not" this Chieftains.
Perhaps you exchange clothes with your friends, dress to a different
station, or a different era/geography than you normally do and
celebrate in the manner of our forebearers:
master tailor and acolyte of authenticity might don a terry towel
tabard and be Charles the Churl...And who can forget Lunarpuppy
Starkraving-Mad-Hatterson (looking much like His Highness Moonwulf)?
Queen Kirsten also attended this Changeling feast with her lord. In
honor of this occassion he, to the wonder and merriment of all, shaved
his mustache and came wearing his Queen's clothes. She, to complete the
parody, donned his clothes and glued his mustache to her Royal upper
lip...Even to this day, our feasters at times raise their glasses as to
Merowald and Kirsten and drink to the
--Chronicles of Calontir, Volume 1-Foundations by Craig J
Brown (Master Craag); 1995. (The complete Chronicles, available on Amazon.com)[quotes used with permission from
We hope you will be inspired by the creativity of our forefathers and join us in some good-hearted merriment this February!
Duchesses Aislinn and Isabeau
Co-event stewards of this year's Chieftains event