Bloody Sworded Stag’s Affair

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If you like to fight, whether you fight heavy or light, we have an event for you! Come join us at Bloody Sworded Stag’s Affair (Sworded Affair and Stag’s Bloodbath)! We are having a whole weekend of fighting and revelry. The event is August 23 through 25, 2019 at a new site just east of Trinidad, Colorado. Brought to you by the Barony of al-Barran. This event now include the Outlands Warlord Tournament on Sunday.

EVENT Dates: The event opens at 1:00 pm on Friday August 23 and closes at 3:00 pm on Sunday August 25, 2019.



Wet or Dry?

Site is wet.

Fire Restriction:

All flames shall contain an on/off switch or valve and never left unattended. A portable fire extinguisher is required to be available and ready to be used at all times.


19421 County Road 38.4, Trinidad, CO 81082.

Directions to the site:

From the South or North Outlands; take I-25 to Colorado Exit 15 for US-160 E toward Kit Carson Trail. Go east onto E. Goddard Ave (signs for 160 Bypass/US-350/La Junta). Continue on US 160 for 0.8 miles, turn left onto US-350 E/E Main St. Go east on US-350 for 7.9 miles (keep left on US-350 where US-160 splits off). Turn left on Co Rd 85 for 1.1 miles then turn right on dirt road (Co Rd 38.4). Entrance when built will be on left 0.18 miles.


  • Registration opens June 15, 2019 or sooner
  • Registration closes August 01, 2019 (tentative date)
  • Make Checks payable to: SCA – al-Barran
  • Send check and completed registration form to: Barony of al-Barran C/O Sworded Affair Registration PO Box 27676 Albuquerque, NM 87125

Registration Form

Registration Fees

(Age Definitions: Adults are ages 16 years and older; Youths are ages 10-15 years; Ages 0-9 years are free.)

Complete and mail your Pre-Registration Form today! Pre-registration forms and payment must be postmarked no later than August 11, 2019.

Gate will open at 1 p.m., Friday, August 23th, for general admission. Fees are as follows:

Full Weekend at Gate

Site Fees:

  • Adults (age 16+)……..$20.00
  • Youth (age 10-15)……$15.00
  • Family Cap………………$65.00

Day Trip at Gate:

  • Adults (age 16+)………$15.00 per day
  • Youth (age 10-15)……. $10.00 per day
  • Family Cap……………….$45.00 per day

Member Discount: Adults (Ages 16+) get a $5.00 discount off of their registration fees for being a member. You must hold a valid membership at the time you are attending the event. Youths (Ages 10-15) do not qualify for the member discount.

Want to save $5.00, right now? You can join us, and become a member of the SCA by CLICKING HERE. The process is quick, fully online, and simple. When complete, you will immediately have a valid membership number and expiration date with which you can register for this event.


Sworded Affaire

Sworded Affaire has Rapier fighting as its best with the Captain of the Silver Tyne Tourney (you don’t need to have a Silver Tyne to fight in this tournament), MOD Tourney (anyone who is authorized to fight rapier is able to fight in the MOD tourney), Master Govonan’s Single-sword Tourney, and a Drawn Targets Tourney. Cut & Thrust will have a modified Swiss Five tournament, and a Spear Demo as well. Additionally, rapier melees are planned those still itching for some fighting come Sunday morning.

Stag’s Bloodbath

Stag’s Bloodbath will determine who will be this year’s Capitan of the Stag’s Blood and you don’t need to have a Stag’s Blood to fight for the title. But, you better come ready to fight in day-long tournaments and melees.

Kingdom Warlord Tournament

Kingdom Warlord Tournament will be held on Sunday of the event, in accordance with kingdom law. This will be a double elimination best two out of three multi-weapons forms tournament. Forms will include spear and shield, florentine axes, pointed stick (4ft or shorter spear with trusting tip on both ends), sword and buckler, and the final will be two handed axe. Forms may be added or removed as needed. Bring gauntlets and weapons to loan if you can.


Site Clean Ups

This being a new site, we request that the Kingdom to come together and help us build this into an event site that can be proud of and use for numerous events. For the first couple of years we will not have a cost to use the land, other than what sweat equity we put into it. We will be allowed to build structures, as long as they meet building codes and make many other improvements. We have set up two clean up weekends; June 22-23, and July 20-21, 2019. There is a lot of land that is flat and has Cottonwood trees with high canopies and the Purgatory River runs meandering through the site. In order to access these areas we need to; establish and entrance from the south, clear tree limbs, clear cactus and old barbed wire fence and build roads and bridges.

Clean-up challenge!

Stags vs Tynes

The Stags Blood are taking on the Silver Tines in a clean-up challenge. Can the Stag’s Blood out do the Silver Tines in the number of people that they can get to come to one or both of the clean-up weekends? If you are not part of one of these esteemed orders, no worries, when you register at the clean-up gate just register as a supporter for a Stags Blood or Silver Tine. The winning group will be announce at the event.

Items to bring to clean-ups:

Gloves, hats, sunscreen, water, hand tools (rakes, shovels, etc) eye protection, willingness to work and ability to take direction. Don’t forget your bug repellant!

NOTICE: If you are working around heavy equipment you will be required to have PPE (hard hats, safety vests, work boots). Only those that have approval from the site coordinator will be allowed to use chainsaws and operate equipment.


  • Event Steward: Master Otto Schwarz Hurz, 505-238-1744, email: (Charles Vickrey) Ld. Gregor der Junger, (Matt Goralczyk)
  • Heavy Fighting Coordinator: THL Gilbert (Anthony Posada)
  • Rapier Fighting Coordinator: Lord Servi di Villano a.k.a. Servillo (Mark Daubenspeck)
  • Meal Plan Cook: Lord Jose Taberna de Torquemada (Joe Martinez) Senor Rafael “Bullfrog” Chavira (Paul Chavira)
  • Clean-up Cook: Ceridwen de Gyrlyngton (Melonie Templet)
  • Site Coordinators: THL Axgar von Horn (Mark Horn) Sir Falnor Lakemeire (Brian Holt)
  • Security: Sir Alexander of Lancaster (Scott Hughes)
  • Special Thanks to: Their Excellences of al-Barran; Sir Mark Antoine de La Rue and Mistress Bianca de Vittoria THL Michael M’Quilline for the site token design