Bloodfeud In The Danelaw: A Viking Age Immersion Event

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Coldwood - Peru, NY

Event date: September 29th, 2023 - October 1st, 2023

Event Last Modified: September 24th, 2023

Event details

The year is 880 in a bustling trade/crafting town on the border of the Danelaw and English Mercia.  On what should be a peaceful market day, two feuding Jarls and their war bands, come for blood.

This is an immersive Viking age event.  We will be doing everything possible to make this feel like we are in 880 AD.  It is our hope and desire for all who attend to make an effort to be in that era while still having fun.  The town has Danes, Norse, Swedes, and Anglo-Saxons.  Franks/Normans, Scots, Picts, Gaels are less common.  Moors/Berbers and Saracens are uncommon but could be there.  Garb is encouraged to be Viking age and look the part at a 10-foot distance.  Viking age tents will be located closer to the main areas to help with the feel while other period tents further back and non-period tent behind that. 

The focus of the event will be the Bloodfeud between the Jarls.  There will be melee scenarios all day to help each Jarl gain wordfame and ultimately their revenge.  The fighting has a specific rule-set, and guidelines that are different than regular SCA combat, and I would urge any who are interestedWe have set up rules for an armor as worn Viking age combat with period armor and weapon standards that will be enforced for the scenario.  The rule set can be found here:

There will also be a period archery shoot, thrown weapons, equestrian and bardic that will fill out the days activities and contribute to each sides renown, as well as a filling period feast .

Fire, feasting, fighting, archery, children\\\'s activities and other frivolities!  People-friendly pets on leashes at all times allowed (no pets in the INNE, please) Children welcome in the Inne with accompanying adults.  There is a feast on Saturday evening ,seating for first 75.


The MoAS is thrilled to announce that registration for the A&S Display and Laurels’ Challenge at Bloodfeud in the Danelaw is now open!  For more information on participating and for a complete list of laurels’ challenges, please visit:

To register for the display and/or challenges, please fill out the following form:

Important dates:
Deadline for online displays/challenges:  September 10 at 11:59 pm
Online submissions due:  September 15 at 11:59 pm
Deadline for live displays/challenges:  September 17 at 11:59 pm
A&S display at the live event:  September 30 from 11-3

The online display will be going up late September/early October

Site Opens: 4pm Friday:  Troll runs from Friday 4pm to 10 pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm
Site Closes: 12 noon on Sunday

Event Location

Estate of Steven and Linda Murphy
123 Mitchell Road
Peru, NY  12972

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123 Mitchell Rd ,Peru, NY 12972

Registration Fees

To be added to a wait list please email -
Adult site fee for weekend:  $20.00 ($5.00 Discount for SCA members)
Children 17 to age 5:  $5.00 ( under 5 yrs free)

Please note:  Children\\\'s fee\\\'s (both site and feast) capped at 2 children!
Event site is capped at 200

 Adults:  $20 Childern (5-17):  $10 Under 5:  Free
Feast is capped at:  75
Deadline is September 15th.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc, NY ,Shire of Coldwood

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Culann mac Cianain
Cell:  973-670-2072
E-Mail :
also Facebook Messenger

Send Reservations to:

“Event and Feast are Sold Out”

A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Other Contact Information:

Múinteoir Roibeard mac Neill mhic Gille Eoin

Merchants!  We need you to add to the rich, immersive atmosphere of this event!  Your assistance will provide those in attendance with the experience of a true Market day!
1)Merchants will be Juried and limited between 8-10 merchants.  All items must be directly or indirectly related to Norse or Early Medieval English (Anglo-Saxon) Culture as much as possible.  No items clearly post-Norman Conquest.
2) Periodesque tentage for vending is required.  \\\"Birka\\\" type A-frame stalls are recommended, but not required.  For ideas, click here
3) Cash is King!  With cell signal being incredibly spotty or non-existent we ask that merchants be ready with enough cash and change on-hand.  We will also ask all attendants to prepare for this.  In case of currency not being feasible for some, work out an appropriate invoicing function that can be done post-event.
4) Barter is highly encouraged!  Not only will this add to the immersive aspect of the event but it might also help in cases where actual currency is not feasible.  This, of course, is at the discretion of each merchant.
5) Advertise your attendance and your methods of accepted payments well ahead of time so that people can prepare accordingly.
6) All forms must be received no later than midnight, August 15.  Merchants accepted will be notified no later than August 20, 2023.