Live by the Sword: “Hunt for the Six-Fingered Man”

Date: November 23, 2019
Location: Logan Middle School, La Crosse, WI
Dry Site

The six-fingered man was last seen running into the Fire Swamp!  Who will bring him to justice?

Site Fees

$10 for members
$15 for non-members
$5 for children 6-17
Free for children under 6

Fundraiser Lunch: $5 (There will be 50 chicken and 50 pork pasties total.)


Autocrat: Lady Bridget O’Fallon (Cathy Simkins)

  • Cell: 479-461-2677, no calls after 9pm, texts are welcome.
  • Email:
  • Weekday calls will be returned between 5-8pm.

Lunch Coordinator: THL Geoffrey De Bastone (Jeff Simkins)

Marshal-In-Charge: Baron Martin MacKeegan (Patrick Haley)

Pilgrim’s Rest: Magistra Kudrun Pilegrim

Fighting Schedule

All times are local, Central Time and are flexible due to tournaments running long or short.

You may enter any tournament with single if it is your only authorization!!!!

8:00 – Site opens. “Do you always begin conversations this way?”

8:30 – Last minute authorizations. All marshals please show up to help!!

9:30 – BEAR PIT “Hello. My name is________. Prepare to die!”
(A bear pit! Any weapons style. Position in tournament will be determined by number of wins in the pit.)

10:30 – SINGLE SWORD “I’m not left handed either!”
(Double elimination single fight. You may not use your primary hand until you have lost a bout with your off hand.)

11:30-1:00 – LUNCH “Anybody want a peanut?” (Available on site during breakouts.)

11:30 – Cut & Thrust suit-up

11:30 – NOVICE “Who is the Dread Pirate Roberts?”
(Round robin – must be at least 3 eligible persons.)

12:00 – WARRIORS “I always think everything is a trap that is why I’m still alive!”
(Single elimination, Best 2 of 3 any non-GOA fighter may enter.)

12:30 – MASTERS “You are truly an artist; I hate to kill you.”
(Single Elimination, Best 2 of 3 GOA+ fighters.)

1:00 – CUT AND THRUST “Inconceivable!”
(Double elimination, Best 2 of 3. 1H-sword + secondary is default. 2H, if combatants agree, as long as no delay is incurred.)

2:00 – SWORD and DAGGER “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”
(Double elimination, Best 2 of 3 fights.)

3:00 – DEFENSIVE SECONDARY “Why didn’t you tell me we had a holocaust cloak? That changes everything!”
(Double elimination, single pass.)

4:00 – THREE PERSON MELEE “The castle gate is guarded by 60 men.”
(3-person teams, only 1 GOA+ per team)(# fights # eliminations TBD)

6pm – Awards of the day and Court

8pm – Site closes.

But that’s not all! Join the Shire of Trewint in South Dakota for Die By the Sword, Feb. 22, 2020, to continue the saga.
“Good night, good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”

Local Hotels

Super 8 by Wyndham La Crosse
Rates: 2 queen beds are $89 and 1 queen is $79. Discounts like AAA, AARP, Wyndham rewards, military ID can be applied to these rates.  Hotel has an indoor pool/hot tub and free breakfast. Use LIVE as a reference.  We will have access to the conference room until 10pm on Saturday night for a post-revel. The hardy souls can continue at Moxie’s a block away.
Sep 26–27
2-star hotel
1625 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 • To make a reservation call 608-781-8880 and select 0 for the front desk.

AmericInn by Wyndham, La Crosse Riverfront-Conference Center
Sep 26–27
3-star hotel
1835 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 • (608) 433-2555

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, La Crosse, WI
Sep 26–27
2-star hotel
2110 Rose St, La Crosse, WI 54603 • (608) 781-5100

Days Inn by Wyndham La Crosse Conference Center
Sep 26–27
2-star hotel
101 Sky Harbour Dr, La Crosse, WI 54603 • (608) 783-1000

Hampton Inn Lacrosse/Onalaska
Sep 26–27
3-star hotel
308 Hampton Ct, Onalaska, WI 54650 • (608) 779-5000