The Wild Hunt
October 13 2018 (9 AM - 8 PM )
Barony of Ponte Alto
The nights are dark and cold winds blow as the seasons begin to turn. The Hounds are restless and call impatiently for the Hunt Master. Join us for a day of fun, fighting, and unique challenges as Woden lets loose the Wild Hunt. Can you successfully complete Woden's challenges and outrun the Hunt, or will you be destined to join the Hunt Master's ranks? Any member of the Wild Hunt may challenge any member of the general populace. If that populace wins the challenge, they are saved from the Hunt and allowed to go about their day in complete freedom. If they lose, they are assimilated into the Hunt, becoming a member and able to issue challenges of their own. Challenges can be anything from a thumb wrestle to a pick up fight to 'best of' of your choosing. Be creative and have fun! Prepare yourself physically and mentally to overcome the many challenges and rule the day! Because, seriously, if you make it through the day without being assimilated, you are a Deity in your own right!
Martial Activities: Both armored and rapier scenarios will be available. Details to come. A modified archery tournament will also be available throughout the day.
Arts & Sciences: There will be TWO main A&S activities:
BEST FIX COMPETITION! As we have all made mistakes, this competition is an opportunity to display how well you FIXED that mistake. Bring your best fix (on a scroll, garb, leather, whatever). MINI IRON A&S. Not your typical Iron A&S challenge. For this event, you and your partner will get a bag of random stuffs from which you will need to make 'something' period in less than 4 hours. Documentation is required. However, you will only be allowed to cite wikipedia and will only have 30 minutes to consult said online documentation.
Adult, Event Registration: $23.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $18.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $7.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto
Cost Notes: Site fee includes lunch. We will guarantee lunch to everyone who pre- registers and will then open it up to first-come, first-served. We highly recommend you pre-register as this delectable feast includes a variety of sausages and cheeses, vegetarian options will also be available.
Site: Calvary Church 8220 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. Site opens 9am, closes 8pm.
Site Restrictions: NO ALCOHOL. NO TOBACCO. Please be mindful of these restrictions as this is a new site for us, and we would like the option to return.
Feast: Lunch is included to all pre-registered attendees and on a first-come, first- served basis after. Please consider preregistration.
Merchanting: Merchants are welcome. Contact the autocrat for information.
Other: You will find more information on the event format and even some FAQs on our website. Check it out, and come back often as information will be updated regularly.
Autocrat: Vadoma (Marlene Martineau), 969 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA 20170, Phone: (435) 232-1387, E-mail: justvadoma AT gmail.com
Reservations: Astrid (Katie Bischoff), 25829 Turlough Terrace, Chantilly, VA 20152, E-mail: exchequer AT pontealto.atlantia.sca.org
Take your best route to I495. Head west off Exit 52A. Calvary Church is about 1/2 mile on the right (north) side.