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Chalice of the Sun God / Coronation

October 10, 2015
Barony of Ponte Alto

Please join us in celebrating the Coronation of Christoph Krieger and Adelhait Fuchs.

In this our 12th year, we will focus on the Labors of Hercules – all 12 of them. When Hercules awoke from his “temporary insanity,” he was shocked to find he had killed his own wife and children. As punishment, he was to serve Eurystheus for 12 years. In those 12 years, Hercules completed 12 Labors, all meant to show the world that Hercules was not truly as great as the Greek thought he was.  Despite these odds, and with a little help from some friends, Hercules successfully completed these tasks and rose to become one of Greek’s greatest heroes.

Labors of Hercules

Just like Hercules, there are many tasks that seem impossible. Yet with the help of our family and friends, there is no task that cannot be completed. As in days past, you and a few of your closest friends can compete for the glory of the Chalice of the Sun God! We will have competitions in armored, rapier, archery, A&S, and Bardic/Performance. Each competition will use one of the Labors as inspiration.

The winner of each competition will challenge the 2014 Chalice Champion in that discipline.  The winners receive bragging rights, the duty to challenge next year's winners, and of course, CHOCOLATE!

All can compete in individual disciplines and as part of a team. Teams must field a single participant in 4 of the 5 Chalice disciplines.  A team may include up to 3 Youth participants. Each participant shall receive points for participation and performance (extra points are awarded for youth participation!).  The team with the highest score will be declared the winner of the Chalice of the Sun God.  Please see the “Team Competition Rules” link on the event website for more information about this part of the competition.  For the past four years, our neighboring Barony of Stierbach has won the team competition.  Will they retain the honor or be unseated by another contender?

Labor of Largess

To celebrate the fact that Hercules completed 12 Labors, feats so difficult that they seemed impossible, we set before you a challenge of our own, a feat seemingly impossible, the Labor of Largess. This challenge, should you accept is, requires you to produce 12 pieces of Largess.

The winner will be selected by populace choice and will be given the opportunity of choosing one piece of largess to keep as their own in appreciation of a job well done. Other prizes will be given to the artist who incorporates the story of Hercules in their work. Additional prizes may be given at the discretion of the Baron and Baroness and the autocrat.

Website: http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/events/chalice.php

Martial Activities:  Armored, rapier, and archery. All attendees may compete as an individual or join a team and play for the Chalice of the Sun God!

Arts & Sciences Activities:  Arts & Science entries must correlate with the theme "Labors of Hercules." Documentation is highly encouraged

        Adult, Member:          $12.00 Day-Trip  $9.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $17.00 Day-Trip  $9.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-17):             $5.00 Day-Trip  $9.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):                $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto

Cost Notes: Event costs listed are for pre- registrations. Gate costs are: $15.00 for member adults, $20 for nonmember adults, $5.00 for ages 6-17. Children 5 & under are guests of the Barony. All feast seats are $9.00 no matter what age.
< br/> Site:  Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175 Site opens 10am, closes 10pm.

Site Restrictions: No open flames. Beer and wine are permitted; as always, be careful and do not serve to minors. Dogs are permitted on the grounds, but must be leashed and cleaned up after. No dogs are permitted in the main hall.

Feast Information:  Join us for an amazing feast prepared by the amazing Gwenhwyvar Ywein (Gwen). Be sure to pre-register! There are only 60 seats available.

A menu will be posted on the website closer to the event. Please direct all dietary concerns to the autocrat.

Merchant Information:Merchants will be available. Lists of merchants will be posted to the website closer to the event.

Other Information: Don't forget the Labor of Largess (Largess Derby) competition! Bring 12 of your best items for judging through populace vote. Extra points will be given to those who provide items that correlate with the theme. Don't have time to provide 12 items? Channel your inner Hercules and ask for help! If you win, everyone on your team gets to select one item from the displays to keep.

Autocrat's Information:  Lady Vadoma (Marlene Martineau), 631 Oak Street, Herndon, VA 20170,  Phone: (435) 232-1387, E-mail: marlene.martineau[AT]gmail.com

Reservations: For mail-in reservations, please make checks payable to "SCA, Inc / Barony of Ponte Alto" and send to:

Lady Agnete Köslin Sue Schneider 4215 Maylock Ln Fairfax, VA 22033

Barony of Ponte Alto will accept personal and any financial institutions Bill Pay check. Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.


From Points North, South, and East Take your best route to the Dulles Toll Road/Greenway (Rt. 267) off of the Washington Beltway (I-495). Go through the toll booth(s) past Dulles Airport. Merge onto VA-7 W via EXIT 1A on the LEFT toward LEESBURG/WARRENTON. Take Route 9 West exit (stay in left lane of exit). At STOP sign at end of exit, turn left and proceed over bridge that crosses Route 7 (stay in the left lane). Proceed to STOP sign and turn left onto Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds entrance on left.

From Points West of Leesburg Take Route 7 East (Harry Byrd Hwy) towards Leesburg, VA. Take Route 9 Exit. At STOP sign at end of exit, turn right and immediately get into the left lane. Proceed to STOP sign and turn left onto Dry Mill Rd. Travel approximately 1 mile to Fairgrounds entrance on left.


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