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Who We Are

The Barony of Ponte Alto is a chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism based in the inner Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC.  Ponte Alto is part of the Kingdom of Atlantia which stretches from Maryland to South Carolina, plus a little bit of Georgia. Map of Atlantia.

What We Do

The Barony works to re-create parts of the Middle Ages through "hands on" activities such as armored combat, fencing, archery, clothing making, embroidery, and music.

Where We Are

The Barony's official territory covers Fairfax County (except for Centreville and Chantilly), Arlington County, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, but our activities are open to anyone who is interested.

Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Alric and Cellach
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Amani Bey ibn Masha'al al-Sabti
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Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Baron Alric the Mad and Baroness Cellach Mór, welcome you!

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::: Ponte Alto Upcoming Events :::

Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday :: February 16, 2019

::: News and Announcements :::

Last Updated: November 9, 2018

Letters of Intent

Greetings unto the populace,

The Letters of Intent from Sir Joselin d'outremer and Lady Symone de la Rochelle; Baroness Marie-Therese Normand and Lord Naran Numuchi; Lord Grimkirk ap Greymoor and Lady Agnete Köslin have been posted.

Letters of Intent

Polling is scheduled to start on 17 November, 2018 and end on 8 December, 2018.

If you wish to electronically poll you must elect to do so by Sunday evening. Monday morning I will ask for the ESP to be locked at which point changes cannot be made for type of polling (paper or electronic).

Seneschal, Ponte Alto

Newcomers Meeting

The October Newcomers Meeting (and Guide to Getting Started in Garb!) is Friday, the 9th, 7pm! See the calendar for location info.

Electronic Polling

Good Gentles of Ponte Alto,

I wish to encourage all to poll electronically during this upcoming polling for Baron & Baroness of Ponte Alto. Why? Because it saves the Barony money by eliminating the costs of paper, stickers, envelopes, printing and postage to and from each member. In addition, it eliminates the time to stuff the envelopes by me and the time to collect, open and tabulate the polling by the Crown. If all 172 paid members polled by paper the cost to the Barony will most likely exceed $250 dollars; postage alone would total $172. I wish to avoid this expense and licking envelopes ;-D; however, it is voluntary to poll electronically.

Those who have elected and those who wish to elect to poll electronically MUST log into the ESP system at the following address: and change their paper selection to electronic.

If you already have an account (most people should have one if they have been to University, are a member of a polling order, or have a fighter or marshals card); please follow these directions: 1) Log in to the ESP using the above webpage with your user name and password. 2) On the left side of the page click on the "Baronial Ballot Type;" this expands the drop down menu and will show, "paper," this is the default. 3) Click "paper" to change the ballot type; this will bring up a page to change the ballot type. 4) Click on arrow under "OPT-IN." Select your ballot type, "Electronic." 5) At the bottom, click "update ballot type." 6) Page will update, please verify your selection is correct: Look at the upper left side drop down menu to see if it shows "Electronic?" If so, you are done.

For those who do not have an account and wish to poll electronically, you will need to choose create an account and follow the instruction. You will need to create a user name, choose a password, and log in. Once in follow the above instructions. Finally, once done, you will need to send me your user name, SCA name, member number and mundane name. I will need these to link your account to Ponte Alto and thus ensure your ability to poll electronically.

Seneschal, Ponte Alto

Practice & Picnic in the Park

Weather permitting, the October Practice & Picnic is slated for Sunday, the 28th, 12pm! See the calendar for location info.

Winter/Indoor Archery Practice

Winter/Indoor Archery Practice at Bull Run starts Friday, the 26th! See the calendar for location info.

Thursday Heavy Practice: Location Change

Greetings Heavy Weapons Fighters of Ponte Alto and Its Environs!

Due to a weekly school event at Lemon Road Elementary our Thursday night heavy weapons fight practice at Lemon Road Elementary from 6 to 9 PM is moving to the cafeteria at Westgate Elementary at 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church on the north west edge of Pimmit Hills starting this week on Thursday October 25th, for the rest of the school term. The last practice at Westgate will be held on December 20th. Our practice will then return to Lemon Road Elementary after the winter/spring term has begun on Thursday, January 10th.

Directions: If traveling on I-66 from DC, exit onto the Dulles Connector (Toll Road) (267) and take exit 19-A onto Dolley Madison Blvd (Rt.123) (sign says heading towards Tysons Corner). Get quickly over to the left lane and take a left at the light at the intersection of Rt. 123 and Anderson Road and proceed about a mile to the corner of Anderson Road and Magarity Road. Take a right at that intersection. Westgate is a few blocks down Magarity on the right.

If traveling on the Dulles Connector (Toll Road) (267) towards I-66 and DC, take exit 19-A which connects directly with Anderson Road at its intersection with Rt. 123 and proceed as above.

If traveling on the Beltway south from Maryland take the left hand exit 45B (sign says exit to I-66) which puts you on the Dulles Connector (267) heading towards I-66. Keep to the right and immediately take exit 19-A and proceed as above.

If traveling on the Beltway north towards Maryland take exit 46B onto Rt. 123 heading towards McClean. Proceed to the light at the intersection with Anderson Road and take a right onto Anderson and proceed as above.

Fighters may also enter Magarity Road from the intersection at the light on Route 7 just past Marshal High School and just before the Tysons Corner entrances to the Beltway. Proceed north on Magarity about a mile and a half. Westgate Elementary will be on the left.

Westgate Elementary is located on the west side of Magarity Road a few blocks south of the light at the intersection of Magarity and Anderson Road. Turn in to and park in the visitors parking lot on the right hand side of the school. Walk up the ramp on the right front side of the school and enter directly into the cafeteria through Door No. 8 which is clearly marked.

See you all there next Thursday evening.


Duncan the Elder
Deputy Heavy Weapons Marshal of Ponte Alto

Populace Gathering

The October Populace (and business) Gathering is Sunday, the 28th, 5:00! See the calendar for location info.

August 2018 Issue of Il Tempo

Notes from the populace meeting and upcoming events! View in PDF

Dance Practice

Lord Randall hosts dance practices at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston and invite all members and others to join in.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave, Reston, VA 20190

Dates: Every Sunday, with the exception of the Fourth Sunday of the month on which the business meeting falls
Time: 6pm to 8pm

::: Baronial Openings :::

Open Baronial Officer Positions

Currently the Barony has several positions it is looking to fill.

Vacant positions include:
Deputy Chatelain
Deputy Hall Steward
Deputy MoL
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities
Deputy Minister of A&S

Please contact the the individual officer or the Baronial Seneschal for a position you are interested in or for more information.


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