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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, Drogo and Adina
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Eoin Shirloc de Redheugh
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Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto, Baron Drogo Rainulf de Dragonera and Baroness Adina von der Heide, welcome you!

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::: Ponte Alto Upcoming Events :::

Ponte Alto Investiture - February 20, 2016 - Reston, VA

St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath - March 12, 2016 - Vienna, VA

::: News and Announcements :::

Last Updated: February 9, 2016

Scriptorium and A&S meeting Cancelled

Scriptorium and A&S for Monday, February the 29th will be rescheduled. A new date will soon be announced.

February Issue of Il Tempo

View in PDF (1,854 KB).

Thursday Heavy Weapons Practice

On Thursday, February 4th, a double elimination tournament was held at heavy weapons practice. There were 14 fighters in armor, including Their Highnesses Dietrich and Thora. Sir Ragnarr and Lady Ariadne were generous enough to put up prizes for the top placing member of the chivalry and the top placing unbelted fighter: A 14th century spur and a stick of rattan, respectively. After several hard fought rounds, the final fight was between Count John Peregrine and Master Jonathas Reinisch. Count John won the final bout. The prize of rattan went to Master Jonathas. The spur went to Count John, who then gave it to Cadwallader Ap Ieuan in recognition of his skill and character during the practice. Vivant to the winners and vivat to Lord Hákon for his hard work in organizing the tournament!

Sunday Heavy Weapons Practice

Starting February 7th the Tysons Pimmit Regional Library will be closed for renovations for about a year and a half. Restrooms will still be available in the Sunnoco Gas Station and at Trader Joe's and the Coffee Shop on the other side of the Peach Tree of McClean Appartments.

Baronial Letters of Intent: UPDATE

Please join us in congratulating our next Baron and Baroness of Ponte Alto: Lord Alric the Mad and Lady Cellach Mór. Investiture is scheduled for February 20th, 2016. Event web page can be found here.

To All Heavy Weapons Fighters of Ponte Alto and Its Environs!

A reminder to those to attend marshal activities and practice at Fairfax County Public Schools: Fairfax County Schools do not allow any form of real weapons, even work knives, Swiss Army knives, box cutters, etc, to be brought onto school property. Lemon Road Elementary has in the past officially informed the Barony that any infraction of this rule will result in the perrnanent loss of our practice site there. Therefore, please be respectful of this rule so that we may continue having our practices at this school. Thank you!

A&S Gallery

Ponte Alto is continually seeking submissions from our local artisans for our online gallery of A&S projects. If you are interested in displaying your work, whether finished or in-progress, send your photographs and descriptions to the MOAS.

::: Baronial Openings :::

Open Baronial Officer Positions

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

Vacant positions include:
Deputy Seneschal
Deputy Heavy Marshal
Deputy Rapier Marshal
Deputy Youth Marshal
Deputy Hall Steward
Deputy MoL
Deputy Exchequer
Deputy Herald
Deputy Chamberlain
Deputy Chronicler
Deputy Chancellor of Youth Activities

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

::: Monthly Activities :::

Newcomers Meeting

Newcomer's gatherings are open to everyone old or new. No garb required. Come hang out, talk, meet new people. Feel free to bring a project to work on.

Next Meeting: Friday, February 12, 2016
Host: Lady Barbara MacAuley
Location: 8715 Etta Drive, Springfield, VA 22152
Time: 7 - 10 pm
Parking: Street
Allergy Alert: Dogs on site, but will be put away for the night
Accessibility: Not ADA accessible-- Two steps into the house.
Directions: Please see the Newcomer's Page

Sewing Circle

Meets: Once a month
Next meeting: Sunday, February 14, 2016
Host: Lady Annika Siltanen
Location: 11130 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 1-3pm

The Sewing Circle is an open group for anyone to work on, discuss, and learn about sewing-related projects (which might include garments, embroidery, knitting, weaving, dyeing, etc). We are a diverse group of all different skill levels, and all are welcome to join.

If you'd like to host or need the address please contact Lady Margaret Lad (mka Megan Ladd) at webminister AT

For more information, please visit the Sewing Circle's Facebook Group.

Ponte Alto Singers

Meets: the second and fourth Tuesday of every month
Next meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Host: Lady Annika Siltanen and Lord Hannus Siltanen
Location: 11130 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 7-9pm

The singing group is open to anyone interested in learning both period (pre-16th century) and SCA original compositions.

If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Lady Annika Siltanen (mka Eliisa Harman) at mom AT

For more information, please visit the Ponte Alto Singers' Facebook Group.

Scriptorium and A&S Night

Meets: the fourth Monday of every month following that Sunday's business meeting
Next meeting: Monday, date TBD
Host: Their Excellencies Adina and Drogo
Location: please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at baroness AT
Time: 7-9pm

A&S night open for anyone to bring a current project or for A&S discussions and ideas.

If you are interested in joining and need the location information please contact Baroness Adina von der Heide at baroness AT


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