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St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath - March 14th, 2020

Join your fellow Atlantians at the Barony of Ponte Alto's Annual St. Paddy's Day Bloodbath where the fighting is fierce and the lunch is free.

We present a day that will be sure to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fighter. This event is a fighter's dream, featuring our usual bearpit tourney and as many pickups as you can stomach. Remember, this is for both light and heavy fighters. If there is interest, AND we can staff Youth Marshals, there will be Youth Fighting as well.

Please note: This is traditionally a *cold* event, so please dress appropriately.

A&S: Choosing the Baronial Champion for A&S and Bardic. More information to come.

Fighting: Heavy / Rapier / possibly youth fighting: We will be choosing the Baronial Champions for Heavy and Rapier

  • Event MIC: Lord Ronan Mac Imair
  • Rapier MIC: Master Cailin Blackwood
  • Armored MIC: Sir Carlyle Jamesson
  • MOL: Kunigunde von Darmstadt


  • 9:00 am - Troll Opens
  • 10:00 am - Inspections & Authorizations
  • 11:00 am - Modified Bear Pit/Valhalla Melee - A modified free-for-all melee where you can continue to resurrect so long as you have 'blood' gems left in your bucket. You lose gems for dying and gain gems for killing others. Alliances and betrayals are all fair game. The final two will enter sudden death.
  • 11:45 am - Blacksword Tournament A single elimination, bring-your-best tournament where the results are tracked across many events and the resulting scores used by the Warlord to help select Champions for Pennsic! Do your best.
  • 12:30 pm - Included Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - Modified Capture the Flag A capture the flag melee where, if your team is in control, you may not resurrect upon death. You must wait for the opposing team to take the flag back. You may resurrect infinitely if your team is not in control of the flag. Time checks will occur to determine the winning team.
  • 2:00 pm Pick ups/Melee training by Northern Region Commander
  • 2:45 pm Field Closed for 3:00 PM Court
  • 3:00 pm - Court (may be moved up due to weather or back based on stamina)


At the Door:

Adult, Member: $8 Day-Trip
Adult, Non-Member: $13 Day-Trip
Youth (6 - 17): $5 Day-Trip
Child (0 - 5): Guests of the Barony

RESERVATIONS: Send reservations to the autocrat.

Checks should be made payable to "SCA, Inc., Barony of Ponte Alto"

SITE: Nottaway Park, 9601 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181. Site is dry. Friendly pets are permitted on leashes. Site is open from 9AM until 5PM.

Site Restrictions: This site is DRY. NO ALCOHOL as this is a State Park.

FEAST: Lunch is included in the site fee. A lunch of hearty soups, bread, and nibbles. Any questions, please contact the feastocrat, Lady Kim of Wolfhaven, at

MERCHANTING: As this is a State Park, the hurdles for Merchanting are high and expensive. There will be NO merchanting at this event.

Sofiya of Ponte Alto (H. Decker)
1201 Braddock Place #502, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (239) 738-3008

Meisterin Adina von der Heide (L. CIcirelli)
4214 Maylock Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: (571) 249-1250

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to I-66, West of 495 to the Nutley Street exit (Vienna Metro Station). Follow signs to Vienna. Go through three lights and turn left onto Courthouse Road. The park entrance will be about a half mile up on your left. The fighting field is in the front of the park, next to or on the basketball courts along Courthouse Road.

Last Updated: 1/7/2020 by Ronan


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