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Announcement Schedule Team Signup Form Team Competition Rules Chalice Champions

Chalice of the Sun God IX: Romancing the Muses
October 20th, 2012

Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, and Melpomene. These nine goddesses have inspired artists, musicians, writers, and even scientists since the time of ancient Greece, and now they can inspire you. In honor of the ninth year of Chalice, we celebrate the Nine Greek Muses and all that they represent.

Compete in individual disciplines and as part of a team for the coveted Chalice of the Sun God. The winners receive bragging rights, the right to challenge next year's winners, and of course, CHOCOLATE!

Martial Activities

Fight for the honor of the Muses in armored, rapier, target archery, and youth combat tournaments. Competitors will fight in a Challenger's tourney for the right to best the current Chalice Champions in each discipline and become this year's Chalice Champions.

Questions should be directed to the Marshal in Charge, Lord Patrick Ravensclaw (mcpheekp AT

Questions about individual disciplines should be directed to the Rapier Marshal, Geoffrey ap Clywyd (jeffwmailbox-rapier AT, or the Archery Marshal, Naran Numuchi (Neacalban1 AT

A&S and Performance Competitions

Artisans and performers alike are invited to pay tribute to the Muses in the performance and static A&S competitions. Anything depicting the Muses, in the domains of the Muses, involving the emblems of the Muses, or which you can in any other way relate back to the Muses, is fair game.

The winner of each competition will challenge the previous year's winner for the title of Chalice Champion.

This year Chalice will also have a beer and wine license, which means brewers are welcome and invited to bring their wares for sampling and competition in A&S. For questions about A&S, contact Lady Bevin an Broc Drannach (moas AT

Team Competition for the Chalice of the Sun God

Teams must register by 11 am on the day of the event to compete for the Chalice of the Sun God. Teams must field a single participant in at least 4 of the 5 Chalice disciplines (Bardic, Artisan, Heavy, Rapier, Archery).

In addition to the adult categories, each team may include up to three youth combatants, one for each area of youth competition, and a bonus point will be awarded for each youth participant (up to three points). If the youth wins the title of Chalice Youth Armored Champion, Chalice Youth Archer, or Chalice Youth Rapier Champion, an additional bonus point will be awarded to the team.

Each participant shall receive points based on participation and performance. The team with the highest score will be declared the winner of the Chalice of the Sun God.

To register a team, contact the Team Coordinator, Lady Belphoebe de Givet (belfebe AT You must include the names of your team members, their disciplines, and the team name.


The Shire of Roxbury Mill is pleased to join with our neighbors in the Barony of Ponte Alto providing hospitality for all nobles vying for the Chalice of the Sun God.

A delicious luncheon of meat & cheese pies or mushroom & cheese pies, cheese balls, juice-y fruit, and spiced almond cake will be available for sale at the cost of $5.00. The lunches will be conveniently pre-wrapped finger food and pre-bagged for your convenience, so our guests need only a drinking vessel to charge their glasses with honey drink or water. Lunch will served from noon until 2pm or while supplies last.

A total of 100 gentles will be served. We will have a limited amount of vegetarian lunches available. For those wishing to ensure that they receive a vegetarian lunch, as well as anyone who wants a guarantee that a lunch will be reserved for them, MUST preorder no later than October 6th by emailing their names (mundane and SCA) and choice of "meat" or "veggie" lunch to Lady Prudence Charbonnel (ethelberga AT We will accommodate late orders only if we have enough lunches remaining. Lunch tokens can be picked up and paid for at troll and will be redeemed at the lunch pavilion.

If you have specific dietary concerns, please contact Lady Prudence Charbonnel (ethelberga AT and we may be able to offer an alternative. The sooner your concerns are known, the greater the likelihood we will have the honor of extending our hospitality to you.

All profits will be donated to the Kingdom to help replenish the realm's coffers.


  • Meat & Cheese Pie (beef, cottage cheese, pine nuts, currants, sugar, salt, eggs)
  • Mushroom & Cheese Pie (mushrooms, cheddar cheese, olive oil, salt, ginger, black pepper)
  • Crust for Pies (cream cheese, butter, flour, baking powder, coriander, cider vinegar, water)
  • Cheese Balls (Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, eggs)
  • Juice-y Fruit (dried figs, raisins, apples, pears, white grape juice, almond meal/flour)
  • Spiced Honey Almond Cake or Juraydat (breadcrumbs, sweet almond oil, honey, powder forte, black pepper)


A sumptuous feast will be prepared by Baron Brenainn MacShuibne (mtorsky AT Space is limited to 80, so reserve early! Dietary concerns should be directed to the head cook.


9:00 amTroll opens
9:30 amMOL opens
Authorizations begin
10:00 amArmor inspections
Artisans and performers check in
Archery range opens
10:30 amAuthorizations end
11:00 amChalice team signup closes
Heavy and Rapier tournaments begin
Deadling for A&S entries
Performing Arts competition begins
NoonLunch available for pickup (while supplies last)
12:30 pmBreak in heavy and rapier tournaments
Youth armored and rapier take the field
1:30 pmHeavy and rapier tournaments resume
2:00 pmLunch closes (or earlier if supplies run out)
2:30 pmArchery competition closes
Setup for Chalice Champion competitions
3:00 pmChalice Champion competitions
4:00 pmA&S entries must be picked up
4:30 pmRoyal and Baronial Court
6:00 pmFeast
Cleanup commences immediately after feast
9:00 pmSite closes

Site Fee

  Member Non-Member Feast
Adult Daytrip $12.00 $17.00 $8.00
Youth (5 - 17 yrs) $7.00 $7.00 $8.00
Under 5 Guests of the Barony


ACCEPS registration is now available! Click here to go to the listing of Atlantia events, and choose "Ponte Alto - Chalice of the Sun God IX Romancing the Muses" from the list of events.

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

Lady Giovanna Rossellini da Firenze (Rachael Burke), 14797 Basingstoke Loop, Centreville, VA 20120, (240) 743-7355 (M), rmstorey AT

Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.


Merchants are welcome! Please contact Lady Kim of Wolfshaven (kimtinsca AT, (301) 490-9362 (no calls before 10 am or after 11 pm) to register for space. Note that there is no camping space available, so plan accordingly.

Field Reservations

Reservations for dayshades / pavilions on the list fields may be directed to the Field Space Coordinator, Lady Kim of Wolfshaven (kimtinsca AT, (301) 490-9362 (no calls before 10 am or after 11 pm).


Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175

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.

This is not a camping event; however, we have blocks available at the following hotels near the site. Rooms are available Friday and / or Saturday nights. Call the hotel directly to make a reservation. Reservations must be made by 9/19 to receive group rates.

Days Inn Leesburg
721 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 22075
(703) 777-6622

Group name: Ponte Alto
Two double beds: $80 + tax
King bed w/ microwave and fridge: $90 + tax (limited availability)
Pets allowed for additional fee

Additionally, we will be happy to help coordinate crash space with members of our barony. Please contact the Autocrat for more information.


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.


Lady Sophia van der Werken (Lisbeth Monroe-Teopaco), 3531 Country Hill Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 901-1866 (H), opc_lt AT

Lady Giovanna Rossellini da Firenze (Rachael Burke), 14797 Basingstoke Loop, Centreville, VA 20120, (240) 743-7355 (M), rmstorey AT


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