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!
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 gmail.com).
Questions about individual disciplines should be directed to the Rapier Marshal, Geoffrey
ap Clywyd (jeffwmailbox-rapier AT yahoo.com), or the Archery Marshal, Naran
Numuchi (Neacalban1 AT aol.com).
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 pontealto.atlantia.sca.org).
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,
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 yahoo.com). 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 gmail.com). 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 gmail.com)
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 hotmail.com). Space is limited to 80, so reserve early! Dietary concerns should be
directed to the head cook.
|9:00 am||Troll opens|
|9:30 am||MOL opens|
|10:00 am||Armor inspections|
Artisans and performers check in
Archery range opens
|10:30 am||Authorizations end|
|11:00 am||Chalice team signup closes|
Heavy and Rapier tournaments begin
Deadling for A&S entries
Performing Arts competition begins
|Noon||Lunch available for pickup (while supplies last)|
|12:30 pm||Break in heavy and rapier tournaments|
Youth armored and rapier take the field
|1:30 pm||Heavy and rapier tournaments resume|
|2:00 pm||Lunch closes (or earlier if supplies run out)|
|2:30 pm||Archery competition closes|
Setup for Chalice Champion competitions
|3:00 pm||Chalice Champion competitions|
|4:00 pm||A&S entries must be picked up|
|4:30 pm||Royal and Baronial Court|
|Cleanup commences immediately after feast|
|9:00 pm||Site closes|
|Youth (5 - 17 yrs)
||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 gmail.com.
Remember, the only good reservation is a paid reservation.
Merchants are welcome! Please contact Lady Kim of Wolfshaven
(kimtinsca AT gmail.com), (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.
Reservations for dayshades / pavilions on the list fields may be directed to the
Field Space Coordinator, Lady Kim of Wolfshaven
(kimtinsca AT gmail.com), (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
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 yahoo.com.
Lady Giovanna Rossellini da Firenze (Rachael Burke), 14797 Basingstoke Loop, Centreville, VA 20120,
(240) 743-7355 (M), rmstorey AT gmail.com.