[ATL] Chalice of the Sun God VI: Leda's Twins

Once again, the cry goes forth for all heroes to vie for glory and honor in the Chalice Championships. And for those who choose to attempt it, there is the legendary "Chalice of the Sun God," the cup of Helios given to Hercules in the course of his labors. This year the theme is Leda and her twins. Read about the myth on Wikipedia. Please join us for this unique challenge!

There will be heavy and rapier fighting tournaments. Competitors shall fight in a Challenger's tourney for the right to best the Armored Combat Chalice Champion or the Rapier Chalice Champion. The winner of each of the "Champion Battles" shall become the Chalice Champion in their discipline, and may fight as Chalice Champion next year. Questions should be directed to Lady Agnes Daunce (armored combat) (agnes_daunce AT yahoo.com) and Baron Marcellus Capoziello da Napoli (rapier) (afpopa AT yahoo.com).

Current Armored Combat Chalice Champion: Duke Lucius Aurelius Valharic
Current Rapier Chalice Champion: Provost Dominyk Wolferam

A&S Competitions:
There will be Chalice performance and static A&S competitions. The theme for both is anything that relates to the history of Leda and her children. Twins, swans, evening stars, you name it, as long as it relates to any of the parts of the story, it's valid.

Performance Chalice Competition:
Performers shall compete in a Challengers Competition for the right to face the Chalice Performers*. The winner of that face-off becomes Chalice Performer, and may compete under the title next year. Each Performer should have 2 pieces prepared, one of which shall be in period style documented. For questions about the performance competition, contact Mistress Anne of Carthew (barb AT ravenstreet.org).

Artifact Chalice Competition:
Artisans shall compete in a Challengers Competition for the right to face the current Chalice Artisan. The winner of that competition shall become Chalice Artisan, and may compete under the title next year. For questions about A&S competitions contact Mistress Allasondrea de Fano (msalanea AT gmail.com)

Current Chalice Artisan: Mistress Alina Silverthorne

There will be a target archery competition. Competitors will compete in a Challengers Shoot for the right to face the current Chalice Archer. The winner of that competition shall become Chalice Archer and may compete under the title next year. For questions about the archery competition contact Lady Brighid O'Hara (mill3rs AT yahoo.com). Their Excellencies will also be choosing the Ponte Alto Archery Champion at this time.

Current Chalice Archer: Lord Seamus McRae

Youth Combat, Youth Archery and Youth Rapier:
Like last year, youth combat and youth rapier will be featured, and the winners of each category will earn the right to face the current Youth Chalice Champion in their category and become the new Youth Chalice Armored Champion or Youth Chalice Rapier Champion. Also, for the first time we will have a youth archery tournament to compete for the title of Youth Chalice Archery Champion.

Questions should be directed to Baroness Catalina d'ell Acqua (rapier combat) (akgnome AT yahoo.com), Lady Brighid O'Hara (youth archery) (mill3rs AT yahoo.com), and to the Lord William le Younger(youth armored combat)(wstanton@bellatlantic.net).

Current Youth Armored Champions: Rose in Division 1, Carl Bigaxe in Division 2, and Helga in Division 3
Current Youth Rapier Champion: Marina Wymarc

Team Competition for the Chalice of the Sun God:
Teams must register before 11 am on the day of the tourneys 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 one youth combat, and/or one youth archer, and/or one youth rapier fighter. A bonus point per youth combat, youth rapier, and/or youth archer will be awarded to teams who include them (one point per youth). No team shall feature more than three youth combatants, one rapier, one archer, one armored. 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 shall win the Chalice of the Sun God. To register a team, contact the Autocrat. You must include the names of your team members, their disciplines, and the team name.

Current Chalice Team Champions: The Great Dark Horde

Merchants are welcome. Please contact Master Edric the Potter (living.history.rob AT gmail.com) to register for space by the list field. Note that PWFP does not permit overnight camping in tents so plan accordingly.

A sumptuous feast shall be prepared by the Ponte Alto Cooks Guild, lead by Lord Lord Brénainn MacShuibne (mtorsky AT hotmail.com). Space is limited to 60, so get those reservations in early! Dietary concerns should be directed to the head cook.

Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA, Camps 1& 4. Restrictions: No pointed weapons. No pets. No tent camping (cabins only). No open flame. The site is WET, no original containers. Cabins have showers, bathrooms, and beds (bring your own bedding). Cars are not permitted in the cabin areas. Handicap accessible. All cabins must be vacated by 10 am Sunday morning.

Tamara Brown E-mail: celia AT ravenstreet.org. Please make checks payable to , “SCA Inc/Barony of Ponte Alto.” The only good reservation is a paid one.

Maîtresse Belphoebe de Givet email: belfebe AT yahoo.com

Field Reservations:
If you need space for your dayshade on the field, please contact Baron Marcellus Capoziello da Napoli, Field Coordinator, email: afpopa AT cox.net

Take your best route to I-95 in VA. Exit at VA-234 headed towards Manassas (Exit 152B to VA-234). You will see a Travel Trailer City sign on you left. YOUR NEXT LEFT WILL BE FOR CAMPS 1&4. When you turn, follow the signs for Camp 1 entrance. Via Mapquest, enter the intersection of "Pleasant Rd & Dumfries Rd" in Montclair, VA 22205. This is the entrance to Camp 1.