Chalice II: The Poseidon Adventure

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. Please join us for this unique challenge!

Fighting: There will be a heavy and rapier fighting, each in the same format - competitors shall fight in a Challenger's tourney for the right to best the Heavy Weapons Chalice Champion or the Rapier Chalice Champion. The winner of each of the "Champion Battles" shall become the Chalice Champion in his or her discipline, and may fight as Chalice Champion next year. Questions should be directed to Sir Andrew Grey (Heavy Weapons) ( and Lord Geoffrey ap Clywd (rapier) (

A&S Competitions: There will be Chalice competitions in bardic and artifact A&S. For questions about the A&S competitions contact Baroness Greta Klusenaere (

Bardic Chalice Competition: Bards and other performers shall compete in a Challengers' Competition for the right to face the Chalice Bard. The winner of that face-off becomes Chalice Bard, and may compete under the title next year. Each Bard should have 2 pieces prepared, one of which shall be in period style documented. Both pieces must be about the sea or sea-faring. Artifact Chalice Cometition: Artisans shall compete in a Challengers' Competition for the right to face the Chalice Artisan. The winner of that competition shall become Chalice Artisan, and may compete under the title next year. The competition theme is "Things for an ocean voyage."

Archery: There will be a target archery competition. Competitors will compete in a Challengers' shoot for the right to shoot against the Chalice Archery Champion and become Chalice Archery Champion. If you have questions, contact Lady Arnfríðr (

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). 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 Siobhán (Laura Storey, lestorey AT You must include the names of your team members, their disciplines, and the team name. View the FAQ about the team competition.

Merchants are welcome. Please contact the Autocrat to register for space by the list field. Please note that PWFP does not permit overnight camping in tents and plan accordingly.

Feast: A sumptuous Italian feast shall be prepared by Meistr Gruffudd ap Cadfael (Carl Harris). Space is limited to 100, so get those reservations in early!

Site: 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, beds and storage (bring your own bedding). Cars are not permitted in the cabin areas. Handicap accessible. All cabins must be vacated by 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

If you plan to be onboard for feast, cost of feast for members and non-members alike is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are the guests of the Barony.

Reservations: Millicent Chandler, (Melanie Cozad)

Autocrat: Luce Antony Venus (Liz Georges) (fax),

Directions: Take your best route to I-95 in Virginia. Exit at VA-234 headed towards Manassas (Exit 152B). Where VA-234 becomes a two lane road, 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.