[MR] Chalice of the Sun God XII - please cross post where appropriate

Christine Menton via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Mon Aug 3 20:22:45 PDT 2015

*Chalice of the Sun God XII: The Labors of Hercules*

*Saturday, October 10, 2015*

In this our 12th year, we will celebrate the Labors of Hercules – all 12 of
them. When Hercules awoke from his “temporary insanity,” he was shocked to
find he had killed his own wife and children. As punishment, he was to
serve Eurystheus for 12 years. In those 12 years, Hercules completed 12
Labors, all meant to show the world that Hercules was not truly as great as
the Greek thought he was.  Despite these odds, and with a little help from
some friends, Hercules successfully completed these tasks and rose to
become one of Greek’s greatest heroes.

*Labors of Hercules*

Just like the Labors of Hercules, there are many tasks that seem
impossible. Yet with the help of our family and friends, there is no task
that cannot be completed. As in days past, you and a few of your closest
friends can compete for the glory of the Chalice of the Sun God! We will
have competitions in armored, rapier, archery, A&S, and
Bardic/Performance.  Each competition will use pull inspiration from
Hercules’s Labors. Here are a few more details:

-       Armored, rapier, archery competitions will sport elements of the
theme and points will be calculated for each scenario as defined at the
beginning of the competitions.

-       Arts & Sciences entries must correlate with the theme.
Documentation is highly recommended.

-       Bardic/Performance participants should prepare two pieces; one of
which also must correlate with the theme.

The winner of each competition will challenge the 2014 Chalice Champion in
that discipline.  The winners receive bragging rights, the duty to
challenge next year's winners, and of course, CHOCOLATE!

All can compete in individual disciplines and as part of a team. Teams must
field a single participant in 4 of the 5 Chalice disciplines.  A team may
include up to 3 Youth participants. Each participant shall receive points
for participation and performance (extra points are awarded for youth
participation!).  The team with the highest score will be declared the
winner of the Chalice of the Sun God.  Please see the “Team Competition
Rules” link on the event website for more information about this part of
the competition.  For the past four years, our neighboring Barony of
Stierbach has won the team competition.  Will they retain the honor or be
unseated by another contender?

*Labor of Largess*

To celebrate the fact that Hercules completed 12 Labors, feats so difficult
that they seemed impossible, we set before you a secondary challenge, a
feat seemingly impossible, the Labor of Largess. This challenge, should you
accept it, requires you to produce 12 pieces of Largess. If this task seems
insurmountable to you, you are welcome to channel your inner Hercules and
ask for some help! Maybe three of you can do four pieces each, maybe you
know someone else who is willing to do six. Reach out to your friends and
see who is willing to help!

The winner(s) will be selected by populace choice and will be given the
opportunity to choose one piece of largess to keep as their own in
appreciation of a job well done. Extra points will be given to any entry
that incorporates the theme of the Labors of Hercules. In the case of
teams, each team member will be able to choose a piece to keep.


Space is limited to 60, so reserve early! Dietary concerns should be
directed to the Autocrat.

*Tentative Schedule*

9:00 a.m.  Troll Opens; Team Sign Up opens

9:30 a.m. MoL opens; Authorizations begin

10:00 a.m. Armor inspections; Artisans and performers check in; Archery
range opens

10:30 a.m. Authorizations end.

11:00 a.m.  Chalice Team sign up closes; Heavy and Rapier tourneys begin;
Deadline for A&S entries closes; Performing Arts competition begins.

12:00 p.m.  Lunch!

12:30 p.m.  Break in heavy and rapier tourneys; Youth combat takes the

1:30 p.m.  Heavy and rapier tourneys resume.

2:30 p.m.  Archery competition closes; begin setting up the field for
Chalice Champion competitions

                Chalice Champion competitions will be held at the end of
each tournament or close of the field
                tournaments.  Locations to be determined depending on

4:00 p.m. A&S entries must be picked up; begin setting up for Baronial

4:30 p.m. Baronial Court

5:30 or 6:00 p.m.  Feast

7:00 p.m. Revelry/Dancing

9:00 p.m. Site closes

*Site Fees*

Adult Daytrip

Member:  $12.00 pre-registration / $15.00 at the gate

Non-Member:  $17.00 pre-registration / $20.00 at the gate

Youth (6-17 Years): $5.00

Youth Non-Member (6-17 Years):  $5.00

Children 5 and under:  Guests of the Barony

Feast:  $9.00 no matter what age


Main reservations to:

Lady Agnete Köeslin
Sue Schneider

4215 Maylock Lane

Fairfax, VA 22033

Herald at pontealto.atlantia.sca.org

Make checks payable to to "SCA, Inc / Barony of Ponte Alto.” Remember, the
only good reservation is a paid reservation.


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.


*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 Vadoma ( Marlene Martineau), 631 Oak Street, Herndon, VA 20170.
435.232.1387 (home), marlene.martineau at gmail.com.

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