Lilies War Episode XXXII: Counties vs Duchies

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Lilies War XXXII! We had a wonderful time and expect to hear many great stories in the coming year! Stay tuned for more information about the next Lilies War.

Every year in June, more than a thousand people converge on the shores of Lake Smithville, an hour north of Kansas City, to spend more than a week recreating the medieval, Renaissance, and ancient eras of the pre-seventeenth century world.

Most of them are members of the Society for Creative Anachronism and its central-US regional group, the Kingdom of Calontir, which covers Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and northwest Arkansas – although many travel from as far away as the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf Coast.

We offer you our hospitality. Come join us and experience the pagentry of medieval combat and archery, historic arts and crafts, fun parties, and… even a real Viking longship.

News & Announcements

2018 updates to the website are ungoing. Some pages may continue to be out of date. Refer to the “Last Updated” date on each page when in doubt.

  • 5-23-18: Site Book Published!

    The 2018 Site Book has been released! This year, you’ll only need one book: arts and sciences activities has been consolidated into the main site book, so there’s no need to buy (and risk losing) multiple books. It’s all right here!

  • 5-19-18: Class Descriptions Released

    A&S class descriptions have been published to the Classes page!

  • 4-29-18: Schedule and Class Updates

    The primary war schedule and A&S class schedules have been updated.

  • 3-01-18: Lilies War Exchequer Position Open for Lilies War 2018

    This Exchequer is an appointed position to the Lilies War Committee. This position is a warranted deputy to the Kingdom Exchequer. The Lilies War Exchequer shall carry out all duties in accordance with Kingdom and Society Financial policies. The Lilies War Exchequer will be responsible for balancing the Lilies War account and reporting to the Kingdom Exchequer and Lilies War committee, preparation of the Lilies War budget and quarterly reports, deposit and disbursement of funds, including daily (or as many times as required) reconciliation of gate records during war; maintaining records of past financial activity; serving as a head of the Lilies Financial Committee. This position is a two year position with an extra year as emergency deputy.

    Please send your letter of interest to Their Majesties Ashir and Ashland ( Lilies Chair Mistress Rebecca Beaumont ( and Kingdom Exchequer Ms Meadhbh inghean ui Shuibhne ( The letters must be in by March 25. Interviews will be held at Unslung Heroes at Aston Tor on April 7th.

  • 4-02-18: New Fire Policy

    Every tent that has a flame or heat source (candle, stove, heater, lamp, lantern, etc) needs to have a fire extinguisher with the tent. The extinguisher must have at least a 1-A rating. The most common extinguisher of this type is a 1-A 10BC. A kitchen type extinguisher with only a BC rating will not meet the requirements.

  • 4-02-18: Royal Courts Scheduled

    Saturday the 9th at 4:30pm, Wednesday the 13th at 5pm, and Friday the 15th at 5pm

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Dates & Times

Friday June 8th –
Sunday June 17th, 2018

  • Site Opens: 3:00pm Friday 6/8
  • Site Closes: Noon Sunday 6/17

Kelsey Short Youth Camp
17980 Collins Rd
Smithville, MO 64809

Site Map & Changes

by Hugo van Harlo, 2018

Some changes have been made to site locations, both to meet Corps of Engineers requests and in attempt to improve the overall layout and flow of the war.

A larger view of the site map and details of these updates are viewable on the Site Map page.