June 7-16, 2019
War of the Lilies
THINGS TO DO
Come join us and experience the pagentry of medieval combat and archery, historic arts and crafts, fun parties!
32′ Viking Ship
The 32′ viking ship, the Fyrdraca, will be docked near the swimming beach and running as many voyages as weather & crew allow.
Lilies War XXXIII:
Life and Times of William the Marshal
Welcome to Calontir’s War of the Lilies! This year’s staff is pleased to bring you The Life and Times of William the Marshal. Gather together your mesnie, or group of errants, to engage in competitions, tournaments, and games!
We invite you to enjoy the classes, fighting, archery, camping, sailing, swimming, revelry, and companionship that make Lilies the quintessential Calontir experience each year. This year, we’re also hosting the first-ever Known World Historic Combat Studies Symposium during the first weekend, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet some new folks and welcome them with Calontir hospitality.
As you enjoy the event, please take care of yourself and be a good steward of the site. Lilies is a primitive tent-camping area, and the weather in the Midwest can be unpredictable, so please be prepared! We also pride ourselves in leaving our summer home in better condition than we found it, so do be sure to pick up any litter (even if it’s not yours) and to avoid all harm to the area. Please review the site rules at http://www.lilieswar.org/site-rules to help in your preparations.
Lilies is run entirely by volunteers, and many hands make light work! Volunteering a few short hours of your time is a great way to meet new friends and to give back to our Calontir family. You may sign up to volunteer at http://www.lilieswar.org/information/volunteering or by contacting the coordinator in charge of any activity.
Thank you sharing your vacation with us! If you have questions, ideas, or concerns, please contact us at or via the Lilies War Facebook group. And please catch us at the event to say hello! We can’t wait to see you!
Damien, Fernando, Kirk, and Rhianwen
LILIES WAR MAP
When & Where
The intersection of High Road and King’s Highway.
For those people dreading the long walk to the parking lot just to retrieve ice, good news! Nearly half a mile has been cut from your round trip. For those of you trying to get your steps in, our apologies. May we suggest a walk down Long March road to the shade of Far Point instead?
Two answers: For opening weekend, it will be in the parking lot. For the rest of the event, it will be at the intersection of High Road and King’s Highway.
What’s up with the wandering Gate? For opening weekend, we need the extra parking to accommodate the number of people coming in. However, after that there isn’t any reason to exile your kind and valiant Gate volunteers to the parking lot. This also allows them to manage the ice money jar. If you arrive later in the War, please do not block the road when you stop to visit Gate.
Stop at the barrier at the intersection and sign the clipboard. Then come back tomorrow and register.
We don’t want to ask the Gate to work all night, but we do need to know who has entered the event. You’re on your honor to sign in, so please do! Gate typically closes around 10:00 p.m.
Never fear! A Calontir Chariot is waiting to whisk you away!
Seriously, one of the barriers to doing the sensible thing – going for a cool shower or giving yourself a break in the A/C – has been the long walk to parking. A shuttle service is being provided between key places in camp and parking, as well as some points of interest in between. The shuttle is donation-funded; we recommend $1 per person per ride.
Sit under the shade fly!
There is a shade fly at the waterfront, and it’s for your use! If the wind has knocked it down overnight, please just pop it back up. If you want to move it to a different location at the waterfront, have at it!
Bring a mesnie!
A mesnie is a household or warrior company, seeking their fortune through tournament and melee! A mesnie may be a Peer and their household. It may be a Baronial guard. It might be a band of Fyrdmen seeking to test their mettle against others. Or it may simply be a group of friends who enjoy fighting together. The prize this year is for best mesnie, not the most war points. If you don’t have a mesnie, several large groups will be on hand to adopt you, but it’s way more fun to form your own!