Lilies 2021 | September 15th - 19th
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 XXXIIII:
Romans VS Barbarians
Lilies is scheduled for September 15-19, 2021! Join us for five days filled with merriment, battle, archery, and crafting. . . or just quietly enjoying in the cool September sunshine while reconnecting with friends.
Of course, the first question on everyone’s mind is: Is this really happening? The answer is that we’re highly confident that Lilies will be able to move forward. Your Event Steward staff is committed to holding an enjoyable and safe event, and we are fully prepared to make accommodations for whatever mandates and health guidelines are in effect at the time.
Lilies will be weird this year. It will be shorter, it will be in the Fall, it will likely be smaller, and fireworks will be on Saturday. But with typical Calontiri adaptability, it will still be our shared vacation on the shores of Lake Smithville.
We recognize that even with lifted restrictions, some may not be ready or even able to attend. We understand! The joy of reconnecting will not be diminished by time – if Lilies is too soon for you, we’ll just look forward to seeing you in the future.
Please watch for more news and announcements in the future. If you have questions or comments, please email the Event Stewards directly at [email protected]
We can hardly wait to see you again!
Rhianwen, Damien, Kirk, and Magnus
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!