I have discovered that April is *the* month for Lilies preparation. At least, so far. We’ll see about May. In any case, the Lilies staff has worked very hard and things are rolling along nicely.
I apologize for not updating the blog consistently the past couple of weeks. I will make this up to you in the next couple of weeks with a bunch of extra posts. This particular post has a bunch of small notes, but you can expect schedules, details, and other information coming fast and furious.
For today, we’ll start off with some down news. Most of you have heard about the ACCEPS situation, but here it is again. We wanted to offer ACCEPS, but that is no longer happening. The SCA Board of Directors directed that ACCEPS no longer be used after existing contracts were fulfilled. Lilies, therefore, according to the BOD, would then use ACCEPS in 2015 one last time. However, ACCEPS has decided to shut down their site immediately, so ACCEPS is not available and unfortunately this means there is no pre-registration feature for Lilies 29.
What this means for you, practically speaking, is that at peak times going through Gate might take a little extra time. However, while I’m sure everyone will understand and be patient, remember that Lilies entry is generally faster than any other war. Jawhar and his crew will get you through as quickly as they can.
On to better news. Congratulations to Esther bat Moshe for winning 5 resurrections for her side at Lilies War. She earned these for performing the most service of any Calontiri at Gulf Wars.
Thanks to Aislinn for her work tracking down that information. While she did that, she was thinking ahead about a competition for the equestrians.
Lilies War sadly cannot host equestrian events at this time, but Aislinn has worked the stewards of Horse and Falcon and come up with a way the equestrian community can help their side win at Lilies.
The best 100 Years War kit (horse and rider) presented at the Emprise will receive a prize and the right to assign 5 resurrection points to their chosen side for Lilies War.
Documentation of 100 Years War era look or what portions of yours or your horse’s kit represent 14th/15th century styles are highly encouraged. Support the English, or support the French, but no matter which side you choose you’ll support your friends at Lilies War!
Finally, at least for this post, I want to make sure everyone is aware of the court schedule for Lilies.
Opening Court will be on Sunday, 14 June, at 5pm.
Grand Court will be on Thursday, 18 June, at 5pm.
Closing Court will be on Saturday, 20 June, at 1pm.
After Closing Court, we’ll be hosting our grand end of the war shindig we’re calling Stourbridge Faire. So come watch closing court and hang out for the Three Rivers Players, followed by musicians, bocce, hobby horse racing for the kids.
That’s enough for now, but there will be more to come soon.