Questions about War of the Lilies(Long)
hughn at ssd.fsi.com
Mon Feb 3 00:44:17 PST 1997
Timing: 5 hours from Northkeep.
When: June 13 - 22.
>It's an *intra* knigdom war (Calontir) so it doesn't get the
>numbers that other *inter* kingdom wars do.
Just to keep things interesting they try to theme each year
differently. The year they had everyone west of the Mississippi vs.
everyone east was a great time and they had crowns pr princes from
most of the Kingdoms. This years theme IIRC is the "Thirty Years War".
Those who are 30 or older vs. those younger.
Other events sponsored by individuals or groups occur every day.
One group sponsored a "13th. Century tourney". In order to enter the
lists you had to have gear which approximated the 13th. C. They
built a gallery and while all were invited to watch but only those in
13th. C garb populated the gallery.
>I still had a good time. I love wars, what can I say? Merchants are
>pretty good. In some ways it's bigger than Gulf was last year
>(merchants) and in other ways smaller (number of fighters on the
Some other peculiarities. They have Royal University of Shear Havoc
(RUSH) classes everyday for those not involved in the fighting.
There is usually an great deal of activities for archery as well
including one of the most interesting hunts I've witnessed. At one
station they had bird blunts for the archers to use and a series of
kites which were made to look like ducks etc and even flapped their
wings. Minor variations in the wind would cause the wings to flap
faster, the kites to suddenly change postion, etc. It was a real
challenge and great fun to watch.
Also, the last couple of years they have experimented with holdng the
fighting _after_ 3:30 in the afternoon in order to avoid the heat of
the day. I do not know if they plan to continue this practice.
There is always at least one torchlight tourney.
>The weather is pretty warm with high humidity. You'll come off the
>field soaked so drink LOTS of fluids.
Expect 90's and high humidity. There is usually an evening breeze
off the lake. Plenty of swimming.
>Their directions aren't always the best so make sure you get lots of
>different sources for your directions.
The site is on the northwest side of town on Smithville lake. Take
the loop highway (270? or 235?) around KC to the NW sector. Take
either US-169 due north to Smithville and then east on ???(Hmmm, need
to look this up.) Or take 35 north toward St. Joe and look for the
smithville exit. I'll try to provide better details upon request.
It is actually fairly easy. There are showers on site and hotels
within 7-10 miles.
Per the query about web info:
>Some data has been added to the Lilies web page:
>I would encourage Ansteorra to attend Lillies War. For some of us it's
>closer than Gulf.
Agreed, I've only missed two since they started. There is usually a
strong contingent from Northkeep. Thorvald and Angus from here
usually go up for the first weekend and sponsor a party on Monday
night. You bring a favor or something simple you've made with your
badge upon it and they provide the keg.
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