[Ansteorra] lilies war
Hugh & Belinda Niewoehner
burgborrendohl at valornet.com
Wed Jun 25 05:59:47 PDT 2008
I agree, it was a great war! We almost made it the whole week (arrived
Sunday). Hopefully next year. Would have liked to have known there
were more Ansteorrans there. We found some friends from Northkeep later
in the week.
Lilies is a fun, relaxed war--not as competitive since its themes are
guilds/groups versus other members of the same kingdom. And the classes
are amazing. Lampwork, building a period kiln, and using a kick wheel
for making the pots are classes I hope to get to take someday. I was
too busy with the classes in the Dark Ages series and learning how to
use a warp weighted loom. Since Lilies is at a lake it attracts Vikings
at times--they had two Viking ships this year. If you're willing to
help row they'll take you out. We caught a fair wind and were able to
sail back to shore at quite a good speed. There were at least three
parties where food and drink were provided by the sponsoring
Shire/Barony. Three Rivers' Fireworks on Friday night are awesome.
Downside is the ticks. And often the weather--though this year we were
spared the wrath of Thor. Also, I agree, _I_ don't care for the shared
drinking tube. (My husband, the fighter, tells me they will give you a
non-contact version if you ask for it.) However, I am amused that some
of those who balk at sharing the water, will quite willingly pass the
communal mug of mead later that night.
I have been to Gulf and Estrella and enjoyed both. Someday I hope to
make it to Pennsic. So far Lilies is my favorite. Attendance was down
it seemed this year. Many were probably affected by the terrible floods
up north. If you haven't made it to Lilies yet, I'd definitely
HL Rayya (Ismet)
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