A First-Timer’s Guide to Lilies War

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Special Features:[edit | edit source]

The Fyrdraca[edit | edit source]

This replica of a viking-era boat is one of Lilies War’s most iconic attractions. The boat is docked on the point near the battlefield/beach and offers rides throughout the war. There are no set boarding times, just listen for the horn - two long blasts from the horn indicate an upcoming excursion. There will be classes covering the basic lingo and operation of the Fyrdraca on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Come on down and learn more about crewing the ship. Be warned, passengers will be asked to row… or bail! http://www.lilieswar.org/fyrdraca-information/

The Great Machine[edit | edit source]

The Great Machine is a dog-powered mill in the A&S area. Stop by to see the dogs run on the machine and to learn about the development of machinery and animal power in the Middle Ages.

The Lake[edit | edit source]

Yes, you can go swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty at the beach. Swimwear sometimes gets creative after 10 pm.

The Mews[edit | edit source]

The land of the falcon also loves its feathered friends. Stop by to see these birds of prey [location?].

Fireworks[edit | edit source]

On Friday night, Lilies War hosts one of the best fireworks displays around, in a tradition honoring Wulfgar Skypainter. Even the locals gather in their boats on the lake to watch our fireworks.

A&S Opportunities:[edit | edit source]

Taste of Calontir[edit | edit source]

Traditionally, the talented cooks of Calontir welcome us to war by offering a sampling of medieval cuisine at the permanent shelter near the battlefield. In 2017 the cooks will be part of the Artisan Road Show on Thursday morning (see below).

Tailor’s Tent[edit | edit source]

Over the course of the war, volunteers at the Tailor’s Tent sew an outfit for their Majesties to wear. Stop by and lend a few stitches to the project!

Dye Book Field Trip [edit | edit source]

An expedition to travel Fort Leavenworth to view Nenpyō senryō no rekishi. This book was published in 1994 and is suppose to be THE book on historical Japanese dyes. There is only one copy outside of Tokyo - at the Library of Congress. Initially, an inter-library loan was denied but the ILL office did say they would send it if the Library of Congress Asian Dept approved the request. We hope to get enough people willing to take an afternoon or morning and drive/carpool 45 mins to Ft Leavenworth Research library. Nakos Theodorosides will provide directions and instructions on how to get on post easily. I'm looking at two days, the first day either Tues, Weds, or Thurs and the second day on the second Sat.

Glass Tent[edit | edit source]

The glass tent is located in the A&S area and provides a unique opportunity to learn how to use fire to melt glass into beads and vessels.

Pottery Tent & Dragon Kiln[edit | edit source]

The pottery tent is located in the A&S area and provides classes where you can learn to make your own pottery. Better yet, you may have the opportunity to have your work fired in the wood-fired dragon kiln that is built on-site each year. Make sure to stop by on Wednesday afternoon (weather permitting) to see the dragon breathe fire.

Noontime Singing[edit | edit source]

Each day at noon, a group gathers to sing medieval music. You are welcome to join in.

Bardic Encampment[edit | edit source]

Calontir loves to sing, so of course there’s an encampment dedicated to bardic activities. Lilies Ball musician rehearsal is daily at 11am in the Bardic Pavilion. And there is often singing in the evenings, in between other activities. You don’t need to know the words - you’ll figure them out and if you can’t sing well, sing loud.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Calontir’s Royal University (RUSH) offers dozens of classes on a wide variety of medieval arts and sciences each day of the war.

Artisans[edit | edit source]

There are a number of other artisans who set up their shop at Lilies. You’ll find a wood-wright’s shop set up across from the shower, several blacksmiths, a metal foundry, weavers, spinners, and more.

Artisan Roadshow[edit | edit source]

On Friday morning of War join us on Noble’s Row (above the battlefield) for the Calontir Artisan Roadshow! We are hoping that all will come out and display our finest crafts. Any who have a specific craft they can display along the road, please come out to craft and chat with aspiring artisans young and old. Make contact with people who can carry on the craftsmanship you have made your passion!

Social Activities & Parties:[edit | edit source]

The Broken Harp Tavern[edit | edit source]

If you don’t know where to go, head to the Broken Harp - where everyone knows your OTHER name. The tavern offers a wide assortment of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the war on a by-donation basis. A crowd often gathers at the Harp and singing usually ensues.

Sunday[edit | edit source]

Imaginations of the Future Garb Party[edit | edit source]

Sunday night at the Broken Harp. There are period examples of social gatherings where participants wore allegorical costumes to represent different ideas. Any people wishing to participate should create an "attempt at period garb" that represents the theme, Imaginations of the Future. – Translation – Hey, it’s a Sci-Fi Garb night. Wear medieval garb that is inspired by sci-fi characters, shows, stories, etc. Or just come in your regular garb and hang out. A prize offered for bartender’s choice of best garb

Middle Eastern Hafla[edit | edit source]

On the first Sunday of Lilies War 2017, the Falcon Wing Dancers will be hosting our second Annual night of Middle Eastern dancing and music on the swimming beach! We are looking for musicians and dancers to come out and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars! We would like to intersperse performances with free dance, as well as a few short lessons. Bring your woodwinds, strings and drums! There will be a few light snacks and non alcoholic drinks provided. All donations are welcome as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/1726601497654094/

Monday[edit | edit source]

Viking Bardi-gras[edit | edit source]

Monday afternoon children's parade through site with beads and noisemakers, then an evening Viking Mardi Gras party at the Bardic Camp with torchlight tourney and bardic circle.

Blue Feather Social[edit | edit source]

6pm-9pm at the Broken Harp. Clan Blue Feather is an inter-kingdom social organization comprised of LGBT+ individuals and their allies. One of the goals of Clan Blue Feather is to support and encourage the study and research of LGBT+ topics during the middle ages and Renaissance eras. Please join us for an evening of socializing to start your war off right! All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Champagne Players[edit | edit source]

We will be having our Adult Show Mondaynight 9-ish (dark) for about an hour, open to those 14+.

Tuesday[edit | edit source]

Helga Ball![edit | edit source]

Tuesday at 6pm. Helga Ball is rugby, soccer, tag football and wrestling all combined... with cabbages! It is played by two teams of 5-6 ladies. Two boys per team may serve only as goal posts (otherwise they might get hurt).

Tor Tuesday[edit | edit source]

On Tuesday night, the canton of Aston Tor hosts their annual Tor party. The party is renowned for its drumming, belly dancing, and singing. Tor!

Wednesday[edit | edit source]

Kids Rootbeer Float party and WATER FIGHT![edit | edit source]

Wednesday at 2 pm at the Youth Combat Area of the Battlefield. The Order of the Queens Chalice invites all children on site to come up to the Youth combat area of the battlefield Wednesday at 5pm for the annual root beer float party, Immediately following consumption of the root beer floats, there will be an epic water battle to burn off the pre-dinner sugar rush. Dress appropriately.

Pilgrimage for Our Lady of Calontir[edit | edit source]

Starting on Wednesday at 3 pm at the Food Court, pilgrims will walk the pilgrimage path to the Broken Harp. We will sing Cantiga 149 (Miracle of the Dancing Pork Chop); music will be provided. (Optional practice classes are offered on Monday and Tuesday; please consult the RUSH schedule.) All singers, musicians, and pilgrims are welcome to join the pilgrimage. Children must be accompanied by parents.

Barony of Couer d’Ennui Party[edit | edit source]

This party has a laid-back atmosphere, but it’s anything but Boar-ring. On Wednesday night, the barony offers its hospitality in the permanent shelter near the battlefield.

Barony of Vatavia Luncheon[edit | edit source]

The Barony of Vatavia cordially invites everyone to join us for respite and refreshment during the noon hour on Thursday. We will conveniently setup and meet along the King’s Highway on the Archery field.

Thursday[edit | edit source]

Mag Mor Pirate Party[edit | edit source]

A casual Pirate Party Open House on Thursday evening at the Great Machine in the A&S area.

Lilies Ball[edit | edit source]

The Lilies ball is on Thursday evening at approximately 9 pm and everyone is welcome! There will be teaching, so if you can get yourself to the ball, you can do the dances! Musicians of any skill level are also welcome - bring a music stand and a book light if you have them. There will be dance classes during the week for ball preparation, and musician rehearsal daily at 11am in the Bardic Pavilion. http://www.lilieswar.org/dancing/

Friday[edit | edit source]

Barony of Three Rivers Party[edit | edit source]

Held in conjunction with the fireworks on Friday night, the B3R party typically features a sampling of beverages provided by the barony’s talented brewers, snacks, and singing around a campfire near the beach.

More information on events and gatherings - http://www.lilieswar.org/eventsgatherings/