Unto the populace of Calontir and the Known Worlde. Our dauntless people and stalwart cousins.
It is often the privilege of the Royalty of Calontir to bring great joy to populace. We get to give awards, muster armies, and recognize great achievements; but occasionally it is our responsibility to make tough choices and to deliver unwelcome news. Today, unfortunately, is the latter.
In consultation with the Lilies Event Stewards and the Lilies Committee, We feel it is necessary to cancel Fall Lilies.
Currently, Covid-19 infection rates and hospitalizations are at the same level, or higher in some areas, as they were this time last year. We feel that this would be poor timing for a large, multi-day, inter-Kingdom event at a site with limited hygiene facilities. We know that these numbers could change over the course of nearly a month, but have decided to make this announcement now, out of a preference for caution when it comes to the wellbeing of Our populace and to ensure that everyone was given enough forewarning to make adjustments in their plans
For now, We intend to continue having regular local weekend events. These smaller events allow us as a Kingdom to continue with the business and fun of the SCA while limiting possible exposures and continuing our protocols of contract tracing and health guidelines compliance. As of now there will be no changes to the Calontir Guidelines that We published in an earlier missive and the rest of the Kingdom Calendar remains unchanged.
It has been wonderful to see you all at events again and we desperately wish to continue to do so. However, we must remain dedicated to the health and safety priorities we are all dependent on, and Our commitment to our communities is as strong and stoic as ever.
We are positive many of you have pre-registered, and you will be getting more information regarding your refunds in a few days.
If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us via our email, Falcon-Crown@Calontir.org.
Senatus Populusque Romanus
Lucian and Tamar