Good people of the Outlands harken to the words of Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these noble lands.
We hope this missive finds all Our populace in good spirits and good health. We find ourselves in the position of once again having to postpone Crown and Coronation that had been rescheduled for June. We want nothing more than to be able to have events and get back to some semblance of normal, but the risk is still too great to try to host any events at this time. Also, We have to take into account the guidelines that are being used for ALL of the Kingdom, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, and Nebraska. Things are being handled differently in the various states and those guidelines, along with recommendations from the CDC and the WHO are the driving forces behind Our decisions. We need to be sure that when we are all able to come together, it will be safe for Our populace, and any visitors who may come to Our events, as well as safe for the local community that is hosting the event. We would not want Our event to place an undue burden on any health care providers or hospitals wherever we are able to gather at events.
At this time, We are going to tentatively pencil in Crown and Coronation to take place at Battlemoor, with the understanding that there is a very real chance that it too will be postponed or cancelled. Many people have asked why We have not gone ahead and pulled the plug and cancelled Battlemoor, especially after events like Pennsic and West/An Tir War have been canceled and Lillies War has been moved to the fall. We feel that by continuing to plan for Battlemoor happening as scheduled We are giving Ourselves, Our officers, Our Landed Nobles, and Our autocrats the most options moving forward. These are tough times and hard decisions and there are a lot of people who are continuing to work hard to plan things for the time when we can have events. We will continue to monitor the situation as states start to slowly open up and allow more activities. We will always make the decision that We feel is the best and most safe for the Outlands. We will continue planning for Battlemoor with the hope that it will happen as scheduled but with the knowledge that We will cancel it if We feel it is unsafe to have the event. At this time, the list for Crown is still limited to only those who had previously been accepted for the March date. If We have to postpone yet again, We will open the list again and announce a new date for letters of intent.
We would like to take a moment and say thank you to all the members of Our populace that are essential workers, health care providers, first responders who continue to put themselves at risk for their community. A huge thank you to everyone practicing social distancing and shelter in place orders and especially those who have taken the time to make masks or help their neighbors out in a time of crisis. You all fill Our hearts with such joy and pride! We have never been prouder to be the Crown of the Outlands!
We look forward to getting to have events again. We look forward to when we can all come together and celebrate the Outlands and the current middle ages. We miss all of you terribly and cannot wait to sit around the fire, hear the drums playing and just enjoy our fellowship. We hope that you are all taking this time to work on projects, to make the cool new things or learn amazing new skills. We are really looking forward to seeing all of that on display when we can meet again!
Until then please remember, stay safe, be smart, and continue to look out for your neighbor. Together, we can get through this. Together we are strong. Together we are OUTLANDS!!!
In service to the Outlands We remain,