Keep in mind the calendar issues.
Lilies is about 5-6 weeks before Pennsic.
Most alliances have been made 6-8 months beforehand.
Lilies is the last major event of our outgoing Crown, and after a fashion the "climax" of their reign.
It is a minor faux pas as Prince to make Lilies too much about yourself, and the plans for your reign.
The typical size of the Calontir Pennsic army nowadays is 35-40. That is the size of a medium to large household. Yes, we perform better than our numbers in certain situations, but it is not worth the time and investment of a foreign king to come to
Lilies just to acquire troops, unless we up our Pennsic numbers.
Also kingdom law specifically prohibits a Lilies War scenario of "Calontir vs. X"
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Now that is an interesting idea...If we send out invitations to our neighboring kingdoms billing it as something like " To enter negotiations with, and test the metal of, our potential Allies" our Neighbors might be more likely to represent
themselves as a kingdom instead of just visiting individuals' And we would still maintain the "Friendly War'" theme we have established. That could have a significant impact on the size of the war, and if we set aside encampment areas for different kingdoms
even more so I would think, all of a sudden kingdoms would be doing a muster and counting heads to see how much space to ask for.