THE FESTIVAL OF SAINTS
A blessed festival prolonging for a year with each month honouring Saints of the Mother Church.
The holiests of men are bestowed Sainthood for their deeds and actions through whom the Canonists prospered and for such they are to be remembered and recognised. Considering such the Crown of Balian wishes to extend invitations to each and every denizen and ally to attend this sequence of revelries which are to commence in the year of our Lord, 1874 and conclude in 1875 or by the Balian calendar it shall begin in 8 BA and finish in 9 BA. Throughout this period of festivities no wealth shall be spared, neither manpower for we are to exhibit our homage to those who once walked the soils and were GOD’s adjuncts.
The first of many occurrences will recognise Saint Amyas and his medical abilities and therefore the renowned Doctors of Balians who shall disseminate their wisdom in the study to the general. Thereafter the Ballroom of the Monterosa shall be populated with guests as a dance shall be held.
The second occurrence will honour Saint Jude by hosting scholars, librarians and knowledge-seekers in the Monterosa Palace, where they can engage in debates and discussions about matters pertaining to our world. If one wishes to hold a Lecture he shall discuss such previously with the Magister. The month shall conclude with a meeting of all diplomats of Balian.
The following month shall be dedicated to Saint Tobias, the patron of merchants and considering such more stalls shall be constructed at the square of Atrus and anyone who wishes may sell his goods there. Amidst the revelries an auction shall be held, where everybody could present their item and receive ninety percent of the sale.
The fourth month shall see celebrations of Saint Harald with tournament of strength being held in his distinction. All swordsmen of Almaris may participate in such and triumph over each and every receiving three hundred minas, an unique item of high renown, respect and honour by those present. Following there shall be jousting competition which shall be more leisurely and less would be at stake.
For the month of Godrey’s Triumph, The Grand Duchy will dedicate their month to Saint Otto and Saint Lorethos’s endeavours. As such, The Grand Duchy will open its arms to all mages who come with benign intent as a competition is to be ran. The prize will be a mina sum and a place on the Monterosan Courts of The Grand Duchy. Objects of magical construct and displays of magical prowess, so long as they are of a non-aggressive manner. However, earlier in the day, the tavern of Balian will host a drinking competition for those with an iron-gut to attend.
The most monumental affair shall be that of Saint Lothar, The Grand Duchy’s patron saint. On this month a grand mass will be hosted in the name of Saint Lothar, which commemorates his life and achievements. Thereafter a feast shall take place in the square, where the Monterosa shall ensure a wide variety of food, refreshments and drinks to the subjects and guests of our Crown.
The final month of the year will be concluded with a celebration of St Peter. On this month a military demonstration will be conducted, starting at the stairs of Balian and concluding in the Palace Throne room where speeches will be given by leaders of the Military. All allied militaries are invited to take part in this display of might.
The following nations and settlements are to be personally invited by The Grand Duke himself and his Magister to partake in the festivities:
His Majesty, King Ragnvald Eirkisson Ruric, and the people of The Kingdom of Norland @Javert
His Royal Majesty, King Karl III, and the people of The Koengzem of Haenseti-Ruska @GMRO
Reig Llewyn Ap Fawr, and the people of the Clandom of Daeland-Vistulia @Juststan147
His Honourable and Mighty, Lord Caligostro, and the people of The Freeport of Akueli
Caesar Monet-De Pelear, Leader of the Hyspian Diaspore and the Hyspian people @Javert
His Grace, Friedrich I, Duke of Redclyf, Lord-Protector of Almar and the people of Redclyf @Seansilver12
Grand Imam Sheik ‘Abu Bakr’ and the people of Sheikdom @ibraheemc2000
The High Pontiff Tylos II and all clergy members of the Canonist Church @Ramon
All Canonists of Almaris
His Imperial Highness, John I, by the Grace of God, Grand Duke of Balian, Lord of Monterosa and Atrus, Prince of the Holy Orenian Empire, etcetera His Excellency, Ledicort Vuiller, Magister of the Grand Duchy of Balian