-The Novellen Festival -
The year is 1762 and after decades of war, the Holy Orenian Empire finds itself entering an economic resurgence. In the twenty-fifth year of His Imperial Majesty, Peter III’s reign, centuries of feudalism and tyranny have given way to an era of fraternity and enlightenment. This year for three months we celebrate a quarter century of stability, under His Imperial Majesty, the second longest reigning Emperor in history. The festivities shall commence during Godfrey’s Triumph.
Godfrey’s Triumph (Friday, April 3rd)
Time: 5pm EST
Where: The Basilica of Final Revelation, Helena
The festivities shall open with Mass held in The Basilica of the Final Revelation in Helena. The faithful of the realm shall come together and be led in prayer for the empire. We shall pray for the health of his Imperial Majesty, the continued social and economic wealth of our realm, and that the antiquated servants of Iblees who would drag us back into the past, into an era of conflict and heathenism, shall never rise again.
Time: 6:30pm EST
The day after the Mass, the citizens of the Empire will be hosted in Kaedrin, for a firelight vigil in the old city of Ves. The trouble years began five decades ago, with the burning of Ves. We light fires in memory of those we lost in subsequent years of anarchy.
Tobias’ Bounty (Saturday, April 4th)
Time: 6pm EST
Where: Varoche Hall, Helena
The second month of the festival shall be dedicated to games and competitions. The first event of this section will be 'Mina Madness.' 'Mina Madness' is a trivia style game, sponsored by the Ministry of Education, where competitors wager their mina, before being asked a question. If they answer correctly, they double their mina. If they answer incorrectly, they lose it. More details about the nature of the competition and participant registration forms can be found in the following pamphlet.
Time: 8:30 EST
Where: Adria, next to Helena
After Mina Madness, a boxing tournament shall be hosted in Adria. The victor of the tournament shall be named the first Heavyweight Champion of the Imperial Boxing Association (IBA). The champion shall win a monetary prize, and be awarded an honorary champions belt. Aspiring boxers can register with the IBA by filling out the following form.
Sun’s Smile (Sunday April 5th)
Time: 3pm EST
In celebration of the coming sunshine and birth of a new era, painted eggs will be hidden around Helena. Children and adults alike shall search for these eggs around the city. After one days time, the individual who gathers the most eggs will be rewarded with a 500 mina prize and a golden egg.
Time: 6pm EST
Where: Novellen Palace, Helena
To conclude the three months of festivities, men and women of the empire shall come to the Imperial Capital to prepare for the Golden Liberty Ball. The ball shall celebrate the humble origins and the subsequent success of His Imperial Majesty. Throughout this time, early arrivals will be hosted in the tavern and the Imperial Palace. Information on the costume and procedures of the ball can be found in this pamphlet.