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  1. [!] An ornate missive would be sent across the realm, a delicate golden border lining each piece. A lavish letter would detail this announcement: The Emir of the Fakhr Oasis, the glorious falcon, Qamar ibn Zayd al-Nabeel, humbly invite you to witness the union of the Qamar ibn Zayd al-Nabeel and his partner Fatimah bint Thamer al-Hadad. All are welcome to attend a traditional Qalasheen ceremony, followed by a beautiful reception. The reception will include a feast, dancing, games, and friendly competitions to celebrate this wonderful union. The Oasis Palms restaurant, the ultimate romantic destination, will be open to all, catering to the feasts. Special invitations would be sent to the following: His Majesty, Vane Edvarsson, King of Norland, and his esteemed family The Illustrious Zhu, Tianrui Ryu, and his esteemed cabinet and noble family Signed, Sayyid, Qamar Bin Zayd, Sheikh of the Nabeel, Emir of the Fakhr [OOC Note: The Wedding will be on Wednesday 12th of January 01/12/2022 @ 6 PM EST]
  2. Krugmas In The Jade-State As the snowflakes of winter befall upon the Jade State of Yong Ping, our lakes freeze from the cold and our birds cease their chirping and move onward to a warmer environment, within the Jade State of Yong Ping preparations are made left and right, with decorations such as trees and lights illuminating the entirety of the Nation. To celebrate the coming of this freezing season, our nation announces a grand festival for any and all friends or allies of the Jade State of Yong Ping to attend! During the aforementioned festival, the attendees are invited to attend many activities, such as; Ice Skating within the centre square of the Jade State. An exchange of gifts from whoever has something to give. A contest of drinks, both hot and cold. And the Special appearance of a special guest…… OOC; The Event will take place on the 18th of December at 1:30 PM/EST, in the square of Yong-Ping.
  3. The Eve of the Demon’s Dance 15th of the First Seed, SA 46 [MUSIC] As the Eve of the Demon’s Dance draws near- The demons of Oyashima and Li-Ren fable gather. The troublesome Yokai, and the deceptive Yaoguai. Fiends of the night with a common goal of plaguing the Jade State in an endless shroud of fear. On the 19th of the First Seed, the citizenry of Yong Ping will be hosting its first annual Eve of the Demon’s Dance Festival. A night of festivity to wring in the terrors of the demon folk. All are welcome to come, donned in the appearances of the ghouls, to participate in the many events hosted. CONTESTS A couple’s costume contest will be hosted mid-festival. Inviting all guests to enter in pairs. The contest will conclude with two winners receiving a grand prize of 150 minaes, and an outfit voucher! STALLS Numerous stalls will be set up for the festival. Indulge in the sale of festival treats, wares, and exclusive masks! Or, take a seat and have your face painted with the guise of a Yokai or Yaoguai. GAMES AND MAZES Run about the streets of Yong Ping pelting treats at fleeing demon folk. Try your hand in archery to win a prize. Or take a frightening stroll through a haunted house. The night will be filled with fun for all ages. SURPRISE SHOWCASE The night will end with a most horrifying showcase only the bravest can bare.
  4. ...As the smoke and ash clear from the air, one will see the destroyed and burned ruins of the once prosperous elven city. The environment around the structures were all burnt to a crisp, dark colors covering the beautiful shades of green below. Although this was a heart aching sight to see, all good things must come to an end, so that it may make way for better. “Lliran, I ask that we do not stay mourning for our beloved city but we honor it in a final Knox-o-ween festivity!” the priestess would call out to her kin, handing out flyers that would spread across the lands, for a festivity to end the spooky season.. “Come one, come all to a SpOoKy celebration at the Owl’s Perch! Enjoy yourselves with some fun activities for everyone to enjoy. The following activities will be… -Spider throw (beanbag throw) -Hide n seek -A costume competition -Final knox-o-ween dance We encourage you to come dressed to impress! The winner for the spider throw will receive an art piece of their choice and the two winners for the Hide n seek and Costume competition will receive a 100 mina prize each! We hope to see you there..”
  5. [!] Elegantly scribed rice paper flyers are hung around Yong Ping! Year of the Dog 狗年 Festival The Dog, being a loyal, faithful and brave animal. While being our best friends for centuries. Due to this, the tea house will celebrate this animal by hosting a story session. Here a senior citizen, who stayed faithful and loyal to our ideals, will tell the guests about Yong Ping's history and culture. During the telling, the tea house staff will offer tea for a price. Join us in the Yong Ping Tianrui Teahouse for an event sponsored and hosted by the Tianrui Teahouse - Sun’s Smile, Year 47 of the Second Age. Event Planning, Tianrui Paraskevi Event Hosting, Tianrui Ren OOC: Sunday 24th October, 4pm EST in the Yong Ping Tianrui Teahouse
  6. THE FESTIVAL OF SAINT ADRIAN Copies of the missive would be pinned to notice boards around the Principality of Savoy and Almaris. INTRODUCTION His Excellency the Royal Exchequer of Savoy, Conrad de Falstaff, hereby invites all to the Festival of Saint Adrian this 16th of the Grand Harvest, containing a multitude of festivities and a chance for business owners to present their wares and finest services for a 10 mina fee; this is waived for local Savoyards. Stalls will be scattered over the streets, open for all denizens of the eventful day. TIME AND LOCATION The festival of Saint Tobias will be held in San Luciano in ((Sunday, October 3rd. 4:00 PM EST)) NO REFUNDS ATTRACTIONS The Stalls The Festival will be an open ground for artisans of all trades - and merchants from San Luciano and abroad, to showcase their crafts and ply their wares. A 10 minas admittance fee, for the cost of putting up a stall, is suspended for companies chartered in the Principality of Savoy. Sword in the Stone Contestants will test their strength for 5 minas by attempting to pull an ancient sword, nearly lost to time. Whoever is able to pull the sword from the stone shall keep it and its perhaps mystical properties Apprenticeship Opportunity During the Festival numerous companies will be looking for potential job-candidates. Therefore, merchants and prospective job-hunters are encouraged to find each other during the Festival. EVENTS DURING THE FESTIVAL Grand Regatta As the sun sets over the South Sea, all festival goers will be invited to the Grand Regatta, a partner race around the lagoons of San Luciano for a monetary prize. All are encouraged to participate with an admittance fee of 10 minas to participate. Brawl of St. Adrian A melee will be held for all comers, a chance to demonstrate your mastery at arms to all of Savoy. The winner will walk away with a purse of minas. There will be a sign-up prior to the event, and an admittance fee of 10 minas to participate. MINAS PRIZE Victor of Adrian A Prize amount of 250 Minas A Street shall be named in your honor within San Luciano A Personal commendation from the Prince of Savoy. A Melee weapon of their choosing made by the finest smiths of Savoy. Regatta Winner A Prize amount of 100 Minas A Gilded gondola inscribed with the name of the victor A Personal commendation from the Prince of Savoy. ENTRY SLIP The form attached needs to be filled out and handed in within the next Saint week to obtain a stall or participate in the public events. MC Name: RP Name: Company Name(if applicable): Discord: Will you be participating in the Regatta?: Will you be participating in the Brawl?: Timezone (EST, GMT, etc.): REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS FOR BRAWL: Chennster | Augustus King_Kunuk | Ostromir Carrion V Milenkhov | Istvan Hephaestvs | Vladislav of Goza Big_Flopppa | Sylvester Daedalus Quantumatics | Edmond of Sava Venoq | Tuvya of Volsoyva GoodGuyMatt2k | Ernst Barclay REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS FOR REGATTA: Rylothh | Haskir Chennster | Augustus King_Kunuk | Ostromir Carrion V Milenkhov | Istvan Quantumatics | Edmond of Sava Venoq | Tuvya of Volsoyva GoodGuyMatt2k | Ernst Barclay SPONSORS & DONORS OF THE FESTIVAL OF SAINT ADRIAN:
  7. Moon Festival 中秋节 The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is one of the most celebrated eastern festivals amongst the citizens of Yong Ping. Little is known of how the celebration started, but, legend has it that several thousand centuries ago, the world was once tormented by seven demonic suns, plaguing the realm with ghastly eternal heat, and to face these terrible foe was one man alone, a skilled hunter. Rewarded by the kami for his heroic feat for shooting down the seven suns, he was given an elixir of eternal life; however, the elixir was only fit for one life and the hunter was already blessed, happy with his life on earth with his beautiful and loving wife. The two were troubled by the thought of ever being apart, and so, they had decided to instead keep the bottle of immortality safe from the greed and evil of man. One fateful night when the hunter was out, one of the hunter’s students had broken into the home intending to steal the potion. Caught in a crossfire between handing over the potion, the hunter’s wife drank the elixir and became the moon goddess, whisked away to the moon leaving the poor hunter alone. The hunter, every night, would search desperately for his wife’s figure on the seemingly lifeless orb, but each time they met for three days in mid-autumn, he would prepare for her mooncakes, taro, and a large assortment of delicacies that she once enjoyed and food that she could take there on the moon. This coming celebration, the citizens of Almaris are cordially invited to celebrate with the families of Yong Ping the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. It is encouraged that families bring along their children for the activities, as well as the many different foods that will be on display. Itinerary OOC: Friday 6:00 PM EST Mooncake Making Contest Ever wanted to learn how to make a tasty eastern pastry? How about ruining it and getting paid for it? Well now you can! Contestants participating in this activity will be given a brief summary of how a mooncake is made before being put to the test to make their own styles of mooncake. A number of three to four judges will pick the best mooncake out of the lot and give the grand prize of 30 yen AND an additional special item to the Mooncake Making Contest. Crab Cooking Contest Get ready to flaunt your culinary expertise with the fresh local catch known as hairy crab, caught during the cooler periods of the dragon year due to its abundance in meat and flavor. The three winners of this contest will be rewarded with a limited edition culinary Li-Ren knife with the prize winner receiving 30 mina. Mid-Autumn Festival Firework Show OOC: Saturday 6:00 PM EST The Lion Dance Coming together to celebrate in unity, the acrobats in Yong Ping will perform a dragon dance for the citizens of Almaris to enjoy; only able to be seen inside the walls of the Jade State. Lantern Floating Ceremony After sunset, a small and short ceremony will be done in honor of Chang’e, the moon goddess. Citizens can participate and even make their own lantern for this special event. OOC: Sunday 7:00 PM EST Dragon Boat Racing Racing across the waters of Yong Ping, participants get the chance to compete in a battle against time, skill, and endurance. At the very end of the Mid-Autumn festival, large constructs will be set on the water which players must avoid while getting to the end; blindfolded. The prize will be disclosed day-of the race. Mid-Autumn Festival Firework Show [OOC] Attire Although optional, players can participate even further in the cultural aspects of this event with some of the hanfus us skinners have prepared! You can either buy a hanfu from one of our talented skinners in the Yong Ping discord (contact me Gamma Rose#0258) or make one yourself with pre-made templates made weeks prior to making this post :D HANFUS - FREE TO USE: https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/free-to-use-honey-melon/ https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/freetouse-faux-love/ TEMPLATES - FREE TO EDIT: https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/free-to-edit-template-hanfu-4/ https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/free-to-edit-redone-template-hanfu-3/ https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/free-to-edit-redone-template-hanfu-2/ https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/free-to-edit-redone-template-hanfu-1/
  8. [!] A flier is found floating about the winds near the north of Almaris Tha Gaming Festival! ~Settling into the new territory after ol' Bramblebury withered away~ New lands and new harvests have come to us wee folks. Let us celebrate these new beginnings with a good ol' feast! Now that our village is set up with the right facilities, we ought to have a grand ol' party and invite all of the neighbors! I have decided that I shall plan just that! Activities: ~Shogging!~ Knock your opponent off of their log before ye fall off of yar own! ~Spleef!~ A game as old as time 'tself! Knock away the ground underneath others and don't fall into the water yourself! ~Push-Off Pumpkin!~ A game of my invention dating back to Arcas. A free-for all battle to control a giant floating pumpkin! Last one still standing wins! ~Darts~ Throw darts at a dartboard to score points! ~Drinks and Snacks~ Free bread and booze will be provided to all who attend the festival! Come right over to the new village 'n Haense (just next to the farms outside o' Karosgrad) and play games with us! May the best fella win! ~Filibert Applefoot, local halfling of the new shire. ((Event will take place at 3 PM EST tomorrow, 9/11/2021. Here are directions to the village: ))
  9. 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓟𝓾𝓶𝓹𝓴𝓲𝓷 𝓕𝓮𝓼𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓪𝓵 The Grand Pumpkin Festival, hosted by Rebeka la Waevra in the Kingdom of Rozania. All are invited to come celebrate the bountiful harvest of the pumpkins in the month of The Grand Harvest, year 41 S.A. This festival is a celebration of the first year of a harvest in Rozania. With pumpkins grown near the La Waevra home, you are invited to a festival. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin stew and other types of pumpkin desserts and food will be there for all to enjoy. There will be a pumpkin archery contest. The first person to hit five arrows in a pumpkin in ranging distances, is the winner. Each person willing to take a chance, may try. First to come, first to play. There will be one winner, whom gets 100 mina. Please come as you are, or dress in your best pumpkin suit. Donation chests will be there, and all proceeds go to Rozania. Come to our The Grand Pumpkin Festival. Special invitations to King William Buckfort of Rozania The Citizens of Rozania The Citizens of Yong Ping The Citizens of Elysium Clan La Waevra Clan Der Ryder Clan Redfist The House of Bishop Snoots The Arc Family [ooc] Event on Saturday, September 11th, 2021. Time: 8 pm Est Where: Near the La Waevra clan house in the street
  10. [!] Flyers have been posted all around Almaris, with an especially high concentration around Yong Ping and Rozania! Upcoming Festival in Rozania! Everyone is invited! Experience the culture of the Maiun dah'Rin as if it were your own! Activities include drinking, smoking cactus green, playing music, telling short stories, and a backflip competition later in the day! Winner of the backflip competition gets a golden hand-shaped mask made by Natshen Mellow himself, along with bragging rights. As it is a festival primarily meant for fun, you may wear anything you'd like, but colorful and comfortable clothes are recommended! Outside food/drinks/drugs are allowed, and even encouraged! Bring your friends, family, acquaintances, and enemies! The festival will be held in the dah'Rini district to the right of Rozania's main gate. Signed, Natshen Mellow Lumuni dah'Rin. And yes, you're required to follow Rozanian laws during your stay. That means no fighting. Personal invitations have been sent to the following people: OOC:
  11. [!] Rice paper scrolls scribed in tight, swooping strokes are hung around Yong Ping and neighboring cities. Dragon's Rebirth Celebration (“Along the River During the Qingming Festival”) It is my pleasure to extend an invitation to the friends of Yong Ping, who were steadfast through our most trying times. All are welcome to join in celebration of our newly constructed Yong Ping and the auspicious friends that helped us to achieve it. Festivities shall take place in the Tianrui Teahouse at Tianrui 28 in two Dragon’s Days of this missive’s posting. the river creek flows bubbles, bright under summer sun, bright too- my heart Event Agenda Reception Reception shall take place to allow all to arrive and become settled in a timely manner, introduce themselves to new friends, and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the performance begins. Performance A lineup of local cultural performances shall grace the teahouse stage, featuring a dance of magical proportions to premier a range of traditional dance and music of the zither. Feast Once the performance has concluded, guests are invited to enjoy the rest of the evening in the teahouse in good company and good spirit. Direct invitations are sent out to the following. Emir of the Fakhr Emirate, Hakim Bin Mutayr Al-Hattan Nai'b al-Emir, Azzam Bin Hakim Al-Hattan Elmirah and Sheikha, Esmae bint Saqr Al-Nabeel Sheikh of the Haybah, Mishal Bin Faris Al-Haybah Sheikh of the Hamad, Utayr Bin Amr Al-Hamad Sheikh of the Haddad, Thamer "Al-Ahmar" Al-Haddad HIM John VIII and his pedigree HE Simon Pruiva-Provins Lady Anna d'Arkent HRM Heinrik Barbanov II and the Barbanov royal family Ser Karl Amador and his knight squire Monarch of Vortice, Princess Athri Onfroi-Belrose and her Council Crown Prince of Ando Alur, Vulnir Syllar and his Council Grandmaster Naffog Hennington and the Crimson Edict Duke Eugeo de Astrea of Elysium and his Council Signed, Tianrui Ren, Patriarch and Zhu of Yong Ping Signed, Yunya of the Chen Household, Minister of Interior and Revenue and Leading Lady of the Arts
  12. THE YOUTH EXPOSE A SHOWCASE OF OUR NATION'S FINEST OOC Credit: Mo Dao Zu Shi Yiling Hunt A river shall never run backward, and a person shall never recapture their youth. However, one should take every chance to showcase his or herself at their very best - Upon their most prime years. For when they succumb to the sands of time, they can look back in pride as yet another upstanding individual who made their mark. The delegation of Yong Ping invites all to its first ever showcase. An expose set to shine a light upon the many talents of its younger populace. Set to last two dragon days. The first opening with various competitions that will set the tone for the second. A hunt with many stakes for those involved. ITINERARY [OOC: Saturday, July 31st 7:00 PM EST] Expose in Archery For those participating, a bow and a quiver of arrows will be allowed. Participants will compete with one another in showcasing their finesse with the bow. In a series of rounds about a course of varying levels of difficulty, that will conclude with a winner. OOC NOTE: A bow and stack of arrows will be provided to each contestant. Contestants will be shooting mechanically. Expose in Equestrianism Participants will be allowed a stallion of the finest choosing to showcase their knowledge in equestrianism. Whereas each rider will be timed on how they navigate a complex obstacle course. Expose in the Arts To conclude the first day, a competition will be held for various talents. A panel of judges will be set to choose a winner from those participating. Those skilled in dance, song, or instrument are heartily encouraged to join. [OOC: Sunday, August 1st 6:00 PM EST] The Great Night Hunt Details pertaining to the beasts hunted the day of will be withheld from participants. However, hints towards the nature of the beasts will be disclosed to the winners of the individual showcasing of the previous day. A maximum of four groups will be allowed. With a maximum of three per group. Those wishing to oversee the hunt will be allowed access to a series of secure stands. (OOC: Thorough instructions will be disclosed at the event. The event will last as long as needed. Coordination and cooperation are heavily encouraged.) To those in attendance, show your pride. Come donned in the colors of your family, or people. Wear sigils and sing songs of past glories.
  13. A Tournament of Jousting [!] The clashing of metal upon metal can be heard while riders prepare for a tournament as vendors and makers arrange their wares in the square. Sutica invites all to partake in the thrill that is jousting! To help celebrate, a festival for makers shall take place within the square of the great city.
  14. ANDO ALUR BEACH FESTIVAL Hosted by The Lady of Ceremony and the Council of Ando Alur. [!] Citzen's of Ando Alur out on the beach. the season of summer has been here for sometime, so why not celebrate it? His Serene Highness and his Council members invite one and all to the first of many celebrations on the beach! enjoy your day with care-free fun! join our many activities we will be hosting on our beach! or just sit back, relax, and get that fabulous golden tan you've always been wanting. find yourself a drink at our bar! Our beach/nautical style bar, will be served by our favorite bartender, Elren! make sure to stop on by the bar and get yourself a tropical tasty drink. A shogging Tournament test your balance and strength out in the waters go up against one of your friends or a long time enemy! balance on the logs as long as possible before falling off. Show off your cooking skills during our grilling contest. now is your time to shine for those who grill. then after the decided winner, food and drinks will be held in celebration! Beach outfit contest. show off your fashion skills during this event, swimsuit, sundress, swim trunks you name it. Volleyball Tournament. Join Ando Alur for our first Volleyball game! rules will be explained at the event. [area of where the beach festival will be held.] Map of Ando Alur. CREDIT FOR MAP: chaosgamer/chaos#7283 Date for the event, sunday the 24th 7pm EST. (please check out discord for any updates!) Special Invitations: Denziens of Ando Alur. The Silver State Of Haelun'or and the Silver Council. (people of different nations are more than welcomed to join!) PENNED, Seat of Ceremony, Event Coordinator 𝐼𝓁𝓎𝒶𝓃𝒶 https://youtu.be/s90ZrJS7BBU
  15. [!] Invites marked with a crimson wax seal of fire 火 would be sent to all residents of Almaris, bearing with it a painting depicting a spectacle of fireworks fired over a sea of fire. [OOC CREDIT: Hosai Baido 1848-1920 'Fire Fighters Brigade' ] Evil lurks amongst the land as the cold winds of Spring dissipate to welcome the hot breeze of Summer. To lower the risk of wildfires, decrease the chances of wild animals decimating farmer's crops, and remove any cover where evil may hide, the people of Yong Ping will be hosting their first Yamayaki Mountain Burning in the mix with a Summer Festival. The Yamayaki Summer Festival will last for a number of three dragon days, preparing the earth for the last day where a mass-controlled fire will take place in the forest east of Yong Ping. Yamayaki Summer Festival Itinerary [OOC CREDIT: Firemen of Edo] [OOC: Friday 6:00 PM EST] The Ring-Around Race The Ring-Around Race is a massive two-player obstacle course taking place outside the walls of Yong Ping, consisting of four parts that require both players' participation. [MATERIALS & INFO ] 1) Player 1 will be blindfolded and handed a bucket 2) Player 2 is a guide that helps Player 1 navigate the obstacle course Further divulged at the event, players in teams of two will need to race around the nation of Yong Ping, starting from the west wall to the south, east, and North. The first to make it across the finish line will be awarded the prize-winning sum of 20 mina each and a trophy. The Beginning Summer Festival Show Part of the festival's booths and entertainment has been arranged at the North wall, sandwiched between the Sakura Forest and Yong Ping. With a vast variety of food and games set up at every stall, guests are more than welcomed to watch the Geisha show that will be performed later in the evening, accompanied by a firework show to end the night. [OOC: Saturday 5:30 PM EST] The Mid-Day Summer Festival Show Starting our event off with a bang, the Geishas of Yong Ping will perform a live show for the audience before the fireworks ceremony. Shortly after, the Grand Hunt will begin. The Grand Hunt Clearing the North Forest for the Yamayaki Mountain Burning is no easy task, so the citizens of Yong Ping invite all of Almaris to come and join in this festive hunt. Participants may group themselves into teams no larger than four members or can go solo throughout their rounds. The hunters who gather the most game within the borders of Yong Ping (boars, foxes, sheep, cow, pigs) will be rewarded with a trophy and the prize sum of 20 mina. (OOC: Instructions will be further divulged at the event. There will be no guides; this is an all-day event; participants will be provided chests to lock themselves for later inspection. The winner will be declared the following day VIA the forum post and at the Yamayaki Mountain Burning.) [OOC: Sunday 6:00 PM EST] The Yamayaki Mountain Burning + Festival Land cleared and appropriately prepared, a controlled fire will brush through the earth accompanied by a long firework show and geisha performance. Participants are more than welcome to help with the mountain burning so long as they do not spread the fire outside the controlled region. Later in the evening, those who have helped with the Yamayaki Mountain Burning will be rewarded with a Fire-Fighter Medal. Food, drinks, and entertainment will be set up for the viewers' convenience and a seating area to enjoy the firework show. Any acts of arson outside of the controlled region will be viewed as criminal behavior and shall be subjugated under national law.
  16. The Festival of Paper [!] Delicate flyers would find themselves being spread across all Almaris from Yong Ping, telling of a festival taking place primarily within the Tianrui Teahouse. Festivities Origami - The Serene Art of Paper Folding The beginning of the festival shall start with the festival-goers filing into the teahouse, origami paper prepared at every place on every table. A teacher shall be at the head of the seating area, showing off the Oyashiman art of the paper folding craft and teaching a simple bit of the art to others. Envelopes of Wishes Envelopes will be given to everyone participating in the festival, along with sheets of blank paper and writing utensils. The envelopes, unlike the red ones often used in larger Yong Ping events and given to others, are not colored in any way. The festival goers are to write a wish upon their paper before placing it into their given envelope. The envelope is then sealed with the mark of a deer for good luck. The wish, however, is meant to be kept secret, for only the wisher and the envelope itself to know the contents. Otherwise, the wish shall not come true. The wisher is to keep the envelope until their wish comes true, then after they can do whatever they wish with said letter, but it is still recommended to keep it safe in their home. Decoration of Lanterns After the sealing of the wishing envelopes, pre-made lanterns will be sold to those wishing to decorate one. The lanterns are light and delicate, so only light paints or pencil sketches are recommended. The decorator can then either send their lantern off into the sky by lighting a candle within the lantern, or take it home to hang within their abode. Gongbi - Ink Brush Art The old art of Gongbi, or merely ink brush art, is a stylized way to create art using only a few simple materials. Festival goers will be able to purchase a Gongbi kit of their own in order to create such art, and be informed of the various styles of such as well. Fan Decoration Sensu fans shall be given to anyone attending the festival, made from light bamboo wood and strong, thick paper. The fans can be left as is for the simplicity, or they can be decorated to the owner’s content. For a possible decoration, if a pair wished to write their initials onto a single fan, the act is said to bring the two together as a prosperous couple. OOC: There will be an auction of mina on whoever wants art and/or pixel art of the design described on their fans. The art shall be made by Moo_bot aka Coffee.exe [BOT]#5456 and prizes go to the three highest bidders. 1st Prize - Illustration & Pixel Art 2nd Prize - Illustration 3rd Prize - Pixel Art Samples of the art: Foods The foods and drinks served during the festival shall be provided by the teahouse the the festival is hosted within. The normal foods from the teahouse will be available, but so will Onigiri and Mochi placed in origami lunch boxes for easy taking and purchase. Signed, Li Xiahong, Minister of Rites Tianrui Carla OOC: The festival shall be held Sunday, June 13th, at 3pm EST
  17. The Dragon Boat Festival of Yong Ping [!] The cries of gulls would reverberate throughout the bay, accompanied by the sound of the Taiko drums. [i] A painting of a Dragon Boat Festival sits here. “Come one, come all! Join us in evading misfortune at the Dragon Boat Festival!” The boats themselves carried the drums, along with the enthusiastic messengers. Each gliding across the cerulean waves, the sun reflecting the golden paints that accessorized the Dragon Boats. On Saturday, 7 p.m. EST, we’ll be meeting by the docks of Yong Ping to host the Dragon Boat Festival. Where the participants will enjoy food, a show, and of course, a boat race as we come together to evade the inauspicious! Specific invitations are extended to: The Loyal Citizens of the Jade State of Yong Ping. The Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska and it's denizens. The Kingdom of Norland and it's denizens. Talon's Port and it's denizens. The Rexdom of Krugmar and it's denizens. The Holy Orenian Empire and it's denizens. The Free State of Sutica and it's denizens. All citizens of Allied Nations and Settlements are welcome. Signed, Atsuki Waythe, Ministry of Rites Wenya of the House Chen, Ministry of Rites
  18. SPRING SAKURA FESTIVAL [!] Invites would be sent around all of Xin Zhou [Almaris] with colourful depictions of the blooming Sakura trees by Yong Ping’s entrance and a dish of enticing Oyashiman cuisine in the foreground. As the sun rises to greet the newly blossomed buds of spring, the people of The Jade State of Yong Ping gather under the cherry blossom trees in feast; celebrating the new season of fertility. This year, the citizens of Yong Ping have prepared a grand event and invite all the residents of Almaris to come and celebrate in the Sakura Festival. Each Saint's Day of the festival will end in a large and grand feast, sharing with everyone the cuisine and culture of both Li-Ren and Oyashiman. It is highly encouraged to refrain from bringing any weapons to the festival- unless they are participating in the Sakura Festival Hunt. Sakura Festival Itinerary OOC: Friday, May 7th, 7 PM EST Mochitsuki Mochi is a delectable sweet that is enjoyed by many of the residents in Yong Ping; however, to make this soft and stretchy treat can be quite tiring. As a test of speed, strength, and endurance, participants paired into teams of two will observe and pound white rice into what is known as mochi. The first team to finish quality mochi will be awarded a one of a kind omamori charm. A demonstration will also be performed to help the participants have a finer grasp. The Yoake Feast The Yoake Feast is the first feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines while also having a first glance of geisha performance. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and the entrees will consist of seafood, beef, and pork. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. The First Fireworks With a colorful spectacle to end the first day of the festival, fireworks will be set off at the bay for the participants to enjoy. It is highly advised that pets are taken elsewhere due to the noise pollution. OOC: Saturday, May 8th Sakura Hunt -- 2 PM EST Under the first blooms of the sakura blossoms, the group of hunters would be approached by a fox beckoning them to a hunt across Almaris. Through the great cherry trees, onwards towards—the sly fox would try to lose their trail. Across the lands, the fearsome hunters will encounter boars, bears, and various fauna to spit roast and enjoy at the end of the hunt. The Hinode Feast + Fireworks Show -- 5 PM EST The Himode Feast is the second feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of raw beef and pork to be cooked manually at the feast. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. Fashion Show While the guests are feasting, a showcase of the fashion seen in Yong Ping will be on display, and the stage of the teahouse will be turned into a runway as our models strut their silks! OOC: Sunday, May 9th, 5 PM EST The Wen Puppet Show Gather up the children and the whole family, as the Wen household puts on a puppet show for our guests in the teahouse! The Dei Feast + Fireworks Show The Dei Feast is the third feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of raw and cooked seafood. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. OOC: Monday, May 10th, 5 PM EST Cooking Contest The Higure Feast + Fireworks Show The Higure Feast is the fourth feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines. Guests will be served light alcohol, tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of soup and noodles. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. OOC: Tuesday, May 11th, 5 PM EST Yuyami Feast + Fireworks Show The Yuyami Feast is the fifth and final feast of the annual Sakura Festival. Here, participants will be able to experience some of the large variety of Li-Ren and Oyashiman cuisines while also having a front view seat of the final firework show of the festival the Season of Fertility. Guests will be served only tea, and juice, and dishes will consist primarily of fried and hot dishes. As a word of caution, any participants who cause loud or major disruptions will be asked to leave and escorted out. Drinking Contest For any and all who wish to test the strength of both their stomachs and kidneys, the residents of Yong Ping have collectively prepared a variety of alcoholic drinks to be collectively consumed in contest. For the cost of 5 mina to participate, any participants who are able to hold down their liquor and remain the most sober will win a grand prize of 85% of the earnings collected from those who paid for the event.
  19. •✹Armakak's Sun Festival✹• [!] Tiny wood sparrows deliver colorful, golden pamphlets across all of Almaris. At the ripe beginning of The First Seed, Da Seers Eron Hefruth and Da Kirkja Dverga of Urguan are calling every merchant of Almaris to join in a prosperous celebration! Be it brews, weapons, forges, jewlery, any and all are welcome to sell! The Sun Festival is thrown in honor of Armakak, the Merchant Father, who guides our kin to luckier days and brighter skies. Festivities include: ✹ Stalls and shops from the finest merchants of Almaris that will surround the valley of Urguan! ✹ Test your luck with a coin toss or win back double your mina at the gambling table! ✹ The Merchant Competition will conclude the festival, where each stall or shop submits one item to be judged by Yemekar’s Pick: Dorimnur Goldhand, Grand Steward: Levian'Tol Grandaxe, and Grimgold Clan Father: Alaric Grimgold. Winner receives 200 mina. Join the Grand Kingdom of Urguan with pockets full or empty, for may Armakak’s luck shine upon us all! High Chief of Hefrumm, Seer of Brathmordakin, Prelate of Anbella, Chief of Clan Blackroot, OOC: Festival will begin Saturday, April 17th @ 6pm EST. If you want to run a shop/stall in the festival, contact Dietz#2343 or High Chief Yazmorra Blackroot irp.
  20. A UNION BENEATH THE LANTERNS [!] Spread all throughout Almaris, a red packet decorated and laced with golden embroideries was sent out to the whole city of Yong Ping and the citizens of its allies. Each packet’s contents included an invitation, written on rice paper in elegant Li-Wen calligraphy for those fluent in it, and common translation provided beneath it, detailing an event to take place in Yong Ping. For those who received special invitations, not only would they receive the flyer, but included along with it was a portrait of a couple, painted and drawn in the traditional Li-Ren style. [!] The following people would receive said special invitations: It is with the utmost excitement that Yong Ping invites you all- citizen, friend, and ally- to celebrate the first marriage within its borders, the union of Xiahong, eldest son of the Li family, and his beloved partner, Wu Zhelan. The procession and ceremony observed will be much like a festival in scale, following the customs native to Li-Guo itself: 親迎 / Qinying - The procession from the groom’s house to obtain his partner. The streets will be decorated in red and gold as they and the congregation advance on to the temple. 入府 / Rufu - Entering the gates of the temple, the couple will conceal their face with a silk fan, symbolizing modesty and goodness. 沃盥 / Woguan - The couple will wash their hands with flowing water, symbolizing the purity and sanctity of the wedding ceremony. 同牢 / Tonglao - Eating one piece of meat from the same vessel, symbolizing the bonding of the new couple. 合卺 / Hejin - Drinking from merged winecups, symbolizing the beginning of couple combining to become one. Following the ceremony at the temple, the congregation will join the newlyweds and their families to a large banquet at the teahouse, before they retire to their new residence. Signed by, Li Xiahong, Minister of Rites, and Wu Zhelan
  21. [!] A flyer would be distributed round all of Almaris with elegant calligraphy in Li-Wen and common translation underneath. Not only that, but on the bright red paper was a shining gold border, and engraved on the very top was an ox, the zodiac of the New Century! TAI PING LUNAR NEW CENTURY, NEW YEAR! Dear Reader, you are formally invited to join the citizens of Tai Ping in celebrating the Tai Ping Nian Festival! This year’s celebration will be packed with festivities - one for each month! So don’t fret if you miss out on one event, for there is sure to be another that you can participate in. ITINERARY: The Amber Cold: Eve of Battle Something is stirring in the jungle surrounding Tai Ping. Unearthly howls and the sky darkening overhead fore-shadow the age-old curse that followed the Li-Ren here all the way from the old shores of Ai-Zho. Could it be the Nian beast? Or something worse… ? Brave the dangers dear adventurer, and mayhap you’ll be the one to save Tai Ping from this travesty. OOC: THIS WILL BE HELD AT 9PM EST MONDAY 1st FEB The Deep Cold: Cleansing Ritual As the turn of the new year appears round the bend, families and friends alike begin a large-scale purification rite where the burdens and sins of the past are cleansed by fire. If you have any deep confessions now is the time to rid yourself of them. Snow’s Maiden: Firework Feast With the Nian festival now in full swing, join us for the grand opening feast. There will be fireworks, dances, and memories to last a lifetime! Those that helped aid us during the Eve of Battle might even get a present~ OOC: All food will be purchasable from food stalls at Tai Ping. Likewise, all merchants are welcome to come set up shop here to sell their wares, provided they respect the locals and local culture. Malin’s Welcome: Spice Challenge For the scant travellers and intrepid brave souls that have encountered this challenge via the Li-Ren Llama Caravan, you know that when I say this is a challenge that will surely roast your tongue and test the mettle of your gut, I am not lying. Those who manage to conquer the test will be awarded the Title of ‘Spice King’ and a special token proving such from the Li-Ren. OOC: Participation is 4 mina a person, you get to keep all rp food items you receive. There will also be tea on site in case your character does indeed roast their tongue. The First Seed: Lion Dancing Competition As the guardians of the Li-ren people, a special competition will be held to honour the Twin Lions. Only the fittest and most agile of climbers, capable of leaping from rooftop to rooftop will be selected to become the avatars of the Lions and honour them with the Lion dance. OOC: This is basically a parkour competition. The route will be marked out with red carpet and acacia signs. Participation is free. The Grand Harvest: Dragon Dance Parade A celebration of the Nian festival is never complete without the classic Dragon Dance. The Li-ren will bear a dragon banner, hoisted by multiple people during the parade across all of Almaris. People from all over are welcome to participate, or even become part of the dragon. The parade will proceed through all settlements before finally looping back to Tai Ping, completing the full circle. OOC: Basically a long line of people wearing dragon heads snaking down the roads, into your settlement and then out. It costs 5 mina a dragon head if you want to join the long snek and jump around with us. :) Sun’s Smile: Red Packet Day As a close to the festivities of the Nian festival, the last month will be a month of giving. Friends and neighbours will trade little Red Packets, filled with good wishes and even a bit of mina! This is a show of the community’s prosperity as well as friendly relations with visitors too - should they choose to participate. OOC: These will be sold at the Tai Ping government house for 1 mina per red packet
  22. [!] Artist’s depiction of the grand feast during the Feast of the Wolf Feast of the Serpent The Feast of the Serpent is a tradition held every 3 years ((a month in real time)) celebrated with drinking, feasting, and a great hunt to remember the founding of Blazengard and the Wandering Flames. The great hunt is an event which begins the feast. Affiliates can participate in the hunting of large beasts in groups up to two. Those who bring back a beast will be rewarded, but the one who brings the largest beast will get bragging rights as “Lord of the Hunt” or “Lords of the Hunt” during the festivities. The beasts will then be taken to the chef and prepared for a grand feast which takes place soon after. Other games such as archery, apple dunking, pumpkin carving, and the hay maze. To end the day we have our Krugsmas outfit competition, which is judged by the mayor, sovereign and a mystery judge. The competition will be judged on style, effort, and overall WoW factor. ((Contact Tainted_Ace#4526 if you want to enter)) 9:30am: Speech given by Ban Estrosa commencing the first annual Feast of the serpent! 10:00am: The Great hunt begins, bring your own gear, and have fun!! 11:00am: Apple dunking contest! 11:30am: The Great Feast, come and enjoy the wonderful bounty! 12:00pm: Corn maze trials, try and beat it in under 6 Elven minutes! 1:00pm: Outfit competition, judged by the mayor, sovereign, and a special guest 2:00pm: Pumpkin carving then walk around town and enjoy the firework show! ((formatted on behalf of @Tainted_ace)) ((1/16/2021))
  23. [!] Artist’s depiction of the grand feast during the Feast of the Wolf FEAST OF THE SERPENT The Feast of the Serpent is a tradition held every 3 years ((a month in real time)) celebrated with drinking, feasting, and a great hunt to remember the founding of Blazengard and the Wandering Flames. The great hunt is an event which begins the feast. Affiliates can participate in the hunting of large beasts in groups up to two. Those who bring back a beast will be rewarded, but the one who brings the largest beast will get bragging rights as “Lord of the Hunt” or “Lords of the Hunt” during the festivities. The beasts will then be taken to the chef and prepared for a grand feast which takes place soon after. Other games such as archery, apple dunking, pumpkin carving, and the hay maze. To end the day we have our Krugsmas outfit competition, which is judged by the mayor, sovereign and a mystery judge. The competition will be judged on style, effort, and overall WoW factor. Contact Tainted_Ace#4526 if you want to enter. 9:30am Speech given by Ban Estrosa commencing the first annual Feast of the serpent. 10:00am The Great hunt begins, bring your own gear, and have fun!! 11:00am Apple dunking contest. 11:30am The Great Feast, come and enjoy the wonderful bounty. 12:00pm Corn maze trials, try and beat it in under 6min 1:00pm Outfit competition, judged by the mayor, sovereign, and a special guest 2:00pm Pumpkin carving then walk around town and enjoy the firework show! ((ooc))If interested in getting further details please don't hesitate to join our discord https://discord.gg/YfNrQwEshD or message me on discord @ Tainted_Ace#4526, The Festival will be held on December 28th, 2020 from 9am to 2pm Est.
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