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As the summer comes to an end, the trees change to their autumn dress of golds, reds, oranges and browns. The wind cools as well, carrying the scents of the coming harvest with it. According to tradition, the citizens of the Valley gather together to welcome this cooler season after the long heat of the summer. For the people of Siyyon, Autumn is a time of relaxation. With the long work of harvest long behind them, and the Winter before them, it's a last chance to spend time with friends before they go into hibernation or hole up in their homes during the colder months to come.  


Autumn's Welcome Feast

End Date: October 17th

To kick off the holiday season, denizens of the Valley hold a terrific harvest feast. While smaller celebrations are held in each territory, a much larger festival is held in the Coradine Keep and Spire's Hollow for the Taurs and Humans respectively. While traditionally the two celebrations are separate, since the signing of the treaty and the formation of the Council, the two races have allowed those who would like to learn the customs of the other race to pass the border and join them at the large party in Coradine/Spire's Hollow instead.


Only one activity is required to be acknowledged as participation, here are a few of the things you could draw/write. Keep in mind which party you're having your character attend!

Activities:

Wood Carving

Harvesting fields

Hay rides

Ghost Stories

Food Preparation/Baking

Bobbing for Apples

Matched Ribbons/Paired Dancing- Comment to find out which character you've been paired with!

Gathering/Patching warm clothes

Decorating the area

Giftwrapping

Elemental Magic Ritual (Coradine)

Spirit Animal Talent Show Routine (Spire's Hollow)
If you have more ideas, you can do those also! These are just an example selection

Special:
Grab bag- Allows for one random old memento to be gathered. If you choose to do this one, you'll have to do another for us to consider you eligible for this year's participation token. Comment in the journal if you'd like to try your luck (This can only be done once).


Submit all drawn or written articles for this event into the plot and events folder, and have fun!




Hallow's Eve
End Date: November 28th
With the last feast of the Harvest out of the way, the people of the valley have settled in for the long nights to come. These nights, the ones in which the dead are closest to the living, have become known as the time of Hollow's Eve. Many dress in costume, going from territory to territory, door to door, shouting that age old ultimatum: "Trick or Treat!" Long is this history of what might befall any foolish adult unwilling to distribute the gifts of the season to erstwhile ghouls and goblins. Beware, however, if you choose to go trick or treating you may fall victim to some mischievous spirits who are playing pranks on those who would wander at night.

For all the lighthearted festivities, though, this time of year is still considered sacred. Many denizens of the Valley spend the waning light of Autumn in reflection, remembering those who have passed away by visiting shrines or conducting rituals to spend one night with their loved ones. While taurs tend to welcome the deceased back to them on these nights, most humans fear the return of the dead, and post guard by the gates of their cemeteries to keep dearly departed where they belong. Depending on their heritage, Faevyn might choose to follow all, or none, of these traditions.

Only one activity is required to be acknowledged as participation, here are a few of the things you could draw/write.

Activities:

Pumpkin Carving

Costume Design

Shrine visiting (Taur-kin and Faevyn)

Lantern Vigil (Humans and Faevyn)

Fireside Story telling

Again, these are just samples of what you can do, if you have any other ideas, feel free.

Special:
Trick or Treating- You may do this twice a week, once on a Monday and again on a Friday, once for each territory. Comment below with "Trick or treating in X territory" to see what you end up with! When you receive your results, you can feel free to draw/write about the experience to count as participation.


Submit all drawn or written articles for this event into the plot and events folder, and have fun!




Tres Dias Neuvo
End Date: February 1st
Snow blankets the ground, and many of the villagers have gone away to hibernate. For many, the winter months are a time of sleep, and yet for others, those who would not flee to their homes or other regions, it's a time of joy and bewonderment. Sticks of mint and spice are given as treats, and many play in the snow, be it in a snowball fight or by making sculptures. Still more, others are taking the fresh fallen ice and making food from it. The many hotsprings of Skeo are open to everyone who wishes to relax, and many temporary bath houses have opened in town, run by those with the fire and water elements. For those that are going to sleep, or are sleeping already, many have scheduled smudgings for their houses to keep the spirits that still linger there, at bay.

Only one activity is required to be acknowledged as participation, here are a few of the things you could draw/write.

Activities:

Snowball fights/Snow forts

Snow Cream creation (Food making)

Smudging (Herbal cleansing)

Hotsprings/Bath House indulgence

Sledding

Winter apparel

Ice Sculptures

Again, these are just samples of what you can do, if you have any other ideas, feel free.

Submit all drawn or written articles for this event into the plot and events folder, and have fun!
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OhSynapse Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great that Siyyon's been able to pick up its pace, especially with how long it's been running. It's not easy to revive a group.
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Dioptasy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is VoS still accepting new members? I've been a secret fan of this RP group for a few years but never really had time to get involved until now ^w^
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Skywiz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
New members are always welcome, feel free to take a look at our how to join journals for help on how to get started. OwO/
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Dioptasy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh alright, thanks so much!~
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the-gouk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see Siyyon is dusting itself off, I'll have to get a character ready. =P
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Skywiz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heee, yeah, we've been bringing it back. =3
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the-gouk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great so far, Cat wait to see how far you take it.
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Leunbrund Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes please do! :D We are definitely looking for more members to make the place officially dust-free. Seriously, invite all your friends.
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the-gouk Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to see if i cant track down anyone who used to be a part of the group and/or are interested in joining.
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