Festival of the Great Tree
The wind carried the sounds of harmonious instruments for miles around. This siren’s call of joy would have attracted you to the Life Tree even if you hadn’t already been on your way. The Festival was in full swing after all. The Life Tree rose before you, even now a holy beacon on the horizon to guide to you it’s heart. It’s massive trunk seemed to touch the sky itself, dozens upon dozens of thick twisting branches spreading from all angles, growing thicker and more frequent the higher the tree went, growing into a multi-hued crown.
While mostly some shade of green, spots of oranges, reds, yellows and other colors besides dot the foliage like stars in the night sky. You can feel the magical presence of the Life Tree throughout your whole being. From the tip of your nose through the length of your tail, in your bones and infused in your soul, it is almost as if the Tree is watching out for you in a mighty vigil.
You flap your wings to gain some altitude. You’re nearing the edge of one island, and the beginning of Lynnore’s main landmass. You pass by groves of fruit trees, fields of crops and blooming flowers, turning more and more into houses the closer you get the the physical and spiritual heart of the Avilli and of Lynnore. The magic on the breeze feels stronger, the activity and murmurings of other Avilli become louder as well.
Passing above the cobbled avenues of the Village of Origin, you reach the edge of the festival. Occupying the vast circle of land, appropriately called the Garden of the Life Tree, the festival is full of activity. Bands and Orchestras play throughout, filling the air with wonderful harmony. The smell of cooked meats and fresh fruit permeate the festival, homemade wares are created and shared while games and activities are available for anyone young and old wanting to stretch their wings and wits. As with the rest of the Avilli who have made the trek, short or far, to be here, you come to enjoy the festival and honor the Life Tree. It was here that the Avilli were born into Kyvalore, right there in the roots of the tree whose shade you take now. It is a time of joy and of peace. Of renewal and connection. This festival only comes once a year, so enjoy it!
Draw or write about your character exploring the festival! What do they find among the other avilli celebrating? Do they enjoy the bustle and crowd and cheers of the busy streets?
This is part of a location questline!
Location questlines put your character directly into a story of that location. While the story is directed with each prompt, you still have different ways to address the situation! Each part of the questline will unlock the next part for you to continue on your adventure! Be warned though, there may be dangers ahead so your kyvalorian better be prepared for the journey(and stat checks!).
Each step of the quest will reward you with bonus rewards, some of them exclusive to that questline. Once the questline is completed your character will earn a special badge showing it!
Your character must be in the location for your quest to be accepted.
Minimum Drawing Requirements:
1 fullbody character and an advanced background.
Minimum Writing Requirements:
Please submit it with standard shard breakdown for your work.
A Chapter of New Life
Do you throw a party for this many birthdays?
As the world begins to chill, many assume that the emergence of youngins begins to dwindle, but in Lynorre it is quite the opposite!
As the leaves of the life tree fade to stunning hues of golds and red, cocoons begin to form among the branches and leaves. Small cocoons where new young life stirs! This season is a season of good tidings, and many believe the days where the cocoons begin to be seen are days filled with good fortune and luck towards the coming season. Some are enamored by the upcoming avilli youth that they decorate the cocoons in ribbons and strings, glittering trinkets and in some cases even little pouches of nuts and seeds as a welcoming gift.
Draw or write about your character seeing a cocoon in the life tree! Do they wish it good tidings? Help decorate it in trinkets? How do they feel about the cycle of life and the way these avilli are born? Do they stick around the meet the young avilli?
A partial body character and a basic background
650 words minimum