The Dimming Era
the night of tales
In the Town of Timber Thicket on the 10th of Enrice they celebrate Lontain, the Wandering Bard’s final performance. While many of his stories will be recited, it is also common practice for the townsfolk to create “adventures” that they will send children on. The culmination of the festival is a large gathering at the town square where much food and drink is available and any travelers are invited to tell their story. While Timber Thicket is not a place many go to, this festival always draws some travelers and more then a few bards each year.
According to village lore, Lontain spent his last days there, and on the eve of his death he told his whole story, from beginning to end. Those who were there said that, they did not just hear the tales, but it was as if they walked with Lontain on each and every adventure. The story also says that the inn keeper who would pay one gold crown per turning of the hourglass turned it over a hundred times that night. As the sun rose, the villagers heard the last words of Lontain, and as he walked back to his room, the rumor goes that his very being faded as the sun crested over the forest.
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