“Come, babies. Come sit and let me tell you a tale.” The skin of her hands was thin, like a brown paper bag holding something delicious; the oil soaked through so it was nearly translucent. Those hands idly moved over the time-worn wood of a walking stick, laid across her lap. "Let me tell you of the one named Stormslayer. The Day of Change comes, and it is time to tell her story once again.*
The scene is repeated across the plains: Wagons and tents circled around a central hearth, burning brightly and cheerfully. The early chores are done and it is time to sit for the mid-morning meal. In one circle sits a wizened old woman. In another, a burly young man with a shock of black hair and thick black beard. In a third, a slender woman, a mother, in the prime of her days with narrow, square shoulders. The Keeper of the Hearth is not always the oldest, but knows all the stories of the tribes, and carries the honor of tellling the tale. Colorful banners and ribbons catch the morning breeze. It passes through one camp to the next, connecting them each together with soft, invisible whispers. The tribes pause, sit, and listen.
The Day of Change is coming up in about a week! We’re celebrating as a community via activities like Guild Bingo (with that gorgeous board AG came up with!) but we thought it would be fun to come up with some ways that our guild, Gossmere, celebrates this day of remembrance in our community.
For those of you who are new to the Ackerly Green community, the Day of Change marks the day Deidre Green performed some incredible figuration magiq, summoned the Icons of Eleannor, and defeated The Storm (a malevolent eidolon of adept powers/spirits controlled by the Silver and used to strike down opposition to their magiq-hoarding plans).. In years past, we’ve used the magic of the day to remake our guild homes in Neithernor. The Knocking Doors may be closed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take the day to celebrate anyway!
So let’s hear it, Gossmere! Give us your best imaginings as to how our guild spends the Day of Change!