Location [Syliras Location] The Stone Garden

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This shining population center is considered the jewel of The Sylira Region. Home of the vast majority of Mizahar's population, Syliras is nestled in a quiet, sprawling valley on the shores of the Suvan Sea. [Lore]

[Syliras Location] The Stone Garden

Postby Gossamer on July 30th, 2009, 7:05 pm

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For each struggle there is a sacrifice. In the case of the Syliran Knights, great sacrifices were made to accommodate the task of rebuilding civilization. With Sylir dead, there was little left of the world after Ivak's fury was spent. It took hundreds of years for mankind to even emerge from where they'd taken shelter and withdrawn from the cold of the world that happened once the volcanoes filled the sky with dust and debris. Strong men and women existed, rose above the wailing and grieving of the masses, and discovered the Windoak, a fragment of their god still living. Through the Windloak's guidance and the leadership of these brave individuals, the Syliran Knights were formed. They were able to pave the way for civilization to take root, at least in Sylira, and start to rebuild what they'd lost.
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But with each and every movement forward, there were steps back. Lives were lost, hundreds of them, in the struggle for survival. Many times there were no bodies to recover, no graves to dig, no remains to mourn over. So rather than dwell on this, the Stone Memorial Garden was created, where round wave-tossed cobbles are selected to represent fallen heroes and planted all together artistically for people to walk among and reflect on the sacrifices of the fallen.

Not everyone is selected to grace the gardens with a name on the stone when they perish. It is considered a high honor indeed. Because of the violence of Mizahar, the Syliran Knights more often than not burn their dead in large funeral bonfires, rather than bury them which can attract predators and invite disease. The Stone Garden in a way to remember the fallen and acknowledge the sacrifices.


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