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A city floating in the center of a lake, Ravok is a place of dark beauty, romance and culture. Behind it all though is the presence of Rhysol, God of Evil and Betrayal. The city is controlled by The Black Sun, a religious organization devoted to Rhysol. [Lore]

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Holiday Hoedown!

Postby Prophet on April 12th, 2017, 12:02 am

One of the reoccurring themes mentioned in character registries was a lack of holidays in Ravok. I agree. To be honest, it wasn't very high on my development list so here's the deal:

You asked for it! Here it is!

Holiday Submission Form:
Code: Select all
[u]Date:[/u] Season Day Time (Morning, Night, All Day)

Before you go and start dropping a thousand ideas in here, let me make some things very clear.
  1. Only one submission at a time. I expect no less than excellence so focus your efforts.
  2. This thread is for finished entries only. Any type of discussion can be handled via PMs but I would prefer it be done in the OOC so there is less of a chance for overlap.
  3. Be prepared to defend your holiday. I like to argue. Consider this your warning.
  4. Adhere to the city's theme. Anything contrary to the Black Sun or Ebonstryfe lore will likely be tossed without question.
  5. I have final say. No ifs, ands, buts or whys are to be uttered in my direction. I will give all submissions a fair chance but if I deem it to be unfitting then accept my judgement and try again (or go pout elsewhere).

I'm excited to have a talented pool of writers with which to try this endeavor.
I hope that all of you take advantage of it as a way to add something to your city and the game that we all love. Now... make Rhysol proud.
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Holiday Hoedown!

Postby Karyk on June 29th, 2017, 1:58 am

Name: The Galatos Ball of Kindred Spirits
Date: Summer 91st, Sundown
Location: The Galatos Family Commorancy for Children
Details: Well after the Commorancy's founding, the Galatos Family wanted a high class way of advertising the children they cared for, to be adopted by the best and brightest families. As such, the The Galatos Ball of Kindred Spirits was born in 375 AV. For weeks leading up to the event, the Galatos family advertises the formal ball by sign, crier, and word of mouth. This is both a night for the children and adoptive parents of Ravok, as well as a chance for the wealthy of Ravok to show off their wealth and generosity.

On the day of the event, the Commorancy is decorated in muted Fall colors, and all orphans are given leave from their studies and responsibilities. The Galatos Family brings in many members of its own family, as well as parents who've adopted from them to help get the children ready. This is done through a thorough bathing and grooming of all orphans, then donning them in gifted or borrowed dresses and suits. Often times those helping the orphans will give them tips on how to be more mature and entertaining while at the ball. It is considered bad form for a benefactor to say anything to them about being adopted or how to improve those odds, in those words at least.

Once all of the children are ready, they stand out front with members of the staff who take down the names of all who attend. Donations are expected, and the richer a person is, the higher the expected donation. High donors are honored by name at the dinner. However, if a prospective adopting parent or family attends, and signs their name to the list saying they are seeking to adopt, no donation is expected. Children are not expected to donate, as they are welcomed to socialize and dance with the orphans. Formal dress is required, and those not dressed properly will be turned away.

The Ball starts with mingling over hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, as well as tours of the Commorancy. Once the tours are completed, everyone is invited to a fine five-course dinner. During this dinner, the orphans will often present talents of performance, art or craft as entertainment. High giving donors are announced, as well as the people seeking to adopt children.

Following the dinner, everyone is directed into the ballroom where a live band is playing. Everyone is encouraged to dance with the orphans, and a variety of slow and faster songs are played. The more talented and trained orphans may occasionally put on ballroom dancing performances. During this time, the chaperones begin phasing out the younger children that aren't expected to stay up as late and sending them to bed.

As the night wears down, custodians seek out the potential adopting families privately, and ask if they are interested in any of the children. If they are, they are invited to return the following day to continue the adoption process.
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