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    Elven Wedding - The race is Over, we are moving on

    Topping a rise, you see a vast field of colorful flowers spread out below, until you realize that the scale is wrong. The valley is actually filled with the colorful tents of the Valenar & Talenta people. As you walk down to investigate you hear snatches of festive music. You wonder if you will find what you are looking for here.

    OOC<<[spoiler]You are in North East Valenar, between Norinath and the Endworld Mountains. [/spoiler] >>

    You start to encounter other travelers as you approach the vast encampment. You ask a passing halfling, “What’s going on?”

    “It’s an Elven Wedding.” He replies.

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    Shiva is already camped in the valley. The bride is the daughter of the head of your warband. You know her to be talented enchanter, and a good person. It is up to you what kind of relationship you have with her.


    There is a temporary fence around the combined camps. A gate stands a short distance away. At the right side of the gate stands an Elven Keeper of the Past. At the left side of the gate is a Valenar warrior, who seems to hold himself with a lazy confidence. There is a short line of people waiting to enter.

    OOC<<[spoiler]Coincidently most of you arrive at roughly the same time, mid-morning, there are a number people milling about, elves, humans, halflings, ect. [/spoiler]>>

    If you are considering going to the Central Mass. Gameday, stop reading now.
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    Shiva will closely watch the strangers - try and detirmine (spot/sense motive) if any of them are Changelings that the Cabinet may have sent after him. He'll wait and see what they do before approaching.

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    I am assuming that Chen is on Eyre Night in the guise of Jhonas. He will dismount and walk up to the back of the line, interested to find out what an Elven wedding is like. He will try to see and hear what the Elves at the gate are doing as the people approach. If they are turning anyone away or giving people a hard time, he will begin to prepare a story to get himself inside.


    Jhonas had grown bored with the taverns of Norinath and decided to go out for a few days ride. He had no destination in mind, but something drew him north; north toward Karrnath and the last place Chen knew his beloved to be before the Mourning turned his homeland into a deadly wasteland. Eventually he crested a rise and came upon a tent city in the valley below. He climbed down off of Eyre Night and walked his horse down the slope. He soon passed caught up with a Halfling and inquired of him, "Hail friend, may I ask what's all this now?"

    The Halfling turned to him, taking in the human's sturdy build, weathered, stubbly face, rapier at his side, and the arms of Cyre patch on his shoulder before answering, "It's an Elven Wedding." "Sounds like fun," was Jhonas' gruff reply before walking on to get in the line leading to the gate.
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    Kaelendor

    Kaelendor stands for a while observing the festivities. He has been traveling, more or less aimlessly, for some weeks now since his “leave” from his post. This is the first Valenar wedding he has observed, and he is surprised by the size and spectacle of it. Who would want so many witnesses for such a personal occasion?

    He descends towards the gate at the slow pace dictated by the weight of his gear. Once again, he curses himself for not securing a mount before setting out on his rambling journey. Perhaps the Talenta will sell me one of theirs. He chuckles at that; both the idea of the fierce little warriors giving up one of their bonded animals and the image of Kaelendor trying to control one of the fearsome lizards are ludicrous. Tystalol, his baboon familiar, picks up on his master’s mood and screeches happily in reply. The beast takes advantage of their slow pace to pause from time to time to dig for roots and grubs. He offers the fattest, juiciest ones to his master; Kaelendor, with a fond smile, always simply pats Tystalol's head and declines.

    At the gate, Kaelendor approaches the Keeper of the Past. ”Honored Keeper,” he intones in greeting, bowing his head slightly. ”I am a traveler, far from my home. Are the happy couple accepting guests to their joining? I would be honored to offer my benediction.”
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    Carver, Warforged Artifacer.

    'A celebration of love between two elves, interesting' Carver thinks.

    Carver will approach someone who appears to be in charge or letting people in. "Excuse me good sir (or madam as it may be), I could not help but see this celebration going on, and overheard someone mention that this was an elven wedding. If those involved would not mind, perhaps I could enter the festivities and observe this wedding? I've not seen one before and would so very much like to observe how such a cerimony is performed and enjoyed." Carver thinks for a moment "I believe I even have a present for the ... um... bride and groom I beleve they are called. I'm sorry if I got that wrong, I am new to such things." The warforged smiles as well as a warforged can and looks at the man (or woman) with hopefull eyes (at least as hopefull as a warforged's eyes can get).

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    The elven warrior guarding the gate observes the crowd preparing to enter.

    Shiva,
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    Shiva does not find any changelings among those waiting to enter. For a moment he stares suspiciously a unusual simian walking alongside an elf, but decides that would be too obvious.


    The Keeper of the Past addresses Kaelendor, “I am Keeper Caedaes, and I have the pleasure of performing the formal introduction ceremony this afternoon. I’m sure a blessing by a representative of the Undying Ancestors would be appreciated. How much do you know of Valenar Wedding Traditions?”

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    Kaelendor is aware that Keepers of the Past approve weddings based on which ancestor an elf is emulating. They celebrate the wedding with a public spectacle of ceremonies, dancing, contests, etc. which take place over several days till the actual wedding on the last day. {I rolled a 2 on your knowledge religion check, for a total of 11.}


    Keeper Caedaes notices Kaelendor hesitation. “Well, the ceremonies are quite similar to ones that Aerenal use, though with more people present.

    The groom is expected to prove himself to be a competent warrior, so several contests are held for him to display his skill. To show his sportsmanship the groom is expected to reward those whose skill proves greater than his own.

    And finally there is the Wedding Truce. It is considered an, “ill omen,” to have blood be shed at the wedding, so all conflicts, feuds, and vendettas must be left outside the fence.

    Because you will performing a service, we can forgo the gift expected of those who wish to attend the celebration.”


    Keeper Caedaes turns to the gate guard “Thail, would you escort the Minster of the Undying Ancestors to the Central Pavilion?”

    Another elven warrior steps up to guard the gate, <<[spoiler] Thaean Kethir [/spoiler]>>.

    Keeper Caedaes stares suspiciously at the human waiting next in line. “That’s a Vadalis Mount. Are You a Member of House Vadalis?”

    Meanwhile a warforged walks up, ignores the line of people waiting, approaches the elven gate guard, and starts asking him questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MavrickWeirdo
    Keeper Caedaes stares suspiciously at the human waiting next in line. “That’s a Vadalis Mount. Are You a Member of House Vadalis?”
    Jhonas flashes a wry grin and begins to answer the Elf's question, when...

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    Meanwhile a warforged walks up, ignores the line of people waiting, approaches the elven gate guard, and starts asking him questions.
    Jhonas pats the Warforged on the shoulder and says, "You go right ahead buddy. The Host knows your kind saved my butt plenty of times back in the war." While waiting for the Warforged to finish, Jhonas listens to the conversation as he digs into one of his saddlebags.

    When it is once again his turn, Jhonas steps forward, holding a bottle of wine, and answers the Elf's question, "You wanted to know if I was with Vadalis, right? Naw, I'm not, but Erye Night sure is a beauty, ain't she? I even got her second hand, in fact; offa some Karrn a while back. I understand there's a weddin' going on and I'd like to offer my best wishes, seein' as how I'm here and all. Course, I didn't come empty handed. I got this wine, one of the better local varieties, I think."

    Jhonas offers the wine to the Elf and leans forward a bit, [COLOR=Blue]"One other thing... I heard you say something about a test of skill for the groom. Well, being an old soldier, maybe I can offer something that at least appears to be a challenge. Course I know there's no way, I'd be bestin' a true Valenar warrior,"[COLOR] Jhonas says with a wink and a sideways smile. He stands up straight and gets ready to walk through the gate.

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    Carver peers quizicly at Jhonas for a moment before he notices the line he just cut in front of. "Oh, dear me good sir, I appologize profusely. I have never been to one of these weddings before, and did not realize it was customary to wait in line to attend one." He offers his hand to Jhonas "I am Carver Banderelli*, pleasure to meet you. Do you attend weddings often?"

    *Banderelli is a somewhat common gnome last name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bront
    He offers his hand to Jhonas "I am Carver Banderelli*, pleasure to meet you. Do you attend weddings often?"
    Jhonas grins and shakes Carver's hand. "Pleasure to meet you Carver, my name's Jhonas Fastwind. Honestly, this is the first Elven wedding I've ever been near. As for customs, don't sweat it. Banderelli's Gnomish, ain't it? You from Zil..." His voice trails off as he notices the impatient expression on the faces of the Elves at the gate and those further back in line. He turns back to Carver and smiles, "Maybe we should wait until we get inside to finish our introductions."

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    Quote Originally Posted by reedu21
    Jhonas grins and shakes Carver's hand. "Pleasure to meet you Carver, my name's Jhonas Fastwind. Honestly, this is the first Elven wedding I've ever been near. As for customs, don't sweat it. Banderelli's Gnomish, ain't it? You from Zil..." His voice trails off as he notices the impatient expression on the faces of the Elves at the gate and those further back in line. He turns back to Carver and smiles, "Maybe we should wait until we get inside to finish our introductions."
    Carver nods to Jhonas and waits patiently.

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