The Solorius Festival - 2009-12-12
Hear ye! Hear ye! All of Atreia's inhabitants are invited to join in the Solorius Festival, a monumental celebration to honor the previous year's ascended Daevas and their service to humanity.
The Solorius Festival is not only one of the year's most anticipated events, but also one of the oldest. Its origin dates back to before the Cataclysm. It is a festival of communion, sharing, and appreciation. Wealth and status are set aside each year as families make diligent preparations in advance to honor the ascended. Many Atreians travel to a capital city to immerse themselves in the festivities.
This year holds many new delights during the holiday:
When regular musical instruments are not enough to convey the sentiments of the season, there's only one thing to do: Make the instruments larger! To ensure that the hymns and celebrations of the holiday are heard far and wide, a large piano has been built in each of the capital cities: Sanctum and Pandaemonium. Gather up with your friends and play a holiday masterpiece! Since the weight of a person is needed to produce any sound at all on these grandiose instruments, organization is essential to achieve a sonata of sound rather than a calamity of cacophony.
Pay a visit to the world-renowned bakers of Sanctum and Pandaemonium. Few rival their baking, and while many have attempted to copy their delicious recipes throughout the years, no one has yet succeeded. If your taste buds long for a slice of seasonal cake, the bake shops will be open and plying their wares throughout the entire festival.
The Shugos have mastered Solorius. They know every way to make a Kinah from it. While the items they sell were probably mass-produced in an Eltnen workshop, don't let that fact drive the fun out of enjoying their Solorius goods! Buying a few holiday items raises everyone's Solorius spirits. Make sure to strike up a conversation should you spot a Shugo dressed in red for the season. The curiosities he sells will only be available during the festival!
There are many ways to celebrate this year. The Solorius Festival is after all about appreciation, and we appreciate you!
The Aion Community Team