A Gift To The Gods

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Angel Dowden

 "It is a mystery to all members of the Arch College, the single day of the winter where all of the snow mysteriously melts before sunrise, the ice thaws, and in the capital city of Lenil, it feels as though it's Midsummer.But no one is old enough to remember when it was different. But odder still, is a single flower, which not only blooms during this very sunrise, but begins to glow, and shed iridescent dust exists only on this day, grown in the courtyards of the capital city. As such, a ceremony developed around this single day.At dusk, the Empress will pick a single flower from the courtyard, and walk it to the royal dock, where she releases it, as it glides softly into the calm waves.This event is supposed to represent the rebirth of spring, the celebration of the life god, and an Empire wide prayer for calm skies, and docile seas."   (Note: That bird is a symbol of Alianna's empire, it's a phoenix-esque bird, which when it dies, instead of burning to ashes, it crumbles into dead roots, and then sprouts a flower, which when it completes it's blooming cycle, an egg forms, that hatches into a new bird. It's inclusion into the ceremony was accidental, but eventually began to make sense, as the bird is considered a messenger from the life god himself. )   Empress Alianna again, this time performing one of her more mystical duties, as dictates the cultural norm.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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