The Gloom of Echtra: Updates

Saturday, 30th April
Wake The Dragon

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The children, the Guardians, and travelers from beyond the Mists in the Faire joined together to reawaken the Dragon of Time and restore health and happiness to the land.

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There were tribute stones for the charity of giving was just one way of helping restore the Dragon of Time to its proper state. But there was more to it than that, for they would sing, tell stories of summer and winter, siblings, and life to warm the Dragon’s Heart.

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The First sigil appeared quickly showing that our efforts were not in vain nor our sacrifices wasted.

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The crowd, lured by the excellent Bard Zander Greene, began to grow and soon a second sigil appeared.

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As more tribute was given and stories were shared the more magic began to fill the frozen salt cave where the dragon slumbered.

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Soon the Third and Fourth sigils appeared in rapid succession as stories and tribute flowed into the mystic stones and towards the Frozen Dragon. Once again all the wood burned away leaving only stone, but the fire continued to burn without any fuel beyond our hopes and magic.

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The warmth filled the cavern melting the icy barriers covering the salt and giving everyone hope. They were also very hopeful that the dragon would be friendly and not hungry after its long slumber.

The Guardians told them not to fear, that the dragon would be full of the joy and warmth that they were feeding him and the tribute would appease him. The Final sigil appeared after 100,000 gold pieces had been paid in tribute to restoring the Dragon.

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With the Final sigil in place the Dragons heart would now begin to be warmed, but we would not do this deed alone. Reunited in the air above the bonfire, the Winter Prince and the Summer Princess were finally reunited in elation and relief.

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The Gloom that had consumed the Grey Prince had been nearly washed free of him and he once again resembled the Winter Prince. But the healing was not done yet. The Dragon of Time needed to be restored.

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With the overwhelming power of their tearful reunion and the memories flowing through everyone powering the stones, the Dragon of Time soon breathed again. Time had been restored to the land and the long dreary Gloom was over.

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The Sun returned to Echtra and the clouds parted. The Children saw their realm in the warm light for the first time in what could have been centuries.

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They extended their thanks to everyone who helped them throughout their many trials. In total over 125,000 was tributed to raising the Dragon, 52,000+ to restoring the Summer Princess, and 20,000 to Summoing the Grey Prince before we knew he was truly the Winter Prince. With the donations made to other RP vendors the Children of Echtra managed to raise over 210,000 through sharing their stories.

Thank you all for joining us in this endeavor. We could not have done it without your aid. May the winds always be fair, and the Earth steady beneath your feet, travelers.

 

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