LitFest Tour Thursday April 30th 2020: Spirit Valley of Kuruk

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the mysterious region of the Spirit Valley of Kuruk, home of the Bears, and the children known as the Grizzly Cubs.

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Once there was a brave bear who did a terrible thing. So bad was this thing that the gods were shocked and cursed him by turning his heart to ice and disfiguring him into a monstrous Yeti.

But the Yeti’s new form became so big and powerful that he started to eat all others in the valley. The Bear tribes called upon the gods who sent the spirits of the rock to aid them. Eventually the Yeti was defeated and turned into stone now known as the Chenoo Rock which stands in the centre of the valley.

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Since then the bears have left their warrior past and become dedicated to worship the memory of the Rock spirits.

Things to See:

Kuruk is a role play region. The story, and indeed the region itself may undergo change as the play progresses. Look carefully, then look again!

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall

The spiral must be walked with careful attention during the ceremony, but at other times it serves for talk, food, or for teaching. The elder shaman is about to start cooking dinner and his youngest apprentice shall be sent forth!

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to Ponder:

Two tribal leaders discussing the law or perhaps they are warriors rich markings on their fur?

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall

What do the banners mark?

Do not venture beyond the well trodden paths or you may find a fire cave and many many human skulls.

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Judi Newall

LitFest Information

Usually, tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands. But today we will be meeting at the Spirit Valley of Kuruk.

We encourage people who join the Tours to write about the Fairelands we visit. We would love it if you would share your work by submitting your story or poem! All pieces will be posted online with others inspired by this region. You retain creative ownership of works shared.

The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Spirit Valley of Kuruk, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, some pieces may be recorded (with your permission) by Fantasy Faire Radio. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please let us know on your submission.

Submit your writing by e-mail to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com

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