Holidays and Traditions

Holidays across Muunfel vary with the people. There are some regional variants that all center around the same idea but which are attributed to different gods. For example, a spring thaw festival over most of the continent celebrates the children of the earth god Kuro and their stewardship over plants and animals. However, in Rutan, the harsh desert nation, the same festival is held in honor of the god of storms, Elias, in the hopes that he will bring them plentiful rains.

Most people will have a low key celebration of the New Year on the first of Queen’s Eyes. It celebrates another cycle in the passing of time, and a new beginning. The Fae celebrate it for nine days, some for an excuse to party and others for their respect of the cycle.

Some other holidays found throughout Muunfel:

  • Korvasin has a Festival Day on the birthday of the reigning monarch, though it is mostly celebrated in the cities – more rural folk will actually prepare all year to bring some of their produce into more populated areas to sell.
  • Korvasin also shares a holiday with the Fae, in remembrance of the battle in which a previous king oversaw the maiming of a previous Una of the Fae. It is a somber day of reflection.
  • In Rutan, there is a three-day celebration of the formation of the Rebel Kingdom, one day for each of three key figures in the success of the rebellion: Aaron and Leah Stride, spies for the rebels, and Vale Rutan Galen, the first king of Rutan.
  • Genfierz celebrates the birthday of one of its most prominent inventors: James Mercy, the innovator of steam power. His contribution to the mainstream importance of invention is honored all over the country.

Kuro’s Temple

Kuro, the god of earth, is the only god among the Four Elemental Stewards who no longer has a temple in his name. It was located in the mountain range now known as Arella’s mountains, forming the northern border of Korvasin and Rutan. When the mountain range was abruptly expanded to divide the south from the north, the temple was destroyed by the shifting rocks. The Titan of earth, Liera, lives in the mountains, and Kuro has long since accepted the loss of his temple.

Pantheon Spotlight: The Four

The Four are the gods of the four elements: Water, Fire, Air, and Earth. Each of these gods has a titan of the same element, gifts from Nature itself for their stewardship. The Four and their titans have begotten several notable demigods, some of which I will list here.

Cora, god of water, and her titan Purin

  • Naia, patron of rivers and lakes
  • Vorin, patron of fish and sea
  • Helban, patron of the deep
  • Tetro, patron of voyagers

Matton, god of fire, and his titan Basa

  • Edra, patron of scorched sands

Sil, god of air, and her titan Vant

  • Mervena, patron of fell wind

Kuro, god of earth, and his titan Liera

  • Yarrow, patron of trees and flowers
  • Xepher, patron of animals
  • Fiorebell, patron of plants and growth (deceased)

Kuro(god of earth) and Basa(titan of fire)

  • Ulain, patron of volcanoes