It is time for the spring Festival of Agron. This is a time of great rejoicing and merriment throughout the land. And thus, heralds wander the countryside announcing that this year the festival will take place in Inalia, the capital of the mighty lands of Frichosia. This is the first meeting of the dukes with the new high king, King Sydosi. All of the great houses are thought to be attending this year to discuss with the king and their respective dukes the issues concerning them over the last couple years. K. Sydosi is said to be planning quite the festivities. The harbours will be full of ships and it is thought there will be fireworks.
The dukes are bringing their entourages with them over great distances:
Duke Anahad is bringing gnomish wizards and dwarven guards to show that Iskast is still a rich and formidable ally.
Duke Rajyras is bringing elven warriors, priests and poets with him to show the masses of the glory of St. Cuthbert.
The great Duke Rezohodo is bringing his mightiest guards from the front lines to show the strength of Undjask is as grand as ever.
Duke Voragate brings with him the many variety of creatures to show that he is truly master of the lands of Sondassa. This is the first time a contingent of halflings will leave their desert to travel to the foreign lands for the festival.
Our characters find themselves entering the massive city, heading towards their quarters. Each duke has a residence within the city walls. They vary in distance from the castle, in the order of time as members of the Kingdom. Sondassa’s house is large and well furnished but quite close to the outside walls. Small tent cities have cropped up around the city proper due to the large number of people attempting to visit the city.
Commerce is bustling and in your time around town you hear the merchants talking with men and women with strange accents. You are told that many of them are from Cheolia. Rumors have already started to spread about their possible desire to join the kingdom. Their manor of dress show them to be from another environment but you also notice that the people of Inalia attempting to emulate their clothes. It also becomes apparent where the custom of dueling stems from. Frichosians did it rarely but with great justification, but it appears as though the Cheolians threaten dueling with the slightest provocation. And their champions are masters with a blade.
The great summit of dukes will commence the day after tomorrow and this is where we will start.