[tab][/tab][tab][/tab][tab][/tab]of Things Left Too Long Buried
Participants: Aristocles, Pavo, Raven, sir Georgios, Maia grogs aplenty, too drank to do anything (just the magi and companions)
[tab][/tab]Fall. The time of harvest, the time of festivals, when grapes and olives and summer wheat are brought in and the days grow short. After the long, dry heat the first autumn rains bring relief and respite from the daily toils. It is a good opportunity to take a breather, to feast and drink, make merry and sleep under the stars.
[tab][/tab] Late September, and the mountains still don the sway of summer, even though the few early rains gave new greening to the slopes. The rivers that are at their lowest will soon overflow when October the rain month enters. For now though it is the time of the trout and the tiny Vlach village of Litoniavista is famed for its trout fair. Situated on the western slopes of Tymfi, the villagers of this settlement move down the mountain to their side of the valley, and in a cleared space near the river they hold a day of feasting in honor of the tasty fish. This local affair brings forth people from surrounding villages, including Konita, and sometimes travelers from the former imperial outpost of Aristi or even Ioannina join the festivities. Monks from the two nearby monasteries come with packs and small barrels, to sell wine, pungent cheese and honey of their own making, or a sacred hagiography or two.
[tab][/tab] Several of the covenfolk are excited, mainly for a chance to buy a late season gift or trinket, and have gotten permission to make the trek and participate. Some magi think that they too should take part in the festivities, to learn more about their new home and its people, and who knows maybe they will find something interesting in the process. Most though go for the cheap wine and well seasoned trout dishes available. You make a party and gather in front of the rotunda on this Friday morning and have the teamsters take you down the mountain.....