A rousing and wondrous display of pageantry and celebration as the citizens of Stormstead and her allies gathered to recognize the spirit of the village founding. The village was well decorated for the occasion and a gathering took place at the Crafter’s Dock to begin the parade. Wanton Aime led the procession after adorning himself with bright costume and plumage per the village symbol, the hearty and unassuming swallow. Julian Kor’me of the Gnome Depot, Orliene of the Bathhouse and Hope of the Medica, as well as Keth of the Moei Asing joined in the parade procession and followed their intrepid leader. Wanton coursed his way through the village foot paths and wooden decking, up the hill past the Gnome Depot and the Title Wave, over to the Governor’s hut and around the bend past the Medica to the Salty Swallow. All along the way stopping to observe the good name of Stormstead and offer insight into the various points of interest. Also noting how Stormstead remains high and dry amid both conflict and the seasonal weather.
The final stop of the parade route was the fishing dock below the infamous bath house. The denizens gathered together for food, imbibed drinks and games. There were some grand finale fireworks on display and an appearance and address by Governor Aaron Guile!
Governor Guiles good words:
“Another year has come to pass! And Stormstead is alive and thriving! Unlike myself!” (ghost humor) “Good evening all, good evening! This is-oh, I do believe our second celebration of Founder’s Day, though it was twelve years ago we settled here from Mystara. We built this village from a tent city and into the foundations ripped from the earth and ships we sailed upon. And though we have been set back many a time, always does Stormstead rebuild itself bigger and better.”
And then the Governor offered a toast: “To many more years of Stormstead. Stormstead stands!” Everyone in attendance cheered and the evening concluded peacefully. May peace continue to rule over all of Stormstead! Stormstead stands!
– Julian Kor’me – Shalan’ti traders guild and Stormstead citizen