The Lunar Festival is upon us soon and it is something that everyone on Azeroth is familiar with!
It’s most associated with the Druids in Moonglade, but it makes sense the Festival would also be celebrated among others who recognise Mu’sha and who are not druids (Tauren for example) - or Druids who are not of the Cenarion Circle (perhaps Lun’alai, Zandalari) as well as Cenarion Circle Druids who identify as Horde (Tauren, Troll, Highmountain etc).
With that in mind, I’d like to invite everyone to a very much Tauren approach to the festival for a small ceremony to be held in Bloodhoof Village on the 10th February.
It will be a chance to celebrate the festival for one night through a Tauren’s perspective, It will be a balanced approach that would keep it open and applicable to any who would like to attend (before perhaps moving on to Moonglade for the big celebrations and market with Vashava’s event which looks amazing!).
The details are:
Location: Bloodhoof Village.
Time: 20:30 realm time.
Date: 10th February 2021
This will be a chance to socialise before and after the ceremony itself and get to know others before we all move on to celebrate the festival however we want! (Don’t forget Moonglade!).
There’s a little bit you may need to know beforehand for the ceremony (so as not to panic on the night - there would be no reason to anyway).
As you are invited to begin the ceremony, you will be offered a leather scroll and a number of different coloured paints to choose from.
Each paint has a different meaning / symbolism. These are detailed below;
Paint colour meanings
Red paint for strength and stability.
Orange paint for vitality and energy.
Green paint for health and endurance.
White paint for protection.
Blue paint for peace and serenity.
You will also be asked to read aloud only one of the positive changes you would like to bring about. I mention it here as depending on numbers, this could take a while (or be very quick depending on how many people are attending), so if you wanted to have something in mind ready before we get to that part of the ceremony where you will read that aloud, feel free.
To close everything down, we will be setting off some fireworks (or you will!), so if you would like to set off some fireworks when invited at the end, you would be welcome to.
If anyone would like to do anything on the side before the ceremony begins or even after (such as selling Kodo’s for example or similar), you’d be welcome to (the ceremony I can see lasting for approx 30 to 40 minutes - maybe a bit longer depending on numbers).
After the ceremony has finished Bloodhoof Village can be a place to catch up and socialise, whatever suits you best.
There is nothing officially organised and if everyone wants to sit and have an informal pow wow with a peace pipe, I’m hoping it will be a relaxed atmosphere.
Was quite a read, but hopefully we will see a few of you there!
Notified side events:
The Tauwahe will offer a small rodeo/ridecontest for those who try to stay on the back of the great, the geistful, the giant, the glorious Kodo the longest!
Times for event are: 19:30 - 20:20
The Spiritwood will be offering eight of our attendees (any race - we’d also love more but we don’t want to spend too long on something that is light-hearted), to participate in the totem throwing competition.
It’s nice and easy, three rounds in total and each round has individuals put into a pair to compete against one another (for example, round 1 has four pairs, round 2 has two pairs and round 3 just one).
Each participant in their pair does a /roll 30 when its their turn to throw a totem. You will then both throw the totem in turn and do your emote (highest number throws the furthest).
Each round it will be the best out of three for each pair.
Winners of each round move on to fight the winner of another pair, until in the third and final round, we have our winner and Totem Champion!
Sign ups on the night, first come first signed up. Can have a waiting list also!
We’ll do it 15 to 20 mins after the ceremony has finished.
Hope all that made sense!