Changelings in Paris
Embers to Ashes
The morning after the first snowfall they build a bonfire. At noon, when the bonfire is at it’s highest point, the Winter Court invites every citizen of the freehold to burn a single object. Some freeholders write letters to mortals who will never read them, or confessions that will never be read. These join other symbolic items on the blazing heap. By nightfall, the fire’s been reduced to dull coals; at midnight, the coals are cold ash. Courtiers spend the rest of the night burying most of it.