Gathering Day

“It begins with a meal. A big meal. A meal to end all other meals. A vast cornucopia of meats, potatoes, fish, noodles. Things from a grill, from the oven, from the freezer, whatever. This happens as a late lunch. What follows this meal is a championship tournament, a series of physical games to test the participants. Games might be combats — two Lost in a boxing ring, two Lost battling it out on a rotting log over raging rapids. Games sometimes manifest as sporting events: brutal games of football and lacrosse or events performed Olympic style. Competitions go from the simple (throw this stone, whoever throws it the farthest wins) to the complex (hurl these logs up through that window, then climb up the side of the house into the window, and chop those logs into splinters with a camping hatchet, whoever finishes the pile first is the winner). All changelings are invited to participate, though some perhaps accurately declare that it’s really just an event where the Iron Spear likes to make an example of the physical prowess held by its courtiers. The effects of competing are fairly straightforward: win a game, gain a Glamour point. Lose a game, lose a Glamour point.”


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Gathering Day

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