- Event Stuff:
It was that time again. Festivals were scattered all over Fiore and possibly the world to celebrate the changing of seasons. This time for the coming of fall. The harvest theme was everywhere, kids were donning costumes, and there were enough tricks and treats for all. Like before for the summer festival, a certain summoner and God of Ishgar wanted to take part in the festivities. Normally she would have been away from civilization in general or just not even be thinking about such a thing as partying and silly games, but the last one she attended was fun. Weird in a way actually, but still fun. And so it was all set up. The woman had picked a location where a festival had been set up for the locals and traveled there to have some fun. This time she didn't make the mistake of taking the wrong turn and getting lost. No. She knew right where to go! Which given the location was quite concerning if it had been done purposely.
It occurred to Samira at some point that she didn't want to attend the festival alone like she had planned before. Things were made more interesting because of the pair of mages she had encountered along the way. Inviting them to the newest festival made sense, right? Yes, yes it did. And so invitations were sent! One to the Wizard Saint of Courage where her apple bobbing skills may be needed once more! Not really actually since there were no apple bobbing games that she was aware of, but Samira made sure to make her company and appearance in this festival seem super important in that letter! It was a mission! A mission to entertain Samira and have some fun for herself as well! Provided she attended, of course. Leona was probably a very busy person much like herself. But that didn't mean they couldn't be busy people together! In a developing bond of friendship through festival!
The other letter was sent to Ruvel, the God of Resilience! Who really should have been the god of ridiculously hard to get a hold of if you weren't on the list of super important people. From what Samira recalled before he was in a sort of hiding and out of the public eye. Getting him to come to a festival was going to be a challenge with the high possibility of him not attending even if he did receive the letter. Speaking of, that paper of importance took quite a deal of effort to get sent. Rather than mail it normally, or through Samira's cheating mail portal from a past job, she had to have her spirits figure out a way to get it to him. If anything were going to get to Ruvel it would have to get through his own summons first to do it. And so, that mission was left to her spirits. As far as she knew, they completed it somehow, someway, after some time of figuring out where even those summons were and getting there. That or they just lied to her about being successful. There was a 50/50 chance for either side to be what really happened. Regardless, the letter for him was inviting him to attend the festival like the last one so he could get another chance to have some fun instead of being hidden away wherever he was. The poor boy needed to get out more. It also wouldn't hurt for him to bond more with herself and Leona so he could add some additional friends.
Actually, Samira going through all of that was probably her own spirits telling her that she needed more friends. Well, they were probably right. Those were pretty few so she may as well take the time to enjoy the festival with others before she goes back to being herself. It was going to be grand! It was going to be fun! It was going to be... set up around a haunted castle? A haunted castle that at one point she was trapped in and everything inside it wanted to eat her and her soul. Samira still had no idea what happened to the other girl that was with her at the time. Probably still trapped in there somewhere. Lost. Wailing. Being tortured. Dead. Yeah, she was probably dead. Well! It was a good thing the festival was set up outside the castle instead of inside it. That made it okay and safe, right? The locals seemed to think so.
The lights of the festival could be seen far and wide as nighttime approached, and the music rang in the air. Decorations were everywhere with various attractions set up all around, taking up all the available space that there was, besides what was intentionally left there for the crowd to get through of course. Samira herself was looking at the various shop stalls near the festival's entrance while she waited for Leona and Ruvel to show up, if they showed up at all. Like before she was dressed differently than usual, wearing a dress for the abnormal occasion. Unlike before, it wasn't a color that represented the change of seasons. Looking like a pumpkin was not on her agenda ever. Regardless, she should have been easy to find while she busied herself with buying some trinkets as souvenirs. Or perhaps the two recipients of her invitations would become distracted with other things before finding her. Who knew what could happen with this haunted castle party.
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