- Event Details:
While Lily often frequented events held by civilized folk to get a feel of what their lives were like this was still a first. Most events happened inside of the cities, with lots of lights in the streets and festive colours and whatnot. They were opportunities for the stonedwellers to transform their settlements into bright and festive locations, and also to have fun without having to move too far away from their homes. The christmas event had been like that, and while the valentine's event had encouraged a bit more travelling through the city the basic idea had been the same.
This time, however, the event was completely disconnected from the city, or at least was outside of it. Instead everybody was heading for where the earth met the waters, where they removed most of their clothes and basked in the sun. Given that most civilized folk couldn't gain energy from pure sunlight Lily assumed that they just enjoyed the sensation even if it didn't nourish them the way plants would have benefited from it. Speaking of which, these locations were largely bereft of plants: instead of dirt there was lots of sand. Of course, not every meeting of earth and water had to involve plants, but she wondered why the stonedwellers would choose locations without plants. Was it to make it easier to feel the sun?
Regardless, she was here to experience this event as well, and this time she had someone from the guild with her. Octavia, who she hadn't really spoken to before, but who seemed like a nice person and also was interested in going to the beach. She'd asked Basin if ze wanted to come as well, but the earth guardian had made it clear that ze couldn't see much use in participating in this event, and that Lily could go and have fun on her own. Basin would instead spend some time reading up on some of the stuff Meliora Vitae had been working on recently. It was always a bit funny to watch an animated boulder pour over text, especially since ze needed to be extremely careful when turning pages or picking up scrolls, but it was important work and Lily appreciated that Basin would take care of it while she was partaking in another event of the civilized folk.
Lily herself was dressed the same as always, as her dress was made of leafs and an extension of herself. Stepping onto the beach she looked around with wide-eyed curiosity, seeing the absolutely humongous amount of people who were enjoying the weather with this beach party. It was interesting to see all the stonedwellers, who otherwise went through such lengths to cover most of their bodies, instead seemed to be doing their best to flaunt as much of it as possible without showing their most private parts. She wiggled her toes to feel the warm sand as she slowly walked forward, ears twitching as she heard the sound of various activities. Some people were tossing a ball about, others were eating a lot of food, yet others were out on the waters and standing on top of floating pieces of strange material which she was pretty sure wasn't either stone or wood, if only because stone didn't float like that.
"Octavia, do you know that those people are doing?" She turned towards her guildmate and pointed towards the surfers. "It looks very interesting, but I've never seen it before." The dryad looked at the blue-haired woman with pure curiosity and naivety, although she also looked excited to learn something new about the civilized folk.