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"The gods have given you a path forward, a place you hope can finally give you what you seek.
Some days you worry you’ll never make it there at all."


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Name: Feldspar
Animal: Elephant

Choose 2 you try to be:
  • Healthy
  • Reflective
And 2 you've given up on:
  • Unobtrusive
  • Patient
Choose 3-4 To Describe Your Look:
  • Sturdy walking stick
  • Frayed gloves
  • Slightly inaccurate map of the area
  • The bare minimum needed to get by.



A god or omen instructed you to pack your bags and travel somewhere very far from the land you called home. Choose 2 rumors or stories you’ve heard about this place, and 1 that is actually true:
  • You seek where the gods taught artists the secret of creation, and nothing can compare to the objects made there. It is a furnace or a workshop.
  • You seek a place at the very edge of the world, where nothing lies beyond it. It is a desert or a mirror.
  • You seek where the countless small and forgotten gods are loudest and clearest. It is a hallow or a graveyard.



Choose the sign of your faith. Tell the table why you believe it’ll never lead you astray.
  • A book of poetry, with passages so powerful that their very existence is a miracle. It is a memoir of the living memory of my people put to verse. These are the songs of matriarchs who have seen war, and birth and death in one breath, and the confluence of all things. One may be wrong. All of them in concert cannot be.



Asking:
  • Orthal: What is it about you that makes me comfortable telling you my doubts?
  • Shamal: What do you know about the place that I seek, that I haven’t yet grasped?
  • Tellsy: What is it about you that makes me comfortable telling you my doubts?
  • Juno: How did you save me when my inexperience tripped me up?
Answering:
  • Orthal (How did you help me when I felt like no one else would?): I needled you with queries and forward curiosity. Other kith may have sensed your guarded nature and given you space - I didn't. It may have been borderline-rude, and you hated it at first. But it was a small glimmer of catharsis in the end.
  • Shamal (Why won't you ever dance with me?): The rituals of my people used to be performed with choreographed movements and steps. I'm terrified that within a carefree dance, I will replicate some of those steps by accident.
  • Tellsy (Why are you so patient with me?): Once I might not have been, but travel has softened me. For someone who is constantly fretting about the destination of their journey, it's pleasant to surround myself with those who remind me to take pleasure in the journey and its little absurdities as well.
  • Juno (Why does my firefly like you so much?): It's my voice - but only when I recite poetry and verse from the large book I carry around. I'm unsure if it understands the words, but I must sound calmer, or more at peace, when I read from these old lines.




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Some things I can always doRecite a small prayer.
Chatter away.
Shield yourself from harsh conditions.
Place your fate in improbable coincidence, and have it work out.
Ask: “Do you think we’ll make it?”
Say: “Lead the way.” They get a token if they do.
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The Dancer
"Your inner fire is a song in your heart, not a voice in your head. The world will not quiet you."

"You are alive. Your care is intense, vocal, and full of light."


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Name: Shamal
Pronouns: he/him
Animal: A Lively Animal (jerboa)

Choose 2 you are:
  • Upbeat
  • Generous
And 2 you wish you were better at being:
  • Focused
  • Beautiful
Choose 3-4 To Describe Your Look:
  • Loose-fitting pants
  • Bandage-wrapped feet
  • Stylized mask
  • A gleam in your eye


Choose 3 dances you will gladly dance:
  • A dance you dance with the small and forgotten gods, to earn luck and wisdom.
  • A dance you dance with all the winds in the sky, to invite the weather to change.
  • A dance you dance with an unfamiliar place, to listen and befriend.
And 1 you'll never dance again:
  • A dance you dance with the deepest dark, to bridge the gates of life and death


Choose 1 you teach to anyone who wants to learn:
  • A soft and gentle reed flute, snatched from the North Wind God himself.
And 1 you'll only ever dance to alone:
  • A battered iron handpan drum, forged by a cheerful friend you miss terribly.


Asking:
  • Orthal: Why did I come with you when we left home?
  • Feldspar: Why won't you ever dance with me?
  • Tellsy: When was the last time we stayed up all night to watch the sunrise?
Answering:
  • I earned Orthal's Trust by: Playing harmony to the melody he plays on his horn.
  • I know that the place Feldspar seeks: Is not confined to a single geographic location.
  • I got off on the wrong foot with Tobira by: Seeing her shadow creep up on me out of the corner of my eye and thinking it was her.
  • I showed Tellsy that: Ordinary things are worth singing and dancing about. Maybe they're the most worth singing and dancing about.




OTHERSome Things You Can Always Do:
  • Dance idly.
  • Laugh and smile.
  • Leap up on top of something.
  • Give a song to those around you.
  • Ask: "Will you dance a dance with me?"
  • Ask: "Do you want to be my friend?" They get a token if they say yes.

During Each Seasonal Holiday, Choose 1 You Haven't Chosen Before:

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"Life is an adventure, and there’s never shame in learning new things. You are alive. Your care is silly, naive, and more profound than most expect."


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Name: Tellsy
Animal: Rabbit
Pronouns: She / Her

Choose 2 you are:
  • Lovable
  • Funny
Choose 2 you're worried you're actually not:
  • Talented
  • Brave
Describe your look:
  • Noble Attire
  • Flower Behind Your Ear
  • A Complete Lack of Foresight

Choose 2 that are true about you
  • Most people you meet around here don’t make any sense to you. The place you are from is a wilderness or a metropolis.
  • You grew up familiar with chaos and disorganization. The place you are from is a maelstrom or a market.

And 1 that everyone assumes is true:
  • You were spoiled rotten as a kid. The place you are from is a palace or a garden.

Choose 1 you carry with you:
  • A purse full of valuables that can buy basically anything you want, obtained through your noble birth.
Choose 1 you're confident is around here somewhere. Tell the tale about them:
  • A beautiful golden brooch, gifted by your proper parents.

My father dug it up by accident, when digging us a new burrow on the market garden's site. He told me to try and find the owner of it, but I didn't really try very hard. My parents took it off me then, and didn't give it back until I left home.



Asking:
  • Feldspar - (Why are you so patient with me?) Once I might not have been, but travel has softened me. For someone who is constantly fretting about the destination of their journey, it's pleasant to surround myself with those who remind me to take pleasure in the journey and its little absurdities as well.
  • Shamal - (What did you show me, that no one else could?): Ordinary things are worth singing and dancing about. Maybe they're the most worth singing and dancing about.
  • Juno - (How did you help me get out of my old home?): Wouldn't say I helped, as such - more lost my patience. My gramma always said 'You can't help kith that won't help themselves', and I relayed that piece of wisdom to you. A little more sharply than intended, I confess. You saw the sense in it, though, and after that - you helped yourself.
  • Ilden (What do I say that you’ve gotten so tired of?): You have told me to relax and have fun so many times that I can see it in your face when you're about to tell me again, and I cut you off before you can actually say it aloud.

Answering:
  • Feldspar (What is it about you that makes me comfortable telling you my doubts?): With large ears, I must be a good listener, right? Actually, I tend to talk without thinking, so whatever answer or advice I give you, it will always be from the heart. Where a happy slant is needed on something sad, I'm always there.
  • Shamal (When was the last time we stayed up all night to watch the sunrise?): I don't recall doing this yet! We should totally add it to the bucket-list. Dance and joke the night away, and then watch a morning's miracle, yes!
  • Juno (What did I show you that you didn’t want to see?): The smokes! I've got an addictive personality, and now that I've seen them... all I want to do is try them! Would people still love me if I smell like tobacco though? So, what you've really shown me is that I am still obsessed with mundane things, and still have a lot of growing to do as far as wisdom is concerned.
  • Ilden (When did I realize I could trust you?): When I returned a letter to you that had got lost, blown away in the wind, and it was still unopened.

Some things you can always do:
  • Meander around.
  • Give great advice.
  • Give terrible advice.
  • Do something that’s actually pretty funny.
  • Ask: “But why?”
  • Ask: “What’s going on?” They get a token if they help explain.



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"It is easy to get lost in the darkness and the deep. The firefly at your side will always guide the way. You are alive. Your care is forward-thinking, mutual, and shining bright."


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Name: Juno
Animal: A Steady Animal (Bezoar Ibex)
Pronouns: She / Her

Choose 2 you try to be:
  • Endlessly Patient
  • Consistently Correct
And 2 you know you can't be:
  • Always Positive
  • Enough
Choose 3-4 to desccribe your look:
  • Warm And Comfortable Gloves
  • Box Of Medical Supplies
  • Small And Practical Knife
  • Book Of Small Rituals



You have a firefly, your companion that stays by your side no matter what. They sleep during the day and light up at night. They are luminescent. Choose 1-2 to describe how you met:
  • The two of you grew up together. They are caring.
  • You found them in a place of death and pain, and rescued them. They are dead, and you're not sure they're really a firefly.

Choose 1 light that you still keep lit and 1 that died out long ago. Tell the table about them.
  • Wisp, a small and forgotten many-faced god who is in love with your firefly. I don't know where this thing came from but it started following me around a while back. Sometimes I think it's given up and moved on, and then - there it is again. Means no harm, I suppose. I don't have the heart to chase it off for good.
  • A pack of smokes that reminds you of sitting on a porch with your poetic love. I don't know why I still carry these things around. Don't know why I haven't just smoked 'em already. Guess it just never feels like the right time.



Asking:
  • Tellsy: What did I show you that you didn’t want to see?
  • Feldspar: Why does my firefly like you so much?

Answering:
  • Feldspar (How did you save me when my inexperience tripped me up?): Not all those little mountain villages have caught up with the times. You weren't to know - but you were making kith uncomfortable asking about the locked doors and the paint on the walls. Lucky I could smooth things over, and the few of us in town who celebrated it had a fair Candlefeast all by ourselves. Quietly.
  • Tellsy (How did you help me get out of my old home?): Wouldn't say I helped, as such - more lost my patience. My gramma always said 'You can't help kith that won't help themselves', and I relayed that piece of wisdom to you. A little more sharply than intended, I confess. You saw the sense in it, though, and after that - you helped yourself.




Some things you can always do:
  • Shrug.
  • Pet your firefly.
  • Illuminate all that is hard to see.
  • Keep walking.
  • Say: “Watch your step.”
  • Ask: “Do you need a hand?” They get a token if they help explain.





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"Carrier moths travel across the Haeth, bringing news, letters, and tiny boxes. You wander the land, keeping an eye on these moths and their towers. You are alive. Your care is consistent, prompt, and in small packages."


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Name: Ilden (she/her)
Animal: Hedgehog

Choose 2 you are:
  • Curious
  • Studious
And 2 you aren't:
  • Calm
  • Blunt
Choose 3-4 To Describe Your Look:
  • Small reading glasses
  • Ink-stained gloves
  • Satchel full of papers
  • Sense you're in over your head.



Choose 3 letters or packages you carry... ...and where they're going:
  • A wax-sealed love letter... for a cheerful young rabbit who just moved to a big city.
  • A summons from the King of the Floating Mountain... ...for a shrewish and witchy crone deep in the Miremuck Swamp.
  • A basket of homemade candies... ...for a cheerful old farmer with a big family.



Choose two things you carry with you at all times and tell the table about them:
  • A walking song, taught to me by an adventurous buddy you used to travel with.
  • A decoder for the secret Moth-Tending cipher, gifted by your imaginative mentor.

I have always loved the moths, since I was the tiniest of hedgehogs, and would talk incessantly about how I would one day follow them across the Haeth. My mentor was a dreamer, a philosopher, a spinner of tales, while I was frazzled, disorganized and perpetually worried I was late to deliver my letters and packages. When he gifted me the decoder the day I departed his company, he reminded me not just to carry tales and wonders from place to place, but to find my own tales and wonders in those places. I am not always good at remembering his advice.

My adventurous buddy was a frog. He had a new song for every day. In all the time we traveled together, I never heard the same song twice. I asked him once where he had learned all his songs. He told me that he learned one song from another friend and the rest sprung from that song in his heart. He gave me a song in hopes that more songs would spring from it in my own heart.



Asking:
  • Tellsy: When did I realize I could trust you? When I returned a letter to you that had got lost, blown away in the wind, and it was still unopened.
  • Fuzen: What is it about my job that so appeals to you?
Answering:
  • Tellsy: What do I say that you’ve gotten so tired of? You have told me to relax and have fun so many times that I can see it in your face when you're about to tell me again, and I cut you off before you can actually say it aloud.
  • Fuzen: Why do I call you my only friend? Because I know the truth of one of your crimes. I understand why it happened, and I haven't judged you. I've promised not to tell anyone the secret without your permission.




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Some things I can always doWrite something down on a piece of paper.
Tell everyone what phase the moon is in now.
Follow the moths.
Fidget.
Say: "I have a letter for you!" They get a token if they accept the letter.
Ask: "Have you heard the news?"

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"The world's taken everything from you, beat down on your shoulders, and given you an aching heart. Some people think you're a criminal, or a monster. You know what you are. You are alive. Your care is invisible, cautious, and unimaginably deep."


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Name: Fuzen (he/him)
Animal: Rat

Choose 2 you are:
  • Cheat
  • Thief
And 2 you aren't:
  • Monster
  • Hero
Choose 3-4 To Describe Your Look:
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Black cloak
  • A quick word and a sharp jab



Choose 2 crimes you've been falsely accused:
  • Draft-dodging
  • Betraying The Cause
And 2 you're actually guilty of:
  • Killing a prison warden
  • Lying under oath



Choose 1 you carry with you:
  • Your shadow, which moves of its own volition. There was the time when I was cursed by a witch after I stole a couple of potions from her. She was meaning to stun me, but it turned out she was an amateur...thus, the wrong spell was cast. I started to see ghosts, wraiths, and other ghastly apparitions. I also started to sleep by day and stay awake by night, with my dreams full of vivid, overwrought drama. Finally, my shadow went on journeys by itself! Being a shadow, I can't ask where it goes, but I'd rather not know...
And 1 that's been stolen from you:
  • A beautiful necklace you acquired from an ambitious noble. 'Tis a simple story. I stole, and somebody else stole from me. It's what you'd expect if you've slept in a tavern ran by the vulture mafia.



Asking:
  • Ilden: Why do I call you my only friend?
  • Feldspar: What do I still have to do to earn your trust?
Answering:
  • Ilden: What is it about my job that so appeals to you? I've relied a lot on moth-tenders to, ehm...plot schemes and such. Ahhhh, I really appreciate the reliability...without moth-tenders, my adventuring would be a lot harder.



Some things you can always do:
  • Be somewhere you're not supposed to be.
  • Have something you're not supposed to have.
  • Mutter something you're not supposed to say.
  • Lie.
  • Say: "I have a bad feeling about this."
  • Ask: "Do you trust me?" They get a token if they say yes.


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