Mitgardian winters, are very cold. So all the rivers turn into ice. This means, no more trading and fishing with ships. No more swimming and cleaning clothes in the water and so on. So it’s a great happening when the ice starts melting. So when the water finally reaches the Melting-Pillar, it means the winter is officially over.
The people of Ondylion celebrate this with the Melting Festival. Lots of food and games! And not to forget, an old tradition. Each year when the festival starts, the children put little ships they’ve made into the River. To please the gods for the safety of all men on the River for the coming year.
Children putting their boats into the water.
The water reaching the Melting-Pillar
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Edited by Ecclesiastes, 14 February 2012 - 11:11 PM.