For several weeks, excitement has been building in Kenabres—-Armase is coming! Traditionally an opportunity for scholars and priests to come together to study the lessons of history from wars past, since Aroden’s death, this holy day has become more about training commoners in weaponry, choosing squires, and ordaining new priests. Over time, Armasse has grown to encompass jousting competitions, mock duels, battle reenactments, and other festivial events. In Kenabres, the festival (which takes place on 16 Arodus) is eagerly anticipated, for it provides distractions from the horrors of being on the front line of the war. Smiles on faces normally marred by downcast eyes and furrowed brows do wonders for city morale in the weeks leading up to the event.
Armasse is a citywide celebration, but the majority of the event, including its jousting matches and other entertainments, takes place at Clydwell Plaza, just west of the cathedral. It is here that the campaign begins, with the adventurers in attendance near the cathedral’s façade—-you have been lucky enough to get good spots to observe the opening ceremonies at noon.
This is where the fifth crusade has its beginnings…
Meta You have all traveled some distance to join the crusade, or maybe you are returning home. You should have your highest starting gold (no rich parents please) to purchase your adventure gear before the campaign begins. There will be plenty of treasure to match the blood.