Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
Taking place on the first day of Conqueror’s Month, this holiday celebrates Oron he Conciliator’s entry into Elweir three hundred years ago. The main feature of Oron’s March is a parade that runs along the Prince’s Roads. Prince Summerset, as all of his predecessors have done, finances the parade; the common people judge how well the Prince rules by the extravagance of his parade.
Minstrels, jugglers, and other entertainers march at the front of the parade; at the center are a troupe of actors performing the role of Oron and his generals; and at the end is the current Prince, Prince Summerset, and his retinue. to truly win the love of the people the Prince must arrange for marchers to throw candies and sweetmeats into the crowd. If the Prince fails to impress, onlookers shout catcalls at him and throw rotten vegetables and fruit. Some past Princes have attempted to skimp on the parade and use the city guard to stop the abuse, but none have truly succeeded because the guardsmen have as much of a sweet tooth as anyone else.
Return to Holidays