The Great Blooming Physical / Metaphysical Law in Costrus | World Anvil

The Great Blooming

Fields of Colour

The Great blooming is a miraculous event that occurs during when a full moon rises on the summer solstice. This occurs about every 20years. The event is marked with a feast that ends before sundown and when dusk falls people walk out into the glowing fields. Flowers that normally do not glow, take on more mana during this event and it changes their physiology. Many wildflowers take on healing properties that can be used by the average citizen and methods to preserve this effect have been passed down in every settlement near a field that glows.

by RandoScorpio via MidJourney

Drawing a Crowd


Kilerth Hold will usually see an increase in tourism from the upperclass during the event. Boasting stunning views over rolling meadows and fields the small city is close to Silverkeep and those who wish to flaunt their wealth will travel just to be seen spending money, despite a similar view being available from the capital.

Due to it's growing popularity as a travel destination the city has invested in creating spas using water heated by the nearby mountain, and building large and lavish inns for the affluent. There are those who now travel to Kilerth annually instead of just for the Great Blooming.


The Great Blooming will draw almost every mage to a small settlement or village in order to collect rare versions of plants, or to areas where rare plants are known to bloom. The effects of the moon phase during the solstice has an amplifying effect on almost all plants and mushrooms of Costrus. Depending on their needs mages begin their travel plans for the solstice by the spring equinox in order to end up where the plants they need will be.

This couldn't have come soon enough. We ran out of our healing preserves 6 years ago. I guess we'll have to work quicker this year to gather more.
— An eager villager
You'll know when it's ready to take them off the heat. The moment they begin to change colour is when you shock them in cold water.
— Learning preservation methods


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