The Midsummer Fashion Splash-On
Come one, come all! Come at once, or not at all! Tis time, hear my call! For the Midsummer International Fashion Parade and Ball!The Midsummer Fashion Splash-On is a staple summer event in Soniuch Zan, starting eight days prior to the summer solstice and ending at lunch of the following day. It is a celebration of fashion, theatre, artwork, and colour, and sweeps across the entirety of the gnomish nation in a fever-dream of delights. Each day contains a number of events designed for audience participation alongside showcases of creative works, interactive exhibits, and workshops. Judges for the varying events - such as the themed fashion walks or the Midsummer International Fashion Parade and Ball that takes place on the final day - keep track of particularly standout creatives, and score them according to an increasingly obscure list of criteria. Those who put on particularly entertaining showings throughout the event - particularly those involved in the fashion industry, due to the event's name and sponsors - are welcomed into the highest echelons of Midsummer Fashion Nobility. The final day is best known of all for the explosions of colour that erupt. It is when, colours in hand, visitors and citizenry alike are encouraged to spread as much colour and life throughout the nation as possible, decorating it in a chaotic mess of rainbows and lights - and the stories that emerge from this chaos are, in a word, legendary.
I met my adventuring group there, after I saw them punting their sorcerer and they saw me riding the firesnake!