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Heart of Fire

The Festival of Fire is the largest festival in Elen. For a whole week, all Oryms must recharge the heart of fire with their magic in order to be able to benefit from it during the following year. In addition to this great magical ritual, there are many other activities for the Oryms to enjoy: food stands, game stands, art exhibitions, etc. The whole city is in celebration, even the priests take the opportunity to make long prayers for the Ents who are trying to recover the heart of fire.
— Chapter 4 of The Everglowing Adventure, Trynsys
 

The Great Battle of Spirits and the Creation of the Oryms

This work is extracted from the Book of Social Science, chapter on Tarath and the Heart of fire

The heart of fire is a large fire-red gem that was built by the Ents from their sap. This gem was created to nourish Tarath, the mother tree of Elen. The gem remained in the tree until the great battle of the Spirits. This battle pitted Elen's Ents against the spirits that came through many portals. It was during this battle that the heart of fire disappeared. The Ents chose to go to the spirit world to retrieve the stolen gem. To protect Tarath and Elen in their absence, Oakenlimb, the king of the Ents, took one of its branches and breathed life into it. The Oryms were born to protect Tarath and Elen.  

The Several Legends of the Heart of Fire

This work is extracted from the Book of Social Science, chapter on Tarath and the Heart of fire

The myth of the Heart of Fire makes Tarath and Elen sacred to the Oryms. The manner in which the Heart of Fire disappeared is subject to different beliefs among the Oryms. Some believe that the Heart would have become Nuna, the greatest of the 4 dancing stars, others believe that it would be in the world of the Spirits, etc. All the major myths related to the disappearance of the Heart of Fire are recorded in the Great Book of Remembrance. This book records all the ideas related to the disappearance of the Heart in order to increase the chances of recovering it.
Disappearance of the Heart of Fire Measured as a percentage of the population
 
  • Theft by the spirits: 82.7%
  • Consume by the forest: 8.8%
  • Theft by Baccanos: 6.6%
  • Transformation into Nuna: 1.5%
  • Other minor believes: 0.4%

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