Action by Ellyn for The Doomsayer's Throne(Public Action, OOC Date: April 2, 2019, 4:51 p.m.)
Ellyn will be holding a vigil for the allied races of human, hearthlings, and dwarves who died in battle and were left behind when the elves set sail for the new world. She has sought High Priest Deoca's permission for the vigil to be held within the graveyard of Thelos, in partnership with the Priesthood of Glanor. She seeks to gather the elven kind together in an endeavor to show compassion, humility and empathy of Baridon's grief over the loss of his other children. She will speak at the vigil about the importance of showing respect for all that have passed and to point out what is notably missing. There are no markers, no memorials, no tributes to those races left behind as if elven kind might erase the history and knowledge of the sins of their past. Knowledge that should not be forgotten no matter how pernicious. As a token she will also be making simple black arm bands of mourning to pass out for those who wish to wear them as a show of mourning and faith.
Lord Heir Rigoth Morinen will be helping in organizing the vigil, getting people to where they need to be, setting up candles or props or whatever is needed around the vigil site, and contributing silver to the needs of the vigil. He will also be on hand to take part in the vigil itself as well as give a few words if needed.
Boros and the Priesthood of Garwen will be on hand to help those Elves that attend to confess their transgression and the responsibility they have for the lost lives of their allies.
Alethia Reid, honoring the Lord of her house as well as her patron Brundir and the lost races of the old continent, will contribute to the Graveyard ritual by ranging out a little further around Khelgar, into the stark snowy peaks, and for a few days she will painstakingly collect little chips of diamond and precious stones, raw and uncut, from the deposits she has seen. These little raw gems will be intended for each elf that attends the Vigil, to at one point bring forward and assemble into the paired constellations, elusive and often absent in the real night sky, of the abandoned mortal races. At the end of the Vigil, elves will each take a different stone back with them, symbolizing a united undertaking.
In full support of Ellyn's proposal, High Priest Deoca will organize the Priesthood of Glanor to select an appropriate place in the Thelos Graveyard for the comission and dedication of a monument to our fallen allies. The site will be specially prepared and blessed, with Glanor's priests on hand for the vigil. In due time, artisan's submissions for a monument wil be compared until a final design can be selected, constructed, and installed with a special event when that time comes.
Thorin Aenorr will spread the word amongst elves he meets, making sure they saw High Lord Ellyn Reid's proclamation. He'd also contribute trade goods such as candles, cloth, or whatever else is needed in the organization of the event. At the vigil itself, he would mill about, talking with those gathered about their lost siblings-in-arms, telling stories, remembering the best of them.
Asa will offer to sing some songs about the other races, along with songs about remembering those that have passed. In addition to that, she has brought little sprigs of rosemary to hand out to those that attend the vigil. As a sign of remembrance.
The fate of the allied races is something that has hung heavy around Relios' neck for 5 decades now, and he thinks on them often. He will be attending Asa's vigil, and so for this one will be providing several written memories of his time serving along side the other races, bleeding with them on the battlefield. He will specifically call out their names, reminding everyone of who they were, so they are not forgotten.
Though Ember cannot be there in person, she is still very supportive of this idea and is wishing to show the spirit of cooperation between the Lorandi and Faenor. Thus, resources are donated to High Lord Ellyn and the Temple of Glanor to make sure they have everything they need in advance of the vigil.
Within the graveyard of Thelos, High Lord Ellyn Reid and High Priest Deoca set up a vigil and memorial to be help for the fallen allied races. Human, hearthling and dwarves. The ceremony speaks to the importance of showing respect to those who have returned to the wheel. She points out also that there are no markers or memorials of those left behind and that their memories should not be forgotten. Deoca unveils a monument that has been commissioned in the likeness of a Human a dwarf and a hearthling to reside as a marker within the graveyard of the fallen allies. It is very well received.
Priestess Asa performs a few sentimental songs about the races that were left behind. The tunes evoke wonderful memories for those were were perhaps close to the allies, remembering their strengths and the way they enriched the lives of the elves. The turne goes on to be very popular around Thelos for a few weeks. High Priest Boros sets up a quiet secluded location within the graveyard and encourages those who are feeling guild to come and confess their transgressions and discuss the responsibility they have for the lost lives of their allies. The line gets fairly long but the High Priest of Garwen diligently stays and listens to and councils every single one. Alethia does her part by traveling deep into the woods and caverns outside Khelgar to collect chips of diamonds and sapphires. At the vigil itself, she arranges the gemstones like constellations of the other races in remembrance. She offers up the gemstones as a mark of a united effort to seek forgiveness.
Lord Heir Rigoth does his part at the vigil to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, his charm falls a little short and his words of support for Baridon fall flat. When word of Lord Heir Relios' war stories begin to make the rounds, the crowd seems less than intrigued by them. His details and exquisite memory are appreciated, but without the Lord Heir there himself to deliver the message, it is not very well received. Someone mentions that Lady Ember of the Lorandi Kinship sends along some resources silver to see that the vigil goes off without a hitch. Though those in attendance murmur back and forth that perhaps the Golden Elves have gotten a little cheap when it comes to supporting another Kinship's efforts.
Lord Thorin takes an approach that appeals to the Faenor's empathy. Which, for those who know the Faenor intimately, know how disastrous such an approach might be. As he speaks to them about considering now Baridon must feel about the other races, the best they can do is look at him strangely.
All in all, the Vigil was a success. The Faenor are praised for their efforts in appeasing Baridon and especially in acknowledging and beginning to right the wrongs that put them in this position to begin with.