Writing Exercise: The Celebration of Satinalia
Hey guys! It's that time of the year again, and whatever we may celebrate or believe, I thought it might be fun to celebrate the holiday spirit with some RP! Of course, this is optional, but it is a nice way to explore some aspects of your character(s), flex your writing muscles, and just have fun!
There's no real corresponding holiday in Thedas, but Satinalia seems the most fitting, and should give everyone a great deal of freedom since there are many different ways to celebrate. According to the Dragon Age: Origin's Collector's edition books this is the information:
Satinalia: In many places, this holiday - once dedicated to the Old Goddess of chaos, Zazikel, but now attributed more to the Second Moon, Satina - is still accompanied by wild celebration. Celebrants wear masks and lose their inhibitions, and they place the town fool as ruler for a day. In Antiva (Antiva City in particular), this festival lasts for a week or more, followed by a week of fasting. In more pious areas, this holiday is now marked by large feasts and gift giving.
The exercise is this, choose a time period in your character's life. It can be past, present, or even possible future. Write a scene that centers around this holiday and how they celebrate (or even how they don't celebrate it). You can feel free to hit up fellow RPers to scene together, or even start a celebration at the Keep for others to reply to. Just leave your scenes and stories in comments to this post. I'm looking forward to reading them all! And Happy Holidays :)