A dragons breath in the Mists
Changeling Holidays Pennons: October 4th
Pennons is a festival aimed at the warriors of Fae society, celebrating the martial prowess of the Kithain. The festivities include jousting, mock armed and unarmed combats and combat against chimerical beasts. Its name comes from custom of bestowing a king’s pennons — flags marked with royal crests — upon the festival’s champions, who are given the right to fly them for one year. Artisans, especially musicians find Pennons particularly rewarding: bards and troubadours compose songs on the spot, singing praises to the heroes of the various events; along with storytellers, they engage in competitions of impromptu song and storytelling — where, instead of the traditional presentation, two or more performers directly interact with each other, answering and reacting to the other’s performance. The goal is to leave the opponent stumped, or to impress the audience enough with one’s skill and improvisational ability. The winners of these musical and tale duels are chosen by crowd acclamation.