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Winds from the East
Hearthside's Midwinter Event
The winds are shifting, the old Sentinel on the Cliffs says.
No longer do they come from the west, cooled from
Beyond the lake, but from the eastern sands, rushing
Down the Hearth and howling with pain.
An unnatural storm is settling over the basin of Hearthside. The winds that drive from the south-west over
the Droves have begun to cease, fought by a new rival, driving down from the highest reaches of the Hearth, tasting
of sand and scorching heat and burning rock. High over the heads of all but the Northern Cliffs, the western winds
wrestle unusual cloud formations and cooler weather for the basin, lending slight reprieve to the drying plains.
From the mountainside, the foraging animals follow the wind and the cool down the dried river’s path. Groundlings
and weavers alike leave their underground caverns in the cliffs and scrounge for heftier earnings in the greener
pastures of Hearthside. Sentinels, blessed with a sudden abundance of food, welcome the stilling of winds in the
Droves. But from the mountainside, the hungry animals follow the same path into Hearthside – the scavenging
hounds and terrible birds – to feast on a new, unprotected bounty.
Beware the eastern winds, the old Sentinel on the Cliffs says.
Beware the cry of the hungry Desert, and the scream of the
Monsters that hide beneath angry wind and terrible sand.
Beware the beasts that eat and eat and eat.
Calendar of Events:
 Running of the Groundlings – January 18 - January 31
 Weavers’ Tales – January 18 - January 31
 From the Hearth – January 18 - January 30
 Eastern Winds Bring – January 18 - January 30
 Sentinels Speed Flatsale – January 25
 Sentinels Flaffle – January 27 - January 30
 Advertising Contest – January 18 - January 31